My May 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag is here (well, it was here a couple weeks ago...) and in the never-ending battle of Ipsy Vs. Birchbox, it definitely won this month.
Quick Run-Down: $10 a month beauty subscription service; five deluxe sized products plus a unique makeup bag each month, more likely to get full size products but also more likely to get online-only, possible over-priced brands; earn points for reviews, but points expire and can only be used towards certain rewards, which 'sell out' quickly; there is normally a waitlist when you subscribe, but recently Ipsy ran a promo where there wasn't one for a few days (Ipsy is pretty popular, so it makes sense they have a waitlist, but it just seems kind of odd that they could get rid of it for a few days).
Overall, I got two full size products (again, I'm counting the Jelly Pong Pong bronzer as a full size, even though it's 0.01oz less than the full size) and three deluxe sample sizes with a total value of about $51.50. Despite some of my negative feelings towards a few of the products, I am quite happy with what I got this month and am definitely more pleased with this bag than I was with my May Birchbox.
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