Battle Of The Boxes | January 2014

January 15, 2014

Hey beauties! I hope your week is going well! 

Today I have the first Battle of the Boxes post for 2014! Let’s see what these services started the year off with! 

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 with 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!!


Coastal Scents Revealed Eye Shadow Palette | Full-size, $34

With these versatile nude and metallic shadows in your beauty arsenal, you’re all set.

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo | Full-size, $19.99 – $39

Let it shine (your hair, that is) with this radiance-amplifying cleanser. 

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Conditioner | Full-size, $19.99 – $39

This slow-release olive oil formula delivers instant hydration and all-day shine.

Harvey Prince Journey | Full-size, $55

Intriguing around-the-world scent with notes of Indian tuberose and Japanese orange flower.

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion with Clary Sage | Full-size, $18

Clary Sage works to deeply hydrate skin – this fast-absorbing formula won’t clog pores or leave behind a greasy residue.


Yaby Natural Finish Liquid Foundation | Full-size, $13.99

(Malin+Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm | Full-size, $12

Balanced Guru Body Balm | Full-size, $45

Benefit The Porefessional | Full-size, $30

Absolute! Makeup Cleansing Tissue | Full-size, $4.99 – $7.99

I used some of my points to redeem a Beauty Blender with a sample of their cleanser.

The Verdict 

Honestly, I like both subscriptions equally this month. There really isn’t anything that excites me most about one bag/box in particular. So I am giving this a tie!

There are certain things from each service that I have already tried and love. That’s why I can’t make myself pick one for the winner. 

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post!

Are you subscribed to either service?

Which one is your favorite?

Do you enjoy this series?

Until next time beauties!

-Daily Nuggets-

♥ Check out my Instagram (lilyg07) for quick reviews of some of these goodies, search the following hashtag: #BeautyholicsJournal 
♥ I’ve started my blogging schedule for next month, trying to get ahead…
♥ The days seem to be so much longer lately…they drag!

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