Ipsy Glam Bag June 2014

ipsy june 2014 review

It’s June! This month marks the officially start of summer and so the theme for this months Ipsy bag is fitting – Pretty in Paradise!

“Warm white sandy beaches or a cafe under a star filled night sky, being pretty in YOUR paradise is only a Glam Bag away. We picked products that are excellent for an extravagant getaway or a quintessential kit for a quick trip for some peace and quiet. What paradise is on your bucket list?” – Ipsy

I was excited to see that the bag this month was designed by Rebecca Minkoff, although it’s actually not my favourite Ipsy bag design so far. I forgot to include the Laneige BB cream in the photo above..oopsies!

Laneige BB Cushion review

Laneige BB Cushion 

This BB cream claims to be a “5-in-one under the sun” product. It contains SPF 50 and it also hydrates, brightens, color corrects and soothes. This sample comes with 3 different shades – light, medium and dark.  I guess it’s supposed to make your skin feel like a “cushion”? I haven’t tried it yet, but the reviews are great!

Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara review

Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara

Um…this smells bad. Like, really bad. After reading a few other reviews turns out there may be something wrong with this batch of mascaras. Ispy is testing the formula and should have the results soon. I’m scared to try it until I hear what the results are. This is a huge bummer as a really liked the Bombshell shadow palette from a few months ago.

NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel review

NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel

This is by far my favourite thing in this months bag. This lipgloss gives a light flush of colour in a super hydrating formula. This hasn’t left my makeup bag since I got it. I’ll be picking more colours soon for sure : )

Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner review

Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner in blue

At first I was really excited about this liquid liner. I had been wanting to get a few brightly colours liners and this shimmery blue seemed perfect. Unfortunately, the applicator is hard plastic, not a sponge or a brush. It’s actually painful to apply, it feels like using a hard piece of plastic to apply liner so I’ll likely be tossing this. So sad, so much potential!

Marc Anthony True Professional Dream Waves Beach Spray review

Marc Anthony True Professional Dream Waves Beach Spray 

I am new to beach sprays, but I am starting to get the hang of them. Because my hair is so fine a little goes a long way with these types of products. I sprayed it lightly on my damp hair and crunched it as it dried. I was left with some nice wavy pieces and my hair wasn’t super crunchy which is good. This spray also smells like Piña Colada so that just made me like it more! : )

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  1. says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this lipgloss too! i don’t even want to try the mascara either. not only does it smell bad but i attempted to apply it and it’s all hard. so gross :(
    I got the Clarisea Sea Salt Detox OMG I AM IN LOVE!!! it’s so awesome!!!
    This is also my fav actual bag so far; hello Rebecca Minkoff!! SO CUTE! <3

  2. says

    I saw a lot of people having issue with the mascara. One girl’s didn’t even have a wand, the cap came only with a stick and no bristles :o

  3. Melissa says

    I didn’t like the lanege cream, it made my skin greasy. Instead of the mascara I got a tinted moisturizer with spf, I didn’t mind that. Oh and my liner was a greenish turquoise colour, loved it!

    • says

      Yay! I am so glad you are liking your bags. I know it’s summer, but they need to lay off all the sunscreen products. How many do we need?? lol

  4. says

    Seems like the mascara has been off in everyone’s bag- eek! But that NYX gloss sounds totally lovely and the makeup bag itself is quite pretty! xo

  5. says

    I love the lipgloss too! I’m going to have to go check the other colours.
    I’m curious to see what they will do about the mascara because it really is horrible.

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