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post #61 of 1207
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

I vote for a black lace bag. its wintery and festive without being selective of the holiday. :) all inclusive!

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I would love a lace bag in any color! I loooooooove lace :)

post #62 of 1207

Have they ever put in any MAC products?  If not - do you think they ever will?

post #63 of 1207
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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

Have they ever put in any MAC products?  If not - do you think they ever will?


MAC doesn't work with sub services ever. So if you ever see a MAC product in a sub service it is guaranteed that the product was purchased through a 3rd part vendor and was not authorized by MAC to be distributed or it's a fake MAC product.

post #64 of 1207

I like that the items come in a little bag because I find them more easily reusable than Birchboxes (this Christmas, people are only getting items that fit in a Birchbox so I can get rid of them!) I'd like a bag that could be used by itself though; the chevron print and the brown bag this month were nice, but the shiny plastic on the bag doesn't lend the bags to be used as a anything else besides little bags that go into my purse, IMO. I'd love to see a bag without the shiny plastic - fake leather trimming would be nice.

I know that the bags aren't necessarily an item, but if they're going to keep on coming every month, it would be nice if they had designs and materials that made them look more like daytime/nighttime clutches.

post #65 of 1207
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Originally Posted by tinkerbll695 View Post


MAC doesn't work with sub services ever. So if you ever see a MAC product in a sub service it is guaranteed that the product was purchased through a 3rd part vendor and was not authorized by MAC to be distributed or it's a fake MAC product.

Thanks!  Kinda snobby of them huh?

post #66 of 1207
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Originally Posted by tinkerbll695 View Post

I like that the items come in a little bag because I find them more easily reusable than Birchboxes (this Christmas, people are only getting items that fit in a Birchbox so I can get rid of them!) I'd like a bag that could be used by itself though; the chevron print and the brown bag this month were nice, but the shiny plastic on the bag doesn't lend the bags to be used as a anything else besides little bags that go into my purse, IMO. I'd love to see a bag without the shiny plastic - fake leather trimming would be nice.

I know that the bags aren't necessarily an item, but if they're going to keep on coming every month, it would be nice if they had designs and materials that made them look more like daytime/nighttime clutches.

 Although you could use an IPSY bag to put smaller gifts in :)  

post #67 of 1207
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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

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Originally Posted by tinkerbll695 View Post


MAC doesn't work with sub services ever. So if you ever see a MAC product in a sub service it is guaranteed that the product was purchased through a 3rd part vendor and was not authorized by MAC to be distributed or it's a fake MAC product.

Thanks!  Kinda snobby of them huh?

 

Not really. They don't allow ANYONE to resell their products which actually allows people to know if an item is counterfeit or not. The ONLY company authorized in the US to resell M•A•C is Macy's.

post #68 of 1207
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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

Thanks!  Kinda snobby of them huh?

 

I'd think working with a subscription service would help the company get their product out there to get new customers. They do already have a big fan base though. As subscription services get more popular though, they might change their minds.

post #69 of 1207
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Originally Posted by morre22 View Post

I'm hoping that the December bag will be delivered to everyone before Christmas. I'm not going to look at any sneak peaks for December's bag (hopefully, I always cave in lol). I want to put it under the tree and open Christmas morning! I think that would be so fun =]

 

I also hope we don't get a bunch of nailtini nail polishes, I ended up with all of the Andrea's Choice ones and I am honestly not a fan.

Waiting until Christmas to open the December bag? I'm lucky if I can wait until I get back inside the house from the walk to the mailbox before opening mine!

post #70 of 1207
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

Not really. They don't allow ANYONE to resell their products which actually allows people to know if an item is counterfeit or not. The ONLY company authorized in the US to resell M•A•C is Macy's.

oh..ok

post #71 of 1207
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Originally Posted by lovelywhim View Post

 

I'd think working with a subscription service would help the company get their product out there to get new customers. They do already have a big fan base though. As subscription services get more popular though, they might change their minds.

That was my thinking too...

I know price sometimes throws people off and I figured with a sub service - people might actually go "Hey this is awesome! It's definitely worth it."

 

I guess I'm just kinda cheap.  blush.gif

post #72 of 1207
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

Not really. They don't allow ANYONE to resell their products which actually allows people to know if an item is counterfeit or not. The ONLY company authorized in the US to resell M•A•C is Macy's.

 

I can get MAC at Belk (a southern department store), and Nordstrom. There's no Macy's by me :(

post #73 of 1207

I learned something new today. M•A•C is authorized to be sold at the following stores according to MAC Cosmetics website, I only knew of Macy's.

 

  • Bloomingdales
  • Nordstrom
  • Macy's
  • Dillards
  • Saks 5th Avenue
  • Belk
post #74 of 1207
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

 

Goodies Box is my food subscription.  It's in Beta testing right now, it's only $7/mo, and it's huge next to the Love with Food box.  It took a few weeks to get an invite, but I've yet to see a bad review, and you can't beat the price!

 

 

This sounds awesome....and perfect for my mom!  I just signed up for an invitation.  Crossing my fingers that I can get on before Christmas!

post #75 of 1207

Does anyone know how to gift an Ipsy subscription?  I decided that my sister would like Ipsy a lot better than BB and want to gift her a sub this year, but can't figure out how.

post #76 of 1207
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Originally Posted by CherBear711 View Post

Does anyone know how to gift an Ipsy subscription?  I decided that my sister would like Ipsy a lot better than BB and want to gift her a sub this year, but can't figure out how.

 

I don't think they offer gift subscriptions yet. You can order a normal monthly or yearly subscription for her instead and just cancel when you want it to stop.

post #77 of 1207

In the "follow me to work" video, the Ipsy team was discussing making gift subscriptions available... I think they were planning to launch it on Black Friday.  However, I haven't seen anything else on it, and there's nothing about it on the website, so at this point I'm not holding my breath, although I'd love to give bags to my sisters for Christmas! I hope they can make it happen!

post #78 of 1207
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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

That was my thinking too...

I know price sometimes throws people off and I figured with a sub service - people might actually go "Hey this is awesome! It's definitely worth it."

 

I guess I'm just kinda cheap.  blush.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by lovelywhim View Post

 

I'd think working with a subscription service would help the company get their product out there to get new customers. They do already have a big fan base though. As subscription services get more popular though, they might change their minds.

 

Nope, they make shit tons of money, they don't need to sell discounted product to "get customers", they discount their products 40% to professionals already. There are literally tens of thousands of fake mac products being sold all over the world. Because of this they combat it by only authorizing a very small number of big name department stores to sell their products legitimately. 

post #79 of 1207
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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

That was my thinking too...

I know price sometimes throws people off and I figured with a sub service - people might actually go "Hey this is awesome! It's definitely worth it."

 

I guess I'm just kinda cheap.  blush.gif


dont worry im cheap too! I wish i could try out mac without shelling out so much money.

post #80 of 1207
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Originally Posted by diana16 View Post


dont worry im cheap too! I wish i could try out mac without shelling out so much money.

 

Before I got more into makeup, I thought MAC products were really expensive. They are still on the pricier side but I've gotten to the point where I don't just go into a Sephora, Target, CVS, department store, etc. and just buy whatever my eyes happen to land on (although, very rarely, that still happens and it usually goes one of two ways - either the item is a big regret or an awesome surprise.) When I buy something now it's researched for a while - I look at reviews and swatches online and I try to test the products for myself before purchasing. This is part of the reason why I sub to BB/Ipsy - it's part of my research; I get exposed to new products and brands and if I hate the product I don't feel that bad tossing it. Back to MAC, the first products I tried were their lipsticks and I'd never paid more than $5 for a lip product before and wondered if it was worth $15 for one lip product. When I looked at my makeup stash though I'd realized the amount of makeup that I bought on a whim and didn't use was awful - I could have bought 10+ MAC lipsticks! So now, instead of me taking advantage of every BOGO sale at CVS, I'll research and save up for something I would really use. A lot of times those products are still drugstore brands and products, but I don't feel so bad now spending more money on products that I know will work for me.

post #81 of 1207

I would love to see Urban Decay, Sleek in the bag :D

post #82 of 1207
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Originally Posted by tinkerbll695 View Post

 

Before I got more into makeup, I thought MAC products were really expensive. They are still on the pricier side but I've gotten to the point where I don't just go into a Sephora, Target, CVS, department store, etc. and just buy whatever my eyes happen to land on (although, very rarely, that still happens and it usually goes one of two ways - either the item is a big regret or an awesome surprise.) When I buy something now it's researched for a while - I look at reviews and swatches online and I try to test the products for myself before purchasing. This is part of the reason why I sub to BB/Ipsy - it's part of my research; I get exposed to new products and brands and if I hate the product I don't feel that bad tossing it. Back to MAC, the first products I tried were their lipsticks and I'd never paid more than $5 for a lip product before and wondered if it was worth $15 for one lip product. When I looked at my makeup stash though I'd realized the amount of makeup that I bought on a whim and didn't use was awful - I could have bought 10+ MAC lipsticks! So now, instead of me taking advantage of every BOGO sale at CVS, I'll research and save up for something I would really use. A lot of times those products are still drugstore brands and products, but I don't feel so bad now spending more money on products that I know will work for me.


I research some products too but my problem is when i see a sale i will go for it. I really need to stop though cause i end up not liking some of the products and in reality you are right. I should save up money to get a products that really works instead of spending so much on makeup i dont like.

post #83 of 1207
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Originally Posted by CherBear711 View Post

Does anyone know how to gift an Ipsy subscription?  I decided that my sister would like Ipsy a lot better than BB and want to gift her a sub this year, but can't figure out how.

I emailed them a few days ago about gift subscriptions and this is what they told me:



 

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 We think gift subscriptions are a great idea, and are working diligently to have this feature available by the holidays (i.e. Black, or PINK Friday!) Please stay tuned!
post #84 of 1207
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Originally Posted by tinkerbll695 View Post

 

Before I got more into makeup, I thought MAC products were really expensive. They are still on the pricier side but I've gotten to the point where I don't just go into a Sephora, Target, CVS, department store, etc. and just buy whatever my eyes happen to land on (although, very rarely, that still happens and it usually goes one of two ways - either the item is a big regret or an awesome surprise.) When I buy something now it's researched for a while - I look at reviews and swatches online and I try to test the products for myself before purchasing. This is part of the reason why I sub to BB/Ipsy - it's part of my research; I get exposed to new products and brands and if I hate the product I don't feel that bad tossing it. Back to MAC, the first products I tried were their lipsticks and I'd never paid more than $5 for a lip product before and wondered if it was worth $15 for one lip product. When I looked at my makeup stash though I'd realized the amount of makeup that I bought on a whim and didn't use was awful - I could have bought 10+ MAC lipsticks! So now, instead of me taking advantage of every BOGO sale at CVS, I'll research and save up for something I would really use. A lot of times those products are still drugstore brands and products, but I don't feel so bad now spending more money on products that I know will work for me.

 

I'm such a NYX sucker - I joke around and say that I"m wearing the drug store version of MAC 

post #85 of 1207
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Originally Posted by CherBear711 View Post

Does anyone know how to gift an Ipsy subscription?  I decided that my sister would like Ipsy a lot better than BB and want to gift her a sub this year, but can't figure out how.

I also emailed them about this and got the same exact reply:

NOV 19, 2012 | 03:50PM PST
Elizabeth replied:
 

Hi Katie,

Thanks for contacting ipsyCare! We think gift subscriptions are a great idea, and are working diligently to have this feature available by the holidays (i.e. Black, or PINK Friday!) Please stay tuned!

:::::Please rate my response: http://www.nicereply.com/ipsy/10454690/56051:::::

xoxo,
Elizabeth

 

 
 
 
post #86 of 1207

I like that IPSY has the response rating.  I don't think BB has that.  

post #87 of 1207

Not to be a Debbie-downer, but I think they've already have the December bag color and style planned out long ago. If you guys wanted to give them ideas, I think October was the prime time to do it.

 

Also, in Michelle's video, they did mention that they wanted to set up a gift subscription link set up for people who wanted to send Ipsy to friends and family. By the  way, the video gives spoilers for future possible products.

 

(If the video doesn't play here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuFOLJxutAM )

Edit by Zadidoll: Fixed the video.


Edited by ValentineLissar - 11/20/12 at 10:13am
post #88 of 1207

You can always save on MAC (and a few other brands, like Bobbi Brown and Clinique) at The Cosmetics Company Store, if you have one in an outlet mall near you.  It's Estee Lauder's outlet store.  I have two within about an hour-and-a-half of me.  There are a bunch around the country - here's the store locator:  http://www.mallseeker.com/cosmeticscompanystore.aspx  I wasn't sure how much cheaper it was, but one review I saw said 25-40% off on the MAC.  Someone on Youtube posted a video a few years ago.  It still looks the same...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=v19HdmgtEnA

 

I know it's been discussed in several threads before on the boards, but figured a lot of people may not have seen it.

 

http://www.makeuptalk.com/t/115593/the-cosmetics-company-store

post #89 of 1207
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Originally Posted by chichichobits View Post

I would love to see Urban Decay, Sleek in the bag biggrin.gif

I second that for sleek products
post #90 of 1207

I sooo would love some UD too!

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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

 

I'm such a NYX sucker - I joke around and say that I"m wearing the drug store version of MAC 

I really want to try out NYX products, but I want to see the product in person before buying it, and there's no store near me that sells NYX, it's so sad:( 

 

I promise I will not look at spoilers! cuz my subs will be like the only surprises I will get for xmas :(

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