What’s in Your Bag (Ipsy Edition)


Who doesn’t love to get happy mail?

Remember the days of waiting for the mailman to deliver the latest Seventeen or Tiger-Beat?  I do and rue the days my heart throbs, were replaced with well, grown-up mail.. then I found subscription, boxes and bags, oh my!

My first subscription and currently my only.  Though this week I am going to add to my happy mail and try a few more subscriptions.

The cool thing about the subscriptions, you can cancel after a month.

You can see if it is worth it for you to stick with it or you would be better trying another one.

I have been getting Ipsy for 2 years (?)

For those not familiar with Ipsy, it is:

A monthly subscription service that is $10 per month and provides subscribers with a makeup bag of five cosmetic samples. The products include skincare items, perfumes, nail and skin products, and makeup. via, Wikipedia

This month I received:

Masquerade themed bag (more red then pink.. photographing pink)

Space Case Blush, Cosmic Gangster

III Space Defence Eyelift Gel (OK so I thought it was a hideous color lip gloss.. cracking up! I just read what it was .. when I was listing the products..

Hmm, wonder what that would have felt like?  A fifty fat and fabulous moment.. how funny would that be, tiny print resulting in me rocking eye-lift gel on my lips?  I would have thought the tingling sensation was a little lip plumping action)

I am frightening myself, can’t stop laughing..

Back to the bag, I got:

Tarte, Contouring Tape (sounds like something I would need to watch a YouTube on to figure out how or better yet, why one uses contouring tape?

Glow Pro Stellar Highlighter (yes this one is really practical .. a nice metallic silver highlighter)

The Balm, Take Home the Bronze in Oliver

Will let you know what I think of the products soon.  Not sure anyone will want to be seen with me after I figure this one out.. seems better for a 20 something..

Do you subscribe to Ipsy or any of the other make-up subscription boxes?  If you do.. how many of the products do you use?  What do you do with the things you are not going to try and the bags?

Must admit that I have no use for 12 makeup bags a year, nor 60 samples..

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(not my makeup, drawer .. though similar, :))

Would love to find somewhere to donate the samples that I don’t use.

I am going to save the bags, samples and send them to an organization that helps women get back in the work force etc.?

If you know of an organization to donate them to, let me know.

A  tiny present to myself (part of being fabulous)..  Donating the Samples = Fabulous!

Still Fifty, Fat hoping to be fabulous!shutterstock_172399109 (1)



Happy Mail, is an adorable printable by Illustrator,  Olya Schmidt  

Check-out her Instagram Page some people are so talented!

Make-up Drawer, KC You There



3 thoughts on “What’s in Your Bag (Ipsy Edition)

  1. Just be glad you COULD read the label. I was out on an assignment today and had to enlist the help of a 30-something cop to read the labels on my camera. 🙂 Ah, mid-life.

    • Yeah about that, not so much, 🙂 I pulled out the big card..

      Reading the label in the window (maximize light) glasses on thought it was lip gloss. Too funny about the cop! I have been at the register with two things that look similar to have the young cashier tell me which is which… embarrassing yes..

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