Hey you guys! It’s that time again – to divulge the goodies we received in our Ipsy Bags! We both always look forward to getting that pretty pink envelope in our mail boxes. 🙂
What is ipsy? It is a monthly subscription service. You pay ten dollars a month and get a cute bag and five makeup/beauty related products. They are usually deluxe sample sized – sometimes you get a full sized product. When you sign up you do a little ‘get to know you’ type of survey that the ipsy peeps use to determine what types of products to send you. Also, as you receive the products each month you get to review each one individually. If ipsy sends you something you absolutely hate…all you have to do is let them know in the review and they won’t send it again. For instance, say you get some nail polish in your first bag, and you don’t really care for nail polish. Let them know in the review that you’d like to not receive it again. And voila! They won’t send it in your bag anymore!
We both look forward, with great anticipation, each month to receiving our ipsy bags. Ipsy is a great way to try out all kinds of different beauty brands and products without investing in the full size version – not knowing if you will like it or not. You don’t get to hand pick what comes in your bag, but we are pretty sure that there won’t be many times that you regret trying what they send you. 😉
Ipsy rewards you points for referrals, purchasing through their website, and reviewing. The points can be redeemed in the rewards shop toward products.
You can sign up to receive Ipsy by clicking here (we may receive credit if you sign up). Ok ! On to this month’s goodies:
So first of …that bag.. so freaking cute. It will definitely become one I use in my purse. Overall, I wasn’t dying over the contents of this month’s bag. I definitely wasn’t displeased…just nothing I fell over for. 😉
NYX Professional Makeup Whipped Lip and Cheek Souffle : Now this product did surprise me. It reminded me of my Bare Minerals liquid lip cream that I have. The texture is so buttery and moisturizing on my lips. It is definitely not long lasting. I expected that though. I threw this in my purse, because it will be a great on the go neutral to have on hand. I haven’t tried it on my cheeks yet…but I’m definitely loving it on my lips.
SPF Rx Ultra-Clear Daily Sky Hyrdrator with SPF 50: I put on moisturizer with an SPF every day before I start my makeup. I don’t think this one is anything extra special, but I’m sure it does the job. It will be a good travel moisturizer & SPF.
City Color Cosmetics Bold Brow Eyebrow Powder in Medium: I was really looking forward to receiving this product, because Rhonda got in her last iPsy bag and LOVED it. I actually got a chance to preview the product when I was at her house last weekend, because I had no makeup since my bag got lost…. But anyway. I really liked it. This was my first time using a brow powder. I ended up mixing the two shades. It applied really easily and evenly. I was happy with the end result. 🙂
theBalm Cosmetics Balm Springs Blush: This the second time I’ve received a blush from theBalm in my iPsy bag. I loved the first one. I think that this one will be no exception. It is very smooth. The color is pretty light and natural looking – but that’s fine because some days that’s all you want.
Luna by Luna Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Jace: This eyeshadow is almost the exact same color as the blush I received. It does have a little bit more of a peachy tone than the blush which is more true baby pink. The Luna eye shadow felt pretty chalky when I swatched it, but it had decent pigment. We shall see how it looks on the eye. I’m going to wear it tomorrow with my Stilla Magnificent Metal Glitter. Make sure you’re following IG and Snapchat so you see it in action !
How cute is this bag, first of all?!?! The fabric of it is high quality and this is one of my favorites I have ever received.
Delectable by Cake Beauty Coconut & Cream Triple Moisture Body Lotion – This is the second time I have received a cream from this brand. I believe my last one was a hand cream. They smell SO AMAZING and really moisturize without leaving the skin greasy. I immediately ripped this open, applied it, and put it in my purse for on-the-go moisture.
Margaret Dabbs London Treatment-Enriched Nail Polish in Green Daylily – This color was right in my wheelhouse and I could not wait to get it on my nails. I was shocked that it covered in one coat. Not surprisingly, it was chipped within 24 hours, which is why I typically stick to press-on nails. I look forward to wearing this on my toes though. And bonus? It has a rose scent when dried.
NYX Professional Makeup Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé in Pink Cloud- This was….fine. It’s a beautiful color, but it was gone from my lips in 30 minutes and I just don’t like liquid cheek color in general. The color is beautiful though. Swatched below, far right.
City Color Cosmetics Shimmer Shadow in Beach Cottage – This I loved. It was probably the stand-out for me in this bag. City Color never disappoints and this color is gorgeous. The shadow is extremely pigmented and shimmery and has golden flecks. Swatched below, center.
theBalm Cosmetics Balm Springs Blush – I love everything from the Balm, always. This was no exception. The blush gave me the perfect flush and lasted all day. So easy to apply and completely blendable, this is the perfect blush for someone who wants a no-fuss makeup routine.
Did you get any of these items in your June bag? What was your favorite?