Birchbox and ipsy are two of the biggest beauty subscription boxes out there right now. For a monthly fee of $10 dollars (free shipping), you get anywhere from 4-5 beauty (and lifestyle) samples. How do they know what to send you? Both Birchbox and ipsy require you to fill out a beauty profile prior to receiving your first box. From skintone to style, these quizzes allow the stylists to curate your perfect box. If you decide your taste has changed, you’re always free to change your profile for different results! Both Birchbox and ipsy have loyalty programs; Birchbox has a points system where you receive 10 points for every item reviewed. When you receive 100 points, you have $10 to spend in the Birchbox Shop on fullsize, high-end items. Similarly, ipsy has ipsyPoints that you receive for reviewing items from your monthly ipsy bag and for sharing your bag on social media. After you’ve accumulated 1000 ipsy points, you can cash them in for a prize available.
With two very similar boxes and programs, you might be wondering how Birchbox and ipsy compare. I’ve received both April boxes, so let’s find out!
For those who, like me, wondered where the waterfall of promised perks from the VIB Rogue program would start pouring in: it looks like we may finally get something separate from those in the VIB and Beauty Insider programs. After what feels like months of promises, Sephora is rolling out a VIB Rouge Specific events on Sunday, March 30th at all Sephora stores. This two hour event is held before store’s opening hours and exclusive to those lucky (or unfortunate) enough to have spent the $1000 to secure VIB Rouge in the 2013/2014 year.
Hello, everyone! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Real life swallowed me whole for awhile, but I’m back with a vengeance and ready to show you some products I’ve been lusting after the past monthish.
If you’ve noticed the make up work lately, balm stains have taken over the world. There’s matte, they’re lacquer, there’s kissable balm. If you are looking for a moisturizing way to stain your lips, just walk into your local CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, or really, ANY store to find what you’re looking for. When there are so many different options, it may be hard to narrow down who is the Queen of the Balm Stains and who is just a runner up contender. Today at Fair and Fancy Free, we’ll be comparing three of the most hyped brands of balm stains in the following brands: Revlon, NYC, and Wet & Wild
If you’re looking to find out which brand comes out on top, read more! You might even find the first giveaway from Fair and Fancy Free at the very end!
On my never-ending quest to spend as much money (that I don’t have) at Sephora as possible, I picked up the Buxom Serial Killer gift set. The five miniature shades of Buxom’s Full Bodied lipsticks clock in at .04 oz each for $32 dollars. These are currently on sale at my Sephora for $22, but I assume they’re going fast because I picked up the very last set. Sephora’s website says that these lipsticks will plump (√ - yup!) and moisturize (√ – yup!). After trying on all five lipsticks, my lips desperately needed the moisture.
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Coming up this week: Primer Battle (see how new primers compete with standard favorites) and a eyeslipsface haul!