Ipsy? What's That? - For those who don't know, Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service that provides you with 4-5 products (mostly makeup, but sometimes hair/skincare as well) for $10/month that are either deluxe sample-sized or full-sized. I really loved this month's bag, and if you decide to sign up, I would greatly appreciate it if you did so via my referral link. If you wanted to be a meanie about it, you could also Google Ipsy's website and sign up that way, but then you wouldn't be very nice.
This month's theme was "Glamour Academy." They even have the "u" in "glamour," that's how glamorous it is. It's probably not that funny, but I (as the New Yorker) find it quite amusing.
Also, fun fact: my friend's bag actually came printed backwards. The images/lettering were completely reversed, almost as if you were viewing it in a mirror. Just one of the issues that occurred this month.
The goodies in this bag are glorious, which I will talk about in a minute. First, I would like to mention that it took 13 days for my bag to get to me from North Carolina, which is much slower than usual. I got the tracking info on August 6th, which is around the usual time I receive it in my email. However, it took double the processing time for the tracking code link to work (it normally takes up to 48 hours, and instead it took more than 4 full days). So many people had trouble with their shipping this month, on the Ipsy Facebook group and the website. Apparently Ipsy was blaming DHL and DHL was blaming Ipsy and it was just a whole mess. Luckily, mine came in the mail on August 19th, the day before I was leaving for school. Still, I'm happy my bag arrived in one piece, and the products I received are incredibly awesome.
One thing I wish Ipsy did like other subscriptions was include a description card, like Sample Society. Instead, Ipsy's card just showcases the brands they included this month, which is cool, but not as useful.
Mica Beauty Eye Shadow Shimmer Powder in Bronze
(Full size! [2.5g]: $14.95)
There were a whole slew of products you could have received in place of this product, including products from Chella and NYX (both previously participating brands). Some people have been saying this was Ipsy's "clear out the warehouse" item of the month, which is plausible. Anyway, I don't want to open this yet, because it is a loose eyeshadow and I don't want it to get anywhere if I won't be using it just yet. It's a beautiful bronze-gold color that I'm sure I will get a lot of use out of this fall!
(Sample size [.34oz]: about $5.50)
(Full size [1oz]: $16)
Ipsy is actually what introduced me to Pacifica back in October, when we received their Blood Orange Body Butter. I've been hooked on them ever since, so thank you Ipsy! It is for reasons like these that I stay subscribed, to find new products that I wouldn't have tried otherwise. I've never tried any of their cosmetics before, but I'm excited to! This was an either-or item, the other option being a sample of Smashbox's PhotoFinish Primer. I already have a full size of Smashbox's Hydrating Primer, so I'm exciting I received this new product to try instead (though I wouldn't have been opposed to receiving another one of their primers, because they're wonderful). I have so many BB creams so go through before I open this (and no one likes to let their makeup expire), but I will update you on what I think when I do!
(Sample size [1 oz]: about $5.50)
(Full size [3.4 oz]: $18)
Pixi Lash Booster Mascara (Sample size [.105oz]: $8)
(Full size: $17)
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy (Sample Size: about $8)
(Full size [2.8g]: $22)
- Mica Beauty Shimmer Powder (full size): $14.95
- Pacifica BB Cream (sample): $5.50
- Michael Todd Charcoal Scrub (sample): $5.50
- Pixi Mascara (sample): $8
- Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick (sample): $8
- Total bag value: $41.95! (wow!)
Well, that's the bag! I would be so tempted to cancel if this month's bag wasn't amazing. As of right now, you're on probation, Ipsy!
What did you think of this month's Ipsy bag?
Disclaimer: I bought this myself.
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