Hey hey, it’s MJ,
Well, it is the end of an era for a lot of my subscription boxes, my current ones anyway. I have moved away from the need and necessity to have a bunch of beauty subscriptions in my life and with the rising cost and lack of real interest in in anymore. I have decided to cancel my IPSY Glam Bag and Glam Bag Plus subscriptions. I will miss getting the bags every month and maybe in the future I will go back, but for right now these bags no longer align with my interests.
I have been thinking about this for a few months now and with the price increase, that kind of threw it over the edge for me of, I think I need to be done with it for a while. I feel like some days when I write these posts, I do write them more for me than anyone else and that’s okay.
It’s a cute blue wave pattern with a starfish zipper pull, that is one really cool thing that they have been doing more recently is a really cool zipper pull. I will for sure give them that one as I move though this post. I like the texture of the bag but overall; it’s not my favorite. While I do like a simple bag, it’s just not one of my all-time favorites.
I miss the cards telling you what you go so much. Like I have to sit with the emails open when I write these posts because of it.
Marc Anthony Grow Long Restoring Anti-Breakage Mask:
I like the leave in conditioner that comes from this line, it’s nice. A little drying but nice. I don’t use a log of masks but if this is a leave in, I might have to give it a try. It’s not, I will still give it a try, but hair masks are just not something that I do. I will still try it out and I am hoping that maybe I will like it as much as I like the leave in conditioner.
Beauty Creations Dare to Be Bright Eyeshadow Palette in Bossy:
It’s very orange. Not for me. I will be completely honest about that, I don’t wear a lot of… actually I don’t wear orange, maybe on spirit days at school but other than that I am not an orange person. Also (through no fault of IPSY probably) the palette smelled terrible the moment I opened it. Like if you know what fish food smells like, you know. The matte shades are a little streaky and now my fingers smell not great so that’s not a good sign.
Barefoot Venus Ruby Red Macadamia Oil Body Cream:
I have a lemon Barefoot Venus lotion on the table next to my couch and I love it, I think that I chose this one, I don’t actually remember at the moment. It smells I think like grapefruit and that is something that I will never be mad about. It is a little thinner than my other one which is totally fine and their packaging is always so interesting, pin-ups and all that as I am singing Lady Marmalade in my head. It feels nice though and for the most part, that is all that matters to me in a hand or body cream, does it feel good and does it smell good without making me break out.
Prestige Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner in Smoky Green:
I don’t wear eyeliner. I haven’t worn eyeliner since these twist up pencils became cool in like 2004. This one is glittery and a dark green. I am not going got pretend that the packaging plastic wrap didn’t fight me for a solid three minutes until I finally got it off. Like if I was supposed to come up with some sort of look for this it would be Florida Gators with the orange eyeshadow palette and the green eyeliner. I feel like I am ragging on his bag because it’s my last one, but I am glad that it is because green eyeliner. Like if you like green eyeliner more power to you, you do you, but it is not for me.
Alphah Liquid Gold Exfoliating Tonic:
I don’t know what it is actually, and the packaging was hard to get open. I am being completely honest with this one. It’s an expholant with glycolic acid, I am super careful with acids on my body because I have sensitive skin. I will give it a try when I actually get a chance to read up on it, but until then it’s going to stay sealed. I will figure it out, because helping with natural expholiation is fine until you look like a tomato and everything burns.
I wish I had nicer things to say about this bag but it really was a swing and a miss for me and just seeing the items that I have been getting, no matter the shortages and everything else just haven’t been for me anymore. Like they take the beauty quiz and throw it out the window. I don’t remember what I picked this month but it was for sure a dud of a bag for me.
I will be sad to see it go; I have been getting it for four years but I am a different person now than I was when I started getting this bag. A much different person and I would rather spend money on books than products I am just going to stick in a box and not use. I have found that about myself. I have a box full of this stuff and I keep saying, ‘I’m going to use it’ and then I never do. So, at least for now, it’s time for me to move on from it.
I am closing this chapter for my blog which is weird because IPSY was one of the first things that I really started posting, but we all grow up and our tastes change. So until my next post, which will be later in the week I hope that everyone stays safe, happy, and healthy.