Better late than never right? This is my first Ipsy bag, and I was finally able to open it after spring break! Ipsy sends you five beauty samples or full-sized items for $10 per month! If you are interested in subscribing, feel free to use my referral link. I initially thought the bag itself was smaller than I imagined, but it’s pretty with some abstract flowers to match March’s Floral Fantasy theme. Here are the contents of my bag this month:
- NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick in Pops
- Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter
- Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush (C224)
- Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in Apricot Glow
- Coolway Glow Oil Treatment
NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick in Pops Retails for $6.00 Every subscriber received a full sized NYX butter lipstick this month! There were three shades (Hunk, Little Susie, or Pops), and I was lucky to receive the shade I was hoping for. The formula of this lipstick is so smooth, just like butter. It’s also decently moisturizing and more forgiving of dry lips than some other formulas. I’m not a huge fan of lip products, but I can see myself wearing and enjoying this a lot! Get 25% off NYX Butter Lipsticks with code “NYXBUTTER” through 4/30/2015 on nyxcosmetics.com!
Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Retails for $18.00 Another full sized product! I want to try more highlighters, and this is a great multipurpose tool. I use this all over my face to contour and highlight my cheekbones and under my brows. The only downside of this product is that it’s in pencil form, and I don’t have a sharpener… yet. Get 25% off any purchase with code “ipsy2015” on chella.com!
Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush (C224) Retails for $7.45 Another full sized product I am happy to receive! I love getting makeup brushes and tools because they can be expensive. This brush is nice and soft, and I haven’t had any issues with shedding. I usually just use my fingers to blend in my BB cream and concealer, so I have been using this with one of the eyeshadows in this month’s bag to highlight my face. Get 30% off purchases with code “crownipsy30” on crownbrush.us!
Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in Apricot Glow (exclusive for ipsy) Estimated retail value of $1.80 (based on full size mesmerizing mineral palettes retailing for $12.00 for 0.20 oz). I don’t typically wear eye shadow, so before receiving this, I was thinking about swapping it or giving it away. But I opened it up to swatch the colors and realized the lighter shade could be a nice highlight, so I’ll be keeping it. It’s also a fairly small sample (slightly larger than a quarter), so I could use it up eventually. Get 20% off any purchase with code “IPSYMAR15” on pixibeauty.com!
Coolway Glow Oil Treatment Estimated retail value of $3.00 (based on full size product retailing for $29.95 for 100 mL). After running out of my usual leave-in condition product (Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream), I decided to try hair oil (Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment), and I love it! I thought it would make my hair greasy, but it’s actually made my hair smooth and soft. I’ve grown to prefer oil over cream now. Since I’m saving this sample for a trip, I haven’t tried this yet. It better be amazing for me to pay ~$30 for the full size! Use code “ipsy15” to get 35% off any purchase and a free Knotty Girl Brush on coolwayhair.com!
Total value of my bag this month = $36.25
- NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick in Pops, $6.00
- Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter, $18.00
- Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush (C224), $7.45
- Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in Apricot Glow, $1.80
- Coolway Glow Oil Treatment, $3.00