Saturday, May 20, 2017

Birchbox vs Ipsy May 2017

Hey everyone, it's been a while since my last post!

Today I wanted to review the contents of my Birchbox and Ipsy and give you guys some first impressions about the products.  Each of these companies provide a $10 a month beauty subscription service where you receive 5 deluxe sample or full sized products.  Also, in the Ipsy subscription, you receive a new makeup bag each month.  I love getting these because it's a great way to discover new brands and products and also treat myself to a little "present" each month.


This month was pretty cool for Birchbox.  I dove into some different items that I wouldn't normally appreciate, and found some great results. First, I've been using the EVO mane tamer smoothing shampoo and conditioner. I feel like the shampoo is mediocre, but the conditioner is definitely something special!  It has a balmy texture, which it great for untangling unruly hair.  Also, if you were lucky enough to receive these as well, read the packaging; it's hilarious!  Next up I received the coola daydream mineral primer.  I have other primers from coola, and they always make me break out.  This made me hesitant to try out this one, but luckily this didn't do the same thing.  I love how it includes SPF 30 and also has a light, "moussey" texture.  One issue with this month's box was the fact I received a self tanner to use a week before prom.  I didn't want to risk trying the VITA LIBERATA ten minute tan and getting a sick orange tan before the big event, so I'm planning to trying out in June.  Hopefully it'll be as useful as the product claims.  Finally, I got my favorite product of this month!  First off, how cute is this packaging?  The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes mascara is packaged in a hot pink tube covered in flamingos.  How more perfectly could Summer be wrapped up?  Although the mascara itself is pretty average, I'll never say no to a new one in my stash! 


This month's Ipsy included some great makeup products.  First I'll start off my saying I haven't tried out the Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator.  It seems to have a nice clean smell and the exfoliant texture is really fine.  One of my favorite things to receive in my subscription services are brushes!  I received the Royal & Langnickel Prevision Angled Brush this month.  It's really soft and can be used for so many uses!  Right now, I'm using it for highlighting, but I think I'm going to start using it for under eye concealer.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know!  Next up, I picked up the highlighter I've been using.  The Urban Decay After Glow powder highlighter in Sin is so pretty but not totally blinding, which I love!  I also received the City Color Bold Brow powder, which I've been featuring a bunch on the gram.  Although this product comes from a super affordable brand, the pigment is crazy good.  I love using this duo to achieve a natural brow.  Lastly, I received the Mellow matte lipstick in nude.  This shade is so pretty.  While not exactly a nude on me, this darker warm shade compliments so many looks.


(on left: Urban Decay After Glow Powder Highlight in Sin \\ on right: Mellow matte lipstick in nude)

I'm choosing Ipsy as my winner for this month!  I enjoyed all of the samples I got in my subscriptions.  Who do you think won?  Share what you got in the comments! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!  Don't forget to contact me at...
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