I’m sure many of you have heard about subscription boxes. They are apparently all the rage right now. From snack boxes, to cleaning supplies, to wine, and of course beauty, you can pretty much find a subscription box for anything these days!

ipsy bag review

This is my second month of being subscribed to Ipsy. My first month (September) was pretty good so I decided to start reviewing the products for all of you in case you were interested in Ipsy or were wondering about the use of products you may have received.

October Ipsy Bag Review

The bag this month is super cute. The fact that they send you adorable bags that you can reuse in a ton of ways is probably my favorite part about Ipsy. Teal, quilted pattern, durable material, win!

Noya “Deeply in Mauve” Lipstick:

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This lipstick is perfect for fall. It would go along perfect with the other fall lippies I showed in a prior post. It’s a gorgeous mauvy-brown color and it’s actually really pigmented. The size is fairly decent for a sample and I mean really, I can’t even remember the last time I made it through an entire lipstick. This could be because I have a slight compulsion for collecting lipsticks.

Skyn ICELAND Glacial Cleansing Cloths

These were just okay. They are super saturated, which I like because I think it’s the easiest on my skin. But they didn’t do well on my eye area and kind of burned when I was trying to take my make-up off. A plus to these is that they get your make-up off quickly and with just one wipe. They also smell really nice and clean, not like chemicals or anything like that.

H2O + Hydrating Treatment

This is said to be an “oil-free gel that gives deep hydration and minimizes fine lines. I have only been trying it for a week, so I don’t know about the fine lines statement. But it is pretty moisturizing and doesn’t break me out at all. I usually put it on and night and in the morning my skin feels really soft and looks nice and healthy. I am not a huge fan of the smell, but I like the product itself. Another plus about it is that you only need a tiny bit to cover your face and neck so the jar (if purchased full size) would last for a long time.

Ayres Body Butter

I tend to like getting lotions and such in subscription bags because they are so nice to have to just throw in your bag when you’re on the go. This one has essentials oils of jasmine and rosemary which gives it a really nice scent, nothing too overpowering. I don’t think it works magic on my hands in terms of really intense moisturizing action, but it’s nice to carry around with me. It’s slightly greasy in my opinion, but that seems to disappear pretty quickly.

Revlon Bold Lacquer by Grow Luscious

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This came brand new, in the package, full size. I would expect this to not be a sample size since it is a drugstore product. This mascara is supposed to add length and volume. It uses little fibers in the formula but on a much smaller scale compared to what you would find in a product like the Younique 3D Fiber Lash that I reviewed. After about 2-3 coats, this product gives you some good lash definition. The brush is really big and fat which I always think helps add volume. It’s not so great for bottom lashes because of this. I would use this mascara on “no makeup make-up” days where I was trying to go pretty simple and natural.

Overall, this month was definitely work the $10 spent on the subscription. I will always give my honest opinions about the products because I want you all to get the best bang for your buck and not try something if it sucks.

Let me know in the comments if you like these reviews or if you would like to see this bag matched up with another beauty subscription service. I mean, anything that feeds my make-up addiction… sign me up!

If you are interested in checking out Ipsy for yourself, you can go through my link here.

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*Here’s to subscription services, making it so much easier to grow a product stash*

joanna at motherhood and merlot