I made the change spur of the moment at the end of last month to switch from Birchbox to Ipsy (formally glam bag.) I was nervous because I like everything about Birchbox; the presentation, points, the website, blog and how involved they are about teaching you how to use the product. I did my research and was looking for something with better products. I felt with Birchbox the sizes were tiny and I was only getting 2 things each month that I liked. I know it's only $10 but if I'm spending my money I would like to be getting stuff that I will use.
Well Ipsy did just that! I got 5 things that are all really great sample sizes, and a couple are full size. One of the best parts is that it comes in a makeup bag each month. That alone is worth the $10! I can't say enough good things about the products this month. Also, they are very good with getting your bag to you on time. I read that they ship that bags around the 7th of the month and I got it on the 10th. I felt with Birchbox my boxes always came towards the last week.
There are a few con's of this bag. Their website isn't put together that well. I had to navigate and search around for things. Also, the presentation in how you get your bag is very plain. It comes in a hot pink bubble wrapped envelope then inside is the actual make up bag with the products inside that and that's it. There's nothing extra except some coupons. Even though Birchbox's presentation is much better I always end up looking right past everything and getting to the products. So I guess with Ipsy it's right to the point.
*One last thing I want to compare between the 2. With Birchbox everyone gets completely different things in their boxes. With Ipsy everyone gets the same thing each month, the only difference would be the color of a product. (I got nude eye shadow, but I saw some girls got purple. I got red gloss, but I saw some girls got nude. That kind of thing.)
|Everything together right out of the bag.|
|Eye shadow. You can wear it very subtle or dramatic.|
|I never wore makeup primer before I got a sample from Birchbox and now I love what it does. This one doesn't smell too good at first but that goes away and keeps my makeup on all day.|
|"Hot mess" very red lip gloss. I've found you can wear this very light and it's perfect for the day or put extra on and have bright red lips for night.|
|These sheets add just the right amount of glitter to your face or chest area.|
|I actually was about to buy new eye liner until I saw I was getting this so I held off. I'm glad I did because this was the smoothest I've ever had an eye liner go on and it didn't smudge.|
|Everything in the bag. If you look close the inside says "ipsy!" How cute!|
If you're looking to make the switch from another company or looking to start something new, I recommend Ipsy 100%! It's $10 a month, tax and shipping included and you can stop and start it at any time.