Sunday, June 8, 2014

Birchbox vs. Glossybox vs. Ipsy Glam Bag ~ June 2014 Edition

Hi lovelies!  It may be late, but here it is nonetheless; it's the latest Birchbox vs. Glossybox vs. Ipsy Glam Bag!  By now, I've tested nearly all the products, so I can definitively pick a winner... but who will it be? Not sure which one (or two or three!) you want to subscribe to? Have no fear, my dear, as I bring you June's edition of Birchbox vs.Glossybox vs. Ipsy Glam Bag! {Click to see how they stack up!}

This month's Birchbox was great for me.  I love everything I've received and will be buying full sizes of practically everything (especially the pop-rocks-like mouthwash!)  Want to see my initial review? Birchbox May Review.

Glossybox collaborated with the one and only Bergdorf Goodman to curate an amazing, luxurious box of products this month - and even included a $25 gift card to Bergdorf!  Want to see each product in better detail? Glossybox May Review.

I feel that Ipsy knocks it out of the park every month, so of course this month's bag was no exception.  I'm absolutely hooked on the curl cream, and will continue using it regularly.  Want to see each product again? Ipsy May Review.

Here's the breakdown:

Birchbox ~ Cost $10
Beauty Protector Protect & Shampoo ~ $2.74
Beauty Protector Protect & Condition ~ $2.74
LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Lip Pencil ~ $18
Supergoop! Everyday SPF 30 ~ $0.91
32 Oral Care Effervescent Breath Crystals ~ $0.98
TOTAL VALUE ~ $25.37

Glossybox ~ Cost $21
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer ~ $13.24
Revive Intensite Volumizing Eye Serum ~ $70
Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolue ~ $9.88
Chantecaille Luminous Gloss ~ $6.54
Alterna CAVIAR CC Cream ~ $8.50
Lancer Eye Contouring Lift Cream ~ $32.30
TOTAL VALUE ~ $165.46

Ipsy Glam Bag ~ Cost $10
eva*nyc Rock-a-Wave Curl Cream ~ $8
Lulu Blossom Dreamsicle Body Balm ~ $10
Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo ~ $3.50
derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub ~ $16.25
Hang Ten Classic Sport SPF 50 ~ $1.62
TOTAL VALUE ~ $39.37

*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?

While I really really loved each box/bag this month and didn't dislike anything, it makes it a little tougher.  But only for like a second.  Seriously, this is almost a no-brainer.

With a $25 gift card to Bergdorf alone, I'd pick Glossybox.  But add to that the high-end luxury products that I'm getting to really try out (especially the Revive eye cream, whose full-size retails for $350), I emphatically choose Glossybox.  (I also, of course, used the gift card at once and picked up a fun-hued YSL nail polish.)  Picking a favorite between Birchbox and Ipsy is a little tougher, as both were awesome and had similar-ish values.  But Birchbox had that amazing pop-rocks mouthwash (breath freshener, whatevs) so I have to pick Birchbox next.  Finally Ipsy, but only because its value was rather low this month (usually it values at around $50).  There it is: 1. Glossybox, 2. Birchbox, 3. Ipsy Glam Bag.

Who would you pick as a winner?  Did I get it right?



  1. I am getting my First Ipsy this month. I loved my May Birchbox. I do not get glossybox but am thinking about signing up for it. It seems like you get more bang for your buck with glossybox as the boxes are usually worth way more then you end up paying. I love my birchbox samples though and so far all the products I've gotten I have used and will continue to use. I am excited to get my Ipsy for June and see what is in the bag.

  2. Ooooh!! You are going to LOVE it! Ipsy always nails it with affordable products and big sizes! Birchbox has really changed my life in that I've found some of my favorite and must-have products by the awesome samples they send. Glossybox, while more expensive, really provides some higher-end brands and you're able to try those expensive serums and stuff to see how they work. I hope you love your boxes this month! Let me know! xo


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