So when I heard of a monthly subscription for beauty products I couldn’t wait to join. Especially when you stick with the same brand because you don’t want to spend a lot of money, to experiment. Well when I decided to give it a try, I was overwhelmed with how many actual monthly beauty boxes there are. The more popular ones being Ipsy, Birchbox, & Glossybox, which also range in price. They also have boxes for specific needs like Julep Maven for Nail Polish Junkies and CurlBox for hair products. My main concern was that I would only get samples sizes of brands I had never heard of. But when you take the quiz, they ask you what brands you like & they have some well known brands like too Faced, Stila, Smashbox & many more. I reviewed “Glam Bags” which is what they call them, from previous months & was happy to see recognizable brands & good size products. I made my decision, I would start an Ipsy monthly subscription, which costs only $10 a month and includes shipping. I went on their website to sign up, but that did not work out like I had planned, there is a wait list to get the subscription started. I received an email to follow some steps so I could move up the wait list faster; the usual share on Facebook for your friends, follow them & a few others. Once I followed all the steps, I received an email that I would be sent a bag starting next month, which would be June. I just couldn’t wait to get it, I was anxious what would it contain. It comes with a re-usable make up bag, and 4 or 5 products that range from beauty, hair or skincare. It’s all based on the quiz that you take when you sign up. Well I can say that I was very happy with my June Glam Bag, so far I have received 3 bags and have discovered some brands I hadn’t heard of but loved. The products are a good size, enough for you to try & decide whether you like or not, plus some are full size. I also like that you can go on Instagram & see pictures of how the beauty product is being used, which is a plus. You can also get full size products from points, which you earn. By reviewing the products you received and also by having your friends sign up for a subscription. So here are my Ipsy bags from June, July & August.
Make-Up Bag: Black / Theme: Swim Into Beauty
1. Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Body Butter 2. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 3. Ofra Cosmetic Turquoise Eyeliner 4. Formula X Nail Color 5. tre’Stique Mini Shadow Crayon Eyeshadow in “Kona Coffee”
Make-Up Bag: Ikat Multi-Color Design / Theme: Summer Lovin’
1. Jorel Parker Perfume Sample 2. City Color HD Powder 3. teeez cosmetics Matte Lipstick in “Killing Me Softly” 4. Crown Brush Pink Tweezers 5. Avène Cleanance Gel
Make-Up Bag: Black & White / Theme:Prep School
1. Marc Anthony Argan Oil 2. Juara Radiance Mask 3. Ofra Lipliner in “Wine” 4. Tarte Energy Lip Gloss 5. Starlooks PRO Eyeliner pen in “Black”