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Ipsy | May 2014 “Fresh Picks” Glam Bag

It’s the weekend which means beauty box catch up time! Ipsy is the ONLY monthly beauty subscription that I have decided to keep because I felt that at the price of $14.95 with shipping, the value and excitement level of the products were worth hanging on to. May’s box was getting us all ready for summer which is now sadly almost over, but thankfully most of the products in this month’s bag can still be used year round.

May Ipsy Glam Bag

Hang Ten | Classic Sport SPF 50

Hang Ten | Classic Sport SPF 50

Protect and nourish your skin with our clear, lightweight, naturally scented sunscreen. Provides maximum water resistance and full body coverage against harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Thoughts: You can never have too much sunscreen in the summer and having a little travel size like this for touch-ups throughout the day is pretty useful. I actually carry one for my face because I started getting a bit of a trucker’s tan on my drive home from work! I have never tried Hang Ten before, but this brand is distributed by COOLA whom I love so I have high hopes.

Full size: 100mL/$12.99

I received: 30mL/$3.90

Pacifica| Mineral Eye Shadow Duo

Pacifica| Mineral Eye Shadow Duo

The Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo are coconut infused mineral eye shadows that are a perfect addition to any makeup collection. Packaged in a beautiful travel ready recyclable container, these exclusive duos are customized just for ipsy! These shades can be found in the Pacifica Mystical and Charmed Palette. Smooth application with gorgeous color pay-off.

Thoughts: I love Pacifica products and have never tried their eye shadows before so this will be fun! This duo is great colour for everyone and although it is infused with coconut, the eye shadow does not smell like it. The shadows are very soft and will be wonderful additions to my neutrals UNII palette.

Full size: ? This was specially created for ipsy and there are no duos to be seen on the Pacifica website.

I received: *FULL SIZE*

derma-e| Microdermabrasion Scrub

derma-e| Microdermabrasion Scrub

Improve the appearance of your skin with this gentle yet effective Microdermabrasion Scrub, only from derma e®. This formula buffs away dull surface cells, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars, and absorbs excess skin oils with an exclusive crystal blend including Dead Sea Salt and Volcanic Sand (rich in Silica). Enriched with natural astringents Lime and Lemon Peel plus antioxidants Grapeseed and Vitamin E, this pro-grade treatment re-texturizes skin, leaving it soft, smooth and younger-looking.

Thoughts: It sounds like this is a drastic skincare item, but the actual texture is very gentle. Exfoliation is very important in promoting cell turnover especially as we age. This also smells fruity because of the lime and lemon peel which is a scent I LOVE.

Full size: 56g/$32.50

I received: 28g/$16.25

Hey Honey |Take It Off Exfoliating Peel Off Mask

Hey Honey |Take It Off Exfoliating Peel Off Mask

Instantly renews skin, leaving it refreshed and clean after only a few minutes. This gel mask helps promote a smooth and clear complexion for a post facial feeling. Take It Off! is quick and easy to use, so exfoliating you can feel beautifully refreshed, radiant and ready to go in just a few minutes.
- Moisturizes with luxurious Honey extract
- Brightens and smoothes skin with the exfoliating power of Alpha Hydroxy Acids
- Non-irritating: this mask is on your skin longer than a typical AHA cleanser, therefore the concentration of AHAs can be lower making it less irritating, but just as effective
- Paraben & S.L.S Free

Thoughts: I have come to enjoy chemical exfoliation to avoid excess physical stress on my skin and this peel-off mask is totally something I would use.

Full size: 50mL/$35.00

I received: 10mL/$7.00

Pur-Lisse| Pur-Moist Hydra Balance Moisturizer

Pur-Lisse| Pur-Moist Hydra Balance Moisturizer

Achieve beautiful balance with the Pur-lisse pur~moist hydra balance moisturizer. Gently smooth over face day or night after cleansing and toning. Glides on like a gel and hydrates like a cream and never greasy. Hydrates your skin to create a perfect canvas for makeup application. Dries down to a healthy glow.

Thoughts: I cannot believe that I have received countless pur-lisse samples and have not used one! I I am intrigued by the idea that this moisturizer dries down to a healthy glow. Maybe I’ll crack the seal and try it…

Full size: 50mL/$55.00

I received: 15mL/$16.50

Total value of May Ipsy Glam Bag: *at least* $43.65 minus the value of the Pacifica eyeshadow

Largely due in part to the value of the two skincare items, this month’s Ipsy bag was worth quite a fair bit of skincare items are of interest to you. Luckily, I liked them so I can say that I was happy with this month’s selection!

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