I really wanted to review my packages from September, but I never got around to it. In the meantime, MyGlam changed its name to Ipsy. Time for an October redemption. Here are my reviews of both shipments.
This month, Birchbox did a collaboration with Goop, which I jumped at the chance to receive. I am a big fan of Gwyneth Paltrow, and I do read the monthly newsletter
always when I have a chance. I have to say, I was not disappointed. This was the best Birchbox I have ever received.
Inside My Birchbox:
Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20 Face in Medium- I loved the matte finish this left on my face with just a touch of color. I will be purchasing this in the near future. Seems like it would be nice for weekends, when I just want a little bit of coverage and for my skin not to shine.
Orofluido Beauty Elixir- This has a soft vanilla scent to it, but I haven't tried it yet.
Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss in Charm- Oddly enough, I had been wanting to try this exact color for a while now. I had torn out the magazine page below with Angelina Joile wearing the same shade a few years ago. However, $33 (it was $28 a few years ago) seems kind of steep for one lip gloss.
I will say that after trying it, I would spend $33 on it. It applied smoothly, and left my lips feeling moisturized, but never sticky. Plus, I adore this color.
DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer- I am a fan of DDF products. I love the idea of this product, but I am not sure I really noticed a huge difference in my skin. At $85 a bottle, I want to know it is working.
Luna Lemon Zest Bar- I love Luna Bars, and this flavor was absolutely delicious (and probably not one I would have chosen myself). I will be looking for this at the grocery store.
The Ipsy theme this month was "Hello, Bombshell".
Inside My Ipsy Bag:
Cute Chevron Stripe Bag- I adore this bag. It is my favorite so far. Very on-trend and it seemed to be well made.
The Balm What's Your Type? "The Body Builder "Mascara- This mascara was ok. It wasn't amazing. It wasn't awful. I will use the whole sample, but I like my mascara to impress me a little more before I will run out and buy it.
Mirenesse Lip Balm Glossy Lacquer Stain in #9- This applied nicely, but I am unsure about the nude color on my lips. I think I need to try it out a few more times to decide if it is for me.
Be A Bombshell Eye Liner in Onyx- This was kind of like using a Sharpie to line my eyes. I loved how easy it was to apply this, but I wish I had received it in brown instead. Black is a little severe on me.
Couture Colour Pequil Oil Treatment- I honestly haven't tried this product yet. I feel like I get at least one hair oil a month from these companies, and this is the second one I received for October. Plus, I am still using a few from previous months.
Coastal Scents Eye Shadow in Maroon Berry, Flesh Tone, Caramel, and Light Bronze- I loved these colors. I am definitely an eye shadow novice, but I thought these applied nicely.
One thing that I like about Ipsy, that Birchbox doesn't do, is give a discount on all of the products in the box. Birchbox only offers free shipping. Overall, I give the Birchbox an A this month, and the Ipsy bag a solid B. Definitely enough to keep me as a subscriber, anxiously awaiting what gems will be in my shipments next month.