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Ipsy May Bag 2014 Review - Ipsy Review

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Ipsy’s May bag, Fresh Picks, recently arrived and I wanted to give you a quick review on all the products Ipsy included in the glam bag.  This time, Ipsy gave us a different take from their usual bags, which I do appreciate, because as a makeup collector, there’s only so much makeup products I can get through.  I do like receiving fun, newly released makeup goodies, but I also like trying innovative skin care, hair care, and perfumes (especially since those are the products I don’t really buy a lot of on my own). Now on to the bag products!

Hang Ten Classic Sport Lotion SPF 50 is a beautifully packaged, perfect for travel, 3 oz. sample of sunscreen.  Hang Ten has a protection seal on it (which is a must for sunscreen), and it will be great to carry in my bag for extra sunny days.  This sunscreen is advertised as using organic ingredients and being free of parabens and synthetic fragrances.

The Balanced Guru Hair Oil is a moisturizing hair oil that has a slight herbal scent (although I’m more of a fan of sweet fragrances).  I used the Balanced Guru Oil on my hair ends and my hair felt softer and moisturized without being oily.

Boo-Boo Cover Up Concealer is a pretty nifty product, designed to not only conceal blemishes but also treat them.  I received Boo-Boo cover Up in shade medium - it’s very pigmented and has a yellow undertone, perfect for concealing under eye circles.  Boo-Boo Cover Up is a lightweight concealer, spreads easily, and I’m a fan of the sleek packaging - I highly recommend it.  It contains soothing ingredients such as aloe, chamomile, green tea, tea tree oil and vitamin E.

Pacifica Eyeshadow Duo #2 (Moonbeam & Unicorn) is advertised as a smooth formula infused with minerals.  Unfortunately, this was the most disappointing product out of the bag - the Pacifica duo has a super hard texture, lacks pigmentation, and after a few hours, the glitter falls all over from my eyes onto my entire face (not a cute look for middle of the day).  I’ve liked Pacifica products in the past, but this eyeshadow duo is a dud for sure.

Eau Thermale Avene is a hydrating and setting mist, recommended for refreshing and soothing irritated skin.  The aerosol spraying mechanism applies smooth, and the mist has no fragrance.  I’ve used this before bed for some extra hydration, and also when traveling to maintain skin moisture.  Eau Thermale Avene worked wonderfully to calm my skin and instantly refreshed it. While this is a pricey product, I would consider purchasing the full size as it has found its way in my makeup and skincare routine.

There you have it, my quick recap of the May Ipsy Bag - something different, something new, and something boo, and I’m ready for the June Ipsy bag!

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Stay Pretty, Mackenzie M.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03978391493273464718 she.is.the.one

    wonderful color combo :)

    fashion blog http://www.sheistheone.ch/

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      thank you! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04916238406121683786 K. Petrova

    Boo Boo how catchy name, I like it 😀 I use the Avene thermal spray too but yeah it is pricey considering it’s almost practically pure water.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      That’s why I’m so happy Ipsy included it this month - it’s definitely a little luxury! xo