Battle of the Boxes | July 2014

July 17, 2014

Hello beauties! Another month, another subscription showdown! I always look forward to getting my beauty subscriptions in the mail, it’s like Christmas! I try my best not to peek online, but it’s hard to resist sometimes. This month, I actually didn’t peek! Are any of y’all guilty of peeking??
Let’s get on with this showdown!

 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 & Treat Mask | Full-Size, $25.95

Benefit Cosmetics PosieBalm | Full-Size, $18

Harvey Prince Hello Body Creme | Full-Size, $22

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel | Full-Size, $48

Ruffian The Rapture Collection – Rosary | Full-Size, $10


Bare Minerals 5-In-1 BB Advanced Cream Shadow SPF 15 | Full-Size, $18

Befine Food Skincare Moisturizer | Full-Size, $24

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil | Full-Size, $11.99

Pixi Beauty Mini Tinted Brilliance Lip Balm | Full-Size, $14

wHet Nail Polish in Facetious | Full-Size, $15

The Verdict

Let’s begin with Birchbox…they really did a wonderful job this month! I’m pleasantly surprised with everything. I’m looking forward to trying the rose gold nail polish, PosieBalm, and the 3-Minute Peel the most.

Ipsy, was so-so. I don’t typically use tanning oils…but I’ll definitely give the Hang Ten a try. I am excited to try the Bare Mineral cream shadow. And the moisturizer is a great size to travel with. 

Overall, I have to go with Birchbox! Not only are the products something I’m really looking forward to trying, but I love the fact that this month they sent out an email asking which of the Ruffian polishes we’d prefer in our box. We had to answer back within so many days, in order to hopefully get what you asked for, thankfully, I did. I’m super happy with this month’s Birchbox!


Thank you all for stopping by and reading, I hope you all are having a lovely week!

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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