Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ipsy October 2014 Sneak Peek #1

A sneak peek of October's Glam Bag!
It's Ipsy Sneak Peek #1 for October 2014 is out and about.  The last few first sneak peeks have been an option between two products.  This time what you will get is one of seven items.

The Cost: $10/month

What You Get: Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products.

Each Ipsy subscriber will get one of these superfine items:

Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara-Revlon's Waterproof Bold Lacquer by Grow Luscious offers a length & volume waterproof mascara; the ultimate black, bold definition.

NYC Big Bold Curl Mascara- NYC's Big Bold Curl mascara gives your lashes up to 12 times more volume and up to 99% more lift. One stroke multiplies your lashes by up to 147%. There are no clumps , just full-on drama and turned-right-up impact. Lashes get curled from corner to corner.

ModelCo.Volumeyes Mascara-The intensely black, volumising mascara separates, coats and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection. One coat and lashes are defined. Two coats and lashes are even more luscious, curled and dramatic.

Skone Cosmetics Tattooed Eyeliner-Perfect to line your top lid or create a sexy cat eye. No need to reapply – it literally lasts ALL day!

Dainty Doll Eyeshadow- These eyeshadows are perfect for smooth application, a long-lasting finish and contain Vitamin A and E to soothe tired eyes. The color shown appears to be "Treat Her Like a Lady".

Mica Beauty Eye Shadow Night Colors-MicaBeauty® Mineral Eye Shadows’ glamorous shimmers will give you the look you always wanted.  MicaBeauty® Mineral Makeup is extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils, and other fillers. With this unique formula, your Eye Shadows will look ultra smooth and stay put for hours without creasing or pulling the delicate eye area.  The color shown looks like Harlequin.

Jessies Girl Eye Shadow-  Baked shadow.  Color shown appears to be Rosemary Frost.

So!  What do you think of all this?  I'm hoping to get an eyeshadow and I think I'd be happy with any of the shown colors, especially the Rosemary Frost Jessies Girl.  I love loose shadows, too, so I'd be happy with the Mica Beauty, as well.

I'm hoping I don't get mascara just because I'm overflowing with it right now.  I do love mascara and it will eventually get used but still.

Maybe because I got the Perversion last time, I won't get one this time?  We'll see!

If you want to sign up for Ipsy, you can do that here.  There's a wait list so I suggest doing it as soon as possible.  You won't get this month's bag but you could likely get next months!  They also will do "Skip the Waitlist" Facebook campaigns so keep an eye on your emails once you sign up.

*referral links were used in this post.


  1. omg that Revlon Mascara is hilarious. I'm pretty sure it was in PopSugar, beauty box 5, Social Bliss, now Ipsy...there's probably others that I didn't see that they snuck it into. Seriously, I think we're all set Revlon.

    I don't get Ipsy anymore but I think the shadows (other than the mica beauty, not into pigments, really) look nice as well as the tattoo eyeliner!

    1. Yes, that Revlon has been everywhere! If I get it, it will be my fourth one. It was also in Boxycharm in June. I don't mind Revlon mascaras but four is a little much. :D

  2. I hope I get a mascara! I haven't gotten the Revlon one before so it's fine with me.

  3. I got that mascara in Beauty Box 5 a few months back. It's actually a nice mascara, does not clump or flake, and the retail price is not high. Hey, anyone know if this "wait list" at Ipsy is a con game or what? No other beauty box company has a waiting list. Certainly none try to force you to refer friends on FB (most only suggest it, Ipsy makes your place in line dependent upon it). I have heard so many bad things about Ipsy, but the bag is cute. What should I do? Thanks.

    1. I have no idea why they have a wait list, actually. Birchbox occasionally has had one but it was like a week only when I signed up. When I signed up for Ipsy, I made an account then referred another email of my own, and signed that email up, too. You don't pay until you get off the wait list. So my first account got right off the wait list. My second account was on the list for two months before it got off. They sent an email about it and I just cancelled before they charged me. I did share the first account on Facebook and used the link in that post to sign up for the second account.
      Then my mom wanted to sign up but she doesn't have Facebook. So I tried using her referral link (signing up for the waitlist) thinking that by doing that I would get her off the list. Well, it didn't work because it wasn't from a shared Facebook post! I just had used the referral link she gave me from her account profile.
      The weirdest thing is that that account I created using her link got off the waitlist before she did (and was able to get the next month's bag)! So I think they use other criteria of some kind. Or else it was because I shared the Facebook link from that new account... Oooh! I bet that's it.
      So basically if you have a Facebook account and share the "I signed up for Ipsy" post, you'll get off the list faster.
      Do I think it's worth it? I can't lie, it's a lot of fun. I won't keep it forever but I'm enjoying the bags and what comes in them. It's only $10 and it's so much more fun to spend it on Ipsy than burgers and fries. :Dairy
      Sorry for the novel but I wanted to give you as much info as I could regarding my sign up experience :)

    2. Thanks, Sarah. That is very interesting all the different steps you took. I don't think a company should jerk their clients around, do they want to sell makeup or do they want to have fun and games with Facebook and waiting lists?

      Contrast with the new "Walmart" beauty box. I signed up on their website, paid 5 bucks, and had it by mail in a week. FYI, this is a way to get nice drug store type samples quarterly, all full size. My "fall" box had an Olay night cream, a lipstick, a new type of deodorant, lotion, perfume (sample), and a few other things. This could be called the "no frills" box but it's also classic brands we know, Loreal, Maybelline, etc. Unlike Ipsy, Walmart is a proven success and they deliver.

    3. Sold! I just signed up for it :D i agree that its a huge nuisance with Ipsy. I really do wonder what the reasoning is behind the waitlist. Does forcing people to Facebook share to bet off the list actually bring in that many new customers? Or is it a supply issue... I dont know how it can be worth it marketing wise when it causes so many complaints.

    4. Exactly, Sarah. Ipsy is a very young company run by young women who possibly have much more experience with cosmetics than with making long-range business decisions. This "beauty box" thing is only going to grow unless the govt interferes drastically with the internet (taxes, etc). Many of these "box" companies are not savvy business people, notice how many have failed. However, more ideas, takeovers by large companies (EG: Allure Sample Society) will force them to standardize and sadly will drive out the Ipsy types that are well-meaning but inconsistent in service. Since brick and mortar stores still exist for just about everything, the key to the internet is shockingly fabulous customer service. Fast, helpful, free shipping, and such. Essential.

      Well, now that I've jabbered away on my pet theories, I'm glad you're trying Walmart Beauty. For $20 PER YEAR, it's certainly the cheapest box. Thanks!!!

    5. I think the waitlist is psychological. You go through so many hopes to join that you become reluctant to quit.

    6. Well, I do have to admit that it *does* make me reluctant to quit. I mean I eventually will anyway but you are TOTALLY right! I bet it does cut down on unsubs.