Thursday, July 24, 2014

ipsy July 2014

My first ipsy bag has arrived!
Just like I do with the birchboxes, I'll post the spoilers and how I feel about them prior to receiving the box first, and then I'll post photos and my overall review of the box.

ipsy July 2014 spoilers

- The Bag: It's cute and appears like it might be made out of some type of waterproof material, but it will probably be something I pass off to a younger girl.
- bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15: This is something I'm really excited to try! Everyone that gets an ipsy bag this month was either getting this or a ready eyeshadow, and I'm kind of glad I got this- I already know how I feel about their eyeshadows, but this is an entirely new product to me. Apparently we can receive either Divine Wine or Barely Nude, and I'm really hoping for the latter.
- Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass: Let me put it this way- I've already told my sister-in-law that she will probably be receiving this when I come down to San Diego in August.
- Faith Aromatherapy Citrus-Ginger Anti-Oxidant Body Lotion: I like the idea of Aromatherapy as a body lotion, and the description says this could help with concentration, so I guess we'll see!
- POP Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer: I'm not really one to mess with Bronzers, but if this isn't too dark for my skintone, I'll give it a shot!
- Pur-lisse pur-protect essential daily moisturizer spf 30: I've heard good things about this brand, but have never tried it. Now I will!

Ipsy July 2014

I really loved opening my mailbox and seeing this bright pink package!

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Here's the bag. When I was seeing reviews around the internet, I thought "what a cheap looking bag!". But it's way cuter in person. It still feels kind of cheap, but I only plan on keeping the ones I like the most, and passing along the others. For now, I've made this my "work bag" that I keep stuff in that I like to have out at my desk (feminine hygiene products, a couple lipglosses/balms, a foundation, and my keys), and I'll probably do that with all of these bags, just so I can actually use them for awhile to see how I like them. But I have a little girl cousin that might really like this one, so we'll see!

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I really did enjoy this little detail on the zipper. I love things like this.

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All of my products! And, yes, they do all fit inside the bag. I noticed that some people's do some months, and others don't, but this month, mine all did. 

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bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Divine Wine
Meet the next generation in eyeshadow: creamy, long-wearing color meets exceptional skincare benefits and Broad Spectrum SPF protection. Chock-full of skin-loving ingredients, this breakthrough product delivers 5 benefits in one luxurious formula.
How To Use: Smooth on with paddle applicator and blend with fingertips or your preferred brush. Repeat for added intensity. Wear alone or under your favorite eyecolors for multidimensional effects.
How It Works: Benefits: 12-hour long-wearing color, supercharged primer, powerful brightening benefits, smoothes the appearance of fine lines, and protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Will I Use It?: I have tried this already. It's not as dark as it appears on the swatch, especially once it's blended out. It's an okay color on it's own, but not really for me. I'll probably be layering this under other colors.
I will say that I didn't notice any creasing with this, and the color stayed true for me throughout the day. I've read reviews of people saying otherwise, but that's not my experience. 

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Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass in Cherry
All day color that will kick some SASS! That’s right, we said it. Tints & Sass is the only head turning lip and cheek stain that gives you fail proof color every time! The non-drying formula lasts all day, even after a power lunch and yoga session, and was created to accommodate every second of a gal's busy schedule. 
How to Use: The gentle and lightweight formula feels like it's barely there, unlike heavy lipsticks and rouges. The soft tipped applicator makes it ridiculously easy to swipe onto lips and the apples of the cheeks, creating a natural yet unforgettably sexy glow.
How It Works: 
Smells like delicious cherries! Formulated to not only stay put all day, but it's also absolutely irresistible and keeps the boys coming back for more; Check out the non-drip and spill proof bottle, because there is nothing worse than staining anything other than your gorgeous lips and cheeks; and Want a more dramatic look? Layer Tints & Sass to transform that dewy color to a red-hot siren lip with rosier cheeks. (Remember: Blend with your fingers while wet to smooth out the color.) 

Will I Use It?: Well... I'm really nervous about this product. I'm not really one for tints and stuff like this, and the color is slightly intimidating to me. I will try it, but, most likely, this will travel with me to San Diego next month and I'll be giving it to my sister-in-law. 

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Faith Aromatherapy Citrus-Ginger Anti-Oxidant Body Lotion
A daily body lotion that softens your skin and locks in moisture while preventing environmental oxidation. The light citrus-ginger uplifts the senses, balances digestion, and increases positivity.
How To Use: For best results, apply in the morning or evening after bathing and exfoliation. May be used on the face for normal/dry skin types.
How It Works: This body lotion is absorbent and softens your skin to lock in moisture while preventing environmental oxidation with Faith’s Cell DNA Protection Complex. The light citrus-ginger essential oil fragrance blend not only softens the skin, but also aids in concentration, uplifts the senses, and fights free radical damage. 
Will I Use It?: I will definitely add this to my growing collection of sample lotions! However, something in this just doesn't agree with me, scent-wise. It has almost a citrusy-feet type smell (does anyone else know what I'm talking about when I say feet smell?). It could be the ginger. I definitely won't be using this on my face, but I will give it a shot for a body lotion.

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POP Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer
How To Use: POP your skills: Gently buff pigments onto apples of cheeks & cheekbones, forehead, jaw line & bridge of the nose. Blend until seamless. Swoop gently over eyelids for a no-fuss eye defining effect. 
How It Works: This radiance enhancing bronze glow delivers a soft honey beamed hue, adding warmth and a sun kissed lift to complexion. 
Will I Use It?: I used this a couple of times, and I think it imparts a nice glow to my skin. I have to be really, really careful with bronzers, because I am so fair, but I think this is a nice one to add to my small bronzer collection. It's also really pretty blended into the crease of my eye to deepen out some of my more natural eye looks. 

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pur~lisse pur~protect essential daily moisturizer spf 30
Recently featured in Vogue as Editor’s Favorite Summer Sun Product,this anti-aging moisturizer has SPF 30 built-in, so you’ll get extra protection for incidental sun exposure. You’ll love the lightweight, yet nourishing, texture. Plus, it doesn’t leave skin with a white tint, so you can use with or without makeup. This moisturizer dries down to a healthy glow, and is perfect for sensitive skin. 
How To Use: After cleansing skin, apply liberally. The most effective use is 30 minutes before sun exposure.
How It Works: Stay protected with pure flower power. Pur~lisse's unique peptide complex, Lotus Lupine 5, and Hydra-Shield Complex, offers superior full-spectrum sun protection in a light weight nourishing moisturizer. Skin is pampered and protected against premature aging caused by the day's rays. 
Will I Use It?: I've used this a couple of times, and it does sink in super fast, and didn't seem overly greasy on my skin. For a facial sunscreen, that is definitely a win!

Overall, my first ipsy bag is a win for me! I wasn't jumping up and down for anything specifically, but it's nicely curated, and all of the products seem to fit my profile.

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