May 2013 Ipsy Bag Review!

Ipsy is a beauty box subscription. Each month costs $10, shipping included, and you get between 4-5 full sized or deluxe sized item in each bag. I’ve been subscribed for about 4 months now, and I’ve loved almost all of the items I’ve received!

Bag cost…$2?

The bag is cute, with a really bright and summer-y feeling Missoni style chevron pattern. The material is a bit thin, and feels like last month’s bag.


Mirabella Colour Sheers Lipstick
.11 oz, cost $22(?!)


I received this lipstick in Posy, which is a lovely light pink on my lips. It applies smoothly, and feels more like a lipgloss to me. If I had to compare it to a mainstream brand, it’s maybe a bit like one of Revlon’s Lip Butters? I don’t find it very moisturizing, though. Definitely not a repeat but for me.


Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss
.14 oz, cost $7.50

Wow. So, this is my new favourite lipgloss. It’s not sticky, moisturizing, and I love love love the colour! Also, when I went to the Juice Beauty site, I was shocked to find out that we only received a sample size of this gloss at .14 oz. The full size is double that! Definitely a keeper.

Zoya nail polish 15ml, cost $8

I adore Zoya. They’re 5-free, and have some amazing colours in their line. I’m lusting after the Pixiedusts (glittery sand textured polish) so badly! I got a full sized bottle of Blu, which is a pastel blue from a 2013 spring line.

YABY concealer size-one small pot, cost 4.85

Meh. I was sent this tiny pot in Buff, which is too dark for my very white, very Irish skin. I’ve been using it as a primer for eyeshadow instead, and it does a decent job at that. Not something I’d be interested in buying again though.

St. Tropez Instant Glow Body Lotion-Travel size – 50ml cost, $6

Nope. Have I mentioned that I am very very pale? Because I am. And, despite what the media seems to think, I want to stay that way! This got sent to my Swap Box for later, as I can’t think of anyone I’d want to give it to, and don’t see myself ever using it.


Urban Decay’s Moondust Eyeshadow
.05 oz, cost $20

This was a bonus sent to some ipsy members for either winning a facebook contest, or for being active on their site! I recieved Glitter Rock, and I’m loving it. While it’s hella shimmery/glittery, it’s actually really wearable, especially as an eyeliner. I used Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy, and it held up well with little fallout.

Total value of my bag: $70.35

Not bad at all for $10! I’ll be buying another bag next month.

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Did you get this month’s bag? What did you think of it?