So I had always thought about subscribing to some sort of monthly beauty subscription but just had never taken the plunge. I kept seeing it on Pinterest and various other places and always tucked it in the back of my mind. Three months in and I have a definite love for my Ipsy subscription.
Ipsy comes from the Latin word ipse, meaning “sense of self”. By celebrating the beauty of all forms in the world, ipsy provides a platform for anyone to express both their inner and outer radiance. Sounds good right? It did to me. Ipsy allows you to learn about beauty products you may not have otherwise known about and you get to try them out for yourself. You also get to learn about beauty tricks and can connect with other people who subscribe, “ipsters” if you will.
When you subscribe each month you get five deluxe sample or full size beauty goodies which include makeup, skincare, hair care and nail care. You also get a stylish makeup bag. Once you get the bag you can follow along with tutorials and share your looks within the community and on ipsy’s social media channels.
The cost for the Glam Bag is only $10 a month and in the US shipping is FREE! You initially will do your beauty profile, enter your email address and choose from a monthly or yearly subscription that can be cancelled at any time. You then enter your billing and shipping information and you are all ready. Ipsy bills on the first of the month and items ship around the middle of the month and arrive to you in 7-10 days. You do receive a tracking email so that you will know when your Glam Bag has shipped. My August bag was delivered to me on 08/13 so as you can see the shipping varies a little and sometimes may come earlier than described.
Another great thing about ipsy is you can earn points with them for various things such as referrals, following the stylists on social media, doing product reviews and more. The points are good for 12 months. Points can be cashed in for bonus products.
They also have offers, which are special promotions that they feature Monday through Friday that help members get some amazing deals on products. Along with this there are giveaways that will probably require a social media post using specific hashtags to Instagram. Just another added benefit.
I have made a video of my ipsy bag for the month of August. The Glam Bag itself is really nice and made of a great material. The design was illustrated by ipsy founder Michelle Phan to inspire the beautiful dreamer in all of us which is a great message in my mind. Inside my package were two masks from Sally’s Box Secret Garden, Marc Anthony True Professional Nourishing Argan Oil, Trust Fund Beauty liquid lipstick in K, Bye, Formula X nail polish in Dollface and NYX professional makeup Born To Glow liquid illuminator.
I highly recommend doing this if you can afford it as a little monthly treat for yourself. I love getting my Glam Bag. It is like a little mini Christmas present I get each month. If you are interested in reading more about ipsy or joining their monthy subscription here is a link you can easily click on