Ipsy Subscription September

This month I signed up for a new box called Ipsy. It’s only $10 a month and each month comes with/in a cute makeup bag! Here’s some information about this subscription service from the site:

“Michelle Phan has inspired countless women around the world through her beauty video tutorials on YouTube. Every day, the question Michelle gets asked the most is: “What are the right products for me?”

With infinite beauty product combinations in the marketplace, choosing the best items for your needs can be a challenge! That was why Michelle created ipsy. Michelle and her team of stylists have selected products they love, for you to try.

Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. ”

Sounds promising, right? Here’s what I received this month:

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When the mailperson walked in with this shiny pink envelope, I got so excited! I love shiny things!

1368843_10151919159307146_1530938995_nThis month’s glam bag is adorable and I love the pattern!

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The Life Palette is a sample pallet from the Em Cosmetics line themed around “Career Life”.  It’s a pretty small sample so I’m not sure if I’ll try but the colors are pretty. 1368708_10151919159182146_1798372524_nIt’s So Big Volumizing Mascara from Elizabeth Mott

I love getting mascara in boxes. They are all so different and it’s really nice to get to experiment with a nice brand.

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John Frieda makes hair products that really work with my flat, fine hair. I’ll be putting these to use ASAP!

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NYX Eyeshadow in Sparkle White

I’m not a huge pencil user since I prefer liquid liner but it’s nice to have a backup and I do swear by black. I’m not sure if I’m sold on this color eyeshadow yet as it looks a little shiny green in the light but I have used this brand before and it’s usually very pretty on. I really hope this turns out more gold than green!

So that’s it for my Ipsy Glam Bag. So far, I definitely wasn’t as impressed as with Birchbox but I do love the little bag included. I wonder how many little makeup bags I actually need though. I’ll probably try this once more and if the quality doesn’t improve for me, I’ll cancel.

www.ipsy.com

BONUS!

These weren’t from Ipsy but I wanted to share anyway as they came in the mail the same day!

1368710_10151919159057146_919795501_nFound these on Sale from The Classy Touch Boutique for about $16 a piece and just had to order! Cute, right??

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Please make sure to leave some thoughts and comments for me 🙂

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August Birchbox

If you haven’t heard of Birch Box, you absolutely have to check it out. It’s a monthly subscription service I’ve been subscribed to for a few years now. Since I now have a blog, I can share with you what I receive. Luck you!

Here’s a little about the box from their website:

The Birchbox

Each month, you’ll receive a selection of samples that we’ve tried (and retried) ourselves. We source our samples from both well-known brands and emerging gems. The women’s subscription includes everything from skin care to makeup, as well as fun non-beauty extras. The men’s subscription delivers top-tier grooming products in addition to lifestyle accessories ranging from hip socks to tech accessories. Check out the ever-growing list of products in our Women’s Shop and Men’s Shop.

The Content

Our original content helps you get the most out of your samples. We’re a source of inspiration, advice, and information. We’ll show you how to master techniques and upgrade your daily routine with articles, expert interviews, and videos. Dive into the Birchbox Magazine and explore the The Guide.

The Shop

When you are ready for more of the products you sampled, you can purchase full-size versions directly from the Birchbox Shop. We have a generous loyalty program that rewards you every time you shop, refer friends, and give feedback on your monthly samples. You can redeem Birchbox Points and save on any full-size or gift purchase.

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I chose this box based on price (only $10/mth) and rating through sites like www.mysubscriptionaddiction.com. It usually arrives around the 15th and I look forward to the surprises inside every month.

This Months Box

This month the theme is Finishing School.

“Once upon a time, finishing school meant an elegant Swiss academy where a young lady went to learn the intricacies of high society. While the concept may feel a bit outdated (truth be told, we’re more likely to sign up for a night class in Photoshop), we love the idea of zeroing in on the details: from the elegance of a handwritten invitation, to the confidence-boosting power of bright red lipstick.”

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I wasn’t as impressed with this month’s box as I usually am. There weren’t may samples I’ll actually use unfortunately.

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Jasmine Seven Fresh Feet Wipes – Full Size $25.95

20%-30% off Ann Taylor items

I’m going to throw the feet wipes in my purse because I’m sure I’ll end up using them. Perhaps at an upcoming music festival? As for the discount code, I never end up using these things.

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Juice Beauty Oil-free Moisturizer – Full Size $28

Coastal Shadow – Full Size $34-$39

I wish that the eye-shadows had come in a more durable container as I’m not sure how well they’ll fair in my makeup case. I do like the colors though and will definitely give them a go for a night out.  Since I have pretty clear skin, I probably won’t be using a moisturizer any time soon but it will be great around the season change!

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Stila All Day Liquid Stick – Full Size $22

TanTowel Classic Formula Self-Tan Towelettes – Full Size $24

Very excited to try the stila lip color and the color looks very fun! It’s a little bit more of a fall color than I’m ready for though. I think I’ll save the tan towels for the reunion to brighten up my fair skin.

As I said, not the best box I’ve received but still fun to open none the less.

Let me know what you think of Birch Box and be sure to check out the site!

https://www.birchbox.com/