Sunday, June 10, 2012

ipsy (formerly Myglam) - June 2012!

{What was in this month's bag}:

Philosophy's Take a Deep Breath Oil-free Moisturizing Oyxgen Gel Cream Moisturizer
NYX Round Lipstick in Saturn
Living Proof frizz Nourishing Styling Cream
Marbella Permanent Eyeliner Pen

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Philosophy's Take a Deep Breath Oil-free Moisturizing Oyxgen Gel Cream Moisturizer

I've never been a huge fan of Philosophy's moisturizers, because of the rusted smell they left on my skin. I believe this is something that only happens to select people, so I think it has something to do with different skin chemistry. This moisturizer, however, doesn't smell so strongly. In fact, it's hard for me to pinpoint a smell, which is good! I've only used it a few times, so I can't say with certainty that there has been a significant change. The cream doesn't feel too heavy, which is nice. Finally, a Philosophy product I can use without crinkling my nose.

NYX Round Lipstick in Saturn

I was excited to receive a lipstick in this month's bag (hey, two months in a row!), but I'm not too fond of the shade. Saturn is nearly my lipcolor, if a bit more red, but has an extremely glossy look to it. I don't think it is a good stand-alone shade, but could be a nice alternative to gloss. I might end up giving this shade away.

Living Proof Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream 

I was a bit skeptical about this product, because of the history I have with this brand. I had previously purchased the heat styling cream and disliked it. After using this product a few times, I have to say I didn't give this brand a chance. Not that I would repurchase the heat styling cream, but that I should have been using this!

It's been incredibly hot out here and pretty much the perfect time to test this styling cream. I've used it a few times since it arrived and have loved the way my curls remained intact throughout the day. I am definitely considering trying a different product from their line and may just do that with the coupon that was included in this month's bag.

Marbella Permanent Eyeliner Pen

I haven't used liquid eyeliner in quite some time, after having purchased MAC's fluidline in Blacktrack. I was never a pro (and still don't consider myself that) when it comes to applying liquid liner, though I have improved since using the gel liner. I had never used a liner pen, so I was pretty stoked to receive this. I've always been skeptical on the use of liner pens; wouldn't it be harder to use?

It was definitely a different experience. I wouldn't say that it was easier, just different. The pen is not as pigmented as I would have liked, so it does make it a bit more difficult to apply because you do have to press down slightly more. I did really like the brush on the pen, which made it easier to draw my winged-out liner.

I absolutely LOVED this month's bag! So many goodies and so many new things to try. I was hoping to cancel a subscription service this month, but now I'm not sure which it will be. With the addition of Glossybox, I now have three monthly subscription services, which I think is one too many. Gah! Why couldn't you make this easy for me, ipsy?? I'm super excited to see what ipsy does for July!

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What did you think of this month's bag?


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