Friday, October 16, 2015

October ipsy bag - Alter-Ego

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.

October ipsy (sorry about the dark picture)

Contents of bag with value and approximate retail price:

.7 oz. Ayres Hand Cream in Pampas Sunrise. Value = $6.25

FULL SIZE Coastal Scents Xpress Line Cosmetic Pencil. Value = $4.95

.05 Tarte LipSurgence lip gloss in energy. Value = $3.52

.5 oz. Nourish Organic Argan Face Serum. Value = $17.14

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter/shadow. Value = $3.00

Gold/Black Make Up Bag.

The approximate value of this months bag is $34.86. This was a great bag for me. I already have a couple of the Mary-Lou shadows but I think they are great for traveling. The only thing I wasn't too excited about is the eyeliner but only because I have a ton of them already. I like the size of the lip gloss and what I really love about it is that it's glossy without being sticky. I can't stand stick lip gloss! I'm shocked at how expensive the face serum is. A full size is .7 oz and this is .5. That always seems odd to me. Why spend the money packing a sample size that is almost a full size. Just send the full size. I like the hand cream but I was hoping it would have a more citrusy scent. 

Verdict: This is the box I've subscribed to the longest and it's still going strong. 

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