September’s Glam Bag was- excuse me I feel a yawn coming on. Zzzzz.
Crap. Did I fall asleep while posting? Must have been all these neutrals:
I’ve put off reviewing this bag because it’s just not that interesting. Everything about it, down to the golden, scaly bag is just bland. I appreciate the Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty. I think the NYX shadows are cute enough:
But there’s only so much of this stuff that I want. So I decided to cancel my subscription and just stick with Birchbox. Yes, I once compared Ipsy and Birchbox as the cool big sister who shows you all new makeup vs the stuffy aunt who gives you brands you never heard of. However, Birchbox is evolving and these are the reasons why I plan to stick with them.
- You can earn points by reviewing samples and use those points towards full size products. The point goals are realistic too. 10 points per product review. I currently have 20 dollars in points. I can get certain things for free AND shipped for free. Ipsy’s point system is harder to earn. A lot of it is about trying to hook friends on social media. I don’t want to be bothered by my friends trying to sell me their nail wraps, leggings, or lashes so I really don’t want to bother them either.
- You can reach human beings at Birchbox. If you have a subscription or order issue, they are prompt about responding back. Ipsy’s customer service is kind of a mystery.
- The brand offerings at Birchbox are of a better quality. They are even adding some Estée Lauder brands like Clinique. Ipsy has some good brands like Urban Decay, but a lot of drugstore stuff too.
So it’s been fun, Ipsy. I’ve had some cute bags and pretty makeup colors, but Birchbox is offering more substance, maturity, and stability at the moment. This sounds a lot like dating. 😕
Till next time…