Beauty Subscription Services

Beauty subscriptions services are very popular right now; there are so many to choose from! I currently only subscribe to two; Birchbox and ipsy. I began with Birchbox a few years ago and fell in love. It has some benefits over other subscription services; if you review items or refer friends you can get points that can be used toward a full size item purchase. I have gotten many items for free this way!

I only recently joined ipsy this past January and I have been pleased so far. They do not have the points system like Birchbox, but they do offer discounts on the items that you have sampled for that month. Another cool thing is that you get a free reusable “glam bag” every month with your samples. ipsy tends to send more makeup products whereas Birchbox sends all types of beauty products including hair and facial care products.
So when picking a subscription service, first be sure to determine what is is you actually want out of it and then do your research. What are the people who belong to these services saying about them? What type of products are you looking for? How much are you willing to pay? This will help narrow down your choices from the long list of services.
Here is a peek of what was in my February Birchbox and my March ipsy Glam Bag!


Birchbox – February 2013 

From left to right: 
Not shown: Ghirardelli Milk & Caramel Squares (because I ate it before taking the picture!)

ispy Glam Bag – March 2013

From left to right:
Juice Beauty Hydrating Mistyaby Eyeshadow Refill in So Vein & Sand Dune, GlamRX Mini Freestyle PaletteLA Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover 8ct Pouch, and The Great Escape ispy Glam Bag.


On the left I placed the two yabby eye shadows in the GlamRx palette (it is magnetic). On the right are swatches of the two colors: So Vein on the left and Sand Dune on the right.

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