July Ipsy Bag

Hey look, no eyeliner this time! July’s theme was Sensationally Sunkissed.

Ipsy July Bag

I have to say, the simplistic pouch was a little bit of a letdown after the nice ones they’ve sent out in the last two months. (Obviously I did not sign up for this for the pouches but the last couple were particularly great.)

This month was a little bit of a letdown anyway, though. I still need to try one product, but none of the rest were really exciting. I’ve been thinking about canceling, and just taking the $10 to the drugstore each month and buying something to try. I’ve also been looking at other beauty sample boxes and thinking of switching, but it turns out that Ipsy is one of the cheapest. So, we’ll see. For now I’m still a subscriber.

Pur-lisse Pur Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 – This is a .5oz sample size. I have set it aside to take with me on an upcoming weekend trip to the shore.

Pop Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer in Secret Sunshine – This is a full sized product. I actually bought a bronzer recently that’s a better match for my pale/pinky skin tone, and it’s working well. This one looked like it would not be a good color for me. Thus it was passed on, unopened, to a friend with darker coloring, who was very excited to receive it. (At the same time I gave another friend the beachy hair spray thing from the June bag.)

Pixi Beauty Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm in Unique Pink – This is a .06oz sample size lip balm. Supposedly this interacts with the ph of your lips and turns a “personalized hue.” In the tube, this color is really light, almost translucent. It’s hard to tell if it really turns color or not, but it feels nice enough on my lips and I’ve been taking it to work.

Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Barely Nude – This is a cute little .03 oz sample size tube. Apparently it can be an eyeshadow primer or an eyeshadow. The shade I was sent basically disappeared on me, and I didn’t notice any particular brightening effect. It also didn’t seem to do a particularly good job of being a primer. Anyway, it felt really nice and was easy to apply, I dabbed some on the back of my hand and then used a finger. (I got this tip from a video about the product on the Bare Minerals website.) This line only has ten shades, mostly nudes or neutrals.

Clear Clinic Laboratories Vanished Clear Spot Treatment – This is a 2ml sample. Not too long ago, I read this article about Clear Clinic, the spa that produces this, and immediately wanted to go get a facial there. Anyway, this product has salicylic acid, which tends to work well for me, but I tried it twice and I can’t say it seems to have made any difference. I have spot treatments that work well for me, so I can’t say I’m interested in continuing to experiment with something that didn’t seem to work.