Ipsy May 2016 Glam Bag {Destination Chic}

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Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow Trio
Full Size Price: $12.00
Sample size value is approximately: $8.40
I have loved Pacifica products in the past so I was excited to see this eye-shadow trio in my bag this month. These three shades are very neutral and earth toned so they work perfectly for any every day look. These shadows are gluten-free, 100% vegan, and cruelty free. These shimmering shades include Crush (beige), Skinny Dip (copper), and Lovely (brown). They are made with a formula that makes them silky smooth but I did find it to be difficult to pack on the color on my brush. The pigmentation is decent on these but it does take some layering to achieve a full colored look. Overall, I found them to be of decent quality but since I have lots of neutral pallets, I would not re-purchase this particular set.

INSPR Beauty Eye Fluff Brush
Full Size Price: $12.00
I have tried other products from the INSPR Beauty brand before but this is my first brush from their line. This is an eye fluff brush which can be used to add strong color on the lid, all over for blending, and anything-in-between. I found this to work very well as a blending brush, in particular in the crease area as it does have a smaller brush head to it. The brush hairs are very soft and I did not experience any fall out with the hairs. The shape of the brush also held up quite well after washing. This appears to be the only full size product this month and due to the high quality and good pricing, I would consider purchasing more brushes from this brand.

SOO AE Propolis, Collagen, and Brightening Masks
Full Size 5 Pack: $15.00
Sample size value is approximately: $9.00
This is a 3 in 1 review as this sample came with three different types of masks by the same brand. Each of these masks had a delicate scent that seemed natural. None of them irritated my skin in any way and provided a nice relaxing feel while they were applied. Some of them had more liquid than expected which caused some difficulty while applying but overall I found them to work quite well. Due to the claims they each have, I feel I would have to test them out for a longer period of time to fully attest to their abilities of working. My favorite of three was the Propolis mask which improves skin elasticity and radiance with honey extract. I would consider purchasing more of these masks.

Clark's Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream
Full Size Price: $115.00
Sample size value is approximately: $22.54
I am always on the lookout for new moisturizers to try out so I enjoyed seeing a decent size sample in this month's bag. This is a cream that gently exfoliates and hydrates, leaving the skin baby-soft and moisturized. Over time it claims that with it's ingredients of Glycolic Acid, Algae, and Yeast Extracts that fine lines will appear softened, while stressed skin is soothed and nourished. It is recommended for dry skin, aging skin, and stressed skin. This product contains no gluten, parabens, sulfates, and is cruelty free.The scent reminded me of a mix of a cologne like scent mixed with hair products, it's not an ideal scent but the product itself works extremely well. It instantly made my skin feel super hydrated and nourished. It did not irritate my skin in any way. Due to the high price of this item, I would not purchase the full size of this product.

Smashbox X-Rated Mascara
Full Size Price: $22.00
Sample size value is approximately: $2.20
I am a big fan of Smashbox and have loved many of their mascaras and this one certainly lives up to some of my favorites. This mascara provides a full look in just a few coats and it does not clump or flake throughout the day. The formula itself is not overly dry nor wet and is easy to layer. I found that it provided a clean look without too much product and the pigmentation was overall amazing. I would purchase the full size of this product.

My May Glam Bag is valued at $54.14.
I pay $10.00 a month, so I received an additional value of $44.14 this month.
Overall, I loved this month's bag. The bag itself is absolutely adorable! This is one of my favorite bags this year due to the overall value and the amount of samples received. My favorite product from this month's bag was the mascara.

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