Birchbox vs. Ipsy July 2017

I’ve subscribed on and off to both Ipsy and Birchbox for quite some time now but rarely am I subscribed to both at the same time! Since I’m currently subscribed to both Ipsy and Birchbox, I thought I’d combine my review posts to compare the two boxes head on! Both are $10/month subscription boxes that send out personalized beauty, hair, and skincare products. Keep reading to see what I received in my boxes this month! 😃 




Avenue: Cleanance Expert Lotion | Full-Size $26


Benefit Cosmetics: Goof Proof Brow Pencil in 05 Deep | Full-Size $24


Klorane: Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk | Full-Size $20

Michael Todd: Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser | Full-Size $23

Oribe: Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray | Full-Size $42


The item I was most excited to receive in this month’s Birchbox was the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil - but when it actually arrived, I was a little disappointed by how teeny tiny the sample was! I get that they’re not always going to give you a full size product, but when a product is so tiny that I can barely hold it? I think that’s pushing it a little 😔 The Avenue lotion was also so small that I barely got any use out of that either! 

Plus, is it just me or are the subscription boxes going super heavy on the hair products lately? I feel like I’ve got 5 versions of the same “beachy wave” spray and I can’t use them fast enough! Overall, this month’s Birchbox was kind of a flop for me. Although I’ll definitely be happy to bring a lot of these products as travel companions on my next vacation, none of the products were really different from any other lotions, cleansers, or hairsprays I’m already using.



Trestique: Mini Concealer Crayon | Full-Size $26


IBY Beauty: Crease Brush | Full-Size $12


Tarte Cosmetics: Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel | Full-Size $25


Caudalie: Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet | Full-Size $35


Bellapierre Cosmetics: Banana Setting Powder | Full-Size $35


First, I want to note this month’s cute Gudetama bag! The older I get the more I appreciate quirky little accessories and although I probably won’t be bringing it with me to work anytime soon, I did get a good laugh out of seeing Gudetama’s bum on the back of the bag 😃 

I was so impressed by this month’s ipsy! The only true flop this month had to be the concealer crayon from Trestique. It really didn’t provide much coverage and was stubbornly resistant when I tried to blend it out! Although it’ll be good for a throw-in-your-purse product, I won’t be using it on the regular. Everything else in the bag is something I can definitely see myself using and potentially even purchasing farther down the line! My favorite of the bag was the banana setting powder by Bellapiere. Not only is this a product I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time, it also performed well and blended in seamlessly with the rest of my makeup 😃 

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I’ve flipped and flopped so much between these two subscription boxes - it’s often hard to tell which one I like more! This month, however, definitely goes to Ipsy. I was so impressed by the size and brands of the products I received and am now looking forward to what else is in store! What did you think of your Ipsy or Birchbox this month? I’ve love to hear your thoughts! 


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