For about a year or so now, I’ve had a subscription to Ipsy. For those of you who don’t know, Ipsy is a subscription based service that sends you little make-up bags full of goodies each month for $10 (per month). I honestly can’t give you a definitive answer as to whether or not it’s a good investment. I know…helpful, right? It’s just so dependent upon the person! I can tell you, however, that it is really fun receiving a bag full of surprises each month. Some of the products may be duds, but nonetheless, it’s still enjoyable getting to test them out and learn about new brands. When I was researching Ipsy before subscribing, I looked for a blog or article detailing the sorts of things that could be found in a “Glam Bag.” I was never able to get a clear breakdown of the types of products I would receive, so hopefully this will help those of you like me.


blushHikari Cosmetics: Blush

The best thing about this blush is its size. I always get excited when Ipsy gives me a full-size product. Not only that, but the pigmentation is actually really nice. I’ve worn it once already and it lasted all throughout the day. The color is pretty bright, so if you like bright pink blushes – this one is for you.

Would Recommend.


lotionLather: Ultra Light Face Lotion

This lotion was nice and very light, as the name states. However, there was nothing special about it. I didn’t leave my skin feeling any more moisturized or protected than my other face lotions. I wouldn’t go out of my way to use this lotion like I would for some of my other face lotions.

Would Not Recommend.


lipstickKCO Colors by Beauty Brands: Cream Lipstick

Here’s another full-size product! Go Ipsy! At first glance, I disliked this color. It’s a little darker than what I usually lean towards. Despite my first impression, I wore it to work yesterday and I LOVED it! It really doesn’t come off too dark and it lasts a really long time.

Would Recommend. 


perfumeJor’el Parker: Femina

Okay, so I have a really unusual obsession with sample size perfumes. They’re great for throwing in your purse or for traveling. They also come in handy for days you just feel like switching up your scent. So when I saw this product, I was super excited because it’s a rollerball. But even my weird addiction to sample size perfumes couldn’t help this product. I just didn’t like the scent at all. There was nothing special about it to me. I definitely wouldn’t reach for this perfume out of my others.

Would Not Recommend.


shadowtheBalm Cosmetics: NUDE Dude Eyeshadow Single in Flirty

Now THIS product was the winner of all the products. When I first saw it, I thought the size of the sample was straight up ridiculous. It’s freaking tiny!!! But I swatched it and fell in love. It’s kind of like a duo chrome shadow of purple and gold. It’s wonderful and I am going to buy the full-size for sure. Hopefully my photo of the actual product swatched on my hand will do the shadow justice! swatchWould Recommend.


Final Score:

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I hope you enjoyed my quick briefing of my April Glam Bag. In the end, I gave the bag 3/5. There were no products I absolutely hated, just some I wasn’t too fond of, and luckily there were some I loved! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Yours Truly,

Shelby

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I’m always so interested in these subscription packages. I’ve never subscribed to one myself because I’m so not sure if they’re worth it, but I love seeing what other people get in them. This bag one is definitely one of the more interesting ones I’ve seen: I love that it comes in the little carrying case <3

I've also nominated you for a Liebster award, lovely, I hope that's okay. The link is here hazelvice.net/2015/05/02/the-liebstar-award/

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Aw thank you so much!! :) and of course, thank you for reading along.

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Yes! I love ipsy because it’s like Christmas every month. BUT sine of the products like you said are just Womp Womp Womp.
But the blushes and eyeshadow I get always come in handy.
Love the post!

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I definitely agree! I wasn’t too fond of May’s bag, but I’m so hooked on the surprise factor that I don’t think I could cancel my subscription haha. Thanks for reading along! :)

Shelby

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