Friday, November 16, 2012

ipsy | November Edition

For those of you who are not familiar with ipsy, it's an American monthly subscription beauty sample bag that was formerly known as myglam. For $10 American or now $14.95 Canadian a month, subscribers will receive 4-5 deluxe beauty samples or full-sized products within each ipsy bag.

Before I continue, I just want to take a moment to disclose that I have not received any monetary compensation for this post. I'm an ipsy subscriber and I pay for the monthly ipsy bags with my own money.

Starting this month, ipsy has extended their monthly subscriptions to Canadians as well! I've heard many great things about this monthly subscription and once I learned that they were inviting Canadians to join, I immediately signed up. This is my first ipsy bag and I have to say, I'm so glad that I became a subscriber!

Want to know what's in the package? Let's take a look!

Within the November Edition, the following products were included:
  • Deluxe Sample Size eclos Anti-Aging Regenerative Cream (7 ml / 0.25 fl oz)
  • They're Real! Deluxe Sample Size Benefit Mascara (3 g / 0.1 fl oz)
  • Chocolate Scarlet Eye Pencil (1.5 g)
  • Millionaire Nailtini Nail Lacquer (15 ml / 0.5 fl oz)
  • Matt Batali the Balm Matte Eyeshadow (0.9 g / 0.03 oz)
 ipsy also included two special bonus items to welcome Canadian subscribers!
  • A myglam makeup brush bag
  • A myglam makeup brush

My favorite aspect of signing up to monthly subscription beauty boxes is that I get to try out products from companies that I may have never heard of. This month, I was introduced to quite a few brands such as eclos. I'm always hesitant when it comes to trying out creams because of I have sensitive skin, and after having tried out the eclos Anti-Aging Regenerative cream, I found that it works well for my sensitive skin. Of course, it'll take more than one try to see any effects and I'll definitely post a review of this product once I've used it all up.

The next product within the ipsy November Edition was a deluxe sample size of They're Real! Benefit mascara! Although this is the second time I receive this product this week, I was really excited to receive it as I really like this specific brand. I think I'm set with mascara for a while!
Scarlet Cosmetics is another company that I was introduced to this month. I received a full-sized Scarlet eye pencil in the shade Chocolate. I really like that the shade comes out in a light matte brown and that it can be built up to be darker if you want it to be. I'm definitely looking forward to expirementing with this product!

The Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Millionaire was another great product that I was excited to receive in my first ipsy bag. As I mentioned in my other beauty subscription post, I enjoy experimenting with nail polishes that are clear and have glitter in them. Nail polishes like this look amazing on top of dark shaded nail polishes.

The last product that I received within my first ipsy bag was a matte eyeshadow by the Balm. The shade comes out dark grey with a slight hint of purple and is great for creating a smokey eye effect. Another great product!

My Overall Impressions for the ipsy November Edition:
Overall, I was very impressed with all the products included within my first ipsy bag. I loved all of the products, and I appreciated that ipsy added some bonus items to welcome Canadian subscribers. This is definitely a beauty subscription box that I will be keeping for a while!
 I'd love to receive beauty box subscription recommendations! Also, please feel free to include links to your reviews of this month's ipsy bag in the comments below!


  1. Hi, I'm your newest follower from the Aloha Affair blog hop, would love for you to come by and follow back, and join my weekend blog hop?

  2. I wish IPSY would start shipping to Europe, I would totally subscribe to the bag

    1. Maybe they will someday! Are you subscribed to other beauty boxes?

  3. wow coool! All the beauty boxes in uk are absolute rubbish. xxx Rose

  4. love the nail lacquer!

  5. Hi there :)
    Great blog here. Would love to try out the Benefit Mascara. I hear it's pretty good!
    Thank you for the follow, now following you back :) xx

    1. I love the Benefit mascara, thanks for returning the follow!

  6. Where do you live, Lucy? I am still waiting for my shipment. I live in the GTA. I hope all is well with you!

    1. I live in Montreal :) not too far from you! All is well, I hope the same goes for you hun! xo

  7. Saw your comment on my blog and had to check yours out, you got so much great stuff in your ipsy bag! Followed you back :)

  8. i got mine today but instead of the brush bag and the brush, i have a lipgloss... will post about it soon!

    1. btw not the BareMinerals one but a myglam one

    2. That's awesome, I would have loooved the lipgloss!

  9. Ooh great review of the ispy bag! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now following you back via GFC! Keep in touch!!

    xo - Sheila