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Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017

July 31, 2017
Ipsy July 2017

We got our July Ipsy Bags and wanted to share what we got.

The bag this month is well, m’eh!

Ipsy July 2017

The theme:

Ipsy July 2017

“Our ultra chill (and super adorbs) mascot, Gudetama, makes its modeling debut on your July Glam Bag—perf for stashing all your #ipsyovereasy essentials.”

Ipsy July 2017

Crystal’s Bag

Ipsy July 2017

Kerry’s Bag

Ipsy July 2017

Seraphine Botanicals Ginger + Gold

Ipsy July 2017

How to Use It Exactly Where to Apply Blush: 1. Smile. (Think of bae. Or puppies. Or pizza.) 2. Hold two fingers vertically next to your nose; that marks your starting point. 3. Apply from that point upwards, moving towards your temples, in circular motions.

Why You’ll Love It

  • No muddy, muted color here. This multi-dimensional powder formula looks insanely flattering in all lighting scenarios (so it’s perf for upgrading your selfie game)!
  • It wins the award for versatility! This mega-versatile blush looks gorg on literally ALL skin tones.
  • Ginger + Gold is infused with ginger and chamomile extracts for juuuuust the right amount of shimmer and sheen.

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How to Use It

Exactly Where to Apply Blush:

1. Smile. (Think of bae. Or puppies. Or pizza.)

2. Hold two fingers vertically next to your nose; that marks your starting point.

3. Apply from that point upwards, moving towards your temples, in circular motions.

Thoughts and Value

We got something from this band last September.  Crystal got a blush this month, too, but a different shade.

This is full size and retails for $14.

Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold

Ipsy July 2017

Why You’ll Love It

  • No muddy, muted color here. This multi-dimensional powder formula looks insanely flattering in all lighting scenarios (so it’s perf for upgrading your selfie game)!

  • It wins the award for versatility! This mega-versatile blush looks gorg on literally ALL skin tones.

  • Lychee + Gold is infused with lychee and chamomile extracts for a super subtle, glowy flush of color.

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How to Use It

Exactly Where to Apply Blush:

1. Smile. (Think of bae. Or puppies. Or pizza.)

2. Hold two fingers vertically next to your nose; that marks your starting point.

3. Apply from that point upwards, moving towards your temples, in circular motions.

Thoughts and Value

This is full size and retails for $14.

Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mandarin Green Orange & Ginger Mongongo Lip Conditioner

Ipsy July 2017

Why You’ll Love It

  • We’re packing it in our beach bags! This rich balm is SUPER nourishing, moisturizing and soothing on our parched, sun-soaked pouts.
  • This citrus-scented balm is good enough to eat. Literally! It’s made from a blend of all-natural USDA certified organic and non-GMO ingredients (like Mongongo oil, healing rosemary extract, organic essential oils, natural organic flavors, calendula extract and vitamin E).
  • It’s summer. Live free! Cruelty-free, Paraben-free, petroleum-free, and gluten-free, to be exact.

How to Use It

This gloss doesn’t always need to go it alone.

Try wearing it under your lipstick. You get an added dose of moisture—and it helps your lipcolor stick.

Thoughts and Value

We have gotten items form this brand before in February, August, and December 2016.  This is full size and retails for $10.

Modicum Skin Care Essential Serum

Ipsy July 2017

Why You’ll Love It

  • If you’re anything like us, you want your skincare routine to be REALLY quick and easy. Like one step easy. Good news! This one-and-done serum ALSO works as a moisturizer and eye cream, so it’s literally all you need for hydrated, glowy skin.
  • Ingredient obsessed? This magic potion boasts a whole slew of crazy skin-saving oils, like Helichrysum essential oil, sea buckthorne berry oil, black cumin seed oil, and rose dimiscus (which are all pretty hard to say but pretty fab for your face).
  • We can’t turn back time, but we CAN tell you that this serum is chock full of anti-aging goodness. It’s even been proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

How to Use It

Give Yourself a Face Massage

They increase circulation for brighter, more youthful-looking skin (yes, please) and can also help lift and firm, and K.O. puffiness and wrinkles. Not to mention that it just feels pretty amazing.

1. Start with clean skin.

2. Dab on a light layer of facial oil or slippery serum for a smooth glide and no tugging.

3. Focus on the sides of your face, massaging in circles, pushing skin up and out, never down. Do this for one minute.

Thoughts and Value

This is a new brand to me.  I will give it a try and report back.  Full size is $55, Sample is $9.17.

TONYMOLY I’m Real Sheet Masks in Green Tea and Lotus

Ipsy July 2017

Why You’ll Love It

  • Keep it as real as the classic JLo jam with the same name. The three-layer pulp sheet masks are soaked with enriched hydrating essence that deliver moisture to revive dry and tired skin.

  • There’s a Buddhist saying: “No mud, no lotus.” There’s no mud involved in these masks but the results will be just as serene! Lotus flower extract will make your skin radiant and luminous.

  • The watery essence of green tea brightens and purifies the skin with antioxidant properties.

  • Stash your masks in the fridge for an experience that’s literally cool!

How to Use It

Master the art of the sheet mask! After removing the mask, don’t wash your face. Gently rub the extra serum into your skin and décollatage using upward circular motions — this helps to keep skin firmer!

Thoughts and Value

I thought for sure we had gotten things from this brand before, but apparently not.  I have heard good things about it though.  Five masks is $15, Sample is $6.

Ciaté London Wonderwand Gel-Kohl Hybrid Liner in Black

Ipsy July 2017

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Why You’ll Love It

  • Black liners are a dime a dozen, but we’ve never seen one like this. TBH, this *wonderwand* is giving us maj Wonder Woman vibes. (Like the kind of wonder woman who can create an amazing cat eye and make it look effortless.)
  • You can literally create ANY eye look (from slept in and smudgy to razor sharp flicks) with this magic wand. It’s double-ended with a rich, inky black kohl formula on one side and a blending/smudging brush on the other.
  • Real talk: We expect a LOT from our liners, and we simply won’t stand for anything less than long-wearing. We wore this one to our BFFs wedding and it stayed on point all. damn. day.

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Winged Liner Shortcut

1. Draw a short line from the outer edge of your eye angled up toward the end of your brow.

2. Connect the end of the line to the center of your lid, creating a skinny triangle shape.

3. Draw a thin line stretching from the inner corner of your lash line to the the triangle.

4. Fill in the large triangle.

5. Add mascara and you’re done!

6. Bonus: Clean up the edges using a dab of concealer on a small brush.

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Thoughts and Value

We have gotten lots of things from this brand in past Ipsy bags.  We both got this.  Full size is $18, Sample is $10.

tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ deep dive cleansing gel

Ipsy July 2017

Why You’ll Love It

  • Dissolve waterproof makeup with this hypoallergenic, non-drying cleanser that’s ideal for daily use.

  • Seafood? It’s vegan, so antioxidant marine ingredients like algae and marine flower extract are the only food we see! (It’s food for your skin. Don’t eat this gel, even though it smells amazing.)

  • Turn your medicine cabinet into a mermaid’s treasure trove with the irresistible under-the-sea packaging.

How to Use It

Skincare Layering 101

The secret is to go from the lightest products to the heaviest:

1. Cleanser

2. Toner

3. Serum or Treatment

4. Moisturizer

5. Sunscreen

Thoughts and Value

We have gotten items from tarte before.  I always like tarte and will add this to my travel supplies to give a try then.  Full size is $25, Sample is $1.25 (lol that’s not much!)

OFRA Cosmetics ‘Gold Rush’ Eyeshadow

Ipsy July 2017

Why You’ll Love It

  • The intense pigment of these pressed powder eyeshadows works wet or dry to make your peepers pop, while the longwear formula remains crease-free.
  • We love a good dichotomy. These shadows are matte and shimmer at the SAME DANG TIME!
  • Victory doesn’t always mean “loud.” The mossy brown shade humbly acknowledges its win.
  • Gold Rush is a warm, earthy brown. Just add water to reveal the precious metal!

How to Use It

Double Up! Turn Your Shadow Into Liner:

1. Wet an eyeliner brush with H2O (or makeup setting spray for extra staying power) and swirl the wet brush into your eyeshadow.

2. Line away!

Thoughts and Value

Kerry got this exact eye shadow in December.  Full size is 12, This is full size.

So Susan Blender Brush

Ipsy July 2017

Why You’ll Love It

  • The bristles on this 100% cruelty-free brush are made of quality nylon and taklon. Tak-what now? Don’t worry, it’s not the fur of a rare animal you’ve never heard of! Taklon is a synthetic and oh-so-soft fiber that blends with the best of ‘em.

  • Unless a harsh graphic look is what you’re going for, most makeup applications benefit from a good, thorough blending. This is just the brush for the job!

  • Blush, powder, cream, highlighter, shadow–anything goes. Can it blend? We say yes!

How to Use It

How To Make Your Brushes Last, Like, Forever:

1. Keep it clean! Give ‘em a good wash at least once a week.

2. Condition: Just like with hair, your brushes need a little extra TLC, too! After cleansing, condition the bristles with a few drops of EVOO or liquified coconut oil.

3. Dry: Lay flat on a towel or upside down on a brush drying rack. This will keep them fluffy.

4. Store vertically so the bristles don’t get smushed.

Thoughts and Value

We got something from this brand before.  I am not sure I could find this EXACT brush on their website, but I found one that looks like it and sells for $17.95

Final Thoughts and Value

Kerry’s Bag: $52.37

Crystal’s Bag: $52.00

Did you get the same products we got this month?  What was your favorite?

Be sure to check out our other Ipsy Posts, and you might like Sephora Play too!

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