IPSY October 2017 Review

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This is my second box from Ipsy and I will be giving my honest review of what I think about the product that I received from their October 2017 box. If you want to check my other Ipsy review, please click here.

Name of the Box: IPSY

Theme: Spellbound

Cost: $10 USD (free shipping in the US and $4.95 in Canada)

What you will get: Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with 5 deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products.

Card details about the October theme.

Since Halloween is just around the corner, their glam bag is also Halloween themed. I love the soft leather with lace accent that gives it femme fatale vibe. Plus points for the bat zipper! Totally cool.


Here are the items that I got.


Nail Medic Charcoal Infused Nail Polish in Volcanic Ash 10ml (Full Size) – $7.99

This polish has actual bits of charcoal in it to make your nails stronger and protect them from toxins and pollutants.


This is my second month with Ipsy and the second time I received a nail polish from them. I was amazed with the color because when I applied it, it was steel gray and depends on the light it becomes blue. I was not sure if it was just me, so I asked my friends what is the color of my nail polish, they said it’s blue, light blue, baby blue, and dirty blue. At night time it become steel gray again. Creepy Halloween nail polish I guess.

Just like my first Pretty Woman NYC polish, this has gel effect, 2 coats for full coverage and does not easily chip off. Though, at one point while I was applying, it got sticky.


Here it is on!


Tarte Deluxe Lifted Sweatproof Mascara 3ml – $12.86

A sporty sweatproof black brown mascara that volumizes & treats lashes.


Tarte is the brand that I want to try because of their good review. When I received this mascara, I was really happy. After application I’ve got a nice looking thick and longer lashes. It doesn’t feel heavy and totally vegan.


Tony Moly Peach Hand Cream 10ml – $2.00

A rich formula that contains invigorating and moisturizing ingredients like Peach and Apricot Extracts and Shea Butter to banish dry skin plus anti-wrinkle ingredients for softer and smoother hands.


I like that it smells good and it moisturized my hand, but this sample is so small, it’s good for 4 uses only. I hope Ipsy can do better than this.


BLAQ Mask 15ml –  $7.25

It’s like a detox for your skin. Activated charcoal (the main ingredient) gets rid of toxins and impurities deep in your pores.


This month is the last month that Ipsy gave their subs option to pick a product and I chose this out of curiosity. I did not use it on my entire face. I only use it on my nose and surrounding area since it is the area with obvious white heads and black heads. It did remove some white heads but my stubborn little black heads are still here.


IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder 3g – $9.67

A bestselling, award-winning, translucent powder formula that erases the look of pores and imperfections for airbrushed perfection.


I used this in replacement for my 2-way foundation. Since it is translucent, it blended well with my skin. A very effective way to hide blemishes and shiny spots. I am liking it so far and something that I might consider using in the long run.


Total Product Value: $39.77 USD / $50.21 CAD

Amount paid for this subscription: $14.95 USD / 19.18 CAD excluding make-up bag

How much I saved: $24.82 USD / $31.34 CAD


Conclusion: To be honest, I didn’t like this month Ipsy box. 2 consecutive months of getting nail polish? I get a feeling that they are not really looking at their customers profile because first, my profile says I like bright and playful color for nail polish, not dull and boring. Second, it feels insincere sending a customer nail polishes every month. The only item that I liked is the mascara. I am keeping my subscription until next month and wait for Ipsy to redeem themselves. Value wise, I got higher value this month than the previous month which is good, given that I only paid for this subscription for $14.95.


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