Thursday, June 12, 2014

June 2014 Birchbox VS Ipsy

It is my favorite time of the month!!  When all of my beauty boxes come in!!  Unfortunately, I am still waiting for my Beauty Box 5 to arrive, it is MIA...but I got my Birchbox and my Ipsy bag.

I actually got this idea from my friend, Hannah.  You can find her blog here.

So let's take them to the ring and see who comes out ahead, shall we??

Here is a look at both of them as whole first.



Right off the bat, I can tell you that Birchbox gave me 8 items this month and Ipsy gave me 5 (not including the bag).  That is a lot for Birchbox, by the way, but I think the hair care items should be considered one item as a whole since they will all be used together to get the complete affect.

It is hard to do a complete comparison per items but let's try :)

First up is hair!

Birchbox gave me three items by Davines.  Smoothing Shampoo,Smoothing Conditioner and All In One Milk Treatment.  The description is for harsh, frizzy hair which I do not have.  My hair is fine and limp and thin.....But it can get frizzy due to the weather so I will try these on a humid day to really put them to the test.

Ipsy's hair item is Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray.  Now this I will use a lot this summer after the pool, to get some texture in my hair and try to revive some of the natural wave I get with my wet hair!

Ipsy gets the point for this round!


Next is face!

Birchbox gave me Caudalie Anti Wrinkle Defense Serum.  I LOVE Caudalie!!  Not too happy that the sample is extremely small and only gave me one and a half uses, though.

Ipsy's face item was Clarisea Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant.  The only critique on this item is the way to use the product.  It is a tub of salt.  So you need to get it out with your fingers and mix with water on one of your hands and then apply to face.  It was hard once my fingers were wet to not get the entire tub of salt wet.

Birchbox gets the point for this round!


Next item is a little harder to classify.

Birchbox gave me Egyptian Magic Skin Cream.  This is directly from the product description: This 100 percent natural cream, said to be derived from a formula found in ancient Egyptian tombs, can pretty much do it all. It’s a face cream, an eye gel, a hair masque, a treatment for burns, and has even been know to heal psoriasis and eczema.

I tried this on my heels, as they have already been through a rough winter and with wearing sandals all the time, need some TLC.  Two applications and they are already so soft and moisturized.  This lotion also helped heal my cuticles.

Ipsy gave me Laneige BB Cushion.  I was dissapointed because it wasn't a larger sample in my specific shade.  But boy am I in love now!!  I used the medium shade and it comes with a puff for application.  It smells great, easy to apply, matched my skin tone perfectly, moisturized my skin, covered my pores, evened out my skin tone and that was all after one use!  Now granted, I don't think I will get a second use out of it but since I will get a discount through Ipsy and it is at Target, I will most likely be buying this!

Here is how it looks on me!!

Ipsy gets the point for this round!


Next up is lips!

Birchbox gave me Laqa and Co Fat Lip Pencil.  I am not sure the name of the color but I do not like was actually cakey once I put it on my lips and the color was way too pink.

Ipsy gave me NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss.  I haven't tried this yet but it is also a pink shade.  Hopefully it has a better texture and since it is gloss will have high shine.

Ipsy gets the point for this round!


The next couple of items are really miscellaneous from both bags as they don't really compare.

Birchbox gave me Joie Folle De Joie perfume.  I really like the scent, it is both floral and woodsy.  I would never buy this though as it costs $98 for 3.4 ounces.

Ipsy gave me Jesses Girl Liquid Eyeliner.  HORRIBLE HORRIBLE! It says to shake prior to opening and it exploded all over me and was a drippy mess!!

Even after I cleaned it off, you can see in the above picture it was still dripping on its own.  This is in the garbage now.  I will be emailing Ipsy to see if they will do anything about this.

Birchbox gets the point for this round!


Birchbox gave me Ghirardelli Cherry Tango.  This was considered an "extra" bonus item.  I don't like almonds, dark chocolate or cherry chocolate.  This will be going to someone else.

Ipsy comes with a special bag every month.  This one was by Rebecca Minkoff.  LOVE LOVE LOVE!  It is a gorgeous pattern and it is kind of a vinyl material so it is much more sturdy than prior bags.  All my friends love it too!!

Ipsy gets the point for this round!


And Ipsy is the winner this month!!

Did you get the same stuff I did?

What do you think of Birchbox and Ipsy this month?

Let me know below!

Have a great day!


  1. That Ipsy bag is so, so cute! I haven't gotten my Birchbox yet this month, but I peeked :) and I'm getting some good stuff! Also, your point count is off. Ipsy ended up with four to Birchbox's two, you subtracted an Ipsy point after the eyeliner.

    1. You're the best!! Math was never my strong suit haha! Thank you :) Are you getting hair stuff for your hair type? I know I absolutely love this bag!


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