I was out of town this past weekend and came home to 5 packages on my doorstep...how fun is that?!?! Two of them were my Birchbox and my ipsy so I decided to a comparison on the two.
First up is Birchbox - the descriptions of each product are taken directly from card included in the box.
Chuao Chocolatier ChocoPod- These bite-sized artisanal treats are made with premium Venezuelan cacao and come in a range of unexpected flavors. Full-size, $7.95
Lulu Organics Hair Powder - Revive second-day locks by working this organic dry shampoo into your roots. You'll get plenty of lift, but no residue. Full-size, $30
Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolue - Thanks to spicy ginger and a touch of bergamot, this sexy new rose scent is more sophisticated than sweet. Full-size, $75-$195
ModelCo Fibre LASHXTEND - Falsies without the fuss. This innovative mascara uses tiny lash-extending fibers to give you a lengthy fringe. Full-size, $24
It even has this nifty little mirror on the side!
Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector - Before applying makeup, prep skin with this serum-infused primer, which has optical diffusers that mask imperfections. Full-size, $58
Thoughts: After several months of being disappointed with my BirchBox items (ie. perfume samples and samples I will NEVER use), I decided to cancel my subscription as of November. THEN, I got Novebmer's box. It definitely was better than the previous shipments. I really love the full-size mascara. It really makes it worth the $10 spent on BB because just the mascara alone is $24. I may have to sign up again...or maybe that was just there way of enticing me to join back up??
Next up is ipsy - Descriptions come directly from the ipsy website.
Starlet Intense Eyeliner in Black - These creamy eyeliner pencils glide on to deliver a lasting vibrant color.
Chella Defning Eyebrow Gel - This clear colored brow gel lifts and holds eyebrow hairs and grooms them into place. the application tool helps remove the guesswork.
theBalm Meet Matt(e) eyeshadow palette - Matt Batali is just one of the nine shadows found in theBalm's Meet Matt(e) compact palette (named after their favorite Matthews next door) which can be combined to create a multitude of soft and wearable looks. Matt Batali leaves a dark, matte finish, perfect for creating a smokey eye.
bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss - Unleash your inner moxie with a fabulously full, pillowy pout. The luschious marvelous Moxie lipgloss delivers vibrant sheer-to-medium color with a glistening mirro-like finish.
Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Millionaire - from the new Nailtini "Speakeasy" Collection, spikes a base of rose gold micro-glitter with iridescent gold and teal tinsels for statement-maiking nails.
Thoughts: This is only my first month to receive my Ipsy bag and I must say I am VERY impressed! It seems like they send more "full-size" products versus samples. Don't get me wrong - I do love me some samples but I'm afraid I am all sampled out for now. I am going to stick with ipsy for a while!
Do you subscribe to any monthly mailers? If so, which ones and what do you think of them?