Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Birchbox - July 2013

Last week I shared with you my July Ipsy bag, so this week we will be talking about my July Birchbox. People seem to debate these two monthly subscription beauty bags nonstop on the Internet, so what better way to make a decision than to try it out for yourself? That's what I decided to do, sign up for them both and give them an equal chance. After one month, whichever one I liked the best will be the one I keep (I'm trying to tell myself there is no need for two of these monthly subscriptions).

Enough talk about the two, let's open the Birchbox and see what it has to offer!

My overall first impression was good! I like the clean and simple look of how the box is packaged and felt like it was a special gift because of the tissue paper.

One of the best features is the card you get that describes each product that is in your box. Based off an online profile, they choose products especially for you from the variety of options for that month. Below are the products I received based from my profile.

  1. I find this funny, I received this Coola Sunscreen in my July Ipsy bag! You would think they would know what their competitors are putting out every month.
  2. Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation feels super soft and I was quite pleased that it was a color I could definitely use.
  3. Number 4 Super Comb Prep and Protect was a bit of a disappointment. I saw some people got hairspray, which I would have much rather preferred. This particular product is a leave in conditioner for color treated hair (which I don't have). I'll give it a try of course.
  4. I have heard so much about the Tan Towel and am so happy to finally get to try one! If you know me, you know I'm all about sunless tanning, so this is right up my ally!
  5. 100% Pure Nourishing Body Cream was a bit of a let down. It was just 3 sample sized packages. It would have been nice if it was in a bottle like everything else. Good to throw in the purse for when you need some lotion on the go.
I would have to say this is a huge toss up. The foundation and tan towel were my favorites and are making this decision between Ipsy and Birchbox a tough one. I have some time to think it over. What do you guys think, based off my bags or your own from this month, would you keep one over the other?


  1. i'd probably keep the ipsy, if i were you. from what you got in that bag compared to this, it just seems like a better value.

  2. I've had Ipsy and Birchbox for a few months and I feel that Ipsy is way more fun. They also seem to give more full sized products. Birchbox is too mixed up to me. I never know what to expect. I also get disappointed when they give me random stuff like toothpaste, hairpins, tea, etc. I mean, c'mon...who wants to receive toothpaste lol.