I love getting these monthly boxes delivered to my door... it's like a little present each month. I have though, been thinking a lot about cancelling. Not because I don't enjoy it, not because I don't have the money, but because I have come to the realization that I have too much stuff.
The other night I was so overwhelmed by my room that I start throwing things out and reorganizing everything. I went through my Ikea drawers and just threw away old, expired make-up and got my shit together.
I started taking unused and unopened items and putting them in a "goodie bag" along with a lot of beauty items I've collected since starting my new job as a Social Media Coordinator for a major beauty brand.
I love "stuff" but it's getting to be a little ridiculous. I may stop Ipsy after the next month, just because I really do adore Birchbox and all the added amenities that come with the subscription.
If you haven't signed up for Birchbox yet, check it out. For $10 a month you get 4-6 beauty or lifestyle items. You can customize your profile to fit your needs, wants, and style, and I have to say, they're pretty accurate when it comes to giving you what you want.
This month was pretty awesome, aside from a gorgeous smelling perfume sample that I can't use because I'm allergic to fragrance (crying emoji).
Here's everything I got in my July Birchbox:
//Bumble & Bumble All-Style Blow Dry: I have never used anything from Bumble & Bumble but I've heard amazing things about them. I'm so happy that Birchbox is now carrying the full line so maybe now I could try more! I haven't used this yet because I don't blow dry my hair in the summer but I'll be sure to test it out soon!
Sample size: 3/5
Full size: $30
//Cartier La Panthere Eau De Parfum: This smells SO GOOD. I was so sad to see a perfume sample in my box this month... I usually never minded it before but after finding out I was allergic to perfumes back in January, I feel like this is a wasted sample. If I wasn't allergic, I probably would've used this entire bottle already.
Sample size: 2/5
Full size: $100 (MY GOD THAT IS EXPENSIVE)
//Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant: I always love getting skincare items in my boxes, mostly because they're easy to go through and I can always tell if I'll like something after a few tries. I love Dr. Brandt and I'm obsessed with exfoliators so this item made me happy. I haven't tried it yet but I have no doubt that I'll love it.
Sample size: 3/5
Full size: $78
//Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer: I love getting Liz Earle products in my Birchbox because 1) they're amazing and 2) they're always ridiculously large samples. I've been having a moment with skin sprays lately and this spray toner is fueling the addiction. It smells a little weird but is very refreshing. It says that you can use it for all skin types, either to prep your skin for make-up, set your make-up or just as a refresher throughout the day. I've been using it to prep my skin for my daytime skincare & nighttime, and just to refresh throughout the day. I love it!
Sample size: 4/5
Full size: $25 (probably will repurchase since the price is right)
//Stila Look at Me Liquid Lipstick: Everyone received one of these in their Birchbox this month and we were able to pick what color we wanted. I chose this hot pink shade called "Bella" and my goodness it is bright. It's stunning, I don't know where I'm going to wear it because bright lips, for me at least, are reserved for nights out or a brunch with friends, but I need to find somewhere to rock this bright pink lip.
Sample size: 4/5
Full size: $22
This was honestly a really good box. The only item I was meh about was the perfume-- everything else I will get an insane amount of use of!
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