Favorite Ipsy Items of 2014


It was an interesting thing, trying to decide what my favorite Ipsy items were this year. Although there were things that stuck out to me, I decided to go through all of my blog posts and revisit what I received this year. In looking at the cost compared to my favorite products, it dawned on me that I am not really getting my money’s worth. Sure, there are fun things that I like here and there, and it’s fun getting the bag in the mail each month, but I don’t totally love what I am getting, and in the last four months there has been a serious decline. I even re-took the Ipsy quiz a few times and I’m still getting things that I have no interest in, like hairspray.

That said, a couple of my favorites are not in the photo because I used them up already. I also included a couple of my favorite bags! 🙂 Here are my favorites from the year:

Avene Thermal Spring Water (not pictured)– This was probably my favorite discovery through Ipsy this year. I love this and want to buy the full size.

Marc Anthony Beach Waves Spray– Mmmm…this smells so good and leaves my hair soft. There’s only a few uses left in this bottle.

Zoya nail polish in Dot– This white pink is right up my alley!

City Color blush in Fresh Melon– A close second to the thermal water, this vibrant coral is just lovely!

Crown Brush C476 Dual Sided brush– I really like this brush. The quality is great and it blends nicely.

Starlooks Lip Gloss in Guilty- Funnily enough, a Starlooks item also made it into my Ipsy favorites. This is just a nice medium pink gloss.

ipsy2Fresh Melon, Barely Nude, Guilty, Dot

Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB Cream Eyeshadow in Barely Nude– This is a great lid primer. Full review here.

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant (not pictured)– I reviewed this last December. It’s a great scrub, but I have since used up my little sample.

There are other Ipsy items that I like just fine, but I am just not head over heels in love with the majority of what I am getting each month, which is a disappointment. I have since cancelled my Ipsy subscription, at least for the time being. I’m sure this won’t be the last time I give this service a chance, but for now I need a break, because I’m not getting enough use out of it.


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4 Responses to Favorite Ipsy Items of 2014

  1. April Williams says:

    You aren’t alone! I’ve been disappointed the last 3-4 bags as well and have also cancelled my subscription. I did start Birch Box and am also considering Boxycharms. I also agree with the majority of your favorites of the year!

  2. I have taken the quiz several times and haven’t been to happy with what they have selected for me. I started to get Beauty Box 5 but they are eh. The first box was good but then there has been a decline in product value. I have given up most of my other boxes though. I think Birch Box is terrible and Glossy Box a scam since they were putting discount cosmetics in the USA boxes. And I totally agree with the blush- one of the best products I got all year.

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