Earlier this year I signed up to get a “Glam Bag” from ipsy every month. At $10 a month, that’s $120 a year. I rarely sign up for recurring memberships like this, so why this one? Well because it’s fun, and I don’t think it’s terrible to have one fun splurge, especially if it’s just $120 a year. Plus it really is a good deal! Each month you get a super cute makeup bag with 5 beauty items in it. A lot of the items are trial sized, but some are full-sized. One month I received a small makeup primer in my bag and saw the same size for $9 at Target. One of my five items in my $10 dollar bag was $9 on its own…not a bad deal!
If you’re super committed and loyal only to certain brands then ipsy probably isn’t for you. But if you’re open to trying new brands, then it’s perfect! I’m really not terribly picky with brands…I’ll go with whatever is the best deal usually. When you first sign up for ipsy you take some short quizzes about your preferences so the items can be slightly tailored to your tastes. Each month you also have the opportunity to rate the items you received, which helps customize them for you over time.
There are some nice brands too! And nice products…skin care, hair care, make up…I’m really cheap about buying things like makeup primer and microdermabrasions, but ipsy has kept me stocked up. Plus if you love the items, you can purchase most of them at a discounted rate by being an ipsy member.
I’m ok with this splurge because I actually use the items and it truly is a good deal.
So to wrap with up…check out ipsy if you’re interested. And allow yourself a splurge every now and then!