Birchbox, Boxycharm and ipsy: September 2015

Hello my loves! Welcome to another monthly installment of “what the hell did I get in my beauty boxes this month.” I’m Valentina, and I’ll be your host… Anyway. I got a bit carried away there. This post is a little late because for some reason, my Boxycharm took FOREVER to get here! But Saturday morning, I checked the mail and was happy to find it sitting in there. Crisis averted.

I’ll admit I wasn’t too crazy about any of them this month. I won’t go into too many details before I actually talk about all of them, so let’s get started, shall we?


First up is ipsy. This month, I had two extra products in there that I got using my points, so my ipsy was extra full when I got it! What I got was:

  • Formula X nail polish in Ignite.
  • NYX ipsy eye shadow trio.
  • tre’Stique mini matte lip crayon.
  • Not Soap, Radio hand lotion.
  • Crown Brush concealer brush.

And the two products redeemed with my points were:

  • J.Cat Beauty lip stain in Blow Your Mind.
  • MICA felt tip eyeliner.

I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but after everything, ipsy really redeemed themselves in my eyes this month. I was about to cancel my subscription but I’m glad I decided to give them another chance! Hopefully, this keeps up.


Up next is Birchbox. I have pretty high expectations for Birchbox and they usually deliver, but this month’s box fell a little flat for me, especially considering I paid the extra 20 dollars for two full-size makeup or nail products. (To be completely honest, I’m not entirely sure which were the two full-size products.) This is what I got:

  • 100% Pure Organic eye cream.
  • Rene Furterer leave-in cream.
  • Peripera tint water.
  • Helmut Lang Cuiron perfume.
  • ModelCo lipstick in Smitten.
  • Marcelle Twist Push Up mascara.
  • TOCCA body scrub.

Like I said, it’s not my favorite Birchbox, but I have faith in them and I know they’ll redeem themselves. I did cancel the add-on for the two extra items though, and I’m hoping I just won’t know what I could have gotten next month.


Last but not least, we have Boxycharm! This wasn’t my most favorite box either, but it’s definitely far from disappointing. Some of these things I have no use for (the nail wraps, because I can’t wear them to work) and I just wasn’t actually excited about anything like I was last month. I got:

  • Previse Skincare lotion.
  • Vasanti foundation brush.
  • tarte Amazonian Clay waterproof liner.
  • Chella eyebrow defining gel.
  • SCRATCH nail wraps.
  • Kardashian Beauty black seed dry oil.

The brush is always appreciated and the eyeliner does look intriguing, but otherwise I wasn’t too enthused by this box. Maybe next month?


Unfortunately, no swatches for the post today, mainly because I forgot to take the pictures but also because the ModelCo lipstick and the tre’Stique lip crayon were both broken when they arrived. Between that and my So Susan highlighter stick from last month’s Boxycharm, I’m starting to think my mail carrier is throwing my stuff around! Oi.

How were your beauty boxes this month? Are you thinking of trying any of them out? Let me know!



6 thoughts on “Birchbox, Boxycharm and ipsy: September 2015

  1. That’s so awesome you have all 3 subscriptions. I finally subbed to Birchbox after having just Ipsy for a couple months so I’m looking forward to what they’ll be sending me. Gotta be careful w/ not getting carried away with their add-ons though! 😅

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