Lip Monthly Bag – July 2016

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I received my July 2016 Lip Monthly  bag yesterday and in case you are new to the US-based Lip Monthly  bag which costs $12.95  per month (free shipping worldwide – and always special offers on for your first bag) please see my previous post here which also includes my thoughts on the contents of the June 2016 bag.

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Love the bag this month as it is a beautiful summery orange colour with a pair of ‘Sunglasses’ and ‘Summer’ embossed on front – perfect for holidays and so secure with the zip closure – (each month you receive a lip monthly makeup bag and most months there is a different design).  Inside were the following – the usual three lip products, one makeup item and the product information card:

 1.  Mirabella Lipstick in ‘Coral Flash’ – $26.00

Already love Mirabella lip products so v happy to see a Mirabella product included – Love the new two-tone packaging so slick and stylist with a click closure and the lipstick colour is perfect for summer or any other time you choose, it is a beautiful orangey red colour and so creamy  – v impressed – would definitely recommend trying Mirabella products as well if you can.

Was intrigued when I seen this product as have never heard of the brand or the product before – described as the Perfect Pout – volume and shape definition.  The exterior box and squeezy tube packaging looks appealing enough until you screw the top off and smell it – there is an overpowering fragrance similar in my opinion to a type of disinfectant so definitely not what you would expect from a makeup / lip product so this was enough to put me off product straight away and then when I tried the clear gel product on my hand and lips it was so, so sticky and unpleasant on my lips that I had to remove it straight away – would definitely not recommend this product and will not be using it again or giving it to any of my friends or family either to try – in my opinion this is the worst product I have ever tried and this is saying something as I have tried so many makeup / beauty / lip products.

3.  City Colour City Chic Lipstick in ‘Heartbreaker’ – $4.99

 A beautiful dark pink creamy colour – no overpowering smell either – one swatch gives a strong opaque true colour but also buildable for an  even stronger colour – very reasonable price for the quality and also love the way it shows the colour of the lipstick at the bottom without having to open the packaging.

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4.  Bellapierre Shimmer –$15.00

The non lip product this month is a Bellapierre eyeshadow shimmer in ‘Cinnabar’, a dark pink colour with hint of shimmer, which can also be used mixed with a blusher too –I do like the colour and the consistency of Bellapierre eyeshadows – however I am not a huge fan of loose powders / shimmers but will still use this mixed / along with other colours because of the quality of the product.

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Although overall the bag was definitely excellent value this month – total retail value of $74.99 – because the most expensive product in the bag, the Cougar Plumper, at $29 is in my opinion unusable I am taking the value to be $45.99 which is still v good value and thankfully I will use the other three products so this makes up in part for the one product I dislike.   I would still recommend trying this beauty subscription especially if you love lip products and because of the value of products included.

Please see my Lip Monthly referral link for more details on subscriptions / special offers etc.

 Link directly to the Lip Monthly site for more details.

Thank you for looking – any comments / queries please let me know.  If you received this month’s bag would love to know your opinion and also your opinion on the Cougar Plumper, did you dislike it as much as me?

Best Wishes Liz x

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