Wow, it’s been a crazy several days! The Husband had his birthday on Thursday and took Thursday and Friday off to celebrate. We had another birthday celebration for a friend from work, and in the midst of all of this birthday fun, I ran my first 5k on Saturday. I’m sorry last week was lacking in posts, but boy howdy, I’ve been busy. 🙂 Anyway, I got that signature pink envelope in the mail that can only mean one thing. It’s Ispy time again! September’s theme is “Classic Beauty”: “From Mona Lisa to Monroe, classic beauties have made us swoon from generation to generation. It’s a month to showcase all the gorgeous you’ve got with September’s “Classic Beauty” Glam Bag“.
John Frieda Full Repair Shampoo and Conditioner: “John Freida’s Full Repair Full Body Shampoo contains Inca Inchi Oil, which is rich in omega-3 and reverses the look and feel of damaged hair. A strengthening formula that weightlessly restores hair for full, bouncy styles. The shampoo protects brittle strands and reduces split ends, while the conditioner detangles strands and reduces the risk of breaking and snagging when combing or brushing hair.” Ipsy is using drugstore.com as the distributor, and the full size bottles are priced at $6.59 for 8.45 fl oz. The samples are both 1.5 fl oz, and are worth $1.17 each.
Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara: “An ipsy exclusive launch! This mascara was created using a unique formula that delivers BIG volume and lengthens and curls your lashes without smudging! The hourglass brush ensures that you get the right amount of mascara applied to each lash. Use the It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara with the Lash Card and watch your lashes grow bigger with each layer!” Full size is $19.99 for 10 ml at elizabethmott.com. Sample size is 4 ml, worth $7.99.
NYX Single Eyeshadow in Earthy Shimmer: “The NYX Single Eyeshadow packs a punch of color and is incredibly easy to blend. Go edgy or understated effortlessly, and enjoy the luscious, long-wearing color from sunrise to sunset…and beyond!” This is a full-sized product, worth $4.50 at nyxcosmetics.com.
Starlooks Obsidian Kohl Eye Pencil: “The Starlooks Obsidian Kohl Eye Pencil glide across delicate lids without pulling. Try using this creamy liner to create a smoky eye or use it as a base for eyeshadows on your entire lid. Available in 11 stunning and super saturated shades!” This is a full size product, worth $12.00 at starlooks.com.
Everyone also received a fold out card for Michelle Phan’s new cosmetic line with a paper sample from one of her new palettes. This was a freebie and not incuded in the total worth of the bag.
Em Life Palette- Career Life: “Beauty look: a sophisticated neutral color palette to create a variety of professional looks. Key color palette: just-right tones of brown, gray, taupe and plum for eyes and soft, neutral tones of rose, mauve and peach for lips and cheeks. 36 total shades (24 eyeshadow, 4 blush, 8 lip).” The full palettes are $75 at emcosmetics.com.
The total worth of my September Ipsy bag is $26.83. I have to say that this bag doesn’t thrill me. The last four or five bags have been so exciting, but this bag doesn’t have the same wow factor for me. There were a lot of different products offered this month, and I would have liked some of the others instead. I’m excited to get the NYX shadow because I love NYX and I always want more green shadows. 😉 I actually already have the full size John Frieda Full Repair Shampoo and Conditioner in my shower right now. I’ll definitely use the travel size for my vacation in October, but I would have like to sample something that I didn’t already own. Plus, I feel as though they should have counted as one sample set as opposed to two different samples, so I feel that I got shorted. I have so many mascara samples right now that I don’t really need another one, and the same goes with eye liners. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure that I’ll get use out of all of these products, but I’d have liked some of the other ones that I saw sent out better. That being said, the bag is definitely worth more than my $10 subscription fee. I’m sure that some of the bags sent out this month were great, judging by the products offered, mine was just a little less to my taste.
I’ve been an Ipsy subscriber for almost a full year now, and I’ve been very happy. A ho-hum bag is the minority. Usually I am thrilled with my Ipsy bag, and I’ve never been truly dissatisfied with my bag. If you are interested in your own Ipsy bag, please use my referral link to sign up.