July Ipsy Bag Review

My July Ipsy Glam Bag made it FINALLY-although the pink sparkly envelope had seen much better days, it was literally opened and taped shut, but nothing was missing. Thanks FedEx.

The bag this month is adorable-its this Japanese pop culture little fried egg guy named Gudetama. Apparently, he’s lazy, somewhat depressed, unfazed, and unmotivated.



Even the zipper’s given up:

The inside is lined with a bright yellow liner, which I love.

Hubs is disturbed by the fact the the yolk has a butt. 😳 This bag is sturdy, it feels really well made. Not that they usually aren’t.

Ok! Onto the goodies!

First goodie: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel

It’s obviously sample size-it’s got a refreshing scent and I’m excited to try it. This was the product I requested this month.
Ofra single pan shadow in Gold Rush-

I love Ofra shadows and Gold Rush does not disappoint. I’ll be adding her to my Z Palette today-retails for 6$ and here’s a swatch:

Next, Seraphine Botanicals Ginger and Gold Peach and Gold Frosting Blush-

Now this…this is a gorgeous peachy/gold blush, not too heavy or shimmery.

It’s got ginger, chamomile, lychee, and mangosteen extracts as well. Retails for 14$. Swatched:

It’s actually not as light as it looks in this photo-it’s really pretty.
I was hoping I’d get this, and was so happy it was in the bag.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. It smells AMAZING. There is, however, one MAJOR disappointment with this:

Seriously? I mean, I get that this is a trial/sample size-.33 oz or 10ml which is about 2 tsp, but I mean….no. I’m putting this on IG too. No shame. I’m looking forward to trying it-if there’s enough.
Last but not least, Chella Eyebrow Cream in Tantalizing Taupe

This pen type packaging is cool, on one end you have a tapered, thin eyebrow brush:

Then, on the other end, in the cap, is the eyebrow cream:

You dip the brush in the cream (which feels a little more powdery then creamy, but whatever). I haven’t tried it on my brows yet, but judging by the swatch I think I’ll like it:

This size retails for 24$-not bad, Ipsy!

And I got one extra goodie with my Ipsy points!

Real human hair, y’all. I haven’t decided how I feel about that. Like, exactly WHO’S hair is this? 😳 I’ll get over it I’m sure.

So there it is-the July Ipsy Glam Bag. This is probably one of my favorite bags-Ipsy has been gradually upping their game. The actual bag is adorable, and I feel like I got 3 full size products-the shadow, blush, and brow cream. If they’re not full size, they’re pretty darn close, and all for 10$. Brava, Ipsy.


***Ipdate**** (get it? Ipsy update?) I tweeted a photo of my almost-empty Caudalie, Ipsy contacted me and are sending me another. I thought that was pretty great customer service.

What was in your bag?

Talk soon, Lovelies


28 thoughts on “July Ipsy Bag Review

    • I’ve seen some and you’re right!! I didn’t get that. I love it-yes, it has a chemical smell to it (I’ve heard that complaint)-so don’t stick your face in it. Problem solved? The drop of Caudalie is totes disappointing but that’s not Ipsy.

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  1. Nice! Thank you for sharing Allie. All of these are nice 🙂 but what a scam on the Caudalie. 😡 I like the sorbet ok, their Cru eye cream is nice, but pricey.

    The makeup products look nice — I like the shimmer in those. Did you get your PLAY? I got my first GlossyBox also.

    Forgive me for my haul below…

    WARNING, I’m ashamed of this list, but in my defense, I had points + store credits and was on my deathbed for the past month. 🙈 So, I used Sephora for that reason.

    -UD Naked Heat palette. Love it so far! It’s earthy with some amazing colors, I was afraid it may be too rusty/red, but it’s gorgeous. I love the pigment and lack of fall out, plus it’s in a solid case with a big mirror and double-ended brush.

    -Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Twinkle Vol II highlighter palette (online only) — best highlighter powder I’ve used. Even husband was like “whoa, that’s a nice product, is that product? Your skin looks amazing and glowy.”

    -Anastasia Brow pencil – my evil stepsister Brow refuses to match my good Brow with Anastasia powder, so I had to get this pencil again, to add little precise hairs.

    -Benefit Gimme Brow- love this stuff to both set and add a little fullness/tint to brows.

    -Sephora SuperFood Skincare set – for $40 it’s got some great brands that I’ve been wanting to try: Tata Harper, Josie Maran Whipped Argan Butter, Coco Rose body scrub (loved it, tried this morning), Tatcha Dewy Skin mist, Youth to the People, and more.

    -Sephora foot mask in Almond – definitely minimized terribly dry feet for only $5 and 20 minutes. Husband did it also, but he panicked after 10 minutes – I went 20. It’s an easy to use, disposable sock that you wrap on and toss.

    – It’s Skin Cookie and Ice Cream lotion – it has little dark “chocolate chips” that melt into your skin. I am sensitive to perfume and the Original scent is not heavy at all. 2.7 oz (full to the top) for $10. Not greasy and absorbed fast.

    Freebies/items with points:
    -Tarte pro highlight liquid in Stunner – excited to try this! .16 oz, worth 100 points.
    -MUFE High Def foundation – one big sample and 4 tiny ones, the big one is .16 oz, with an online promo code. You can choose the shade also.
    -Lancôme dual finish sample – SO tiny, it has a sponge, why bother with so little product?
    -Stila liquid eyeliner in black – a good size, about 1/2 of a normal liquid eyeliner pen size. Worth the 100 points.

    GlamGlow mask set – worth it! (5 pieces – 500 pts)
    Alterna Caviar hair set – also worth it! (4 pieces – 500 pts)

    I’d post swatch pics, but I don’t know how 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Let me know if you got your PLAY 🙂 my Glossybox wasn’t bad… Have you gotten it before?

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    • I’m so disappointed in the Caudalie. I posted pics on IG and tagged them, maybe it’ll shame them a bit-but most likely not.

      I’m pissed at Play, and I think I’m done with them. Their customer service sucks my butt, and I’m holding a grudge. I’m actually considering Glossybox instead so I’m glad you mentioned that you got it-what kind of products did you get?

      Girl-NEVER ask for forgiveness for a haul. Evahhh.

      I do like the UD Naked Heat palette-I’m on the fence with that or one of the new Sephora Pro Palettes. Watch this space, one or the other is happening. I’m loving the stuff you picked! I’m into GlamGlow, their masks speak to me, so does the new Tarte one. Well done! 😘 Let me know about Glossybox, because Sephora Play can kiss my ass.

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      • Lol, I don’t blame you.

        Glossybox included for July:
        – 2 Colourpop Matte Lips: one in Watermelon (no bueno for my coloring), one in Speed Dial (wearable)
        – Skin & Co 6.8 oz face cleansing oil “Truffle Therapy” – haven’t tried, not sure as I just got over a massive skin issue and hesitant to do a new oil
        – full size NCLA nail polish remover pen for touch ups
        – Stila mini Liquid Eyeliner in black
        – full size Dr. Paw Paw ointment
        – .5 mini La Roche Posay purifying foaming cleanser
        – full size Doucce freematic blush in a standard matte peach/pink, Summer Sunset, apparently another color to insert comes next month
        – large after sun lotion Monoi (Tahitian monoi oil scent)

        Not bad. I wonder if I got two Colourpops because they were out of some other products?

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      • Ooooo-I like that. I may have to check out previous boxes, but if they’re like that, I likey. Thank you for listing those! Hey, I’d be down w 2 ColourPop lippies-y’all know I love my ColourPop. Haha-remember that time when someone wanted to “get me in trouble” for giving away Colourpop products and supposedly notified the company? Ahhh-good times. Not really good, more like-dumb. That was funny tho. Colourpop was all like ok, and the problem is…..??? 😂😂 ah, the good ole days 😉

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      • Ohhhh yes. “someone” claimed that she contacted the company and told on me for giving away their products. Which was either lie number 4086247 or the company laughed at her. Nothing ever came of it-much like the big ole lawsuit I’m still waiting for. 😳😂


    • Woah! You weren’t kidding, you did get a haul! I have been wanting to try the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea, anything. It sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This looks good! I think it’s worth joining them. I do think that tube was a rip off but other than that everything else looked good. I’ve heard good things about Tarte. Thanks!

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  3. Since I’m too lazy to get off my kindle (which has no twitter or IG passwords saved and u know I can’t remember them) I’m putting 2 interesting finds here!)

    Allie you made the daily news, well ur tweet (if u don’t know already) http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/kim-kardashian-accused-wearing-blackface-new-beauty-ad-article-1.3251404

    BLK water getting dragged in a taste test – I’m a manzo/laurita hater so I love it 😉

    Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!

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    • I just read the article ! That’s awesome to see you tagged !!! Good catch damnproudyankee. That’s a lot of free advertisement for the blog 😊

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      • Right? Thank you thank you!! I’d have never known had you not told me!! I mean, I guess any media outlet can use your tweets and that’s obvie FINE with me, if I tweet it, I stand by it and clearly don’t mind ppl seeing it-but I wish they’d have said oh btw look! No biggie, I just think it’s cool that they used it 😁


  4. My Ipsy bag is completely different, the only thing that we have that’s the same is the OFRA eyeshadow.. I did not realize how different each bag could be! I do love the little egg bag nicely made. I didn’t even notice the butt cheeks on the back lol and it’s been sitting in my bathroom are for weeks!

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    • Well, spill it!!! I had to take Snapchat off of my phone because of space issues, which I seem to have no matter what (time for an upgrade) so if anyone’s tried snapping me, I wasn’t ignoring I just haven’t seen. What did you get?!?


      • Well the I guess we had a few things same the Ofra and the ginger and gold blush both same. I got Beau Gâchis Illuminator Brush and TONYMOLY I’m Real Sheet Masks in Green Tea and Lotus (which I loved).Ciaté LondonWonderwand Gel-Kohl Hybrid Liner in black that I gave to my MIL. Loved this bag!

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  5. 1. Your husband is wrong about the egg butt. No other ipsy bag is going to speak to me the way the egg butt does.

    2. I..do really need to know where the human hair comes from.

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