Monday, July 21, 2014

July ipsy bag - Sensationally Sun Kissed

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 almost two years and this is one subscription I am for sure keeping. They constantly have a high product value with products that I use.

This subscription is available to the US and Canada and ships from Harrisburg, NC.

The good:

The samples: Usually you get at least one full size product in each bag.

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.

Semi-customized: You take a little quiz and your bag is semi-customized with products you will enjoy.

Points: You can earn points for reviews and referrals. You can redeem points for extra goodies in your bag. 

The not so good:

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

Renewal. If your a yearly subscriber they automatically charge your credit card for another year when the paid for year is up. I think they should sent out an email prior reminding you that your year is almost up and it will automatically renew.

July ipsy Sensationally Sun Kissed bag

Contents of bag with value and approximate retail price:

.03 oz. Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Shadow. Value = $5.41

FULL SIZE Tints & Sass lip & cheek stain. Value = $22.99

1 oz. Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil. Value = $1.50

15 ml Lavilin Jojoba Skin Soother Gel Cream. Value = $3.16

FULL SIZE Pur Big Look Waterproof mascara. Value = $20.00

Pink scalloped makeup bag.

The approximate value of this months bag is $53.06. I wasn't thrilled when I saw the dark tanning oil in my bag. I'm anti-tanning so this is something I would never use. I'm glad it wasn't a high dollar item. The jojoba stuff I guess goes with the tanning oil. It says to use it after over-exposure to the sun. I found the combo of those two items together amusing. I'm not a fan of waterproof mascara, usually because it's a bear to get off. I love the bottle this is in though. The cap looks like it has water drops on it. Maybe I'll look up some reviews and see how it does when removing it. I gave the Bare Minerals eyeshadow to the teenager. She mentioned wanting a primer type eyeshadow that day, then this came. Ask and you shall received I guess. At first I was kind meh about the lip and cheek tint but I really like the container and the red color. I think this is something that will live in my purse for touch ups on the go.

Verdict: ipsy is one of my favorite subscriptions for their great products and terrific pricing. I don't always love everything in the bag but I always get my moneys worth.

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  1. I received the tanning oil as well and am as PALE as they come! The oil itself is made up of a lot of great oils which actually work well at smoothing skin (elbows, feet in socks overnight, and even legs & arms). I would never use it to tan but the stuff in it is pretty good stuff!

    1. See this is why I love it when people comment! I would never have thought of using it as a moisturizer. I'm totally going to use this on my legs and with my moisture sock things. The northern California heat tends to dry out the skin. Thanks for the tip!

  2. I miss Ipsy! It was one of my fave subscriptions. Now I live vicariously through your blog, even if I don't always comment. :-p

    1. ispy really is a great subscription. It's priced right and they send some fun stuff.