Yay! It’s Ipsy time again!
What is Ipsy you ask? It’s a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Each month you receive a cute little bag filled with 4-5 sample and full size products. It’s only $15 a month and it’s such a great way to expand your skincare and makeup collection as well as try new products that you may never would have tried before. Plus, this subcription is available in Canada, where beauty boxes are limited.
My initial thoughts on this months bag was a bit underwhelming. It’s not horrible by any means, but I think that because last months bag was so fabulous that maybe my expectations were too high…there’s always next month! Check out last months glam bag HERE!
~The Bag and the Theme ~
Fresh Picks!What a great Spring theme! The Bag itself this month is awesome…great neutral colors and it’s fabric. Much better than the cheap plastic ones 😉
~ Pur-Lisse: Hydra Balance Moisturizer ~
“Achieve beautiful balance with this delicate hydrating moisturizer. Infused with our unique, exclusive peptide complex, Lotus Lupine 5, Vitamin E and our secret blend of French Marine Plants, skin becomes dewy and supple – pure harmony.”
~ Pur-Lisse ~
~ Jersey Shore Sun: Pure White Mineral Sunscreen~
“Sans Tan contains Vitamin D3 because it’s a valuable addition for a sunscreen. Vitamin D3 production is suppressed by sunscreen use, because the enzyme that converts D2 to the active D3 does so by absorbing UV radiation. Blocking UV rays with sunscreen, or avoiding the sun altogether inhibits this process. Sans Tan has SPF 35 Anti-aging, Broad Spectrum Protection. Sans Tan does not contain a sky high SPF which can lead to a false sense of security & compromise sunscreen stability. Sans Tan has SPF 35 Anti-aging, Broad Spectrum Protection. Sans Tan does not contain a sky high SPF which can lead to a false sense of security & compromise sunscreen stability.”
~ Jersey Shore Sun ~
~ Hey Honey: Take It Off Exfoliating Mask~
$35 USD 1.7oz
I did get a chance to try this product out. Personally, I’m not a peel off mask fan. I find them messy, sticky and a pain in the ass to take off! This product does not differ from any other peel off I have tried. However, the bits that I was unable to remove by ‘peeling’ were easily removed with toner.If you like peel off masks, then I don’t see any wrong with giving this product a try. It certainly didn’t make my face turn green or anything!
“Instantly renews skin, leaving it refreshed and clean after only a few minutes. This gel mask helps promote a smooth and clear complexion for a post facial feeling. Take It OFF is quick and easy to use, so exfoliating you can feel beautifully refreshed,radiant and ready to go in just a few minutes.”
~Hey Honey ~
~ Pacifica: Duo Eye Shadow~
$14USD palette of four.
To be honest, I’m not to thrilled with this shadow. I like that it is a natural, vegan product but it’s simply not pigmented enough for my liking. If you’re a natural look lover, then maybe give this a try. With that said, I have tried some Pacifica products before (non makeup) and I really enjoyed them. My all time favorite is the Kona Coffee Sugar Detox Whole Body Scrub! It smells sooo yummy and it exfoliates very well. If you like coarse scrubs, then this one is for you!
Back to the eye shadow…These duo were created especially for the Ipsy subscribers…
“The Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo are coconut infused mineral eye shadows that are a perfect addition to any makeup collection. Packaged in a beautiful travel ready recyclable container, these exclusive duos are customized just for ipsy! These shades can be found in the Pacifica Mystical and Charmed Palette. Smooth application with gorgeous color pay-off.”
~ Avene: Thermal Spring Water~
$18.00USD 10.58 oz
I was so so happy to get a travel size of this thermal water. I use it quite regularly in the summer to keep my face moist while the sun sucks the life out of me 🙂 This product has so many great uses. I actually recently included it my “Must haves for a day at the beach” post…check it out!!
“Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes, softens and calms skin. Achieve maximum hydration.”~ Avene ~