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Ipsy Glam Bag X May 2021 Choice Time!

It’s time to pick some of the items for your May 2021 Ipsy Glam Bag X! Glam Bag X is a quarterly, limited edition upgrade to your monthly IPSY membership. Check out the full Glam Bag X announcement here.

Here’s what my May bag looks like for one of our accounts:


Which products are you picking?

And if you are new to the regular Ipsy, it is a $12 a month beauty and makeup subscription box. Check out all of our Ipsy reviews to see what’s been in past boxes. And check out our Ipsy Spoilers to see what’s coming up in future boxes! Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is $25 a month. Check out our Ipsy Glam Bag Plus reviews to see what you can expect each month. Ipsy Glam Bag X is $55 a month. It’s an additional $43/shipment for Glam Bag members and $30/shipment for Glam Bag Plus members. 

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  1. Not impressed, glad I canceled. Miiight re-join in August, because August is my birthday month, if spoilers are good. I did get the February box and liked it.

  2. I really wanted the Herbivore, if anyone wants to trade, I would trade multiples! I still have the HUDA palette from last Glam X and Banana Bright Eye Cream ( Would love to try, but am on overload of eye creams!) OR Kosas Mascara (LOVE this Mascara…I am a Mascara I can part with one 🙂 haha)

    I am happy with my Glam Bag X choices, I got several items I wanted..also several I had marked rarely..haha..but I the value outweighs so I will take it!

  3. I’m NOT saying the value isn’t there. BUT…NO! I would be pis$ed about this one…

    • Well said! I wish I didn’t fall for the bait and switch. And the people who got great boxes (CT, Herbivore, OH) are almost rubbing it in and making those of us who got a horrible selections feel even worse. The inequity in this box is awful, and that’s on Ipsy. So glad FFF is now 100% customization, so we can all be happy with what we got!

      • My box is TERRIBLE. I didn’t get anything I wanted and I resubscribed just for this box. I really wanted herbivore or CT but would have settled for Kosas… Didn’t even get that.

  4. I am ok but certainly not excited about the glam bag X and not sure if I will repeat it in august. I knew CR scrub would be a choice item, which I use already, and its $53 price tag would justify the bag and everything else would be extra. The extra is uninspiring. . .
    111skin (uhh)
    OS palette (not my color but already swapped in MSA)
    RMS (interesting)
    Rodial (some interest to try)
    Tower 28 lip jelly (no)
    CR scrub (my only real reason to get this)
    Dr Brandt vacuum cleaner (i just finished this, it’s ok but not the best mask)
    Route Beauty party peel (unexciting for me)

    Having ipsy for a few years, I knew things like the CT, which was in basically every promo for the X bag, would only be sent to a handful of people. They always do this. I just wish that something that is $55 and only comes 4/x a year would leave me giddy or excited.

  5. Im so happy with what I got. I got the Anastasia brow pen in blonde which is right, the magic cream, ole Hendrickson eye creme, color wow, kopari balm, tower 28 in the shade i wanted and of course the 111 skin. Its my first X box and im extremely pleased. I wish everyone loved theirs. Its the worst when u get a bunch of products u hate. Thats why I canceled boxycharm bcuz I always hated what they sent.

  6. I got the Herbivore but wanted the CT the most.

    I see that a lot of people here are curious about the CT cream and wanted to try it. I’ve used it before and I love it. It instantly made my skin feel so much softer, much faster than any other moisturizer I’ve tried. I loved the way it felt. With that being said, I do think it is overpriced and could never justify the full price of it. But CT does a lot of full size GWP which often includes the cream. They also sell smaller sizes and sometimes Sephora has deluxe sample size promo codes for it.

  7. For the most part I’m usually really happy with ipsy plus. However, the only reason I didn’t cancel my ipsy X is because the way they were promoting it they were making it seem like it would be skincare heavy (and no I wasn’t putting all my hopes on just the CT). So I was disappointed to see that out of the 5 products chosen for me I only had the 111 skin that everyone else was also receiving. I was hoping that out of those 5 products I would get at least a couple of skin care items, especially since I rarely get makeup in my regular bags and they tend to be heavy on the skin care. Anyway, I’ll still use most of it but kind of a letdown.

    Ipsy picked:
    -111 skin serum (overloaded with serums, and don’t personally like this brand.)
    -ABH brown pencil thingy (actually sending right shade, and even though I’m not excited about it, it’ll be used.
    -MAC lipstick (just decluttered a bunch of Mac lipsticks, so I’m not sure how I feel about getting more).
    -olé Henriksen primer (one of the worst primers I have ever tried).
    -one/size palette (I assumed that everyone would get either this one or the other one, guess I was wrong, still out of the two this one is new to me, however, seeing as I never get eyeshadows from them you’d think they wouldn’t send me one now).

    I picked:
    -Christophe scalp scrub (have used this for 3-4 yrs now, and absolutely love this thing).
    -Sunday Riley glow oil (again have used it and do quite enjoy it).
    -train case (nothing good in this category, debated between the bag and the mirror, but I knew I would never use the mirror and was only considering it because other people were hyping it up, but the bag would be perfect for my summer vacation).

    • Just curious what did you want? I’m super happy with mine…love the mirror and the herbivore (I wanted those most)! Plus will enjoy the Kopari, brow pen, Mac lipstick and the scrub!!

      • I would have been happy with any skincare. I go through it like crazy, and depend on subscription boxes to replace it since it can get expensive. Wanted to give the the Rodial cleansing balm a go, because I tend to go through jars every month or two and that one sounded interesting. I would have preferred to have gotten the tower 28 lip gloss instead of the mac, but out of the two shades that they were offering I already own one of them, so in a way probably a good thing I didn’t get it (with my luck I would have gotten a repeat).

    • I’ve always been really happy with my Plus bags and since they did such a good job on curating the picks for it, I thought the X would be the same. I feel the same way about how X was promoted. I was hoping for either the CT or Prism mask, because they are two products/brands I haven’t tried before and at their price points I wanna try it before shelling out to buy it. Since my profile is set up for skincare I thought I’d have a chance for at least one of them. I did get the Rodial cleanser, but I just opened up the Go To Fancy Face Oil Cleanser and I found I’m just not into to the whole wipe off with a muslin cloth thing. I was surprised to see in one of my groups that a lot of people got both the CT and the Prism mask, so good on them.

  8. To all of you gals out there that didn’t get the Charlotte Tilbury cream – don’t sweat it. 😉. I can tell you from experience that you are not missing out on anything. The cream is notjing more than overpriced Nivea. It’s thick and super heavy and definitely not a Moisturizer that you would use in the Spring and Summer months. And between you and me, it’s about as magical as my hind end 😁. A high end sunscreen would have been more appropriate this time of year. Also this cream is a free gift with purchase at Charlotte Tilbury right now. I personally feel CT is a tad overrated and overpriced. She has great marketing but the products aren’t all that. I’ve tried many of her things and the only thing she makes that I can’t live without is Pillow Talk lipstick. I’ve tried the foundation, primer, eyeshadow, magic cream, bronzer and blush and wasn’t blown away by any of it. I mean it was decent but my tried and true products were better.
    My point is you are definitely better off if you received the makeup. I think you will get more bang for your buck that way.

    • Thank you for your first hand experience information!

    • This is true. Search for it and the experts confirm. YouTube has some good comparisons.

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