Why I’m Not Opening My IPSY Bag…Yet

Normally I’m excited when I see this bright pink package in my mailbox but this month was different. I’ve been a strong supporter of IPSY for nearly a year now. If you don’t know, for $10 a month, IPSY sends 4-5 beauty products (think make-up, hair, lotions, etc.) that are customized just for you and delivered in a super cuteย GLAM BAG. This subscription box is very similar to Birchbox and many of you have asked which one I think is better. Unfortunately, I couldn’t answer that question until now.

In order to give a fair comparison between IPSY and Birchbox, I decided to subscribe to both boxes. Clearly my IPSY bag has already arrived. When Birchbox gets here I’ll unbox them and let you watch!

Ellen Tailor IPSY AprilMy favorite YouTube videos are monthly unboxing videos comparing the two and most times (spoiler alert) IPSY wins. That’s the reason I initially signed up for IPSY over Birchbox. I’m hoping to get my very own unboxing video up on my YouTube channel by Wednesday so stay tuned.

In the meantime, which do YOU prefer? Birchbox OR Ipsy?

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      1. Ipsy gives you better samples – but Birchbox has a great rewards system. With BB when you DO find something you love – as long as you review your products when you get them, you can save money on future purchases! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I always get my Birch box first. And I seem to like them better. I get perfume, which I love and don’t wear much eyeliner, which Ipsy seems to rely a lot on.

  2. Ellen! Seriously try julep! They are make up and NAILPOLISH!!! I love them. I’ve had birch and beauty box but so far love julep way way way more. First box is FREEEEEEE and they are based out of seattle! How cool. Check them out! http://Www.julep.com

  3. I originally started with a Birchbox subscription, but cancelled it once I found IPSY. I didn’t like how Birchbox would send something like a Ghirdelli chocolate or bag of tea in it instead of actual beauty products. I never have to worry about that with IPSY, plus I love getting the different bags each month. =)

  4. The thing I like more about Birchbox is the fact it’s not always makeup in the box. Anything from chocolate, scents to the makeup. It’s more of an overall variety. I’ve been getting the Birchbox for about 5 months now, everyone in the office gets jealous every month when I receive my box.