Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ipsy May 2014 Review

I was really glad I randomly decided to check the mailbox today.  My regular mailman usually dings the doorbell when he leaves packages but today I opened the door and found two boxes on the porch.  It didn't occur to me until later that while my regular mailman leaves all my packages on the porch, the one who delivered today might not.

Out I trotted to the mailbox to find my Ipsy bag baking in the oven created by the sun.  Sheesh.
This is why I love my regular mailman.

So, Ipsy, it is!  I am SO happy with this bag.

The Cost: $10/month

What You Get: 4-5 full and deluxe size make up and beauty items in a keepsake make up bag.

I cannot believe that I thought I wouldn't really like Ipsy.  I thought Birchbox would be a better fit for me.  It seems I was mistaken.

Pur-lisse Pur-Moist Hydra Balance Moisturizer- This is a great brand and this product is for normal to dry skin.  It's also ridiculously expensive and this is a very nice travel size.
Full Size Value: $55/1.7oz
Included Size: .5oz

Hang Ten Classic Sport 50 SPF Sunscreen-  Clear, lightweight and naturally scent sunscreen protects for 80 water resistant minutes.  This is made by Coola and I'm definitely using this.  I love that it is small enough to fit in my pocket for gardening.
Full Size Value: $12.99/6oz
Included Size: 1oz

derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub- diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and some acne scars.  I like this brand but I haven't tried this product so I'm excited  to try it.
Full Size Value: $29.99/2oz
Included Size: 1oz

Hey Honey Take it Off Exfoliating Honey Mask-  I just realized I took a picture of the back of this product... Whoops!  Gel mask with honey and AHA's to exfoliate and leave your skin looking radiant.  You know, with all these products to make our skin "radiant", its a wonder we aren't all glowing while we walk around everyday.
Full Size Value: $35/1.7oz
Included Size: 10ml

Pacifica Eyeshadow Duo #1-  This is the exact colors I was hoping for!  Has Pacifica always had eyeshadow?  I don't really think of them like that but these are nice, neutral colors.  I can't find these for sale anywhere either.  Maybe we are the guinea pigs?
Full Size Value: $7?
Included Size: Full Size

And last but not least, the make up bag!  Which I think is the best shape ever! It has a bottom!

VERDICT: This is only my third bag from Ipsy and I am so happy with it.  The value on these samples is close to $50 thanks to the derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub and the Pur-lisse!  I will use these products happily.  The bag this month is so cute I want to fill it up and put it somewhere just to look at it! Its a perfect Spring bag made out of nubbly cotton.  I am keeping my subscription for sure.
If you haven't signed up and you think you want to, I encourage you to do so now because the waitlist can be long.  I think there's a way to skip the waitlist by sharing on Facebook or something but I'm not positive.  I would love it if you used my referral code to get started, too! :)

*Referral codes were used in the making of this post :)


  1. In my Ipsy Bag I got: 1. Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spring Water 2. Hang Ten Sunscreen 3. Eva-nyc Therapy Session Hair Mask 4. Pacifica Eyeshadow Natural Beauty in Duo 1 5. Deluxe Sample Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer by Too Faced in medium/deep. :) I am happy about my bag!

    1. You might have gotten the most amazing Ipsy bag combo ever! That's fantastic! I totally wanted the Avene Thermal water! And the Too Faced bronzer! Your bag is worth a small fortune! Ipsy is the best!