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Fresh Picks: May Ipsy

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I have been subscribed to Ipsy for 5 months now and I can absolutely say that the bag just gets better and better with my feedback on the things I liked and the things I didn’t care for. I love that the bag comes predictably on the same day every month. When it gets close to the Saturday it gets delivered, I get super excited and hope that it gets to my apartment a day earlier than expected. Last month, I got my bag super late, because it got lost in shipping. Has this happened to anyone else? So, I got May’s bag just two weeks after I received April’s bag. I didn’t mind, though. It was like getting two presents! I do wish that Ipsy had added something special in my April bag to “makeup” for the incident.

Now, onto my May Fresh Picks:

The Bag:

A beautiful burlap canvas bag with greenery accents. The bag was spot on for a fresh face for May. It fits with their Fresh Picks theme. I really love the bag. I cannot wait to use it at the beach to hold the few essential items that I do take with me. (ooh! That should be an upcoming blog post: Beach essentials! I love inspiring ideas from Ipsy.) Anyways, this really is a quality little bag to stash my goodies in.

The Contents:

Pacifica Natural Beauty Eyeshadow Duo in #2, 0.07 oz:


Based on other products on the Pacifica, I would guess that the value of this eyeshadow is $10, since it is as full sized item. So, counting only this, I did get my bag’s worth of product on this eyeshadow alone. This compact has the prettiest highlight color in white gold and a nice semi-matte smoky purple for a crease color. I will definitely get some good use out of these colors, but I will doubt I would purchase it. I rarely buy makeup and when I do, it is hardly ever eye shadow. I just can never use them up and Ipsy allows me to stock up on them without breaking the bank.

Boo-Boo Cover-Up Concealer in Medium, 0.34 oz:

Based on the Boo-Boo site, this concealer is full-sized and it cost 19.99. So, this is worth 20 dollars basically. I am super excited to try such a high end concealer! I am not sure that I would purchase this even if I really liked it….who am I kidding? If it is a miracle worker, I will be repurchasing. This is the perfect medium color for my skin tone. It blends nicely and seems to cover well. We will see in time just how well this performs for me. I cannot judge it by wearing it once for like ten minutes.

Eau Thermale Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water, 1.76 oz:

I looked this up online and the sample that I have is worth around 2 dollars. The full-sized is worth 18 dollars at 10.58 oz. I will be purchasing the full-size version of this as soon as I am out of my current facial toner and the new Lush one that I recently purchased. Maybe, I will buy with in June or July by the earliest. I am in love with this! This super cooling water is a great alternative morning/night toner for when my skin is irritated. I am really excited about this one. Is anyone else excited that they got this in their bag?

Hang Ten Classic Sport 50, 1 fl oz:

This sample is around 2.50 USD based on the full-sized product. This stuff smells good, not great, but good. It smells like my childhood at the lake with my family, chasing the family german shepherd. It dries to a glowy (not greasy) finish and leaves skin feeling moisturized as well as protected. I would not purchase this, because I really love Hawaii Tropics so much and this does not hold a candle to how I feel about that sunscreen.

Balanced Guru No Frizz Oil, 0.5 fl oz:


This size retails for 13 dollars on the Guru Balanced website. I love how this stuff is USDA organic and cruelty free. It also smells like candy, (with a bit of lemon grass after scent) the lemon starbursts kind. I haven’t tried this on my hair yet, but even if I did, a single use is not enough to make a proper judgment for a hair or skincare product. I will definitely review this when I finish it though.

I give this bag a strong 4 and a half stars. The half star is for the sunscreen, because I wish it was either bigger or could have been used on the face, instead of body. The overall price of this Ipsy bag was 47.50 USD for the subscription price of 10 USD. I have to say that it was really worth it.

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo

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4 thoughts on “Fresh Picks: May Ipsy”

    1. Yes! Pretty much all of the bags are worth more than what you paid for. This had been the best value bag, though. I’m really loving this subscription. I want to try birchbox though. They seem to give out good products for 10 dollars as well. I wonder if you could put the subscription on hold for some months.

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