July 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag: Beach Beauty

Hi Everyone!

Here is what I got in my July Glam Bag:

POP Beauty
Pouty Pop Crayon in Coral Crush

BH Cosmetics
California Collection Eyeshadow Sample

Sexy Hair
Soy Renewal Beach Spray Conditioning & Texturizing Spray

COOLA
Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented Moisturizer

Nailtini
Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer In Mai Tai

Bonus Item:

Nicole by O.P.I. Pretty in Plum

This month’s bag was awesome! I have been traveling a lot this month and I have used almost every item and I have found them all to be very enjoyable. In my opinion Ipsy is the best beauty subscription out there based on the price ($10.00 per month) and the size of the products that are included. I feel that I have been able to sample a lot of products from brands that I normally wouldn’t notice at the store. I love getting this subscription! You can get yours by clicking HERE.

 

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Secret Outlast Clear Gel

I received this deodorant free for testing purposes in my Spring Fever Vox Box from Influenster. I have used different Secret deodorants before and I was excited to try this one because the package says that it lasts for 48 hours. While I do not go 48 hours without showering I was excited to try a long lasting deodorant.

I love the fresh scent!

I love the fresh scent!

Generally, I find that my regular deodorant does not last all day and I need to reapply it when I get home from work. With this deodorant I did not need to reapply! It really does last all day! I also liked that it did not leave white marks on my clothes!

I will definitely consider buying this again when I run out!

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OSiS+ Dust It

I had high hopes for this powder but it just did not work for me. I’ve used one other hair powder before and I have to say that I liked it much better than this one. This powder gave my hair some much needed volume/ texture but it made it feel SO dirty! I had to wash it off right away because my hair felt disgusting. I think this is a high-quality product but it just did not suit my fine, sometimes oily hair. This product will probably work great for someone with a different hair type than mine. I would like to try more products from this brand just not this one…

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Dust It Mattifying Powder

*I received this product free for testing purposes from Influenster.

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Broadway imPRESS Press-On Manicure

I received these press-on nails in my Spring Fever VoxBox from Influenster. I’ve been curious about these nails because they are supposed to last up to a week. I remember using press-on nails in middle school and they would rarely last for an entire day. Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure

The print I received is called Space Cadet. I thought it looked really cute in the packaging but I wasn’t so sure once they were on my nails.

These nails were very easy to apply. After I sized all of my nails I laid them out in order and I began to apply the nails. I started with my pinky and applied the thumb nail last. The adhesive felt very strong and the nails had just the right amount of flexibility.

Press-On Manicure

I wore these for an entire day of normal activities at home. I am not really a fan of long nails so I had to take them off. They definitely would have lasted a few more days if I could have put up with them. The removal process was very easy, just peel off! They didn’t damage my nails at all.

I’m not sure if I would ever purchase these because I have strong natural nails and I don’t like the feeling of artificial nails. I might try them again if I’m dressing up for Halloween or something…

Have you tried these nails? Any questions? Comment below!

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Satisfied Craving? NYX Nude on Nude Palette

I have been craving the Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 palettes for months. I have had many opportunities to purchase them but something always makes me change my mind because $50 seems like a lot to spend for a palette and if I buy one then I am going to want both. I may have found a more reasonable alternative for the time being until I am finally ready to splurge and actually buy the UD palettes.

ImageThis is the NYX Nude on Nude Palette. It is obviously meant to be a dupe for the Naked palettes. This palette is $24.99 at Ulta and I ordered mine on Amazon for $20.00. I used my credit card points to get $10.00 off my Amazon purchase so I only spent $10.00 on this amazing palette. 🙂

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The packaging is very sturdy and it seems like it would be great for travel. The colors are gorgeous and smooth. There are many matte shades and a few shimmer shades. They are very similar colors to those in the Naked palettes and overall I am very happy with this purchase. I’ve been wearing these to work for the past few days and they have great staying power when used with my Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I think this is a great dupe for the real thing. The lip glosses are an added bonus but they are not my favorite.

This palette has satisfied my craving for the Naked Palette for the time being. Maybe I’ll actually be able to wait until my birthday in September to buy the real thing…

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Mani Monday: Julep’s Nan

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