Ipsy Review – July 2014

Hi guys!!

I received my July Ipsy bag today, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

DSCN2680For those of you that don’t know, Ipsy is a subscription service that sends you 4-5 deluxe sample and full size beauty products each month!  It’s only $10 a month and tons of fun!

If you’re interested, you can sign up here!

DSCN2686I absolutely love the color and style of this month’s bag!! Scallops are my favorite and pink is one of my go-to colors!!

The July bag isn’t as good of quality as the June bag, but it is still very cute!!

DSCN2693“Sensationally Sun Kissed” is the theme for July!

This Ipsy card looks quite similar to the Julep theme card for July!

Both chose bright blue and yellow for their color schemes!  Perfect colors for summer!

DSCN2746My July bag came with five products! Two of them are full size! YAY!!!

July Products:

  • Pūr-lisse – Pūr-protect Essential Daily Moisturizer – SPF 30
  • Clear Clinic Laboratories – Vanished Clear Spot Treatment
  • Elizabeth Mott – Tints & Sass
  • bareMinerals – 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15
  • POP Beauty – Sunkissed Bronzer

DSCN2727Pūr-lisse – Pūr-protect Essential Daily Moisturizer – SPF 30

I’m very fair skinned, so anything with sunscreen is always appreciated!

This moisturizer is the perfect size to take in my purse when I go on a little adventure!

DSCN2735Clear Clinic Laboratories – Vanished Clear Spot Treatment

I’m pretty excited to try this spot treatment!

The spot treatment I currently use is a gel, and this one is a liquid.  I’m interested to see the difference in performance!

DSCN2720Elizabeth Mott – Tints & Sass – Cherry – FULL SIZE

I’ve never heard of Elizabeth Mott, but I’m excited to try her products!

I was pleasantly surprised to see that this product is full size! I looked on their website and this tint retails for $22.99!

I’m not a fan of cheek stains (I had an incident!!), but I do love lip colors!  This one is the perfect red for me!!

DSCN2729bareMinerals – 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15 – Divine Wine

This is the product I was looking forward to the most! It is also the product that disappointed me the most!

DSCN2737It came in this packaging, which is a dead giveaway that it was free!

This sample is the length and width of my pinky!! (I have really skinny fingers!!)

Come one Ipsy!!

bareMinerals was the big ticket item in this month’s bag and I just can’t believe how small it is!

DSCN2707POP Beauty – Sunkissed Bronzer – Secret Sunshine – FULL SIZE

Once again, I have very fair skin.  I’m very comfortable with my paleness, so I don’t feel the need to tan or bronze!  If I were into that sort of thing then this product would be fantastic.  Since I’m not, this product is a miss for me!

DSCN2699This month wasn’t great, but it also wasn’t horrible!!

I’m going to review my products and hope that IpsyMatch does a better job next month!

What did you get in your bag?! Are you also disappointed with the bareMinerals?! Let me know with a comment below!!

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Julep Maven Review & Coupon – July 2014

Hi everybody!!

It took a bit longer than usual, but I FINALLY received my July box from Julep Maven!

Julep warned us that this month’s box would take a little longer than normal.  I just never guessed that it would take as long as it did!! DSCN2631Here’s a little background for those of you that aren’t familiar with Julep Maven:

Julep Maven is a nail and beauty subscription box.  For $24.99 a month, Mavens receive a selection of nail polishes and other beauty products.

The price recently went up from $19.99 to $24.99 to accommodate those Mavens who wished to completely customize their boxes.

I like what Julep picks for me, so I chose not to upgrade to the customization option!

I believe all new subscriptions start at $24.99 though!

If you’d like to be a Maven click here to sign up! DSCN2640Here’s my Classic with a Twist box!

It came with two Tootsie Rolls, which I am SUPER excited about!! DSCN2669July featured The Poolside Collection.

I’m not in love with all the polishes from this month’s collection.  I think some of them are just a tad too dark for summer!!  I am, however, in love with the two polishes I received! DSCN2675The July quote is very fitting!

I love the yellow and blue color scheme that Julep used this month! So bright and fun!! DSCN2664This month’s beauty product is Bare Body Milk.

I’m quite impressed with the size of the Body Milk! It’s 6.8 ounces, which is a pretty decent size!

I really like the scent of this lotion! I’m not sure what it smells like, but it smells pretty good!

I used some on my hands the other day, and it worked very well! DSCN2655Nail Polish

  • Kelsey – Classic with a Twist – Powder peach crème
  • Vicki – Classic with a Twist – Pink flamingo crème

I LOVE both my polishes this month!! They are so pretty and perfect for summer!

I’m currently wearing Vicki on my fingernails!  It’s a tad bit brighter than I expected, but still very pretty!

I think that Kelsey will look perfect as little polka dots on top of Vicki! (That’s what I’m trying next!) DSCN2678As an added bonus for the July box, Julep sent along a coupon!!

It says in the fine print that this coupon is good for two uses!! That’s double the fun!

What did you get in your July Maven box?! Comment below to let me know! Bow signature pink