I feel like I’m doing a marathon of Ipsy reviews lately to catch up on what has been a very fun experiment. My daughter and I started our Ipsy subscription in August. She’s a super girly girl, and I thought for $10 a month it was an easy way to have a little bit of fun with new make up every month. We really look forward to our Ipsy Glam bag. If you’re curious about what we got in previous months you can check here and here.
If you’ve never heard of Ipsy they are a monthly subscription. For $10 a month, they send you a beauty bag designed to your needs. You fill out a questionnaire and they send you items that best suit you each month. I requested items for my daughter and I that matched our complexion, and requested more natural items when they are available.
First off, I have to say of all the bags…this teal bag is my absolute favorite. We went out of town last weekend, and I packed all my little travel bits in it. I love the teal blue. The contents of the bag I was again pretty pleased with. I’m alway glad to get a new finger nail polish, and pretty much got things I would use. Even the lipstick…which I almost never wear lipstick I would consider using. So here’s the run down.
The Ayres Patagonia Body Butter was a great inclusion for us. It’s a trial size, so compared to the item I linked it’s probably about $9 worth of cream. I love having little trial sizes, because when I went out of town I brought it with me. The smell is nice, not too over powering. It’s probably one of the more natural items of the month…here’s it’s description from Amazon:
Enriched with plant emollients, herbal extracts and vitamins, this ultra rich creamy body butter provides relief from dry, rough skin. Vitamin E natural antioxidant provides protection to your skin while shea nut butter gives long-lasting hydration. Just drift away on a cool breeze of delicate jasmine and aromatic rosemary blended with lavender, bergamot, ylang-ylang, oakmoss, patchouli and fir. Inspired by Patagonia’s snow-capped mountains and blue lagoons, this fresh scent inspires a soothing sense of calm.
I’m not sure if I’ll be buying this again, but I’m definitely enjoying it for now.
Next is the Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser, which boasts being an all natural product. It has a light fragrance that reminds me of the grape flavored tooth paste I used as a kid. It says on the label to use a tiny dot…and it’s true, a little goes a long way. I’m actually really enjoying this cleanser, even with it’s weird grapey fragrance. It’s not cheap stuff, so I’d guess the little bottle they send me is about $8 worth of their product.
The nail polish I received by Nicole Opi was a pretty gold color, named On a Gilt Trip. It was not the type of polish I try to get, I tend to get Zoya and now thanks to last month’s bag, Pacifca’s nail polish. I actually haven’t used this nail polish yet. Gold glitter doesn’t seem to be my thing, so I may end up giving it to a friend. It’s value is about $5.
The lipstick…oh this lipstick. I’m not usually a fan of lipstick. Maybe I’m weird, but I think it tastes weird. I didn’t have this problem with Noyah’s lipstick sample. The sample is about half the size of the one for sale, hard to think it’s an $18 lipstick, but I liked it. No weird taste, and I actually really liked the color they chose for me to use. This also claims to be a natural product. I think the overall value of this is about $9.
Last but not least is Skone’s waterproof liquid eyeliner. I don’t use liquid eyeliner
ever often, but this is here just in time for Halloween for us. As you can see, I haven’t opened it yet, so I can’t attest for how great it is, but if you ask me next week I can tell you. It’s valued at $15.
This being my third bag, I have to say overall I’m pleased with the diversity of stuff I’ve received. They are trying to stick me with as natural products as they can, but I’m thinking they could do a bit better in this category. The overall value of the items received in this bag was less than last month but still totaled around $40, so definitely worth your $10 monthly investment. We will be keeping our subscription for now, and are looking forward to our November bag!
Important Note: I am not being paid for this post, nor was I approached by Ipsy to do this review. I purchased this bag, and reviewed it all on my own. I think this service would be great for fashion minded ladies who’d like to try new items but don’t necessarily have the time to go out and find them on their own. If you sign up for Ipsy with one of the links I provided in the post, or by clicking here I receive a credit that enables me to get more freebies. You can earn credits too once you sign up.