Hi guys! Sorry for the awful delay in this post, I was meant to have it up Tuesday but this week has just been a lot of everything happening and I just kept missing my chance to write this! I told myself I had to write it today at the very latest and here I am now… just three days late.
The middle of the month is usually the best for me because it’s when I get all my beauty boxes! I currently have ipsy, Birchbox and Boxycharm, and I love them all enough to be willing to excuse spending this much money on them. Oops? (I just upgraded my Birchbox to get two full sized items, too, I have no shame.)
In all honesty, I’m probably going to cancel one of them by the end of the year if I find that I can’t really afford all of them at the same time, but until then, I’ll just keep them because it makes me happy! Let’s get started, shall we?
Up first is Birchbox. The design of this month’s box is absolutely precious and I love it! Two of these are things I’ve already received before from ipsy (Benefit they’re real mascara and Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion skin exfoliant, which I think I might have even received in a Birchbox in 2013 too) but I’m really excited about the other three! I got a dry texturizing spray from Oribe, Stila stay all day liquid lipstick in the shade Venizia, and Coola cucumber moisturizer with SPF 15 in it.
In this month’s ipsy, I received Octavio sea salt spray, OFRA eyeshadow and highlighter in Bliss, Vasanti enzymatic face rejuvenator (which I got from Birchbox in May), Be a Bombshell lip balm in french kiss, and tarte deluxe Amazonian clay waterproof bronzer. I have zero use for the bronzer, so that’s going to Savannah when I send her a care package! This month was a bit disappointing for ipsy, I have no use for the sea salt spray and I don’t care for the lip balm, so the only thing I’m really excited to try will be the eyeshadow. If ipsy continues like this, it’s probably going to be the subscription to go!
Lastly, Boxycharm! I got a Vasanti blush brush, OFRA eyebrow pencil, yourMinerals setting powder, gorge daily hair spray, and MDMflow mascara. Overall, this wasn’t a bad box and definitely not something I’d cancel my subscription for, but I wasn’t all too impressed either.
Between these three, Birchbox definitely wins my favorite this month, if anything because I would use all of these and I was actually excited about three out of the five. Boxycharm would be in second place because while nothing makes me particularly excited, it’s all good stuff, and ipsy falls into last place. Here’s to hoping that next month’s ipsy is better!