Sigh. You read the title, its true. After being a subscriber of Ipsy’s $10 monthly “glam bags” since September of 2014 I recieved my last bag last week after deciding to cancel. When I first signed up for Ipsy I lived in the middle of nowhere, was on a seriously tight budget, and wanted some monthly mail to keep me from splurging on crappy drugstore makeup that I didn’t even like. For that purpose it worked well. Now, I live in a big city with an Ulta about 5 minutes from my apartment. My Ipsy bag was no longer keeping me from spending money on makeup once I moved to an area with more options to buy things.
I think that if you’re really into trying new products and you don’t like spending a lot of money to test things, Ipsy and similar bags are a great options. I was excited to receive my package every month and I know I’ll miss getting them. I had to finally admit to myself that I just wasn’t that into the products I was receiving anymore. I had retaken the test on the website, switched preferences, rated things, etc and there were several months in a row when I was just “meh” about what I had recieved. I started keeping a separate drawer of sample products that I needed to try out in order to keep myself accountable for using stuff I actually received instead of just throwing it somewhere until the next bag came. The bags are always cute too and fun to collect but now I have like 20 and nothing to put in them, haha. I think the last kicker was the fact that even though there were a few products I really liked, the chances of me actually repurchasing stuff was really slim as most full size products were out of my price range and I’m a cheapskate. Sooo…
That all being said, I DO have a post planned where I talk about the samples I got through Ipsy over the past year or so that I would (and will) repurchase.
School has been kicking my but lately, but I have lots and lots of posts planned including an Etsy soap haul, all my ulta goodies, a foundation review (or two!), and my ebay haul that I’ve been collecting for for ages.
That’s it for this post today, I mostly just wanted to chat with y’all since I hadn’t posted in a bit. 🙂
Hope everyone’s enjoying their February!