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Ipsy Review – April 2015

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Ipsy Review – April 2015 Package

Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Each month you get full size or deluxe-sized products, plus a cute makeup bag. I think it’s one of the best value beauty subscriptions and a great way to build out your makeup collection on the cheap!

(FYI – Just like Birchbox, Ipsy sends out many different variations of their bag each month – so my review is just one of the bag variations you might receive!)

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Ipsy Review – April 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: Ipsy

The Cost: $10 a month (free shipping)

The Products: Full size and samples of makeup and beauty products. (Plus a makeup bag!)

Ships to: US and Canada

Delivered via: USPS

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Visit the Ipsy Swap Page to swap for any of the items you see in this review!

Ipsy Review – April 2015 Julie G

Julie G Nail Color in Damsel – FULL SIZE! Value $4

While this isn’t a nail polish brand I get excited about, it’s a lovely bright pink creme – perfect for summer!

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive – .26 oz Value $5

I believe I have this in a full size or deluxe size from another subscription, so I’m fine with getting a travel size too. I like pretty much everything I’ve tried from Juice Beauty, and this “peel” is extremely gentle – it leaves my skin softer, and while it doesn’t have dramatic results, I like it and use it often.

Ipsy Review – April 2015 Starlooks

Starlooks Lipgloss Mini in Cuddle – Value $4? (no size listed)

This lipgloss is a tad on the sticky side, but I do like the subtle shimmer and color it provides. It’s probably not something I’ll use often because of the stickiness though.

Jor’el Parker Femina – 8.8 ml – Value $21

I didn’t know this was a Harvey Prince brand until I looked up the value! (I feel like Harvey Prince has been in so many subscription boxes lately). I like the scent, and I appreciate that it is a rollerball.

Ipsy Review – April 2015 Flirty

theBalm Nude Dude Eyeshadow in Flirty – Value $3

This is the item that I believe all ipsy subscribers received this month. (I’ll probably try to swap for a few more shades – I love the colors of their Nude Dude palette, and the packaging is fun!)

This Flirty shade didn’t go on as heavily pigmented as the swatches on their site show, but that’s fine with me – it’s a nice subtle everyday color with just a hint of shimmer.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $37. That’s a great value for a $10 beauty bag – though I wish the majority of the value didn’t come from a perfume. I’m happy with the sizes of all the items this month, and I think I received a good variety of items: the makeup, nail polish, skin care, perfume categories are all covered!

And I think the actual bag itself is great this month too! What did you get from Ipsy this month?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. I would not recommend Ipsy to anyone. I received my Birchbox a week ago. I have been on ipsy’s wait list since April 24 because I have not provided free advertising on social media sites or recruited new customers. Ipsy’s marketing policy is underhanded, at best.

    • Wow! Thanks for that!

    • Michelle, while I agree that their marketing policy is utter crap, I have found a way around it without actually sharing anything….When it prompts to share on Facebook, just click the drop down menu and select only yourself to “share with”. Then, when it requests to message your friends, just message only yourself!
      Ta-da! And you’re off the wait list without spamming your friends about a brand you haven’t actually tried ?

  2. Oh, got a May ipsy spoiler and no clue how to share!!

  3. Has anyone else had issues with getting their bag. I got an email April 13 that it was on its way and still haven’t gotten it ):

    • I’m having the same problem

  4. I’m very new to the subscription game but I love the concept. This was my 1st Ipsy bag & I’m really pleased.

    I got the Hikari ‘Tango’ blush – It’s a little bright but 1 sweep across the cheek does the trick. Not a huge fan but it’s decent & I’ll use it (Maybe I need some more brightness in my blush palette!) Full size.

    The Hey Honey ‘Good Morning’ facial serum (SPF 15) soaks in nicely, is lightweight & smells good but not overpowering. I’m not sure if it does anything fantastic for my skin but I’m happy to give it a whirl. Nice size deluxe sample.

    The Nude Dude in ‘Fit’ is a perfect colour for me – light copper with a tiny bit of shimmer, just enough to catch the light. I would definitely think about purchasing a full size version. Size is about 1/4 of a full pan. Superficially, the art work is cute & I really like the magnetic closure on the sample which will keep it good for use for a longer time.

    The Starlooks lipgloss in ‘Cuddle’ is a nice natural colour, good for a shiny top-coat with another lippy or just on its own for a some colour & sheen. It is sticky though & seems like kind of dime-store quality; it doesn’t wear very long. It’s not bad or anything but I don’t think I’d buy a replacement after the sample is gone.

    My favourite item was the Jor’el Parker ‘Femina’ perfume roll-on. It’s delish! Funnily, perfumes were one of the categories I marked that I wasn’t interested in for the profile quiz. However, the biggest reason I became interested in subscriptions is to try new things so I’m glad they ignored that so I could sample this new-found fave. It’s a very deluxe tester size (.30fl oz) & the roller ball is perfect for a more controlled application; you can build the scent or make it more subtle.

    The bag is gorgeous, love the colours & material. This one’s a keeper for sure.

    For my 1st month of my 1st sub, I’m quite impressed. I don’t expect every month to be a home run but I’m looking forward to the hits & misses so I can find some new brands, re-discover some old ones & give the items I’m not keen on to people who may like them. A friend who gave me my now-fave eyeshadow from one of her Ipsy bags is the reason I found out about subs in the first place – and I can’t afford to fall in love with every single product anyway. 🙂 All in all, great value esp. for only $10!

    Regarding the wait-list; I was wait-listed for about 2 months. I hung on for a while as I didn’t want to do the ‘skip’ steps because I HATE posting that kind of stuff online but then wrote them a nice, polite email & they took me right off. I’m glad because this bag was a fantastic introduction to the service.

    PS – Love the site!

  5. First ipsy bag and Im not impressed. With the exception of the full size blush (which I don’t wear) , I feel like I could have gotten more walking through the make-up section of a major dept store on a wknd. 🙁

  6. I have been subscribed to Ipsy for 15 months now and this is the worst bag I have received. I have done every review since I started so they should know what I like! I feel like Ipsy has gradually gotten cheaper and cheaper products over the last six months or so. I have so many things I wont use or even try. They show so many good things but I wonder who is getting them?

    I got the MICA Eye Primer that they sent an email out for because people thought it had mold spots on top. The manufacturer said it was fine but mine smells off, like bad oils. They are sending me a replacement product.

    I am done with Ipsy and replacing it with Petit Vour. I love my Birchbox and will always keep that. 🙂

  7. This months bag was cute, it will make for a better present for a younger girl. I should have read the reviews earlier to opt out of this months bag. I hope Ipsys monthly bag makes some changes soon..
    I ended up with the rollerball perfume, fit dude shadow, Julie pink polish, starlooks gloss, hey honey face serum and hikari blush. The last few months I’ve been a bit disappointed with my Ipsy bags. Ipsy stopped including the beauty cards with product info their monthly bag, and the products are not the same quality and name brands as they were four or six months ago.

  8. I’ve been an Ipsy sub for a year now and I have to say this is the worst bag I’ve received. I’ve always like at least 1-2 products in each bag and I’ve always like the bag itself, but this one just wasn’t for me. I’m not a fan of perfume samples, luckily I never get those, and I esp don’t need nail polish (my family owns a nail salon & I don’t wear nail polish at all), so I was disappointed to see I got that in my bag. And yeah, I’m pretty sure I won’t be using any of the products. I’m seriously considering switching to BoxyCharm. I was researching Liz’s reviews and I’m a sub that puts a lot of emphasis on the value of a box, and I like that BC has great value. I’m still on the fence though bc I also need to be able to actually get some use out of the products and I’m not sure I will be able to just yet based on past boxes.

  9. I don’t like my bag this month. I’ve only been a member for 4 months now, but this is the worst by far. Each month, BB5 always wins for me. I might cancel Ipsy and go to Birchbox……

    I got Pandora’s Blush (I never wear blush, yet for the second time they’ve sent me blush), Ultra Light Face Lotion by Lather, Pink Nail Polish (I’ll likely never use), Tinted Lip & Cheak Balm (nice color) and Nude Due in Flirty Copper. Meh.

    • I completely agree. I was not a fan of this month’s bag AT ALL! I didn’t like any of it. I’m thinking of switching to BoxyCharm.

  10. This is my third month with Ipsy and most likely my last. I honestly don’t get the hype. They never send me anything that’s truly related to what’s specified in my profile or the product reviews I do – they send me the exact opposite.

    Birchbox is far better in my opinion and so is their points system. I’ve subscribed to numerous boxes since Jan/Feb and Ipsy has been one of the absolute worst by far. I emailed their CS on the 14th and contacted them via Twitter and still haven’t heard back. They sent me nail polish and blush this month – both of which are NOT checked in my profile and they seem to do this every month, along with other samples I can’t use like fragrances.

    What really sucks is when you see others with items that match your profile perfectly while your bag feels like an afterthought of random products thrown together… Birchbox and Glossybox are far superior in my opinion.

  11. The bag itself is one of the prettiest I’ve received from Ipsy. I wasn’t too excited about the contents. Still, I can’t deny the value is there; I do wish I got the bag pictured in Ipsy’s “what’s in your April Glam Bag” email! Can someone remind me, exactly how many versions of this bag are there–ten, twenty? Seems there are endless versions.

  12. This was my very first ipsy bag, and I couldn’t be happier.
    I was on the wait list a while, so it was like Santa had made spring time visit….
    I got the Lash Princess mascara, Femina fragrance, Theorie argan oil ultimate reform hair serum, Nude Dude shadow in Fit (a coppery color) and Starlooks gloss in Cuddle (did everyone get the same color gloss?). I’m impressed with getting a full size mascara, and with the sample sizes in general. I love the fragrance and it will probably last for ages.
    My only gripe: I would’ve much rather had the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel, than the Theorie serum as I have plenty of argan oil, and I’ve been wanting to try Juice beauty for years, but just didn’t want to plunk down the $$ for a trial run.
    Other than that, my first bag was STELLAR!

  13. The polish is too pink for my taste, and the Melted lipstick is too pale. I don’t wear perfumes, so I won’t be using that, either. I will wear the eyeshadow — think I got the Fit, but I’d have to check — and I’ll definitely use the dry shampoo. The bag is really cute, too. This was my first month, so hopefully it’ll focus in better over time.

  14. This month was one of my best ever in 2 years. I received the Balm shadow in the same shade as Liz, Klorane tinted dry shampoo (first time I’ve gotten this brand ever, which is amazing in and of itself), a Crown shadow brush, the same nail polish shade as in the review and a full size bright coral-pink Hikari blush. I actually like and am happy to use every item in my bag. That’s pretty rare given how random the bags can be. Speaking of the bag, I didn’t expect I would like it as I’m not into boho style but turns out I really like it. It’s a great size, larger than most, and the woven fabric is super cute.

  15. I received the Elizabeth Arden Lipstick, theBalm shadow, Pandora blush, eye primer, and Mullein & Sparrow Tint. Honestly, I feel like I got the best curated bag! And I never.. NEVER get the good stuff! This is by far my best Ipsy bag to date!

    • I received the same exact bag as well!!!! I’ve never been a huge fan of lipstick but I’m trying to change that. In love with the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red lipstick!!!! It made my bag!

  16. I received the crown concealer brush; my first concealer brush from a subscription. I received a few shadow brushes before. I also received Galany lipstick; mascara gorgeous packaging; lip balm olive; nudedude eye shadow.

    I am really pleased considering the other items. I have been subscribed 9 months approx or 10 months. I have never received polish which I am happy about and never received perfume and happy about that also.

    The quiz seems to be getting more and more accurate.

    There were only a few items I would have liked better but all in all it is one of the perfect bag combos for me.

  17. In mine: the perfume (half the name printed on the bottle is missing) and lip gloss are the same. My nude dude is “Fit”, a copper color. My two different items were; hey honey -Good Morning honey silk facial serum and HIKARI blush in ‘tango’.
    I’m pretty bummed by my bag, doesn’t fit me, but I might use the lip gloss and nude dude (which is better than my bb5 box, won’t use any of that, all the items are really nice, just not for me). A goth chick and spring boxes, lol, I really should have waited till fall.

  18. I received the copper Nude Dude, the same pink Julie G polish as Liz, an eye primer that seems pretty dry, Pandora blush and an olive oil lip balm. The products are OK, not my best IPSY month but the BAG!! So cute. I’d pay 10 bucks just for that so overall I can’t complain.

  19. I am very happy with my bag this month! I received the Estée Lauder lipstick in Red Door, the copper Nude Dude eyeshadow, the lip/cheek stain, the eye shadow primer (not my fav, but ok) and Pandora’s blush in “pink carnation.” It is a good color for me, but I prefer another brand to purchase. I also think the bag could double as a small clutch in the summer. Overall, it was a win! I love red lipstick so that is my favorite and I believe it is full-sized.

  20. This is my first Ipsy bag and I’m very happy. I love the cosmetic bag woven fabric.

    I got the same lip gloss and perfume. I got the Nude Dude eyeshadow in Fit which is a lovely rose gold type shade. I also got the Hikari blush in Tango and the Hey Honey Serum.

  21. I was seriously thinking of unsubscribing from ipsy because my last few bags were so off the mark…however, this month is keeping me around…The actual bag is SO CUTE…I love how colorful it is. Also the contents of my bag were great, although the hakari blush was a little bright but I haven’t swatched it yet. i loved this bag so much! Yay ipsy!

  22. This is my second Ipsy bag and I’m in love! I received a honey bee facial serum, blush, and the same eye shadow, lip gloss, and perfume. The perfume is by far my favorite, a grent scent and such a big sample size for a $10 bag! The eye shadow did not go on as dark as I thought it would but has a nice shimmer, the facial serum is great, and the lip gloss is the perfect size for my purse (although I agree it is sticky). Already can’t wait for next month!

  23. I love the bag this month. It’s so cute! I’m happy with its contents as well.

    I got a full-size Hikari blush in Tango. I found out last month that Hikari (a brand I discovered through subscription boxes) is actually located about 5 minutes from my house! lol

    I also received the Nude Dude eyeshadow in Flirty, Starlooks Lip Gloss in Cuddle, Mullein & Sparrow Tinted Lip & Cheek Balm and a Hey Honey serum.

  24. I LOVE my bag again this month! I got the same nail polish, love the color! I got the same eye shadow in Fit and it looks like a light gold shimmer on, very pretty. I got Gallany lipstick in Petal which also looks beautiful on me. I got Olive lips oats and honey lip balm, smells like cocoa butter and I LOVE. And I got a make up concealer brush which is perfect because I just bought concealer from starlooks (I had $25 loyalty cash from subbing to starbox for three months) and it comes in a jar.

  25. i dont get this box (and glad i dont as it seems i would get repeats form others) but i do consider it… thing i like is the rollerball pefume ! much better than the horrible little vials you get. but generally speaking i have WAY to many perfumes and nail polishes.

  26. First time, Got the same as u liz. I don’t like anything. It’s all up for swap.

  27. Does anyone here live in Oregon or the pacific ne and notice that yr ipsy bag has been arriving super late ? My bag used to arrive around the 15, approximately 5 days after shipped. But now since Jan it has been arriving around 22 to 25. It just sits in the same location for over a week then finally comes. Anyone else experiencing this ?

    • * I meant live in pacific nw

    • It came for me yesterday in San Diego. It seems to always come then. My trouble is birchbox as it comes whenever it feels like it…

    • I live in Missouri, and I haven’t even gotten a shipping email yet. I emailed them yesterday and they said I’d get a shipping email in the next few days. Meanwhile most everyone else it seems has already gotten their bag. I usually get mine around mid month. This month though I’ll be lucky to get it by the 30th.

    • I live in Oregon and received it today, and I got Birchbox yesterday.

    • Sarah,
      I”m in Portland too. Mine generally arrives around the 15th.

  28. I really loved the cute bag this month, but dang, could they stop sending me blush? Every bag practically! It’s the one thing I never ever use (roseacea really takes care of the color in my cheeks for me). I got a little tin of lip and cheek tint as well, which is fine with me. Also got the gloss, hair oil, and… um… oh yeah, the shadow. I love eyeshadows… no matter the neutral or crazy color. Ipsy is always hit or miss. But really, settle down on the blush!

  29. This month was s huge let down for me, my bag is of pretty low value and doesnt match stuff I like, in fact it matchs many of the items I didn’t check as like ! I got the mica eye primer, hikari blush, olive lip chap, Star looks gloss and balm shadow. I would have been super happy to receive any if the other products- my likes include hair stuff, perfume, concealer , polish. I am putting the blush and eye shadow up for swap and giving away the rest.

  30. I got the same nail polish which I love. I almost always do my own nails so I love getting new nail polishes. I also got the Nude Dude eye shadow in Flirt,Aromachology perfume in Sophisticated and Sensual,Klorane dry shampoo and Too Faced melted lipstick in Melted Peony. I rarely wear lipstick and this color is way too bright but I gave it to my niece and she loves it. The perfume is a roller ball and I love it so much I want the full size. I love getting perfume samples so I may be in the minority. I love Klorane products so was happy to have a small size for my gym bag. Love the eyeshadow. Lovely neutral color for those no makeup makeup days. All in all I loved this box.

    • Liddybug, I got your exact bag except my Nude Dude was Fit (coppery color) – it’s a pretty color and nice feel/formula but it isn’t the most flattering color on me. It seems “warm” and I’m more of a “cool” – I wore it yesterday anyway. 🙂

      I just “discovered” sub boxes 2 months ago (I’m hooked!) and the few times I’ve gotten eye shadow, they always seem to be warm browns… maybe I need to change my profile to get different colors? Or is brown just so common b/c it’s “neutral”?

      I agree about the Melted Peony being very pink! I tried it today but just put another color gloss over it to change the shade. I would have liked to get the EL lipstick! But happy otherwise.

  31. I’ve been on the waitlist for a while now. Does anyone know how long you have be on the list? (without fbing, tweeting or all that sharing they insist on!)

    • From what I’ve heard at least 3-4 months. I was lucky enough to sign up during a no wait list period. Other ladies have only been on the wait list for a couple of weeks but the average seems to be 3+ months.

    • I signed up last month to start in April. They put me on the wait list. I sent them an email telling them to cancel my subscription because I didn’t think it was fair since a friend of mine signed up the month before and had no problem. Within 3 min. they emailed me back saying they could take me right off the wait list. I told them as long as I would start in April, than keep me on. I received my bag a few days ago. Hope this helps.

    • Email them and demand that they delete your information because you are unhappy that they have your personal and credit card info and can’t tell you when you will be off the wait list. Play dumb and state that you didn’t know there was a wait list until they already had your info. Also mention that you don’t want to promote a product on your social media accounts when you’ve never received any of their products. That should get you off the list.

    • I don’t use Facebook but I made an account just to get off the wait list … I don’t use it for anything else or even have any friends on there . I just use it to share my ipsy stuff on for points.

    • Email them. They got me on in like a day.

    • I signed up in March and got off the waitlist same day by emailing them saying I will not use my FB to share commerical products – they emailed right back saying I was off the list!

    • I signed up in September and was waitlisted for 2 weeks, much shorter than I expected.

      I was ready to cancel this month but I loved everything I got this time: blush, eye primer, lip/cheek tint, Fit Nude Dude, and the E. Arden red lipstick.

    • I’ve been on the waitlist over 2 months. Every once in a while they send me an email to “skip the waitlist”. It’s fake. The instructions to skip the waitlist are exactly the same as the instructions they give you when you sign up–promote their product (that you haven’t ever received) all over every social media outlet there is. I’m so sick of their shady business practices I’m not sure I even want their bag anymore.

      • I agree totally! I was so excited to get an ipsy bag but all the hoops they want you to go through seem unrealistic. If there is so much demand, why keep promoting even MORE people to get on the wait list? Makes no sense. I love my BB and would love to try ipsy, but their business practices have me questioning my motive.

    • i sent them an email and they took me off the waiting list i get my fist bag in may.

  32. I got:
    Mica Beauty eye primer (swap!)
    Julie G nail polish (bright pink)
    Klorane dry shampoo (yes! love this stuff, just got some in Dermstore mystery bag)
    Hikari blush
    Nude Dude eye shadow (this looks purple on me?)

    Honestly given the beautiful Zoya polishes I have from the Zoe box, should probably swap this nail polish, too. And I don’t need more blush, so this box was an unfortunate miss for me (other than the dry shampoo).

  33. I thought the bag was so cute this month. Love it

  34. I received both of my bags today. My one bag had the KCO Lipstick. I opened it to check out the color and it was broken in 3 pieces. My other bag had MicaBeauty eye primer and there was mold in it and my Mullein & Sparrow had a horrible rancid smell to it. I emailed them and have yet to hear anything back

    • Wow, really? That is awful…I know that sometimes things break but I do count on the products being safe/unexpired/not moldy..let us know what they say!

    • I’ve been scanning through beauty groups and Ipsy’s page as well. There have been others with mold in both the Tinted balm and the MICA primer. I got the Evelyn Iona concealer and it was in different packaging with a sticker, and it had a big yellow discoloration in the middle.

    • The quality control on the ipsy products this month and last has been AWFUL.
      The KCO lipstick tube broke completely the second time I opened it.
      Before I even got my bag, they sent out a mass email to everyone who received the eye primer–check your spam!–that Mica did a laboratory test on the product. According to the test, it’s not mold, just some air bubbles and discoloration from settling. Still, unacceptable.

  35. My Ipsy bag is coming today, I can’t wait! I am getting, JulieG Nail color, Aromachology perfume, The Balm eyeshadow in Flirty, Klorane dry shampoo, and Tarte melted lipstick! I’m so excited for my mail to get here today because I’m also getting, Glossybox, Stitch Fix and, an order from Birchbox!

    • This is the exact same box I got! The perfume I thought was pretty gross when I first put it on, but it mellowed into an awesome smell.. I can’t stop smelling my arm 😛

      The formula on the polish wasn’t my favorite, super streaky, but the dry shampoo is always a winner, and the shadow was a nice color!

      That lipstick though.. but it swapped super super fast for something I’ve wanted for a while, so no complaints there! 🙂

  36. The bag is adorable, really like it. But I got one concealer sample that didn’t even remotely fill its already tiny container – if this is how ipsy usually is I won’t be subscribed for long.

    • i got that too, do you know what brand that is? doesn’t even have any words on the package!

  37. So glad I opted not to receive a bag this month!

  38. Ohh and I love the fact that the size of the bag is bigger this month 🙂

  39. I really liked my ipsy this month, it’s been two months in a row that I’ve been pleased withings this bag so woo-hoo lol.

  40. I got the EXACT same bag! I was a little peeved because I have on my profile that I don’t like nail polish or eyeshadows. However, I’ll use the polish on my toes and was happy with the rest.

  41. I got:
    the Nude Dude eyeshadow in brown (boring, not much pigmentation, teeny tiny sample)
    Hey Honey Facial Serum (small sample, probably won’t use tbh)
    Hikari Cosmetics Blush in Tango (gifting to my aunt, as I never ever wear blush)
    Starlooks Lip Gloss (gross!! sticky and thick, doesn’t give me any color or anything, AND a tiny sample, ewww)
    Jo’rel Parker Femina (literally the only thing in the bag that I liked lol)

    It’s only my second Ipsy bag so I’m really, really disappointed to only get one thing that I wanted. 🙁 I mean, I know the value is there even if you just count the perfume, but I feel like I’m also paying for an experience (I get a present every month!), and.. it wasn’t a great one this month.

    I really wish Ipsy would start actually paying attention to the style quiz.

    • I’ve found that my reviews have significantly more effect on what comes in the bags than re-doing the style quiz.

      • Me too. I rarely wear lipstick or gloss and I did get a lipstick this month but it was the first one in months. I know they won’t completely stop giving me lip products but one here and there is fine. Just check the not for me box when it asks how you feel about that product in general.

      • Yeah.. I’ve been diligently doing the reviews, but it’s pretty crappy when you’re just starting out and you get all these products that you want nothing to do with and /told/ them you want nothing to do with :\

        I wouldn’t mind so much if I didn’t also have Birchbox, which I started at the same time and which has consistently been 150% better at getting me products I’m excited about and enjoy than Ipsy has been lol. Like, if Birchbox can manage to get me at least one thing I’m super excited about and a couple of things I like well enough with each box, I don’t see why Ipsy has so much trouble getting me even one thing to be excited about each month…

  42. I have just about everything in the bag up for swap.. ended up with:

    -Nude Dude eyeshadow in ‘fit’, which is more of copper color (not my color)
    -Essence Lash Princess Mascara (I’m very dedicated to my Blinc mascara)
    -same perfume and starlooks lipgloss as above (not into perfume or lip products)
    -Theorie Argon Oil Hair Serum (not something I really use, and it seems hair oils are popping up in all the boxes)

    Is it bad that I was excited to have things I don’t like to put up for swap? I haven’t completed a swap yet– others keep rejecting my proposals (I assume because they don’t like the items I have available).

  43. I received the Hikari blush in tango, the Nude dude in Flirty, Mica Beauty eye primer, Mullein & Sparrow tinted lip & cheek balm & Lather ultra light face lotion. I’m very pleased with my bag this month. Thought I would add for those in CA that may want to subscribe, we are charged sales tax making the bag $10.90 each month. Not a huge difference but thought I would mention it. Thanks again Liz & those that help you put up such great & detailed reviews.

    • They charge sales tax in the three states they have a warehouse in. That’s the law.

      • Thank you Dean, my comment was to advise anyone considering this subscription. I think that will help knowing that they may be taxed & why. I wasn’t sure why. I have been subscribing for over 19 months so I’m not upset about it because it’s always been that way for me. I Just wanted to let anyone new know.

  44. liz, i think they only sent out the nude dude samples in 2 colors, so swapping for all of them may be difficult 😛

  45. I still haven’t received a tracking email for my Ipsy bag yet and this is the first time I’ve redeemed points for things, so maybe that’s the hold up? I’m getting the nail polish which I’m not excited about at all, I am getting two lip products, which is awesome since I love lip products lol. Usually I never get them in my Ipsy bag.

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