Battle of the Boxes–August 2013

August 14, 2013

Welcome back everyone!

It’s that time again, Battle of the Boxes!! If you haven’t read my first post check it out here! I hope you guys have become a bit more familiar with Birchbox and Ipsy–and maybe even subscribed. 


This month, I received great goodies!

A little bit of info on Birchbox–it’s a beauty subscription box filled with lifestyle and beauty sample or full-sized products for $10 a month. The great thing about Birchbox is you can earn points every month by reviewing the products you received that month, and you can use those points towards full-size products. You can also earn points by referring friends–that’s why I share my link to you guys! šŸ™‚

Now Ipsy–it’s also a beauty subscription bag filled with beauty sample or full-sized products also for $10 a month. You earn ipsyPoints each time someone you referred subscribes and you get an extra goodie in your bag for the following month. They also provide coupon codes or discounts for the products they featured that month! šŸ™‚


Okay, now on to the good stuff! Enjoy!







Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream SPF 45+ | Full-size, $39


This multitasker evens out skin tone, has antiaging benefits, and gives you broad spectrum proctection.




It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product | Full-size, $19.99


A 10-in-one treatment that addresses the spectrum of hair damage, from brittleness and to frizz.




Jasmine Seven Fresh Feet Wipes | Full-size, $25.95


Alcohol-free towelettes that cleanse and soften with vitamin E, peppermint, and aloe.




ModelCo Party Proof Lisptick | Set of 3, $24


A semi-matte lipstick that delivers both hydration and lasting pigment.




TanTowel Classic Formula Self-Tan Towelettes | Full-size, $24


A streak-free self-tanning wipe for fair to medium tans. Bonus: It exfoliates and moisturizes.









Chella Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Pencil | Full-size, $18




Pixi Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black | Full-size, $17




Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub | Full-size, $18




Noya Lip Balm in Cherry | Full-size, $3.99




Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream | Full-size, $16




I just received my Ipsy bag yesterday and my Birchbox the day before, so I can’t give you guys a full review on the things I got. If you guys want a review on a certain product let me know! šŸ™‚


How cute is the Ipsy bag?!?



Onto the VERDICT!!

This month it’s a toss up between the two, I can’t pick one! They are both equally great in my book!

I’ve used It’s a 10 before–so I know I LOVE it. A few months back I got a sample for a Dr. Jart+ BB cream, and I used that baby up, it was so good–so I’m excited to try this version of it. And come on, a lipstick! I love lippies!!

I love everything in my Ipsy bag, although I haven’t tried anything, I’m excited about all of it! Especially the facial scrub!

So it’s a TIE!



I hope you enjoyed this blog post and found it helpful. Let me know if you guys are subscribed to anything different, if you have Birchbox and/or Ipsy, and what you think of this months products.


Until next time loves!


*Don’t forget to review your Birchbox goodies for points!*



xoxo, Lily





Daily Tidbits…


-I woke up to the sound of rain, ahhh, so relaxing!


-I was planning on cleaning out our vehicles today, but that will have to wait, it’s way to muddy now!


-I actually had a different post in mind for today, but when I got my Ipsy bag yesterday, I had to change up my schedule! šŸ™‚


-I watched Olympus Has Fallen last night with my husband and in-laws, highly recommend it! Good movie!




Disclaimer: I purchased everything myself, unless stated otherwise. All thoughts and opinions are MY own honest reviews. All pictures are taken by me.

The descriptions for Birchbox products are off of the card included in the box.


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