Glam Bag Unboxing: July 2016

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It’s time to unbox my July Glam Bag!  Ipsy sends out their bags mid-month, which is perfect.  When I was planning our wedding, I remember receiving winter bridal magazines in the middle of autumn and just feeling so out-of-season.   I know magazines have to do that to give us brides a chance to plan ahead, but I have to say I love it when my subscription items arrive in the exact season they are made for.  (just me?)  Ipsy sends their glam bags in the middle of the month so you are totally caught up in the month its intended for.

The July Glam Bag has a fever bright yet sultry, smoldering theme of “Hot Summer Nights.”  My version of the glam bag didn’t overly embrace the theme, similar to last month’s punk theme, though two of the items fit pretty well with it.  I like that though, because when a theme doesn’t suit my particular style (read: BRIGHT and PUNK), I still get a glam bag full of things that I like.  Another reason I love Ipsy–their style-matching quiz is fairly detailed and the company does a great job sticking to it when composing your individual glam bag.

On to the unboxing!

 

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Mellow Baked Eyeshadow – Plum

This baked eyeshadow is probably the most “summer sultry” item in my July Glam Bag.  I haven’t tried this brand before, but my last run-in with a baked product from my June Glam Bag (DLS Baked Highlighter in Bellissima, I’m looking at you!) was phenomenal.  I have high hopes for this product.  While the color is technically Plum, it is definitely a copper-brown plum (though the picture makes it look far more coppery than it really is).  It’s my kind of purple!  And while I normally wouldn’t associate the color plum with sultry summer nights, this shade gives off that vibe.

 

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Make Up For Ever Mascara – Excessive Lash

Mascara definitely can lend itself to a sultry look, especially one that gives excessive lashes!  I feel like mascara is a beauty product for all seasons, so getting this in my July Glam Bag is a great match for the month!  I haven’t tried this particular mascara before, but anything that promises excessive lashes (and is made in France) is my style.  I can’t wait to try it out!  I’m not sure how it will compare to my beloved go-to mascara, but I have high hopes.

 

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Befine Food Skin Care Night Cream

At this point in my unboxing, the products get less sultry-summer, but still get me excited.  My July Glam Bag included this moisturizer, made specifically for the face and neck.  While it is a night cream and is extremely moisturizing, it’s not heavy at all.  This cream’s uniqueness stems from its’ food-based roots and the company’s focus on natural ingredients.  It is paraben-free and composed of vegetarian proteins, including cocoa, millet, and rice bran.  The label says it has an allergen-free fragrance, but I don’t detect much of a fragrance at all.  In my opinion, it smells like unscented lotion.  You know, the lotion that is “fragrance-free” but totally has a fragrance of it’s own.  It smells like that.  And it’s not completely unpleasant.

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Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spring Water

This is definitely the most unique product of my July Glam Bag.  It is specifically made for sensitive wearers (yay!) and is intended to soothe irritated patches of skin.  Apparently it can be used for a variety of irritations, ranging from sunburns to diaper rashes.  It is a soothing and softening water that is made to be sprayed and then patted off after a few minutes (if it hasn’t already dried).  The product is packaged in a pressurized bottle like hairspray (a little surprising) in order to create a very fine mist.  I’m definitely intrigued my this product and am looking forward to trying it.  Yay!  Another product from France!

 

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Luxie Beauty Brush – 215 Small Angle

No glam bag is complete without a beauty tool!  This particular brush is nice because its gorgeous, cruelty-free, and has an antibacterial coating.  The brush handle is the prettiest blush pink, and has the words LUXIE printed on it in gold foiling.  So beautiful.  The hairs are synthetic fibers (go vegan!) that are compact though not overly long.  I think they will be good for cut-crease work and detailed coloring.  Though angled brushes are definitely not my go-to shape for eye makeup, I really think this brush will come in handy.  And I also just like having another brush to add to my collection!

That is the end of my July Glam Bag unboxing.  If you’re an Ipsy subscriber, leave a comment below telling me what you got.  I would love to know!  And if you’re not an Ipsy subscriber, you can sign up here.   Thanks so much for reading!

*Using my Ipsy subscribe link will not compensate me, however it will provide me with Ipsy Glam points to be used towards products!*

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