Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August ipsy bag - Beauty Schooled

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.

August ipsy Beauty Schooled bag
Ooops, this was missing from the first picture. 

Contents of bag with value and approximate retail price:

.1 oz. Urban Decay Perversion mascara. Value = $5.50

Absolute You're the Balm Green Apple Lip Balm. Value = $3.00

.27 oz. Manna Sheer Glo shimmer lotion. Value = $7.84

.5 oz. Glam Glo Youthmud Tingleexfoliate Treatment. Value = $20.35

.02 oz. Lord & Berry black silk kajal eyeliner. Value = $8.00?? I think this is about half the size of the full size

orange polka dot barrel makeup bag.

The approximate value of this months bag is $36.69. This was actually a pretty good bag for me, although I have 3 of the 5 items already. Normally I'm not a face shimmer lotion type of girl but since this is a small sample I think I will give it a try. I already have the mascara, glam goo and eyeliner but they are items I will use and they are travel size which I love.

Verdict: ipsy is one of my favorite subscriptions for their great products and terrific pricing.

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  1. Great ipsy box this month! Makes up for the past couple of months I find! Do you also have a review of Vain Pursuits? I'd love to have your take on them!

  2. I've started to hear about Vain Pursuits and their Vain kits as well? Any more info?

  3. I've tried to sign up for Vain Pursuits a couple of times now but their website is very frustrating. I've filled out their long form only to be kicked out and my info gone. : {