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Ipsy Subscription Box Review – December 2017

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Ipsy – December 2017


This is a review of a monthly cosmetic subscription box called Ipsy that costs only $10 per month including shipping. Each month they send five deluxe samples customized based on your profile. This month the retail value of my box is $52.60. For the month of December I received the following products:
  1. PÅ«rlisse – Two Sheet Masks in Coconut & Rice and Green Tea & Ginger, made in Korea, .74 oz., $16.00 retail value
  2. Pixi by Petra – Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in Orchid Ornament, made in the UK,  1.5 g, $3.60 retail value
  3. Ofra – Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in the color Ipsy Unzipped, made in the USA, 6 g, $20.00 retail value 
  4. Smashbox – Always on Gel Liner in Fishnet, made in Germany, .02 oz, $9.00 retail value 
  5. First Aid Beauty – Face Cleanser, made in the USA, 1 oz, $4.00 retail value
I love sheet masks since they are so easy remove with no rinsing required. I recommend keeping them in the refrigerator until use. They have such a cooling effect when chilled. I didn’t find this one very moisturizing though my skin is very dry right now. It was very relaxing though. My current favorite sheet mask is from TonyMoly. I purchase them from Macy’s since they have free shipping and they go on sale frequently. I haven’t had a chance to try out the Pixi eyeshadow yet. I just bought some Too Faced eyeshadow palettes since I was able to get them at 50% off and they were on my wish list. So I’m trying those out first. The Ofra lipstick goes on a with a bit of a satin look that takes a while to turn matte. It mostly stays on during eating, but there is some smudging and it does need a touch up. It is difficult to fully remove. I tried an oil cleanser and it still had some left over. It’s a dark berry color which is nice for fall and winter. When I rub my lips together it feels dry. Since I have a habit of rubbing my lips together, the lipstick being really dry is a deal breaker. Also, I can’t stand smudging. I prefer Kat Von D’s and Julep’s matte lipsticks. I’ve used Smashbox liner before and it’s pretty good, just not my favorite. My favorite is from Mally. I have also received a First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser sample in another subscription box. I wasn’t thrilled with it, it’s just ok. My favorite face cleanser is Josie Maran’s.

My favorite product in this box is the sheet mask. My least favorite is the lipstick  since it feels dry on the lips. If you are a subscriber what your favorite product this month?  If you are not a subscriber, why not?
Bargain Alert:
Julep – 12 Free Nail Polishes
Ofra – 30% off “IPSY30”
Mr. Rebates – cash back for online purchases 

Check out my Subscription Box Pinterest Board to see what other boxes I’ve subscribed to over the years and check out November’s Ipsy. Share this blog post with friends by clicking on the Google red box (G+1) at the very top of this page or via Twitter and Facebook by clicking the boxes: Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+’://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js’;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, ‘script’, ‘twitter-wjs’);

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