February Ipsy time! The bag itself was pretty cool this month, but the products inside? Ehhh… Can’t win ’em all.
If you’re new here, Ipsy is a beauty subscription that sends subscribers a monthly “Glam Bag” full of cosmetics and beauty accessories for just $10/month. When you sign up, you take a “beauty quiz” to determine your likes/dislikes, makeup preferences, etc. This helps Ipsy learn which products to send in your Glam Bag. Each bag will contain 4-6 full sized and deluxe sample sized products from top cosmetics brands.
A lot of different variations are sent each month, so you’ll see that other subscribers may have gotten totally different products than you did. Hopefully your beauty quiz answers match you with products that most meet your needs… But honestly, even if you only like one or two of the products, for $10 shipped it’s still a pretty good deal.
Let’s see what’s in my February 2016 Ipsy bag!
The Bag – February’s bag featured a cool red, white, and black pixelated design. I think it might be one of my favorites to date.
Paula Dort Baby Eyes Enhancer (~$9) – This pencil is designed to use along your waterline to make your eyes appear larger and brighter. I’ve never used a product like this, and frankly, I don’t think I ever would. Ah well.
MOR Emporium Classics Hand & Body Lotion in Candied Vanilla (~$3) – This is probably the only item in this month’s bag that I’ll actually use. It’s a paraben-free hand & body lotion made with hydrating ingredients including shea butter, macadamia oil, sweet almond extract, and argan oil.
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil (~$5) – Another product I’ve never had a need for and probably won’t use. Meh.
Chella Passionate Pink Lip Pencil (~$4?) – Mehhhh. So sick of getting lipstick/lip liners when I have absolutely no use for them. Boo.
Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat (~$5) – Okay, this might be the second product that I’ll use this month. It’s a gel coat that instantly strengthens, brightens, and protects dry/brittle nails. The formula contains no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or TPHP.
Though it’s pretty obvious that I wasn’t a huge fan of my February Ipsy bag, I’m not too disappointed. With any subscription service, there’s gonna be some off months and for $10 I’m fine with it. At least the bag was cool and I’ll definitely use the lotion. Oh, and maybe the nail stuff. Fingers crossed that next month’s bag is a little more exciting. 😉
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