Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ipsy and Birchbox Reviews for March

There's nothing as cool as coming home to find a box full of beauty products at your door waiting for you. For makeup junkies like myself, it seriously feels like Christmas morning, and it's fun to try stuff you wouldn't normally have bought on your own. Sometimes I even find products that I would buy again (love those Bombshell blushes!)

This is only my first Ipsy bag. I signed up for the waiting list and ended up waiting around three weeks to get my first box. A few of the products it contained:

  • A cute pink and white makeup bag
  • Be a Bombshell blush in "sweet cheeks" This seemed pretty bright in the pan but looked very natural on. It has a bit of a sheen and gives a nice glow. This feels very high quality to me and I will definitely look into getting more of these.
  • Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing Powder~ I sprinkled a bit of this in my hand then rubbed my palms together and scrunched it into my roots. It gave me a bit of lift but it didn't last very long.
  • Mica Beauty Shimmer Powder in Earth~A very pretty loose shimmer powder, gorgeous applied wet
  • Sation Nail Lacquer in 'love at first byte"~A cute, natural looking medium pink with no shimmer..this actually lasted a few days on me with no topcoat, which is saying a lot. Hope to get more of these.

This is my second Birchbox. It contained:

  • Mirenesse Glossy Kiss Lipstick in "Starlet" This glossy lip pencil had amazing pigmentation..the color is a bit bright for me but I would totally experiment with other shades
  • Oribe Shampoo and Conditoner for Beauty Color~The honey-infused formula made my locks soft and glossy! Need more of this
  • Skin&Co Roma Cleansing Body Gel with Olive and Sicilian Orange Extracts~Directly from Rome, this smelled very fresh and washed off completely clean. The scent was a tad bit masculine for me. 
  • Supergoop! Anti-aging eye cream~Haven't played around too much with this one, but I did try it and it absorbed very well
  • Kusmi Tea Paris~These tea bags are so bright and cute! I love that they are whole leaf. The flavors I got are Sweet Love and Euphoria. Euphoria was amazing, it tasted like orange chocolate!


  1. I've been considering signing up for Birchbox. It looks like the stuff inside is worth it - but everything in your Ipsy box looks even better!

  2. So far I would say that I'm more impressed with the Ipsy as well. It's only my first month though so I'm giving it a bit more time. It's so fun getting them in the mail..for $10 I don't mind experimenting a bit!