July 17, 2013

Ipsy July 2013 Glambag

"Beach Beauty"
is Ipsy's July's Glambag's theme.
A lot of great products featured in this month's bag, and I can't wait to share you what was in my glambag! Before I go into that though lemme tell you a little bit about Ipsy. Ipsy is a monthly beauty bag subscription for only $10/ month (+tax if you live in NY, NC or CA). Every month it comes in different make-up size themed bags, and has 4-5 deluxe to full size samples of beauty, hair, nail or body products! 
You pay month to month so you can cancel after one bag or two if you are not satisfied. If you are interested, please use my link: http://www.ipsy.com/?refer=u-h87i2ncxga2bg8g - once two people have used my referral link, Ipsy will include a nice gift in my next month's bag! You will get your own referral link after you have signed up. Share this with your followers, family and friends! 
Ok here's what's in my bag!!!
Ipsy July 2013 Glambag

The bag is this see-through, plastic neon pink cylindrical shaped makeup bag. Perfect to carry the essentials when going to the beach! I'd probably use this as my travelling first-aid bag so I can easily see where my Tylenol or Band-Aids and my emergency lip balm is. 

1. Nailtini Straigh Up Nail Lacquer in Mai Tai: This has a nice deep orange color to it, which looks great on my tanned skin! The orange is not neon bright but bright enough that it complements my Summer tan!
If you have not heard of Nailtini brand before this is a 3-free nail lacquer (formaldehyde, DBP and Toluene free). They also have lips and eye products, so use that code (hot4ipsy) to get 30% off their site!

2. Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray Conditioning & Texturizing: I love this spray! I used it on my dry hair and I can see the texture of my hair changed! After I spray this, I scrunch my hair or twist it into a bun as I do my face and get ready for the day. This has a nice scent to it, and holds its texture and my loose curls all day! Actually until I wash my hair, so even the next day my hair is perfect to do a big bun since it holds up and it looks so big and fluffy! 

I know I look white on this picture but I want to show you my hair on this pic! Look how nice those curls are!

3. BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Sample: I already own a BH Cosmetic palette, which is the Jenni Rivera Palette, so I know I would love this sample palette! Their eye shadows are pretty buildable to how deep you want the color on your eyes to look; It's not chalky at all and it blends well.
My favorite from this eye shadow sample is the Malibu one. It's this nice shimmery yellow gold that is just perfect for Summer looks! The nice matte deep purple is great to use as a liner and compliments the gold very well! Plus purple compliments every eye color so take a break from your black and brown gel or liquid or pencil eyeliners and try purple!

4. POP Beauty Pouty Pop Crayin in Coral Crush: This glides on my lips like a lip balm! It also has that tingly, minty feel at first and goes away eventually. It doesn't feel drying on the lips but this sinks into the lines of my lips even after I exfoliated. My girl friend loves hers and it actually looks good on her too so it might just be my lips since this is not the only lip product I have that problem with. 
The color is more on the bright pink side which is too light on me, so I apply on the Revlon Butter: Tutti Frutti on top to add more orange to the color. You will see in the picture below how the orange comes out more than the pink when those two are applied together. Bright pink toned lip products never looked good on me so I made the orange stand out more.

Here's the swatches for the eye shadows and the lip crayon:
fm Left: POP Crayon in Coral Crush: BH shadows in Hollywood, San Francisco, Malibu

5. Coola Mineral Face SPF20 Unscented Moisturizer: This feels non-greasy and pretty light on my skin. Other Ipsters received tinted ones and I'm glad to get an unscented one since I'm picky with my face sunscreen. This do make my face white if not blended well. The lotion has a light consistency to it, so this is easy to blend and only a little bit is needed. I am so used to a thicker cream consistency for face sunscreens so I kinda used a lot on the first day trying this out. So apply one dot per area (forehead, nose, chin and cheeks) then blend, and then the rest down toward the neck area.

So here's the look I came up with, using this month's products! It's just light and bright perfect with the heatwave we are having here in NYC. My face still have color but not a lot of products are needed to achieve it, especially that Malibu gold eye shadow! The spray by the way didn't make my hair frizzy which was awesome! 

*used my Cailyn gel liner in Purple to get a deeper purple for this look

All in all, I am loving all the products in my Ipsy July Glambag! Again they hit my right spot and that sunscreen just came in time since the sun is really burning me! Not literally but I get dark too easily! I am actually leaning towards my coral colored blushes, lips and eye products too! Ipsy is really challenging me to use more color lately and so I take this challenge, and keep bringing it because I will make it work!

Again, if you have not joined Ipsy yet, please use my referral link: 

Once, two people have joined, Ipsy will include a gift on my next bag! And when you sign up you will get your own referral link as well to share with your readers, friends and family!

* Ipsy is only $10/ month (+tax in NY, NC and CA) with 4-5 deluxe to full size beauty samples
* Past brands that have been featured on bags were Urban Decay, Josie Maran, Pacifica, Starlooks, NYX, Be a Bombshell, and so many more!
* I actually want to say THANK YOU so so so much to Wanda and Kathleen for using my link! I received an e-mail from Ipsy that they both used my link so I can't wait to see what gift will be included in my next month's bag!


  1. I am also quite pleased with this months Ipsy bag. They always do a great job and I usually like at least four of the products each month. I'm glad they dont send foil packs and dinky perfume samples.

  2. What a great mix of products! Love the curls the beach spray created! xx

  3. The box looks very nice this month! I think it's about time for me to sign up. The eyeshadow palette is very pretty, and I really appreciate you putting the coin near it for size comparison! I'm a new follower from the blog hop by the way :) I'm looking forward to reading more from you!