Monday, January 21, 2013

January 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.

This months theme is "A True Star Will Always Shine"

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.

Discounts: The almost always offer a discount on any additional purchases you want to make. 

The not so good:

Skip a month? There is no option to skip a month.  You have to cancel.

Ipsy Treasures.

This is the cute bag.  It's navy blue and the inside has star printed material inside.  

Contents of bag with value and approximate retail price:

FULL SIZE Nailtini nail polish in Frappe (sheer pale pink). Value = $13.00

1.7 oz. bottle Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil. Value = $4.67

FULL SIZE Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter. Value = $7.00

1.5 oz. Sexy Hair Spray & Play. Value = $6.00 - I love this stuff.  It gives your hair volume and sort of pieces it out which makes colors stand out.  

Soho London Get a Grip Ergonomic Crease Brush. Value = $8.99

Navy Blue makeup bag.

The total value of this months bag is $39.66 not including the makeup bag.  For me this was a great bag.  The only thing I'm not to into is the nail polish because it's such a light color and I normally wear brights or darks.  I use Sexy Hair products and I use the spray & play which isn't cheap so this was super cool for me.  I've used Argan oil before and liked it.  I actually read the box on this and discovered you can use it on hair, nails, body, baths, etc.  I use lotion everyday and the blood orange smells delicious!  I didn't really need another makeup brush but I'll add it to my collection and use it eventually I'm sure.  I am actually curious about it since it says it's ergonomically designed.

Verdict: Ipsy is consistently a great all around inexpensive beauty subscription.  I'm keeping this one.

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


  1. Ooh you can do French Tips with the Nailtini!

    I have been subscribed to Ipsy for three months. I love all the products but, sadly, I wish the bags were more fun, LOL! I have a plain brown one, plain silver and now plain blue. I know, I know - it's not really about the bags. But I do hope some brighter, funner ones are in our future.

    1. I didn't even think about french tips. Thanks for the idea, now I'm a little more excited about the color. They used to sent really colorful bags before they changed their name to ipsy. I wonder if they will be more colorful in the summer?