IPSY: JULY 2014
Sensationally sunkissed, eh? That means sun products. Tanning lotion? Sunscreen? (No, just got sunscreen in the May bag.) Maybe a bronzer? I wish Ipsy could somehow cram a giant floppy hat into one of these bags - that would be truly awesome!
This month's bag is hideous. It looks like an enormous neon pink ravioli made with cheap pleather. Usually, if a bag doesn't strike my fancy I just shrug it off, but this one is truly a poor design. But you know, there's probably someone out there who loves it.
BAREMINERALS 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in "Divine Wine": When I first saw this, I wasn't too excited, because a boring neutral eyeshadow is, well, boring. But I reminded myself that I do love bareMinerals products, and I decided to give this a shot. It turns out that "Divine Wine" is a soft light brown, and on me it adds a nice, subtle bit of color to my eyes that works well with my red glasses. The formula is incredibly creamy, so all I have to do is dot a bit of eyeshadow at the center of my lid and finger smudge it on the rest of the way. Quick, easy, and looks decent. I'm actually quite thrilled! $6.00.
HANGTEN Dark Tanning Oil:I don't tan, so this is useless. Only SPF 8? I'll toss this in the trading pile and see if I can find someone to take it. $2.00.
LAVILIN Jojoba Skin Soother Gel Cream: This skin cream is meant to soothe the skin after it's been burned, possibly because you've gone and used a tanning oil with only SPF 8. This is actually pretty useful, since my husband always comes home with a burn after a day outside, no matter how diligently he applies sunscreen. $3.15.
BENEFIT They're Real Beyond Mascara: Gosh, I know Ipsy really really really wants me to fall in love with a new mascara, but I just can't keep up with all the tubes they send me. I have heard that this particular brand is pretty amazing for adding volume and length, so I guess that I'm excited to try it. I'm just a little overwhelmed on lash enhancers at present. $7.66.
ELIZABETH MOTT Tints & Sass Lip and Cheek Stain in "Cherry": Speaking of mascaras, I LOVE the one made by Elizabeth Mott, which makes me curious about this cheek stain. (It's full-sized, by the way - sweet!) My face could use a little color enhancement after my recent illness, so I'm glad that this was in the bag. $22.99.
So for all my whinging at the beginning of this post, this was actually a pretty decent bag. Yeah, I have no use for tanning oil and I think the pink bag's a fashion mistake, but there was some stuff that I am glad to discover, like the eyeshadow and the cheek stain. Good job, Ipsy. You always win me over in the end.