Then, something incredible happened. My friend Jenna posted some pictures on Instagram of her Ipsy Glam Bags. I saw brands that I loved. I saw products that were full-sized and in gorgeous colors. I saw a real bag that came in your package every month. And I saw the price tag. $10 a month. The same price as my Birchbox, but full of all amazing items? I had to have it! I sent Jenna a message and she sent me her own Ipsy link, so I could sign up through her and she'd get a kickback. I went on the website and signed up as fast as I could. One of the main differences I noticed right away was the quiz that Ipsy has you take to determine the products they'll send you. They asked me specific questions about my beauty routine and my type of skin and hair, colors that I like, and brands that I like to use. I already felt more confident about my new subscription. I was waitlisted, which is normal, but couldn't wait for my new bag! A few days ago, I received confirmation that it was shipped. Yes! I checked my mailbox religiously as soon as I got home, and yesterday it was there! A shiny, hot pink package with my name on it. I could hardly wait to rip into that thing. And when I did, I was more pleased than I ever imagined I'd be!
I got some incredible products! A Bare Escentuals lip gloss in a color that I love, a gorgeous full-sized Zoya nail polish (that my husband says is too "Vikings"...go Pack go), some delicious-smelling and super soft strawberry hand cream, a volumizing hair gel (which we all know I need desperately!), and a nice moisturizer. And here's the best part of all: it's all affordable, quality product that I'd actually consider purchasing, from brands that I love! I can't wait for more Ipsy Glam Bags! I feel more beautiful already. :)
If you're interested in signing up for Ipsy (and obviously I'd recommend it), would you please sign up through this link? Sign up for Ipsy! I'll get an extra item in my bag if I refer people. You'll get your own referral link once you sign up!
Woo! Happy beauty-ness!