Beauty product service offers endless adventure

A photo of the products I received in my Ipsy Glam Bag.

I’ve always enjoyed getting a surprise in the mail. When I was 5 and 6 years old, my grandmother would send me a letter each week, so that I would have something when I went to the Post Office with my mom.

That wouldn’t be unusual if she lived hundreds of miles away, but I saw my grandmother multiple times a week. It was just the act of getting an envelope with my name on it, opening it and reading the sweet words inside.

As an adult I’ve not had anything like that to look forward to. Sure, a random Amazon Prime package or QVC order on the doorstep makes my heart flutter, but it’s items that I’ve chosen.

In December, however, I decided to give myself a gift that’s kept on giving for the last five months. I signed up for the Ipsy Glam Bag. Through the service, I receive a makeup bag, high-end beauty products and brushes for just $10 a month. The best part? The products are chosen for me based on my tastes. For instance I love facemasks, moisturizers and amazingly feminine eye shadows. Since signing up for Ipsy, I’ve received a slew of products that I’ve enjoyed trying.

Sure, not all of the products have been winners. There was a face mask that seemed as though it was made out of broken glass and a mascara that had me looking like Alice Cooper after a few hours of wear, but besides that I’ve had a chance to try amazing, high-end beauty products for less than the cost of my Netflix subscription.

If you love beauty products, trying new things and surprises, I recommend you try Ipsy. When I signed up I was put on a wait list, but was sent my first glam bag within a few weeks.

More information about the Ipsy Glam Bag program can be found at

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