Hey guys! In case you can't tell, I have been trying really hard to get back into blogging lately. I have been devoting a lot of time and energy into my youtube channel (Which you can, and should, check out here) and it's caused me to sort of move away from blogging. But I've been missing it a lot, so I am definitely making strides toward getting back into it.
Today I am going to be sharing with you all the contents of my July Ipsy Glam Bag. For those of you not familiar, Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription site. You pay just 10 dollars a month, and that gets you 4-5 full size and/or deluxe sized sample beauty products each month in a super nice reuseable makeup bag. It's a great service. The products that I receive each month are always generously sized samples (and often full sized products) and I am never disappointed with what I get, especially at the 10 dollar price point! So, let's check out what I received in my July bag!
In my bag, I recieved 5 products that are percect for beach going.
I got a travel size can of the big sexy hair weather proof humidity resistant spray. This little guy is perfect for me. My hair is very frizzy naturally and when you add in humidity? Forget about it. If this product works it will be a life saver for me this summer! The cap on this product is the kind that you twist to lock/unlock so it's going to be perfect for tossing into my bag and not having to worry about a cap coming off and the product spraying everywhere (that has happened to me before, it's not pleasant) The full size product costs about 19 dollars. I would never pay that kind of money on a product I have never tried before. I'm glad to be able to test this product out because if I do like it, I will definitely pay full price to have this product in my haircare routine! Another great thing about ipsy is, along with the products, they also have coupon codes that they give you to use on the brands that they work with each month. So if you try a product and fall in love with it, you can buy it at a discount! The big sexy hair coupon code is worth $5 off a purchase of $25 or more at ulta.
The next product I received in my ipsy bag is a sample of the coola mineral sunscreen Rose essence tinted moisturizer. I have never heard of this brand before, but I am always anxious to try out new things. This is one of the smallest samples that Ipsy has ever sent. Generally the samples are quite a bit larger. But, there's plenty enough product in here for me to test it out and see if I like it! The rose scent of this tinted moisturizer is nice, and I think the color will be okay for my skintone! The coupon code they sent for Coola is 30% off any purchase at coolasuncare.com so that's a great little savings if I love this product and want the full size.
Next up is a product I have always wanted to try but have never been willing to shell out the money for it. It's Benitint from benefit! One of my favorite parts about my ipsy subscription is that they send a lot of samples form higher end brands. Benetint is a rose scented cheek and lip stain and the full size of this product retails for 30 dollars! There's no way I would ever drop that kind of money on a product that I didn't know for sure I was going to love, so getting this little sample is great! This is a fairly small sized sample, but a little bit of this product goes such a long way that this little guy will last a good long time! The deal that ipsy sent me gets me a free gift with purchase of a benefit product, so that's awesome too, should I decide to make use of that.
Next up is a full sized product! It's a Pop Beauty pouty pop crayon in the color coral crush. It's a goreous lip product that is just fantastic! Pop Beauty is another brand that I had never heard of before I started my ipsy subscription. They have sent out a mascara from this brand in a previous bag and now this lip crayon and I gotta say, I am really liking this brand. I swatched the lip color and it's a gorgeous pink. The swatch lasted on my hand for ages, so something tells me this product is going to last quite some time on the lips as well. If Id decide I want to try out more of these in different colors, Ipsy was kind enough to include an offer for 20% off a purchase from pop beauty as well!
And the very last thing in my bag this month is a selection of sample eyeshadows from BH cosmetics. Apparently, BH Cosmetics has a line of eyeshadow palettes called the Califonia Collection. This sample includes 3 eyeshadows. One each from their BH Hollywood, BH san francisco and BH Malibu palettes. The Hollywood shade is a gorgeous royal purple, the San Francisco shade is a nice brown, and Malibu is a golden shade. Each of the eyeshadows is nice and smooth and pigmented. And this little trio of samples could create an awesome look, or be worn separately. And if I decide I like the samples enough to try one of the full size palettes, I can use the coupon code and receive 10% off my purchase.
So that's everything that is in my bag this month. If you want to see more of my thoughts on each of the products as well as my swatches you can check out my video on my youtube channel, which I will be posting shortly and will then include a link to here. But overall, I really love my ipsy bag this month!!
The bag is always worth so much more than 10 dollars! I highly recommend you check it out! It's a fantastic way to try out new brands and beauty products. If you are interested in signing up, and you use my referral code, I can an extra product in my upcoming bag. And once you're a member, you get your own unique referral code so you can start recommending the site to others as well! Click here for more information on ipsy and for the chance to sign up through my unique code!