Battle of the Beauty Boxes

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It is a fight to the death this time! Who will emerge victorious?

First up . . . Birchbox!
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Number 4 Volumizing Shampoo – 1 oz, $3.75
I’ve heard excellent things about this and I’m happy to try it. Full size is expensive though, so it would have to make my hair shine like gold for me to consider it.
Number 4 Volumizing Conditioner – .25 oz, $2.85
I don’t really see the point of a foil conditioner sample; how could you possibly have enough to determine if you like it? But since I got six samples this month, it doesn’t bother me.
Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow – .28 oz, $4.75
Another BB cream. Yeah, tired of these.
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner – .03 oz, $12.00
This has been showing up in boxes recently and I always hoped I would get one. I ended up with silver. A lot of people would be turned off by that, but I have a junior high girl that loves eyeliner inside of me. I wore it the day after my box came.
Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Lotion – 2oz, $2.50
Love! Gilchrist & Soames is awesome + I love to have a supply of small lotions. Perfect for me.
SmartyPants All-in-One Gummy Vitamins for Adults – 2 gummies, $0.33
Obviously this isn’t here because it is worth a lot, I like it as a lifestyle sample though. Better than hair ties I can’t use.

I’m keeping all of this month’s box. Nothing is going up for trade.

PAID: $10
TOTAL VALUE: approximately $26.18
BONUS: $25 off $50 at Kate Spade Saturday. I already bought a purse using the discount.
Want to sign up for your own Birchbox? Be a dear and use my referral link.

EDIT: Now though May 26, use code SUMMERSUB to get your first Birchbox for $5. Great time to try it out (and just remember to cancel if you don’t wan to keep the subscription!).

Next up . . . Ipsy!
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Hang Ten Classic Sport SPF 50 – 1 oz, $3
Cute packaging and I love travel sizes of products like this. Always useful to have in the family stash.
Pacifica Natural Beauty Eye Shadow Duo 2 – $5
I like that this is a Pacifica product, but I have plenty of eyeshadow. This is going up for trade. The value of this one is a complete guess.
Pur-Lisse Hydra-Balance Moisturizer – .05 oz, $1.62
I haven’t bought moisturizer in six months between samples and trades. I’m always happy to have more.
Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Champagne – full size, $13
Hate the color. This is going up for trade
Crown Brush Pro Blending Fluff Brush, $4.50
Always good to have extra brushes. I’m adding this to my stash.

PAID: $10
TOTAL VALUE: approximately $27.12 + the adorable bag
And again, if you want to sign up, consider using my referral link.

Overall, Birchbox is this month’s winner, but the products in both are great.

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