This is my third Lip Monthly bag I received so far and I am sharing it with you. Lip Monthly is another subscription beauty bag that includes majority of lip goodies that you can enjoy. Here’s what I got in this month’s bag.
I really enjoyed the fact that they included a new bag this month – which they stated on their card included in their bag. It reminds me of a blend between Summer and Halloween for some reason and I think it’s cute. This month I received five products in my bag – I think I would have gotten one more if I reviewed my September bag, but I didn’t get around to doing so.
This month Lip Monthly wanted to celebrate fall with the perfect shade of nude that you could pair with a smoky eye. Four lip products and one eye pencil were included and I liked that a lip sugar scrub was included also since winter is when your skin and lips get the most dry. The monthly subscription costs $10 and there have been a few changes in their packaging since first heard of them. This month majority of the products included were for the lips, Here is the break down of the products:
Starlook’s Lip Scrub – These lip scrubs retail for 5 for $10 so that means that this one lip scrub we received would be $2.00
Noyah Lip Balm – This balm retails for $3.99 and we received the retail size of this product.
J. Cat Nude Lipstick in Honey Crisp – we received the full size lipstick which retails for $2.99
deVine Lip Shimmer – we received the full size pinot noir which retails for $4.95
LA Girl Eyeliner in Brown black – we received the full size which retails for $3.00
Overall retail value of the bag: $16.93
While the products in the bag still outweigh the cost you pay each month, I am in hopes that future bags will have an increase of value in the products received. I’m quite excited to try out some of the products, I’ve been using the deVine Lip Shimmer which has a hint of color but is still pretty sheer on me as well as the Noyah Lip Balm which I am liking. But I think I still expect a little more. Since this bag is in the early stages, I hope to see some improvement in future bags.
It seems like forever since I posted about my Ipsy Glam Bags on my blog or even did a video about it – so I decided I would talk about this month’s bag. I have been an Ipsy subscriber now since December 2011 but it seems like this year I experienced many challenges with shipping and I’m sad to say that I will ride it out till the end of the year and probably cancel. Here are the goodies in my Ipsy Glam Bag October 2014.
Ipsy is a $10 a month subscription and includes a variety of beauty products from skincare, makeup, nail polish and nail care and hair goodies. This months theme: Beauty Candy included a variety of brands, some of which we have received in our bags before and some new.
This month I received the following products:
Ecru New York Acacia Protein BB Cream Beauty Balm for Hair – I received another beauty balm (bb cream) for hair in last months bag and never used it. Honestly, I don’t know that I would be using this product so I’ll be putting it on the side. Full size is 1.0 fl oz and retails for $12.00. The full size product was sent in this month’s bag.
Figs & Rouge Shea Butter Limited Edition Hand cream – we all know I’m a lotion addict and I am looking forward to tossing this in my bag and adding it to my lotion stash. I received a sample size (maybe deluxe sample) tube of the product. Full size product is 20ml / 0.67 fl oz and retails for $6.56. Full size product was sent in this month’s bag.
Jesse’s Girl Mineralized Baked Powder Shadow – this shadow color is really nice and I guess you can never have enough eye shadow. The full sized product was included in this month’s bag and retails for $3.99
Starlook’s Lip Gloss – this nude toned gloss is really nice and not sticky which I enjoy. This would be great for travel because it is really tiny. A Sample sized was received in this month’s box of Guilty Pleasure. This gloss retails for $12.00 full sized – I’m unsure of the amount included in full size or sample.
Skyn Iceland Mini Glazier Cleansing Cloths – I haven’t used these yet but I’m always a bit leery when it comes to makeup remover wipes or cleansing cloths because of my sensitive skin. I’ll be sure to do a mini review if I test them out. These clothes retail for $15.00 for a full sized packet that includes 30 wipes. The sample included in this month’s bag includes 10 cloths and would retail for approximately $5.00.
Total retail value for the products received in the October 2014 Ipsy bag = $30.00. This is an estimated value as there is one or two items that I needed to guess the actual amount due to the sample size. Overall you are getting your money’s worth from the bag, but this bag’s retail value for products included is probably one of the cheapest I have had in the last year.
Overall at $10 a month it’s still a pretty good deal considering the number of products you receive. I haven’t been at all excited for my bags lately because they really haven’t showcased the “wow” factor for me. While I’m sure I’ll get use out of this month’s contents – especially the makeup bag, I wish there were more items that I could utilize this fall. I would have loved to see a bronze or brown shadow in the mix. If you are interested in signing up for Ipsy – it is $10 a month or you can decide to sign up for a full year and get a discount. You can sign up here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/1o41?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general
Have you tried the Ipsy subscription service? What do you think of it? I know I didn’t get into a lot of detail with regard to the bag… but as I use the products (if I use them), I’ll be sure to post about them.