Friday, February 20, 2015

Ipsy February 2015 Glambag Review

Ipsy is probably one of the most popular subscription boxes out there.   This is my February 2015 bag and it might be one of my favorites.  Ipsy sends a random assortment of products each month.  The variations are not as wide as they are for Birchbox but there are usually about twenty items available each month and you'll get five of them.

The ten dollar price point is one of the most attractive features of this subscription, along with the fact that you get a cute little makeup bag with each shipment.  There is a wait list but if you sign up as soon as you can, you'll be glad you did when you get off the wait list after two months of missing out.

The Cost: $10/month.

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

City Color Creamy Lip Stain in Flirtini- This is a thick, creamy lip gloss that sets to a matte stain on your lips.  It's got great pigmentation and a nice pinky mauve color.  My fave.  It doesn't seem to try out my lips or bleed but it does have a distinct scent.  Almost floral, I would say.

ModelCo Blush in Cosmopolitan-  I think there were two options for this blush, a pink and a peach.
I'm really glad I got the pink and it looks to be a great color.  I haven't opened it yet but it looks like just my color.  Lately I've been using a loose powder blush by Mineral Hygienics in Desert Rose.  I love it so much, I've been having a hard time moving away from it.  It's pure perfection.
Emite Lash Curler- Yay!  I'm so glad I got this because it's been on my "want" list for awhile now.  I seem to always forget about picking up a new one when I'm out.  This one looks good and feels sturdy.  Since I just got it today, I haven't used it yet but it will be an improvement over my other one.
Mitchell and Peach Pure Radiance Face Oil- This is made with coconut oil and apricot kernel oil. There's also grapeseed oil and jojoba oil.  It's also got lavender oil. /sigh  Why couldn't I be allergic to something else....  Dang lavender.  I like face oils but not with lavender. :(

Eva nyc Up All Night Volumizing Spray-  This is a light-weight formula thats adds volume and texture to hair, while protecting against heat for healthier styling.  This is for use on wet hair before blow drying or just for revitalizing on dry hair.  While I normally despise getting hair products, I need all the volume I can get so I'm trying this.

VERDICT: I think that Ipsy is fun.  Especially for the price.  This month was a pretty good one for me but they aren't always awesome.  This bag is definitely worth the ten bucks and I think the bag itself is cute, too.  I like pink.  I'm having a hard time letting go of Ipsy because I think about how it's only ten dollars and sometimes I get awesome stuff that I can use forever.  But on the other hand I think about how much stuff I have and that Ipsy is the least of the things I need.

If you'd like to sign up for Ipsy, you can do that here.  Make sure to sign up as soon as possible because getting stuck on the wait list stinks.  Sometimes they do a "share on Facebook" thing and you can get right off, though.  They'll send you an email when you get off the list and then you have a few days to decide if you really want it or if you'd rather cancel.

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  1. I totally agree with your sentiments on Ipsy! Part of me wants to drop it and just add on another Birchbox subscription instead, but the cute bags and the sometimes amazing products... XD

    (also gross at floral-scented lip products :ppp)

  2. I dropped Ipsy a while ago and don't really regret it, but once in a while when there's a good month (like this one) I regret it a little bit, lol. It's harder for me to get mad at Birchbox because of the points!

    1. I probably wouldn't regret dropping it but I can't help but feel it's so cheap I might as well keep it. Not really a reasonable rationale, I suppose, but I'm not always rational... Just ask my dear husband. LOL!

  3. I'm surprised you could stand that awful lip gloss. It smelled cheap and chemical-y, and when it was on my lips, it felt so slimy and artificial I had to wash my whole face to get rid of the icky feeling. The Mitchell and Peach oil has ended up being the stand-out; I never thought I would moisturize with oil therapy, but it's been so great that I might actually purchase this for reals since putting it on at night it turning into my favourite part of the day. Haven't tried the hairspray yet, but I really don't need anything volumizing, I need a devolumizer to be honest.
    Also, I hope you got the email about the Emite curler; they're recalling it because a lot of them were broken and caused injuries. Again--- glad that I don't really need a lash curler, I like my super long lashes to just stick out, thanks very much!

    1. Yes! I'm with you on the oil therapy! It took me a long time to get over the whole "smearing oil on my face" stigma. I've got combo skin and I was terrified it would just make my oily bits even oilier but that didn't happen in the slightest and now I'm hooked. If you like face oils and you haven't tried an oil cleanser, I suggest trying that, too. I'm sort of disappointed with myself for being so resistant to it because it's worked really well for me and has made my skin SO soft. I can't tell you how sad I was about the lavender in the Mitchell and Peach. I was ridiculously excited to try it and then I read the ingredients. I hate allergies!

      I did get the email about the curler. Mine looks okay and I used it but... I'm afraid to continue using it because I saw some pretty horrifying photos of what it did to some girls eyelashes! I don't have enough eyelashes for that to happen! So I'm playing it safe and tossing it. I did read that they would replace it but eh... I don't know...