Yesterday afternoon, I was quite antsy after reading the tracking information online said my first Ipsy bag was to arrive any minute. I waited for the mail man to rap on the door like he normally does with a box, but after a few hours I decided to check the mail, regardless. To my sheer delight, I was greeted by a gorgeous, metallic pink parcel in front of my door. In a mad dash, I threw my hair to the side, up out of my way, and grabbed my equipment to record my open reveal, so I could see what I was sent.
For those of you who do not know, Ipsy is a ten dollar monthly subscription, where Ipsy sends you products to try out and keep. The value of the products far exceeds the ten dollar monthly fee. Shipping is free, however in some states, tax is being charged, also. I was told extensively about this program from my dear friend Honey (at http://www.youtube.com/desnte146 and http://www.honeygirlsworld.com), and was excited to give it a go. I signed up a few weeks ago, and luckily made it in right before they started up the waiting list again.
I believe I picked a good time to sign up. I saw some of the sneak peeks released on Ipsy's fan page, and then some of the products were even leaked on other blogs. This month's theme is "Pretty in Pink." Which I find most appropriate, being that pastels often are the trend in the spring season. I love pastels; thus it is lovely they were showcasing some products that I would more than likely use and wear.
What I got in this months bag...
I was a little apprehensive when I saw a picture of a blush, that was posted on a blog for a possible product. I am very fair, and while I do have some pink blushes, I have to be careful as to how deep the shade is, so I don't look like a painted clown. I was very pleased to find that the one sent could be carefully be built . In their photo, it looked as if there was a possibility it was too dark for me.
I originally thought the beauty above was a full sized eyeshadow, however after checking Ipsy's site, I found that it is actually a generous deluxe sample from Mica Beauty Cosmetics. I was sent this stunning rose gold shadow in the shade Earth. While it is a shimmer eyeshadow, it can be functional in many uses such as being mixed with a clear lipgloss (I want to try that out!), mixed with a clear mascara, and even clear nail polish (as noted by Ipsy on their website in regards to this product). Mica Beauty Cosmetics not only sells natural makeup but even more products ranging from skin to hair care. If I was to buy this eye shadow in a full size it would cost me $14.95; so I am guessing that the deluxe sample maybe worth around about seven dollars. You can find this shadow and others at Mica Beauty's website. They are said on the website to be "extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils, and other fillers."
FTC: I RECEIVED THESE PRODUCTS FROM A SUBSCRIPTION THAT I PAID FOR WITH MY OWN MONEY. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN UNBIASED. I AM NOT BEING COMPENSATED BY IPSY OR ANY OF SAID COMPANIES FOR THIS VIDEO AND/OR BLOG POST.