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I'm not over the moon with my variation this month, though I've been very happy the last few so I was due for a so-so bag. I got the UD lip liner-primer (I think everyone got it), the BellaPierre eyeliner, Pixi bronzer, Peter Lamas cleanser, and the Alterna leave in cream. I tested the lip primer and it actually made a difference when I applied a more pigmented lipgloss over it; it have a more saturated color that stayed put longer. I also really liked the purple lip sample. It's hard to describe the color but it looks very different on the lips than in the packaging, in a good way. The BellaPierre liner is ok. Is watched it and found it to be a bit dry with some resulting drag across my waterline when applying. I wasn't wearing primer so I'm going to test it with some before making my final judgment (as if the company is waiting with bated breath to hear how I come out on this, lol). If I never got another cleanser from ipsy again I could still wash every teenage face in a massive high school twice before running out of product. I have normal skin so for me cleanser is cleanser in that I find little difference from one to the next. I'm not the biggest fan of Pixi products as I find them to be lesser quality than comparator lower end/drugstore brands. That said the bronzer actually had a good amount of pigmentation without being overpowering. For me it's an ideal shade between winter and summer in terms of my degree of self tanning. The Alterna leave in cream I've received before from ipsy (I've been subbed for going on 3 years now so it's bound to happen now and then). Unfortunately it is a miss for me. My hair tends toward oiliness and this leave in is just too heavy/thick/greasy for my particular hair. So all told I had 2 hits, 2 so-so products and just 1 miss. A good month overall for me.

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Bag twin with Fashion Diva!

 

Got my bag yesterday.....I had only received my shipping notificaion the day before.  Apparently it had been shipped a few days earlier but I hadn't been notified.

 

I really need to stop looking at my sneak peeks.  I was kind of meh about my bag but now that I have it I'm pretty happy.

 

I haven't tried the Urban Decay yet (and unless the purple shade is somehow MUCH more subdued once it is applied, I doubt it will be the color for me.  I've been surprised by things before though...watch it turn out to be my favorite color ever!  I am intrigued about the pencil/primer and the 2nd shade they provided (although I guess I'm going to have to dig around for that lip brush I stashed somewhere so I can apply it).

 

I'm not a bronzer person but the Pixi doesn't seem to be that dark so maybe it will work somehow.

 

I was planning on breaking up with Ipsy for a bit after next month when my points item gets shipped but I sure do get a little lift each month when I see that pink package!

 

 

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I got the Glamglow Cleanser, and it is probably going to be too harsh for my skin.. I hope not!

My bag is:

Jessie's Girl eye shadow

Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing patches

Glamglow ThirstyCleanse

Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse

Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Eye Brush

 

I already gave the volume hair mousse to my cleaning lady as my hair is extremely thick and long already. It's a BIG full size can, which barely fit in the Ipsy mailer and got a little dented in shipping. 

 

I think the Jesse's Girl eyeshadow looks like DIRT in the jar, but it may be pretty on, I can't tell yet.

 

Hoping the Glamglow cleanser will work with my sensitive skin. The Glamglow mud stuff in the black tube that was a sample in some box a few months ago made my face turn blood red and burn very badly. 

Sounds like a great bag!

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Sounds like a great bag!

Thank you. :) I am really shocked, honestly.

I re-subbed last month after a year or so absence when the Be a Bombshell bad mascara fiasco happened, and both month's bags have been really great.  I'm extremely surprised with what they've sent me and how nice it all is and I HOPE this continues.. 

I was a charter subscriber when they first started back in 2011 or 2012 ( don't remember which LOL).

I've had some baaaadddd bags, but things really seem to be looking up for Ipsy and me. :)

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Bag twin with Fashion Diva!

 

Got my bag yesterday.....I had only received my shipping notificaion the day before.  Apparently it had been shipped a few days earlier but I hadn't been notified.

 

I really need to stop looking at my sneak peeks.  I was kind of meh about my bag but now that I have it I'm pretty happy.

 

I haven't tried the Urban Decay yet (and unless the purple shade is somehow MUCH more subdued once it is applied, I doubt it will be the color for me.  I've been surprised by things before though...watch it turn out to be my favorite color ever!  I am intrigued about the pencil/primer and the 2nd shade they provided (although I guess I'm going to have to dig around for that lip brush I stashed somewhere so I can apply it).

 

I'm not a bronzer person but the Pixi doesn't seem to be that dark so maybe it will work somehow.

 

I was planning on breaking up with Ipsy for a bit after next month when my points item gets shipped but I sure do get a little lift each month when I see that pink package!

 

 

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The purple UD sample actually goes on a rose-pink and not purple. I tried it out today when I had to run to 7-11. I figure if it ended up looking clownish at least it would be for a really short time. I ended up really liking it as well as the other pink which looks more like it appears.

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I think someone was asking about the bag, whether the one in our preview photo was the one we were getting. My early access showed the "Contents: My Life" bag, but the one I received this morning is the "Contents: Very Important Stuff" one.

 

Mine says VIP: Very Important Products.  I guess there's a few variations.  

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I was able to place a great order with Glam Glow using the 30% off code.  The code came with a sample and I got to pick out two more samples with my order and got free shipping.   I didn't get the glam glow in my bag this month, so the code really helps out. 

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I received this exact same bag.  I LOVE it.  I am obsessed with the CC Cream.   I hoard them.  I think I must have 10.  Every time see one I try and swap for it.  It's amazing stuff.   And I think everything else is pretty great too.  I like to use bronzer on my lids in the summer-with a quick swipe of mascara and a gloss I'm ready for anything!

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Did anyone else get a full size Oscar Blandi volumizing dry shampoo? 5 oz!!!!! Ipsy is becoming way better then my birchbox!

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Did anyone else get a full size Oscar Blandi volumizing dry shampoo? 5 oz!!!!! Ipsy is becoming way better then my birchbox!

That's so awesome! I would've LOVED to get this in my bag.

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I was able to place a great order with Glam Glow using the 30% off code.  The code came with a sample and I got to pick out two more samples with my order and got free shipping.   I didn't get the glam glow in my bag this month, so the code really helps out. 

I went to place an order and of course they are doing site maintenance. It says if you cannot wait buy from Sephora, except they don't carry the item I wanted of course. I think maybe I will just send my money to a business who actually wants it. 

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I got my Ipsy bag today, I can't say I'm a fan of Ipsy, I've redone my quiz 4 times and keep getting products I hate or don't use. I don't use eyeliners or bronzers and get them on a fairly regular basis. I love lip products and blushes and rarely get them. April's bag was ok, hated March's and May's, I always contemplate canceling but never do, maybe I'm afraid I'll miss out on the one bag when they actually read my quiz and product reviews. 

 I got the Urban Decay lip pencil, it's ok, not a fan of purple in sub boxes this month. I'm pale just think it looks weird on me. Klorane soothing eye patches, these might be ok, I like Klorane. Pixi bronzer, I love Pixi, don't use bronzers, Bellapierre Eye Liner, same thing I like Bellapierre, don't use eye liners. And Bare Republic mineral sunscreen; not something I use either. How does everyone get all the lip products?? 

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I was on a wait list for the past couple of months (didn't want to share on FB). I received my bag and it's not anything I'm interested in so I cancelled. Here is a picture of my bag.

 

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@@Saiza I prefer lip products, too, and what I did was select ONLY the questions regarding my coloring ( eyes, hair, etc), a stylist with a bold lip, and lip products. I left many sections blank. I have gotten lip stuff every time it has been offered...along with a lot of stuff I don't need, of course, but I have gotten the lippies, which makes the rest worthwhile for me. 

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I got my Ipsy bag today, I can't say I'm a fan of Ipsy, I've redone my quiz 4 times and keep getting products I hate or don't use. I don't use eyeliners or bronzers and get them on a fairly regular basis. I love lip products and blushes and rarely get them. April's bag was ok, hated March's and May's, I always contemplate canceling but never do, maybe I'm afraid I'll miss out on the one bag when they actually read my quiz and product reviews.

I got the Urban Decay lip pencil, it's ok, not a fan of purple in sub boxes this month. I'm pale just think it looks weird on me. Klorane soothing eye patches, these might be ok, I like Klorane. Pixi bronzer, I love Pixi, don't use bronzers, Bellapierre Eye Liner, same thing I like Bellapierre, don't use eye liners. And Bare Republic mineral sunscreen; not something I use either. How does everyone get all the lip products??

I get lip stuff every month. I will never need to buy red lipstick ever again because I keep getting it from Ipsy. Not that I am complaining, but I don't do anything special for it.

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For the UD primer pencil, just an FYI for anyone like me who assumed it was just a lip primer-it works great as a correction pencil, to clean up mascara and liner mistake. Like a magic eraser but safe for your face, lol

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I went to place an order and of course they are doing site maintenance. It says if you cannot wait buy from Sephora, except they don't carry the item I wanted of course. I think maybe I will just send my money to a business who actually wants it. 

That sucks, sorry it did not work out :(

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That sucks, sorry it did not work out :(

The site is still down. I even sent an email and they just said "We are working on it." I don't think the coupon code will work on the sample kit anyway, but it's so annoying. 

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The site is still down. I even sent an email and they just said "We are working on it." I don't think the coupon code will work on the sample kit anyway, but it's so annoying. 

Still down, I wonder what is going on?  Definitely not good for business.  I think you are right about the code not working on the sample kit.

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I received this exact same bag.  I LOVE it.  I am obsessed with the CC Cream.   I hoard them.  I think I must have 10.  Every time see one I try and swap for it.  It's amazing stuff.   And I think everything else is pretty great too.  I like to use bronzer on my lids in the summer-with a quick swipe of mascara and a gloss I'm ready for anything!

I tried the CC cream the other day.  At first I was afraid my hair was going to be too heavy since it seems kind of thick going on.  After my hair dried though I was impressed.  My hair felt so soft and looked so shiny.  Definite winner for me!

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 I got the Urban Decay lip pencil, it's ok, not a fan of purple in sub boxes this month. I'm pale just think it looks weird on me.

 I thought for sure that the purple Urban Decay was going to be weird on me too.  I decided to try it anyway and I really like it.  Totally out of my comfort zone but in a good way (I need a little bit of a shake up now and then).  And the staying power is really great (even without the pencil).  While the shine may disappear I still have some color on my lips and that is a miracle on its own!

 

Now I wish that they had put it in a tube with a wand (even if it was just a teeny tiny one).  Not a fan of that little bubble thingy. 

 

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P.S.  I apparently need lip injections....I never realized how thin my lips are!  Ack!

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 I thought for sure that the purple Urban Decay was going to be weird on me too.  I decided to try it anyway and I really like it.  Totally out of my comfort zone but in a good way (I need a little bit of a shake up now and then).  And the staying power is really great (even without the pencil).  While the shine may disappear I still have some color on my lips and that is a miracle on its own!

 

Now I wish that they had put it in a tube with a wand (even if it was just a teeny tiny one).  Not a fan of that little bubble thingy. 

 

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P.S.  I apparently need lip injections....I never realized how thin my lips are!  Ack!

Oh, that is a very pretty color, hope it looks as good on me :)

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Just a heads up to all the other ladies who got the Urban Decay, if you cut a tiny hole, apply with a brush, and cover the hole with tape you get lots more uses out of it.

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This months bag didn't knock my socks off- to those who got a full size Oscar Blandi dry shampoo and the Luxie crease brush/Chella eyebrow pencil I'm looking at you with envy!!

 

But I still got a good bag, definitely a step up from last May.

 

UD lip pencil- I was excited to try this, happy it was in my bag and the lip glosses were a sweet bonus :) This product is on my list of loves for the month.

 

Alterna CC cream- I love getting high end hair products and this one delivers. Another love!

 

Pixi bronzer- just ran out of bronzer. This is nothing special but will definitely get used.

 

Peter Lamas cleanser- again nothing special, but good to have in my downstairs bathroom.

 

Bella Pierre waterproof gel pencil- I need another black eye liner pencil like a hole in the head. Please Ipsy, enough with the black eye pencils. Trade pile for this product.

 

I have to say that the quality of products coming in my ipsy bag has noticeably improved!

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Here's my bag for May. I thought it was o-kay. The brow pencil is the right color, but I don't use them. I didn't like the UD lip primer or glosses. I loved the brush! The face wash is nice, but nothing special and the sunscreen I'm sure I'll use but I won't spend on full size sunblock like this when Neutrogena works really well under makeup too.

May 2015 Ipsy

 

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