IPSY Glam Bag Plus is a $28 per month subscription box from IPSY. Every month you’ll receive five full-sized beauty products. The box will have a retail value of at least $120. (This box was voted as one of the best makeup subscription boxes and best beauty subscription boxes by MSA readers!)
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As always, my goodies arrived in the pink IPSY bubble mailer and a drawstring bag. The design is purple with holographic words of encouragement.
Also worth noting: I didn't make choices this month to see what kind of assortment would arrive!
Here is the info card.
Now, on to the items!
Selfless by Hyram Retinol & Rainbow Algae Repair Serum, 1 fl oz - Retail Value $30
I am surprised more items from The Inkey List don't pop up more often in subscriptions. It is such a solid and affordable brand focused on no-frills but high-performing skincare. It honestly reminds me a lot of The Ordinary. Selfless by Hyram is a collection built by The Inkey List with skincare influencer Hyram Yarbro. Yarbro has millions of followers and though I have never been one of those before (I'm old and really bad at TikTok) I can appreciate his approach to skincare that is worth the hype and worth your $$$. This formula has a pretty short ingredient list and contains goodies like retinol, vitamin E, squalane, and rainbow algae (said to help fade dark circles). I think this is a really nice product for anyone newer to retinol, but if you have been using them for years, it isn't going to hold a candle to an Rx-grade cream or a higher-performance over-the-counter formula.
Araceli Beauty Monarca Mascara in Black, 9.9 mL - Retail Value $19
Another day, another mascara. At least I really liked this one! It is one of those mascara formulas that is incredibly smooth and flake-free. I think this is mostly due to the avocado oil inside. I found that it did a really great job at coating my lashes and adding length and volume that I didn't feel was too over the top. I am a one-coat sort of gal, but if you want more drama, I would try a second.
ODACITÉ Mon Ami Facial Acupressure Beauty Tool - Retail Value $19
I was super excited to try this little device! Like, how cute?? It is a rose gold-colored metal design and quite heavy for its tiny size. One end features a rounded head and the other is a swooped sort of spatula shape. Tools like this are deeply rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine and specifically, acupressure. Because this piece is made out of solid metal, it already feels much cooler then room temperature on your skin. Need more chill? Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes then use it to gently apply pressure to the points mentioned in the instructions inside the box. Different points target things like puffiness, dark eyes, and more. I recommend uding that scoop end to dispense your favorite cream before you use this for a great combo, especially before bed!
KITSCH Microfiber Towel Scrunchies - Retail Value $18
I was SO HAPPY to see these inside my bag. Sure, two scrunchies may not be everyone's idea of the best item to receive in their Ipsy Plus bag, but I have really long and thick hair. I also never blow dry it, mostly because I am lazy and my cat chewed the cord of my last hairdryer, which makes me very scared to ever use it again. I also shower at night which means I go to bed with wet/damp hair. These scrunchies are made out of super absorbent towel material and seriously help wick away a lot of the water left in my hair after I towel dry. They are also very soft and help prevent the sort of breakage that often happens with hair elastics. I am obsessed with these.
Natasha Denona Cupid Cheek Duo - MIA!
You might have noticed that my group shot only includes 4 items this month and that is because Ipsy forgot to send me what is arguably the most hyped item I would have received this month. I reached out to them to see if they could reship though, so keep your fingers crossed for me.
This month's IPSY Glam Bag Plus somehow managed to be amazing, despite a high-value item never arriving in it. I am so in love with my scrunches and the little acupressure tool. These are very cool things to now own and they both fit into my sort of self-care routine perfectly. The mascara was another hit due to its gentle and effective formula. And I loved testing out a product from The Inkey List, finally. While I hope your bag arrives complete, know that if you received any of the items I did, you are in for a treat.
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To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You'll start with October as your first month. As of publication, there was no IPSY waitlist!
Cost Breakdown: This box costs $28, meaning each of the 5 items has an average cost of $5.60. I didn't receive all 5 this month which drops that average value to $7. Still pretty good.
What do you think of the September IPSY Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?
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