ipsy Mystery Bag Review

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Cost: Monthly Bag: $10/month / Mystery Bag: 1500 points
Ships To: United States and Canada including overseas military installations via DHL.
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ipsy Mystery Bag
ipsy Mystery Bag

Today was a fabulous mail day and one of the packages that arrived was my ipsy Mystery Bag!

If you aren’t familiar, ipsy is $10/month and sends its members a beautiful Glam Bag with 4-6 deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. They recently offered a Mystery Bag which was 1500 ipsy points (you get points on ipsy for doing reviews, referring customers, etc.) and I picked one up right away. I am a complete sucker for Mystery Bags like this and I couldn’t wait to see what was inside.

ipsy Mystery Bag
The Package

The ipsy Mystery Bag shipped via DHL Global Mail (just like the monthly bags do) and took about a week to arrive.

ipsy Mystery Bag
First Look

I was super surprised to see that there was actually a bag in here.  I don’t know why, but I expected it to just be a bunch of products in the envelope.  Since it was a Mystery Bag, however, there was no information card.  I am not sure if everyone who purchased it got the same items, but here is what I received:

~The Bag: This bag was from June 2013 and is actually one of the few ipsy bags that I don’t have anymore!  Someone e-mailed me and wanted to buy it (I get some interesting e-mails about all sorts of things) so I just sent it to them (I didn’t make them pay).  I am excited that I have this one back  in my collection.

ipsy Mystery Bag
The Bag

~Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter ($7):  Ohh, I love it!  I totally love Pacifica and I love this scent.  This plus the bag above pretty much made this little mystery bag for me.  The rest is just bonus stuff.

ipsy Mystery Bag
Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter

~Klorane Smoothing & Relaxing Eye Patches ($2.57): I don’t recall ever getting this in the past, but my tired eyes will love these tonight.  WB was up crying last night, which meant that I was up as well.  Perfect timing for these.

ipsy Mystery Bag
Klorane Smoothing & Relaxing Eye Patches

~Coastal Scents Medium Shadow Brush ($2.49): I actually have one of these brushes from a previous ipsy, so I will be passing this along to a friend.  I kind of guessed this would include some repeat items so I don’t mind at all that I already have this.

ipsy Mystery Bag
Coastal Scents Brush

~Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio (Naturally Bare) ($7.20): I received this one back in my December ipsy bag, but the colors are so perfect that this is a great repeat!  And I love that it’s fairly small so it’s great to travel with.

ipsy Mystery Bag
Pop Beauty Eue Shadow Trio (Naturally Bare)

~Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil (Amethyst) ($14): This will totally be passed along to a friend.  Eyeliner is just not for me.

ipsy Mystery Bag
StarLooks Eyeliner (Amethyst)

All totaled I came up with a value of $33.26 for the ipsy Mystery Bag and I think it was 1500 points well spent!  I really hope they offer this again down the road because I will be all over it again. Such a fun little bag!

Did you get an ipsy mystery bag? Did it have any variations in it? I believe the Mystery Bag is now sold out, but if you are interested in subscribing to ipsy’s monthly bag or just want to learn more, click here.  And if you are on the ipsy Wait List and can’t seem to get off, post your link here and hopefully someone will sign up under it to get you off the list!  If you sign up using someone’s link, please comment and let them know okay?

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Jenny

    I didn’t have quite enough points even after I went through and did all the reviews I had missed. I mean really why did I only review some products each month. LOL but if they offer it again I will totally jump on it. Now to see if other people got the same things.

    1. Jennifer

      Boo!!! I really want them to do it again!

  2. Hannah


    Here’s my referral link! Thanks for letting us post them here. I’ve never been able to refer anyone because my friends either have ipsy or don’t want it & I’m from a small town where no one really sees the fun in subscription boxes/bags 🙁

    1. Jennifer

      Are you off the wait list?

    2. Christine

      Hannah, I signed up using your referral link. 😉

  3. Sara C

    I also got the mystery bag and it had the exact same contents! 🙂

  4. Mary Beth

    I love that bag! Can I buy it from you? 😉 Just kidding! I love that story, you’re very sweet to your blog fans. 🙂 Reading your blog is the first thing I do after a long day at work. Thank you for always taking the time to share a little bit of your day with us.

    1. Jennifer

      HA! I would totally send it to you! You know what people e-mail me about the most? These chevron baby blankets I got from Target a few years ago and a super old Sully costume from the Disney store. Everyone has their eye on those items!

  5. Mary Q.

    Got the same items in my mystery bag! Seems like this offering had no variations. I can see them continuing to take a set of items they still have a bunch of stock of and doing more mystery bags like this. I’d be totally happy to pass my bag to someone else – no need for dupes in my collection. 🙂 Guess I’ll be putting it up for trade.

  6. Amy Ballou

    I got the same bag with the same variations! It was a wonderful bag for me though because even though I got the bag before I never had any of those items. I always wanted the Pacifica lotion, so I was super happy.

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