|July Insert Card: Beach Beauty|
|July Ipsy bag|
This month, Ipsy included FIVE awesome items. Four of them were the same (with minor variations), and the last item was based on the IpsyMatch profile. I'll begin with the items that everyone received.
|Pouty Pop Crayon from Pop Beauty in Coral Crush, 0.1 oz (full size), retail value $4.17; available HERE as a set of six; retail for the set is $25. Discount code POPLUVSIPSY will get you 20% off your purchase, until 8/6/13, US only, one time only use.|
|Swatch of Coral Crush|
GRADE: 4/5 (great design, poor staying power)
|BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow 3 pan Sampler, no weight indicated, Retail value $1.50 (approx); available HERE in eyeshadow and blush palettes retailing at $9.95 (includes 4 blushes and 16 shadows). Discount code IPSY will get you 10% off the California Collection, until 8/31/13.|
I love eyeshadow palettes, and have tried BH's eyeshadows before. The new California collection palettes are adorable, and a great price! This sample palette is super cute, and even has a magnetic closure. The California Collection sampler palette contains three (I'm assuming full size) shades, one from each of the palettes: Hollywood (shimmery deep purple), San Francisco (shimmery taupe), and Mailbu (metallic gold).
|Swatches of the California Collection Sampler Palette from BH Cosmetics|
Hollywood swatched kind of light for me, unfortunatiely, but San Francisco and Malibu swatched very nicely pigmented. I love these colors, and have been rocking this look for a couple days. I use the purple on my lids and outer corner, the taupe in my crease, and use the gold as an accent.
GRADE: 4/5 (cute palette, not happy with the pigmentation)
|Coola Face SPF 20 Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Moisturizer, .23 fl oz (deluxe sample), retail value $4.87. Full size is available HERE, $36.00 for 1.7 fl oz. Discount code IPSY will earn you 30% off any purchase, until 7/31/13, US and Canada residents only.|
GRADE: 4/5 (tube wasn't very full but works well)
|Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray, 1.4 oz (deluxe sample), retail value $7.80. Full size available HERE, $18.95 for 3.4 oz. Discount code 108723 will earn you $5 off of a purchase of $25 or more of Sexy Hair products, until 8/15/13, one time use only.|
|Derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub, 1 oz (deluxe sample size), retail value $16.25. Full size available HERE; $32.50 for 2 oz. Discount code IPSY0713 will earn you 20% off of any purchase, until 9/31/13, US residents only.|
Ipsy sent out several different items to subscribers as the fifth item in the bags. The other items sent out were a deluxe sample of Benefit's Benetint (2.5mL, retail value $8; available HERE; discount code GLAMBAG gets you a free Hello Gorgeous Trio with any purchase of $35 or more, until 8/15/13), full size of Demeter's Salt Air Perfume Oil Roll On (.29 fl oz, retail value $10.00; available HERE; discount code IPSYDFL20 earns you 20% off your purchase, until 8/31/13), and a full size Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Mai Tai (.5 fl oz, retail value $13; available HERE; discount code hot4ipsy gets you 30% off of any purchase, until 8/15/13, continental US only).
Because I had some referrals this past month, I was surprised to see that I had an extra in my July glam bag!
|Nicole by OPI, Selena Gomez collection nail lacquer, in the shade Pretty in Plum, 15 mL (full size), available HERE. Retail value is $6.67.|
|Swatch of Pretty in Plum from Nicole by OPI|
OPI polishes usually last a good while for me, but this formula was just ok: my daughter painted her nails in the morning, and by early afternoon she had chipping. That being said, she had used only one coat, no base and no top coat. I tried this out, and had chipping the following morning- after painting them at night.
GRADE: 4/5 (great color, nice extra, chipping)
Well, that about sums it up for my July Glam Bag!
|My July 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag|
POP Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon, full size: $4.17
BH Cosmetics California Collection eyeshadow, deluxe sample: $1.50 (approx.)
Coola Mineral Sunscreen and Moisturizer, deluxe sample, both varieties: $4.87
Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof spray, deluxe sample: $7.80
Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray, deluxe sample: $6.84
Derma E Microdermabrasion scrub, deluxe sample: $16.25
Benefit Benetin, deluxe sample: $8
Demeter's Salt Air Perfume Oil Roll On, full size: $10.00
Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Mai Tai, full size: $13
Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer in Pretty in Plum, full size: $6.67
Total retail value of *MY* bag: $41.26
Total spent out of pocket: $10.00, shipping included
This month, my bag has one of the highest value, and I am really happy with it! Even if my bag was one of the lower values this month, I would still be really happy because I received items that I really liked and will use.
So, tell me- what was in YOUR glam bag this month? Did you like what you received? Leave a comment, and let me know!
Until next time, my friends, stay average! Oh- and if you haven't already, enter the contest on my blog to win a THREE month sub to a NEW subscription box!
Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion, on a product I paid for with