Battle of the Beauty Subs 7/2015

Back again for my July battle of the beauty subs. 
Every month Birchbox provides a curated box of beauty, grooming, and/or lifestyle samples for $10/month. You can either pick 2/5 samples per month or choose a guest editor box with all products chosen by the editor. They also have a point system that translates to cash for purchases online or at the Birchbox store. A beauty profile questionnaire is available to better suite your interests. It can be purchased yearly or gifted. You can subscribe to Birchbox here https://www.birchbox.com/invite/vs11p

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 https://www.ipsy.com/new?refer=umuu1

July Birchbox theme is Beachy & Bright

Beachy&Bright July 2015
Beachy&Bright July 2015

Juara~Radiance Enzyme Scrub $38

Oribe~Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray $22-$39

Supergoop~Anti-Aging City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 $42

Stila~Stay All Day Liquid Lip in Aria $20 for a set of 3

theBalm Cosmetics~Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush $21

July Ipsy theme is Summer Lovin

Summer Lovin July 2015
Summer Lovin July 2015

Jersey Shore Cosmetics~Mongongo Vanilla Coconut Cream Lip Conditioner $10

BellaPierre Cosmetics~Mineral Lipstick P.I.N.K $20

‘Tini Beauty~Eyetini Swizzle Stick Eyeliner in Blue Hawaiian $18

Tarte~deluxe Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess $30

Jo’rel Parker~Classico $21-$55

Summary: I was really excited to receive Stila’s Liquid matte and theBalm bronzer from Birchbox, however I have been really bummed with all the sunscreen and Supergoop products lately. Now Ipsy really outdid themselves this month! The bag itself was super cute and I loved every single item in it. I actually can’t live without the Jersey Shore lip conditioner and I’m not typically a bronzy girl but the Tarte bronzer was toned down to the perfect shade for me. Ipsy has it hands down for July!

Side Note: I just saw the Birchbox sample reveal for August and I can say, without a doubt, that it will be tough for Ipsy to compete with that!

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I am a married mother of two adult daughter's and a teenage son. I am a pediatric oncology nurse and a former beauty school drop out (pause to sing the song .lol). My daughters have taught me more about beauty and fashion then I could ever teach them. We are three independent and uniquely different women that bring a variety of intriguing ideas and advice based on personal experience. The one thing we do have in common is that we love the beauty and fashion industry and love to test and review new products. Together we decided to create this blog to share our opinions and promote discussions.

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