For anyone who doesn't know, Ipsy is a beauty subscription service that costs $10 a month (plus shipping in Canada, and tax in a few states), and sends out 4-5 full size or deluxe samples of beauty products each month. I've had fairly good luck with Ipsy, and I really think that anyone who tries it would like it. It's kind of like gambling $10 each month- but you are guaranteed to get something (even if you don't like it). If you would like to give Ipsy a try, please use my referral link here- two referrals and I receive a special gift from Ipsy in my bag.
Ok, on to the good stuff.
|The pink mailer of awesomeness.|
|On the Wild Side|
|I'm loving me some lime green right now! (and rocking some awesome giraffe print nails, by the way!)|
I'm going to start with the items that everyone received, to try to make it simple. The first thing I pulled out of my bag is...
|J.Cat Sparkling Cream Palette in Volta, full size (3g), retail value $4.49. Available HERE; coupon code LOVEIPSY will earn you 25% off any order, until 7/15/13|
A sparkle palette! I love sparkles, and these colors would make great eye shadows. Wait, wait wait- what's that you say? These AREN'T eye shadows?
|That's funny- looks like eye shadow to me!|
Then why the little foam applicators that I hate? What on earth could this be used for? Ok- all kidding aside- do NOT use this on your eyes- their website says to use caution around the eye area, and there have been people posting on Ipsy's facebook page about getting the glitter under their contacts. Translation: bad news for the eyes.
|Swatches of the Volta palette: the top swatches are the glitter on top of the cream, the bottom swatches is where I dug under the glitter and mixed it with the cream.|
I honestly don't have a LOT of practical ideas for this palette, but then again, who says that makeup has to be practical? I am going to use this for face paint at our VBS carnival this coming Sunday, and I'm happy to have found a use for it. I did have another idea for it though, if I ever decide to go clubbing any time soon (yeah, right- two kids and no sitter. Clubbing is just a pipe dream):
GRADE: 2/5 highly impractical and could mess up my eyesight. Not good.
|Starlooks lip liner pencil in Tipsy, full size (2.4g). Available HERE, retail value $12. Coupon code IPSY will get you 35% off any order, until 7/15/13.|
|Swatch of Tipsy|
|Nyx pressed powder blush in Spice, full size (.18 oz). Available HERE; coupon code IPSY15 will earn you 15% off any purchase, or code IPSYCHEEKS will earn you 40% off Tango with blushing powder, until 7/10/13. Retail value $5.00.|
|Swatch of Spice by Nyx|
The following items are the ones *I* received, but there were a couple different options that other had in their bags that I did not get. I'll list those at the end, as best as I can.
|Chella Ivory Lace highlighter pencil, full size (1.4g); available HERE. Coupon code GLAMBAG will get you 20% off your order, until 7/15/13. Retail value $18.00.|
|Swatch of Ivory Lace highlighter pencil from Chella|
GRADE: 4/5 (can't use as intended, but still works great!)
|J.Cat Eyelashes + Eyelash Glue, no. UN13, full size; available HERE. Coupon code LOVEIPSY will get you 25% off your order until 7/15/13. Retail value $3.99.|
I received a BONUS item in my Ipsy bag, as a thank you for having TWO referrals during the month of May. I receive a bracelet from BaubleBar.
|BaubleBar bracelet, gold and white. Approximate retail value $20.|
OTHER ITEMS I DID NOT RECEIVE
Other Ipsy subscribers received different items, based on their beauty profiles. I would have LOVED to try out these products, but I'm pleased with what I did receive, so no hard feelings! If you don't care to read about the items I did NOT receive, keep scrolling until you get to the pictures of my bag :)
Cailyn Line Fix gel eyeliner with brush, in Iron or Purple, full size. Available HERE; coupon code ipsy30 will earn you 30% off any order until 7/10/13. Retail value $21.00
Ok, I am on a no buy for a couple more weeks (yes!), but I seriosuly wanted to try out this liner. I LOVE gel liner, and really want a good purple one! Congrats to girls who received this, and if you did and DON'T like it, send it to me for some GOOD KARMA!!!
Psssst! The True original dry shampoo by Freeman Beauty, deluxe sample size (1.76 oz), available HERE. Coupon code IPSY33 will get you the Super Hero Hair Duo set with bonus for $13.98 until 8/31/13 (US residents only). Full size () retails for $6.99 for 5.3 oz; this deluxe sample has a value of $2.32
|My June 2013 Glam Bag|
J.Cat Palette: $4.49
Starlooks lip liner: $12.00
Nyx blush: $5
Chella highlighting pencil: $18.00
J.Cat eyelashes + eyelash glue: $3.99
Baublebar Bracelet: $20(my best estimate)
Cailyn eyeliner and brush: $21.00
Psssst! Dry shampoo: $2.32
Total retail value of my bag: $63.48 ($43.48 if you don't count the bracelet)
Total out of pocket: $10
Whoo hoo! I received a great bag (but not the highest retail value one, but it's totally ok!)! I'm really happy with what I received, and can't wait to receive my July bag!
So, tell me, what did YOU receive from Ipsy this month? Did you like what you received, or is it off to the trading boards you go? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Thanks for sticking with me this month, y'all, and again, I'm so sorry it took me SO long to get this post up! Hopefully things will slow down really soon, plus I have A BIG surprise in the works for you all- stay tuned, and stay average :)
Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion, on a product I paid for with