Monday, December 3, 2012

November Ipsy Bag

Ipsy bag time.  I gotta be honest I'm not really digging the Ipsy name.  No one knows what it means when you talk about it.  Glam bag was way more descriptive.  No matter on the name because I do enjoy my Ipsy bags.  The value of the Ipsy bag has always been high compared to the price paid.  I have had a few items I didn't care for but I figure better to try them inexpensively than pay full price and not like it.   With Ipsy you receive 4-5 samples and a makeup bag for $10 a month with shipping included. If you sign up yearly it's $110 which brings the price down the $9.16 a month with shipping included.

The good:

The samples.  They seem to include at least one full size sample each month, which is nice.    

The packaging. Each month the products come in a cute makeup bag for all your goodies.

The not so good:

Skip a month? There is no option to skip a month. If you don't want to receive a bag that month you have to cancel your subscription and re-sign up if you want to start it up again. This could be a problem if there is a wait list to sign-up.

The price: $10 a month.  You could spend that easily on one item at Sephora or Ulta.
The choice: You don't get to pick you items so you may end up with things that you might not use

Contents with bag with retail price listed.

FULL SIZE Nailtrini in Millionaire. Value = $13.00

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow in Matt Batali. Value = $3.83 (full size palette of 9 colors $34.50) 

.07 oz. Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip gloss in dare devil. Value = $8.41 (.15 oz. 18.00) 

FULL SIZE Starlet Cosmetics eyeliner in chocolate.  Value = $11.00

.12 oz. Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel. Value = $11.39 (.19 oz. $18.00) 

Coupon for $20 off Just Fab shoes. - Their shoes are $39.95 w/free shipping. 

Chocolate brown makeup bag. 

The total value of my Ipsy bag is $47.63, not including the makeup bag.  Some people received Benefit's They're real mascara instead of the brow defining gel.  I will use the brown gel but I would much rather have received the mascara.  I love the color of the lip gloss and Bare Minerals is a great brand.  I'm actually very happy with all the items in this little bag.       

Verdict: This is a nice inexpensive subscription for makeup. 

**I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Ipsy.  I pay for these subscriptions myself.

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