Ipsy Glam Bag | July 2013

Hello Lovelies! I recently received my July Ipsy Glam Bag in the mail and was pleasantly surprised with the selection of items it contained. Unfortunately I did not do an unboxing video for this one, but I thought the next best thing would be a post to share with you guys all the goodies!

Let me start off by saying: The hot pink shiny bubble envelope that was delivered to my door might have made me more happy than the contents of it. (Oops!)

Shown above are the two things I pulled out of the beautiful envelope. I loved the cute "Beach Beauty" theme, so I decided to show you all a picture of the card.

Shown here are just all 5 products contained in the pouch. I have not had time to try any of these products yet, but I wanted to share with you what they are. I will start with skin care!

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1. Coola Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer for the face (spf 20) |  I have been wanting to try this brand of sunscreen, but have been too nervous to purchase the full size. Most sunscreens make my skin beyond oily (more than it already is!) or make me break out, so I was happy to receive a sample size of this to try out. 

2. Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray | The humidity isn't bad where I am at, but I am still excited to try this product. I have heard great things about it and it will be perfect to take with me when I go home or when I go visit my sister in Texas!

3. derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub | This is a product I have never heard of, but apparently it is an "award-winning exfoliator". I will be interested to see if this gives the results it claims!

Now moving on to makeup!

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1. POP Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon in Coral Crush | When I saw this, I was very excited because I love lip crayon-type products. When I swatched this (shown below) I noticed that it gave great color pay-off! It is also a very creamy formula, but I will definitely need to wear a gloss over it so it does not accentuate the lines in my lips. Also, the color is SO pretty!!

2. BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Sample Palette | This cute little palette comes with three different colors: a deep purple, a golden brown, and a gold. I am pleased with this as I believe I will use all of these colors at some point. When swatching them, I did notice that they are not very pigmented, but the colors are so pretty I will make it work. (Swatches shown below)

Swatches on bottom picture from top left to right, then bottom:
Hollywood, San Francisco, Malibu, Coral Crush Lip Crayon
I went ahead and swatched all of the makeup products so you could see the colors on skin. All are shown without a primer in natural light. As you can tell, the eyeshadows are not the most pigmented, but this was with dry swatches. I plan on experimenting and seeing if wet swatches will give me a better color pay-off. Below the eyeshadows is a swatch of the POP Beauty Lip Crayon.

What are your favorite summer products? Do you subscribe to a monthly beauty "box"?

Xo, Suzanna