Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag (July 2013)

After seeing Tracy and Stephanie of Eleventh Gorgeous month after month prefer Ipsy Glam Bag to Birchbox, I decided to give Ipsy a try since it's only $10 a month and you get large samples and sometimes full-sized samples of beauty products.

I got my first bag last month (see a picture here) of all full-size products. Last month wasn't all that "me." I gave the super sparkly eye shadow palette to my friend Jackie since she loves being sparkly. 

This month's theme is Beach Beauty, and even though some of the products are not full-size, they're all beauty products that I'm really excited to use. For the month of July, I received:
♥ Benefit's BeneTint (full size $30, sample $8ish)
♥ POP Beauty's Pouty Pop Crayon in Coral Crush (6 for $25, one is $4)
♥ BH Cosmetics' California Collection Eye Shadow Palette (full palette $7, sample $2ish)
♥ Coola's Mineral Sunscreen / Tinted Moisturizer (full size $36, sample $8ish)
♥ Big Sexy Hair's Weatherproof Spray (full size $19, sample $12ish)

What's great about the Glam Bag is that the products inside are worth more than $10. July's bag was worth about $34!

Here are mini reviews of the products:

Benefit's BeneTint

This is a really lovely lip and cheek stain. It's subtle at first, but can be built up for a rosier glow. I'm definitely going to use this on my cheeks since I love having soft rosy cheeks. I haven't tried it on my lips, but probably won't since I love using the Revlon lip stains so much.

POP's Pouty Pop Crayon in Coral Crush

You know I love lip crayons and this one is really nice. It goes on smoothly and the color is bright and pigmented. It doesn't smell like anything, which isn't good or bad, but thought I would let you know. The only downside is that when I have chapped lips it shows every crack and crevice. I still like it though and will use it often.

BH Cosmetics' California Collection Eye Shadow Palette

This palette is tiny, but it would work well for traveling since it's so light. The colors are really pretty since they're subtly metallic. I especially like the brown and the gold. The eye shadows aren't that pigmented, but they are build-able. I'll definitely be using these shadows for everyday use.

Coola's Mineral Sunscreen / Tinted Moisturizer

I only tried this once, but do like it. It's smooth, smells fresh, and feels really hydrating on my skin. Since it's a tinted sunscreen / moisturizer and not a foundation it doesn't cover that well, but it does even things out a little. I like this tinted moisturizer, but will most likely use my Garnier B.B. Cream instead.

Big Sexy Hair's Weatherproof Spray

I'm not into hairspray, but was interested to try it out since I get crazy frizz in the summertime. This hairspray smells amazing (kind of floral-like) and it did tone down the frizz a bit. I didn't use it all day though. The only problem is that it's a little greasy on my hair, which isn't good since my hair is already oily,and after it dries my hair was somewhat crunchy. I like the idea of this, but probably won't use it that much. 

Do you get a Glam Bag?
Which of these products do you use?

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  1. I'm always really intrigued by these boxes, but I never end up going for them beause I'm worried I'll end up with things I don't want. But the Ipsy bags seem to consistently contain samples I would actually use - plus you can't beat the price! I'm thinking of trying them out when I'm back home in the fall.

    1. You definitely should! So far I've interesting items, and if I happen to get things I don't like I can always give them to a friend.

  2. Really interesting content! To be honest I haven´t never try such a bag in my life :) Thanks for introducing!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  3. I very like cosmetics Benefit for make-up :) Very interesting products ;)

    I follow you beautiful blog. I hope you will follow me back and I will wait for you in my blog

  4. i love that lip tint, and the gold and purple eye shadows!

  5. These subscription things always intrigue me xD Been loving Benefit cosmetics lately, and that tint is such a lovely color! I also need to try something for summer hair frizz, but I've got fairly oily hair myself... Hmm...

    1. If I ever find something that battles the frizz but doesn't make my hair oily I'll let you know!

  6. i love the color of the beauty crayon lip tint, it's so perfect! i never really wear any other color besides light pink, but i have been thinking of a little darker tones lately!

    lindsey louise

    1. You should definitely try some new colors! It can be so fun!

  7. Must say u got really good products in this months bag..
    Keep in touch

  8. Benetint is one of my go-to products. I end up buying it again and again!

    1. Good to know! I've heard great things about BeneTint and Benefit Cosmetics!

  9. What great things! Looks like a great mix of goodies.

  10. Nice! you did well with this collection of beauties!!

  11. how awesome! I'd love to get something like this, I just had a squizz at their FAQ and it looks like it's only to USA addresses, bummer! Might have to google if there is something like that in OZ :)

  12. it seems like a good idea, thanks for sharing! I really like your blog the way, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?
    kisses and have a nice day,

  13. um, what a great deal!!! you scored big with this special package Sara, like a bounty of rad stuff is what. i adore beauty products and fun hair care - this pouch is filled with all of that and more! not sure how they make this up for such a discounted rate but who the heck cares, it's something that thrills us girls to no end. ♥


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