Ipsy Bag - May 2014


Hi all,

Back in February I signed up for the Ipsy wait list and in May I got my first bag delivered (which was very exciting). For Ipsy if you live in the US you pay $10 every month for your subscription including shipping. However if you live in Canada you have to pay an additional $4.95 USD a month for shipping and other costs. The totally cost comes to $14.95/month USD but you also need to consider the exchange rate at the time.

Currently the Canadian dollar is doing pretty crap so the total cost came to $16.85 (the exchange rate was 1.12 at the time the transaction was processed). The main reason (other than just wanting fun samples) was to find out if the bag was worth it to get in Canada (turns out it is)

My first impression when I opened the package was that this bag design was adorable. I really liked it, it was a good one to start my subscription off with. 

So here's the breakdown (prices are approximate from sites that ship to Canada):
Avene Eau Thermale (50ml) : $4.66
Eva-NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask (60ml) - $1.96
Calvin Klein Endless Euphoria (3ml) - $4.80
Sans Tan Pure White Mineral Sunscreen (.5 oz) - $12.50
Pacifica Eyeshadow Duo (2.0 g - full size) - I couldn't find the price anywhere. I don't know where to find it but as its a full sized eyeshadow duo I'd say it could be anywhere between $8-$18

Total value of bag: $23.92 + the pacifica eyeshadow

So the bag was definitely worth more than I paid and I am happy enough with what I got, however about half the bag's value (not including the eyeshadow because I don't know how much it's worth) came from the sunscreen which is okay but I'd rather have gotten something more exciting.

Reviews of the products will come as I use them, I can say I probably won't be using the hair mask because the scent isn't something I am a fan of (its sort of sweet cupcake kind of scent but with something weird about it) but my roommate is using it so she can give me her take on it.

-- Miranda

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