Monday, July 8, 2013

My June Glam Bag & Birchbox

Another "better late than never" post today, here is what I received in my June Ipsy Glam Bag and Birchbox. I haven't tried that many products from these yet but I will share my thoughts on those I have tried. I'm hoping to actually make the time to film an unboxing video when I get my July Glam Bag and Birchbox, but we will see! (Usually I am too impatient and open it almost right away.... haha!)

My June 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag:
I actually haven't even opened anything from this Glam Bag yet, but the two products I am most looking forward to trying are the NYX blush and the StarLooks lip pencil. I'm not overly excited about the glitter palette from J.Cat, though I guess maybe I'll give it a shot. The J.Cat eyelashes will just go in my lash drawer and I'll probably eventually use them. I don't wear false lashes often, but they are handy to have for those occastions where I do really want to amp up my look. Lastly, there is the Cailyn gel liner in a purple color. I love gel liners but I just don't really do colorful liner. I am also not a fan of the packaging, it is kinda bulky with the attached brush on top of the lid making it really tall. I will probably end up giving this product away to a friend.

My June 2013 Birchbox:
The above three products I have not tried yet. I am actually really excited about the Color Club nail polish, I love the bright coral color. I will probably try that out this week. (I'll let you know!) The Suki exfoliating foam cleanser smells great and I look forward to trying that as well. The Youngblood Hi-Def Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder sounds interesting, I will have to try to work that into my makeup routine soon and see what I think.

Now here are the products I have already tried from the June Birchbox. Pictured are the Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo, Love Smoothing Conditioner packet and Oi/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion. I have used all three products the last 3 times I shampooed my hair. (I made the conditioner and oil packets lasted me 3 uses, the shampoo will obviously last several more.) The scent of the shampoo and conditioner is light and but the scent of the oil is a little stronger and lasts longer. I do like the scent of the oil, and I love the way the combination of these three products makes my hair feel. It is so soft!

Overall:
This month's Glam Bag just felt kinda young to me. As in I felt like maybe I am too old to be subscribed. (I think it was that glitter palette!) If I was in my teens still I probably would have loved everything about it, but I'm in my late 20's. I have been kinda on the fence with Ipsy and Birchbox lately, and this month didn't help Ipsy. (Perhaps I need to revisit my beauty profile on Ipsy and take the quiz again, maybe that would help?) I did enjoy several products from my Birchbox so far though, so I guess we will see what July brings and see how I'm feeling about these subs then! :)

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