I finally got my first Ipsy bag in April. What’s Ipsy? Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription chock full of goodies. I took a poll of my beauty friends and the consensus was that Ipsy was one to join. So I did! Normally, there’s a several month long wait to get your first bag. However, I was able to get in for April after signing up the end of March.
I waited and waited and waited until…one day, it finally arrived! What was in the bag? April’s theme was Pretty in Pink, so everything was in a pink shade.
Be A Bombshell Blush in Beach Please.
This blush is nice quality, but it’s really bright pink. I think it could be usable with a light hand, we’ll have to see! I don’t know if they did a special run for the Ipsy bag, or if it’s the normal Be A Bombshell packaging, but the compact leaves a lot to be desired. Especially for a $16 blush.
Sation Nail Lacquer in Of Corset I’ll Call You.
A sheer bubblegum pink color. Seems to go on nicely, but I’ve only used it over colors I already had on. C’mon, don’t tell me I’m the only one that does that?!?! ARV $5
Mica Beauty Mineral Shadow in Earth
Gorgeous! This is soooo pretty. It’s a soft, shimmery pink shade. Earth isn’t a good name for this, as I generally think of browns when I hear Earth in relation to beauty colors. Ethereal, with just the perfect amount of sparkle. This was a deluxe sample that says 2.0 grams, and the full size jars are 2.5 grams. The full size retails for $14.95, so we’ll put a value of $12 on the sample.
Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal
A deluxe sample of Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal. After a little research, I’ve discovered that it’s like a restorative treatment with Argan oil and other good stuff. The deluxe sample size sells for $3.39 on Amazon.
One of Ipsy’s things is that you get a cosmetic bag every month. April’s was supposed to be a white bag with what looked like a metallic magenta top and zipper. I guess they had some issue and sent some people a different bag. I got the alternate bag, which is a large mod flower print. Personally, I think it’s pretty great. It’s much more in my personal aesthetic. The bag is the equivalent of a cosmetic bag that you’d pick up for somewhere in the neighborhood of $5-8.
That brings a total ARV of $41.39 for the $10 monthly subscription fee. No wonder there’s a several month long waiting list at times! If you’ve been looking for a monthly subscription plan, I highly recommend Ipsy.
Disclaimer: I am an Ipsy subscriber, which I pay for. I received nothing from Ipsy for this blog post.