This month, Ipsy allowed subscribers to have an early look at glam rooms by doing a number of tasks, including posting to facebook and subscribing to several stylist youtube channels. I begrudgingly did those tasks, but was quick to unsubscribe to the youtube channels. Though it was nice to get a look at my items sooner, I think simply posting to facebook should have been enough to grant early access. If this opportunity arises again, I doubt I will take it.
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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
0.1 oz., Estimated value: $5.50 || Full size: 0.4 oz., $22
It seems like I get a mascara every month. I was hoping to try this, so I’m not complaining too much. I haven’t tried the formula yet, but I’m really excited that it has a regular brush, not the rubber bristles, which I detest. I also actually prefer sample sizes of mascara because I can use them up before they dry out.
GlamGlow YouthMud TingleExfoliate Treatment
0.5 oz., Estimated value: $20.70 || Full size: 1.7 oz., $69
I’m not sure what the rationale is, but I always find myself hoarding GlamGlow samples. I have several of the eye treatments saved and I’m sure this will go into that pile as well. I’ve been told numerous times how great this stuff is, so I’m not sure why I want to keep it instead of use it. I think I’m probably just afraid to fall in love with things I find to be way too expensive.
Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Orange Ginger Lip Conditioner
0.15 oz. || Estimated value: $5.50
Not exactly an exciting addition to my bag, but this is something I will definitely use. I’m a lip balm junkie. I keep them in my purse, on my desk, in my car…basically anywhere I might spend a significant amount of time. This one smells really good as well, which is always a plus.
Manna Kadar Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion
0.27 oz., Estimated value: $7.83 || Full size: 1 oz., $29
This product was a complete disappointment. I couldn’t tell that it actually did anything. Maybe if I applied big glops of it, but when you sheer it out, there’s no effect. No shimmer. No highlight. No glitter. #fail
Lord & Berry Black Silk Kohl Liner
0.02 oz., Estimated value: $.21 || Full size: 1.4 oz., $15
This is the smallest eyeliner I’ve ever seen. It’s exactly the size of my pinkie finger. I don’t need more black eyeliner, so I’ll save this to throw in as an extra when I do swaps.
*Extra* ‘Tini Beauty Lipstick – Plum Wine
0.12 oz. || Estimated value: $18
I’ve been hanging onto my points for months, hoping for something exciting, but Ipsy’s rewards are not exciting in the least. I finally gave up and decided to redeem for this lipstick. It’s a nice color and will be great for fall.
Total value: $39.74 (plus $18 for the extra)
I’ve become less and less excited about Ipsy in the past few months. I think it might be time to cancel.