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 cuteĀ 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?

20 Comments on Why I’m Not Opening My IPSY Bag…Yet

  1. apefarthing@gmail.com'
    april farthing
    April 18, 2014 at 8:28 am (2 years ago)

    I love both for different reasons but I agree, Ipsy always wins:)

    • Ellen Tailor
      April 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm (2 years ago)

      Tell me why you like Birchbox. I’m excited to see what I get this month!

      • KristinaMoats@hotmail.com'
        April 18, 2014 at 9:54 pm (2 years ago)

        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! :)

        • Ellen Tailor
          April 18, 2014 at 10:13 pm (2 years ago)

          That’s good to know! Thanks Kristina. :)

  2. k_obrien68@yahoo.com'
    April 18, 2014 at 9:02 am (2 years ago)

    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.

    • Ellen Tailor
      April 18, 2014 at 1:09 pm (2 years ago)

      haha IPSY does love their eyeliner.

  3. Alyssa.pratt@me.com'
    April 18, 2014 at 9:49 am (2 years ago)

    You should look into Glossybox! It’s my favorite, and I’ve tried them all.

    • Ellen Tailor
      April 18, 2014 at 1:09 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh! I’ll check into it. Thanks for the tip Aly.

  4. Angelface7712@yahoo.com'
    April 18, 2014 at 11:24 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve only tried birchbox so now I’ll have to try the others to compare them

    • Ellen Tailor
      April 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm (2 years ago)

      How long have you had Birchbox Michelle? What’s the best and worst product you’ve received from them?

  5. alyssawa08@gmail.com'
    April 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm (2 years ago)

    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

    • Ellen Tailor
      April 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm (2 years ago)

      I’ve been so tempted to try Julep! One of these months I’m gonna do it. I know I won’t be able to resist.

  6. johnlynm@gmail.com'
    April 18, 2014 at 2:02 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks to you Ellen I have gotten my first Ipsy bag, How fun it it to open and try new things!

    • Ellen Tailor
      April 18, 2014 at 10:15 pm (2 years ago)

      So glad you love it! :)

  7. brittanylee7385@gmail.com'
    April 18, 2014 at 6:49 pm (2 years ago)

    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. =)

    • Ellen Tailor
      April 18, 2014 at 10:14 pm (2 years ago)

      I’ll never complain about chocolate but tea? Ew.

  8. nicoleorr1@gmail.com'
    April 18, 2014 at 9:03 pm (2 years ago)

    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.

    • Ellen Tailor
      April 18, 2014 at 10:14 pm (2 years ago)

      I’ll never say no to chocolate!

  9. Xonugiexo@yahoo.com'
    April 25, 2014 at 10:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I have been on the ipsy “waiting” list for over 3 months…. :(

    • Ellen Tailor
      April 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Ahh!! I was on for a few months as well. I’ve heard if you post on your FB, you get moved off the list quicker.