Saturday, June 20, 2015

Swim Into Beauty Glam Bag

June's ipsy bag was called Swim Into Beauty, which was extremely accurate considering the nature of these products. This bag was filled to the brim with items designed to give you pool and beach-ready hair, skin, and nails. Let's dive in!
First in my bag was Smashbox's Photo Finish Foundation Primer. I've very rarely used primer in the past, but this product has made me rethink that decision. I applied this before my daily foundation, and I noticed that it instantly smoothed my skin, giving me a perfect canvas for applying my foundation and concealer. It blended into my skin flawlessly, and I was extremely happy with it.
Next is another product I was itching to get my hands- or rather, nails on- Absolute New York's Nail Lacquer in the shade Turquoise. I'm a huge sucker for nail polish, especially when it comes in blue, and one of my favorite things about this polish happened to be the color performance. It's always refreshing when a nail polish color actually looks the same on my nails as it does in the bottle, and since I love this color, that was great. The applicator was wonderful, and it took me just a few seconds to cover each nail. My only complaint? It isn't long-lasting. It started chipping just a few days after I applied it, which was a huge bummer for me.
This next product had to be one of my favorites in this bag. This is a Mini Shadow Crayon by tre'StiQue (don't ask me how to say that) in the shade Kona Coffee. Just to experiment with this, I tried applying it lightly to my lid and then more heavily on my crease, and it alone gave me a gorgeous look without presenting the need to add more products. It's really easy to blend, simple to apply, and it lasts ages. This stuff easily lasted for hours and didn't fade at all throughout my day.
There's always an iffy item in my glam bag each month, and in this month's, it was Dr. Brandt Skincare's Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner. It's a face mask designed to minimize blackheads and reduce the size of pores, and to me, it was just okay. I don't suffer from blackheads or oversized pores as badly as some, and I already use products that keep mine in check, so it wasn't really something I needed in the first place. Overall, it was a refreshing face mask, but I didn't really notice much difference.
Last in this month's bag is Pure Brazilian's Miracle Leave-In Conditioner. I was thrilled to find this in my bag as soon as I picked it up because I'm such a huge fan of leave-in conditioner. I've found that my hair responds beautifully to them, and this was no exception. My hair was sleek, shiny, and easy to control after one use. Definitely one of my favorite items this month!
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Remember, I pay for all of my monthly glam bags myself, and I am not in any way influenced by ipsy. All of my opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Love this! I got the eyeshadow and primer, too, but the rest was different Looks like you got great stuff!