Ipsy May 2015

Ipsy (referral link) is a monthly beauty subscription. Each month subscribers receive a Glam Bag that has a combination of 4-5 deluxe samples and full size products. The cost is $10 a month with $4.95 shipping to Canada.

They currently have a wait list but there are different ways to ‘skip’ it. If you chose to wait it can take anywhere from 1-3 months (from what I hear). They also sometimes have a ‘skip the wait list’ day.

Usually around the 12th of the month you have the option of viewing your “Glam Room” which shows the items that you will be receiving. There are usually about 20 different items and the ones you receive are determined by a survey you fill out when you sign up. You can also collect ipsy points by doing reviews, which you can later redeem for bonus items.

The Bag

I love this bag! It’s got a bit of a burlap feel to it which is what I expected when I first saw the bag spoiler online. This months theme is “Jetsetter” and that seems to go along great with the bag. It’s perfect for throwing in your must have products as you go off traveling. I think I’m actually going to use this one in my purse to put my lip products, lotion etc. in. This will make it easier any time I choose to switch up my purses, which I always do more in the summer time!

The Goods

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Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray–This spray fortifies your hair with nourishing rosehip, argan and coconut oils. Its silicone-free formula adds hydration and moisture without weighing your hair down. It hydrates, reduces frizz, enhances manageability, strengthens your hair, protects against UV rays & heat and nourishes your hair. Talk about doing a lot of work! I’m actually really excited by this. I’ve been meaning to buy a product that would protect against heat for when I blow dry my hair, so this was great timing. This will be great to use anytime I know I’m going outside, or just when my hair is looking a little bit lackluster! It definitely added a bit of volume to my hair, and I didn’t feel any crunchy bits from it.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil & Bonus Revolution High-Color Lipgloss–This waterproof liner glides on smoothly to prime and define your lips. It will give you long lasting lip color as well as clean lines, and will stay put no matter what you do. If you use the liner to completely fill in your lips it will prime them for lipstick or gloss, helping it to last. Also included is a sample of Urban Decay’s new Revolution High-Color Lipgloss, intense color with high shine. This is also laced with Hilurlip, which defines and hydrates lips while making them appear more plump and full. They aren’t kidding when they say intense color! I’m not sure where I would wear these colors to. If I was one to go clubbing, these would be perfect. They definitely aren’t meant for going to work or having a relaxing meal at a restaurant. We will see what comes of these! Either way, the lip liner is great!

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Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches–These eye patches refresh, moisturize and brighten tired eyes. They are made with a unique combination of cornflower to naturally soothe and reduce puffiness, amica to drain the eye contour, and chamomile to refresh and provide anti-inflammatory benefits. This makes your eyes instantly brighter with bags and lines visibly reduced. There are two in a packet, and I appreciate that they included two packets. I tried one set and really don’t have an opinion either way. I liked that after removing them there wasn’t any greasy residue left behind. I think it’s definitely something you need to use at least a few times before you see any change. Or maybe you just need to have bags and lines under your eyes to begin with.

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50–This has a full coverage Color Correcting Cream, Anti-Aging serum, plus Broad Spectrum Physical Only SPF 50. The sunscreen protects against any rays that can burn or age your skin. The CC cream is infused with cutting edge anti-aging technology and is clinically proven to improve skin texture, brightness and increase hydration by 79%. The anti-aging hydrating formula is infused with peptides, niacin, algae, Vitamins A, C, B, E, Hyaluronic Acid, and Hydrolyzed Collagen along with Antioxidants and exotic natural botanicals for long-term brightening and color-correcting benefits. I don’t understand half of what those things are, but I’m assuming that is very good! I received the “medium” shade and it blends into my skin great. It feels very smooth once on, and actually makes my skin feel a bit cool.

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Skone Cosmetics Pretty Eyes Automatic Eyeliner–This eyeliner delivers long-lasting, rich, intensive color. Effortlessly smooth application and a super creamy formula. It has a twist tip so there is no sharpening involved, which is a key factor for me with eyeliner. I don’t want to sharpen you! This was lighter than I expected for a navy, I was expecting it to look more black, but you can definitely tell that it’s blue. I love this and will definitely be using it.

Final Thoughts

I really like the variety of make-up and beauty products. Without a doubt, I will definitely be using everything in here. The CC cream and eye liner are also both great colors for me, which is easily a hit or miss with those types of products. I also love the actual bag this month, probably one of my favorites so far. It’s the first one that I’m actually going to use for something!

 

  • reneeclementine

    Bag twins! I was happy overall with everything 🙂