Yes, it’s been FOREVER since I’ve posted. That’s what happens when your real job gets really busy (smile). But I’m back, and want to highlight the great items I received in my July Ipsy Glam Bag. It’s summertime, which means summer lovin’! I have to say, this is one of the best Ipsy Glam Bags that I have received as far as value. Four of the five products are full size, bringing the total value of this month’s glam bag to over $90 (not bad for a $10 monthly membership)!
In my review, I’ve included the product, the benefits (as claimed by the product), the size I received and the value compared to the normal retail size and price. Often, a discount is available if you decide to purchase the retail product – I’ve included that info as well (offers are for a limited time). Keep in mind that Ipsy Glam Bags vary by person. What you receive is based on the profile you established.
pur~lisse pur~bright ultra skin brightening serum
Benefits: hydroqinone-free, Vitamin C, brightens and evens out skin tone, decreases signs of age spots and sun damage, all skin types
Ipsy Size: 0.34 oz (retail size 1 oz @ $76.00)
Ipsy Value: ~$25.00
Ipsy Deal: 20% off any purchase at purlisse.com
My thoughts: I have tried other pur~lisse products and have been very pleased – so I look forward to trying this product. The pur~lisse products are a little pricey, more than I would usually spend on a skincare product. However, the sample sizes seem to last a long-time so the full-size product may be a better value than they appear. I also like the fact that the product is fragrance free.
Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 eyeliner and shadow in bronze
Benefits: long-lasting, made with pure beeswax, 100% cruelty free
Ipsy Size: 2.8 g (full retail size)
Ipsy Value: $16.00
Ipsy Deal: no discount offered
My thoughts: I don’t usually use these “crayon” shadow/liner products. I will give this one a try though. It’s a bronze shade, one that should go well with the Urban Decay Twice Baked shade that I normally wear. I’m very interested to see how “long-lasting” it really is…stay tuned, I’ll let you know.
Teez Cosmetics Read My Lips lipstick in Killing Me Softly
Benefits: 8-hour long-lasting, satin matt finish
Ipsy Size: 2 g (full retail size)
Ipsy Value: $22.00
Ipsy Deal: no discount offered through Ipsy (however, if you sign-up on Teez’s website, you get 20%)
My thoughts: I use one brand of lipstick, Covergirl Outlast, because it is the only one I have found that truly lasts all day. The color of the Teez lipstick is not one I would usually wear (kinda a bright pink), but I will give it try just to see how well it wears. Even though it is bright, I can use a lip liner to alter the shade slightly. You might be surprised how much a lip liner can alter the shade of a lipstick (might need to blog about that).
Jor’el Parker – Classico
Benefits/Features: Indian Tuberose, Turkish Cyclamen, Spanish Mandarin
Ipsy Size: 0.3 oz (full retail size)
Ipsy Value: $21.00
Ipsy Deal: no discount offered through Ipsy
My thoughts: I love trying new fragrances even though I always go back to my all-time favorite – Coco Mademoiselle. Most fragrances do not “stay” on me (except Mademoiselle), but I’m always hopeful when trying something new. This fragrance smells light and fresh and may be a great choice for summer.
Crown Brush Professional Tweezer
Benefits/Features: stainless steel, hand-filed 45 degree angle tip
Ipsy Size: 1.0 oz (full retail size)
Ipsy Value: $6.99 (website indicates retail price of $17.49 but a discount of 60% making them $6.00 – not sure if this is a limited time sale or the normal price)
Ipsy Deal: 30% off at crownbrush.us
My thoughts: I can always use a nice pair of tweezers. This tweezer is thin and lightweight. The tweezer picture on the left is pink, but I received a black one.
Estimated Ipsy Glam Bag Value: $90.99 – one of the best valued Glam Bag so far!
I am looking forward to trying all of these products and hope to be able to share my thoughts and opinions about each product with you soon.
Until next time, stay beautiful! ~ Devon