Like almost any makeup-obsessed girl, I have two monthly beauty box/bag subscriptions...the IPSY Glam Bag and the Birchbox. Both subscriptions cost about $10 per month, which is a steal when you hit the jackpot with great products. A few days ago, both of the May packages arrived in the mail. It was like Christmas!
The May Glam Bag came with a tribal zig-zag aqua/orange bag -- nice and light and perfect for your purse.
The Glam Bag also came with a full-sized darker pink/red MIRABELLA lipstick, a honey concealer, a bottle of NUME Finishing Serum, and a HUGE Pacifica Island Vanilla Roll-On perfume. I have seen a lot of review of NUME hair styling tools, so I'm excited to try the finishing serum! Also, I'm really satisfied with the size of the perfume sample...that would cost about $20 at Sephora.
The last product in the Glam Bag was a full-size nail polish from ZOYA. The color I received was a light beige/champagne color. I tried this nail polish yesterday, and was sadly disappointed. I was glad that the color was more opaque than transparent, but the nail polish formula is not up to par. The finish left streaks! I painted another nail with an Essie polish, and another with a NYX polish, and both were smooth and shiny. This ZOYA nail polish was very disappointing.
Next up was the BIRCHBOX! In my May Birchbox, I received a bottle of Kerastase Shampoo for color-treated hair, which applies to me, so I'm excited about that product. The box also came with a cute teal Pilot pen, a waterproof CARGO blush (last pic), a VERY small sample of Coola sunscreen, and an even smaller sample bottle of Folle de Joie eau de parfum.
Overall, I was very disappointed in the Birchbox products. The samples were extremely small compared to the Glam Bag. Although - I do prefer the scent of the perfume in the Birchbox over the large perfume from the Glam Bag, the size really does make a difference. The Glam Bag had the perfect mix of makeup and hair products.
If I had to choose one....I'd choose the IPSY Glam Bag!!
Do you subscribe to any monthly beauty boxes?