Hello! Hope you're having a good Saturday! The weather has been really weird today; it was warm and sunny this morning/early afternoon, then it stormed, now it's that weird twilight-but-with-sun. So it goes with fall and season transitions. I don't like transitions very much.
So let's talk about positive things! Like getting fun things in the mail! I love subscription services, especially when what you get is a surprise, especially especially when said mystery subscription (at least, it's a mystery if you don't spoil it for yourself) is just $10 a month, shipping included.
I'm talking about my Ipsy subscription! This is probably one of the most well-known beauty subscription services (I would argue that Birchbox is the best known beauty subscriptions) and for good reason. I got my September 2014 bag and, overall, it was pretty neat.
For the September 2014 bag, Ipsy went with the theme "Street Style". Like most other subscription services, the actual products you get are pretty loosely (if at all) based on the theme, though the makeup bag you get with Ipsy is generally on point.
So overall, I got five products in my September 2014 Ipsy bag: three of them are full size and two are sample sizes. Pretty good! The value of my bag was a whopping $43, which is awesome! Unfortunately, minus the value of the lip gloss which I am going to straight up just toss, my bag is only worth $24, but that's still more than double what I paid for my bag. If someone told me I could buy a bundled set of the Crown brush, NYX shadow, and Alterna CC cream for $10, I would think I was getting a great deal, so I'm not too disappointed. Ipsy is my favorite subscription service (at least out of the ones I've tried) and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a cheap, monthly beauty thrill.
Thanks for reading! <3