Ipsy vs. Birchbox: September 2017


Both Birchbox and Ipsy 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! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ 

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Marcelle: New-Age 8-in-1 Power Serum | Full-Size $37

Beauty Protector: Protect & Oil | Full-Size $28

Lollia by Margot Elena in Love: Eau de Parfum | Full-Size $50

MAC Cosmetics: Extreme Dimension Black Lash Mascara | Full-Size $23

Pixi by Petra: LipLift Max | Full-Size $14

This monthโ€™s Birchbox was disappointing for me. Although I am 100% open to trying new products, I tend to be pretty selective about the type of product I want to try out. Fragrances, hair products, and mascaras are all products that I receive way too much of and hardly ever use in my own day-to-day routine. And when I say I hardly ever use these products, Iโ€™m talking hairsprays and mascaras Iโ€™ve had for 5+ years - eek! I honestly wish I could have skipped this monthโ€™s Birchbox.


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Birch Juice: Hydro Sleeping Pack | Full-Size $30

Luxie Beauty: Rose Gold Medium Angled Shading Eye Brush 207 | Full-Size $12

Pixi by Petra: Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey | Full-Size $18

Feel Renewed: Pumpkin Walnut Facial Cleanser | Full-Size $28

Smashbox Cosmetics: Photo Finish Radiance Primer | Full-Size $39

How I feel about this monthโ€™s Ipsy bag is almost the complete opposite of how I felt about the Birchbox! Although I didnโ€™t end up loving all of these products, they are all within categories of products that I love testing out! I am a huge skincare junkie so the sleeping pack, facial cleanser, and primer are all up my alley! I also love playing around with blushes and frankly, you can never have enough makeup brushes (especially if you forget to wash them like I do!). Iโ€™ve be so impressed lately by how spot on my ipsy bags have been! I feel like theyโ€™ve made a lot of improvements when it comes to sending products that are more closely tailored to my preferences and Iโ€™m very happy with it! 

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It probably goes without saying, but this monthโ€™s winner was ipsy by about a mile! Iโ€™ve actually decided to cancel my Birchbox (yet again) because it just really hasnโ€™t been worth it for me over the past couple of months! While my relationship with subscription boxes is always a little tumultuous ๐Ÿ˜›, Iโ€™ve really seen ipsy improve over time but not Birchbox. What did you think of your subscription boxes this month? Are there any other boxes youโ€™d like me to test out? Iโ€™d love to hear your thoughts!

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