Battle of the Boxes | November 2013

November 15, 2013

Welcome lovelies!
I’m here with another Battle of the Boxes post! I have to say, these are some of my favorite posts. I really enjoy seeing what everyone else gets in their subscription services. They are just so fun.

So by now I hope you know a little bit about Birchbox and Ipsy–maybe you’ve subscribed! But in case you’re new to my blog, here’s a little bit of info.

Birchbox — is 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!

Ipsy — is 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. Just recently, they added the same feature as Birchbox, now you also get points for reviewing your products. They also provide coupon codes or discounts for the products they featured that month!

On to the goodies!!


Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil | Full-size, $18

Face illuminator brightens and contours–it can be applied 10 different ways!

Color Club Nail Polish in Dark’n Stormy | Full-size, $8

On-trend pro-quality lacquer that will take you easily–and gorgeously–from day to night.

derma e Soothing Skincare Collection | Full-size, $15.50-$29.95

This all-natural trio calms sensitive-skin and fights the signs of aging.

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir | Full-size, $25-$90

A rich, sultry take on the original scent, with lively notes of berry and honeysuckle.

Mox Botanicals Coconut & Vanilla Bean Bath Milk | 2-Pack, $12

The soft vanilla blend infuses your tub with botanical goodness and nutrient-rich sea salt.

And a little extra!


Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Champagne | Full-size, $13

Be A Bombshell Lip Crayon in Shameless | Full-size, $14

EM Michelle Phan Lash Gallery Mascara | Full-size, $20

BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow in Sun | Full-size, $14.95

Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Amethyst | Full-size, $14

Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched | Full-size, $18

 The Verdict

I’m not going to make this long, I tend to ramble! šŸ˜‰

Overall, I’m happy with both of my boxes…2 nail polishes, a lip crayon, mascara…who wouldn’t be happy!? All of this for $20!!

So, the winner for me is….Ipsy! They have done it AGAIN!! I got 4 FULL-SIZE products, yes FOUR for $10!!!

If you haven’t signed up, you are missing out!

Hope you enjoyed this little battle…hehe!

So are you guys subscribed to these monthly services?

Which box was your favorite?

What products did you get?

Don’t forget to review your goodies for points! And if you are interested in either service please click here for Birchbox and here for Ipsy. I don’t get paid nor am I affiliated with them, I just get points.

Until next time beauties!!

*Lily’s Life*

ā™„ I will be gone out of town for a wedding, so I won’t be on social media sites as much as I’d like to…apologizing in advance!

ā™„ Had an extra cup of coffee this morning…I’ll be on a caffeine rush for a good while.

ā™„ Working on some new blog projects with some lovely ladies…so excited!! 

ā™„ The 32mm wand from NuMe was on Groupon (originally $225) for $38…and I missed it! Kicking myself! A friend gave me a heads up, I checked it out got busy and forgot. Geez! I have horrible memory! I love NuMe and highly recommend their products!

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