Battle of the Beauty Subs 6/2015

This is the first of year long venture into the battle of the beauty box subscriptions. I currently subscribe to Ipsy and Birchbox and plan to provide a detailed list of products I receive each month. I will also decide who sent the best products for that month.

Every month Birchbox provides a curated box of beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples for $10/month. You do get to pick 2/5 samples per month. A beauty profile questionnaire is available to better suite your interests. It can be purchased yearly or gifted. You can subscribe to Birchbox here

Every month Ipsy provides 5 full-size or deluxe sample products in a cute little travel size makeup bag for $10/month. They also provide a beauty quiz to tailor your needs. There is a wait list but they provide opportunities to skip it. It can be purchased yearly, but due to the wait list it cannot be gifted. You can subscribe to Ipsy here

These posts are not only to bring you guys an in depth idea of what both companies provide, but to ultimatley decide which subscription is worth keeping after the year is over. I plan to cancel the looser and try another subscription and repeat the cycle. Hope you enjoy…

FYI- I will usually list Birchbox first only because I receive it earlier in the month and can start this post sooner.

June 2015 Birchbox theme is Adventure


Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel

Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water

Temple Spa-Good Hair Day Shampoo

Temple Spa- Good Condition Conditioner

Emi Jay-One solid red hair tie

Marcelle-Mini Waterproof Eyeliner In Mulberry

June 2015 Ipsy Glambag theme is Swim Into Beauty 


IT Cosmetics-Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil

Aurora- Gel Effects Nail Polish in the shade 4 Alarm Fire

Smashbox Cosmetics- Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Altchek MD- Eye Gel Pads

tre’StoQue- Mini Shadow Crayon in Marimoto Pink Pearl

Summary: This is a tough first month for me to decide because both companies sent items equally appealing to me. Since both subscriptions allow me to fill out a beauty profile and I did specify that I have fine/colored hair, yet Birchbox still sent hair products that weren’t compatible and that disappointed me. I am going with Ipsy as this month’s victor. Birchbox would’ve taken the cake if the hair products were a success.


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