Monday, August 25, 2014

Ipsy "Beauty Schooled" August 2014 Glam Bag

Before my trip last week, I received several of my subscriptions, including ipsy!

For those of you that don't know, ipsy is a monthly subscription service where or only $10/month (cancel at any time!) you get a Glam Bag (make up bag) filled with 4-5 beauty products curated by Michelle Phan! You get ipsyPoints for reviewing your items (and for doing other things within the site) that can be used toward purchases of additional items.

First things first, ipsy comes in a pretty envelope and inside is of course the Glam Bag stuffed with goodies.  The theme this month was "Beauty Schooled". Their Glam Room for this month says "Learn the rules, so that you can break them. This month, you'll discover that you'll never stop learning - especially, when it comes to the world of beauty. With everything from styling skills, application techniques, to channeling your inner confidence and uniqueness... With the help of ipsy and your August Glam Bag, you're about to get "schooled.

ipsy doesn't send out information cards (Birchbox does, which I definitely prefer). however, an information card isn't really necessary since all items can be found on their website and all have coupon codes for additional purchases if you want to buy some more. It looks like there were a possibility of 17 items this month (although multiple variations/shades of some items) and each subscriber got some combination of 5 of them depending on their preferences from their ipsy beauty quiz match. Now on to my goodies

Absoulte Lip Balm (Grape) - I LOVE this stuff! It reminds me of stuff I used to use when I was a young kid. It's really hydrating and smells yummy! It looks like the sample given was full size but they sell them in duos. (~$2.98 for one 12 g tin)

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Refiner - I received this in my February 2014 Birchbox and it quickly became one of my favorite items. I'm too cheap to buy it on my own though so I'm so glad to get another sample! It definitely helps reduce visible pores! (~$11.25 for .25 oz sample)

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara - I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I get some of my favorite mascara's from ipsy and Birchbox so I'm always happy to receive samples of mascara and Urban Decay is an awesome brand so hopefully this one will be good too! and because I get so many samples I never have to buy my own :)  (~$5.50 for 3 mL sample)

Coastal Scents Forever Blush Duo (Fresh and Elegant) - I don't wear blush, but I'll probably wear these as eyeshadows. (~$2.39 for 2.4g sample)

Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil (Black Silk) - My pencil kind of melted, but I'm sure will be fine after i sharpen it. The website doesn't say what size a full size pencil is but it does cost $18 so I'm estimating this sample is about 1/4 of that since it seems pretty small. (~$4.50 for .02 oz sample)

Total Estimated Value: $26.62 (not including the bag itself or any shipping) 
Total Price Paid: $10 (free shipping)

Overall Impression:This is not a very "valuable" bag in regards to the value I'm used to with ipsy (nornmally it's around $40 value) but overall love the items in it so I'm not complaining!

If you are interested in signing up for ipsy, use my referral link  (and I thank you in advance for some ipsyPoints to use for future add on items!)

Did you get ipsy this month? Did you like it? What'd you get?

Disclosure: This post contains referral links!

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