Not familiar with Ipsy? Ipsy is a beauty subscription service, where you are sent 4-5 deluxe sample or full sized items each month, for $10 (US subscribers), or $14.95 (Canadian subscribers). If you would like to subscribe, and want to send some love my way, I hope you would consider using my referral link- thank you!
This month marks a year since Ipsy launched their "Ipsymatch" program, that is supposed to make bags more personalized, and provide a sample selection more focused on each subscriber's wants. This has opened the door for Ipsy to work with more brands, since more variations mean less samples companies would need to provide for ipsy (especially indie brands- lots of small companies can't afford to give thousands of product samples away in a month!). I can't say whether or not ipsyatch actually works, but I have to say that Ipsy has definitely come a long way in the last year- SO many more products are offered now, as opposed to a year ago!
On to the goodies :)
I say this all the time, but I really do love these pink envelopes- it's so great to see them in the mailbox, especially since the tracking Ipsy sends out is less than reliable. Pink envelopes are awesome, and always a welcome sight!
I always love peeking in my Ipsy envelopes- that first look is always worth the wait!
On the back of the insert card is the monthly Instagram contest, and a list of the brands that are included in this month's bag.
I seriously love the bag this month. I think this may be my favorite bag. Made of canvas, with a pretty green leaf pattern on one side, this bag is the perfect size and will be perfect to keep my touch up makeup in my purse. Love, love, love it!
|Pur~lisse Pur~moist hydra balance moisturizer, deluxe sample size (.5 oz/15 ml), retail value $16.50; full size is 1.7 oz/50 ml and retails for $55.00, available HERE. Discount code Ipsy30 will get you 30% off any purchase, until 6/15/14, valid only in US and Canada, free shipping on orders over $50.|
|Jersey Shore Sun Sans Tan Pure White Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 35, deluxe sample size (0.5 oz), retail value $10.00; full size is 2 oz and retails for $40.00 (or you can get a 2 pack of the deluxe samples for $25; available HERE. Discount code Ipsy30 will get you 30% off the full size Sans Tan Anti-Aging sunscreen, until 6/15/14, worldwide shipping available, check site for details.|
|Hey Honey Take It Off Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask, deluxe sample size (10 ml), retail value $7.00; full size is 1.7 oz/50 ml and retails for $35.00; available HERE. Discount code Ipsy will get you 20% off your order, (no ending date specified; it was a pop-up)|
Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water, travel size (1.76 oz/50 ml), retails for $9.00; full size is 10.58 oz/300 g and retails for $18.00; available HERE. Discount code IPSY15 will get you 15% off any Avene product at drugstore.com, until 6/14/14, US only.
|Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo, Duo 1 (celestial and opal), deluxe sample size (0.07 oz/2 g), retail value $4.00; full size is 0.25 oz/7 g and retails for $14.00; available HERE. Discount code ipsybeauty will get you 25% off your purchase, until 6/30/14, cannot be combined with other offers, valid only in US and Canada, free shipping on orders over $50.|
|Swatch of Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo no. 1|
These eyeshadows are extremely soft and creamy to the touch (these feel amazing!), and swatched nicely on my hand. The pigmentation didn't really transfer to my eyelids, though- I had to really work to create an eye look with these.
|Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo no. 1 on my eyes|
I love the feel of these, I just wish I had some darker shades, as I really am stocked up on neutral shadows. That is my fault, and not Ipsy's though!
|BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Light It Up, full size (3.5g/0.12 oz), retails for $18.00; available HERE. No discount code this time, maybe next month!|
|Swatch of BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Light It Up|
|BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie in Light it Up on my lips, in bad lighting|
I'm very sad that the shade was misrepresented on Ipsy's page (inadvertently, I am very sure), but this formula is amazing and when I do get brave enough to rock this orange shade, I know it will be long lasting and apply smoothly. That has to count for something, right?
|Ipsy Glam Bag May 2014|
Here is the look I was able to create with the little bit of makeup I received this month. Notice the very orange lips :)
Now it’s time for the financial breakdown: but first, I’ll recap all of the items in this month’s bags, to make it easy for you to calculate YOUR bag’s value too (items with stars are the ones in my May bag):
Until next time, my lovelies- stay Average!
Disclaimer: I purchased these items with