How did Ipsy rate for June?

Ipsy for June 2014

Ipsy for June 2014

Do you ever wonder why you see so many reviews for IPSY? So many bloggers will be reviewing their June bags and that’s because it’s one of the best bargains around. You will always get your money’s worth out of the bag and the items in it but whether you’ll like those items is the question.

There’s been a lot of talk about the good and the bad of IPSY this month. Has the good outweighed the bad? In my opinion yes, yet with other people I’ve noticed talk of quitting.

IPSY goodies I got

IPSY goodies I got

There were 3 full size items in my subscription this month – Be A Bombshell mascara, NYX Butter Gloss and Ofra Eyebrow Pencil. The two deluxe samples were Marc Anthony Beach Spray and Real Tree fragrance.

I’m going from the bottom of the ladder to the top

Bottom rung contains Be A Bombshell mascara. Now why would a brand as good as Be A Bombshell with a full size product be at the bottom rung? Open it, smell it, and you’ll know. I’ve never smelled a mascara this strong and petroleum smelling. I’d be afraid to put it near my eyes. I haven’t heard any bloggers say they liked the mascara so for me it’s pure garbage. Ipsy and BaB testers blew it big time with this stinkbomb.

the three cosmetic items - Ofra Eyebrow Pencil, NYX Butter Gloss, Be A Bombshell mascara

the three cosmetic items – Ofra Eyebrow Pencil, NYX Butter Gloss, Be A Bombshell mascara

Second rung – Real Tree fragrance spray. It could be wonderful, it could stink, but I’ll never know. I don’t wear fragrance so for me this isn’t a happy product.

Moving up to the third rung is Marc Anthony Beach Spray. My blog partner Lisa loves Marc Anthony and loves Beach Spray so she’ll get this at our next exchange meeting.

Deluxe samples: Marc Anthony Beach Spray, RealTree fragrance

Deluxe samples: Marc Anthony Beach Spray, RealTree fragrance

Fourth rung so not much higher to go – NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brule. I only own a few NYX products so this is a nice addition in an easy for me to wear shade.

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brule

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brule

Fifth rung and my favorite product – OFRA Eyebrow Pencil. I really laughed out loud when I opened my bag and saw this. In my last Wantable subscription I received this and was so close to keeping it but decided to do a giveaway with the complete box. So karma (and Ipsy) brought it back to my life. I really like this. It’s supposed to be a Universal shade but I think it’s a dark brown. Either way, it works perfectly for me.

And last but not least, the item that I think everyone got the most excited about

Rebecca Minkoff for IPSY bag

Rebecca Minkoff for IPSY bag

the Rebecca Minkoff cosmetic bag. A pretty floral bag holds this month’s crew.

The month’s “theme” was “Pretty in Paradise”. With pretty eyes, a glossy lip, beachy hair and a nice fragrance these 5 items do fit the theme.

If you choose to join I’d love it if you’d use my personal affiliate link. I pay for IPSY and as a member you earn points by reviewing their products and if others join your affiliate link. What did you think of IPSY this month? Did you get the same items? — Marcia

Comments

  1. Well, I think that I would only use the NYX Gloss and the Ofra Eyebrow pencil, but the real winner for me would definitely be the RM makeup bag! Thanks for the honest assessment!

  2. beautyin says:

    @Lola, I hate seeing fragrance in these bags/boxes but someone will be getting a huge amount one of these days. I am really liking the Ofra Eyebrow Pencil. It goes on so smoothly. I needed a new makeup bag that was small for my new purse so the RM one is the winner.

  3. I got the same items! :) I was pretty happy, as I really love the perfume! Bummer we all are throwing away full size mascaras. I wonder what happened there!!

  4. I like Ipsy for the most part. However, there have been some shades that did not compliment my skin color. But I did like the mascara and liners they sent.