Ok, so Birchbox was one of the first to market in the beauty subscription box space. I used to think I had a good thing going (and still do, Birchbox sometimes hits a home run), but I like to expand my options. As with products and services, there in an innovator and then follow the imitators. ipsy wasn’t first to market, but they have upped the beauty subscription box game in my opinion. Here is a look at what I received in my latest box, same price as Birchbox ($10/month with free shipping):
Here is a run down of what I received:
Bumble and bumble.– All-Style Blow Dry
All-Style Blow Dry for healthy hair, even fine or oil-prone.
This one-step wonder crème adds oomph, shine and swoosh, fights frizz,
prevents heat damage and has oil-absorbing powders to help keep all
styles flawlessly fresh. To create your perfect style, work evenly
through damp hair then blow-dry with your favorite Bb.Brush. Start small
(try a dime-sized amount) then build as necessary. Weight: .5 fl oz
NYX Cosmetics– Butter Lip Balm
Dip your lips in a sheer wash of color with NYX Butter Lip Balm. One swipe leaves dry lips feeling supple and hydrated.
This Buttery Lip Balm is addictively soft and scrumptious and perfect
for adding a subtle hint of color for a naturally flirtatious pout.
Apply directly to bare lips or apply it over lip liner for more intense
color. ipsters who sample NYX Butter Lip Balm will either receive: Red Velvet
(pure red), Parfait (fuchsia with blue undertones), Marshmallow (pure
nude) or Lady Fingers (mauve). Weight: 0.14 oz
tarte– deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara
Like a pushup bra for your lashes,
tarte’s best-selling mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes and conditions
to deliver a 330% increase in lash volume instantly. The
high-performance formula is also infused with naturally-derived olive
esters to help nourish and protect lashes. Weight: 3 mL / 0.10 oz.
Nourish Organic- Renewing Eye Cream
Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream
provides rich hydration to the delicate skin around the eyes. This
powerful product will leave your eyes looking brighter, smoother and
• Avocado Oil – Restores and protects skin, while helping retain clarity and brightness.
• Moroccan Argan Oil – Packed with restorative omega fatty acids to intensely hydrate and replenish.
• Shea Butter – Deeply moisturizes and softens skin.
Weight: 0.5 fl oz
Crown Brush– Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush
This dual-ended brush offers the best
of both worlds. The shadow brush is perfect for applying eye shadow or
contouring the eye, while the crease brush is designed to be used dry
for defining the eye, or wet for precision concealing. Created with Crown’s Infinity Synthetic Fibers.
Every month, you also receive a different custom cosmetic bag (which I can never find for when I am traveling, so now have a nice supply). I loved all of the products above, and would have paid over $10 for the brush! They also offer a discount on all the featured product brands that month (usually 20-30% off). The point bonuses are pretty sweet as well- I just redeemed points for two benefit samples-
Thoughts on ipsy? Do you have a subscription? Want one? They don’t do gift subscriptions currently, so I say buy one for yourself, you’ve been good 😉 Here is my referral link, and yes, I do get some “ipsy points” if friends subscribe which means I get to purchase more stuff to review for you! http://www.ipsy.com/r/9edq?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general