This was my first glam bag in three months. I put my Ipsy subscription on hold back when I was going through the process of buying my house and moving, and I needed to save some money. I decided to reactivate this month because I like the excitement of finding out what products I’m getting each month, and I kind of missed that. Of course, I’m generally left disappointed though, and I end up wondering why I still subscribe. This month wasn’t really any different.
Although I didn’t get the July glam bag, I saw what it looked like, and I fell in love with it. I was so upset that I didn’t get that bag because it was the most gorgeous shade of blue and one of my favorites yet. I was hoping this month’s would be just as lovely, since I would actually get this one. Unfortunately, I’m not that crazy about this one. I think they were going for a vintage 70’s vibe, which I would usually like, but I just find this bag kind of boring. They could have put a pattern or something on it to make it more interesting. I do really like the fringe on the zipper though.
Purlisse Beauty: Watermelon Energizing Aqua Balm
Out of the items I received this month, this one ended up being my favorite of the bunch. That’s not to say that I love it though. I think the packaging is super cute, and it smells amazing. The smell kind of reminds me of Watermelon Jolly Ranchers. However, it leaves a sticky film on my face, which I really don’t like. It might be because it’s a fruity moisturizer. I have a green apple moisturizer from another brand that also leaves my face sticky.
Trust Fund Beauty: Lipgasm Lip Gloss (in shade Evil Genius)
This is the product I was most excited for. On my Ipsy page, it was showing a gorgeous and shimmery iced coffee-esque shade. I had a similar gloss previously that looked so good on me and I loved it, so I couldn’t wait to get this. I should have been more observant though because I didn’t realize you would get one of two shades. I thought it was just the one that the page was showing me. So I was a little shocked when I opened my bag and found a dark red lip gloss. I was so mad, honestly. I wanted the other color so bad, and I rarely wear red shades. I’ve even told Ipsy that previously, yet they always insist on sending me red shades for some reason. Thankfully, this ended up being a more sheer type of gloss, so it’s still wearable for me. I’m just upset that I didn’t get the other one (in shade Text Me) because I really wanted it.
Ofra Cosmetics: Eyeshadow (in shade Blue Jeans)
I’ve received a lot of shadows from Ofra in my ipsy bags, and they’re all pretty decent. I just hate this packaging that they come in. I love this shade of blue though, and it’s pretty well pigmented and easily blended with other shadows. Long live blue eyeshadow!
Hey Honey: Take Away the Drama Youth Boosting Honey & Copper Peel-Off Mask
I love the brand Hey Honey! It’s one of my all-time favorite brands, so I was super ecstatic to be getting another one of their products. I ended up HATING this product. It was really disappointing because I’ve loved everything else of theirs that I tried. This one was just terrible. It looks kind of pretty when you squeeze it out of the tube because it’s a shimmery copper color. However, it didn’t want to apply evenly onto the face at all. It also smelled like pennies, but seeing as how it’s a copper mask, I guess that’s to be expected. It dried fairly quickly and then I went to pull it off. I only managed to pull off a small portion on the side of my face. It hurt so so so bad! I am pretty good with handling certain types of pain, but this was just too much. Imagine how it feels to pull off a band-aid, which is just on a small portion of your skin. Now imagine what that would be like for your entire face. I just couldn’t do it. It was not worth it to me. I turned on the warm water and washed the mask off instead. My skin was bright red underneath. I was reading some of the reviews on Ipsy and apparently I’m not the only one with this same experience. A lot of people also washed their mask off instead of pulling it off and were left with red skin as well. I will not be using this again.
Ciate London: Glow-To Highlighter (in shade Moondust)
This is a decent highlighter. It’s very shimmery, so it’s perfect if you want a lot of shine. I just already have a lot of highlighters, some in similar shades, so I really didn’t need this. I also prefer a creamier formula (like what ColourPop has).