My First Birchbox

Birchbox was the first subscription service I had ever heard of, but I decided to go with Ipsy Glam Bag first. I had heard negative comments about Birchbox such as terrible customer service and repeat products. After receiving a less than stellar first Ipsy Glam Bag, I decided I needed to give Birchbox a try.

I was first surprised to see how small the package was. Their boxes look so much bigger on their website and social media! However, when I opened it I was not disappointed.

Agave Healing Oil Treatment

Pros: I use oil in my hair after every time I wash it so I knew this be useful. The consistency is really nice and it doesn't have much of a smell. It helped hydrate my hair.

Cons: Only the price. My $13 Avon Moroccan Argon Oil Treatment is doing a great job and it's a little more in my price range.

Retail Cost of Full Size: $24-$40

Value of Sample: $3 (?)

It's Potent! Eye Cream by Benefits Cosmetics

Pros:  I use eye cream as a part of my daily routine so getting one was fantastic because eye creams are not cheap! I've never tried any sort of Benefit cosmetic before, but have always heard amazing things about the brand. This eye cream is super creamy and makes my under eye area feel so smooth. A little bit goes a long way which is great on the budget!

Cons: None.

Retail Value of Full Size: $34

Value of Sample: $4 (?)

Mox Botanicals Bath Milks

Pros: I love taking baths. They are so relaxing. I like that these bath milks actually help my skin because they are packed with nutrient-rich sea salt.

Cons: None. Would put this on a wish list!

Retail Value: $12 for a two pack

Sample Value: $6

Sheer Tint in Be Magentable with Me by OPI

Pros: OPI is one of my favorite nail polish brands (but it doesn't beat out Essie). The concept of a tinted top coat is very interesting. I put it on unpainted nails and it gives a different look and an alternative to opaque nail polish.

Cons: None, really. I'll use it because I have it, but I won't purchase it.

Retail Value of Full Size: $9

Value of Sample: $2 (?)

Reviver Dry Deodorant Swipes for Clothes

Pros: I love this! I have never seen anything like it before. It's deodorant for you clothes. You rub it over your clothes and it gets rid of odors on contact. This is great for after eating in a restraint or if you need to freshen your gym clothes! The best part is that they are reusable!

Cons: None.

Retail Value: $17.99 for a pack of 6

Sample Value: $2.99

I was really impressed with my February Birchbox and it beat out my Ispsy Glam Bag based on the prodcuts I received. Ipsy does win in overall value and size of samples (Ipsy was worth a whoping $39.49 as compared to Birchbox's $17.99 value). Although Ipsy's product sizes were larger and worth more, I still have to give this month to Birchbox. They sent me products I will actually use and I love the presentation card and box.

Do you subscribe to both Ipsy and Birchbox?
Which one do you favor?


  1. Yay, I'm glad you like it! Those boxes become addictive I tell you!

  2. I don't get either of the boxes but thought they looked neat!
    Thanks for stopping by and linking up with me today!

  3. I'm so glad you liked yours! I'm one of those Birchbox haters... my boxes just never equated anywhere near to the $10 per month fee. This looks great, though! Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

    Diary of a Debutante

  4. Did you completely give up on ipsy? I've got two of their bags so far and I'm not really overwhelmed with them either..

    You'll have to let know what you think of the eye cream after you use it for awhile! I'm in the market for a new one :)


    1. I'm still with Ipsy since I've only received on bag from there. I'll give them 3 to 4 more before I say to hell with it.