Unboxing: Birchbox vs. Ipsy

Birchbox April 2017

Davines – LOVE shampoo and conditioner

Enriched with olive oil and rice protein, this formula smooths frizzed-out and tangle prone hair while you wash. The Minuta olive conditioner calms frizz while providing intense moisture and shine with nourishing fatty acids.

Dr. Jart+ – Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream

Formulated with medicinal herb centella asiatica, this healing, calming, and deeply hydrating cream treats redness, blemishes, inflammation, and other irritations.

This Works- Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

The name says it all! This spray really does work! I picked this item as my product choice this month. It is clinically proven to aid a good night’s rest. This calming infusion of lavender and chamomile helps you fall asleep faster. Just spray it on your pillow right before bed. I am not going to lie I was skeptical at first but it really did help me fall asleep and it smells amazing!

The Beauty Crop- GRLPWR Lips Liquid Lipstick – Imma Bawse

This liquid lipstick delivers a long-wearing matte look and rich uncompromising color. Enriched with shea butter and vitamin E it provides comfortable wear for hours.

R+Co – HIGH DIVE Moisture & Shine Crème

Formulated to smooth and seal the hair cuticle, this crème moisturizes, softens, and controls frizz. Apply to towel-dried hair before styling.

HUM Nutrition – Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder

I still haven’t tried this yet, but it looks really interesting. The directions say you are supposed to add it to your milk of choice or smoothie. It is full of nutrients that help boost energy, nourish skin, and up your metabolism. I will post an update on this as soon as I try it!

Ipsy April 2017

Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank Angled Blush Brush

So I hate to state the obvious here but I will… I’m obsessed with this brush!!!!!!!  I love getting makeup brushes in my subscription boxes, and this one just so happens to feature a Lisa Frank design. I mean what more could you ask for? The brush is so soft and I have been using it everyday to apply my blush. It is the perfect size to quickly add a bit of color to your cheeks without it looking too crazy.

OFRA Cosmetics – Peach Blush

I know this product is marketed as a blush but I will most like not use it on my cheeks. I love the peach blush I received last month but this one is has more of a sheen finish to it which is not something I look for in a blush. It is just a personal preference because I do think this would look great on other people with fair skin. That said, I will use it as eyeshadow. It is a very pretty color and a great transition shade for a subtle eye look.

Defy & Inspire – Nail Lacquer in Paradise Island

Nail polish is also another product I get extra excited to receive!  The formula is almost gel like and the polish is very pigmented. It is also created without any harmful ingredients which is always a plus.

Ciaté London – Mini Bamboo Bronzer

I recently did a post about Ciaté London nail polish, and their amazing  quality. So I wasn’t surprised to see how buttery this bronzer was when I first swatched it. Fun fact: this bronzer is infused with amaranth and sunflower extract which help smooth skin’s complexion.

Luseta Beauty – Dry Shampoo

I did not get a chance to try this dry shampoo. Ipsy actually sent out an email recalling this item and recommended discarding it due to it’s flammability.

The winning this month is…

Ahh I can’t decide! I’m leaning more towards Ipsy but I think that is only because I LOVE the bag and the Lisa Frank brush. However, I think I will use more of the products from my Birchbox.  What do you think?? Let me know in the comments! <3

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