Are you feeling hot, hot, hot? Then July’s ipsy glam bag is for you!
I received my July glam bag on the exact same day as my very late June bag – you can check out that unboxing and review here – so this post is also coming a bit late.
July’s theme is Hot Summer Nights which is perfect seeing as we are in the midst of the summer months! The July bag is very fun and holographic! It shows a bunch of cute pink and white beach umbrellas on the “beach”. It says it “…was designed to capture the low-key, laid-back vibe of summer.” Who doesn’t want to laze around in the summer?
At first glance, July’s bag looks pretty good! Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
The first item I received was the OFRA Lip Liner in Maya ($13.00 USD, 0.04 oz, full size). This shade is described as a “...brick-red shade that draws a sultry line for standout lips.” It does look like it will be deep and wonder if this will be useful to me considering I don’t often use deep, sultry lip colours. That being said, I don’t have any other lip liners in my collection that can fill that role so maybe it is good that I received this? I will have to give this a shot and try it with a colour that is complimentary to it.
Every time I get something from this brand, I get excited because I really like what I have tried so far from them! The Mellow Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow in Plum ($8.00 USD, 4.8 g) is no different! I will admit – I was hoping for the colour Coco which is a brown milk chocolate shade but I am actually glad that I received Plum. The number of brown shades in my eyeshadow collection is insane! At least with Plum it will add a nice purple-cranberry colour that I can use to enhance my eyeshadows – you know, like all those brown neutrals that seem to be in overabundance in my collection! This eyeshadow is very smooth and very pigmented. Easy to apply and goes on wet or dry. It is shimmery but not overly shimmery with a light hand. Overall, a great eye shadow single to have in ones collection!
Next up is the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer ($4.74 CAD, 0.14 oz) which I have tried before and adore. Though, maybe not as much as the Too Face Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer but this one is still pretty good. Because it’s meant to be hydrating with the coconut water, I will probably like it more during the colder months – and believe me, it sure gets chilly and dry here in Alberta! This is a very lightweight face primer that has a soft scent to it. It’s easy to apply and absorbs easily and isn’t greasy at all. This deluxe sample may look like a small tube but you don’t need to use very much so I find that it lasts a long time. It’s also a great size to travel with! I have one that’s already in use that I keep in my camping makeup bag. (Yes, I do take some makeup when I go camping. Shush! 😉 )
I also received the Not Soap, Radio “When life gives you one too many lemons” joy inducing hand/body lotion ($0.96 USD, 20 ml) which is new… but not that new… to me. What does that mean exactly? Well, while I have never tried the lotion before, I have tried the body wash because I received it in one of my Birchbox’s. I really liked that body wash! The smell is nice. It’s refreshing and it does induce joy. It’s a mix of lemon and sugar. I like it a lot. This is also paraben and cruelty-free so that’s a bonus too. I haven’t opened this yet (I’m still trying to use up a couple of other hand lotions first) but I look forward to trying it.
Last, but not least, the final product I received was the Luxie Beauty Rose Gold Small Angle Eye Brush 215 ($12.77 USD). You really can’t go wrong with brushes… especially if it’s Luxie! I love all my Luxie brushes and I’m so happy to add this one to my brush collection! Not only is it cute, I can use it for both eyeliner gel pots and on my brows. The brush doesn’t feel rough but is dense enough to do the job!
Here are some swatches from this month. 🙂
The value of my July ipsy glam bag is $49.21 CAN based on today’s exchange rate. That’s not too shabby!
I also redeemed some points to get the Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Vanilla Coconut Cream ($10.00 USD). This is one of my faves! I have already used one up completely so I was happy to be able to get another one.
Overall, I was super happy with what I received in July! The bag wasn’t my fave but I thought it was still cute. The holographic nature of it was neat.
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Have a wonderful weekend everyone! <3
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