Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December Ipsy Bag! Check It Out!!!

I always plan to show you my Ipsy Bag and I just haven't gotten it done at all this year...UNTIL NOW!!!  I have received some awesome items in the bags over the last year...including NYX blush, lipsticks, eyeshadows...Be A Bombshell blush...mind you, these are all full sized items...Sation nail polish, Zoya nail polish....AND MORE....

Here is the December 2013 Ipsy bag that I received.  I'm leaving my picture full sized so that you can drool as much as possible over the items.


Ipsy bag, eyelashes, eyeshadow, blush, nailpolish, lipgloss

(Originally posted via Instagram)

The sides of my picture were cut off in the Instagram photo to fit IG better.  But here are some things that you need to know:  A year's subscription to Ipsy is only $110.   To purchase an individual bag is just $10, so there's a $10 savings with the yearly price....did I mention you are receiving full sized items in each bag?


First, there is the bag.  This one is pretty nice.  Most bags are bout 5" x 7".  Love the shiny black textured outside and the hot pink inside.  Love!!!

The lipstick I received is NYX Cosmetics in the color Cream, (#607).  It's a frosted nude beige.  I love everything NYX.  I started buying them many years ago on trips to Hawaii where Longs Drugs was the only place I could find the brand.  I loaded up on pigments and eyeshadows.....bringing it to present day, I'm now able to buy a limited amount of their items at Fred Meyer.  Our two local Targets just received the brand this month but they seem to have trouble re-stocking NYX and Pixi.  It's.....so........sloooooooow.  Anyway, when I am out of state, I purchase from the full line of NYX at Ulta and one of my favorite places to shop for NYX online is Cherry Couture.  They often have fantastic sales.  You should definitely check them out.  Don't forget to shop the brand's own website NYX Cosmetics.com.  Sign up for their email and receive 25% off your first order.

I met with the NYX team at Cosmoprof North America this past summer and the one before and I'm telling you the products that were introduced this year are just killer and wait until you see what's coming up in the spring.  I'll be writing that up soon to let you know what I've discovered.

Lastly, about the lipstick, in the end cap is a matching lipgloss.  NYX Cosmetics truly has great products at great prices and I've received many awesome NYX items in my Ipsy bags.   Happy, happy, happy. You are also able to purchase these items and more from the brands on the Ipsy website.  Each bag contains a postcard featuring the brands of the month and information about the special discounts which often come  from many of them.

Be A Bombshell is a brand I hadn't experienced or heard of until Ipsy.  At this point, I've received a many different types of items from them and I've enjoyed them all.  It's a good brand and I've been impressed with the quality.  This month's bag includes The One Stick.  My color is Girl Crush, a light pink with a hint of golden shimmer, which is absolutely perfect for me.  I think I'd prefer this on my lips rather than cheeks just because I personally am not fond of cream cheek color.  However, this color intrigues me and I'm going to give it a try.  It looks beautiful and would be great for a classic wintery etherial look.  Use it anywhere you like for a wisp of color.  Layer it to make more of a statement, if you like.

Next is NickaK NY nailpolish in the color NY112, a taupe toned milk chocolate color. This goes well with the NYX round lipstick Cream.  I've also met with the Nicka K team at CosmoprofNA last summer and had a great visit.  It wasn't quite that way this last July unfortunately but I do love this nail polish.  She's a beauty!

Let's talk Pop Beauty! I was thrilled to find a Bright Up Your Life eyeshadow trio in my bag.  Mine is called Smokin' Hot and is perfect for this time of year, or anytime really.  It contains three shades of grey, from light to dark, with varying amounts of shimmer from heavy to slight.  You can also find Pop Beauty at Ulta and on Ipsy.

The last item in my already stuffed Ipsy bag is Ardell Natural Lashes, number 120 Demi, in the color black.  These are light and wispy and come with glue for application.   You can find these at virtually any store.  I usually buy mine at Sally's or at Fred Meyer when they do a buy one, get one 1/2 off sale; which is currently running thru December 21st, if you live in the Pacific Northwest.

There you have it:  Full sized items for just $10 a month!!!  Isn't it amazing?  And if you sign up for a year, you basically get one month free!!!  A year is just $110!!  WORTH IT!!!  If you use my Ipsy link, I will receive a few points and eventually will be able to use them toward a purchase.  Check out what's on their website and see if you might be interested.  This is the first time I've blogged my Ipsy bag, (shame on me but it's really been a rough year).  I have been completely satisfied with every bag I've received since I re-joined last March.

And the final note for this blog post that I have to tell you:  Ipsy has a series of questions that you can answer and the bags are catered to your preferences.  Holy great idea, Batman!!!  And you can change those preferences any time that you want!

Are you an Ipsy subscriber?  Which of the monthly sample services do you subscribe to?


29 comments:

  1. Now that I've seen all those post it makes me wish I didn't cancel it

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    1. You could re-up. I canceed Birchbox because they just got ridiculous.

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  2. Over the last few months, I've seen how Ipsy evolved from drab to fab. I am nearly convinced now to try it! Btw, Long's here in HI is still Long's even though it's officially CVS in the mainland. People don't want a name change here :-)

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    1. I quit Glam because they were drab. I'm glad I have them a second chance when they became Fab as Ipsy. So do they use the Cvs beauty points at Longs? I love Longs. We used to have three. I'm still in mourning.

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  3. I love the look of the Bombshell One Stick. What a great bag you got this month!!

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  4. Love your items! Mine was slightly different, but I'd have been happy either way!

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    1. All the variations Ive seen are nice but I'm just thrilled with mine.

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  5. I really liked the design of the months bag although I wish I'd gotten some different eyeshadows- I can only have so many of these smoky trios---never thought I'd say that!

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    1. I get what you're saying. I think I bought something like 8-10 nude palettes this season But they each have something special that the others don't. *big sigh. Slave to color*

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  6. If Ipsy offered a cruelty free bag, I'd be in. They told me they might, if enough people requested.

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  7. Curious about those Ardell lashes, I wonder how they compare to my favorite Georgie winks :)

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    1. I love Ardell. It's what I usually use. I haven't tried Georgie. The Katy Perry lashes are cool too

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  8. I got nearly the same bag and loved every single second of it. There are few thrills as great as receiving this lovely bag.

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  9. Love the items you received, especially the lashes

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    1. I can't wait to use the lashes. They're so fluffy!

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  10. I've never tried Ipsy but I've heard great things! You scored some great items!

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    1. You've got to try it. I've gotten great items in my bags. EVERY TIME

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  11. Wow you really got some great items there! I especially love the Be a Bombshell lipstick shade!

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    1. I did. I'm still hopping up and down with happiness!

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  12. You got some really good stuff! For just $10, it's awesome!

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  13. It's amazing how much Ipsy has improved. I got the same Be A Bombshell shade and polish. The others are the same brands but different shades.

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    1. When they were Glam Bag, I was so disappointed, so I didn't re subscribe until after they became Ipsy and lived up to the promises. I'm glad I gave them a second chance!

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  14. December was my first bag and I really liked it! I don't care much for the Pop shadow trio because I don't wear black shadow much, it scares me!!! But I love that you got other items different from mine, it's cool that they tailor it!!! LOVE your bag!!

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