Wednesday, December 4, 2013

presents in the mail: last month's subscription boxes

Each month that comes I always tell myself to post pictures of my Birchbox vs. ipsy, but always forget... now this week I got my first Influenster box [which is free!], and decided I had to share!

If you're looking to get a gift in the mail every month, allow me to help!

BIRCHBOX: A delicious Ghiradelli minty chocolate, sample of Viva La Juicy, small nail polish, mask samples, and my new favorite make-up: Chella highlighter pencil [that I also got in ipsy a couple months ago].

IPSY: Cute little bag as always, lip crayon, mascara, blush/bronzer, nail polish, and eyeliner pencil.. and a trial size of an exfoliator mask.

INFLUENSTER: Dry shampoo, glitter nail polish, snack bar, work-out headband, and mask. 

Every month I say I'm going to cancel Birchbox, but I never do. The thing is... they rarely give full-sized things, and there are a lot of facial masks/shampoos involved. That's not the kinda stuff I'm going to use. That all goes straight into my "sample box," which I pick from when I'm going on a trip or a guest needs something.
ipsy typically gives you mostly full-sized things, and more make-up than anything. They normally go straight to my daily make-up box. Plus... I've stocked up on make-up bags that can be used as clutches or gifts for others! [Hey... I bought it, I can totally give it as a present!]

As for Influenster... I'm not totally sure how it works. This one is actually free, but I signed up for it and took some quizzes etc 6+ months ago and just got my first box. I'm not entirely sure how they pick who gets a box each month, but it's worth ten minutes of your procrastination to try! 

My goal for this month is to find a different monthly box thing to subscribe to so I can get rid of Birchbox but still get multiple goodies in the mail! Anyone have recommendations?!

Also.. if you get any of these, let me know your faves/thoughts!



Unknown said...

have you checked out julep yet?!

elizabethany said...

I did... and I felt like it was it was wayyy expensive and not even that good. :-/