No but really it was like a horror show in my kitchen last night. So, little back story I have gotten Ipsy bags for about 3 years or so no. I’ve really not ever had any real problems with anything Ipsy related. I enjoy the bags, I love the products I get, shipping is kind of slow but, it’s never been a problem.
Then last night happened. He got home from work, brought the mail in, set it on the table while I finished getting dinner ready. Jv is in the laundry room, which thank God is attached to the kitchen, I go to the table and grab my hot pink Ipsy mailer. I rip open the seal which as always is sealed really, really well, (this is key here in a moment). It is not an easy mailer to open. I struggle to rip it open, get it open, and here is where it really scary really fast. I normally stick my hand right in the package and pull my bag out. This time I was standing up and I decided to look inside first because on occasion you get items that don’t fit in the bag so, they are just loose in the mailer. Anyway, I open spread the mailer open to peak inside and it is FUCKING CRAWLING WITH ANTS. I mean absolutely covered in ants. I immediately threw it on the ground and yelled plenty of expletives. JV runs in grabs it, looks inside, and runs it out to the front porch. When he got out there he dumped it out and not only was it loaded it ants (big ants to not the tiny little piss ants) it was full of larva. It was absolutely disgusting. The brush that was loose inside had bugs and larva all inside the plastic sleeve.
I of course emailed the company along with pictures. By this morning I had a reply which honestly kind of pisses me off. They weren’t very apologetic and basically just said they are very secure with their packaging process, and would pass the information along, as well as send me a new bag. Which I mean ok, thanks for sending a new bag, BUT I feel like receiving a literal package of insects with my makeup requires a little bit more of an apology and concern. We’re not talking one or two ants here. When I went to go check the package this morning on the porch all the freaking things had stayed on the porch right on or near the bag. The larva that got dumped out were a lot more numerous than I originally thought and some were even attached to the makeup bag itself. I just know that if I were a company selling a product, espicialy a product that goes on your face, I would be mortified if my package arrived full of bugs. They had obviously been in there for a while. So somewhere in the process something went horrible wrong. I had been considering upgrading to the new full size Ipsy bag coming out but, I think I’m going to have to pass now.
Like I said I have never before had any problems with Ipsy and love the products, but this was a literal nightmare come true. I had a package full of ants, and larva on my kitchen counter, in products I was supposed to put on my face. I’m putting the unedited pictures at the bottom so ya’ll can see but be warned it may make you never want to open mail again. I am officially scarred for life.