I had been dying to try one of those monthly beauty subscription sites for a long while and one day a friend on Facebook posted about how much they loved ipsy so I decided to give it a try. Signing up was super fun and easy. The website asks lots of questions about your beauty preferences and then you go on a wait list to be approved. You can expedite the process by posting to social media. For $10 a month, ipsy sends me 5 products to try in a super cute re-useable cosmetic bag. Sometimes the products are full size but most often they are sample sizes. I love it because I get to try products and brands that I wouldn’t otherwise even know about! Plus, the bags are super cute and so handy for lots of things. I’m currently using one to store holiday receipts in case anything needs to be returned, one for holiday cash envelopes, and one for my on the go makeup needs. Additionally, each month ipsy has stellar giveaways you can enter just by posting to social media. You can also earn points for products by doing surveys on products you’ve tested or referring a friend!
In july’s bag, I fell in love with this lip color by teeez. I get compliments every time I wear it and the shimmery eye shadow is dreamy. The cool way spray was awesome when I didn’t feel like fixing my hair. Just spritz and scrunch and bam! Instant beach waves!
August’s bag held yet another fantastic lip product with the hikari gloss, a fantastic eye liner, and a great polish in a shade I wouldn’t normally have tried but loved on! The argan oil is heavenly in a house full of frizzy curly hair!
September held another brand of hair oil that is equally amazing and I didn’t mind having two because between me and 3 daughters it gets plenty of use and a little goes a long way! The nyx eyeshadow pallet is by far my new favorite product! I’ll be picking some up when this is gone for sure. So pretty and shimmery but without being too made up. I scored big with another awesome lip color too! I got to try brow gel for the first time ever and I’m a believer!
In October I got this super dual sided metallic bag of goodies. The cream feels fab on my dry hands and the concealer brush is great! I like the cleanser but have only used it a couple of times so far. The polish is an awesome color but unfortunately isn’t as long lasting as I would have hoped.
The mailman just dropped off november’s bag so I haven’t had a chance to try anything out yet but I’m super excited about a new mascara and highlighting trio. That right red lip crayon is going to be fun just in time for the holidays!
So overall, I’ve been super pleased with my subscription and plan to continue the service. It’s so exciting to get that magenta metallic mailer each month and a blast to play with your goodies for a little mini makeover! Yep, I sit on the floor and play with makeup like my 3 year old! 😂
Here’s my latest ipsy makeover: