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Reminder: Ipsy May 2017 Sample Selection Options!

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We have some spoilers for the May 2017 Ipsy glam bag! (Thanks, Ella, for the heads up!)

You can email [email protected] and ask for one of the following:


If you’d like to select a sample for May, I recommend emailing [email protected] with your sample choice from the items listed above. Make sure to email before April 30th!

Are you going to email Ipsy and request a sample? Which one are you picking?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

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  1. When will you post the survey sample choice for the Ipsy May Glam Bag?! Thanks😀👍🏻

    • Seems like no more survey 🙁

  2. Wow, so I was just checking through my gmail, and ipsy has been sending me emails to choose an item since March.. Lol, at Gmail and its tabs.

    Regardless, I’ve been happy with what they’ve chosen, but this month I decided to give it a go, and chose the brush or urban decay. But I really want the brush, lol.

  3. I just got an email from Ipsy that says they are having inventory issues with the Urban Decay. They gave me this list to pick from..

    –Pacifica Island Life Eyeshadow Palette
    –IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in Black
    –trèStiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon in Tuscan Wine
    –Luxie Beauty Luxie Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush 660
    –Briogeo Rosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray

  4. I’m in an ipsy group on facebook and found out yesterday that they’re no longer offering the UD or the Pacifica as choices because they’re running short :-/

    • I contacted them today and I should have the palette in my May bag!

  5. I have two ipsy subs and last month I asked for a blush from Ofra and they sent me both colors one in each bag! I was so 😊

  6. I requested the Pacifica Island Life eyeshadow palette & received a very quick response stating that it will be in my May bag! I am very curious to see what colours will be in this palette & love that Pacifica is vegan & cruelty free 🙂

  7. I asked for the Brush, I love them so its always a win for me if its included. Just sent the email, so I shall see , Thanks for listing this !

  8. I think this will be my 5th month requesting an item and Ipsy has accommodated me every time. I emailed yesterday asking for the Luxie 660 and got an email today saying they would be happy to include it in my bag. I say it all the time, but Ipsy really does have the best customer care out of all the boxes I have tried.

  9. I couldn’t choose between the brush or pallet so I asked for one of the two to be included and they said they would 🙂 now my bag is still a surprise but I know I’ll like at least one product & maybe they will include both 🤞

    • Did they happen to confirm whether or not the palette was a full sized palette, or just a single shade? 🙂 thanks

      • It is the palette, I just got an email confirming. Hooray!

      • The palette looks different in the survey email…the pans are rectangular, and there’s five shades instead of four. There’s a medium brown tucked between the gold and dark brown, but otherwise the shades look like the ones in the above photo.

    • I did email ipsy and asked for the Pacifica island life eye-shadow palette, and was told that it’ll be in my May glambag. Yay!!! Thanks guy’s!

    • I should have done that, and asked for either the mascara or the palette. I asked for the mascara previously but I didn’t realize the colors in the palette were to be announced, I thought they were the pictured shades :/
      I like your idea of being surprised but still choosing. Oh well 🙂

  10. Darn you ipsy! Why are you making it so hard to stay unsubbed? I told myself I would take a 6 month break to get through some samples and save some money, but every time I cancel, they pull me back in with such awesome items! I’ve had quite a few beauty boxes and stopped them all within about 3 months or so, and Ipsy is the only one that I see spoilers for and want to come back. I think that really says something about them, imo.

    • Also, forgot to add, but that Briogeo leave in conditioner is literally the only hair product that I got a sample of and actually bought the full size of. I love their hair mask too. If I end up signing back up, that will definitely be my choice because I could really use a travel size of it.

      • Agree Kendall!! I have loved every Briogeo product. My color treated, dry hair soaks their products and is so soft and shiny! I was glad to be told I’d be getting a deluxe size.

  11. I emailed them for the first time, but it was to ask to NOT include the Briogeo or the it mascara because I’m on overload. I hope they’re nice enough to consider that; because honestly these are all super awesome products for May! Ipsy is rapidly becoming a top bag for a lot of people, the way they work so hard on themes for each month etc and all our requests haha, they’re doing a stellar job I think.

  12. I just sent them an email and said that I would really like to try an eyebrow product in May, if they have anything, otherwise I would like the Pacifica Island Eyeshadow Palette.
    They responded back in less than an hour that they would include some type of eyebrow product in my May bag!

    Now I really want to know what it might be…since that wasn’t one of the mentioned spoilers!

  13. I emailed them for the Urban Decay highlighter and they responded, “I’m so sorry, but I can’t ensure that you’ll get the Urban Decay Afterglow in your May Glam Bag. We’re still including it in our May product array, but due to some inventory issues, we can’t guarantee it will be included in your bag.”

    BUT I have to say I love IPSY and how responsive and nice they are at every single inquiry. I don’t get such great CS from any of my other subs.

    • Thanks for mentioning this, Karen! I was about to email and ask for that too, but instead I think I’ll take a month off from requesting so it won’t be like “You’ve requested things the last three months, that’s enough.”

      I agree with you on their CS! Always timely, always polite, even the month I emailed asking why I couldn’t see my bag spoilers online when everyone else could see theirs, and it was an oversight on my part, not their.

    • I emailed them about the urban decay highligher on the 6th and they said I would get it. But after seeing all these posts about inventory issues with it, makes me a little nervous. Wonder if I should email back.

  14. I emailed them and they said they are only testing this out with a small group of pre-selected subscribers, but they thanked me for contacting them and will try to get my preferred item into my May bag.

  15. I didn’t pick a sample for April and my bag is everything I’ve ever wanted from a makeup sub!!! I’m getting a primer, toner, blush, brush and lip product!!! I’m debating on not selecting a product again and see if I can have as good of luck next month as I did for April.

  16. Would anyone post the survey link to choose products for May, please?

    • They don’t have the item selection feature up on their website yet because they’re still testing it out. So for now, if you want to select an item for your next month’s bag you need to email Ipsy customer service and ask to be given options to choose from. They’ll give you a short list of items you can pick from, and you just need to let them know what you’d like by the end of the month (they’ll usually tell you the exact date).

    • I don’t think the survey is available yet, because I’m in the test group, and I haven’t received the email with the link to the May survey.

      And if it’s like other months, it’s likely that the survey will have slightly different choices from the list they email those who ask to select something.

      • Thank you! Hopefully it will be available soon and someone from test group will post the link. I know it’s just for some group and not a guarantee to receive what you choose but still better than begging for something emailing them every month.

  17. I emailed them in March for an April sample and they confirmed they would include my request but it didn’t happen 🙁

    • I requested an item as well and they forgot to include it and so I emailed them about it and they gladly sent me the item (as an extra) because they forgot to include it,

      • Their CS is amazing about making up for goofs, one month they sent me two products from categories I had asked to not receive, they confirmed I wouldn’t receive them anymore and then still sent it the next month, I emailed just to ask about making sure I didn’t get them again and they let me pick two other products instead. They’ve sent me aloe creams twice now and I can’t use aloe, both times they sent me a replacement. They’re just great I really appreciate them.

  18. I will let them surprise me this time. They all look good to me. 🙂

    • They all look good to me, too.

    • Same!

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