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Monday, August 19, 2013

August 2013 Birchbox && IPSY Unboxing!!

Helloooo gorrgggiess!!

SOO... I am doing an unboxing of all the things I recieved in both, Birchbox and my IPSY glam bag for the month of August!! :) I am finally getting the time to write this post to show you ladies all the fun treats I received! 

If you are curious and want to know what the heck is a birchbox or an ipsy???  Don't panic! I got you covered. :) Birchbox and IPSY are monthly subscriptions of skincare, beauty, and makeup products! Each subscription has about 5-6 items each! Before you start receiving boxes you have to fill out a questionnaire so the box/bag will suit your needs and send you products that you would possibly go for!  I'm not going to lie, sometimes the subscription can be hits and misses but there is always something in the package I am super stoked to try out!  It's fun to get a little surprise each month, I am like a child on Christmas morning when I get mine in the mail, lol and also being able to have the opportunity to try out products that you probably have never tried out before makes it all worth it!!  Not to mention these two subscription are ONLY $10 a month... YES, I said it! TEN BUCKS!  You will definitely get your mooolahs worth! :)  There are many beauty subscriptions out there, and this trend is growing rapidly.  But I love these two & for $10 each, I seriously can't complain. :) 

This month's theme for both of the boxes were "Back to school" themes, which is totally understandable since the school year has finally begun!  But I know for sure anyone can use these amazing products for every walk of life!

Enough of my rambling! I am ready to get into it and show you what I got!!
I am going to start off with my Birchbox first. I seem to always start with that first. Haha. 

This is what my Birchbox looked like when I opened it up! :)

I recieved this as a "Beauty Extra"
It is the TanTowel Self-Tan Towelettes
Full-size, $24

 ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick
Set of 3, $24

This is the shade I got the lippie in. 
Disco Fever 

Here is a swatch of the lippie!
I love the color!! It is more of an
orange with a coral undertone!

 Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect
Sulfate-free leave-in conditioner that protects color and blocks UV rays
Full size, $32

 Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream SPF 45+ 
Full size, $39

 Jasmine Seven Fresh Feet/Hand Wipes
Full size, $25.95

I was super excited to see all of the things I got in my Birchbox! I think I was even more pumped to see that I got an awesome shade of lipstick! (I have actually been wanting to find a lippie that was an orange type shade!) :D And I was super duper thrilled to also get a BB cream! I love wearing BB creams on days that I don't feel like I need to go full on glitz! Bahahaha! 
The hair product, I am glad I got since I just recently dyed my hair (more details later!) and I need a sulfate free leave-in conditioner product.  So it was pretty much like Birchbox read my mind!  And as for the hands/feet wipes, I have never used a product like that, and I like how compact it is.  I can just toss them in my purse and be on my way!
I am not a big fan of the tanning wipes, I don't do any of that fake tan/self tan type stuff since I am already a natural color tan to begin with.  Maybe during the winter time I will be using this.. But for now I will put this away and wait until it's time for his moment to shine! 

Now for the IPSY Glam Bag!
I thought it was super cute that they called it this month's theme
"Glamour Academy"

 This is the makeup back that all the products came in. 
Super durable makeup bag, and it didn't feel cheap at all!
Can't go wrong with the purple and gold colors either!
If you look closely those little emblems on shield is 
a lipstick, mascara, a foundation tube, and makeup brush. 
Cuteeee, right!? :)

I got a sample of the Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

 The shade I got the lippie in is called "Anarchy"
 Can someone say
super HOT pink!! I hope I can pull this off! LOL

 Of  course I had to do a swatch for you
I love the color and it's extremely pigmented!

 I think out of the whole glam bag I was beyond thrilled to get this 
Michael Todd, Jojoba Charcoal Scrub!! 
I hear the Michael Todd products are to die! And now I get to 
see for myself. :) On top of that, I hear amazing things about how 
great charcoal scrubs are for your skin. :D 
This is also a deluxe sample size!

 Pixi Lash Booster Mascara in Black

Here is a picture of what the wand looks like. 

Chella Eyebrow Pencil
I have never used this brand before, but I love trying out different
brow pencils.  This also happened to be in the color "dark brown"
Score for meee! :)

 MICA Beauty Cosmetics
Loose shimmer eyeshadow

 I got it in the color "Bronze"

I did a swatch, and the little bit that I applied on my hand,
produced a lot of the product! I guess thats the good thing about 
loose shimmer shadows, which I am not much of a big fan of
since it can get really messy! LOL but I def love the color, 
and will for sure be using this product! :)

 Here is an overall look of what was in my Ipsy glam bag!

Out of all the products from the Ipsy glam bag I was excited to be trying out all the products, but you probably know what my favorite is in this bag! The Michael Todd scrub!  I am really excited that I got one of these! I am not disappointed in the bag at all.  
This is my second time receiving the glam bag, and they have not failed me yet! I love getting different makeup products to test and try out!  

If I had to choose between which bag I preferred the most, I would definitely have to go with the Ipsy glam bag!  Although I liked this months Birchbox, I could just see myself getting more use out of the things I received in my glam bag!  I do prefer the lipstick shade I got in my birchbox over the Urban Decay lipstick, since I can see myself wearing that more!  But for $10 each, I am satisfied with what I got in both of them! :)

If you are interested in watching my unboxing on youtube I will post the link below! :)

Alright gorrggggiesss, until next time! 


  1. ahh I'm so jealous! your birchbox was way better than mine, I really wanted the lipstick lol OH I'm officially getting my Ipsy box mid September ^_^

    1. I absolutely love the lipstick! Finally getting it! I know one of my friend's that is finally getting their first ipsy bag in September too.