Friday, June 13, 2014

Ipsy June 2014 - Pretty in Paradise

Pretty in Paradise arrived today! My very first IPSY bag in it's pretty pink packaging was waiting all sparkly and full of promise in my mailbox.  I couldn't wait to open this bag, as I ordered my year subscription from IPSY, over a month ago. The May '14 bag had sold out, so I patiently waited for this lovely surprise.

First off the Rebecca Minkoff makeup bag is STUNNING! It's a is zip pouch is going to be used right away to stash goodies in my purse. I adore the pattern, the base color is a navy blue, with red tag and red zipper. The tropical pattern features pineapples and plants, in a mix of abstract oranges, yellows, whites and teals. I really love that it's an easy wipe material, because I'm always getting powders on my canvas bags and they are always a pain to clean.  You have to check out Rebecca Minkoff's website because they have a small pouch in this identical Hawaiian print that retails for $75. 

The OLE HENRIKSEN "truth to go" wipes were a fab edition to the bag (although them plus the rest of the items didn't fit inside the bag). Wipes are always a necessity and I was very pleased with the bright citrusy-vanilla scent. It is a refreshing feel and it gently removes make-up.  The 10-wipe travel size costs $9 and it's the same amount in what was included in our June IPSY bag.

The Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray was a SUPER edition to this bag. This product smells like the beach in a bottle, all sea salt/coconut oil/sand/pineapple/beach breezes.  I seriously could sit here and smell it all day.  The product works well, I quickly sprayed over my dry hair and scrunched as directed. My naturally wavy hair soaked up the goodness and it really gave me an effortlessy casual look.  It's a small travel-sized bottle (1.52oz) and the full-size (4.2oz) retails for $8.79.

The makeup products in this month's bag were a bit disappointing for me. The products are all very nice, I just wasn't excited because I've recently received some mascaras, eyeliners and lip glosses from other boxes.

The Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner is a nice full size product that retails for $6.99. The applicator is excellent and it glides easily across the eyelid and drys extremely quickly.  I do not have any liquid liners because I've been a bit to scared to try.  I also didn't want to waste money on a product I would never use, so as I'm typing this, I'm a little more happy with receiving this in my bag.

The NYX Butter Gloss is lovely, but the shade is a bit boring. I like the feel it's silky without being too sticky. Even though the Eclair pale pink/nude shade is a bit dull,  one can never have too many glosses. This is another full-size product and retails for $5. 

The Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara was another full-sized beauty product included. It's a decent mascara in a rich black. I do not currently need any mascaras, I'm completely over-stocked at the moment, but I like to use a new mascara every 60 days anyway to keep the freshest products on my eyes. This sells for $15 on the product's website, so I'm VERY pleased with the value.

The IPSY Bag Cost: $9.17/month ($110/yearly)

IPSY Bag Contents / Approximate Value:
Rebecca Minkoff Bag: ?? (One can never really value their bags, as these are custom made each month for IPSY - but I would pay at least $10 for this bag)
Ole Henriksen Wipes: $9
Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray: ~$3
Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner: $6.99
NYX Butter Gloss: $5
Be a Bombshell Mascara: $15

June '14 IPSY Bag Approximate Value: $38.99 (Not including the bag)

The goodies in this month's bag were personalized for me by taking at beauty quiz at IPSY.  You can re-take the quiz at any time, and it will adjust what your receive in future mailings.

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