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It’s Ipsy Glam Bag May 2021 Choice Time

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ByMSAApr 26, 2021 | 37 comments

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It’s time to pick one of the items for your May 2021 Ipsy Glam Bag.

Here are the options:

Which product are you choosing for your May 2021 Ipsy Glam Bag?

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37 comments

Lori

I asked about why I could not choose a product for the May glam bag. Ipsy said I won’t be able to make a choice for my regular glam bag since I am also getting the glam x bag. I will be able to choose options for the glam x bag on May 2nd, and I also can add any of the the add-ons to my cart.

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Queenie

When do u choose for the x bag??

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Marion

May 2

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Rebecca

I researched the PYT palette and the reviews are great, it’s leaping bunny certified, and in recyclable packaging. Plus the formula is made with Vit E and jojoba oil? I think, which is more nourishing to the eye area. Sounded different than any other shadow I’d tried previous, so I chose that. I haven’t gotten their products before, hope it lives up to the reviews! ☺️

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JesCro

I signed back up for GB Plus after a long-ish hiatus. Does anyone know if I get to choose the three items I want on the first month?

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Tiffany

I think so, as long as you sign up by the 1st. I always seem to also end up with the month during which I signed up without being able to choose that month. I’m not sure when the cutoff is to only get next month’s.

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JesCro

Thanks!

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Emma

Several choices that I liked (eyeshadow, kinship spf, cc brush, sol de janeiro) but none that I had to have, so I’m letting ipsy choose for me and we’ll see what happens.

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Dana

I did the same! People seem to be happy when Ipsy chooses their bag so fingers crossed.

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Prettypony

I got the skin tint. I am always looking for my holy grail tint, cc, bc, foundation <3

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Jennifer

I also grabbed the Balm tinted moisturizer. I really liked the peach blush, as well, but I’m trying to put together car makeup kits and easy foundation stuff is perfect for Those, while I have more that enough blush to put in every kit.

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Jeanine

Haha that’s my eternal quest also!!

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Lori

I chose the Complex Culture brush. I wanted several items, but I tried to weigh what I really wanted and what would most likely be available in add ons. Some months it’s easier to predict than others, but this one was tough.

I hope to get a couple things from these items, but I’ve noticed lately that the regular glam bag spoilers are always great, but my actual bags end up being a let down, like with all the chapstick-esque lip balm fillers.

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Miz T

I picked super early and scored Sol de Janiero’s Bum Bum cream!

I’m betting it sold out quick because it’s just so darn yummy and works so well.

Thrilled to be getting a purse size.🤩.

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Katy

Same! I absolutely thrilled to be receiving at item I already know I love.

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Marion

Unable to choose. 🙁 I have the little “choose now” banner in my glam bag tab, I click on it, I get the pink spinny wheel of death, and then a couple seconds later, it kicks me back to the glam bag tab.

I am guessing this is because I subscribe to all 3 bags, but I skipped the Plus for April, so as far as Ipsy’s system is concerned, it would be my base bag upgraded to X next month instead of my Plus account. However, my Plus is set to unpause, so theoretically I should be getting base and X next month.

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Ashlea

Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame. I have 2 accounts, and the one with the Glam Bag X I can’t choose, even though it is set up to replace my Plus bag. I may just end up moving my Plus sub to the other account.

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MzBev

That is exactly why we can’t pick (not that I ever do for the reg bag, but I like to look at what’s offered). I had paused Plus for March and April. It will be interesting to see which bag is upgraded for May. My head tells me it “should” still be Plus, but since the reg bag is now showing as the one to upgrade to X, I just don’t know.

I redeemed for that lip mask, with points, a few days ago.

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MzBev

Marion, check your account! It worked right for me, after all! GBP is being upgraded to X, not the regular bag as I was worried about. (after pausing GBP for March and April)

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Marion

The Ipsy FAQ shows that if both Plus & base subs are active, the Plus will be the upgraded to X one (there’s a color-coded chart & everything, lol).

Of course, Ipsy never makes mistakes or has system glitches. 😉

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Marion

Forgot to add that I would have chosen the Seraphine Botanicals lip mask or theBalm tinted moisturizer, but Ipsy knows I like those brands and is pretty reliable about sending them to me, so I’m still hopeful, lol.

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disneyjoy1970

I was a bit underwhelmed at the choices, this month. I was hoping the Kate Somerville face wash was a choice item. It did not appear on my selection page. So, I went with the full size Seraphine Botanicals lip mask. I love lip masks and it’s a full size item ($25.00 value). I am pleased with my choice.

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Sherri

Grabbed the CC brush – as much as I dislike on principle the idea of sub-box created brands, dang those CC brushes are good! I’m happy to have another CC eye brush.

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Carol

Nothing I really wanted to try, so I just got the brush. I really love the one I have.
I probably would have skipped, but I have a point redemption coming.

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MJ

It was so hard to choose since there wasn’t anything that was super exciting. I finally chose the Seraphine lip mask and it told me that it was sold out (I am already getting it with my points anyway). So I picked the choose for me option which I haven’t done in forever. Very curious to see what they will choose for my bag since they supposedly go by your profile when you don’t choose an item.

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Jillian W

I picked the complex culture brush. I’ve been wanting to try the brand for a while so it was an easy choice. This will be my first bag since December (I made myself take a breather)

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Elisabeth Berlowitz

I got the complex culture brush. Actually there was some better choices this month for me. I like complex culture brushes. Happy to have another one in my collection.

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Nancy

I found compared to past months, there wasn’t really much to choose from. I went with the Seraphine Botanicals Lip Mask.

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Jill

I did the Kinship Probiotic SPF.

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Steph H.

I chose the Seraphine Botanicals. Hoping the peach blush will be in add-ons. I really wanted to skip the next few months but realized I have a lot of points expiring soon. In hindsight, I wish I would’ve grabbed the Seraphine Botanicals when it was available in point rewards. Then I could’ve got the blush and called next month my last.

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Cb

It won’t let me choose off their app or online

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Mandie

I haven’t been able to choose either! Did you ever figure it out? I’ve been trying all day

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PudgeKat

I don’t think I’ll ever fall into the Ipsy trap again. Bunch of products w bad ingredients and mostly no name brands. Other boxes have so much beauty stuff in them don’t really need it.

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Snow

I’ve noticed that too.

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Kathy

I chose the Sol De janiero coco cabana body cream

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Tiffany

I was tempted by that, but chose the Tula instead.

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Annie S.

I would have chosen the Sol De Janiero (I think that I am the only one that likes this scent better than the original) or the Sugar Cosmetics lip crayon in Claire Redfield (love my red lipstick!).

But alas, Klohe Kardashian is curating my bag……….

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