Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Unboxing Wars April 2015 Ipsy vs Birchbox

I know I am too late in blogging about this but I really wanna take my time in writing down my posts now. I feel that I don't want blogging to be a stressful job but a hobby that a truly enjoy, I don't really do this because I wanna be popular but I just wanna share my experiences and opinions to anyone who would want to read it. I love receiving this both my IPSY and Birchbox every month its something that lets experience different brands that I would never though of trying out.

So here is what I got with my IPSY bag this month.
Julie G Nail Color in Damsel
Full size 0.35oz $3.99
Product Description
A mid tone pink cream nail polish
What I think so far...
I don't paint my nails anymore I am too lazy to remove it once its already chipped so I opted out of the nail polish option with IPSY but they keep sending nail polish still so I just give it to my cousin or aunt instead.

Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush
Full size $2.98
Product Description
The Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush is made of 100% Flexible Japanese Torray Taklon Bristles (synthetic). The brush can be used for application and blending of all concealer formulas, emollient products and for applying cream based shadows. The tapered tip is for precision placement and great for use around the lip area to conceal when wearing bold colors.
What I think so far...
I love getting brushes from my IPSY bag that's what I like most about them I may have already received 3 to 4 different brushes from them through out the years that I'm subscribed and I love getting more. This feels like a good quality brush so I have no complaints about getting this one.

Olive Natural Beauty The Olive Lip Balm
Full size 0.07oz $5.95
Product Description
Who doesn’t want soft, moist, kissable lips? Olive Natural Beauty’s proprietary formula harnesses organic and luxurious extra virgin olive oil for enduring moisture with no added synthetics or chemicals so your lips are always ready for that spontaneous kiss. Olive Natural Beauty uses animal cruelty-free beeswax cultivated at a higher altitude to produce the most pure wax, protecting your lips from the elements while allowing them to breathe and stay plump. With Olive Natural Beauty’s petroleum-free lip balm, you’ll forget all about dry and cracked lips as well as those other lip balms in your purse. It’s a lip tease–we know!
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What I think so far...
I don't like getting lip balms at all I would much prefer getting lipsticks than this I have a lot of lip balms already so I may pass this on to somebody else.

theBalm Cosmetics NUDE Dude Eyeshadow Single in Flirty
Sample size 0.035oz $3.75
Product Description
Product DescriptionIntroducing theBalm's latest addition to the Nude series... Nude Dude! Get a quick look using any combination of these triple-milled shadows or dress up your look by adding water to transform your favorite shades into loyal liners. The shadows can be worn wet or dry and alone or layered for added intensity, so go ahead and cover (or uncover) your eyes.

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What I think so far...
I was pretty excited when I got this I have never owned the balm eye shadows before so happy I got to try this out it's such a pretty color its a purple with golden sheen to it. It's not super pigmented as I liked it to be you have to keep building up the color but it's decent enough and you can see swatches below.

Pandora's Makeup Box in Pink Carnation Blush
Full size 0.14oz $14
Product Description
Pandora’s Makeup Box Pink Carnation Blush is suitable for all skin tones and made with long-lasting, vibrant pigments with a silky texture for easy application. The formula is designed for professional use and contains the best quality pigment and ingredients to highlight the cheekbone for the ultimate glowing texture and color.
What I think so far...
This has a really pretty pink blush very pigmented and I love the color this is very fitting for spring and summer make up looks. Swatches below again. ^.^

Here is what I got from my Birchbox,I love the box design they keep getting better and better every month it's so exciting! 
Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel 
Sample size 0.17oz $4.8
Product Description
This acid-free peel gently exfoliates for instantly softer, smoother, brighter skin. Apply to clean face and massage to slough off dull, dry skin. Rinse away.
What I think so far...
I have reviewed this product before when I obtained a free sample from them before you can read that more here. I love peels like this it's the safest way to exfoliate your skin without irritating it or causing skin tears.

Number 4 Volumizing Shampoo
Sample size 1oz $4
Product Description
This sulfate-free, botanical-rich cleanser helps create bouncy, bodacious hair. Rub a small amount between damp hands to lather up. Work through wet hair, then rinse well.
What I think so far...
I love the scent of this shampoo it smells so fresh and floral but I really didn't observe any volumizing on my hair when I used it. I don't think I would wanna spend to much money on shampoo I would rather spend it on more makeup! LOL!

Beauty Protector Protect & Oil 
Sample size 0.33oz? $2.14?
Product Description
This customer-fave hair oil defends against UV rays, heat, and breakage. Work 1-3 drops into damp hair, or the ends of dry hair. Perfect for all hair types.
What I think so far...
I love this its smells like sweet caramel to me! ^.^ I love putting oil on the ends of my hair to keep it from having split ends this is doesn't leave a sticky residue on my hair upon application when I ran out of my Macadamia oil I will surely purchase a full size of this one.

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream
Sample size 22ml $2.93
Product Description
A shea butter packed shaving cream with deletable scent. Apply to legs, armpits or bikini line before you shave.
What I think so far...
I don't really see the point of a shaving cream since I just use what ever body wash I am using when I am shaving in the shower. I like that it foams up and yes it's very soft on the skin after shaving but so does my body wash, so I don't see the point of purchasing a full size of this but it was nice to get to try this out. ^.^

Pop Beauty Pop Portfolio Eyeshadow Palette in Peach Parfait Trio
Product Description
With three pretty pastel shades, this satiny shadows is our spring go-to. Sweep a single color over your eyelid, or mix, match, and blend.
What I think so far...
I had gotten a trio sample of this from a previous IPSY bag but in a different color, so when I saw this for the sample choice I had to get it! It is a really nice selection of colors perfect for spring I really liked the peach and the golden peach shade they glide on smoothly and really pigmented. Swatches below.

The total value of my Ipsy bag for April is around $30.67 I really loved I got three full size products this month but I think the overall curation is just okay, while my Birchbox value is around $16.04 which is pretty low in value but I love the Beauty protector oil, real chemistry and pop beauty eye shadow trio! <3



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Thank you in advance if you did use my referral link! ^.^
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1 comment:

  1. I love that eyeshadow, I got that in my Ipsy bag. But i think i like Birchbox better because you got an eyeshadow palette instead.