Thursday, May 9, 2013

Birchbox vs. Glossybox ~ April Edition

Hi lovelies!  I realized here we are nearly halfway through May and I neglected to do my Birchbox vs. Glossybox for the April boxes!  To read my reviews on each box individually, here is my April Birchbox review and here's my April Glossybox review.  Now it's time for their head to head.  Better late than never, I suppose?  {Click to keep reading!}

These were the contents of my Birchbox.  It was a decent box, I do love the hair detangler/protecting spray as well as the Yes to Carrots lip balm!

These were the contents of my Glossybox.  The blush and lip balm are already two can't-live-without products!

Time for the breakdown.

Birchbox ~ Cost $10
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle ~ $2.74
Caudalie SOS Morning Eye Rescue ~ $3.40
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream ~ $3.90
Yes To Carrots Lip Butter ~ $2.50
Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub & Dark Spot Correcting Serum ~ $1
1 Year Women's Health Magazine Subscription ~ $9.99
Total Value $23.53

Glossybox ~ $21
Alterna Haircare Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist ~ $4.45
Bvlgari Eau Parfumee au the Blanc Tea Bag for Bath ~ $9.50
The Honest Company Honest Organic Lip Balm ~ $3.65
Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush ~ $22.00
Wash With Joe Coffeemint Invigorating Body Wash ~ $1.75
Le Metier de Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution ~ $13.23
Total Value $54.58

*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 felt that my Birchbox was worth its value for the magazine subscription alone, and I'm obsessed with the hair detangler and have had to order a full size already!

Glossybox never disappoints, and I loved the full sized products this month.  However, the foil packet of moisturizer pisses me off (as usual!) and it kills me that its value makes up for about a third of the value of the box.

...is Birchbox!  If it weren't for the damn foil packet sample in Glossybox, it would have won.  But taking that out of the equation left Birchbox the clear winner!

So that's my opinion of April's Birchbox and Glossybox and how they compare.  Who would you pick for the winner?  Does anyone else share my intense hatred of foil packet samples?


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