I’m a little behind posting my monthly review for my subscription boxes, so I will being doing both in one post. I apologize if there are a lot of errors or I don’t make sense, I got stuck at work after working second shift last night because of the blizzard. I’m working with about 4 hours of sleep. On a side note, I got a notification from WordPress that I signed up 4 years ago. I was never able to stick with it or blog consistently before but on this blog I have been updating it regularly for about 9 months! Baby steps…
Anyways, let’s get to the reviews!
Birchbox is a beauty subscription box for $10/month. If you’d like to sign up please CLICK HERE to use my referral code and get signed up! This month’s theme was ‘Step & Repeat’. Also, this month Birchbox collaborated with US Weekly for this month’s theme and products.
This month I received some pretty great products, check them out.
Here is the card that shows the brands, names, and (full-sized) prices of the items I received.
Agave Healing Oil Treatment. To be honest, I’m over the whole hair oil fad. I have like 10 bottles.I haven’t tried this, but I am interested that since it is called a ‘treatment’ that it will be more conditioning than regular hair oil. A little cardboard sample, which is a little disappointing because you can easily get these free.
Benefit Fakeup. I was pretty excited to see this in my box! I have been wanting to try this product for awhile. It works well and is a pretty decent sample size!
Dr. Brandt Pores No More. Again I was excited to see this! I haven’t used it yet to say if it works, but I’ve heard good things. My t-zone gets a little oily sometimes so it will be great to have this to use on those days. It’s a good sized sample so I think it’ll last me a long time since I won’t need to use it daily.
OPI Sheer Tints in I Can Teal You Like Me. I was kind of shocked to see OPI in my box! It says you can wear it alone for a subtle tint so I put some on one of my nails and it left a see through blue-ish color – reminded me of someone who has a 70% 02 level (maybe it’s just a nurse thing). I think it would look much nicer over a color though! It’s supposed to add a ‘chic shade-shifting effect’.
Benefit Cosmetics Big Easy. You can’t even call this a foil packet, it’s one of those card you rip out of a magazine. You know that barely had enough product for half your face. Totally disappointed in this. I don’t see how these can be considered one of our items. I know it was the beauty extra so it doesn’t count towards the value of the box but still, it’s a bit ridiculous. However, from what I could tell I think this would be a good product!
I have a love-hate relationship with this box. Overall I love the box and the products. But I hate that they brought back tiny samples. I do however think I am getting closer to having my beauty profile setup exactly how I want it! I’m loving the Fakeup, OPI polish, and the Pores No More! I am happy with my box compared to a lot of boxes I have seen, but man I was feeling a bit jealous when I saw some people got that Coastal Scents eye shadow palette :).
Now for my Ipsy bag review.
Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription box. Each month you get 5-6 beauty products inside a makeup bag. If you’d like to subscribe to Ipsy, I’d appreciate you using my referral link. It arrives each month in a pink bubble mailer!
This month’s theme was ‘The Look of Love’. And I’m definitely getting a Valentine/Love vibe from these products and bag!
Here’s what I received this month: