Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July 2013 Ipsy Bag

Hey everyone! Look at me, posting 2 days in a row! I feel like super woman! Last night I spent a lot of time doing some minor blog overhauling, and it feels so good to finally have things updated like I want them. :)

Today I have my first "Ipsy bag unveiling" post for you. I tried to make this work with my Birchboxes (which the hubby and I still subscribe to, by the way!), but it was like "fetch" in Mean Girls.. It was just not going to happen. Maybe I'll try to resurrect it next month.. Unfortunately this month's Birchbox has already been unboxed and the contents have been scattered between my bathroom and donate pile.. there's no hope of reconciling them now.

Anyways, back to Ipsy! Ipsy very similar to Birchbox: every month you get 5 sample beauty products in the mail for $10 with free shipping. Instead of your products coming in a box, every month they come packaged in a different reusable makeup bag. Ipsy focuses more on makeup samples than skincare samples, which I appreciate. And unlike Birchbox where you can earn site credit to buy full size products, Ipsy offers discount promo codes on the purchasing that month's products through online retailers.

So what did I get? Let's find take a look!

First up, this month's bag is a see-through hot pink plastic pencil case. It's not horrible, but not one of my favorites from them. I can see myself using it with my work purse, since we have to have everything in clear/see-through bags. It's definitely bright and fun, though.. perfect for summer!

BIG SEXY Weather Proof. This is a humidity resistant hair spray that I've used before, and it's too hard of a hold for my liking. Into the "donate" pile it goes! Promo offer: $5 off $25+ on Sexy Hair products at Ulta.com with code.

BH COSMETICS California Collection Eye Shadow Sample. Decent colors, but nothing unique or amazing. I have about 10 dupes of each shade between my other various makeup palettes. Will probably end up getting donated. Promo offer: 10% off the California Collection at BHCosmetics.com with code.

POP BEAUTY Pouty Pop Crayon. I've swatched this at my work and enjoyed the color and texture. I can't wait to try it out on myself! The color I received is called Coral Crush. Definitely a keeper. Promo offer: 20% off at PopBeautyCosmetics.com with code.

COOLA Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented Facial Moisturizer. I get that it's the summer bag and they had to include some type of sunscreen, but I have more than enough skin care/sun care products to last me for a very long time. To the donate pile it goes! Promo offer: 30% off at CoolaSuncare.com with code.

DEMETER Salt Air Roll On Perfume. Love perfume samples! I can NEVER have too many.. unless they stink. Thankfully, this one does not. Not quite sure I detect the "salt" note, but it's a light and pleasant aqua scent nonetheless. Promo offer: 20% off at DemeterFragrance.com with code.

Even though I'll probably donate more than I'll keep out of this bag, I'm still pleased with it! The products and bag were fun and appropriately summer-themed!

Do you subscribe to Ipsy? If so, what did you get in your bag? If not, and you would like to join.. you can do so by using my referral link. In the interest of full disclosure, if 2 people sign up through me, I get to have my choice of a full size Urban Decay Moondust shadow, BaubleBar O-Ring Stud Wrap bracelet, or Nicole by OPI 'Pretty in Plum' polish added to one of my future Ipsy bags for free. Not the best incentive, I think I'd rather have the option to receive future bags for free or something else.. but hey, a freebie is a freebie, right?

Let's hope I can actually keep this going next month!
**If you would like to sign up for Ipsy without using my referral link, please visit www.ipsy.com**

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