My favorite mail day has arrived- Ipsy Day!
|Pink Envelope of Goodness|
I seriously LOVE receiving this pretty pink envelope each month in the mail. It really makes my day.
|December 2013's bag|
Each month, Ipsy sends out 4-5 items, either deluxe samples or full sized items. This month, Ipsy send 2 items to all subscribers, and the remaining 3 items varied from bag to bag. I'll start with the items everyone received.
|Be A…Bombshell The One Stick in Girl Crush, full size (7.3g/0.26 oz), $16 retail, available HERE. Discount code IPSY40 will get you a 40% discount, and a free full-sized raspberry tart blush, until 1/15/14, US only, can’t be combined with other offers, free item is automatically added when order ships.|
|POP Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eyeshadow Trio in Smokin’ Hot, deluxe sample size (4.35g/0.15 oz, 3 pans of shadow), $7.20 retail value, available HERE. Full size retails for $24 and includes 10 pans of shadow. Discount code EyeLuvPOP gets you 25% off of any purchase, until 1/15/14, one time use only, can’t be combined with other offers, US only, excluding territories, free shipping on orders $75 or more.|
Ipsy also sent each subscriber a lip product: each bag had either a J.Cat lip pencil or a NYX lipstick. I received...
|Nyx Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Celene, full size (4g/0.14oz), $4.00 retail, available HERE. Discount code IPSYSLIM gets you 35% off of the slim lip pencil until 1/15/14, one time use, can’t be combined with other offers.|
Ipsy, please- I don't wear pale shades. I don't wear much gold. Please send me pretty pinks, corals, and blue-based reds. Please don't send me any more zombie-inspired lipstick shades. Please?? I did give this a try, and it was worse on my lips than on my hand. I'll try layering this over a darker lip shade; hopefully I can find some use of this tube. It's really a shame, because I really like the formula.
GRADE 3/5 (Great formula, horrific shade)
The remaining two items in each bag were from an assortment of items. Here is what I received:
|Nicka K New York polish in NY112, full size (0.5 fl oz/15ml), $4.99 retail, available HERE. Discount code IPSY gets you 30% off until 1/10/14, cannot be combined with other offers, US only, free shipping on orders $50 or more.|
|Ardell Natural Lashes in 120 DEMI, full size (1 pair), $3.99 retail, available HERE. No discount coded this month, sorry!|
In my bag this month, I also received a referral bonus- so a HUGE thank you to anyone and everyone who used my link to sign up for Ipsy!!
|Beauty blender and blender cleanser, deluxe sample (blender alone is $19.95), available HERE. Full size retails for $23.95 (1 blender and 3 oz of cleanser). No discount code currently available.|
I took one swatch photo this month, of everything on my hand. Here 'tis:
|Top: Nyx lipstick in Celene|
Middle: Be A Bombshell The One Stick in Girl Crush, Nicka K polish in NY112 (Classic Taupe)
Bottom: POP Beauty Smokin' Hot Trio
Items YOU might have received in your Ipsy bag, but I did not:
J.Cat Beauty Big Lip Pencil, full size (0.3 oz), retails for $3.99, available HERE. Discount code jcatlips will get you 30% off of any purchase, until 1/15/14, can't be combined, US only.
Mirabella Eye Blender brush, full size, retails for $27, available HERE. Discount code IPSTER will get you 30% off of any purchase, until 1/7/14, can't be combined with other offers, valid in the US only.
English Laundry Signature Fragrances set (Signature Pour Femme and Signature), 2 vials, each 5mL, retail value $8.70, available HERE. Full size is 3.4 oz/100mL and retails for $84 (men's) and $90 (women's). If you purchase this fragrance, you will receive a free bag with any purchase of $75 or more, and free shipping, until 2/23/14, free shipping is US only and excludes Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Andrea Strip Lashes in style #33, full size, retails for $3.99, available HERE. No discount code this time, sorry!
Salon Perfect Perfectly Natural lashes in #53, full size, retails for $2.98, available HERE. No discount code this time, sorry!
Demeter Snow Perfume Oil Roll on, full size (0.29 fl oz/8.8mL), retails for $10, available HERE. Discount code ipsy20dfl will get you 20% off of any purchase, until 1/13/14, one time use only, valid only in US and Canada.
Jesse's Girl Julie G Holiday Frosted Gum Drops Nail lacquer in Sugar Plum Fairy, full size (0.35 fl oz), available HERE, retails for $3.99. Discount code IPSYDEC2013 will get you 20% off your purchase until 1/15/14, free US shipping, international shipping available.
Starilly Nail Polish in Bzzz Buzz, mini size (0.17oz), retails for $5, available HERE. Discount code IPSY will get you 20% off of your purchase, can't be combined with other offers, US and Canada only, shipping based on weight, no end date listed.
|December 2013 December Glam Bag|
Here's a rundown of everything that was sent out by Ipsy this month, just to help you calculate your bag's monetary value. As always, an item could be worth a fortune, and you hate it, so it has no true value, but the almighty dollar seems to be the way most people judge their bags, so, here we go!
Be A...Bombshell The One Stick (full size): $16.00
POP Beauty eyeshadow trio (deluxe sample): $7.20
Nyx Extra Creamy Round lipstick (full size): $4.00
J.Cat Beauty Big Lip Pencil (full size): $3.99
Ardell Natural Lashes (full size): $3.99
Andrea Strip Lashes (full size): $3.99
Salon Perfect Perfectly Natural lashes (full size): $2.98
Nicka K New York polish (full size): $4.99
Jesse's Girl Julie G Nail lacquer in Sugar Plum Fairy (full size): $3.99
Starilly Nail Polish in Bzzz Buzz (mini size): $5.00
English Laundry Signature Fragrances set (Signature Pour Femme and Signature), (2 vials, each 5mL):$8.70
Demeter Snow Perfume Oil Roll on (full size): $10.00
Mirabella Eye Blender brush (full size): $27.00
Beauty blender and blender cleanser (deluxe sample):blender alone is $19.95
Total retail value of MY bag (approx.): $56.13 (without referral gift, $36.14)
|My December 2013 Ipsy Look|
|Sorry about the shadow on my shadow, but here's a closeup of the eyelook, with Starlook's Topaz gem pencil as liner.|
|Closeup of the lashes|
What's this- you don't subscribe to Ipsy yet? Well, crawl out from underneath the rock you are living under and head on over there and check them out! Ipsy is $10 a month (plus $5 if you are in Canada), and gets you 4-5 full size or deluxe sample beauty products in the mail each month, all in a cosmetic bag. If you would like to sign up, would you consider using my referral link? I get points towards goodies, and you get good karma, plus a referral code of your very own to share. Everyone wins!
Until next time, my lovelies- stay Average!
Disclaimer: This video contains products that I purchased with my own money. I was not asked nor requested by any company to review/unbox these items, and all opinions are true and my own. No links are referral or paid links, except the Ipsy link. I totally want the Ipsy points.