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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

(October) GLOSSYBOX vs. IPSY GLAM BAG vs. Birchbox

So...last month I said I would do a comparison of Glossybox vs. Ipsy and then I ended up getting a Birchbox as well so here goes the massive review!!!!!!

So first I got my Glossybox and if you use Glossybox UK like some of my friends you'll know that you already got this one a couple months ago. This is a complaint I have about Glossy. Why do they send better boxes via the UK site? My friends are always making me jealous telling me about their boxes! For October it was apparently Glossy's birthday so they got five full size products including some really amazing ones! Anyhow, enough ranting, here goes my review...

Remember: I will list the items in order of which I love best to which I liked least, same goes for the boxes.

GLOSSYBOX October: Vive La France Special Edition

First of all, let's acknowledge that gorgeous box!  The artwork was done by Jaime Lee Reardin and it had cute designs on the front, sides, back and even inside! I loved everything in this one which is a first for me!

1) Votre Vu Oh Lighten Up! Intensif Treatment Spot Crème
I have been looking for a really good brightening creme to use because I read that they can really help to fade acne scares which I have a few of unfortunately. I was extremely excited to try this and started using it as soon as I got it. Wow. It really works. Every morning when I wake up make acne scares are lighter and less noticeable. I could see results almost immediately instead of having to wait a long time like with usual brightening cremes. The normal price is $59.00 for  0.51 oz . Would I buy this? The price is high but it works very well and I might if i need it again.
2) Lollipops Red Nail Laquer in Voyage a Paris
I love red nail polish. Have I mentioned this before? No? Ah, well. Nail polish doesn't seem to last long on my nails, maybe because I have a life and I don't just sit around being fanned by two servants. But this surprisingly lasted for over a week with minimal  chipping. I had applied three coats since it actually dried pretty quickly. Overall it looked fab and I have it on my finger and toe nails again. The normal price is $10.00  for 0.4 oz . Would I buy this? Totally!
 3) De Bruyere Paris red Lipgloss
I have way too much lip gloss and lip stick, let me just get them confession out of the way. The reason is that I am addicted to it. So this one is having fun living in hand bag along with all my others. It's not really red to me, it seems more like a pink but oh, well. The normal price is $17.50  for 0.17 oz. Would I buy this? Probably not, since I can something similar for less than that.
4) Sabe Masson Le Soft Perfume
So I got the scent 'Artist' which was sort of woody and definitely not something I would wear. However I really do like the fact that the ingredients are natural etc and everything else about it so I would probably buy it again just in a different scent. The normal price is $25.00  for 0.17 oz . So, would I buy this? Definitely! It really is perfect for your purse!
5) Phyto Phytokeratine Mask
I was really excited to try this mask and after I did my hair was even softer than normal and it looked so lovely! The normal price is $39.00 for 6.2 oz . Would I buy this? Since it's pricey I might get it and use some once a week.
 IPSY October Glam Bag

I didn't think I was going to try Ipsy simply because they never have promo codes or really anything at all so there wasn't an incentive to try it. But, as you can see, I finally did. 

1) theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in (Committed)
I LOVE this! It lasts so long and is actually vanilla mint flavoured so it smells minty. It looks like matte lipstick but it's a liquid that dries and lasts forever.
2) IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Clinically Proven 5-1 Mascara
I'd tried a mascara by Benefit with a very similar wand from Glossybox so I figured this would be exactly the same. I was wrong. I actually liked this mascara better and for some reason this wand works better than the one for Benefit. I think it just has less mascara on it so it doesn't clump your lashes as much.
3) Peter Lamas Exfoliating Facial Scrub
I really liked this facial scrub it worked so well and had this lovely smell. I don't like pumpkin so I didn't think I would like this but I did! Just so you know, it doesn't smell like pumpkin!
4) Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask
First off, how much hair do these sample makers think the average girl has? Two inches? I couldn't really only use this mask since there was barely any in there. It was basically like regular hair conditioner so I wouldn't buy this.
5) Emite Makeup Professional Slant Tweezer
Okay...why did they send me this? Was my first thought. The reason for that is because I specifically said I didn't  want any appliances like this and the reason for that is because I subscribe to these things for the makeup etc not tweezers. I don't use tweezers! I have great eyebrows!
BIRCHBOX October: Power Pose Special Edition 

 So, first off I had gotten a code to get this box along with a regular October box and then there was a mix up and I just got this one, plus it took forever to get it which was part of why it took me awhile to get this post up. Anyhow, here we go!

1) Clinique Chubby Stick in Mega Melon
I loved this actually it's like a lip balm and reminds me of the Revlon Just Bitten type of lip balm stick. I let my mum try it when I did her makeup once and she wanted to steal it she liked it so much! The normal price is $17. Would I buy this? Probably not since Revlon makes a stick pretty similar for less money.
   
2) Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer
I loved using this primer but the sample was quite small. It was very smooth and soft and kept my makeup looking perfect all day! The normal price is $36. Would I buy this? Maybe but if I did I'd just use it for days when I need my makeup to last all day.

3) Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
I liked this moisturiser because it was very light and such a nice texture that went on very nicely kept my face nice a soft. The normal price is $39. So, would I buy this?  No. I can get a better product for less.
4) Darphin Stimulskin Plus Multi-Corrective Divine Cream Dry Skin
I tried this but there wasn't enough to really give a great review or anything. Overall I liked it but the normal price is $295. I would NEVER pay that much for a little face creme.
5) Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Synchronized Complex II
 I didn't try this but my mum is so I will let you know what she thinks!
So....the verdict? Get Glossybox. Ipsy has small samples that aren't worth the price and the same goes for Birchbox. Plus, with Ipsy, why would I want to get a cheap little makeup bag every month? I would only get Ipsy for, say, a young preteen girl as a birthday/Christmas gift subscription or something. Other than that: no way. 
If you want to try Glossybox click here: https://www.glossybox.com/referal?CI=MTgzNTQ1
If you want to try Ipsy go here: ipsy.com 
If you want to try Birchbox go here: birchbox.com

 

 

 

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