Battle of the Boxes | April 2014

April 18, 2014

It’s time for another subscription showdown! I’m actually thinking of renaming this series to that…because, well, Ipsy isn’t technically a box! What do y’all think? We’ll see!

On to the purpose of this post! 

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!!


Cynthia Rowley Beauty Black Eyeliner | Full-size, $16.00

Keims Cleanshine Energizing Shampoo | Full-size, $9.50

Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum | Full-size, $75.00

Supergoop! CC Cream SPF 35 | Full-size, $32.00

KIND Snacks Healthy Grain Bar | 15-Count Box, $11.88


Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil | Full-size, $20.00

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion | Full-size, $78.00

Elizabeth Mott POP! Goes The Eyeshadow | Full-size, $12.99

Mary Kay Jelly Lip Gloss | Full-size, $10.00

Sexy Hair Root Pump Volumizing Spray Mousse | Full-size, $17.95

The Verdict

Let’s start with Birchbox…I can’t say I’m super excited about it, nothing new. I am happy with the Cynthia Rowley eyeliner, you can’t ever have too many black liners! The shampoo, that’s meh. And the other two samples are tiny! The grain bar was yummy, though! Like I’ve said before, I’m giving Birchbox maybe another month…I’ll cancel if they don’t get better. One thing I do love about Birchbox, is their points system, I think that’s why I’m holding on to them. 
Now on to Ipsy! I already own the Sexy Hair Root Pump Mousse in a full-size, and HATE it! I hate how it leaves my hair…so I won’t be using that. I also already have a Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion from a kit I won from Birchbox, but hey, it’s great to have an extra! They other three items I’m super happy with, I love UD eye liners, they are amazing! 
So again, Ipsy wins!

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! 

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