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post #961 of 1043

Less than impressed with the bag this month.. I will use the brow gel and eyeshadow, even though I have a ton of brown eye shadows and a cheap clear mascara works better than this product to keep brows in place. It's a great bag, especially considering how much they improved.   I think it's also kinda funny, I'm seeing alot of the same Ipsy products on peoples trade sites..

post #962 of 1043
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Originally Posted by lilsxkitten View Post

 a cheap clear mascara works better than this product to keep brows in place.

 

I have to agree with you on this point. I'll use it up, but my tube of Maybelline Great Lash in clear has much better hold than the Chella. That said, it's not a product that gets daily use on my part anyway, so I'm not too bummed about it. Still glad I got it instead of the Benefit mascara.

post #963 of 1043
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

The mascara was intended for the 1st 1,000 new subscribers if I recall correctly and Ipsy has well over 50,000 subscribers so the chances of getting a mascara was slim. I wish everyone could have received a mascara because I think people would have been happier with that then the Chella.


I think the mascara was "guaranteed" to the first 1000 new subscribers, but that other members could also receive the mascara. I wasn't a new member this month and I got the mascara. Which was nice since I had wanted to try it and now I don't have to spend $10 at Sephora.

post #964 of 1043

Thank you ladies for clarifying that. My daughters and I all got Chella which is fine. I used it today and it's okay but I won't be buying a full size of it.

post #965 of 1043
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Originally Posted by tinkerbll695 View Post


I think the mascara was "guaranteed" to the first 1000 new subscribers, but that other members could also receive the mascara. I wasn't a new member this month and I got the mascara. Which was nice since I had wanted to try it and now I don't have to spend $10 at Sephora.

And it was the first 1000 subscribers after that email came out.  I was a new subscriber, but I signed up before it went out, and I got the brow gel.  I'm fine with not getting mascara, though, because I already have something like five miscellaneous tubes of mascara from various subscription boxes (plus a ModelCo coming from Birchbox this week), but I don't use the stuff *at all*.  I know I could theoretically swap it, but I have a lengthy swap list (including a few of the aforementioned mascaras) that I'm having problems shortening because I have so much stuff it's hard to find stuff up for swap that I don't already have.  With the brow gel, I probably won't use it, either, but I will feel less guilty for using it a few times and tossing it (I tried it once, and even though I was able to get enough gel out of the tube to use, it didn't seem to do anything for me).

post #966 of 1043
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Originally Posted by fayeX View Post

I just found a new way to make use of the bag: protecting cotton pads in your handbag :P 

This idea came to me because I bought an 'always radiant kit' in pharmacy and found the bag in it is just the size of ipsy bag.

i keep so much crap in little bags in my LV bags to minimize the likely hood of a spill; tampons and meds in one, lipgloss and makeup touch ups in another, pen and notetaking supplies in one, gum and mints in another. Target Beauty bags and myglam have kept me well stocked in the little bag department

post #967 of 1043
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

i keep so much crap in little bags in my LV bags to minimize the likely hood of a spill; tampons and meds in one, lipgloss and makeup touch ups in another, pen and notetaking supplies in one, gum and mints in another. Target Beauty bags and myglam have kept me well stocked in the little bag department

 

I absolutely love getting a new bag each month from Ipsy! I use all of the ones that I have and am sure I'll find uses for future bags as well.

post #968 of 1043

It kind of pisses me off though, that by "guaranteeing" the macara to their first 1000 new subbies, it's kind of admitting they know it was a better "OR" product. I got the brow gel but could've benefitted much more from the mascara. I've been a member since they started, don't I get something awesome for sticking it out with them and being a loyal customer, or do they only save the good stuff to bring in more new subscribers?

post #969 of 1043
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Originally Posted by Baberanza View Post

It kind of pisses me off though, that by "guaranteeing" the macara to their first 1000 new subbies, it's kind of admitting they know it was a better "OR" product. I got the brow gel but could've benefitted much more from the mascara. I've been a member since they started, don't I get something awesome for sticking it out with them and being a loyal customer, or do they only save the good stuff to bring in more new subscribers?


I kind of saw the mascara as not a better product, but a better recognized product by a popular brand that would get 1000 people to sign up really quickly. But I get what you mean - the mascara probably would have been liked (or used) by a lot more subscribers than the brow gel. It would have be nice if the "or" products were the same type of product, like two mascaras, but by different brands. 

 

But after getting TheBalm mascara last month, the Benefit one this month, and the Modelco in my BB I'm really, really hoping that the December ipsy does not have any mascara :-p

post #970 of 1043

I love this month's bag.  My mom actually stole the bag itself cause she liked it but that's ok cause I have lots of makeup bags.  The bag is cute though.

 

I am surprised I actually got the brow gel.  I was sure since I am getting mascara in my birchbox (that's right still haven't gotten my box yet) that I would be getting the mascara.  I'm very happy with the bag. 

post #971 of 1043
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Originally Posted by Baberanza View Post

It kind of pisses me off though, that by "guaranteeing" the macara to their first 1000 new subbies, it's kind of admitting they know it was a better "OR" product. I got the brow gel but could've benefitted much more from the mascara. I've been a member since they started, don't I get something awesome for sticking it out with them and being a loyal customer, or do they only save the good stuff to bring in more new subscribers?

 

       I agree.

post #972 of 1043

yeah, same lol. I think it makes more sense for variety's sake to give the mascara to newcomers, but it would've been fun to try. to be fair, Birchbox is a lot worse about advertising stuff you'll never get in your box--for Ipsy, you know you'll be receiving all but one of the products that everyone else will.

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Originally Posted by tinkerbll695 View Post

But after getting TheBalm mascara last month, the Benefit one this month, and the Modelco in my BB I'm really, really hoping that the December ipsy does not have any mascara :-p

post #973 of 1043

Okay, so I got a free bracelet in the mail from ChicPeek as part of a promotion. They also gave me a "$10 giftcard" for their site, but everything is $30 and I don't really have any use for it, so if anybody wants my code (first come, first serve) it is BFF5792

 

 

 

 

Redeem at ChicPeek.com

post #974 of 1043
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Originally Posted by Baberanza View Post

It kind of pisses me off though, that by "guaranteeing" the macara to their first 1000 new subbies, it's kind of admitting they know it was a better "OR" product. I got the brow gel but could've benefitted much more from the mascara. I've been a member since they started, don't I get something awesome for sticking it out with them and being a loyal customer, or do they only save the good stuff to bring in more new subscribers?

I don't think they reserved all of the samples of mascara for 1000 spots for the next 24 four subscribers.  That would mean that relatively few people would have gotten the mascara out of 40,000 people.  We have been seeing too many people on Youtube and on MuT for all of those people to have gotten the mascara. I think they had more than 1000 samples and some were distributed to current subscribers, but they definitely did use 1000 of the samples to entice people to come and join.  But my reasoning behind that promotion was not that Ipsy was trying to short-change their older subscribers. Maybe they wanted to give the new subscribers a chance to sample a mascara the same way older subscribers did (since last month we ALL got the sample of theBalm bodybuilder mascara.) 

post #975 of 1043

I rejoined myglam this month after swearing after cancelling in Feb that I would never join again.  I was really impressed with everything in this month's bag.  It was all make-up and all stuff I can use! 

post #976 of 1043
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

i keep so much crap in little bags in my LV bags to minimize the likely hood of a spill; tampons and meds in one, lipgloss and makeup touch ups in another, pen and notetaking supplies in one, gum and mints in another. Target Beauty bags and myglam have kept me well stocked in the little bag department


Ooh, this is a great idea.  I definitely have bags with ink stains in the liner because of a loose pen floating around.  Love the idea of categorizing everything and giving each its own bag.  Now I know what to do with all my ipsy bags. 

 

p.s. the brown one this month was so pretty that my husband actually commented on it....and he's not the type to normally comment on a makeup bag.  I'm really happy with Ipsy so far!

post #977 of 1043
I was an old subscriber with 2 subs and ended up with mascara in both subs
post #978 of 1043

Just peeked on Hautelook and theBalm's on Thursday!  And then on Friday there's something called "Hautelook Beauty Bag" - wonder what that is?!

post #979 of 1043

I found a blog post that last month they did a 12 mascara beauty bag with Nordstrom's.  Wonder if it's that one again, or another equally interesting?

 

http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/2012/10/hautelook-nordstrom-beauty-mascara-bag.html

post #980 of 1043

Decided to give the Starlet eyeliner a proper shot today and ugh, 6 hours in and I have panda eyes. I don't even line my lower lids and I didn't wear mascara today so yep it's all on the eyeliner.

 

I mean I guess it takes some drugstore brands 3-4 hours to give me panda eyes so this is slightly "better" but still disappointing. :\

post #981 of 1043
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Decided to give the Starlet eyeliner a proper shot today and ugh, 6 hours in and I have panda eyes. I don't even line my lower lids and I didn't wear mascara today so yep it's all on the eyeliner.

 

I mean I guess it takes some drugstore brands 3-4 hours to give me panda eyes so this is slightly "better" but still disappointing. :\

im not a fan of it either.  my problem is the color. i got the chocolate brown one.. it just looks dirty. its way too light of a brown for me, even though im quite fair. oh well...  

post #982 of 1043
I agree... the eyeliner is awful!
post #983 of 1043

I used my usual Prestige black pencil eyeliner today and wow it stayed on waaaay better. So disappointing considering I grabbed that for like ...$4. :|

 

I have no problem with drugstore pencil liners... just don't try to charge for them like they're prestige liners.

post #984 of 1043

I really loved this bag.  I got the browgel I was hoping for, since I have thick eyebrows, and it's not goopy and doesn't come in a CLEAR bottle.  I'm not miffed about not getting the mascara because I fell in love with TheBalm mascara from the last bag.  The nailpolish is absolutely gorgeous, big and more versatile than I gave it credit for, the thin strips are just a bit difficult to deal with and even two topcoats couldn't "even out" the surface.  The eyeshadow is too freaking cute for words, although I have plenty of similar matte shades.  I ended up really loving the Starlet eyeliner - despite being a pencil, it's the absolute perfect texture for easy application on both my lid and waterline, I prefer it over my UD 24/7 pencil liner!  Also have to say there is something to be said for making the pencil white -it's easier to find in my bag XD.  The gloss is very pretty, but not quite opaque enough to be worn on its own with my lip coloring.  Combined with last months' bags, I pretty much have a whole new set of make-up looks and some new favorite products.  What I don't love (and thus have used only once) I'll sterilize and give to my sister's for xmas in the bags themselves. 
 

post #985 of 1043

got my bag and i think its alright.

 

 

700

more pics up on my blog..

 

as for the Chella it feels just like clear mascara I used to get when I was younger and trying to hide the fact that I wanted to wear makeup lol I used to use clear mascara and it worked the same with my brows. 

post #986 of 1043
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Originally Posted by heartsandwhimsy View Post

I agree... the eyeliner is awful!

I haven't tried the eyeliner yet.. have you tried to use a lighter to it for a few seconds b4 putting it on? Thats what I usually do.. Again I haven't tried this one yet thou.

post #987 of 1043
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Originally Posted by ibedatfinemami View Post

I haven't tried the eyeliner yet.. have you tried to use a lighter to it for a few seconds b4 putting it on? Thats what I usually do.. Again I haven't tried this one yet thou.

Huh.  I didn't find this one hard *at all*.  I have a navy MAC pencil that requires the use of a lighter (I rarely wear it, though, because I can rarely be bothered to go looking for a lighter when I'm getting ready for work, and I don't think about it on the weekends) as well as a couple of MAC kohl pencils and Urban Decay 24/7 liners that do not, and the Starlet was even softer and creamier than the kohls or UD.  

post #988 of 1043
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

Huh.  I didn't find this one hard *at all*.  I have a navy MAC pencil that requires the use of a lighter (I rarely wear it, though, because I can rarely be bothered to go looking for a lighter when I'm getting ready for work, and I don't think about it on the weekends) as well as a couple of MAC kohl pencils and Urban Decay 24/7 liners that do not, and the Starlet was even softer and creamier than the kohls or UD.  

oh ok I just heard someone say they didn't like the pencil..

post #989 of 1043
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Originally Posted by ibedatfinemami View Post

oh ok I just heard someone say they didn't like the pencil..


I think a lot of us (me included) have said the quality of the eyeliner is drugstore brand quality. I mean I don't intensely dislike it, but I don't feel like it's worth $11 like a prestige brand of eyeliner. I don't feel that the hardness is/was the problem... just the quality itself and how much it smudges or doesn't last.

post #990 of 1043
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post


I think a lot of us (me included) have said the quality of the eyeliner is drugstore brand quality. I mean I don't intensely dislike it, but I don't feel like it's worth $11 like a prestige brand of eyeliner. I don't feel that the hardness is/was the problem... just the quality itself and how much it smudges or doesn't last.

I agree on the smudginess and the staying power.  I use it at the corners and put eyeshadow on top - but it doesn't always work out.

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