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Ipsy Bag July 2017

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Ipsy Bag July 2017

Ipsy Bag July 2017

Ipsy Bag July 2017 is at last here. It literally came in August, that too after a lot of following up. So if you have opted for a forwarding service like me, keep stalking them till they deliver.

Anyways here’s what I got in my Ipsy Bag July 2017

Ipsy Bag July 2017
Pacifica Island Life Eyeshadow Palette
This palette is an Ipsy exclusive and one can’t get it anywhere else. So cool right? But unfortunately, these aren’t the shades am particularly excited about. As such I use eye palettes once in blue moon and these colors are not tempting me enough to give this a shot.

But you never know I might do too. So will keep you posted if I do!

You can check out their eye palettes here – https://www.pacificabeauty.com/collections/eye-shadow

 
Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mandarin Green Orange & Ginger Mongongo Lip Conditioner

The packing and the scent speak summer, so it’s perfect fit in the beach bag! This balm is rich, super nourishing, moisturizing and soothing on the parched, sun-soaked pouts.

This one has a citrus scent and it’s made from a blend of all-natural USDA certified organic and non-GMO ingredients (like Mongongo oil, healing rosemary extract, organic essential oils, natural organic flavors, calendula extract and vitamin E).

It is also –

  • Cruelty-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Petroleum-free
  • Gluten-free

And I can never have enough of lip balms!

Price – 10$

Buy – https://www.jerseyshorecosmetics.com/mongongo-organic-lip-conditioners-anti-aging-761.html

 
NUDESTIX Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Rose
It applies like a pencil, feels like a liquid lipstick, and lasts like a tattoo. This three-in-one matte lip color is non-drying, hence it won’t budge, feather, or transfer for up to 9 hours. It’s intense pigment is comfortable to wear and is also kiss-proof.

This is one of the most flattering colors if you are into soft muted lip colors. I love the formula the most and I can’t wait to see how to pair this with other colors to custom make my own!

 

On a side note, it is also Free from –

  • Paraben
  • Sulfate
  • Phthalate
  • Gluten
  • Preservatives
  • Fragrance
  • and is cruelty-free too!

 

Price – 24$

Buy – https://www.nudestix.com/products/magnetic-matte-lip-color

 
Londontown USA Lakur Enhanced Colour by Londontown
This polish is Long-lasting, Chip-resistant, High shine, Vegan, and Cruelty-free. It’s infused with Florium Complex (a blend of British botanicals) to hydrate, improve, and strengthen the nails.

While I love that yummy cotton candy looking polish, I am not a fan of the brush at all. It’s kind of tiny and thin (most of the brands have the wide brushes which give a flawless application in one single swipe) and formula definitely seems to be slightly thicker than usual.

Price – 16$

Buy – https://londontownusa.com/

(will update the link when I find the correct shade)

 
The BrowGal Eyebrow Pencil in Espresso
Sample

Created by the Celebrity brow artist, Tonya Crooks, this pencil has been on TV, tour, and is time-tested on countless stars. The pencil lead is firm yet super blend-able creates strokes that emulate the look of real hair. Plus, this is sweat and water resistant!

 

And this shade Espresso is perfect for Indian skin tone. While this would be my first time trying out a pencil, I can’t wait to check out how this works on me. More on this soon!

 

Price – 23$

Buy – https://thebrowgal.com/shop/skinny-eyebrow-pencils-2/

 

 

I am not super stoked with the products I got in my Ipsy Bag July 2017 and at the same time not so disappointed either (may be except for that eye palette). But on the other hand, the pouch in which these products came in is super adorable.

Ipsy Bag July 2017

 

What got you excited from Ipsy Bag July 2017?

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

 

Ipsy Bag June 2017

Beauty
Ipsy Bag June 2017

Ipsy Bag June 2017

Ipsy Bag June 2017

 

Ipsy Bag June 2017 came in pretty late and all I could do is do my nails and post the picture on Instagram (you see falling sick knocks me off completely)

Anyways, here’s what I got in my Ipsy Bag June 2017

Ipsy Bag June 2017

 

Beauty for Real I-LINE 24-7 Eyeliner in Chocolate Fix

Chocolate Fix is dark matte chocolate brown eyeliner that’s perfect for the days where a plain black liner won’t do. Its rich gel formula is super pigmented, lasts all day and doesn’t really need any touch-ups. And it looks super flawless and very natural.
And since it is a gel formula, it doesn’t dry immediately and that makes it easy to smudge and play with the line before it sets.

Plus, it is perf for a soft smokey eye!

 

Full Size

Price – 14$

Buy – Beautyforreal

 

BioRepublic SkinCare Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Fiber Mask & Green Tea Detox Purifying Fiber Mask

Apparently, they’re made by skincare fanatics so we can expect the world’s BEST masks here.

The Green Tea Detox mask is infused with a ton of revitalizing ingredients like natural Green Tea extract and Vitamin E. While Green Tea makes the skin look fresh and clean, Vitamin E nourishes the skin and makes it soft and supple.

The Aloe Rescue mask is more soothing on the skin, thanks to the aloe vera juice present in the mask; skin feels immediately hydrated and calms down the sun-stressed skin.

 

Plus, these masks are totally biodegradable. How cool is that!

 

Full Size

Price – 14.95$

Buy – BioRepublic

 

Vasanti Cosmetics Power Oils Lip Gloss in Super Mom

Super Mom is a mauve-y hue looks absolutely fabulous on any skin tone! Plus, this is formulated with a rich blend of all-natural, good-enough-to-eat ingredients like Raspberry, Peach Kernel, Pomegranate Oil, and Jojoba Oil. This keeps the lips softer and supple for a longer time.

Full Size

Price – 22$

Buy – Vasanti Cosmetics

 

PÜR Mini Fully Charged Magnetic Mascara

The magic wand separates and fans out the lashes, so they look super defined and extra fluttery. It makes the lashes to look thick and long.

Plus, its formula conditions the lashes and prevents lash loss.

 

Mini Size

Price – 22$ (for Full size)

Buy – Pur Cosmetics

 

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Game Changer

Game Changer is a super fun electric coral that screams summer. It gives a perfect ultra-opaque, insanely shiny and unbelievably chip-resistant finish.

Plus, it’s Cruelty-free, 10-free, paraben-free, and GMO-free too!

 

Full Size

Price – 15$

Buy – Trust Fund Beauty

 

I loved each and every product I got in my Ipsy Bag June 2017 (did you even see that makeup pouch it came in..omg) and since it’s already July, I can’t wait to know what’s coming this month.

 

What do you like most from Ipsy Bag June 2017?

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

Ipsy Bag May 2017

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Ipsy Bag May 2017

Ipsy Bag May 2017

Ipsy Bag May 2017

 

Ipsy Bag May 2017 was such a beautiful one. For starters, I loved the pouch it came in. It’s very summery plus it would be so fun to have this around with some mini essentials when I hit the beach. That’s said, I loved each and every product from this month’s bag.

 

Here are the contents of Ipsy Bag May 2017 –

Ipsy Bag May 2017
Luxie Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush 660
It is an understatement if I simply put this as a genius brush. This is truly a multitasker, great to use it with liquid, cream, or powder foundations; concealers, highlighters and even bronzers. Though I particularly loved using this for my powder foundation!
Price – 23$

Buy – LuxieBeauty

What I Love –

  1. It is a pretty fluffy brush
  2. Its name – Dreamcatcher is pretty amusing (makes me want to think it will make all my makeup application dreams come true)
  3. It has a pretty periwinkle colored handle which looks amazing in the kit or even on the vanity (can’t wait to see this in the background of my pictures)
  4. Its fluffy brush head is 100% vegan and cruelty-free

 

CAILYN Cosmetics Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet in #32 Practicable

This is definitely the first time I heard of this brand but trust me when I say I just hit a jackpot! This is such a fabulous shade, I would have hated if I missed this. Plus, I did a swatch test on my hand yesterday and it stayed put all day long. It didn’t feel dry ever. In fact, it had that felt velvety silk feel. And as I speak the color is still on, though it did fade a little.
I am kind of hoping this would be my current go-to lip color since it’s such a gorgeous shade with such an amazing formula. I will do a detailed review once I test it out properly on my lips.

Price – 19$

Buy – Cailyn Cosmetics

What I Love –

  1. It is Matte liquid lipstick that is actually hydrating
  2. It is really pigmented, so it gives you totally opaque, full-coverage color without layering up a lot
  3. It is a gorgeous cinnamon-nude shade
  4. It is smooch and snack-proof and stayed put all day long.

 

Adesse New York Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in Surfer Girl

This shade looks similar to the one that was in last month’s Ipsy bag but make no mistake. Previous one was more of mint green while this month its mint blue.

Price – 18$

Buy – Adesse Ny

What I Love –

  1. It has super opaque formula (needs 2 coats min), is seriously shiny, and pretty much looks like a gel polish on application
  2. It has a flat brush which dispenses the perfect amount of polish on each nail
  3. Its formula is vegan, cruelty-free, and non-toxic

 

Starlooks Artist Edition – Luxe Longwear Star Stamp + Liner Pen

I don’t mind having another eye liner pen (remember I got one in April bag too?) but what struck me most was the stamp. I tried stamping it on my finger last night and I am in love. Its waterproof didn’t smudge and it’s super cute. I can’t wait to use this already.
Price – 19$

Buy – Starlooks

What I Love –

  1. It is double-ended
  2. It has the super cute star stamp
  3. Its stamp is pretty handy giving freedom from freehand drawing
  4. It is pretty handy to carry around (not that one would any touch ups)
  5. It is the only thing I would need if I have to transform myself from power brunch look to pink concert or gothic in seconds.
  6. It stays all day and doesn’t give raccoon eyes at the end

 

Urban Decay Afterglow in Sin

I am not really a highlighter kind of person but then I might just try my hand at this since its UD.

Sample

What I Love –

  1. It is a champagne-hued highlighter, suits almost all skin tones.
  2. Its formula is finely milled, which means it’s creamy plus its lightweight.
  3. It is much raved for its long-wearing luminizer formula

 

 

I can’t wait to put together a look using these products – especially the liner and the lip color. And now that we are about to enter the next month, I can’t wait to see what’s coming in June bag.

 

What have you loved from Ipsy Bag May 2017? Have you tried Ipsy bag yet?

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

3 International Beauty Boxes I tried in April (and here’s what I think)

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Beauty Boxes

3 International Beauty Boxes I tried in April (and here’s what I think)

 

 

Being a Beauty Junkie, I am constantly looking to feed my curiosity for trying out the new products. Though I wouldn’t call myself very adventurous when it comes to makeup, I love to try new products that help ease my dolling up routine. For long I have been very much obsessed with some of the International beauty boxes and when I got to know about ShipOutUSA, I took the chance and tried 3 International Beauty Boxes in the month of April 2017.

And here’s what I think –

 

Ipsy Bag

Beauty Boxes

First up is my favorite. Ipsy bag is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box that samples some of the much raved brands from the Beauty Industry. It costs just 10$ and there is always 2-3 full sized products making this the most coveted among the beauty junkies.

Best thing – You can email support@ipsy.com if you like any particular product from the released spoilers. How cool is that?

Buy – Ipsy

 

Target Beauty Box

Beauty Boxes

This is my second favorite. Though this is not as impressive as Ipsy, it’s nevertheless a pretty good bargain for the 7$ price (price often varies). Plus, you get to know what all products are in that particular box of the month. So it’s a pretty decent deal – no excitement, no disappointment!

Best thing – It’s a box to box payment, doesn’t renew or charge the card by itself. Plus, has a full sized product or two in the box.

Not so good – It doesn’t personalize the box like other beauty boxes do.

Buy – Target

 

Sephora Play

 Beauty Boxes

Out of the three, this is my least favorite of all. It’s not like I hate it but definitely, nothing that excited me about this one. There is not even a single full sized product in the box. All the samples are quite tiny and I guess that’s what disappointed me more. It again costs just 10$ but when compared with Ipsy, this seems pretty disappointing nevertheless.

Best thing – Once a while, chosen brands are pretty impressive.

Not so good – for 10$ you get a bunch of samples to try. And unlike Ipsy, Sephora Play doesn’t give you an option of selecting the brands you want the products from.

 

That said if you are like me looking to subscribe to International Beauty Boxes to be delivered in India; except Ipsy they are definitely not worth the effort, time and money.

Fortunately, Ipsy didn’t get customs. Target which was just 7$ got customs of 230 ₹ and Sephora Play which was 10$ got customs of 230 ₹ too. All that, plus roughly 700 ₹ (each package) as Sofu charges. So, in my opinion, it’s such a waste to spend so much on samples when you can get full sized in the money spent.

And unfortunately, the deals are currently off and Sofu charges have increased too. So if you are planning to subscribe to any of these beauty boxes or even try others for that matter, do check with ShipoutUSA for their current charges. Though they are one of the least priced at the moment, sometimes it does make you wonder if you are over spending on a box of samples (just my thought!).

 

Despite the charges of Sofu increasing, I might still stick with Ipsy. And as for others, they are no more on my subscribing list!

 

 

Have you tried any of these International Beauty Boxes in India? What do you think of these?

 

Want to know about beauty boxes that ship to India? Go here

 

P.s- These boxes aren’t shipped to India directly, you need to use a shipping service like ShipOutUSA

 

 

Much Love
Sangy