I have to admit, I love reading posts from other bloggers about all their monthly subscriptions. I mostly see ones for Stitch Fix, which is a monthly clothing subscription.
Stitch Fix sends out five clothing and/or accessories items per month based on your style and how you fill out their survey. They have a stylist who personally chooses items for you based on your body type, style, and likes. I read a blog that is run by a lady with red hair, and her stylist also has red hair, so she knows how to match her complexion. I thought that was a nice touch. They charge a $20 styling fee per month, but if you end up buying an item from that “fix” the money goes towards your order. On average each piece of clothing is around $55. You also get a discount if you end up purchasing all five. It honestly sounds pretty cool, but more pricy than this stay-at-home mom can afford.
So, when I saw an ad for Ipsy, a $10 a month make-up subscription, this cosmetic obsessed girl was on board! There is no enrollment or cancellation fee, which sold me because I’m totally canceling if I end up not liking what I get each month.
You fill out a short survey, and they send you five items in a cute little bag each month. Some items are trial size, some are full size.
This was my first months bag and so far, I’m loving it.
I’m not digging the bag though, so I think I’ll pass that onto my sister. Not really my colors.
Let’s start with a review of the nail polish.
I had never heard of Probelle, but when I looked it up I saw a bottle went for $14! I really went through and researched each item, because if I found out they were sending me cheap products compared to Wet & Wild this girl was out. Overall I got my moneys worth out of the first item.
I liked the light blue and the polish really stayed put, which is always an issue. You all know from past posts that my favorite polishes are Loreal and OPI, and this worked just as well as those.
The next item was Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush.
I wasn’t really sure that I needed a new brush, but I’ve been using it with the shadow they sent me and I like how it applies the product. On the Elizabeth Mott website it’s listed for $9.99, so that’s another win so far.
Next up, the Pacifica natural mineral eye shadow in Ethereal.
I honestly can never have enough nude, base colors. I love and go through them so fast. They are always the first colors to go on any pallet I buy.
This one is a winner and so far I’ve used it every day since it arrived. There is a little shimmer to it and it really covers my lids well as a base, and the other colors go over it easily and blend well. On it’s site they don’t sell shadows individually, but in pallets that range in price from $14-$17.
The other shadow I received was Bellapierre shimmer powder in Celebration.
Not really a color I would wear ever day because of all the shimmer, it is a fun one for a date or night out. The color really shows and the couple times I’ve worn it it’s stayed in place all day.
A little goes a long way too, so I can see this lasting for years honestly, if just used as a special occasion shadow.
And lastly I got a sample size of eco-beauty, good day. day moisturizer.
This guy is spendy! I found a 1.7oz bottle for $40. The sample is .5oz which really is a pretty big sample. Enough to use for a week or more and see if you like it. I will be honest here and say that I haven’t really tired this guy more than once. I have a moisturizer I love right now that is all organic and comes in a 2oz. jar for $14 and my skin loves it. It’s by Kit Naturals and is called Orange Silk Hydrating Cream. It’s made and sold by a small husband and wife team. I really recommend it, the moisturizer smells like a orange dreamsicle. Since my skin has responded so well to that, I’m hesitant to try anything else at this point because I don’t want to mess things up. But the reviews on this product are good.
Overall I really enjoyed everything from my first months bag and look forward to what they have to send me next.
I will add though, that the enrollment process for the Ipsy glam bag is a bit of an issue. When you enroll, you automatically go onto a wait list, which to me is such a scam. The only way off the wait list is to “like” Ipsy on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and then you also have to like the five main beauty artists who run Ipsy on Instagram as well. Then you also have to recommend Ipsy to 10 people on your personal Facebook page in message form. The Ipsy site takes you through all these steps and when you’re done sends you an email saying you are off the wait list. I hated this part and felt like it was a super cheesy way for them to get more followers and buyers. Really dumb but I went with it since I already signed up and didn’t want to go through all that trouble for nothing! I now get Ipsy on all my feeds constantly, but I’m pretty sure I can go in and cancel a lot of my “likes” without any repercussion since I’m already receiving subscriptions.
Anyhow I had to mention the bad with the good so you didn’t go to enroll and then curse me under your breath because I didn’t tell you everything!
And that’s it for today. My hubby is off so I’m going to enjoy some family time today and maybe get a walk in with my men in the weather clears up a bit. Have a fantastic day!