Ipsy Bag Review - October 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I am like a kid on Christmas morning every time I see that shiny pink metallic envelope in our mailbox! I received my October Ipsy Bag about a week or two ago and have been testing out the products and here are my thoughts on this month's bag:

Full Size: $8.00 for 0.5 oz.
Received: Full size - $8.00
I'm not too impressed. First off, I don't wear nail polish - ever. I have the worst nails in the world and have a habit of biting them so no, not going to use this product. And even if I did wear nail polish every once in a while, this is not a nice shade for me.
Full Size: $23.00 for 0.15 oz.
Received: 0.07 oz. = $11.50
I was a little worried at seeing the colour and that it is described as being a 'muted plum' but it actually looks pretty nice. The lipgloss itself goes on very well, is long lasting and the tingly effect when you apply it is amazing! I would definitely buy this in the future, but would probably try a different shade or two.
Full Size: $9.99 for 30 wipes
Received: Packet of 10 wipes = $3.33
I don't really like the scent of this, so I can't say I've given them too much of a try to see if they actually work.
Travel Size: $5.00 for 1.7 oz.
Received: Travel size = $5.00
This is a brand that I've always wanted to try so I was happy to see this in my bag - and plus, with my fine hair, I am always looking for good volumizing products and it definitely does what it says it will. Not sure if I would trade in my go-to volumizer for this - but it's nice and I'm happy I was able to try it out!
Full Size: $9.99 for 8 oz.
Received: 1 oz. = $1.25
I like it - it works well and smells nice, but I was hoping for maybe a bit bigger sample, especially of something that is so inexpensive to begin with, but I can't complain too much.

Total Cost of Products: $29.08
Total Cost of Ipsy Bag: $15.84 (It costs more for me, I'm Canadian!)
Savings: $13.24

Overall, I have to say that this is the first Ipsy Bag that I have been extremely disappointed in. It's the cheapest subscription box service I have found that will ship to Canada, so I'm not ready to give up just yet, though. They have impressed me in the past few months, so we will wait and see what November brings!
What did you receive in your Ipsy Bag this month?


  1. See, now I'd love that nail polish. Totally a shade I'd use. Sorry you were disappointed in this box - hope you get better ones in the future! (I'm not subscribed to any - lack of funds plus tricky location.)

  2. Im jealous of your lip gloss, I didn't get one :( It looks like the perfect color for me!



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