Monthly Reviews: Ipsy vs. Birchbox & Influenster Moda Voxbox

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Happy Monday! I can’t believe we’re already into Thanksgiving/Black Friday week! I hope everyone’s ready for the craziest shopping season of the year… I know I’m not!

Monthly Beauty Vlogs: November 2014 / Ipsy vs. Birchbox & Influenster Moda Voxbox / hellorigby!

I’ve posted a couple of new vlogs to my channel on YouTube which I wanted to share here! The first is my monthly beauty box/bag battle between Ipsy and Birchbox:

Products Mentioned

Derma E Evenly Radiant Brightening Cleanser
Camille Beckman Platinume Gold Imperial Repair Hand Therapy
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint
Eyeko Fat Eye Stick
Tocca Eau de Parfum in Florence
Vosges Petits Chocolats

Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray
Starlooks Lip Gloss in Guilty Pleasure
Be a Bombshell Eye Shadow Base in Submissive
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
SeaRX Microdermabrasion Face and Body Scrub

I’m also sharing what came in the latest Influenster Moda Voxbox, which is full of fun things just in time for the cold weather! Thanks to Influenster for sending this free box my way for review.

Products Mentioned

Puffs SoftPack
Resource Natural Spring Water
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer
Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa in Milk Chocolate
Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask
Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Liner

Did you receive any of these boxes this month? What did you think about them?

17 thoughts on “Monthly Reviews: Ipsy vs. Birchbox & Influenster Moda Voxbox

  1. V

    Huh, that Moda VoxBox thing is pretty cool. Different to a lot of the other subscription boxes I’ve seen reviews of.

    I get super dry skin too. I just found an amazing heavy moisturizer for winter and it’s making my skin look beautiful. It’s the Eucerin Q10 anti aging lotion. Love it.


    1. Jenn Post author

      Yeah, it’s quite a random assortment of things, but it’s also free. If you haven’t signed up you should definitely do so – they seem to love to send boxes to bloggers. ;)

      Oh I’ll have to check that one out! I just replaced my daily moisturizer with the Clinique Moisture Surge but I bet Eucerin is much more reasonably priced!

  2. Olya

    Your Birchbox looks great this month! That Moda Vox Box also looks like it has some fun things to try out! Do you have a favorite winter moisturizer? My skin has been so much drier this winter so I’m looking. :)

  3. Kasey

    you are too cute! I’m going to have to look into that hair food mask, when it starts getting dry my hair starts resembling an actual pony tail..

    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw thanks Kasey! I’m excited to try the Hair Food out – I can always use an extra moisturizing mask too. Winter’s dryness is the worst!

    1. Jenn Post author

      It’s super moisturizing and has great pigmentation, but I do think you need to use a primer. It doesn’t seem to stay put as well as what I’m used to!

    1. Jenn Post author

      It seems like the eye base didn’t have any issues, but apparently they sent out a “toxic” smelling mascara that irritated the eyes, and some sort of expired lip product. Yikes!

  4. Chaitra @ PinkPot

    Hey jenn, Lovely video! I m glad birchbox sent the eyeko eye stick, sounds really good! My fav has to be the voxbox, love the rimmel moisture renew lipsticks! Super moisturising and great colors! x

    – Chaitra

  5. Britt Hanson

    This month was my first Ipsy bag and I really enjoyed it — I also received the concealer, hairspray and eye base, and I liked all three! I am fair too, but the concealer actually went on pretty light and is a good coverage, the hairspray smells amazing, and the eye base is really smooth and a great neutral color. I also received the J Cat Wonder Lip Paint which I LOVED. I got the dark one, and was worried about it being vampy, but if you use just a bit, it looks awesome and pushed me out of my comfort zone. My last product was the Temptu Highlighter, which I haven’t used yet… Not sure when I will try it out!

    PS, super jealous of all of you guys that got that vox box!!! :)

    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh that’s so great to know about the concealer! I did think it looked a little light for “medium” but I’ve never worn medium makeup so was a little puzzled. I’m jealous you got the lip paint – I saw that, it looks just like the OCC lip tars I love! This was probably the best voxbox I’ve received outside of the Victoria’s Secret one they sent a few months ago. I felt very lucky! :)


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