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For those intimidated to wear Moondusts as a shadow. These make fantastic liners. Take an angled liner, dampen the brush then swipe the brush across the shadow and finally apply it to your eyelid as you would any other liner. If you're even intimidated by that then try it on your bottom eye and a normal black or dark brown on the top. It'll look hot.

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Have we confirmed the "default" bag going to everyone who suscribed after may1st yet? Because I actually want the default bag and am looking to trade

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Originally Posted by kira685 View Post

 

I know! I think that if you know what you want, you should just go buy it from the store.. you can still see what people are getting in their bags/boxes onilne and get what you like. Sephora is awesome about letting you sample products before you buy, and you can even return purchases if they don't work for you. There are drugstores that also let you return used beauty products. Order online if you like getting a package! I joined ipsy to be able to try different products and brands that I wouldn't normally come across or have the guts to buy and try. Even though it's only my second month, I feel like I'm getting exactly what I signed up for. I wasn't very impressed with the April bag when I first opened it.. I was like wtf when I saw the hot pink blush lol but it actually looks nice on me! Obviously we'll all have stuff that we prefer, but that's just part of the process.

OK, so I'm one of those picky people, lol!  I did complain a lot about Birchbox, but I'm not really complaining about this month's Ipsy bag.  You do get a great value.  And I think you kind of have to step back and realize that when the value is this great, you are going to get picky people who subscribe to save money.  But if they don't get what they want, they will complain.  That's the problem.  Yes, you can buy all this stuff and get exactly what you want, BUT you cannot buy all this stuff and get it for as cheap as you can with Ipsy.  One bottle of Zoya alone is $8.  Again, I'm trying not to 'complain' because I realize that I'm getting a great deal and I can attempt to trade.  So those who complain without acknowledging the great deal they are getting--that kind of bothers me this month.  Those who complain because Ipsy is putting out variations and creating bag envy--that I understand.  Those who complain that they put a lot of time and effort into their profile quizzes only to find that their bag seemed totally random--that I understand too.  Ipsy has the value down pat (at least for this month, and even last month was good).  But they need to work on getting the right products to the right people.  I guess that means tweaking their computer program which assigns the bags.  The concealer colors being so far off--that's the biggest no-no of all in my book! 

 

Still, loving me some Ipsy!  I spent $40 to get 4 bags.  Now, I will get 4 zoya polishes which I think would cost $32 if I had bought them from zoya without a discount.  So for $8 more I get a TON of products--some I will like and some I won't.  I will try to trade to get 'better' things, but even without trading, I think I'll be happy overall.

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Have we confirmed the "default" bag going to everyone who suscribed after may1st yet? Because I actually want the default bag and am looking to trade
I haven't gotten it yet to confirm but I am fairly certain my 3rd bag will be the default bag (that I also got on bag #2 today). I am sure there are others who may have multiples of that bag too so check out the trade threads!

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Originally Posted by evelynne View Post

 

Have we confirmed the "default" bag going to everyone who suscribed after may1st yet? Because I actually want the default bag and am looking to trade

 

Not confirmed yet. Has anyone asked Ipsy directly yet?

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

 

Not confirmed yet. Has anyone asked Ipsy directly yet?

 

I've seen a few people ask them & they say that what you see on your profile is what you will receive in your bag.

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I still feel like they wouldn't just send every single person who's bag hasn't shipped the exact same thing. I have an account that I took the quiz for but never actually even signed up for a bag & those are the items it shows.

 

Just patiently waiting for my bag to ship & we'll see if it changes.

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Originally Posted by JamieRobinson View Post

 

Do I have to make another account to order a second bag?

Yep! Just with a different email/username.

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Have we confirmed the "default" bag going to everyone who suscribed after may1st yet? Because I actually want the default bag and am looking to trade
Not confirmed yet. Has anyone asked Ipsy directly yet?
I emailed them earlier and they said once your account is processed, your glam room will update. Not sure what stage they consider it to be processed. But I do think it makes some sense for all the recent, post May 1st subbers to get that generic bag. We'll see when they start shipping.

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My bag still isn't here and it's driving me nuts. My tracking information says it'll be here in a week. A week! The location it's in right now is only six hours away from me! frown.gif I have a regular subscription (as in, didn't just sign up before the cut-off date), so I don't know why mine didn't ship out with everyone else's packages. This is driving me nuts! LoL
 

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I know how you feel! My bag has been sitting in Phoenix since Saturday. I live like 25 miles away. I'm getting so impatient, if only I could just go pick it up.

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

For those intimidated to wear Moondusts as a shadow. These make fantastic liners. Take an angled liner, dampen the brush then swipe the brush across the shadow and finally apply it to your eyelid as you would any other liner. If you're even intimidated by that then try it on your bottom eye and a normal black or dark brown on the top. It'll look hot.

Oh. OH OH OH! I didn't even THINK of that, thank you for the tip! If I didn't need to go to bed *right* now, I would so be experimenting! :P

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Originally Posted by Heather Hicks View Post

 

OK, so I'm one of those picky people, lol!  I did complain a lot about Birchbox, but I'm not really complaining about this month's Ipsy bag.  You do get a great value.  And I think you kind of have to step back and realize that when the value is this great, you are going to get picky people who subscribe to save money.  But if they don't get what they want, they will complain.  That's the problem.  Yes, you can buy all this stuff and get exactly what you want, BUT you cannot buy all this stuff and get it for as cheap as you can with Ipsy.  One bottle of Zoya alone is $8.  Again, I'm trying not to 'complain' because I realize that I'm getting a great deal and I can attempt to trade.  So those who complain without acknowledging the great deal they are getting--that kind of bothers me this month.  Those who complain because Ipsy is putting out variations and creating bag envy--that I understand.  Those who complain that they put a lot of time and effort into their profile quizzes only to find that their bag seemed totally random--that I understand too.  Ipsy has the value down pat (at least for this month, and even last month was good).  But they need to work on getting the right products to the right people.  I guess that means tweaking their computer program which assigns the bags.  The concealer colors being so far off--that's the biggest no-no of all in my book! 

 

Still, loving me some Ipsy!  I spent $40 to get 4 bags.  Now, I will get 4 zoya polishes which I think would cost $32 if I had bought them from zoya without a discount.  So for $8 more I get a TON of products--some I will like and some I won't.  I will try to trade to get 'better' things, but even without trading, I think I'll be happy overall.

I don't think what you are doing is complaining. I totally agree that the concealers should have been better matched and ipsy really dropped the ball on that one - no way should a fair skinned person receive concealer in Honey, or an olive/tan person receive Vanilla! That is something I definitely think people should complain about, and ipsy should acknowledge their mistake. The style quiz answers should also be taken into consideration, but I think that's tricky when it comes to exposing people to things outside of their comfort zone versus they really really can't use that product (if that makes sense). And honestly, they just need to take out the part where you pick which stylists you like lol I just don't get it.. I ended up picking the ones that LOOKED more like me, coloring and hair texture wise, because they didn't look at all different to me stylewise.

 

Wanting your money back because you don't like what you got is what I think is the problem - you knew what you were getting into. They didn't say you are getting these 5 things and then sent you something completely different. We knew there was going to be more variation than usual (2 out of 8 products, multiple polish colors), and it did end up being even more variable than that, but I feel like that might have had to do with them trying to keep up with subscriptions and not waitlist people.. but either way, you still don't usually know exactly what you're getting until after it's shipped, even if it wasn't so variable. The sneak peeks are just that - sneak peaks and we guess and find out  what the products are when the glam room is updated after bags have shipped.

 

You are right that the value is what needs to be acknowledged - your Zoya example nailed it (see what I did there? lol). I really do feel for the people who hate everything that they got in their bag because I know they felt disappointed when they finally got to open it, and that's a crappy way to feel. But I don't think they should be demanding their money back - they had a bad month, and can try to trade the stuff they don't like, or get some brownie points by passing them along to moms, sisters, cousins, friends, etc. They can even cancel and perhaps if enough people take that route, it will let ipsy know they shouldn't continue down the more variety route. 

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Out of curiousity I calculated out the value of my bags - if I get the 3 I *think* I'll be getting then it came out to $165 of product. Granted personal value may not reflect that but it's still a heck of a deal for the $30 I paid!

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Originally Posted by kira685 View Post

 

And honestly, they just need to take out the part where you pick which stylists you like lol I just don't get it.. I ended up picking the ones that LOOKED more like me, coloring and hair texture wise, because they didn't look at all different to me stylewise.

You are supposed to choose based on the videos they create-- the style of their makeup techniques. 

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Originally Posted by Heather Hicks View Post

 

  I spent $40 to get 4 bags.  Now, I will get 4 zoya polishes which I think would cost $32 if I had bought them from zoya without a discount.  So for $8 more I get a TON of products--some I will like and some I won't.  I will try to trade to get 'better' things, but even without trading, I think I'll be happy overall.

What will you do if you get four of the same color polish? Or three? Or two? 

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What will you do if you get four of the same color polish? Or three? Or two? 
That's the same thing my hubby told me when I said I wanted a second bag this month. It was his "nice" way of saying no because I have too many subscriptions already. lol

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Originally Posted by bonita22 View Post

 

Does anyone know if the Anastasia brow gel is fullsize?

It says 'Mini' in the glam room. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by bonita22 View Post

 

Does anyone know if the Anastasia brow gel is fullsize?

 

 It should be the mini size, which is 0.085 oz (versus the full size of 0.28 oz).

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It says 'Mini' in the glam room. :)
 It should be the mini size, which is 0.085 oz (versus the full size of 0.28 oz).
Thanks :) I still hope I get it.

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Originally Posted by cari12 View Post

 

Out of curiousity I calculated out the value of my bags - if I get the 3 I *think* I'll be getting then it came out to $165 of product. Granted personal value may not reflect that but it's still a heck of a deal for the $30 I paid!

 

Each of my bags have an MSRP of over $50. When I think of how easily I can use $10, a makeup bag with five new products I get to play with each month (and that contains enough product to be used even after the month) is so worth it.

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Originally Posted by bonita22 View Post

 

Does anyone know if the Anastasia brow gel is fullsize?

no, it's 0.085oz, which is about a third of the size of the full-size (0.28)

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