Battle of the Boxes | August 2014

August 21, 2014

Welcome back beauties! I can’t believe summer is coming to an end and before we know it pumpkin flavored everything will be here! Ahh, how I love that time of the year!

Okay, back to why you are here…this month’s Ipsy and Birchbox!

Let’s get started!

 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!!


Harvey Prince Ageless – Pink Grapefruit | Full-size, $98

Marcelle BB Bream Golden Glow | Full-size, $27

SeaRX Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream | Full-size, $34

ModelCo Bronzer | Full-size, $22

Key West Aloe Moisturizing Lotion | Full-size, $12


Absolute Lip Balm in Green Apple | Full-size, $3.00

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

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara | Full-size, $22

Coastal Scents Forever Blush Duo Sample | Full-size, $7.95

Lord & Berry Kohl Eye Pencil in Black | Full-size, $18

The Verdict

The winner this month definitely goes to…Ipsy. I just wasn’t too fond of Birchbox this month…it wasn’t a horrible box, but it wasn’t the best. If I had gotten something besides the perfume sample, maybe it would have been a better box. I’m pretty tired of perfume samples…I want makeup, Birchbox! 


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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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