Ok, so technically it is already month 2. I received a very cool gray ipsy bag on Monday.
For reals, I chose Ipsy SOLEY because of the little bags. I use them for everything – I have computer doodad and usb drives in one, tissues and a pocket mirror and lip glass in another, etc! I am sure that after a few months they may become less exciting, but for now, I am glad to subscribe.
So what did I get in my first month?
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner: ✰✰✰
It’s a primer, but it has a little color and is a whipped consistency. It is much more like the Benefit Porefessional product than the clear gel-like primer that some people like (I’ve talked about this here, if you aren’t sure what I mean!). I prefer this kind of primer and I’ve been using it on my t-zone (to stop shine) almost every day.
I have no idea if it is expensive or not. <checking> O.M.G. It’s hella expensive! 1oz in $45!! When this runs out, I’ll stick with NYX pore filler, which is about $20 per oz (although I wear it was way cheaper when I purchased it at Target).
Ipsy conclusion: A great addition to the bag! (sample cost about $11.25)
J. Cat Beauty Flying Solo Eye Shadow: ✰✰✰
I don’t wear a ton of eyeshadow, but this peachy shade (half naked) makes me look just a little more polished everyday. Plus, unlike some bolder colors, it doesn’t settle into a crease and look strange by lunchtime. Not saying it lasts all day, but it fades slowly and evenly (I feel like that is important!)
Ipsy conclusion: A nice color and a good product! (sample cost about $3.00)
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: ✰
Blah, it’s kind of clumpy. I’m super picky about mascara, so I’m not surprised that this is not a favorite.
Ipsy conclusion: Meh (sample cost about $5.50)
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk: ✰
I have short hair. Short hair that looks crazy in the morning. I’ve got to shower to ‘reset’ it. Thus, dry shampoo is not something that I’ve ever used. I might ‘gift’ this to one of my long-haired friends.
Ipsy conclusion: Do not use… have no opinion. (sample cost about $6.00)
Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Conditioner: ✰✰✰
This lip balm has a nondescript subtle fruity smell and very little taste. It is pretty waxy, but I like to wear a lip balm to bed and the waxy ones protect better/longer. I had just run out of the beeswax kind, so this was great timing.
Ipsy conclusion: Something I needed! (sample cost about $5.50)
Ispy Total Cost: about $31.25 + the bag
Ipsy Total Value (things I actually use and like!): $19.25 + the bag
Considering Ipsy cost $10 per month, I would consider this a great month! It does help that I liked 3 of 5 products AND one of those was the priciest sample.
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I will try to get the current month up before the October bag arrives (haha!)
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