July- Ipsy



Okay, this month’s Ipsy bag was pretty good.  The bag was again, small but cute.  I like the blob thing on it.  Some of the samples were nice too!

-Beau Gachis Illuminator brush-  Verdict:  Okay

This brush was just okay.  It’s supposed to be good for concealer but I prefer my finger to this brush-  I’ll give it another try sometime though!

-Jersey Shore Cosmetics-  Lip conditioner

I liked this fine.  I can’t say it works great, because I keep forgetting to use it.  It’s been pleasant when I remember.  I’m terrible at remembering to put on lip balm-  I just put on lip gloss.

-Cougar Beauty Products:  24 Hour Liquid Lipstick in Mulberry –  Verdict:  Okay

I liked the color, but the product just didn’t really work for me.  It both didn’t stay well and didn’t remove well- just smeared.  Again, I’m not a fan of liquid lipstick- lipgloss or lipstick, not some combo.  If you are a fan of liquid lipstick you might like it better.

-Ciate Londer Wondewant Gel-Kohl Hybrid Liner in Black-  Pass

I don’t use eye liner, so this is pretty worthless to me.

OFRA Cosmetics- Gold Rush Eyeshadow- Verdict:  Love it!

Great color and good staying power.  Not too shimmery.  I use it a lot.

Overall- the bag is okay, but not the best.  I’m not sure it’s worth $10 for some good products and some I don’t care for.  I’m nearing decision time!




July Birchbox


This was a pretty good box, overall.

Let’s start with the bad:

Beautoniq Beauty Blush Serum-  This was not good.  Hard to apply, didn’t apply evenly, hard to remove (stained, really).  Pass.

Oribe Matte Waves-  Verdict:  Okay.

I was excited about this, but I found it didn’t have much effect or hold.  However, it didn’t make my hair stiff.

MAC Primer-  Verdict:  Fine

This is a pretty good primer.  Not my favorite, but not terrible.  I think a few other primers hold better, but this is just fine.  MAC makes good product so it’s not a bad choice but I am not sure it’s the best for my skin.

Juliette Has a Gun:  Anyway perfume-  Verdict:  Good

Not a huge scent person but I did like this one!

Kiehls rare earth deep daily cleanser- Verdict: Good

I liked this.  It didn’t seem to irritate my skin, or dry it out.

July Sephora Play! Review


My July bag came with:

IT Cosmetics mascara

Boscia Charoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-off treatment

Briogeo Leave in Conditioning Spray

bareMinerals Gen Nude Matte in Swag

Milk Makeup Cooling Water

Atelier Cologne

Problem with my July bag-  Some of the items packaging was opened.

Solution- a quick call to Sephora and they refunded my monthly payment.  Much appreciated and super easy!

Because of that, I didn’t try most of the items.  I did try the mascara (it was securely packaged), and the leave in conditioner.

Thoughts:  The conditioner was fine.  It was light; in fact, when I let my hair air dry after putting it in, it seemed to enhance my curls and waves.  Very nice!  I can’t say if it made a difference as to conditioning, but it didn’t hurt.

Mascara-  it (“IT”) was fine.  It went on well enough and I liked it okay.  It didn’t seem to hold as well as other brands.  I will definitely use it up, but I wouldn’t buy it.