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Birchbox vs. Ipsy

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Think Less, Live More

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Birchbox vs. Ipsy

I was all set and ready to sign up for Ipsy but then I see some of you ladies talking about Birchbox.

Which do you feel is better? Is there a big difference?

Posted 6/18/13 9:39 AM
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Member since 11/08

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Birchbox vs. Ipsy

i hear great things about Ipsy...but i have Birchbox and love it!!

Posted 6/18/13 9:40 AM

My 2 Girls

Member since 2/09

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Birchbox vs. Ipsy

I looked into both and from the reviews I read, you get more sample sizes with BB whereas you get bigger items from Ipsy.

Posted 6/18/13 10:14 AM


Member since 5/05

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Re: Birchbox vs. Ipsy

The 2 reasons I went with Ipsy over Birchbox was 1. the cancellation policy was easier with Ipsy and 2. I heard that with BB, you get food samples. I don't want food, I want makeup/beauty products.

Posted 6/18/13 10:23 AM

LIF Adult

Member since 8/12

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Re: Birchbox vs. Ipsy

I went with Ipsy bc of the item sizes, it is almost always, full size items or deluxe sample sizes.

Posted 6/18/13 10:48 AM


Member since 1/09

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Birchbox vs. Ipsy

I subscribe to Birchbox. I love it.

Posted 6/18/13 10:51 AM


Member since 5/08

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Re: Birchbox vs. Ipsy

Have both - Ipsy is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better.

Posted 6/18/13 1:43 PM


Member since 1/09

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Birchbox vs. Ipsy

I just subscribed to Ipsy! I'm going to compare to my BB subscription and cancel one.

Posted 6/18/13 2:14 PM

loving life

Member since 1/07

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Re: Birchbox vs. Ipsy

I have both and have liked the birch box products better so far. I even ordered 2full sizes from one box

Posted 6/18/13 2:47 PM

a year of surprise

Member since 7/09

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Birchbox vs. Ipsy

I get both .... I am leaning towards canceling Birchbox because I feel I always get the same things over and over again. They both have their plus and minuses. I like that Ipsy gives you more full sized samples then Birchbox.

Posted 6/18/13 2:57 PM

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Birchbox vs. Ipsy

I have both. Ipsy is better. Every month I say I am canceling birchbox but then they send me a decent box. I am going to give them a few more months

Posted 6/19/13 5:34 PM

LIF Adult

Member since 12/11

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Momma Bear

Birchbox vs. Ipsy

But ipsy is more makeup where birchbox does skincare... isnt that true?

Posted 6/19/13 9:16 PM

LIF Adult

Member since 5/05

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Re: Birchbox vs. Ipsy

Do you get points on Ipsy like you do with BB? This months BB was very good. I think it got better.

The food was like a power bar 5 months ago. That's all I can recall.

Posted 6/19/13 10:36 PM

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Member since 10/10

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Re: Birchbox vs. Ipsy

I have both but want to cancel Ipsy (I signed up for the year plan so I think I'm stuck). BB sends chocolates as food items, I've never gotten granola bars or anything like that.

The big difference between BB and Ipsy is that with Ipsy yo get makeup samples WITH a free makeup bag every month. BB is just the makeup samples thrown in a box.

Ipsy bags are hit or miss. I liked this months bag, the one I got 2 months ago was very flimsy (felt like tissue paper). I also got this glitter thing that's useless to me since its more like body paint than eye makeup. BB items seem more diverse..I have gotten more hair products and perfume samples from BB than Ipsy which seems to send mostly face products (eyeshadows, lipsticks, eyeliners).

I also get GlossyBox which I like a lot. Every box has a good mix of hair, skin and misc products..I got a couple of awesome smelling Body Lotions from Glossy that retail for around $80-100 a can read the reviews of all the subscription boxes at

Message edited 6/20/2013 1:13:07 PM.

Posted 6/20/13 1:08 PM

LIF Adult

Member since 11/06

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Re: Birchbox vs. Ipsy

Someone just blogged about this
Birchbox vs Ipsy

ETA it's from The Small Things Blog, it's a great blog to read

Message edited 6/20/2013 4:32:09 PM.

Posted 6/20/13 4:30 PM

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