Ipsy’s last theme of the year is Celebration!
Ipsy is beginning to ship out their bags early just like Birchbox so I’m getting them around the same time lately. Before I use to get them at the end of the month but now it’s mid-month which I think is great (earlier is always better). My bag was shipping out 12/6/13 and I received mine on 12/16/13. I hate to stalk my tracking code but I can’t help it… it feels like forever for it to move through two states!
I know this post took a while to upload but I’ve been super busy moving and holiday stuff with family. I hope everyone had a safe holiday!
Let’s see what is in this month’s bag!
POP Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio. Retail: ~$7.20. I have so much eye shadow it’s not even funny. I actually just depotted my e.l.f. palette that had 100 colors and made my own colors. I never tried POP Beauty’s eyeshadow but the colors looks pretty. I really wanted the neutral brown colors but I got the grey palette instead. This was gifted to someone so I couldn’t do swatches.
Be a Bombshell The One Stick-Flustered. Retail: $16.00. I love the idea of a blush in a stick (but I guess you can always use any lipstick as a blush too). You can use it for eyeshadow, blush or lipstick. It’s a nice deep pink color and I love it for blush- you only need a tiny bit. I wouldn’t use this for lipstick unless you have a brush or some kind of lip balm/chapstick underneath. I used a very light coat for natural pink lips. It’s actually not as red as it looks. The stick itself is really big so I’m not a big fan of that just because its a little harder to apply to your lips or eyes- but for blush its a great size.
Nicka K New York Nail Color-Red Apple. Retail: $4.99. I wasn’t too excited about this one because I really liked the glittery gum drop polish in purple. It is a nice color though but this will be gifted. The bottle itself is a great big size so that’s a big plus.
NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick-Sky Pink. Retail: $4.00. This was something I wanted too! I wanted to order from NYX and compare it to e.l.f. but I never see a great deal on their site… for some reason other sites like Ulta has more sales than the actual site itself- weird! My lip collection has grown by 500% since my Birchbox DIY so I’m always happy to add more lipstick to the collection. However- this is a color I already have and I rather not open it if I can gift this to someone else… I wanted a funky color like brown or orange or something out of the ordinary so hopefully Ipsy gives me an eclectic selection for next month- I’m feeling adventurous this year.
English Laundry Signature Fragrances. Retail: $14.32. I wasn’t too happy getting perfume but I can understand why they gave me this… I got lashes last time and the brushes are rare to get. There’s two samples- one for a girl and another for a guy. It would be nice to give this for a couple along with another gift but sadly I can’t trade them because the bottle leaked during the shipping process-I contacted IpsyCare so I’ll be expecting a replacement soon.
Overall I’m okay with this bag… it wasn’t as great as November’s bag but that was a given- nothing can beat 6 products. My bag was worth ~$46.51 so I can’t complain about the value (and that’s without the price of the bag). I do however LOVE the bag- the texture is so fun to run my fingers over and it’s definitely something I don’t have.
Ipsy always give you so much more than $10 worth of stuff so I’m always happy about that- it’s just the things I won’t use that bothers me but I don’t waste anything! It’ll be used one way or another.
If you want to join Ipsy I would recommend starting now because the wait is really long (about 2 months) but I think you can get off the wait list quicker if you are referred. Here’s my link– if you do use it let me know how long your wait list was.
More goodies- coupon codes!
EyeLuvPOP: 25% off any purchase at popbeauty.com
IPSY40: 40% off any purchase and a free full-sized Raspberry Tart blush at beabombshellcosmetics.com
IPSY: 30% off any purchase at nicka.com
IPSYSLIM: 35% off the Slim Lip Pencil at nyxcosmetics.com
Receive a FREE gift bag with any purchase of $75 or more and FREE shipping at englishlaundryfragrance.com
ipster: 30% off any purchase at mirabellabeauty.com
ipsy20dfl: 20% off any purchase at demeterfragrance.com
jcatlips: 30% off any purchase at jcatbeauty.com
IPSYDEC2013: 20% off any purchase at jessesgirlcosmetics.com
IPSY: 20% off any purchase at starrily.com