Thursday, April 4, 2013

Birchbox vs. Glossybox ~ March Edition

Hey lovelies!  I realized April is upon us, yet I forgot to do my Birchbox vs. Glossybox head to head comparison.  I did review both boxes, check out my March Birchbox review and my March Glossybox review.  {Click to read more!}

Here's what I got in my Birchbox.  All in all, I really liked this box and felt it was great!

And this was my Glossybox.  I really like the products received, and was definitely pleased with this box.

So, now let's break it out mathematically, to see which was a better value:

Birchbox ~ Cost $10
Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray ~ $6.50
Caldrea Body Lotion ~ $2.06
Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum ~ $11.90
Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream ~ $2.93
Madewell for Birchbox Emery Board ~ $5.00
Total Value $28.39

Glossybox ~ Cost $21
Elite Models Liner ~ $15.00
Koh Gen Do Cosmetics Oriental Plants Emollient Cream ~ $32.49
ModelCo Cheek + Lip Tint ~ $24.00
Prestiche Essential Oil Bar Soap ~ $16.99
Sebastian Professional Shaper Fierce ~ $2.40
Total Value $90.88

*All prices were calculated by creating a ratio of the cost of the full size to it's size and then applying that to the sample size to arrive at a price.  For example, if something costs $10 for 1 ounce, and a 1/2 ounce sample is received, I'm valuing it at $5.  Make sense?

I was pleasantly surprised this month's Birchbox was worth nearly triple its cost.  Usually Birchbox's value is less than double the cost, the price of the Evologie serum alone paid for the box.

Glossybox, as usual, packs a heck of a lot more value compared to what your cost is.  With three full-sized products this month, and a pricey but ahhhhmazing moisturizer sample, I certainly am pleased with the value compared to my cost.

...is Glossybox by a nose!  Honestly, I'd say it was Birchbox but the Koh Gen Do moisturizer in my Glossybox is what sealed the deal.  This stuff is incredible and makes my skin feel like silk.

So that's my take on the March Birchbox and Glossybox and how they stacked up.  Who would you pick for a winner?


1 comment:

  1. Hey Lia,
    I also subcribe to both Birchbox and Glossybox and I feel that overall, Glossybox is a better value. On the other hand, I have received better advertised samples from Birchbox whereas before my first Glossybox, I had never heard of those beauty brands. I love your head-to-head comparison and your cost/value analysis. As a strategy consultant, I think that way too. We even have the same name! (Although my parents spelled it Leah). Great minds think alike! Have a great week!


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