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Monday, May 7, 2018

ipsy Glam Bag - July 2017 | Blog My Backlog

What is Ipsy?: Ipsy is a monthly subscription that sends 4-5 beauty/makeup products plus a different makeup bag each month. They also have a referral program where you earn points. Be sure to use your points within a year of earning them, though, because they do expire. They have expanded the points program to give you additional points by sharing your bag and following their content creators on social media accounts!

How Much is Ipsy?: Ipsy is only $10 per month shipped to the United States or $10 plus shipping ($4.95) to Canada. 

Check out other Ipsy reviews here.

I really hated this bag. I'm not sure if it was because of the weird egg or because it's white and I cannot own white things...we'll never know.

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Hempz Herbal Lip Balm ($8.99) - I was pleasantly surprised by this. I've received some other Hempz products and I wasn't super overwhelmed or impressed, but this was really good. Sometimes I get lip balms that are amazing but that cost more than I'd realistically pay for, so this being a good price makes me do a happy dance.

tarte Cosmetics deep dive cleansing gel ($2.15) - I would love to say I love this product but it's so difficult to get out of the container! The container isn't easily squeezed so you just have to bang the bottle against your hand and hope the right amount of product comes out! Oh well.

MPrincess Press Eyeshadow (Biscuit) (UNKNOWN) - First off, this product's store has a yellow-nude eyeshadow shown whereas mine (and what ipsy has on their website) is a light pink. Second, nowhere on the website does it say how big the full-size product is. Third, this is just a crappy, chalky shadow. The full-size is $16.00 and there's not a chance that I'd pay that much for this.

Ciate Wonderwand Gel-Kohl Hybrid Liner (Black) ($18.00) - So this is some newfangled product because it incorporates the ease of use of a gel with the pure color payoff of a kohl. Sounds cool, turns out okay. The other side has a weird brush to maybe smudge or something? It's just not a very clear product.

So Susan Cosmetics Blender Brush ($17.95) - This isn't currently available but their eye brushes were all previously around $18.00, which is really high for the quality. Not saying it's a bad brush, not at all, but I can get the same quality brushes for a lot cheaper. If you remember, I once reviewed So Susan's bag before I realized just how overinflated the value was and how it just wasn't worth my money. I'm not sure if this has changed (I'd love for it to have and to start reviewing it again), 

The value of this box was at least $47.09, but more because of the eyeshadow. I liked some of the products but this month was pretty much a flop for me.

As always, let me know what you thought of this bag in the comments!

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