Ipsy vs Birchbox October 2014 Vlog

In the spirit of trying new things, I thought it was time to try a vlog out for my review of Birchbox and Ipsy this month! If you’re new to Ipsy or Birchbox, they are both budget friendly subscription boxes for beauty samples and full size products.

Ipsy vs Birchbox October 2014 Vlog / hellorigby!

At $10 a month for each subscription, you really can’t go wrong with either, but I’ll show you what I got in each one, and tell you which one I thought was the best bang for my buck.

Ipsy vs Birchbox October 2014 Vlog

Products Mentioned


Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner (Sample, value $11.25)
Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream (Sample, value $15.60)
Mally Liquid Lipstick in Petal to the Metal (Full Size, value $20)
Harvey Prince Petaly Noir (Sample, value $3)
Dr. Jart+Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm (Sample, value $7.92)


City Color Be Matte Lipstick in Cappucino (Full Size, value $5)
Skyn Iceland Mini Glacial Cleansing Cloths (Sample, value $5)
MicaBeauty Mineral Eye Shadow (Full Size, value $15)
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Pore Minimixing Primer (Sample, value $9.75)
Figs & Rouge Hand Cream in Mango Mandarin (Travel Size, value $6.56)

Did you get Ipsy or Birchbox this month? What was your favorite beauty find?

50 thoughts on “Ipsy vs Birchbox October 2014 Vlog

        1. Jenn Post author

          I think it’s worth trying… I did, and it does take a few months to actually get a bag because they have a wait list, but Birchbox is still my favorite.

  1. Nancy

    Omg I love both of those subscription boxes – I used to be subscribed to SOOO many when they first came out. Now i’m slowly chipping away at using the samples haha.

  2. lauriel

    Sounds like both boxes had great brands and variety of products – I think I’d lean slightly more towards Birchbox because of the balance of skincare and makeup products (vs makeup colors, which I have tons of!). I used to subscribe to Birchbox, but had to stop because I couldn’t use up all the samples I was getting (and I felt guilty about it)… :)


    1. Jenn Post author

      Totally know you mean, Lauriel! The samples sure add up quick. And agreed with you on the makeup colors – I don’t really use super colorful make up, so Ipsy tends to be a bust for me. It’s fun trying new things though!

  3. Heather

    Oooh! Those are great. I get the ipsy glam bag, which I love but I’ve been very tempted to switch (or add) Birchbox. Your Birchobox samples seem slightly better this month in my opinion! I loved seeing them both, thanks!

  4. fatima

    I have heard of Birchbox but haven’t heard of Ipsy. I’ve wanted to try curl box too its $20 a month :( I definitely like the $10 price better!

  5. Cat

    Lady, for someone who doesn’t vlog much, you are comfortable in front of a camera! I’m so jealous. It’s so interesting to see an online blogger friend vocally chat rather than just with written words. I’ve thought about doing a little video, but I wouldn’t be nearly as relaxed as you are!


    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha, well what you don’t see happening is me yelling at my boyfriend to stop making noise or laughing at me… I feel super awkward just blabbering away to the camera and I hate hearing my own voice during playback!

  6. Katie Matthews

    I really want to get into Youtube! Looks like a lot of fun. Comparisons can be hard too. I’ve never subscribed to any beauty box as I’m never sure I’d actually use all the products!

    Katie <3

  7. Lindsay

    I love subscription boxes and was thinking of getting one but I am just so unsure if I would like the stuff I get in there. Thanks for sharing the comparisons!!

    1. Jenn Post author

      Yeah, I know what you mean. I don’t always love everything, but I’ve found some really great products through sub boxes, plus it’s fun to try new things!

    1. Jenn Post author

      Glad you enjoy them, Emily! :) Birchbox is definitely my favorite between the two, but I’m having fun trying Ipsy every month too.


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