Saturday, June 27, 2015

June 2015 - Ipsy Glam Bag Beauty Subscription Review

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Ipsy is one of the inexpensive beauty bag sample subscriptions. You receive 4-5 deluxe sample size or full size products each month. The cost is $10 US (+ $4.95 shipping to Canada). 

Ipsy is generally make-up products with a mix of skincare, nail polish, and hair products based on a beauty profile you complete. There is usually 12-18 products that are selected from each month! You can view your "glam room" online that tells you all the products you will receive each month. You also receive a make-up bag each month with your products.

Ipsy always ships out in it's signature pink mailer:

Ahhh... I think this explains why my bag was so late this month! Must have been stopped at the border for inspection! Here is a look at the June Ipsy Bag:

The theme for this month is "Swim into Beauty" - Salt in the air, sand in our hair. Cue the lifeguards because summer will be 5 times the fun when you dive into these beauty must-haves for June. Ipsy does not include a product card, instead you log into your account and view everything online.

I have to start with the bag, did anyone else think from this photo that the bag was going to be waterproof?

I was super excited about a waterproof bag - and then I tested it and realized that it was not! Boo - it does have a liner inside which is nice. It's not my favorite bag, but it's not bad! 

Here is a look at the products I received:

Be Fine Cucumber Facial Mask ~ sample size 1 oz for $6.25 (full size is 4 oz for $25). Exactly what the skin craves during the warmer months, our Cucumber Cooling Mask revitalizes, repairs and rejuvenates the complexion. Cucumber Extract removes dead skin cells while soothing and tightening the skin. Pomegranate Extract, which is loaded with antioxidants, helps repair the skin and keeps it looking its youngest. Watermelon Extract reduces the break down of DNA in skin cells while keeping them hydrated.
When I opened my bag, this mask was the only thing I could smell. It's not a bad thing though, it smells sooo good! Just like cucumbers! This is a quick mask - you put on a thin layer and rinse off in 5 minutes. I loved it and thought it was a lot easier to rinse off than most clay based masks! 

Glamierre Flat Top Concealer Brush ~ $12.95 (on sale currently for $5.95). Sun Spots, Blemishes, or Small Imperfections? The mini Flat works great with liquid concealer from the dense bristles; the liquid goes on your face and not into the bristles. The flat top gives all over, even coverage.

This is a nice, soft brush! Sadly, I just bought a new brush set with a concealer brush so I actually traded this with a co-worker for another item (I will show you this at the end of the post!)

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer ~ sample size 0.25 oz for $11 (full size 1 oz for $44). The silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants smooths and perfects skin, while the unique formula supports natural collagen and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish. 
I have never tried this primer before, and I am looking forward to using it!! It is a cult favorite so I am happy to try it! 

TreStiQue Mini Shadow Crayon "Pink Pearl" ~ $10.67 (full size is 3 minis for $32). This amazing 12 hour eye shadow has customizable color that you can build from a subtle wash to intense vibrancy. It’s also super blendable with a crease free, smooth finish.
I prefer solid eyeshadow to a crayon, so I think I am going to pass this item on! 

Formula X Nail Polish in "Power Source" ~ sample size 0.13 oz for $4.23 (full size is 0.4 oz for $13). Make sparks fly in this charismatic hot coral pink nail polish. Formula X Power Source is a universally flattering shade delivered in a patented No Compromise formula for xtraordinary color, xceptional performance, and xtra long-lasting shine. Infused with ShineXcel™, a luminescent ingredient that enhances color and overall brilliance. 
I was expecting a full size nail polish, but I don't mind getting smaller sizes because I have so many polishes to get through! "Power Source" is described as a hot coral color. 

In total, I received 5 products (1 full size), with a total value of $45.10. This is a great value and I thought this bag had a great mixture of items. I was pretty happy with everything! There was a couple things I would not use but I will pass them on to someone who will like them! 

I also got a few other goodies this month:

Also, this month I cashed in a few points (250) for this:

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels ~ 1 set for $2.75 (full size is 8 sets for $30). When you're run down and stressed out, the delicate skin under your eyes really takes a beating, resulting in puffiness, dark circles and premature wrinkling. In just ten minutes, this cooling transdermal gel patch infuses the eye area with highly potent actives and Icelandic glacial water to firm, tone, brighten and reduce the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles. Eyes are revived, soothed and rejuvenated.
I love eye gels so I was happy to use some points to try this brand!!! 

So, I traded the concealer brush with a co-worker for:

Ofra Cosmetics Turquoise Eyeliner ~ full size $13. This Turquoise Eyeliner is a gorgeous color that applies smoothly and lingers with a velvety finish. Not only is this pencil perfect in complimenting your eye makeup, it can also be used as a bold lip liner. The creativity is completely in your hands!
I actually don't usually love bright colors, but this looks awesome and will be great for easy summer liner looks! Bold liner is super trendy right now! 

And, I was also really jealous that there was sheet masks this month and I didn't get them, so I swapped some different products for the set of 3 sheets masks:

BioRepublic Sheet Mask Trio ~ 3 masks for $14.95. Life is full of surprises and our skin is no exception! Each BioRepublic sheet mask offers a targeted 15-minute solution guaranteed to help you navigate even your most treacherous skin dilemmas. Packing over half a bottle of potent serum in every mask and loaded with active botanicals, these express facial treatments deliver the vital hydration and nutrients your skin needs to maintain its natural glow. What’s more, all BioRepublic SkinCare products are 100% cruelty free and use materials that are either biodegradable or recyclable, so your conscience will feel as relieved as your complexion.

If you would like to view my past Ipsy reviews, you can go here; and, if you are interested in signing up for Ipsy, I would love it if you used my referral code here:

What did you get in this month's Ipsy bag? What did you think of this month's bag?

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