Ipsy Time! July 2012

If you’ve been a reader for anytime, you know I LOVE Ipsy! It’s one of my favorite monthly subscriptions. For only $10 a month (including taxes and shipping) you receive 5 deluxe samples and even full size products. Ipsy also recently started a referral rewards program so you even have the chance to earn additional products by referring your friends! Because I’ve been enjoying Ipsy SO much for over a year and they recently began doing multiple variations on their bags, I opted to subscribe to a second bag. So from now on, I’ll receive TWO Ipsy Glam Bags!

DSC_2317This month, we received an adorable see through, hot pink bag. These are really popular this summer and I’m seeing them everywhere from Walmart to Ulta stores. I love hot on trend Ipsy is! I never feel like I’m getting left overs or last years trends.

DSC_2321I received 5 products, one of them is full size. Typically, I receive at least one full size product and it’s usually a cosmetic item which are always my favorite. Notice you’ll never get a foil product with Ipsy (there is the RARE exception of something like a face mask, etc where a foil packet is the full size or one use size.)

DSC_2322One collaboration I was really happy to see was BH Cosmetics and Ipsy! We received a “sample set” from the new California Palettes that were recently released from BH. I already own the Malibu palette and I have to say these shadows are great and the palettes are worth the small price tag! Each color is about the size of a dime. I would value this around $3. You’d easily pay $1 for an eyeshadow and this travel friendly compact adds value for me!

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Next, I received a deluxe size sample of the Coola Mineral Sunscreen. Coola recently reformulated these natural sunscreens and I’ve heard nothing but raving reviews! In my two bags, I did receive the original unscented version and the tinted “rose essence” version. I’m excited to be able to try out both! This tube has a sample value of $4.87 and will go quite a long way!

DSC_2324Another familiar brand this month! If you’ve not heard of Benefit before, you MUST be living under a rock! Benetint was one of their original products and I had the FUNNIEST thing to tell you! Did you know that benetint was originally created for a stripper? That’s right, when strippers approached the founding sisters looking for something to keep “the twins” perky and pink in tone, they came up with what we now know as benetint 😉 No matter the origin, Benetint is a fun, flush of color and a unique twist on traditional rouge! This sample is worth $6!

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When it comes to summer time hair care, sea salt sprays are my #1 choice! I admit, I’m a fan of my current brand, Not Your Mothers, but I like the Big Sexy/Big Healthy lines so I’m excited to try this. It doesn’t have quite the beachy smell that I expected but the sprayer looks nice and I like the added benefit of soy. It should help with the dryness I get after being in the sun. This has a sample value of $6.66!

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My full size item was from Pop Beauty and this is their Pouty Pop Crayon.

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I received the color Fuchsia Flirt. I was really surprised by how creamy this formulation was. I’ve seen a lot of hits but just as many misses with these lip crayons lately (from various brands) so I tried not to get too excited when I found out this would be in my bag. Turns out I was worried for nothing 🙂 I received not only a great product but my absolute first choice in color! Hot pink, baby! It’s always my first choice! Currently, these are only sold in a set of six for $25 making this a sample value of $4.17

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Overall, this months Ipsy bag was wonderful. I’ve not got a single complaints! The value of this bag was also great at just over $24 nor including the bag itself. Considering that Ipsy also offers free shipping and doesn’t charge tax, getting my Ipsy bag each month almost feels like stealing!!

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On top of my bags, I also received a bonus item of a Nicole by OPI nail polish in Pretty in Plum. This retails for $7.99 and is full size! I ended up giving this to a friend, but it’s a stunning color and I loved the new bonus program they’re offering!

If you haven’t signed up for Ipsy yet, do it! You certainly won’t regret it!

5 comments

  1. Ale V says:

    Hi Alison… I have the ipsy suscription but mine not come with the benetint… I’m desperate… you want to sell your benetint?

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