Birchbox v. Ipsy – October 2013

I’ve been a long time subscriber to both Birchbox and Ipsy.   I love getting things in the mail and I love girlie stuff like make-up, hair stuff, and beauty related anything.    Honestly, I’ve thought several times about cancelling one or the other (usually Birchbox) but the fear of “what if the next box is AMAZING”  keeps me on board.  Plus they’re each only $10 per month (that’s including shipping) and I could blow that at the freaking gas station on crap any day of the week.   So I consider these my little treat to myself every month for being … AWESOME!!!   I’m a little behind right now.  I meant to post these a few weeks ago, but better late than never.   Behold the October boxes! 



DDF® Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer Moisturizing Serum  Full Size – $85

I’ve used this for a few days and actually love the way it makes my skin feel!   Soft and smooth.  Will I purchase it for $85 ??  Hell no.  But the sample is a nice treat!

Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue – 200ml – Full Size $155

ENOUGH with the Perfume Samples.  Haven’t even opened it to smell it yet.  Blah.  And at $155 ???  Yeah right!

Alison Raffaele Reality Base Foundation – Full Size $38

I haven’t had the chance to try this yet.  It looks a little light for me right now, but once I lose my tan a little, I’ll give it a go.

POP Beauty Aqua Lacquer – Full Size $14

I really like this.  Smells good, isn’t too sticky and looks to be a full size sample!

ChapStick® Hydration Lock – Was a free gift from Birchbox

EVERY chapstick sample I receive goes to my Husband.  He’s addicted.  But thank you from the Hubs Birchbox




Spray Clay Texturizing Spray Clay – Full Size $18.95

Ipsy doesn’t link their products on their page and I’m too lazy to link myself.   (Birchbox does so when I copy and paste you get the link as well.)    I love ALL Big Sexy products.   I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m excited to!   I always purchase if it works for my hair!  Plus I love getting the travel sizes of these to throw in my bag!

Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment – Full Size $36

I’ve been using this all week, at night before I go to bed.  LOVE IT!   Seriously considering purchasing!

Deeply Nourishing Coconut & Argan Body Lotion – Full Size $9.99

Heh?  It’s just lotion.  Smells Good.  Works Good.  I have a MILLION lotions all over my house.  So whatev.

Sultry Lipgloss and Plumper – Full Size $12.95

Haven’t tried because I like the color of the Birchbox one more … but I need to see if the “plumper” part works out so tomorrow I will give it a go !!!  Again a full size sample so YAY!

Zoya Nail Polish – Full Size $8

Love love LOVE that Ipsy usually sends full size nail polish samples and Birchbox sends the little baby ones.  LOVE this purple.  Makes me happy!   I think I’ll paint my toes this color tonight!

All in all I’d say this month is a tie.    And that’s unusual because usually there is a clear winner.

Do you guys subscribe to either box or both boxes ??? What are your thoughts ???  Who is the winner for you ???

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