Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February ipsy Bag - Get Red Carpet Ready

Ipsy formerly called Glam bag sends out 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.  I've been with them for a year now and I this one constantly has a high product value w/products that I use. 

This months theme is "Get Red Carpet Ready"

This subscription is available to the US and Canada. 

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.

Contents of bag with value and approximate retail price:

package of 4 Lash Card. Value = $2.80 (10 pack $6.99)

.5 oz. pixi Flawless & Poreless pore minimizing face primer. Value = $14.57 (1.01 oz. $29.00)

.04 oz.? MICA Beauty Cosmetics gel eyeliner.  Value = $6.67 (.18 oz. w/brush $30.00)

.17 oz. pop Beauty Smoky Lash Kapow smokey black mascara. Value = $12.42  (.25 oz. $18.50)

.07 oz. Coastal Scents eye shadow sample 4 colors (dark goldenrod, sunbeam, golden globe, dark golden olive). Value = $3.49 (full size single color is .04 oz $1.99)

Black patent makeup bag.

The total value of this months bag is $39.95 not including the makeup bag.  I'm not too excited about the lash cards because I know how to put on my mascara without them.  The face primer is ok but honestly I have a bunch of that right now.  I'm always into trying new mascara and I actually like the colors of the eye shadow and don't mind the small size.  I like gel liner but thought it was odd that they didn't send the full size product that included the brush.  Come to think of it there was no full size products in this bag which was very odd.   

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

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


  1. I am an Ipsy girl! Love this subscription!!! However I wasn't impressed with this particular bag compared to some of the last ones I got. And the bags have all been a little blah. Part of the reason I signed up was so my daughters could have all the makeup bags. So far I have gotten plain black, plain silver, plain dark blue and this black "leather" one. So I'm ready for spring and hopefully some funner bags that my girls will fight over, ha ha!

  2. *I meant I wasn't impressed with the items in the bag compared to items I've received in the past from Ipsy. Love my Nailtinis, love the They're Real mascara I got one time, my Urban Decay eyeliner ROCKS, etc. But the actual little makeup bags I haven't been impressed with. They work well, just wish they were prettier, LOL!

    1. The spring/summer bags last year were really cute. Last year for Feb they did a blue bag with hearts on it and this one was plain black. I hope to get some cute flowery ones, they make great gift bags!I was debating on renewing but I went back to see what I had received and actually used and they do send some great stuff overall!