Hello! I'm super excited to show you guys my newest subscription: the Ipsy bag! I put off getting an Ipsy subscription for a long time now... Glam Bag/Ipsy was one of the first subscription services I heard about (the very first being Birchbox) but at the time, I wasn't as interested in makeup as I am now. It seemed like it was a hit-or-miss type of subscription; some bags were really good, others were pretty awful. I also wasn't very interested in drugstore/mid-range makeup; when I first started getting into makeup I was solely interested in high-end brands (backwards, I know). As I've gotten to know the world of makeup better and have tried many different products from many different brands, I've become much more interested in trying things from both drugstore and high-end brands (I still prefer high-end, but I now know there are a lot of products in the drugstore now that are similar, if not better, than some high-end products).
I've been watching Ipsy unboxing/unbagging videos for a while now (I think one of my favorite types of videos on Youtube are subscription box unboxings, followed by favorites and empties videos) and have been really impressed with the type and value of the products included. I also really love the makeup bags you get each month! For $10 a month, shipping included (always a bonus), I didn't really have an excuse to not subscribe. I actually signed up in the beginning of October, but since I missed the payment window for the October bag (it looks like Ipsy charges on the 1st of the month and starts ship near the middle), I was wait-listed until November.
I was super excited to get my first Ipsy bag, and let me tell you, it was well worth the wait!
If you don't really know about Ipsy (though to be honest, if you're reading this, I'm pretty sure you do), you get a cute makeup bag every month that's chock-full of beauty goodies and delivered right to your door! This months bag was particularly awesome:
I also got two info cards:
The other card is about Michelle Phan's new cosmetics line, Em.
So I'll start with that! I got an Em Cosmetics Lip Gallery Creamy Color Sheer Lipstick in the color Hug Me.
I got another lip product in my Ipsy bag this month; a Lip Crayon from Be A Bombshell in the color Hot Damn.
Next is a product I was very excited for, from a brand I was very excited to try!
The next product in my bag is the Pixi Beauty Bronzer in the color Subtly Suntouched.
I was the least excited about this next product, the Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Topaz.
Last, but most definitely not least, an eyeshadow sample from the Galaxy Chic palette by bhcosmetics!
And that's my November 2013 Ipsy bag! Now I am just kicking myself for not subscribing sooner since this bag was far better than the Blush Mystery Beauty Box this month and less than half the price. Apparently this is kind of a special bag since it's the two year anniversary of Ipsy becoming Ipsy (before it was Glam Bag), but I really hope that future bags are just as awesome as this one! I got 6 products (I think it's normally 5, the Em Cosmetics sample was an extra special bonus), 5 of which are (presumably) full sized, valued at around $67.50 (that's counting the bronzer as $10 and not even including the eyeshadow). And I only paid $10 for this bag.
Thanks for reading! <3