Well it is nearly the end of July so of course I'm just now writing my July Ipsy reveal, and tacking on the review into one post! I don't know what has been up with me lately but I have just been letting the waking up at 6am thing just make me lazy. I'm done with that! I am writing this blog just to get me going, screw that I'm posting it after Beauty Wise Wednesday! I'll get this out and then I'll get back on track!So here we go, the July Ipsy bag!!
This month the bag is a tube like, clear pink latex bag with "Ipsy ...Beauty by you" printed on the front in white. I really like this bag, seems like a great bag to put in a beach bag because it is slightly water proof.
Product #1: Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof 1.4 oz... $5.99 on e-bay.com
Coupon: save $5 off a purchase of $25 more at Ulta.com
Product Description: Humidity resistant spray
First impression: I'm pretty excited about this. As a girl with curly hair I am very aware of the slightest bit of humidity in the air and I'm always trying new products to fight the frizz when my hair is curly or straight!
Review: I honestly only used this product once but I did like it. I put my hair up ( with no other products in it) and just sprayed my hair with this and it did great at reducing frizz in my hair. The only thing I think I would do differently next time is, working the product into my hair a little bit because when I sprayed it on just like hair spray it left my hair just the slightest bit crispy (that I was able to remedy by running my finger through it)
Product #2: BH cosmetics the California Collection "sample" pallet $9.99 on E-bay buy it now.
Coupon: 10% off the California collection at bhcosmetics.com (basically only $7)
Product Description: Three eye shadows samples: Hollywood; a deep purple (I used in my crease), San Francisco ( a golden brown) and Malibu (golden)
First Impression: I was pretty excited about these color, they are right up my ally being slightly neutral but the purple is a great pop of color for my greenish eyes.
Review: Once again I of course love all three colors! they have great pigment and make a great everyday look! I have mostly work the Malibu as a all over lid color and the Hollywood in my crease. (*note: my friend didn't think the Hollywood was very pigmented on her first swatch)
Product #3: Coola mineral sunscreen/ tinted moisturizer .23oz... 1.7oz is $36 so per my talent in math this sample is worth $7.50 (yikes pricey)
Coupon: 30% off any purchase at Coolasuncare.com
Product description: organic mineral sunscreen/ tinted moisturizer in Rose essence SPF 20
First Impression: I have heard about this product in a couple of YouTube videos so I'm excited about trying it out.
Review: I actually never tried out this product despite being in the sun a few days. It is such a small sample I feel like I should save for some special occasion (like I have any) but overall I know I wouldn't purchase this product because of the price.
Product # 4: Demeter Salt Air roll on perfume .290z $10 on their website
Coupon: 20% off any purchase at demeterfragrance.com
Product Description: From their website: "Imagine a perfect sea breeze on the perfect beach at your favorite tropical island."
First impression: I wasn't sure what I thought of this scent when I first opened it. My friend mentioned she thought it smelled like soap.
Review: I don't think I'm too impressed with this perfume. First of all I don't really know what to think about the scent so I had Mat smell it and he didn't like it at all. Second even if I did like the smell I don't think it really is something people can smell on you unless they get all up close and personal. This will be a give away product for me.
Product #5: Pop beauty pouty pop crayon in Fuchsia Flirt .1oz $4.16 0n their website ( the 6 pack is $25)
Coupon: 20% off popbeautycosmetics.com
Product description: a lip gloss in a light pink tint in a twist up pencil form.
First impression: I was so excited to get this! I am still experimenting with lip products and I love trying new things.
Review: I like the product it's self a lot. It goes on very smoothly and has great pigment. The only downside is the color. I'm just not sure about it. It's a pretty pale pink and I'm not sure if I can pull that off during the summer when I am more tan.
Total Value: $37.63 plus the bag, once again I paid only $10. even though I wasn't a huge fan of two of the products I think it was still completely worth it!