I’ve been a subscriber of Ipsy since the very start when they were still MyGlam!

I like Ipsy because they tend to give more makeup products over skincare, rarely give perfume samples, and you tend to always get very large samples and full sized products each month.

Whenever I see the shiny hot pink padded mailer in my mail box, I get so excited!


I also love that not only do you get the 5 deluxe samples and full size products each month, but you get a custom makeup bag as well.


What I got for my November 2013 Ipsy Bag

  • em michelle phan lash gallery lengthening mascara – brown
  • Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon – Hot Damn
  • Pixi Beauty Bronzer – Subtle Suntouched
  • Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer – Caviar Cocktail
  • Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil – Amethyst
  • HSI Professional Argan Oil


I really want to like the Em Cosmetics brand. I REALLY REALLY do. Included was a code for 30% off Em Cosmetics and I will probably order a few more products to try out as I do like the lipsticks. However this mascara… just… no. I like only the blackest of black mascaras (occasionally a purple one too!) and getting this light brown? Already made me a bit iffy. The formula itself is one of those that contain micro-fibers so it looks really fuzzy. I’ve never had luck with this type of formula, it just clumps up for me.

The red lip crayon is super pretty, I love the formula but not the color. I prefer more matte reds but I think for someone with smaller lips (because glossy formulas plump your lips up), this would be perfect.

The bronzer is pretty and I’ve always liked the Pixi brand, I just don’t “do” bronzers. I know that sounds silly! I am just so pale that I feel like I look weird using them.

Ahh more nail polish! I have colors very similar to this but the formula is fairly good. Because it’s more metallic it can show slight streaks but that’s typical of most metallic formulas.

LOVE the eye pencil. It’s super pretty and creamy! LOVE IT SO MUCH!

The Argan Oil is basically the same as any other argan oil for hair, I prefer the scent of my Moroccan Oil, although this oil is just as hydrating.

Overall, pleased with what I got this month, I do wish I had gotten one of the other Em Cosmetics products like the lip balm but the 30% coupon is generous enough that I can get a few products and see how I like them.

Price: $10 each month
Where to Buy: Ipsy.com

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Allyson tweets at  & has commented 58 times at OSN!

I received the same lip crayon and will probably pass it along to someone else, because, like you, the color isn’t for me.

I did get the em lip balm, and it’s really nice but I wish it weren’t in a pot. For many reasons, I am not a fan of dipping my fingers in to get the product. I’ll probably just use it around the house, where it’s easier to use a lip brush or wash my hands before and after use.

Still, I was happy with this month’s bag!

Sarah tweets at  & has commented 3835 times at OSN!

I am not a huge fan of pot lip balms either but I would have vastly preferred that over the mascara lol! I do appreciate the 30% off so I’ll probably order a few products.

Sara Strauss tweets at  & has commented 9 times at OSN!

Great products this month! I haven’t gotten my Ipsy bag yet, so I’ll probably get it tomorrow or Monday!

Sarah tweets at  & has commented 3835 times at OSN!

Let me know what you end up getting!

Amanda Jillian tweets at  & has commented 127 times at OSN!

Still debating on getting this bag, I think this just pushed it over, cause I want that crayon lol. I’m weird I know.
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Sarah tweets at  & has commented 3835 times at OSN!

Do itttt… DO ITTTT. I bet December will be awesome since it will be for the holidays!

Amanda Jillian tweets at  & has commented 127 times at OSN!

Got to wait for money now ugh.
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