Subscription Addiction | Ipsy July 2015 Glam Bag
Ipsy is a monthly $10 beauty subscription with personalized samples. You take a beauty quiz which helps determine which samples you get.
Teez Cosmetics Read My Lips Lipstick in Killing Me Softly: This lipstick is very thick and creamy. I liked the color when I swatched it on my wrist but when I put it on my lips, the lipstick made all the little cracks and fine lines on my lips very visible. I did not like that. So I wiped it off, put some chapstick on as a base coat, layered on the lipstick, and then did that tissue paper trick to take off the excess. The lipstick looked a lot better after that. I think it just goes on really thick and it was too much for me. The color is an orange tinted coral, very summery.
Crown Brush Professional Tweezers ($10.50): A good set of tweezers. I like the slanted tips, and they grip my fine hairs well. I received the pink ones as part of my Glam Bag, the pink is more of a light pink than a hot pink shown online. I'm glad I got the pink ones though, it's my favorite color!
OFRA Cosmetics Eyeshadow and Highlighter in Bliss ($10): I wish this came in a real case instead of the plastic one. I'd use this as an eyeshadow since it is very shimmery. Too much shimmer for a highlighter for me. It is a metallic bronze color.
Octavio Molina Hair La Playa Sea Salt Spray ($7.75): I really like sea salt hair sprays because they give my fine hair a lot of texture and volume. The only downside is that they can be very drying. This one is no exception, good volume but drying. It smells like sunscreen and is a blue colored liquid. I'm not really digging the smell but I'd still use this spray.
Vasanti Cosmetics Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser ($10): I'd already received this as part of my June Birchbox. So I'm not too happy about receiving it again. I like how it is sulfate free, paraben free, and 99% all natural but I don't think it really brightens my face. The tiny exfoliating beads are gentle though.
Overall Value: $38.25 I couldn't find a price for the lipstick, so it is not included in the total. But this is a good value considering the Glam Bag is $10. Rating: 4/5
I'm pretty happy with this Glam Bag. I feel like ipsy's color selection and personalization is better than Birchbox too.