Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ipsy "Beauty Candy" October 2014 Review

I received my ipsy glam bag almost two weeks ago but am just now finding time to go through it - Mom of a Newborn Excuse

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 Candy". Their Glam Room for this month says "
This month, we're whipping up the most delicious beauty confections for you in your October "Beauty Candy" Glam Bag. You'll find both beauty tricks and beauty treats all month long, with colorful and eye-catching eye-candy that you can see and sample!" 

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 25 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:

City Color Be Matte Lipstick in Cappuccino ($5.00 for  FULL SIZE .105 oz sample) - I don't wear lipstick so not overly excited about this.

ECRU New York Acacia Protein BB Cream Beauty Balm for Hair (~$7.14 for 1 oz sample) - I have never heard of BB cream for hair but if it's going to help keep my hair healthy, I'll be glad to give it a shot!

Figs & Rogue Hand Cream in Rose Berry ($6.56 for FULL SIZE 20 mL / .67 oz sample) - I'll be passing this along, just don't use a lot of hand creams.

Jesse's Girl Mineralized Baked Powder Eye Shadow in Esmeralda ($3.99 for FULL SIZE 2g / .07 oz sample) - I so wish I would have gotten one of the other colors offered of this. This color is pretty though, just would have preferred something less brown/bronze as I have a ton of that lately. 

Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths (~$5.00 for 10 single use cloths) - I really like Skyn Iceland products, they always make you feel so refreshed. These would be perfect for travel, especially since they don't require water, they'd be good for a road trip!

Total Estimated Value: $27.69 (not including the bag itself or any shipping) 
Total Price Paid: $10 (free shipping)

Overall Impression: Honestly, this bag just wasn't for me. I'm really only excited about the cleansing cloths. After receiving this bag, I went in an updated my "beauty match quiz" to helpfully get some more "me" items in my future bags. The bad had some great items  (and three full sized ones too!) in it though, just not ones I will really use. 

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?

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