February 2013 Ipsy Bag Review

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If you follow me on Twitter, you may know that January was my last month with the Glossybox subscription service. I did not review the last few boxes I received, partially because they arrived so late. This is understandable due to the holiday season; however, I received my January box…in February. It wasn’t even the first day of the month; it was nearly a week into February.  I have pretty much NO tolerance for lateness and have an even bigger problem with paying for something and not receiving it for nearly a month, especially when new subscribers are receiving their products right away. While I was happy with my subscription, bad customer service and lateness made me step away from them and join a more affordable beauty subscription service: Ipsy (formerly MyGlam).

Ipsy works like other beauty subscriptions: you pay a monthly fee ($10) and receive deluxe samples, and in some cases full sized products. Last year, I tried Birchbox for three months and did not feel like it was worth my $10, and after reading about some later months, it seems to have gone downhill even more. Like Birchbox and other subs, you can cancel your subscription at any time.

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Each month Ipsy arrives in a little makeup bag that varies each month. This month’s theme was “Red Carpet Ready”, so the bag is shiny black with a silky red interior. I always find having bags like this around very handy, and it’s a nice touch to the subscription.

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I am also pleased with the contents of the bag: NO PERFUME SAMPLE! HOORAY! Here’s what I received:

  • Pixi Flawless & Poreless primer
  • Pop Beauty Smokey Lash Kapow mascara
  • MICA Beauty gel eyeliner in black
  • Lash Card (mascara blockers for application)
  • Coastal Scents eyeshadow sampler

I will use everything in this bag and am especially excited about trying the Pixi primer since I’ve heard so many good things about it!

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The MICA Beauty gel eyeliner appears to be a full-size product, and the mascara is quite big as well, definitely enough to get a feel for it. The subscription also comes with a card that allows you to get different discounts on what’s available in the bag. I like this option for if I fall in love with something.

I’m really happy with the contents of the bag and feel like it was well worth the $10! I’m already excited for next month’s bag.

 

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9 Responses to February 2013 Ipsy Bag Review

  1. I got the same bag. This bag was eh. My first bag had 2 full size products and some deluxe samples.

  2. Bridgett says:

    I went to check out Ipsy and there’s a wait list. I’m interested in the program, but don’t like not knowing when I’m going to be billed and start getting stuff… :-[

    • MelissaC says:

      There was a waitlist when I first looked into it (in the summer back when it was still My Glam), but I didn’t have to enter any info, just an email address. Maybe that has changed?

  3. Bridgett says:

    Went to check it out and there’s a wait list. I’m interested, but not interested enough to give them my credit card info, not knowing when I’ll be billed/start getting stuff. :-[

  4. satine89 says:

    I hate how we can’t get it. T____T Italy sucks. ç_ç

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