Have you heard of Ipsy? It is a subscription bag, along the likes of Birchbox. You start by signing up and filling out a beauty profile. Then, every month, for $10, you receive a cosmetic bag filled with four or five beauty products in the mail. I’ve been subscribing for about six months.
In my experience, Ipsy gives a great assortment of larger sample sizes and even a couple full size products in every bag. It also comes with special offers for each of the brands included. Ipsy has increased my makeup collection and I have never regret having gotten the bag.
I also find that the monthly bag fulfills my need to try out a lot of different products. It keeps me from spending a lot of money on experiment items that I may or may not like. If I don’t like something, it’s not really a downer because it’s just one of many products I got for $10.
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This month’s theme was “The Art of Beauty.” Here’s what I received and what I think of each item:
Coastal Scents Medium Shadow Brush
This picks up eyeshadow really well. I have used it a handful of times and haven’t had any problem with shedding.
Zoya Nail Polish in Neve
I really like Zoya nail polishes and was excited to see one this month. This deep blue color, with a bit of shimmer, is the perfect beautiful jewel tone. Plus, this is a full size product which is always nice.
Sexy Hair Spray Clay
I tend to hold sample hair products back for when I’m traveling. I like a lot of texture in my hair and good hold, though, so this spray’s double duty seem like something I would like.
Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Shimmer in Emotion
I love me some shimmer and this eyeshadow is not lacking. It has a habit of falling onto the cheeks, but it is mineral eyeshadow. Start with a small amount and build up to avoid this. The dark plum color is great for this time of year.
Nourish Organic Coconut & Argan Body Lotion
I always have problems with lotions feeling greasy, but this one definitely does not and it absorbs really quickly. The scent is a little in-your-face, but I like the coconut. This lotion is available exclusively at target. I threw this in my backpack as a hand lotion which has been working out very well.
The bag says “Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” This is a pretty bag. It is lined and has a nice zipper.
Do you subscribe to any subscription services? What is your favorite?