Boxes

Box Battle: Double Birchbox vs Ipsy {July 2016}

July 2016 Birchbox

birchbox july 2016 different box

Box Cost: $10.00/box (I paid $7.33/box on a deal w/annual subscription)
Total Products: 5
Total Retail Value: $39.08
Total Personal Value: $12.60
Full Size: 1
Deluxe Samples: 4
Foils/Single Use: 0
Items I Won’t Use: 1 – blush/bronzer not my colors
Favorite From Box: Marcelle Xtension Plus Curl Mascara

July 2016 Replacement Birchbox

birchbox july 2016 replacement box

Box Cost: $10.00/box (I received this box free as a replacement)
Total Products: 5
Total Retail Value: $38.45
Total Personal Value: $17.48
Full Size: 1
Deluxe Samples: 4
Foils/Single Use: 0
Items I Won’t Use: 0
Favorite From Box: Dr. Jart+ Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer

July 2016 Ipsy Glambag

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Box Cost: $10.00/bag
Total Products: 5
Total Retail Value: $42.98
Total Personal Value: $17.43
Full Size: 2
Deluxe Samples: 3
Foils/Single Use: 0
Items I Won’t Use: 0
Favorite From Box: Luxie Beauty Rose Gold Small Angle Brush

Product Breakdown

Winning Products

Biggest Retail Value in a Single Item

Ipsy: $22.00 Thrive Causemetics Eyeliner

Most Used Product

Ipsy: Avene Thermal Spring Water

Most Improved With Use

Ipsy: Avene Thermal Spring Water

Most Surprising Like(s)

Replacement Birchbox: LOC Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil in Punch Line
Birchbox: Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris [Perfume]

Most Looked Forward To

Ipsy: Not Soap, Radio When Life Gives You Lemons… lotion

Most Effective

Replacement Birchbox: Dr. Jart+ Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer

Failing Products

Biggest Disappointment(s)

Replacement Birchbox: Smashbox X-Rated (had before, bad smell)
Birchbox: Cargo Blush/Bronzer Duo (had before, not my colors)

And then what we’re all reaaallly curious about…

Box Breakdown

Highest Retail Value

Ipsy: with $42.89

Highest Personal Value

Replacement Birchbox: with $17.48

Biggest Discount: Subscription vs Retail Sample Value

Ipsy: with 76% off retail subscription price.

Biggest Discount: Subscription vs Personal Value

Replacement Birchbox: with 42% off retail subscription price.

Most Loved Products

Ipsy: with all 5 products being used and loved.

Most Full Sized Products

Ipsy: with 2 full sized products

And the WINNING BOX:

Most Exciting To Open AND Most Satisfying…

birchbox july 2016 replacement box

My Replacement Birchbox!

This  might have been extra exciting because I had no way to check what was in it. Ipsy and my replacement Birchbox were very close, but not knowing was

If you are interested in either of these boxes, or any of my other favorites, I’d love it if you’d sign up using my links below.

Birchbox (use LIPALICIOUS for free $22 Smith & Cult shining lip lacquer in Her Name Bubbles)
Ipsy (must be signed up before the 1st to guarantee a box – sometimes has wait list but not lately)
Beauty Box 5 use HALFOFF for $6.00 off (w/3 month sub = $8/box for first 3 months)
BeautyCon Box (Summer until sold out) try bfffreeship for free shipping
Lip Monthly (current or next depending on inventory) use LIPLOVER to get your first bag for $5.00.

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