Ipsy G L A M Bag | May 2015

Hello friends,

My May glam bag came in the mail and I just couldn’t wait to share it with y’all. This month is probably my favorite bag since receiving my first bag in September. The theme is jetsetter, so “buckle up buttercup!”

The bag itself is to die for. It is a canvas type material that is printed with Contents: My Life and a tube of lipstick. There are 5 full size/deluxe sample size products and two lipstick samples.

So, let’s start out with the one product that I wasn’t blown away by – the Pixi by Petra Beauty Bronzer. The tone of the bronzer is beautiful – not too warm and not too cool. It is the perfect golden bronzer. However, this is so shimmery that I don’t think I could use it as a bronzer. I see this as more of a highlighter. I like to use a matte bronzer on the face so that I can add in whatever highlighter I want without looking like a disco ball. In the past, shimmer bronzers have made me look oily at the end of the day when my natural oils have begun to peek through. Now these are just my first impressions, so I haven’t actually used this yet. But if I should end up changing my mind, I will let y’all know.

Now that the not-so-favorite is out of the way, let’s talk about the one product that I have fallen in love with. This product I have already used, so I can give y’all my full thoughts on it. The Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches are AH-mazing!!!! I used them last night after my toner, but before using the rest of my skincare. They go on super cold and warm up as the 20 minutes come to an end. The cooling gel-like feel is so nice, especially on tired eyes after a long day. While I don’t personally struggle with bad dark circles or puffiness, I do think that these would help those issues when used on a regular basis. Once I removed the patches, the packaging said to pat the area to enhance the benefits. The patches leave a slight amount of moisture behind, so I patted that in. My undereye area felt so hydrated after. I saved my patches to try and get a second use out of them, although I am not sure that you are supposed to. I can’t wait to buy more of these! My glam bag came with two applications of these patches, but I gave my other set to my sister so that she could try them out.

The other three products + 2 lipstick samples look equally as promising even though I haven’t used them yet. I am so excited to use all of them.

The Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Eye Brush {205} is so soft and fluffy. It would be great for adding the transition shade to the eye, when you don’t need to be overly precise, or for using as a blending brush once all of the shadow is laid down.

As a lady with a fair complexion, I am always on the look out for great sunscreens. The Bare Republic SPF 30 Mineral Face Sunscreen looks super promising, especially for when I am lounging by the water this summer. I usually use a 30 or 45 on my body and a separate face sunscreen with around a 50 SPF + a wide brimmed hat. However, I still can’t wait to try this out! This has a thin, watery consistent that blends really well into the skin. Although it does feel a bit greasy afterward. It is a typical white sunscreen, but it doesn’t smell like sunscreen. I pick up hints of coconut and the scent of the strawberry shortcake doll (super weird, I know!!!)

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