I want to give you a quick preview of the items I received in my February Ipsy bag. Ipsy is one of the beauty subscription services that I receive each month. If you are not familiar with them, each month subscribers receive 4-5 deluxe samples or full-size items. The cost of the bag is $10 monthly. I love the idea of being able to sample products that I would not normally try. I have found a few keepers with the various subscriptions service I have tried over the last year or so. As for Ipsy, I became a member back in 2012 when the subscription started but cancelled and restarted in 2013.
You may wonder why I cancelled and I will share that with you. When Ipsy began, the samples were awesome but they seemed to decrease in quality after a few months. Overall, I was no longer satisfied with the bag and cancelled. I decided to rejoin after seeing all the fabulous items sent out during the summer of 2013. I was placed on the waitlist until subscriptions reopened, but I figured it would be worth the wait.
Anywho, check out what I received in my February bag. Here are the items:
POP Beauty Plump Pout Mini – Freesia Fuchsia (4 g)
A lip-plumping gloss that combines the long wear lip of a stain with the shine of a lacquered gloss. Infused with peptides and avocado and jojoba oils. Retail: $16
Zoya Nail Polish – Dot (0.5 fl oz)
This polish was featured in the “Manicure Monday – Is it Spring Yet?” post. If you would like to see how the color wears, please be sure to view the post. Retail: $9
Tini Beauty Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow + Base In One – Violette (0.14 oz)
A shadow that goes on as a cream eyeshadow but sets to a transfer-resistant finish. Designed to double as an eyeshadow or a base to wear under other eye shadows to resist creasing. Retail: $18 for 0.14 oz
skyn ICELAND Fresh Start Mask with Ice Age Mud (.28 oz per packet)
A 10-minute weekly treatment that polishes and re-texturizes skin. Each mask consists of two phases: Phase 1 is a blue clay mask and Phase 2 is an AHA acid gel complex created to detoxify and refine skin. Retail: $36 for 6 masks
J.Cat Beauty Eyelashes and Latex Free Eyelash Glue
Lashes can be used up to 10 times and are perfect for sensitive eyes. I love that the glue is latex-free and that is what jumped out at me when I looked at the packaging. I have a latex allergy so this makes the glue a plus for me. Retail: $3.99 with more than 30 styles
I will say, I am not sure if I am going to keep the subscription or cancel again. I have two reasons why I am thinking about canceling: 1) The quality of items has decreased again and you may receive a few duds with one great item in a bag. 2) The delivery time is horrendous. I lie to you not: my bag ships on the 10th or 11th each month and I do not received it until sometime around the 28th. I have contacted Ipsy but nothing changed to speed delivery times. If I was on the West Coast, I do not think it would bother me as much but Ipsy ships from North Carolina, two states away. There is no reason shipping should take so long for the warehouse to be so close. My February bag just arrived last week and that is why I am posting the contents now.
I have held on hoping the bags will go back to what they were last summer and delivery times improve. If not, I will cancel again for god and find other services to try. I will say that I do love the polish that was included in this bag. Initially, I was a little disappointed because I didn’t receive the purple version of the Zoya polish others received. However, I did end up liking the color and will not complain. 🙂
I am not discouraging anyone from subscribing and I did not intend on this post to be an Ipsy review. However, I am honest with you all and I want you to be informed of my experience with any brand or company.
Are you an Ipsy member? What items did you receive this month?