Thursday, January 15, 2015

January ipsy Bag - Fresh Start

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 since 2011 and this is one subscription I am for sure keeping. They constantly have a high product value with products that I use.

Price: $10 a month with no option to skip. Discount offered for a yearly subscription. 

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.

Janaury ipsy bag

The front and back of the beauty bag. 

Contents of bag with value and approximate retail price:

.5 oz. La Fresh Group eco-beauty moisturizer. Value = $11.76

FULL SIZE Pacifica Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Ethereal. Value = $5.00??

.15 oz. Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer Conditioning Lip Treatment. Value = $7.31

FULL SIZE Bellápierra Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Whesek. Value = $14.99

Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush. Value = $9.99

two toned white/blue makeup bag.

The approximate value of this months bag is $49.05. More eyeshadow brushes. I may end up trading this one. This is the second time I've received a Pacifica eyeshadow that doesn't exist on their website. Weird. Nice color though. I like the idea of the Bellápierra shimmer powder but it seems kind of dark for me. I already have the Jouer product but I carry it in my purse and it's darn handy. 

Verdict: This bag was ok. I gotta experiment with the shimmer powder. 

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