Just in case you are new to Only Average Mom, Ipsy is a mail order subscription service, that is $10 a month; shipping included. Ipsy sends you a makeup bag, filled with 4-5 deluxe samples or full sized items for you to try; along with coupon codes in case you love what you get and want more! If you would like to sign up for Ipsy (currently a wait list- sorry!), go HERE. Go ahead, I'll wait.
Back now? Good.
|Doesn't look very full...but good things come in small packages. Right???!!|
|I spy a printed bag with...rope? Maybe?|
The first thing I notice inside is the awesome print bag- so awesome!
|LOVING the bag!!!|
I absolutely LOVE the bag this month- it is absolutely SUPER CUTE, and my favorite so far! I totally plan to use this as my purse makeup bag, even if it means I need a bigger purse! If you have read my blog for any length of time (and if you don't, hi and welcome!), you know that I live in a coastal town and that the beach, bay and ocean are a very large part of my life. This bag is just so...ME; I absolutely love it!! The material is silkier than I thought it would be, it feels like nylon, and it is lined in white (sorry, no pic!). The bag is white and navy; the white has a hint of a blueish tinge to it.
|I adore the hand-drawn feel to the card this month. LOVE it :)|
|Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist, 1 fl oz, $3.26 retail value (available at Juice Beauty; coupon code GLAM20 will get you 20% off any purchase of $30 or more, expires 4/10/13) Full size is 6.75 oz, $22|
GRADE:3/5 (nice product, points for being organic, but the scent was really bad for me!)
|Yaby eye shadow pans (no weight listed, full size?) retail value $3.15 each (available through Yaby Cosmetics, discout code ipsyglam20130325 will get you 25% off of any order, expires 4/15/13)|
|I love that these shadow pans already have a sticker on the bottom with their color name and number. Saves the trouble later if we want to reorder!|
|Seashell swatch. It's hard to see, but that's more because of the color than the pigmentation, I think.|
|Swatch of Azalea Petal. I had to work really really hard to get this swatch, even with a good brush.|
GRADE:3.5/5 (magnetic, yes. pigmented, not so much.)
|LA Fresh travel-lite Makeup Remover Wipes (8 ct.), $1.99 retail value (available at LA Fresh Group, coupon code IPSY13 will get you 30% off any beauty wipes, expires 5/31/13)|
GRADE: 3/5 (worked pretty well, but I don't like the feeling after use, and parabens? Boo.)
|GlamRX Freestyle Palette, retail value $5 (my best guess), Ipsy Exclusive (palettes with product inside available through Glam Rx, discount code IPSY will get you 20% off a touch-up palette; expires 4/15/13) Full size palette with product is $16.50.|
|Gift card is shown for size reference. It was NOT in my bag (my kids would die- their fave store!)|
|Gift card on top of the palette for size reference. This card is the same size as any credit card.|
|Palette open, the whole recessed bottom is magnetic.|
|Palette with products inside it (Clinique blush, Clinique eye shadow duo, shadows on the right are Coastal Scents for the top three, and Yaby for the bottom two)|
GRADE4/5 (it's reeeealy tiny!)
|March 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag!|
Here is the financial breakdown:
Money Spent- $10, shipping included
Retail Value- $16.55, not including the bag. If you want to include the bag in the price, I'd say, add about $3 or so.
Although the value of the bag is MORE than what I spent, this bag isn't as great as the previous ones have been, value-wise, for Ipsy. I love what I got, so I'm not disappointed, but I do feel that maybe there could have been more in the bag as we subscribers are used to a better value. Mixed feelings, here. Happy with the stuff, but wanting a better deal. I'm certainly not giving up my spot for a waitlister anytime soon, but hoping for a higher value box this year. This month's winner is definitely Beauty Army (sorry, Ipsy!). My BA Box is scheduled to be here this week too, so Stay Tuned for the awesomeness I'm expecting in it!
Have you gotten your glam bag yet? Happy with it? Upset? Agree with me, or disagree, I would LOVE to hear from you!
Disclaimer: The products listed above were purchased by me, with my own money. I was not asked nor required to write this review, and the thoughts above are my own. The links are NOT affiliate links, and go directly to the company's websites. I was not compensated in any way for writing this review.