Final thoughts: October ipsy Bag and October Birchbox

I am at the halfway point of my beauty subscriptions. Now is the time for me to starting thinking about whether or not I want to renew my subscriptions.

The theme of the October ipsy Bag was “Hello Bombshell”.

My bag consisted of:

  1. The Balm What’s Your Type? “the body builder” Mascara – deluxe sample
  2. Mirenesse Lip Bomb Glossy Lacquer Stain in Bomb 4 – full size
  3. Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment – deluxe sample
  4. Be a Bombshell Eye Liner in Onyx – full size
  5. Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Quad in Set 7
      • Antique Lilac
      • Wisteria
      • Lemon Chiffon
      • Raspberry Tart

Another awesome bag from ipsy! For starters the “body builder” mascara really delivered.  I don’t need to wear false eyelashes with this mascara.  The lip bomb was very pigmented. At first I was concerned if the color was too light. I applied the lip bomb with a little help from a lip liner that was a little darker and the color was fine. The Pequi Oil treatment worked on my natural hair and gave it a nice shine without being greasy. Rocking the winged eyeliner was easy with the Bombshell eyeliner.  The Coastal Scents eyeshadow looked nice next to my darker complexion.  It was nice break from wearing neutral eyeshadow colors. There were two items from the ipsy bag that really stood out for me. Those items were the Balm What’s Your Type “the body builder” mascara and Be a Bombshell Eyeliner.  This was a great combo for dressing up my eyes.

The theme of the October Birchbox was Goop.

My box consisted of:

  1. Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara – deluxe sample
  2. DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer – deluxe sample
  3. Embryolisse Anti-Age Firming Cream – sample
  4. Orofluido™ Beauty Elixir – deluxe sample
  5. Luna LemonZest Bar

I actually liked the October Birchbox.  Hopefully they can remain consistent in providing decent product samples. The Chantecaille mascara gave me full natural looking lashes. I saw a difference in the way my skin looked after using the DDF serum.  My skin did appear smoother. I wish there was more of the Embryolisse sample since it worked great on my combination skin. The Orofluido™ beauty elixir smelled wonderful. I applied it to my hair after I washed it and it made a great leave in conditioner. The Luna bar was actually delicious. I was expecting the bar to taste like cardboard.  There were two items from this box that stood out for me.  The DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer and the Orofluido™ Beauty Elixir. Since the weather in my area has gotten colder, these products prevented my hair and skin from drying out.

2 responses to “Final thoughts: October ipsy Bag and October Birchbox

  1. Your birchbox was wayyyy better than mine! I ended up canceling after this month

  2. I paid for a full year of Birchbox upfront. I’m still on the fence if I’m going to renew for next year.

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