Unboxing: IPSY April 2014

So this blog was supposed to be more of a vlog BUT Birchbox messed it up. Or maybe I did. I subscribed for Birchbox after the month started so perhaps that’s why my shipment has been delayed. A video blog with first impressions of both IPSY and Birchbox will happen next month. Forgive me for the change of plans. I’m bummed but I digress.

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 April bag:

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Initially, I was impressed! There’s a great variety of products this month. Everything from lips, to skin and nails. Let’s dive right into my favorite…eyes!

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The Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Eye Pencil just might be my favorite thing in this month’s GLAM BAG. I’m a huge fan of Urban Decay in general and recently fell in love with their 24/7 lip liner. While this isn’t a full size product, it’s a very generous sample. Yay! Full Size: $20

Ellen Tailor April 2014 IPSY - 2A girl can never have enough false eye lashes. These look like just the right pair for a night out or even a simple daytime look. Such a Tease “So Seductive” lashes are 100% handmade and reusable. Full Size: $3.99

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This has to be my least favorite product. Cailyn’s Tinted Lip Balm in the color “Apple Pink.” While I think the packaging is great and love that there’s a brush, the color does nothing for my olive complexion. I can appreciate that this is a full size product though! Full Size: $19.00

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Yay! Yay! Yay! I love products like this! I’ve got super dry skin and am always looking for some type of exfoliator. Without having to spend a ton of money at a spa, this Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion cream is fine by me! I can’t wait to slather this all over my filthy face. Full Size: $78

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Nail polish! Hooray!!! I love adding to my collection but can’t justify purchasing anymore so I let out an “EEK!” when I pulled this out of my GLAM BAGThe Rainbow Honey nail polish in Midnight Fountain is a holographic nail polish with iridescent glitters that swim around in a shimmery blue base. Full Size: $10

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IPSY offers a fun rewards program. There are various ways to earn IPSY points that can be used to redeem products like these Tokyo Milk Lip Balm’s. Salted Caramel and La Vie En Rose both smell wonderful. Full Size: $7 each

This isn’t my favorite GLAM BAG but I am still happy with it! If you’d like to sign up for your own IPSY subscription, which I highly suggest, then do so by clicking HERE.

Subscribed? What did you get this month? Which was your favorite and least favorite product?


  1. I just signed up and I”m on the waiting list. How long did you have to wait before you started getting your bags?

  2. I completely agree with you about the Cailyn Lip Balm. I ended up getting the same color… not a fan.
    I think my favorite is the Urban Decay Eyeliner. Super easy to use. A close second is City Color
    White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse.

  3. I got the UD liner, Mary Kay lip gloss in Teddy Bare, Dr. Brandt exfoliator, Rainbow Honey nail polish, and Demeter roll on. I love the liner, exfoliator and the perfume, but hated the nail polish and lip gloss (so I traded them away). I hope I don’t get any more nail polish. . .

  4. I love ipsy!!! It is so much fun to try out 4-5 different high end makeup products every month in a cute new makeup bag, for only $10. Last month I received Benefit lollitint, Cailyn lip balm, Urban Decay eyeliner, City Color eyeshadow, and KISS lashes!