Hello! Hope you're having a great day; it seemed like spring was finally here, but it got cold and snowy again, so it's back to the winter blues. We're getting closer and closer to "actual" spring, though, and we're going to get the warm, sunny weather back soon, so I just have to deal with winter for a little longer.
For this post I'm going to share with you my March 2015 Ipsy glam bag! I actually have no clue if it's still officially called the "glam bag" or if it's just Ipsy now or what; when you tag your pictures on social media, they want you to use #ipsy and #marchglambag so it's probably both.
Overall, my March Ipsy glam bag was pretty so-so; not as bad as some of the past bags, but not as good as last month.
I used to be pretty indifferent about flowers (I was a huge tomboy when I was younger), but I'm coming to like them more and more. If I could fill my house with flowers and other green, living things, I would. But I don't have a green thumb and all of the plants I've tried to grow have died or failed to sprout. The only flower I'm not a big fan of is roses; I really dislike the scent of roses, even real roses, to the point where smelling them for an extended amount of time will make me feel nauseous.
GO!), it's not really possible to earn 1000 points in a year or less. But they have 500 and 250 point rewards, which you can earn just by reviewing your products. I traded 500 of my Ipsy points for another deluxe sample size of the Malin and Goetz Mojito lip balm! I know I said I wasn't a fan of this before, but I used it and I ended up really liking it and now I have another tube! Yay!
The final product in my March 2015 Ipsy glam bag is probably the one I was most impressed with when I first opened my bag. This is a jar of Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in the color Lucky Penny. If you got this product in your bag, you could have gotten this color, which is a copper, or Fifty Shades, which is a grey color. These are 100% natural, mineral-based loose shadows and they are cruelty free.
Yup, this 1.2g jar is apparently worth $22.50. And honestly, that's kind of pricey, even though this feels like a very high quality product. Most full-sized loose mineral eyeshadows from indie brands are $5-$8 and I feel like, even if this is something like three times the amount of product (I was going to compare it to Glamour Doll Eyes' full sized shadows, but they measure out by teaspoons, not weight), it's about four times the cost. I also looked up the value of a BareMinerals loose eyeshadow; those are 0.57g for $14, and according to my math, if you got the same amount of product as in the Marsk shadow, it would cost about $29. So. Hmm. I will admit, I prefer getting less product and paying less than always getting more; I don't think I will ever go through this whole eyeshadow before it goes bad/I get bored with it, so it might have been better to have smaller sizes for less money.
Overall, I got three full sizes and two deluxe sample sizes in my March 2015 bag. The total value of everything came out to about $62. Ipsy generally has a higher bag value and more full sized products than Birchbox (since both are $10 beauty subscriptions many people compare them to each other), but I still think I prefer Birchbox just due to the better reward and discount system. I was okay with this bag; it wasn't as great as last month, but again, it wasn't as bad as some of the recent bags.
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