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November Birchbox vs. IPSY


November Birchbox – Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips, amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, Greenleaf Candle, Mirenesse iCurl Secret Weapon 24 Hour Mascara, Dr. Jart+ Pore Minimalist Mask

Although Birchbox already won the best out of 3 {see September Birchbox vs. IPSY and October Birchbox vs. IPSY}, I thought I’d share my November results with you as well. I’m sad to say this will be my last IPSY. It is so similar to Birchbox that I just couldn’t justify paying $10 each, and Birchbox just exceeded IPSY every month in my 3-month comparison of both subscriptions.

While IPSY was super fun and I love the adorable little cosmetic bags included with each month’s subscription, I just didn’t get any ground breaking products like I do in Birchbox. I LOVE trying new products, but it really takes a sample that produces amazing results to get me to purchase a full-size product and change up my everyday routine. For me, I’m all about trying to tame my unruly hair, and in a Birchbox two years ago I discovered Kerastase Moroccan Oil, long before moroccan oil was all the buzz and most recently, Macademia Flawless Oil Cleansing Conditioner. I’m also wild about the super popular Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle spray included in my October box.


November IPSY – SeaRx Skincare, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye®, J. Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint in Mad Splatter, Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray, Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Ultra Olive

Both subscriptions are $10 per month. IPSY pros – adorable cosmetic bags, bigger samples, and mostly cosmetics. IPSY cons – I really didn’t discover anything new. A brand may have been new to me, but the products weren’t particularly new or exciting. Birchbox pros – products so exciting that I have retired a few of my very loved daily products and I love the massive reviewing community at Birchbox.com that lets me know what they think of each product. I also give preference to Birchbox because I’m pretty sure they invented beauty sample subscriptions to your doorstep. They live and breathe these fun products!

Have you tried either of these subscriptions? Both? If so, which do you prefer?

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