Monday, March 17, 2014

First Ipsy bag!


I got my very first Ipsy bag for this month! It came late last week, and I was so excited to see it in the mail after I cancelled Birchbox. I don't know if I was dissatisfied with Birchbox or if I just got lucky, but I thought this first Ipsy bag was awesome. First of all, it came in this awesome package.
You all know how I love pink. I am not sure if all the packages will be pink, but I love it already!
This is the bag that I got - not a huge fan of the pattern, but I love that the bag is spill proof. This will be great to take on my carry on in airplanes in case my toiletries spill, it won't get all over the rest of my luggage. The pattern could have been a little cuter though.
 I loved everything that I got in this bag. With Birchbox I usually got 5 items, but they were never full sized and half the time I was getting food or chapstick. I will gladly take one less item if these are the things I keep receiving. I was completely impressed with the makeup brands as well - it's not like I got MAC products or anything, but these are all more than just Meijer brands like I was occasionally getting in Birchbox.
Pixi Beauty Flawless Primer: I have been a previous fan of the Pixi brand, so I was so excited to see this. I have yet to try their primer. I have used it for almost a week now and I will probably be repurchasing. It goes on very easily with fingertips. It actually has a slight glittery tint that I was worried about at first, however this blends in and doesn't affect your makeup at all. In fact, I felt like it gave my skin a "glow-like" look.
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick: I love the Bare Minerals lip gloss, and so I think I will really like this. I am not usually a lipstick wearer, but because I like the lipgloss I am going to give it a go. The shade is a bit darker than I normally wear, but like I said I am going to keep an open mind.
NYX Love in Rio eye shadows: I was so glad to see this shadow, because I was just about to by one of this brand in a similar shade. I have already used this multiple times as well. The lightest color is a tad more glittery than I usually wear, but it still works great. I love the middle and dark colors the best, and I have a feeling this will be a repurchase as well. I am a fan of the NYX brand and their eye shadows. They have several shades in this type of packaging. I want to go back for some pinker shades!
Chella Indigio Blue eyeliner: I previously got an highlighter pencil from this brand in a Birchbox, so I think this eyeliner will be just as great. It is in an indigo blue, so it will take a special occasion and I think so practice to use so that it doesn't look like too much, but it's definitely one I will at least try, if only to see if I like the liner to buy it in a different shade.
Overall, so far I am so glad that I switched from Birchbox - we will see if that holds true over the next few months!
Did any of you get similar products in your beauty subscriptions?


47 comments:

  1. Nice! I reviewed my birchbox on my blog today. Check it out!
    sholmestuckerlover.blogspot.com

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    1. It looks like you got great stuff in your Birchbox this month!

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  2. Oh I like that eyeliner a lot! I had to cancel all my box subscriptions I couldn't keep up with the using all the products. That one looks like a nice change from Birchbox though!
    ~Amanda~Meet @ the Barre

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    1. It has been great so far - hopefully it holds up each month!

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  3. I have just heard of this company--I think I might try it, I never did Birch box but I heard, like you said, about the food and small products etc. I am a huge fan of primers--now I want to check this kind out :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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    1. I love it so far and will probably be repurchasing! Just a word to the wise, it is actually cheaper to buy the travel size tubes (3 for $18) vs the full size ($22) and they are the same size!

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  4. So happy to hear that you are liking the ipsy bag - especially since your birch The boxes were not what you had hoped for!! The eye shadows are great!!

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    1. I will be trying out more shades of this eye shadow - you are right they are great!

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  5. Definitely seems like a good little bag-- the print on the makeup bag itself is a little...random? haha but so nice it's spillproof! I looove pixi so I'm glad to hear you liked that primer!

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    1. Totally random! And Pixi is becoming one of my favorite brands!

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  6. I've been wanting to try these monthly subscriptions - I'll be interested to hear if your next month's is equally as great!!

    Happy Monday, girlie! Xo

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    1. I am excited to see if next month is just a great too!

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  7. I still have to do my review too! I wanted the pallet you got. I love those eye shadow colours!

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  8. LOVE how you got full-sized products. That eye shadow especially looks perfect for summer!

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    1. Ive used them almost every day so far! Now if summer would just hurry up and get here :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing this bag, I may have to give it a try. I have bought some Pixi things in the past and have been very happy with them.

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    1. Pixi is one of my new favorite brands!

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  10. I love primer... Thanks for the recommendation! :)

    xx
    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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    1. I just recently started using it about a year or two ago and I can't go without it now!

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  11. I loved my ipsy bag so much more than my Birchbox subscription!

    champagneandsuburbs.blogspot.com

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    1. I am hoping that is true for me too!

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  12. That bag seems great for the plane!

    Love,

    Rowan


    Personal Style Blog WWW.REDREIDINGHOOD.COM

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    1. I think it will be! I'll test it out in April when we go on vacation!

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  13. We got the same stuff but different shadow palettes. The mailers are always pink and I love them! There are actually usually 5 items, I was surprised at only 4 this time. Glad you like!

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    1. Yay for pink mailers! And now I am excited for 5 items! Yay! I am already ready for next month!

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  14. I think that blue eyeliner is a great excuse to try something new! It would be perfect for a night on the town!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. You are so right! And if it looked bad, it would be darkish out and noone would know :)

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  15. Hmmmm I might just have to try out that Pixi primer now...

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    1. FYI its cheaper to buy multiple travel sizes of the primer vs the full size. I highly recommend it!

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  16. The bubble package is sweet... I'm a sucker for pink!!!
    All of those things look AWESOME... but I'm not brave enough for blue eyeliner! hahah

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    1. I love pink too! I want to try the eyeliner but it will take a pretty good occasion!

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  17. Glad that you like these products better! Just from what I have seen this definitely looks like a better box. I would prefer the bigger items rather than food and chapstick, too haha!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. It is so far - hopefully that stays true as the months go on!

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    1. FYI it is cheaper to buy multiple travel sizes vs the full size. I highly recommend it!

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  19. Oohh looks like your first Ipsy was great! Love Bare Minerals products. Do you get a makeup bag each time? That would be awesome if you did! (I never have enough bags/ pouches for staying organized!)

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Yes you get a bag each month! I can never be too organized either :)

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  20. Wow ipsy gave you some great products! I really like that NYX eyeshadow palette!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. I do too! I love the shades I got!

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  21. I am so excited to receive my first Ipsy next month! I'm afraid that I will start to hate my Birchbox each month though. After seeing what everyone gets each month with Ipsy I should have started with Ipsy, but oh well!

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    1. Thats how I was too - I should have started with Ipsy!

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  22. I'm really tempted to start my subscription...the bags have been pretty good this year!! Love the look of that lipstick and primer!

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. I love love love the primer - will definitely be buying that again!

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  23. I got the same stuff in mine too! I think you got different colors in your NYX, those are so pretty!

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  24. I got the same stuff! I didn't like the bag much either. There's a story behind it but I'm not really sure what it was. lol. I loved my makeup though.

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