Welcome! I am going to try to make this a monthly post so you can see all the fun goodies I collect from my Ipsy and Birchbox subscriptions. Also, sometimes I absolutely love these products and I would love for you to know about the great ones out there.
As mentioned, these are $10.00 each and come each month. You can cancel at any time but you can't return a box or skip a month.
We'll start with Ipsy this time. Usually I receive 5-6 products in my Ipsy bag. This month was only four so that was kind of a bummer.
I received a Pixi primer, NYX eye shadow Love In Rio trio in Amazonian Babes, Bare Minerals Lipstick in Get Ready, and a Chella liquid eye liner in a shade of blue.
I have not tried the primer or the eye liner yet (blue isn't really my first choice in an eyeliner:). I have used the shadows once. They were just okay. I have other NYX shadows that I really like. However, these had larger pieces of glitter instead of just being shimmery. I'll keep trying them and see how it goes.
I like the lipstick. It is a bit darker than I usually reach for but it is a really pretty color and feels nice on the lips so I put a little bit of a lighter gloss over the top which made me more comfortable. Overall I wasn't crazy about this bag.
On to Birchbox. I was immediately excited when I opened it because I absolutely love Stila Lip Glazes. I already own them in about four colors, luckily not this one:)
I also received a shampoo by Keims, Air Repair salve which you can use on hands, lips, cuticles, etc. The other two items were a serum/primer for the face and the Jergens BB Body lotion.
I have used the shampoo a few times. I like it but it isn't anything fantastic that I would feel the need to pay a higher price for. I love the lip glaze, of course. The serum I've used once as a light moisturizer/primer on a light make up day. It felt really nice on the skin but I haven't used it enough to see if it does anything for my skin.
I have not tried the Air Repair although I'm looking forward to trying it on my dry, winter cuticles and I haven't tried the Jergens lotion yet.
I actually liked the items in my Birchbox better this month. Often, those on Youtube and other bloggers think Ipsy always "wins." I really like Birchbox even if the products are smaller because they aren't often products I would go out and try. With Ipsy, I would buy a NYX shadow, Pixi product, or Bare Minerals at my local store. While they are both a good value, I feel Birchbox really gives me products I wouldn't normally try. That's my two cents and purely my opinion:)
I will include my links below...I do receive points if people sign up however you can always go to the website and sign up there as well.
As always, these boxes are purchased with my own money. I was not compensated in any way for this post and all opinions are my own.