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March Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal 2015 and Why I Unsubscribed

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Looking back at the calendar, I have been with Ipsy for almost 5 years (just under 5) and I have seen Ipsy in all its glory.  Having been with them for so long, I figured it was time to move on since I wasn’t quite getting the same experience out of my monthly bags as I once used to.  So, today I bring you my March Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal and my reasoning for unsubscribing.

March Ipsy Glam Bag 2015March’s Glam Bag – themed Floral Fantasy was based around gearing us all up for Spring.  For just $10 a month, Ipsy sends out a monthly subscription that includes everything from Indie and Drugstore brands to samples of highend cosmetics.  This month, my bag included a combination of all and I received two full sized products.

“Wake up your imagination with a crazy beautiful explosion of flowers.  Vivid shades and inviting textures collide this March.  Let the blooms begin.”

The bag itself is cute, though I would have loved to see more pink in the mix of the bag.  I had been seeing images from Ipsy Photoshoots including some of their brand ambassadors and would have loved to receive a bag with similar floral creations.  I wished the bag had included bolder floral pattern as those in the backdrops for the photoshoots, but nonetheless, this bag is still cute and I’m sure I’ll get use out of it.

Check out the video below for all the details 😀 Click here to watch directly on YouTube.

Included in my bag this month – I received:

Coolway Glow Oil Treatment – a sample size

NYX Butter Lipstick in Hunk – I failed to find this in my video so I didn’t mention it.  I have a swatch of this on my blog already – so you can check that out here.  This was a full sized product.  I have seen others get different shades, though I would have liked to see a color that looked a little bit more pink and on the Spring-like side.  I use this lippy for Fall, so I felt it was too dark for a spring look… just my opinion, though it can be used for spring months.

Marykay at Play teal me more eye crayon

MaryKay at Play Eye Crayon in Teal Me More – This product is full sized and I love the color.  It’s a little too creamy and will need to be set with a powder for longevity purposes but I enjoy it.

Marykay at Play teal me more eye crayon

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels – I love the brand Skyn Iceland and was introduced to this brand through Ipsy.  I haven’t used these eye gels yet, but I’m very excited to try them out and I wish there were more than just 2 pairs in our Ipsy bag.  Being a Skyn fan, I’m sure I’ll be getting these in the future.

Laneige BB Cushion SPF 50 – I just recently seen these at my local Target.  Ipsy provided four samples, though I probably could only use one since they are all based on my skintone and provided in color range.  I haven’t tested this product before, but still found it interesting it made it into my bag considering I had marked foundation, concealers and BB’s, etc. as “Not For Me” at least a handful of times.

Overall I know I’ll get some use out of the products I got in my March Ipsy bag.  Since I already have the Hunk lippy I’ll be giving that to someone or putting in a future giveaway.  Should I test out the products, I’ll be sure to talk about them here in a future update.  Having been with Ipsy for so long, I think my subscription has run its course.  The monthly cost is just $10 – a total steal considering you will usually get over $30 worth of products each month.  But, after so many years, I think I found that a lot of the products I used to enjoy, I’m no longer wearing and some of the brands and I are not compatible.  Should Ipsy change in the future, I will definitely look into signing up again, but for now – I think I am happy that I have unsubscribed… no more samples that I need to find homes for.  Shipping for Ipsy took its toll as well.  At one time, I received my Ipsy bag on time and over the last year, I was getting it six to eight weeks after it was shipped.  While it wasn’t issues from Ipsy – I had noticed that anytime I received a bag with nail polish, perfume or aerosol, it slowed the shipment down as it needed to be sent parcel (by barge).  It was a challenge to ensure I was no longer getting these items and sometimes I just didn’t want to deal with it.  As mentioned before, I learned about a lot of brands I enjoy because of this subscription service – Skyn Iceland, Healthy Sexy Hair and many others were brands I tried for the first time because of Ipsy – so I’m glad I was a part of it while I was.

So – what subscription services do you have?  I find that because I live in Hawaii, shipping is always a challenge and in some cases, many of them do not send boxes to me.  But, I’m always interested in checking them out.  Leave you favorites below so I can see if they’re a match.

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  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Interesting. Yes, we both got the NYX lippie in Hunk and I would have preferred any other shade. I agree, not a spring shade. I got the LaNeige in a previous bag. Everything else was different. I can definitely understand why you are moving on after almost 5 years!!

  • Lola Seicento

    Your reasoning for moving on after almost 5 years makes perfect sense to me.

  • awww that you’re moving on 🙁 The only sub I get is ipsy because so far, of subs I’ve see, ipsy gives me products I’ll actually use. Some have been duds, but a lot are great 🙂

  • Heck yes to NYX butter lipstick!! But I totally get your decision to move on.

  • Ipsy is still my fave sub, but after five years, I can see why you’d want to try something new. Sometimes, samples aren’t worth the trouble! Lol

  • Color Me So Crazy

    I love Ipsy because it’s like a little present for myself each month. Something that I don’t feel pressure to review. After 5 years I may change my mind but right now it makes me happy! I also feel like we got total opposite bags this month…. I would have liked to try the eye patches

  • I love Skyn Iceland patches, they are absolutely fantastic and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do when you finally get to try them. I am also on a verge of unsubscribing, but not quite there yet.

  • I subscribe to Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet, Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery Bag and Fortune Cookie Soap Box (quarterly). I love them. I can see why you unsubbed from Ipsy.

  • I subscribe to Bulu Box and Conscious Box. Both are healthy fitness oriented.

    That just stinks that shipping has to be an issue to Hawaii. 🙁

  • marciaf

    This month I was disappointed in my Ipsy bag because the only full size item was the NYX lippie and those are too fragranced for my taste. I’ve had some great bags but the last few months haven’t done much for me. I’d have enjoyed the eye pads you got.

  • cindyprimebeauty

    I unsubscribed after 3 years and I don’t regret it. It seemed I was throwing samples in a drawer most of the time, plus I was getting stuff I have received before.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Never subbed to this just because I don’t want to drown myself w/ makeups I will hardly use…

  • Amber

    This month looks ok, just kind of meh I guess lol. I do like that NYX butter lippie though! I un subbed from ipsy a while back and haven’t had any regrets.

  • Maybe it’s just me, but I think this ipsy bag is pretty decent. That’s a pretty eyeliner color too.

  • Bailey_AlltheWords

    I don’t subscribe to any boxes anymore because of sample overload and because so many don’t ship to Canada. It’s hard when you end up getting products you’re just luke-warm about.

  • Justina

    I subscribed from the very beginning, then unsubscribed because there was always some issue with shipping!

  • the eye crayon is lovely!

  • I need to quit. For real.