Unboxing: IPSY May & June 2014

Wow. So I’m late. (If you ask my friends, there’s nothing surprising about this.) Below you’ll see what was in my IPSY bags for both May and June. Stop back on Thursday for my first Birchbox unboxing!

If you don’t know, for $10 a month IPSY sends 4-5 beauty products (think make-up, hair, lotions, etc.) that are customized just for you and delivered in a super cute GLAM BAG.

Here’s what came in my May bag:

Ellen Tailor IPSY MayOk. Honesty time. This was my least favorite IPSY bag I’ve ever gotten. The theme was “fresh picks” and I can appreciate what they were trying to do but it’s not what I expect from them.

Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask – I’m ALL about hair treatments. More so now that I’ve dyed my hair lighter and it’s become a little dry. I’ll probably give this a shot but the fact I’ve had it for almost 2 months and haven’t tried it yet is a sign, right?

derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub – I love scrubs like this! But again, I’ve had it for a while and still haven’t thought to use it.

Hey Honey Take It Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask – Another product I’d like in theory BUT what the heck?! There’s no directions on how to use it. Instead there’s a website that I’m supposed to visit so I can figure out how it works? No thanks.

Jersey Shore Sun – Sans Tan Anti-aging Sunscreen – Meh. Sunscreen might as well be a throw away product for me. 1) I have an olive complexion and rarely burn. 2) I live in Seattle.

Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo – Everything about this shadow is wrong. The colors are gross. It’s chalky. And it broke!

After that horrible bag, could IPSY redeem themselves with their June bag? See below…

Ellen Tailor IPSY JuneDing! Ding! Ding! The Rebecca Minkoff Glam Bag alone makes this month’s bag WAY better than lasts! What’s inside was great, too, including my favorite lip gloss ever.

NYX Butter Gloss – omg. My lip gloss drawer (Yes, I have an entire drawer) is filled with this stuff! NYX is, hands down, THE BEST lip gloss ever. The pigmentation is amazing. It feels great on your lips. And it’s super affordable! NYX is sold at Nordstrom Rack and Target but just recently my local Fred Meyer started carrying it. The best part? This gloss is only $5! Do yourself a favor and try it out.

Skinn Olive & Enzyme Cleanser – Another cleanser. I’m never opposed to them because it saves me from buying full size products and these are great to travel with.

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray – This came at the perfect time of year. Who doesn’t want those gorgeous beach waves for summer?? With my new lighter hair color I’m excited to try this out.

Jesse’s Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – I’ve gotten this brand before from IPSY but this was the first one I really liked. The liner isn’t runny and it’s quite manageable.

Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara – I can never have enough mascara! This is another brand I wish IPSY would take a break from but I like mascara so I’ll forgive them this month.

All in all, I’m still in love with IPSY. Not every bag is going to be my most favorite but that’s the point of this! Try out new products you wouldn’t normally try out yourself. And honestly, it’s not like I hated May’s bag. It just wasn’t my favorite and that’s ok.

If you want to try IPSY out for yourself, which you totally should, click the link here — IPSY. What’d you get in your bag? Also, remember to check back on Thursday for my first ever Birchbox review.


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  1. Ellen!! I love you and the morning show!!
    Hey I haven’t gotten my bag yet, but I signed up about three months ago??? What should I do? Sad 🙁

    1. Ahh! It’s ok Lara. You’re probably still on the waiting list. You shouldn’t be getting charged until you’re off of it. Try emailing IpsyCares. They’re very prompt in their response and hopefully can help.