ipsy July 2016

ipsy july 2016 bag

ipsy July 2016

This month’s theme from ipsy was Hot Summer Nights

ipsy july 2016


theBalm Cosmetics
Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Moskowitz

the balm eyeshadow

This is not a shade I would normally pick out. However, I blended it with another one of my favorite eyeshadows, and it worked great in the crease area. It was smooth and easy to blend.


Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel

curl charisma

I have naturally wavy/curly hair but most of the time I flat iron it. I love curly hair, but mine is a bit difficult to manage. It’s really curly in the back, wavy on the sides and the front is almost straight. (definitely not a normal curl pattern) I will try to take a pic sometime of my hair in its natural state so you can see what I’m talking about. For that reason, I hardly ever wear my hair just curly. I’ve used this once so far. It really helped to control the frizz and has a nice light to medium hold which I really like, because I’m not a fan of having “crunchy” hair.

For that reason, I hardly ever wear my hair curly. I’ve used Curl Charisma once so far. It really helped to control the frizz and has a nice light to medium hold which I really like, because I’m not a fan of having “crunchy” hair. It also has a nice but not overpowering scent to it.


Too Faced
Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

too faced primer

This facial primer from Too Faced contains coconut water, and it also doubles as a moisturizer. It went on smooth and gave my skin a nice dewy look.


The ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion

skyn iceland

This product was different than any I’ve used before.  The founder of this brand became chronically ill and was told by doctors that she needed to reduce her stress. She went to Iceland and discovered the powers of a clean environment and a stress-free lifestyle. She then created a line specifically to treat the effects of stress on the skin.

To use this product you apply a thick layer and let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then wipe off with a warm washcloth. When I first used the product, I didn’t read the instructions because I thought it was just like a typical moisturizer and left it on. The next time I actually read the instructions. 😉

It has a nice cooling effect, and I could see how it may be soothing for some, but I was not a fan of the tingle. It is also supposed to help with redness and calm inflammation.


Thrive Causemetics
Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner in Lauren (Matte Black)

thrive eyeliner

This eyeliner by thrive went on smooth with a nice matte finish, and I love that it also comes with a smudger and built in sharpener. It is also a vegan product and contains no parabens, sulfates or latex.


Swirl + Sparkle

swirl + sparkle

This is a product I’ve wanted to try for months and have heard others rave about. I actually purchased this using ipsy points. Points are a way for subscribers to purchase things online in the ipsy shop. You can earn points by referring friends and giving feedback on your monthly bags. Another reason I love ipsy!  Swirl + Sparkle is an all natural makeup brush cleanser. This worked great at cleaning a few of my makeup brushes and smells like yummy toasted marshmallow. Definitely, makes the chore of cleaning brushes a little more fun!

What did you get in your ipsy bag this month?

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