Ipsy July 2014

Ipsy is the latest subscription obsession for me. Each month, subscribers receive a cute little makeup pouch full of beauty goodies. Ipsy seems to focus more heavily on makeup, whereas Birchbox tends to be more focused on skin and body care in general.

Ipsy July 2014 Glam Bag

Ipsy July 2014 Glam Bag Review / hellorigby!

A first look at this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag didn’t disappoint! The bag’s scalloped detail is super cute too.

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil / Ipsy July 2014 / hellorigby! Hang Ten SPF 08 Dark Tanning Oil – After learning my lesson from tanning in my teen years, I refuse to lay out in the sun without at least 30 SPF! There’s no way you’ll catch me using this stuff, and I’m honestly a bit disappointed they’re encouraging that. Did you know 1 in 5 adults will develop skin cancer in their lifetime? Not worth it. (Value $1.13)

Pixi Tinted Brillance Balm in Pretty Pink + Swatch / Ipsy July 2014 / hellorigby! Pixi Tinted Brillance Balm in Pretty Pink – LOVE this. The formula is awesome, super moisturizing and I was surprised for a “tinted balm” at the amount of color. Definitely not sheer, and the color is super pretty. (Value $8.40)

Pop Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer / Ipsy July 2014 / hellorigby! Pop Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer – This is really pretty, and doesn’t look too dark for me! Usually bronzer makes me look dirty or like I didn’t know how to apply my make up, so this is a win! (Value $10)

Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray / Ipsy July 2014 / hellorigby! Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray – I seem to get a lot of Sea Salt or Beach Sprays in these bags… but no complaints, these are my favorite! I use this after I get out of the shower when my hair has been toweled dry and scrunch it in for texture. It adds a bit of wave that looks natural and, well, beachy! (Value $6.65)

Bare Minerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow / Ipsy July 2014 / hellorigby! BareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Cream Eyeshadow in Divine Wine – This color is a great neutral, and I love the quick and easy application! I do find that it doesn’t quite last all day on me without creasing… but I tend to have oily lids and find that most primers don’t even prevent that. (The one exception for me is Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. Love that stuff.) (Value $5.40)

Have you tried Ipsy yet? If not, you need to give it a shot – it’s $10 a month for your own Glam Bag, and I’m so pleased with the value of $30 plus the make up bag, and the wide variety of products this month!

What was your favorite product from Ipsy this month?


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88 thoughts on “Ipsy July 2014

  1. Laura

    I’ll never forget that one time I thought it’d be a great idea at the lake to just apply 30spf once and not reapply after that even with being in the water. I was pretty much a lobster. Terrible I tell you! Lesson learned!! I love the Pixi color
    Perfect on you! I must get that bronzer. I’ve been looking for one for a while and everything I’ve found Is orange or too brown.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      I have an awful time with bronzer, too! Generally they are way too dark. Oh no, I think we’ve all had sunburn moments like that :( Never fun!

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  2. Natalie F

    I have not tried it yet, at $10 a month it is very tempting! I always like to try new products.

    I would love to try the Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray!

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  3. Katie

    I just stopped getting Birchbox because things were getting so repetitive and am considering the same with Julep. How does Ipsy compare to those? I used to LOVE Birchbox but the quality really started to go downhill after there was no more waitlist and EVERYONE could sign up.

    I’ve used the Sexy Soy Hair Oil before and loved it. And that lip balm looks pretty awesome! I’ll have to check it out!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      So I used to love Julep, and then like you said, I started seeing dupes for colors I’ve already had (or at least really, really similar). I still like getting Birchbox and thus far I haven’t gotten anything more than once, but I do get a lot of the same types of products, usually one hair item, one makeup item, one skin care item, and a body product like lotion or fragrance each month. Thus far, Ipsy has been similar to that, but with a bigger focus on make up than on skin or hair care. I think its worth checking out if you like sub boxes, it’s not a huge investment and its easy to cancel as well. Let me know if you try it!

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        1. Jenn Post author

          I follow the Julep threads on Makeuptalk.com which is super helpful, as my Julep emails always end up in spam and I miss them sometimes too!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Totally agree, Gillian! I did see they sent out sunscreen samples as well this month, so not all bad, but am curious why I got the oil. Yuck!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Yeah, its funny because I saw a lot of people were getting sunscreen this month… which I would have much more use for (and promotes good habits!) Oh well.

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  4. Jamie G

    I hadn’t used a “surf spray” until this year, and I have totally been missing out! The stuff is magical! A friend of mine used to run down to the beach and dunk her head in the ocean before going out at night and I never realized what a genius she was!!!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      I know what you mean – plus it can be hard to make it worth it by actually using up everything! I may have to cut back here soon on the beauty subs.

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  5. Betsy

    the bag is so cute! i love it :) I also love all healthy sexy hair products….i haven’t tried the beach spray, but I have a few of their other products and they’re all fantastic!

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      1. Betsy

        I use the Healthy Sexy Hair shampoo and conditioner daily, and then I also use the Soy Renewal (my favorite, hands down!), the Soya Want Flat Hair? flat iron spray, and the Soy hairspray when I need it…I also have a Curly Sexy Hair curling creme that I like, but my hair is really coarse and thick and I just love how the Healthy line makes it so soft!

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        1. Jenn Post author

          Thanks for the recs, Betsy! Love that the shampoo/conditioner are sulfate and paraben free, I’m definitely going to pick some up!

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  6. Rachel Beltz

    Besides the bag (that pink bag is far too cute) I really like the BareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Cream Eyeshadow in Divine Wine! I haven’t tried anything like that before!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      I hadn’t either, and I really liked it! I did find that it didn’t quite last all day, but I find my eyelids tend to be on the oily side, so perhaps that’s why.

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  7. Jessica Doll

    I love the scalloped bag, it’s so cute! And that hot pink lip color looks good on you. I’ve been leaning more hot pink than red lately. I’m glad you like the beach spray, I’ve been looking for a new one to try so I might try that one next.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh I wonder if some of yours leaked? I had that happen in my June bag with some perfume. I didn’t notice it to be super strong, but it wasn’t quite the scent I was expecting either.

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