The January theme for IPSY’s subscription is Fresh Start. I’ve been writing about my subscription for IPSY for at least 2 years. Occasionally I’m a little disappointed but for the most part I am very happy with IPSY.
Ipsy costs $10 per month and that includes shipping. If you read my Beauty Army review for January then you’ll see what I like about this price. There are are 5 products in each cosmetic bag and almost all are full size. (Again read that Beauty Army review!!) This month’s bag is vinyl that’s blue on one side, white on the other and lined in red. Very patriotic.
I received two packages on the same day – this Ipsy and the previously mentioned Beauty Army. I opened Ipsy first since I didn’t know what would be in it and was very happy to see what was inside. 5 full size items can’t be beat especially for $10.
Two eyeshadows (my favorite product) were in the bag. Bella Pierre Mineral eyeshadow pigment in Whesek, a gunmetal gray ($4) and Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Treasure, a golden brown (approx $10). The reason you aren’t seeing swatches today is that Lisa and I are saving up for our upcoming 5th Blogaversy giveaways and these will be in one of the prize boxes. I like these and I’m happy they came but one of you will too.
This nail lacquer from Probelle is a beautiful summery shade. Into the Blue is a dark sky blue with a touch of teal. It’s available on Probelle’s site for $6.
This Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush ($10) is my favorite item in this month’s subscription. I’m a brush hoarder and this pretty pink brush is right up my alley. It’s on the firm side with densely packed bristles so it’s great for blending shadows as well as placement.
(Malin + Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm ($12) is the last in my cosmetic bag and a wonderful addition. This is not the first time I’ve received this in a subscription so I know it’s great. “Flavored with (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito, our lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish. Our hydrating lip gel easily integrates for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Color and paraben free.”
IPSY for January is filled with $32 worth of items. But that’s not all ladies and gentlemen (said in my infomercial voice). You earn points on IPSY for reviewing products and when people sign up with your referral link. This month I cashed in 500 points for >>>>
Previously I had gotten a sample size of this bareMinerals Cream Eyeshadow in Vintage Wine and liked it. When this was in their shop I decided this was perfect for me. The color is Elegant Taupe and it makes a great base. It’s not an exciting color but it works well with other shadows, makes an easy to use base or all over color when I’m in a hurry. And it sells for $18 but my points helped me get this for free.
I’m happy as a clam with this month’s bag. I have items I’ll use, some goodies for the upcoming giveaways and I’m earning points for extra items. Did you get this same Ipsy bag for January? If you don’t subscribe, are you considering it? Here’s my referral link for extra points so if you are inclined, I hope you’ll use it? — Marcia