Subscription Boxes Lately: Ipsy, Birchbox, The Zoe Report Box of Style, & Julep Maven

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The subscription box love runs deep around here. The beginning of the month marked the receipt of my Box of Style from The Zoe Report. Later in the month came the usual suspects: Birchbox and Ipsy. I also received Julep Maven again because… oops, I forgot to cancel. I lucked out again with a box that’s totally usable.

So, let’s get on with it shall we? The goods right this way…

Subscription Boxes Lately: The Zoe Report Box of Style Fall 2015, Ipsy vs. Birchbox, and Julep Maven September // hellorigby seattle style blog

Subscriptions Lately: Ipsy vs. Birchbox, The Zoe Report Fall Box of Style, & Julep Maven

The Zoe Report Box of Style Fall 2015

As to be expected, this box blows its competition out of the water. I only wish this had been around when I was still getting PopSugar Must Have, because I would have canceled a lot sooner and stuck with this one. Rachel Zoe seems to get in my head and give me exactly what I’m looking for. (Looking at you, Topshop Fedora and Cluse Watch!) Combine that with other high-quality items and I’m a happy camper. While the price is a bit steep at $100 as compared to other lifestyle boxes, this one is more than worth it. And luckily it’s a quarterly box, so you’re not paying monthly. (P.S. Get $10 when you sign up through my referral link!)

Julep Maven September 2015

Well, this was an oops. I’ve now set an alarm on my phone to remind me to actually go in and select my boxes from here on out. :P Luckily Julep Maven’s¬†style profile is almost consistently on point when it comes to selecting colors for me. The lipstick in Soiree was really the stand out in this box for me, and I can’t wait to use the holographic pink-gray polish in Ellis!

Ipsy vs. Birchbox September 2015

The struggle was real between Ipsy and Birchbox this month. I have to admit I wasn’t absolutely in love with either, as there were definite duds in both boxes. The stand outs from both boxes, however, were the NYX Eyeshadow Trio and the Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish from Ipsy, and the unique Raw Spirit Fragrance¬†and Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil from Birchbox. As for which won the battle? The jury’s out, but I think Birchbox may have nudged ahead ever so slightly with the higher quality samples like the Salon Gioje Protein Mask and 100% Pure Eye Cream.

That’s a wrap for this month’s subscription boxes. What have you received in your subscription boxes lately? Any new subs out there I should try? I’d love to hear about it!

20 thoughts on “Subscription Boxes Lately: Ipsy, Birchbox, The Zoe Report Box of Style, & Julep Maven

  1. Annessa @ Seeking Sunshine

    I just ordered my first Box of Style for winter and I am so excited! Everything in the previous boxes sounds like products I will actually get use out of. I love that fedora in the fall box! I had a Birchbox subscription in the past, but I found that I didn’t use any of my products because I didn’t want them to run out – then I just ended up with a pile of unused samples. The only subscription I maintain when I’m home is Wine Awesomeness (and now box of style) because who doesn’t love wine delivered to your door!


    1. Jenn Post author

      Yay, so glad! I think you’ll love it if it continues with the same vibe. I already like the fall box better than summer and hope I’ll love the winter box even more! :) Wine Awesomeness does sound… well, awesome. Haha! ;)

  2. Julia @ Grace Makes New

    That fedora is fabulous! I tried the protein mask this past weekend and I wasn’t crazy about the smell but I loved how it felt on my skin! It’s kind of tingly and refreshing and my skin felt really soft and clean afterwards!

  3. suki

    Intrigued by the Zoe Report Box, actually! Tempting, even though I’m trying to spend less. ;-)

    I had Popsugar for the longest time and then once it expired, I stopped renewing because they just weren’t as good anymore.

    1. Jenn Post author

      I felt the same way about Popsugar! The Zoe Report Box is pretty awesome, and they’ve released the “hero” item for the winter box already – a cocktail ring – and it’s super pretty!

    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks Jacquie! I’m also more Team Birchbox, however lately I’ve been feeling a little meh about some of the items I received. Hopefully with the holidays coming they’ll have some better things!

  4. Rita

    You are the box subscription queen Jenn! I love watching your YouTube videos! The Zoe Report Box of Style is most definitely my favorite! That Olive Hat is to-die-for! And I agree the color is so versatile! Keep up the great work Jenn! <3

  5. Martha @ I'd Rather Be Reading

    I honestly can’t even remember the last time I got a Julep box. I have soooooo much polish as is, so a lot of what’s been on offer is basically a repeat of existing polishes in my collection! But it’s always fun to look at the preview email. :)


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