S = Skirmish

birchbox-vs-ipsyIt is time for another beauty box battle to the death.

First up, Ipsy’s Glam Bag.
Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm ($19)
Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil ($15)
dr. brandt microdermabrasion ($9.75)
City Color White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse ($4)
Sexy Hair Root Pump Volumizing Spray Mousse ($6)

Paid: $10
Worth: approximately $53.75 + the bag

Next, Birchbox.
Color Club Polish Mini in “Breakfast at . . . “ ($3.50)
KIND Maple Pumpkin Seeds Healthy Grains Bar ($1)
Supergoop! Daily Correct SPF 35 CC Cream ($2)
Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant ($6)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ($6)

Paid: $10
Worth: approximately $18.50

Ipsy is the winner this month, hands-down. Not only are the products worth more than twice as much, they are pretty fun this month. Birchbox kind of dropped the ball. I’m looking forward to trying the Dr. Brandt most of all from Ipsy and the Anastasia Brow Gel from Birchbox. I’ll probably trade away the mousse eyeshadow and possibly the nail polish.




  1. What a great way to try new products and enjoy getting mail 🙂 I’ve been thinking about signing up on one of these… also considering NatureBox or Graze. Have you tried either? or other foodie ones?

    1. I’ve never tried any of the foodie ones, but I’ve heard good things about both of them. I think I saw somewhere that Graze has a coupon right now to try a small box for just a few dollars.

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