Thursday, May 21, 2015

Birchbox & Ipsy


This is my second month receiving both Birchbox and ipsy and I still can't decide which one I like better!  I like half of the products in one and half of the other, just like last time!  Here's what I got this month:


Birchbox:

Benefit Lollibalm  |  Full size $18
I really like this tinted lip balm.  It had just a slight tint to it and moisturized my lips instead of drying them out like other lipcolors.  It does have a bit of a scent to it that I wasn't a fan of but it wasn't strong.

CoTZ Flawless Complexion SPF 50  |  Full size $20
This was thicker than I expected it to be and covered pretty good but left my face feeling a little greasy.  I did like that it has sunscreen in it too.  I'm trying to be a little bit better about applying sunscreen now that I'm older.

Harvey Prince Yogini  |  Full size $26-55
I wasn't too crazy about the scent of this one.  It was a little too strong for me.  But I loved the Harvey Prince "Hello" scent that I received last month so I didn't mind getting this one to try.

Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment  |  Full size $40
This was a really nice product for me.  It has been raining a lot around here so my hair has been frizzy.  This helped with the frizz without weighing down my hair.  It's a bit pricey at full price though so I probably wouldn't buy the fullsize

TokyoMilk by Margot Elena Bon Bon Shea Butter Rich Lotion  |  Full size $20
I LOVE the smell of this lotion.  It moisturized my hands really nicely too.  I will probably buy the full size one when I run out of the travel size.


Ipsy:

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray
This had a really pretty smell and I am very happy with it so far.  It made my hair so soft and helped with my frizz.  Definitely a fan!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil + BONUS Revolution High-Color Lipgloss
This was my first time using a Urban Decay lip product.  I like the pink color they sent me but the dark purple was a little bit "much" for me, I think.  I enjoyed trying it tho!  The primer really semmed to help it stay in place too

BelláPierre Cosmetics Waterproof Mineral Gel Eyeliner Pencil
I was a bit disappointed with this one.  It went on really thick and ended up flakey in my eyelashes.  The tip came to me broken too, so I was a bit disappointed with that.

AMIE Morning Dew Matte-Finish Moisturizer
If I'm being honest, I didn't really see or feel a difference after using this product.  I was hoping it would make my face really soft and it didn't really, bummer!

Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Eye Brush 205
Well....it's a brush. lol!  I wasn't too excited to receive this in my bag.  I feel like I could buy a brush anywhere and it doesn't really make a difference which one I use

If you would like to try Birchbox, I would love it if you used my referral link, it's only $10 a month.  Ipsy is also $10 a month and if you think you would rather try that one, this is my referral link for that one.


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8 comments:

  1. Bummer ... sounds like more bad than good this month :(

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  2. It sounds like you got a few good things this month! Do you think you'll keep subscribing to both? Are there any products you liked so much that you bought full size products or still use?

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  3. The tinted lip balm is about as brave as I get on a regular basis when it comes to lip color. You think you'll keep both?

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  4. I've been thinking about trying Ipsy because I think it has a lot of products I would love. I did Birchbox for a bit, but I couldn't get into it. I felt like I received a lot of stuff that I didn't use. I may have to look into Ipsy!

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  5. I'm still not sure which one I like better! I'm so indecisive that it's hard to pick one over the other. lol

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  6. hahaha yeah, I hear you! I've never been one to wear too much makeup so I thought this would be a fun way to make me try some new things and think a bit outside the box. I still don't think I'll be brave enough for that dark purple tho. haha I told my husband I would pick one after a couple months but it's so hard to choose!

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  7. I did get a few things that I really liked, some not so much, but I wouldn't have known if I never tired either. It's so much fun trying new products! I really loved the TokyoMilk lotion that I got this time around, so I may purchase the fullsize after I've used up the sample. I really liked the "Hello" perfume by Harvey Prince too. I really wanted to be able to narrow down which subscription I wanted to keep by now but I can't decide. LOL!

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  8. Yeah, there were some things that didn't work out as well as I would have hoped but I never would have known if I never tried them, I guess. I was pretty bummed about the makeup brush tho....a brush is just a brush. LOL I was hoping for something more exciting than that.

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