Ipsy Review: June 2014

Personal life has lead me to be a little MIA on this blog and all the things I want to share, but no more! I have a couple of fun posts coming out soon to get me back on track for follypops! And, without much further ado, here is my June 2014 review for Ipsy! Let’s take a look at the products!

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Products: (3 full size, 1 deluxe sample, 1 reg sample)

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray: $3.50

Nyx Butter Gloss: $5

Ofra Eybrow Pencil: $13

Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara: $15

RealTree Perfume: $1

Bag Total: $37.50

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Let me start off by saying, Ipsy really nailed the hot summer look for this bag. Flowery print, statement look, all around great products–so hitting the nail on the head this month! Now on to the products:

I LOVED the Marc Anthony beach spray. Talk about a new summer staple!! First off, it has a faint smell of coconut (which I adore) so it feels like you’re taking the beach with you and I love how it gives texture to your hair without making it super stiff if you apply it lightly. Not to mention, full size of it at Ulta is only $9. (I’ll be repurchasing this bad boy if I ever run out of my luxe sample.) That said, while I like the wavy look I got from this product, if you’re looking for curly curls–this is not the product for you. (Try Garnier Fructis Scrunch Gel for super curls) It gives you a gentle wave, but that’s really it.

Moving on, the Nyx butter gloss in creme brulee is going to be a lovely nude glossy lip for me this summer if I’m walking around on a dry day. It was soft and pretty, but at the same time, I’m not much of a gloss fan. I hate when my hair gets stuck kissing my lips! Though, if I’m looking for a relatively matte colored gloss in the future, I will definitely turn to this.

While I wasn’t exactly in need of a gloss, Ipsy totally read my mind when it came to at least one necessity with the Ofra eyebrow pencil. The color (dark brown?) was perfect for my eyebrows and applied softly. The only downside is that it is a pencil that requires sharpening–which I don’t care for because sharpeners have a tendency to spill all over my bag, but I can’t wait to really get a lot of use with this pencil. So far, I am a fan!

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The Be A Bombshell mascara was…mascara. I mean, what can I say really? The formula is decent–not too goopy. The brush was nice and made application easy. Though I will say that the overall look on my lashes was only okay. I tend to like my lashes on the more dramatic side–so I like em bold and lengthened. (I’m currently hooked on Maybelline’s Illegal Length mascara. LOVE IT!) This may not be my cup of tea, but it could be yours! I would suggest giving it at least a try. Only downside is that it’s on the pricier side.

My least favorite item in this bag was the perfume–but I think mostly because it came at the wrong time for me. Realtree was a little spicier than the smells I’m obsessed with currently. Early summer always makes me crave fruity scents in the summer heat, (Hello Escada, my old friend!) but I suspect this might be a great scent for late summer-early fall. The spices with the hints of citrus would be great as the weather dries out but still has that late day heat. (I will reassess in a couple of months and report back!)

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OMG, that bag! This one is my favorite, by far! Thanks to the genius of Rebecca Minkoff for the design! Classy black, with beautiful select color for the flowers, a pop red zipper and metal zip–pure love. It’s my new everyday makeup bag in my purse.


The Conclusion

This is, so far, my absolute favorite bag. It gave me a full look in one bag, had 3 full size products AND a deluxe one included, I will get decent use out of all these products, and I loved the bag. Overall, a win and totally worth it this month. Big YAY! Can’t wait to rock it all during upcoming hot summer nights.

What about you? Did you get an Ipsy bag you loved for June? If not, what were the bummers? Where will you be wearing your products?

Until next month Ipsy lovers~

-xo

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