Birchbox Can’t Stop Won’t Stop {August 2016}

About Birchbox: Birchbox is a $10/month subscription box that sends out 5+ deluxe and full sized products every month. All the items come inside a reusable box with a new design every month. The products are matched to you roughly on your beauty profile after eliminating boxes with products you’ve received in the past, based on… Continue reading Birchbox Can’t Stop Won’t Stop {August 2016}


Ipsy Unbagging & Possibly My Best Bag Ever {August 2016}

About Ipsy: Ipsy is a $10/month subscription “box” that is really a bag. In fact it comes with a themed bag designed specifically for that month, and 5+ makeup items ranging from samples to full size. They have a ‘points’ system where you can get 10 points per item reviewed, plus reviewing the bag (15 points… Continue reading Ipsy Unbagging & Possibly My Best Bag Ever {August 2016}


Box Battle: Double Birchbox vs Ipsy {July 2016}

July 2016 Birchbox 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 Box Cost: $10.00/box (I received this box… Continue reading Box Battle: Double Birchbox vs Ipsy {July 2016}


How To Hack Ipsy: 5 Ipsy Quiz Tips for Your Best Bag Ever

One of the biggest things I’ve seen people asking about involving beauty boxes is… how do you get a better bag from your Ipsy quiz? Well, between my personal experiments, information others have gotten from Ipsy Customer Service, and some buried FAQ pages, I’ve come up with the tips I know to customize your Ipsy… Continue reading How To Hack Ipsy: 5 Ipsy Quiz Tips for Your Best Bag Ever


My Replacement Birchbox {July 2016}

So if you didn’t see my original Birchbox July 2016 Unboxing, I was a little disappointed that I got a totally different box design and was part of the small test group that Birchbox did seeing how a more standard design appealed to their customers (aka, if they could do it without another backlash to… Continue reading My Replacement Birchbox {July 2016}


Ipsy Unbagging {July 2016}

About Ipsy: Ipsy is the $10/month beauty subscription bag known for being more ‘makeup’ based. They ship you 4-6 deluxe to full size samples every month, inside a cute or chic makeup bag, all wrapped up in a bright pink bubble-wrap envelope. Samples are somewhat customized to your beauty profile, and come from a variety of… Continue reading Ipsy Unbagging {July 2016}


Is Beauty Box 5 Worth It? and Why I Quit It

I told you it was coming, and here it is, my 6 month subscription evaluation of Beauty Box 5, complete with a financial breakdown, a full list of every product I received, and whether the box was worth it for my personal value when all was said and done. My Experience With Beauty Box 5… Continue reading Is Beauty Box 5 Worth It? and Why I Quit It

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Ipsy Giveaway Guide {July 2016}

About time I did one of these again! If you’re interested in goodies and you’re an Instagrammer, you can participate in any of these giveaways, regardless of whether you are a current Ipsy subscriber, even if you’ve never subscribed! Here’s the rules from Ipsy’s website: “Entry Rules: Giveaway runs 07/11 at 12:00 AM PT thru… Continue reading Ipsy Giveaway Guide {July 2016}