Search this blog

Loading...
.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Quickie Review/Unboxing: August ipsy Bag!

My August ipsy Bag feat. Urban Decay, Michael Todd Organics, pixi, NYX cosmetics, and Pacifica!

I had a subscription to Birchbox for a little over a year, and in the beginning, I was really happy with it. But then the love sort of faded and I was becoming increasingly more disappointed in the contents of my monthly box. So I canceled and decided to put my $10 a month towards ipsy!

This is my second month receiving an ipsy bag, and I have to admit, I'm super impressed. While I like the idea of receiving acute new makeup bag every month (instead of a box), that's not even the biggest draw to ipsy. The quality and caliber of the products, the size of the samples, and just the overall usefulness of the products puts this leagues above Birchbox (though quite honestly, I'm in stiff negotiations with Peyton to start a Birchbox subscription for her, so we will probably be receiving both subscriptions eventually)

This month I received a mini tube of Urban Decay's BRAND NEW Revolution Lipstick in the color Anarchy,  a generous sized sample of Michael Todd Organics Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub (I've been dying to try out the brand after hearing several YouTube gurus rave about it and now's my chance), a cute mini tube of Lash Boosting Mascara from PIXI, a full sized blush from NYX Cosmetics, and another generous sample of BB Cream from Pacifica (another brand I've been dying to try). So it would be an immense understatement to say that I'm pleased with my bag! 

Are you subscribed to a monthly beauty box service? What's your favorite one and why? If you are interested in signing up for ipsy, here's my referral code {I get credit towards a free bag of my own if you sign up through it}http://www.ipsy.com/?refer=u-hhkrh1yvhrqoz4r. Until next time...





13 comments:

  1. Oh man. Love that UD lipstick. I was totally bummed that I got the lip balm instead. I really wanted that!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What lip balm did you get? Don't get me wrong, I'm super stoked that I got the lipstick! But I LOVE me some lip balm...

      Delete
    2. I got a Noya Cherry Kosher Lip balm & a Model Co. Party Proof Matte lipstick in Red Velvet & the Michel Todd Pumpkin Mask instead of the charcoal mask, UD lipstick & NYX blush.

      First Ipsy box I have been disappointed in....

      Delete
  2. What color is the NYX Blush? It looks so pretty. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The blush is in Rose Silk and it looks like a total dupe for my favorite LE MAC Blush Fleet Fast from the Hey Sailor Collection so I'm really happy with it. I think the bag was totally worth the $10 !

      Delete
  3. I thought it was a lie that some people were getting the UD. I didn't of course. I got a different Michael Todd mask and the Pixi along with a few other things. It's worth $10 though it's not wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    2. Coming fresh off of Birchbox, I was really happy with this month's bag. I hope that they can maintain this level of satisfaction.

      Delete
  4. Scorned again on the thing I really wanted (the UD of course) - got the balm, bleh. The grass is always greener, right ? I'm sure there is someone out there that REALLLLLY was hoping for a 3.00 lip balm instead of an Urban Decay lipstick. At least that's what I'm telling myself !! Glad to get the facial scrub tho.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Isn't that how it always goes? I purposely avoid spoilers and unboxings before I get my package so that I won't get my hopes up only to be let down when mine arrives and is different. I hope that you get exactly what you want in your bag next month!

      Delete
  5. I didn't even have to finish reading the entire post before I decided I wanted to follow you! Your blog is amazing, and I had a quick read-through your posts, and they're fab! You got some awesome goodies this month, and I'm glad you've been pleased with Ipsy so far! I'm thinking I want to sub now based on this post :)

    www.hudasbeauty.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I got almost the exact same thing! I put on the UD lipstick and my boo said it was too bright. I really liked it though, the consistency and pigmentation is awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm so jealous to read your mini-review and all the comments. My August ipsy bag (my second month as a subscriber) didn't arrive. I got a non-functional tracking #, and tho' I contacted ipsy, they told me to wait longer, till yesterday 8/27 in fact. Now they tell me it's lost (I knew that!) and they are out of the August bag. At least, they will comp me on September. I hope I get that one. I really wanted the UD lipstick. So disappointed :(

    ReplyDelete

I love to hear from you, so leave a comment, question, or suggestion and stay tuned because I WILL respond! xoxo...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogging tips