Today I got my Ipsy bag for July. This is my second bag and when I got my first one last month, I totally didn’t think about uploading what was inside. But I thought I’d share with you what I got in the bag, and my first impressions.
Firstly, Ipsy is a beauty bag that comes once a month. It’s very similar to Birchbox (which my mom just started getting and is very pleased with) but I felt Ipsy had trendier and younger beauty finds that I would maybe not buy on my own. The reason I decided to sign up was because I never really go outside the box when it comes to new products (like colored liquid liner or very bright blushes) and this would allow me to try out these things without spending a bunch at Sephora. (Oh yeah, the bag is only $10) I REALLY think Ipsy is a great deal for what you’re paying. The company takes the money from your card on the first of the month, and so far it has been consistent. The bag comes right in the middle of the month, for example, today is the 16th, and last month it came on the 14th.
Firstly, I got the healthy sexy hair beach spray (and it was actually too big to fit in the bag that they gave me). I love these kind of texture sprays, and I actually use a gel one. This is for much beachier waves, and I’m excited to try it. I have two other products from this company, one being the Big Sexy Hair hairspray and the powder play. Those were both around $16 full size, and the size of the beach spray is pretty huge. It seems REALLY worth the money! It also smells nice. The tanning oil is something I’m honestly not going to use much. It has a small amount of SPF for you to “tan naturally” but in my opinion, I wouldn’t want to use a tanning oil because of how pale and sensitive my skin is. For people that would use a tanning oil, it’s an amazing size, and you could easily get five or six uses out of it, maybe more. I was most excited for this bronzer! I’ve never heard of pop beauty, but this bronzer is a gorgeous color for my pale skin (I’m a bit tanned, but honestly not much). You can sort of see in the picture that there is a VERY slight shimmer, but it’s mostly matte looking. This was so exciting for me because I always gravitate towards a shimmery and multi-colored bronzer since they look most natural and seem to be more for the money. Matte one-colored bronzers are usually more expensive, and I was excited to try. The pigmentation is good enough to see when first applied, but not too much that you have to be super careful. It’s easy to build a color onto your skin, and the size of it is great! The 5 in 1 bareMinerals product is actually a cream eyeshadow. As you can see, it’s teeny tiny compared to the other products. I was most disappointed in the size, but it was still a great creamy texture, and it was greatly pigmented. A coupon for a full-size version came in the bag, so you could buy the full size with a discount. I hope I can get a few uses out of this cream! The last product is a pixie lip balm that I enjoyed much more than I thought I would. Firstly, the color and pigmentation is perfect for the summer. It’s not too sheer, but it is also light, and smells like mint! The size of the product is also really good for the $10-in-all price! In all, I was really happy with my bag. Last months was also great, and I’m so happy I signed up for the website. Just to inform you, the items are mostly customizable to your style and body by taking a quiz when you first sign up. You answer questions about your hair color, skin color, skin type, eye color, and what you’d prefer for beauty products and brands. The lineup of brands is also super impressive, like Benefit, Urban Decay, Stila, Mac, and soo much more. If you’re looking for a reliable box that gives you trendy and good-sized product, Ipsy is the way to go. Each month, you also get a little makeup bag. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all those bags, but I love the idea behind each bag having a theme. (This months was a tanned-summer theme, very July appropriate). Also, the whole website was created by bloggers and beauty gurus, like Michelle Phan. One of my favorite Youtubers Andreaschoice is also part of the website. I think the amount of product given really justifies only $10, because when buying at stores like Sephora or Ulta, most of this is over that price anyway. As far as Birchbox goes, my mom is subscribed and really enjoys it so far. They work the same way as far as price and billing. Check out which is best for you!
Let me know if you guys are subscribed to any beauty bags/boxes, and what you think! I don’t enjoy having to remember monthly fees, and would usually NEVER pay for something like this, but if you’re looking to bulk up your makeup collection in an affordable way, I promise this is easy to pay for and very satisfying with what brands and how much product you receive. Another side note, I am using a proper camera now! I know these pictures aren’t perfect, but they sure are better. I’m going to work with my boyfriend to make them even better, so stay with me! I’m excited with what posts I have coming up now that I have a camera. I was also interested in doing a makeup look using the products from this July bag. Tell me what you think! It’d be fun to do a review of all the makeup actually on my face.
Have a great week!