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Ipsy August 2017 SPOILERS – Sample Selection Options!

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Ipsy Glam Bag

We have some spoilers for the August 2017Β IpsyΒ glam bag! (Thanks, Randee!)

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

If you’d like to select a sample for August, I recommend emailing [email protected] with your sample choice from the items listed above. Make sure to email beforeΒ the end of July!

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

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 emailed them asking if I could please receive the mascara in my bag (I had used up all of mine & have been trying to find a good one through my subs lol) and I got an email back saying they had reached out to small groups of subscribers for sample selections, but would make an exception for me this time.

    I felt this was extremely condescending & rude…I haven’t seen anyone else say they get this type of reply, I’m wondering why such a reply? I’ve only been subscribed with them 4-5months now but I’ve never initiated any issues with support or anything. I feel like canceling just because I don’t think that was called for. ESPECIALLY since it was posted on here to just shoot them an email if you wanted to specify one of the items to receive.

    Just, ugh.

  2. How often do the spoilers come up?! I wish I had known about this sooner…I would have requested the banana setting powder..

  3. I can’t remember if you can skip a month? Anyone know?

    • I don’t believe they offer skipping months as an option.

    • I was able to skip a month. I was cancelling my sun on the app and it gave me the option to skip a month.

    • I skipped the July bag.

    • Ipsy let’s you skip.

  4. I’ve never requested before, but this time, I did ask for the brush. I followed the instructions in a previous post and within minutes, they wrote back and said I’d be getting the brush!! Man, I LOVE ipsy!

    • I also picked the brush, everything else had poor ratings

    • Same here, first I requested the eyeliner,
      then last night I realized I already have so many black liners so I wrote ipsy requesting the brush instead, someone got right back to me letting me know they will be sure to put the brush in my glambag!! Great customer service Ipsy!!!

  5. Hi guys so do I just email them and just write the name of the item I want? Or do I include my name or what do I include so I can receive it? Sorry new here thanks! πŸ™‚

    • email [email protected] from the email address associated with your account and include the name of the item. You will get an email back right away auto acknowledging they received your email and then a while later (or maybe tomorrow since it’s late) you’ll get another email letting you know the outcome.

    • Email from the account you signed up with and include the item name. You’ll immediately get an acknowledgement email and then a while later a person will actually respond saying what the outcome is.

    • Hey! You basically just send an email and say “Hello! I would like this as my sample choice” and say the item and whatnot. You dont have to write your name or anything since I think they can look your account up by email. At least thats what I did, but Im pretty new here too lol I just put August 2017 Sample Choice as the subject. Hope that helps!!!

  6. First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay please! I prefer the skin care items!

  7. First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay

  8. First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay

  9. I always ask for the brush,, each and every time as I love them and never seem to have enough.

  10. 3 more items featuring in August are:

    -Hikari Cosmetics Shimmer Bronzer in Flush
    -CATRICE COSMETICS Highlighting Powder in Champagne Campaign
    -sundays Nail Polish in No. 28

    • oooo I’d love to get the nail polish!

      • Me too, I just googled it and it’s gorgeous. <3 I never request items though because I like to be surprised. =P

    • Thank you for posting this! Just requested the nail polish, and got the email back that it would be in my glam bag. Was bummed by the original spoilers, but this has me excited!

      • I requested the nail polish and was told it would be in my bag for August. Thanks for posting the additional items.

      • I requested the polish – but had previously requested the mascara! Was hoping they didn’t notice, but no dice ;p Mascara it is!

        • Julie, you can ask them to change from mascara to the polish if you’d prefer the polish. I originally requested the masks and then had them change to the polish and they said they would. But, I feel like each representative is different. I’ve had some be very accommodating and some not so much it’s luck of the draw. With the polish I feel like I’m getting my $ worth vs. the yogurt masks.

          • Thank you! I asked, we’ll see what they say.

          • Hey thanks again! They replied they’d switch me from the mascara to the polish πŸ™‚

    • I asked for either the Steve Laurant eyeliner or the Nail Polish and they said they’d make sure i get at least one of them 😁

    • Thanks for posting this list bc I love nail polish and definitely want this one. I requested it already and was told it’ll be in my bag. Very excited to try a new brand.

    • Thanks for sharing! I love nail polish so I requested the Sundays and am getting it in my August bag. So excited to try a new to me brand.

  11. Anyone have a workaround for seeing your bag early this month? The tip someone gave last month is not working for me anymore. πŸ™

    • it works, try it again.

      • I’m getting:
        tarte cleanser
        ciate wonderwand
        londontown nail polish
        jersey shore lip balm
        banana setting powder

        not too shabby!

        • What’s the trick?!

        • What’s the trick to see sooner?!

          • click on review my bag and your items will show up

    • I got it to work a little bit ago, make sure you are putting it in both Phase 2 and 3

  12. Yes I did email Ipsy. I requested the SLmissglam T35 Precise Blending brush! I hope I get it! Even though I have on my profile (brushes please)! I never get one. Hopefully next month I will! Thanks for the heads up! Have a happy and safe 4th of July! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ†πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ‡

  13. I requested the cleanser & the masks, but for the 1st time I wouldn’t cry if I got one of the others.

    Although I just ordered a set of brushes from Sigma during their clearance sale, so I’m set with brushes for a while!

  14. i picked the full size black eyeliner πŸ™‚

  15. I don’t know if it matters but I read on another spoiler site that the t in the t35 make up brush stands for teal. So it won’t be a pink or lavender brush like it shows. Which makes sense because Ipsy had one with letter L in front that was lilac before.

  16. I already received the confirmation email that I’ll get the brush. I love that Ipsy has this option, as well as the opt-out.

  17. I will wait for the next round of spoilers.

    • Oh i didn’t know that there was a second round…i just assumed that you could only pick from the first

      • Usually MSA gets a round 2 of spoilers that they post on here, I will wait for that.

      • You can only pick from first list. I have even had Ipsy email me with July spoilers to choose from and it was from first list. But people still ask and get turned down. Whatever floats their boat I guess . I did see one person saying they are getting the better than sex mascara though so maybe some people get lucky with a newbie Ipsy employee or something.

        • I’ve requested things from the second round of spoilers twice now and had it honored by two different employees. Maybe I just got lucky with what I requested, but it does happen.

          • Guess you were right cause I hate everything on this first list and when I emailed them to opt out of skin care and brushes (basically what is on that list) they gave me another list to choose from and I am getting Juliette not a perfume perfume!

          • Cool! What else was on the list? 😊

    • I tried to choose from the 2nd round last month and Ipsy replied that they couldn’t guarantee those items and sent me the first list to choose from.

  18. I chose the red clay cleanser. I already have too many mascaras and brushes

  19. I requested the masks! Hope I snag ’em πŸ™‚

  20. I loooove that cleanser. It might not be “exciting” but it’s a quality product that I know works wonders for oily areas and it’s already to hot outside for me, ha ha. Thanks, Liz!

    • You’ve convinced me – I’m going to request that as a sample in one of my bags! Thank YOU! πŸ™‚

    • I have to agree. I love First Aid Beauty. I received the face moisturizer in my Ipsy bag a while back and I was hooked. I’ve bought a few of their products now and recommend them to everyone I know.

    • I love First Aid Beauty too! It works well and doesn’t bother my sensitive skin. Win/win for me!

  21. The blending brush

  22. I requested the brush because it’s pink and it looks like there are little bling jewels in the handle. 😍

    • I have this brush and have had to glue it back together twice… Don’t get too excited… it’s cheap.

      • Oh thanks for that. I was trying to decide between the brush and the eyeliner (because I only have 1,000 black eyeliners) and hadn’t heard of this brush brand but the bejeweled look did seem like it was trying too hard to appeal to a younger crowd!

      • Oh πŸ˜‘

        • Don’t worry yet, I have it and love it! Maybe Jennifer got a bad batch. It works great for blending, even cream shadows.

      • Oh no! Thanks for sharing that! Did it happen after washing it or just during use?

    • The handle is purple, but it’s super cute anyways, I have it and love it

      • Purple is pretty too. Hope I love it too.

    • It’s likely that this brush will be teal. I received another brush with L in front for lilac back in January. Good brush. But the T is their teal color.

    • It might be teal. The t in t35 stands for teal.

      • Oh, Ok. Thanks for the info. Teal’s pretty too. πŸ˜„

  23. Total “nope” on all of them. Had the mascara before. No, it’s not quality, despite the price.

    • Why did you not like it, the reviews are great so I was thinking of requesting it since I agree these spoilers are not great…

      • I like the mascara except that since I don’t use an eyelash curler, it seemed to make my lashes stick straight out for some reason. It didn’t feel heavy but seemed to weigh them down or straighten them in some way. I have really short lashes. I think with a curler it would be better. I’m just too minimal with my makeup stuff to use one. (Lazy;)

  24. Yea the yogurt masks look nice!

  25. Well, these are boring. I won’t bother requesting one this month. I don’t care which one I get.

  26. I will wait see if I get mascara this month if not I will request that . Because just like last month I only semi like 1 spoiler !

  27. I chose the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay. πŸ™‚

    • That’s a really good cleanser! I got a sample once and plan to buy a full size; it made my face feel really clean!

      • I’m a fan of most of the FAB products — can’t wait to try this one! πŸ™‚

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  29. Do you guys think the eye liner and the mascara are full size?? I would definitely get the eye liner, being the mascara is sample size; however, if the mascara is full size I’d opt out for that! Gosh!! What are your opinions?

    • All of my eyeliners with the exception of the IT gel eyeliner have been full sized.

    • The mascara will definitely be sample size because it’s a high end brand. The eyeliner will probably be full size. Hope that helps! I really wanted the mascara, but it has an ingredient I’m allergic to. I’m either going to request the yogurt masks or the blending brush because I don’t use liquid liner on my hooded eyes & the deep cleanser isn’t for my dry skin.

      • Uh oh, please share why we aren’t supposed to use liquid liner on hooded eyes. I probably shouldn’t use liner but love it. I just try to make the tiniest line possible and thought liquid could help.

  30. Am I the only one that thinks if they’re going to keep doing this “sample selection” they need to come up with an easier/better way than to have us email them????

    • Amen! I didn’t email them for my July bag – I was waiting for the next set of spoilers…then the next…then I figured it was so late in the month why bother since they’d probably be out already of my first pick. I shouldn’t have to agonize this much over a $10 sample bag!! πŸ˜‚

    • Last week Ipsy sent me an email to choose an item for my June bag I just had to click on item I wanted. Got to see what Nomad highlighter looks like . Its the one in spoiler 3 that says eye shadow or highlighter. Its in round black case. It was pretty easy they should just do that.

    • Emailing for the sample doesnt seem like the easiest way. Maybe they could streamline it through the website or app? I never choose a sample ahead of time but thats just my idea of a complete “mystery” lol. All of the products seem interesting to me so maybe August is going to be a success for me too. Glad I was able to resubscribe after being away for so long.

    • They do send a form to people who receive an email from them. This isn’t really an official “sample selection” like Birchbox does. It’s a service Ipsy offers specifically for people who rated their previous month’s bag very low, but they do honor requests from other subscribers, presumably in the interest of fairness, and because they’re cool like that.

      • Oh that makes sense. I was wondering why some subscribers specifically got emails to choose a sample. Ipsy is good at customer service in my experience so its a way to accommodate but also not make sample selection the main focus. Thank you for the enlightenment!

      • Ipsy emailed both of my separate accounts for the first time, with the official survey to request an item last month. I did NOT rate the previous month’s bag very low, so that has nothing to do with it.

        IMO, they are working their way through all of their subscribers who are active/interested in choosing an item, and offering the simpler survey to them.

        I have received several sample size mascaras from Ipsy, and a mix of sample and full size eye liners, depending on the brand.

        • I also got the email to choose an item but did not give my bag a low rating. I gave it a 3 .

      • I had completely forgotten about birchbox until you mentioned it! I unsubbed in May after having it for 2 years! I don’t miss it. My last box had shampoo & conditioner as 2 of my samples. sorry for complaining…I loathed that box.

  31. I like the spoilers!! Trying to be strong and not resub.

    • Whisper “be strong” to your credit card. 😊

      • LOL!

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