July Ipsy Box Review

With July, came the  HEAT. Here in Southern Ca, it’s hot hot hot. Actually, it’s hot across the US right now, so I suppose I cant really complain.
I am always excited for the summer bags because I hope for some fun bright gloss or maybe a bright blush or highlighter.
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The bag is ok, but I didn’t really like, or get the theme it was promoting, which was Lazy Sunday. That’s not at all what I think about when it comes to mid summer! However, Lazy Beauty, I can get behind! I want out door adventure themes and travel themes, but I digress. Lazy Sunday it is…
Review time!

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July Ipsy Bag

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Paige’s Ipsy Bag
Blake's Ipsy Bag
Blake’s Ipsy Bag

Paige– I thought the bag was really cute! Its not my favorite, but it’s still something I’ll use.

Blake– Ok can I just start off by saying that I love, really love, this bag. Unfortunately out of the kindness of my heart, I gave it to my mother because it matches her luggage set.

wpid-20150812_204601-1.jpgBella Pierre Lipstick in P.I.N.K.

Paige– This is a pretty summer color. I am not sure if it works with my skin tone yet, but I am going to keep trying because I think its a really pretty neutral.

Blake– I love this lipstick. It applies so smooth and the shade is not to bright and not to dull for me. I also love this brand of cosmetics. I give this 5/5 Ipsy bags amazing product.

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Eco Beauty Good Night Night Cream

Paige– I took this camping with me to Big Bear this weekend, and it was nice to have something that worked SO well for hydration. It is not gooey, and does not leave an oily film, but moisturizes fully and keeps your skin moisturized until you wake up. I noticed a difference in moisture after one use.

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Glam Dolls Eye Shadow in Sorcery

Paige– I have to hand it to Ipsy, they do take your coloring into account. The problem is that they also send a lot of the same colors in different brands. I Have received a lot of eye shadows similar to this one. I do like the color however, and it will get used. It went on easily, and blended easily.

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Marc Anthony Argan Oil of Morocco

Paige– This is very nice. I use hair oil pretty regularly to tame my ends, and I like this product and the brand as well. The sample size is large, as they go, and will last for some time.

Blake–  Well I do love Moroccan hair oil to a point. My hair likes to hold oil in so I don’t like to use them that much. I loved this travel size because it just fits so perfect in my to-go bag. It did make my hair silky, smooth and gave it a shine and what girl doesn’t like that? I give this product 4 ipsy bags.

wpid-20150812_204821-1.jpgOfra Lip Liner in Wine

Paige– It’s nice to get a lip liner and not an eye liner! This was a good color and helped to tone down the pink lipstick perfectly!

 image8image7Doll 10 Beauty Blush

Blake– I am usually really picky with blush but this product was awesome. It glides on and sets perfect. At first when I saw the term hydrogel I thought it was going to be sticky and thick, but that is not how it is at all. This is another 5 bags. 🙂

image9Lord & Berry lip liner

Blake– I was very disappointed with the color of this product. It says nude but it is brown. I will probably try it as a lip color mixed with another color but lip liner no thank you. Very sad 1 bag.

image10Lather Ultra Mild Face Wash

Blake– This product was not bad and not amazing. It was just ordinary face wash with average smell. So I give this 3 bags.

All in all we loved this bag!

What did you get in your Ipsy this month?

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Blake

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Paige

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March Boxy Charm Review (Megan)

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Megan’s March Boxy Charm

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Well, this subscription started out fine (not great, fine). However, after month number three of products that I couldn’t care less about, for $21 per month, (!) you had better believe I have canceled.  (Beauty Army starts next month!  WooHoo!)

unnamed5Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray – it’s tiny!  I’m pretty sure it has one use in it and that’s about it.  It worked fine.  Didn’t leave any white stuff drifting around.  Gave my hair some additional texture (that it really doesn’t need).  But it doesn’t smell very good.  I’ll keep looking for a different dry shampoo for the 2 days a year that I may actually be far enough from civilization to be able to take a shower.  It really doesn’t happen often.
unnamed7Ofra Eyeliner in Light Beige – Ok, I know that this is supposed to be used on your water line but it is pink like my skin, not white, and so it in no way helps to pop my eyes.  It went on fine, held it’s line nicely, but there is no reason to ever use this shade.  Maybe I can use it as a lip pencil when I have a super super pale color?
unnamed6Tarte Charmed Lipsurgence – first, negative points because I received this EXACT same item last month.  Second, negative point again because it is a horrible, horrible shade of Bubblegum pink.  Even in it’s sheerest, not-even-enough-to-rub-my-lips-together layer it is screaming baby pink.  Maybe if I ever dress up as a character from Candyland I can pull this out.  Oh, wait, I have two. The sad thing is, it goes on well and stays on really well.  Maybe someday I will get up the courage to look at this product again in a different color…
Update Here- Paige stole this from me, and it actually works on her skin tone, but it still comes out bright.
unnamed3LVX Lemondrop Nail Polish – Another color that I can’t handle.  It’s not really yellow and it’s not really cream.  I could use it for Easter egg decorating possibly but it isn’t coming anywhere near my finger tips again.  It made my skin look weirdly chalky and yet almost too tan at the same time.  It is very sheer and to build up to any semblance of color takes way too many for me.  I stopped at five when I couldn’t get it to dry anymore.

unnamed8Previse Nutrify Step 2 – well, i don’t have step one or step three like it says will be the most beneficial so this is a little on the useless end to me (I’m a sucker for a complete all-in-one, or a sample that has all the steps included even if they are smaller portions).  There is a whole lot of tonic here, especially since you only use 10 drops at a time.  It was fine.  Soaks in super fast and isn’t greasy.  Nothing earth shattering.  I’m not exactly sure that I can tell any difference whatsoever.  It certainly isn’t taking the place of a moisturizer.

Needless to say, I am unimpressed again this month- both with the value of the box and the products with in. Cant wait for my first Beauty Army Box!