Battle Of The Boxes | February 2014

February 17, 2014

Hi lovelies! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s weekend!

Today I bring you guys a subscription showdown, let’s see what these beauty services sent out this month. I really enjoy seeing what everyone else is getting in their bags/boxes throughout the month, and I hope you do too. 

I like doing these posts mainly because some people want to see what $10  subscription may be best for them, so I hope these types of posts can be helpful.

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!!


Beauty Protector Protect & Oil | Full-size, $21.95

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner | Full-size, $45

Juicy Couture Couture La La Malibu | Full-size, $52- $72

Ruby Wing Color Changing Nail Polish in Kitten Heels | Full-size, $10

32 Oral Care Effervescent Breath Crystals | Full-size, $9.99


Pop Beauty Plump Pout Mini in Peony Petal | Full-size, $16.00

Zoya Nail Polish in Dot | Full-size, $9.00

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay | Full-size, $24.00

J.Cat Beauty Eyelashes and Glue | Full-size, $3.99

Jesse’s Girl 9 Pan Eyeshadow Compact | Full-size, $3.99

The Verdict

Last month, I couldn’t pick one over the other, but this month…I think it’s pretty clear that Ipsy has done it, yet again! 
I do like everything that came in my Birchbox, but I’m leaning towards Ipsy more this time around. I haven’t tried anything just yet…I did swatch the POP Beauty lip gloss and it’s really pigmented, but it smells bad. I’m hoping it goes away after applying. Both polishes are pretty, I’m excited to see how this color changing polish from Ruby Wing works. It’s supposed to change to an orange shade when you are outdoors. 

Well I hope you guys enjoyed this and found it helpful!

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!

-Daily Nuggets-

♥ I’m working on my March blogging calendar, so if any of you guys have any ideas or requests, please let me know. I’ll see what I can do. 🙂 

♥ We’ve had gorgeous weather these last few days! Spring is near!

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