Ipsy June 2014 Review – Makeup Subscription
Ipsy is such a fun subscription. At only $10.00 a month, you get a glam bag full of 4-6 beauty items. You can't beat the price and I love the glam bags. You fill out a survey about your makeup preferences and then Ipsy sends a bag geared to your preferences. Once you get your bag, you can review your items online, and tell Ipsy what you think. When you complete reviews, you earn points, which can be redeemed for special items.
Cost: $10.00 a month
What's in the bag? Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using.
Shipping: The Glam Bag is available only in the United States and its territories, PO Boxes, and APO, DPO and FPO boxes, and, most recently, Canada and its military locations around the world.
When will I get my Ipsy? Glam Bags are shipped around the middle of every month. You can expect your Glam Bag to arrive within 7-10 business days after it has shipped. You will receive an email with tracking information once your order ships.
When am I billed? You are billed the 1st of the month
How do I cancel? You can cancel from your account.
Ipsy ships in cute pink envelopes. These are great to reuse.
First Look: I loved the bag this month. I also redeemed my points for Jouer Lip Gloss
The the theme for this month is Pretty in Paradise. I could really use a vacation to a nice Hawaiian Island right now.
The bag this month was designed by Rebecca Minkoff. I haven't heard of her before, but I like some of the stuff online. This bag is super cute and already in my purse. I love to use my Ipsy bags as makeup storage.
Jouer Lip Gloss in Bare Rose: I used my points for this gloss. This isn't sticky at all and has a great color.
NYX Butter Gloss $5.00: I love NYX glosses. I actually have several, but none in this color. This is in Creme Brulee
Dream Beachy Wave Spray by Marc Anthony $3.25: This gives your hair soft beachy waves. I used to wear my hair curly, but it has gradually become more straight. I was going to trade this, but I might look for my defuser and try this out.
SKINN Cleansing System $7.00: This cleans off your makeup and all the other dirt and grime on your face. I tried this out and I really liked it. You can also use it as a mask.
Be A Bombshell Mascara Lash Out $15.00 This is described as A rich pigmented mascara with a lengthening formula that offers a multidimensional look.” If you have seen spoilers online, you have probably heard about the smell. I am not going to lie, it does stink, but it wasn't as strong as I thought. Be A Bombshell released a statement that the smell is due to an absent of a fragrance. This is supposed to be better for people with sensitive eyes. I don't normally have any sensitivities, so I decided to try it out.
I put on the mascara and I felt it was clumpy and didn't do much to improve my lashes. After a few minutes, my eyes began to burn. I have never experienced a reaction to makeup. This mascara is a big thumbs down. Ineffective and irritating.
Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner $6.99: This is a waterproof eyeliner. I would tell you what I thought, but it made a huge mess. This dripped all over my hand, as soon as I removed the cap. I thought it might be buildup, so I tied again over the sink. I carefully removed the cap and it sprayed/exploded all over my sink and me. I did manage to draw a line on my hand to test this, and it bled out. This was another thumbs down.
Final Thought: The total value of this bag was $37.25. If you subtract the toxic mascara and the exploding eyeliner, the value drops to $15.25. I did love my NYX gloss and the SKINN cleanser. The bag is also really cute. I don't estimate a value on the bags normally, but I do love the bags. This bag was disappointing to me since I couldn't use two of the products. I do love Ipsy overall. They always pack a high value, and this is the first time I have ever had issue with the products. If you want to try Ipsy, click HERE.
UPDATE (7/5/14) I contacted Ipsy about my defective products and they sent me 4 new products. I will note, I contacted Ipsy with my personal email, not my blogger email. I would never use my blogger status, to take advantage of a situation. I was sent the following items:
Be a Bombshell Last Call Girl Lip Gloss $14.00
Elizabeth Mott It's So Big Volumizing Mascara $8.48 (sample size)
Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner $6.99- I tried this and it worked great and didn't drip or spray.
They sent me $55.47 worth of products! Wow, I am really blown away at Ipsy's generosity. They went above and beyond to make everything right.
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