Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April Ipsy Bag

Ipsy 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 over a year now and have really enjoyed it overall.  It constantly has a high product value with products that I use. If you think you might be interested there is a wait list which can be about a 6 week wait from what I'm told.

This months theme is "Pretty in Pink"

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.

Pretty in Pink Ipsy Bag.

Contents of bag with value and approximate retail price:

FULL SIZE Mica Beauty Mineral Eyeshadow in earth. Value = $14.95

FULL SIZE Sation Nail Laquer in Love at First Byte. Value = $5.00

FULL SIZE Be a Bombshell in Beach Please. Value = $16.00

.85 oz. Sexy Hair Soy Renewal. Value = $4.44

White with pink trim makeup bag. 

The approximate value of this months bag is $40.39 not including the makeup bag.  This bag has a great value but I'm not overly excited about it. Even though I only really liked the shadow and the hair product those two things combined still exceeded the price I paid. When I opened up the blush I actually said out loud 'holy cow, that is some bright pink blush". I'm not thinking this will go with my skin tone at all. The nail polish color is just ok - kinda plain if you ask me.

This also came with a discount for Generation Beauty in May which is a conference in Los Angeles. The regular price is $150 but the ipsy price is $60 with the special invite code. I can't imagine a lot of people will be using this. I know I won't but I guess some people in the LA area might.

Verdict: Ipsy is consistently a great all around inexpensive beauty subscription.
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  2. Got the same except our nail polish color was a different shade. The blush IS bright. Ipsy has you fill out a beauty profile and I kind of wonder why because some things I've gotten would never go with my coloring. I haven't tried the blush yet. I'm hoping it won't go on as bright as it seems.

    1. I'm thinking I'll look for pictures of people wearing that color before I attempt it. I wonder if they actually use the profile info?

  3. I got the super bright blush too, but after I tried it (using a very light hand) the color is not nearly as bad when actually applied. You may want to try and see how it comes out on your skin. I kind of like that the nail polish is a bit plain (although I received the pinker one) since it means that I have another color that is 'business attire' friendly, but I know that it may not suit everyone's needs.