It’s Ipsy Time!And If you don’t know… Ipsy is a $10/month subscription bag that generally includes 4-5 deluxe sample or full size products. When joining their website you fill out a beauty quiz and that is how they personalize the products to you. Now, some months are hit and miss — there maybe a product or two that I am not crazy about. If I’ll never use it, I give it away. But, sometimes it’s a great product to try and a wonderful way jump out of my comfort zone. You never know. It is also important to be as honest as possible during the quiz to help ensure bags you would like. Seriously, it’s $10 a month. Can’t beat that. The only downfall is the wait list. But every other month they usually have a skip the waitlist feature. I only waited a month. And I always post about the skip link, so keep your eyes peeled. You can sign up here. …now you know.
Each month has a theme and comes with a cute little insert. This month’s was “Jetsetter”
This theme doesn’t do too much for me. Yes, I have traveled this month and I know people who have as well but I think they could’ve picked something a little more spring focused. Something about these months just says fresh and new to me and I was hoping the theme would reflect that as well.
That being said. I may not like the theme but I LOVE this bag. I actually saw similar bags on hautelook for $5 and was ready to buy some. I’m so excited about this bag and how functional and cute it is. It is made from canvas material with a zipper on the very top.
Okay time to dig in.
Urban Decay– 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil – Color: Ozone
Received – Sample size 0.8 g
Retail – 2.8 g. for $16.
Get primed and ready for action. Urban Decay’s long-lasting, waterproof liner glides on smoothly to prime AND define—for long-lasting lip color and clean lines. Smooch. Pout. Smack. Nibble. Lick. 24/7 stays put through everything (yes, EVERYTHING) you do. When you use this liner to fill in your lips completely, it primes them for lipstick or gloss, grabbing on to color to help it last.
Next, finish the bad girl beautiful look with a sample of Urban Decay’s brand new Revolution High-Color Lipgloss—insanely intense color with high shine. The high-coverage, ultra-pigmented formula lays down all the color you crave in one coat.
This lippie is also laced with Hilurlip™, which defines and hydrates lips while making them look plumper and fuller.
This was something that I was initially excited about when I received the bag. I can always use a nude/clear lip pencil because lets be honest, picking perfect lip liner matches for every lipstick color is just TOO much. I’m a low maintenance makeup kinda girl. And this will for sure be one of my holy grail products. I haven’t tested the longevity of the product yet but it does apply smoothly and easily.
Bellapierre – Waterproof Mineral Gel Eyeliner – Color: Ebony
Received– Full Size 0.06 fl oz.
Retail – $14.99
This super creamy mineral gel eyeliner formula provides effortlessly smooth application and intense pigment for amazing coverage and all day wear. Plus it’s waterproof so you’ll definitely be smudge-free!
This eyeliner is so black and insanely stay proof. I used this in my waterline yesterday and it did not move. It did not transfer, smudge, or wear-off. It will take me a long time to go through all of this but when I do I know I will repurchase this.
Code: IPSYMAY2015 for 15% off, exp. 6/30/15
Peter Lamas – Detoxifying Citrus C Facial Cleanser
Received – Sample 1 oz. – Estimated Value $6
Retail – Full size 4oz. – $24.00
This Detoxifying Citrus C Facial Cleanser invigorates skin with a potent fusion of natural ingredients. A purifying blend of Chamomile, Coconut and Alba Bark combine to create a rich lather that locks-in moisture while Wheat Protein smoothes and strengthens skin. Vitamin C and Beta Carotene work to detoxify, protect and energize, giving you softer, younger-looking skin. 100% Vegan. Paraben-free. Sulfate-free.
I love this product. I wasn’t crazy about getting a facial cleanser but after trying it out for a week or so I love it. The smell is a slight citrus and my skin feels so clean after using it. I still need to use it a bit more to determine if I would purchase this and make it part of my routine but it is definitely a contender.
Code: IPSY20 for 20% off, exp. 6/30/15
Pixi by Petra – Bronzer – Color: Summertime
Received – Sample size 0.16 oz
Retail – Full size 0.36 oz $18 with kabuki brush
This deluxe bronzing powder gives your complexion the warmth and luminosity of naturally sun-kissed skin. Hydrating, silky-smooth & long-wearing, it also contains Vitamin E to protect skin against free radicals
Ipsy, Ipsy, Ipsy. While I love pixi products and love a good bronzer, I have a ton. Bronzer is not something I use a ton of everyday so mine last for a long time. I might just give this one away or put it up for swap.
Code: IPSYMAY15 for 20% off, exp 6/30/15
Bare Republic – Natural Mineral Sunscreen 30 SPF
Received – Sample size 0.34 oz.
Retail – Full size 1.7 oz. – $14.99
Let the power of nature protect and nourish the sensitive skin on your face with this lightly tinted 100% natural, chemical-free active SPF 30 face sunscreen. It’s lightweight, non-whitening, non-greasy, and lightly tinted application is perfect to use with or without makeup.Wear it with confidence knowing that you are applying the latest in sunscreen technology: broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, 40 minutes water resistant, no chemical actives, no synthetic fragrances, no parabens – no worries!
I usually don’t like getting sunscreen in subscriptions. Ipsy is something that I get once a month for fun and sunscreen is not fun. Of course I will use it and I’m glad I have it but it was not something I was excited about.
Code: IPSY2015, Free shipping with any purchase, exp 6/30/15
All in all this bag was better than I initially expected. For only $10, it was pretty awesome.
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*Estimated value based on full size/price comparison.
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