Pretty in Paradise arrived today! My very first IPSY bag in it's pretty pink packaging was waiting all sparkly and full of promise in my mailbox. I couldn't wait to open this bag, as I ordered my year subscription from IPSY, over a month ago. The May '14 bag had sold out, so I patiently waited for this lovely surprise.
First off the Rebecca Minkoff makeup bag is STUNNING! It's a is zip pouch is going to be used right away to stash goodies in my purse. I adore the pattern, the base color is a navy blue, with red tag and red zipper. The tropical pattern features pineapples and plants, in a mix of abstract oranges, yellows, whites and teals. I really love that it's an easy wipe material, because I'm always getting powders on my canvas bags and they are always a pain to clean. You have to check out Rebecca Minkoff's website because they have a small pouch in this identical Hawaiian print that retails for $75.
The OLE HENRIKSEN "truth to go" wipes were a fab edition to the bag (although them plus the rest of the items didn't fit inside the bag). Wipes are always a necessity and I was very pleased with the bright citrusy-vanilla scent. It is a refreshing feel and it gently removes make-up. The 10-wipe travel size costs $9 and it's the same amount in what was included in our June IPSY bag.
The Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray was a SUPER edition to this bag. This product smells like the beach in a bottle, all sea salt/coconut oil/sand/pineapple/beach breezes. I seriously could sit here and smell it all day. The product works well, I quickly sprayed over my dry hair and scrunched as directed. My naturally wavy hair soaked up the goodness and it really gave me an effortlessy casual look. It's a small travel-sized bottle (1.52oz) and the full-size (4.2oz) retails for $8.79.
The makeup products in this month's bag were a bit disappointing for me. The products are all very nice, I just wasn't excited because I've recently received some mascaras, eyeliners and lip glosses from other boxes.
The Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner is a nice full size product that retails for $6.99. The applicator is excellent and it glides easily across the eyelid and drys extremely quickly. I do not have any liquid liners because I've been a bit to scared to try. I also didn't want to waste money on a product I would never use, so as I'm typing this, I'm a little more happy with receiving this in my bag.
The NYX Butter Gloss is lovely, but the shade is a bit boring. I like the feel it's silky without being too sticky. Even though the Eclair pale pink/nude shade is a bit dull, one can never have too many glosses. This is another full-size product and retails for $5.
The Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara was another full-sized beauty product included. It's a decent mascara in a rich black. I do not currently need any mascaras, I'm completely over-stocked at the moment, but I like to use a new mascara every 60 days anyway to keep the freshest products on my eyes. This sells for $15 on the product's website, so I'm VERY pleased with the value.
The IPSY Bag Cost: $9.17/month ($110/yearly)
IPSY Bag Contents / Approximate Value:
Rebecca Minkoff Bag: ?? (One can never really value their bags, as these are custom made each month for IPSY - but I would pay at least $10 for this bag)
Ole Henriksen Wipes: $9
Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray: ~$3
Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner: $6.99
NYX Butter Gloss: $5
Be a Bombshell Mascara: $15
June '14 IPSY Bag Approximate Value: $38.99 (Not including the bag)
The goodies in this month's bag were personalized for me by taking at
beauty quiz at IPSY. You can re-take the quiz at any time, and it will
adjust what your receive in future mailings.
If you want to join IPSY, tell them Vixie Rayna sent you! JOIN HERE!