Whoa! Long time no chat, friends? Well, after a long break unexpected break from blogging, I am finally back. Let me start by saying that it was never our intent to be gone from the blogging world for so long. Let’s get on with what we are really here for. I decided to give Ipsy another shot because I love makeup and it’s only $10 a month. I did resubscribe for the third time, hence third times a charm?
In case you have never heard of IPSY, it’s a $10 dollar a month beauty subscription service that sends anywhere from 4-5 beauty samples a month. These samples consist of a sample, deluxe sample size, and full-size products. The good this about makeup subscriptions is that it assists with building a makeup collection, introduces you to new brands that you would not have heard of otherwise, and it’s affordable. You can find out more here.
I started my subscription to Ipsy glam bag in 2014 for about a year. After a while, I started to realize that I was receiving items that I personally would not use due to color or interest no matter how many times I changed up my profile and followed up on the reviews. After almost a year of being subscribed, I canceled my subscription. About a year later I decided to give Ipsy a chance again, stayed for two months and canceled, again.
Through all this, I tested out a bunch of other makeup subscriptions like Birchbox, Beauty test tube, Lip Monthly, Sephora Play, and BoxyCharm. Which brings me to my third try- I was able to get a free month through one of the members of my beauty group, My beauty addictions swap/trade group.
At first, I was super excited to be receiving Ipsy again, especially with all the pictures from other Ipsy subscribers and their bags. Unfortunately, this was not the case when I received my bag. Instead of the excitement of receiving some goodies in the mail, I felt an instant need to cancel, because I was that unhappy with the bag I received.
July Ipsy Glam Bag
- MANNA KADAR Cosmetics Flawless Finish in C3- I have a heard a lot of great things about this brand, but as you can see from the pictures above, how dark the powder was. I honestly thought it was a bronzer.
- POP Peak Performance brow- I’ve tried numerous items from POP beauty. It’s a good brand with a good price point. It’s a full-size item and the correct color, plus I love brow products.
NATURELAB TOKYO Perfect Shine Oil Mist- Awesome brand. I was fortunate enough to meet the PR team at Gen beauty LA back in March.
SMASHBOX COSMETICS Always On Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out- Loved the brand. The lipstick is a decent size and the color was perfect, but it is a color I have gotten before.
ELLA EDEN Pressed Eye shadow in Harmony- I’ve never heard of the brand, but the eye shadow is super pretty and was worth giving a try.
I think I was hoping to have been wowed by all the other bags I’ve seen. Don’t get me wrong, it was an okay bag. I received some brands that I loved, products that I would use and some that were meh at best. Overall, it wasn’t worth the third look in my opinion and something I will not be going back to. Although, I have heard they are coming out with an Ipsy glam bag plus, you’ll get five full size products instead of the deluxe samples. I have to admit, I am intrigued and it’s going to give Boxy Charm a run for their money.