June 2014 Ipsy Bag.

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Another month of Ipsy and I love it just as much as ever. There were some good items this month so I’ll get right to June’s “Pretty in Paradise” products.

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The fun bag was designed by Rebecca Minkoff and screams Hawaiian summer! (It actually has the same print at the RM Dev Dress.)

What I don’t always mention is that Ipsy always comes with offers for brands included in your bag and others – from discounts, to free shipping, to free gifts. Since this month’s bag was designed in collaboration with Rebecca Minkoff, Ipsters received 20% Rebecca Minkoff purchases (with code IPSYRM). It is taking everything to not splurge on a bag, that’s for sure.

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Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner in Blue

Colored eyeliner is definitely a thing right now and I love the look of a colorful winged line. From my use, I can honestly say that this liner is water, smudge, and fade-resistant. The foam applicator makes it really easy to create a thin line, which is great because it would be really easy to go overboard with blue glitter.

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NYX Butter Gloss in Éclair

True story: I was on my way to Ulta and was planning to finally pick up a butter gloss when I saw Ipsy’s sneak peak that butter glosses would be in June’s bag. Fate, right? They have a cult following, so of course I was looking forward to trying the butter glosses out. It does melt into your lips and is not sticky, but can get gloopy if applied too thickly, if that makes sense. Éclair is a lovely baby pink and has a magic way of giving a nice burst of creamy, shiny color. Looks great over lipstick, too.

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Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage & Anti-Frizz Styling Cream

This is an interesting mix of hydrating and styling cream. It makes hair feel softer, but gives hold and structure too. I’m always weary to give reviews of hair products after only a couple uses, but I liked this. The long list of oils and powerful ingredients is impressive with no parabens, phlalates, petroleum, mineral oil, or artificial colors which is always a plus.

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OFRA Universal Eyebrow Pencil

This is not “universal” by any means (definitely too dark for lighter hair), but it is just the color I look for. I adore the wax base for staying put all day.

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Realtree for Her

So, Realtree, I’ve found out, is an outdoor and camo company. I don’t know what they are doing creating fragrance. Let me tell you, though, this smells great! “Realtree for Her opens up with the sweet taste of pomegranate, a hint of persimmon and an exotic scent of orchids. It blends with lotus blossom and champaca flower and is followed by the rich scent of amber, the transient scent of violets and the depth of mahogany wood.” It is floral and beautiful (to be fair, I love floral and fruity scents but had no idea how much I would like this). I keep getting compliments on it and also find that it lasts all day. Who knew?!

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If you are interested in trying out a subscription, you can subscribe HERE. Ipsy offers 5-6 full or deluxe sample size beauty products in a cute bag to your door for only $10 a month. Whether I repurchase products or not, I am always glad to have tried some new things. You can see my past bags, if you are interested, by searching Ipsy in the search box to the right.

Hugs,

Megan

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2 thoughts on “June 2014 Ipsy Bag.

    L.G. McCrafty said:
    July 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Have you worn the blue liner out and about yet? I received the green liner which works well with my brown eyes but when i wear it I feel like a crayola experiment, Any tips on making it look decent?

      mlpull responded:
      July 11, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      I actually have. The green looked really pretty too! For me, the trick is to make sure the rest of the look is simple and on the more natural side, so that the liner can pop. It also has to be enough makeup on the rest of the face so that the colored liner doesn’t look out of place. A little black pencil liner REALLY close to the lashed (tightlined) helps too. I also do a little bit of a winged line, because then it’s like “go big or go home” and there is no mistaking that it is colored.

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