ipsy: Swim into Beauty

Summer is finally here, and guys, it has been a hot one already! I’ve been hanging indoors to keep little man cool, but the weekends are my time to put on a full face and embark on whatever little adventure my little family and I delve into. Summer beauty is definitely tricky when you factor in hot and humid weather, so I’m always open to tips and tricks to help beat the summer heat and keep my face from melting off, literally! ipsy summer season is kicking off with the June glam bag, Swim into Beauty.


//Aurora Gel Effect Nail Polish//

I don’t know about you but I am certainly in need of a manicure done by someone other than myself sitting on the couch (a pedicure would also be nice). I’ve been wanting to try one of these polishes comparable to a legit gel manicure; even my new hardware top coat is failing me lately. This polish by Aurora, a new brand to me, is meant to act like a gel manicure without the use of a UV lamp. It promises to stay strong and shiny for up to 2 weeks, and unlike a salon gel manicure can be removed with regular nail polish remover. Now, if it really follows through with what it claims then you get a luxe look for less. I received the shade 4 Alarm Fire, which is a great color for summer. Use code IPSY when checking out at http://www.auroracosmeticsny.com to receive 30% off your purchase.

//Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer//
I’ve been using Smashbox primers for years and absolutely love them. This particular one is really light weight and contains vitamins A + E, grape seed oil and green tea to help reduce fine lines and pores. It does a beautiful job laying down a base to give your makeup application a flawless look. The photo finish primer also has the added feature of being able to diffuse light when it hits your skin to essentially blur out imperfections leaving you with an even looking skin tone, all while giving your makeup look longevity.

//Glamierre Flat Top Concealer Brush//


One of the things I’ve always loved about ipsy is that I am introduced to so many new brands that I may have not heard of otherwise. Glamierre is one of those brands. This is a duo-fiber brush great for concealer application, contouring and blending to create a flawless complexion. I’m particularly into flat top face brushes right now so I’m happy to add this one to my collection.

//Lavanila Laboratories- The Healthy Body Butter in Pure Vanilla//


Here we have an all-natural body butter great for hydrating skin, leaving it feeling nice and smooth. It’s made up 100% of Shea and Cocoa Butters, as well as antioxidants and essential oils. I particularly liked the luscious, warm vanilla scent and the fact that my hands and skin didn’t feel greasy after using.

//tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon//


How cute is the packaging on this little guy?! I’m wearing of eyeshadow crayons on their own because of creasing potential, but I do love them as eyeshadow bases (think: NYX Jumbo Pencils). This one is marketed as long wearing and buildable in color intensity; even though it claims to be crease free I feel like I would still slap some lid primer underneath for bonus durability. I received the shade Marimoto Pink Pearl, a nude pink shimmer great for a natural summer look.

Did you have a favorite product from this set? How about a favorite June ipsy product different from what I received?? Share below!


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