July 30, 2013

Ipsy Quick Look: July 'Beach Beauty' Glam Bag

My bag contents this month:

  • COOLA Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented Moisturizer - .23 fl oz / 7ml
  • Nailtini Nail Lacquer in 'Mai Tai' - 15ml / .5 fl oz
  • POP Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon in 'Coral Crush' - 3g / 0.1 oz
  • BH Cosmetics California Collection - 3 sample eyeshadows
  • Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray - 1.7 fl oz / 50ml

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the majority of the samples I received this month. To sum things up... I've fallen in love with the beach spray (it smells divine and gives my hair the added texture/volume it so desperately needs). I'm thrilled to have received the coral lip crayon this month - I had my fingers crossed for it! Sunscreen is always welcome here, and I'm really quite pleased that it's mineral, organic and cruelty-free! The nail polish isn't really my thing - I'm already a Zoya addict and hardly stray from what I already know and love. ;) The California Collection sample eyeshadows were a bit of a let down - absolutely gorgeous, but they are sheer and it takes a lot of effort to build up the color.

BH Cosmetics California Collection sample palette:


(BH Cosmetics Hollywood, San Francisco, and Malibu are swatched over Tick:Tock Cosmetics Infinity Eye Shadow Base in 'Milky Way' and POP Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon in Coral Crush is swatched over bare skin.)

P.S. ...Woops! I almost forgot to mention - I received a sneak peek e-mail today! It looks as though some lucky subscribers will be receiving an Urban Decay lipstick sample next month (click to enlarge the photo):

*This is likely not a guaranteed sample for all subscribers & there is a current waitlist for new subscribers. Signing up now may be your best shot at being taken off the wait list in time for the August Glam Bag, just a heads up! <3

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  1. The San Francisco eye shadow looks like it would look amazing on. Nice blog :)

    Lorraine xx

  2. Ahh lucky! I wish I would've gotten the beach spray and coral lip crayon! Oh wells.

    ☮ Melli { Casual Beauty }