Battle of the $10 Beauty Boxes – May 2017 Birchbox vs. ipsy vs. Play! by Sephora

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Battle of the $10 Beauty Boxes - February 2017 Birchbox vs. ipsy vs. Play! by Sephora
I think one of the most common questions I get is which subscription box do you prefer between the $10 Beauty Boxes? Birchbox, ipsy or Play! by Sephora?  So, I thought it would be fun to do a little monthly Battle of the Boxes!  Let’s check out the May 2017 boxes:


May 2017 Birchbox
My May 2017 Birchbox included:

~CLEAN Reserve Rain Reserve Blend Eau de Parfum (0.05fl.oz) ($1.40)
~Living proof.® Perfect hair Day™ (PhD) In-Shower Styler (30mL) ($4.86)
~M·A·C Cosmetics Strobe Cream (6mL) ($3.96)
~The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes ($22)
~Vita Liberata Fabulous Self-Tanning Gradual Lotion (50mL) ($7.50)

****May 2017 Birchbox Value: $39.72****
# of Items: 5
Sample-Size: 4
Full-Size: 1

What is Birchbox?
Birchbox ($10/month) offers 4-6 (sometimes more) hand-picked beauty and lifestyle samples, delivered to your door each month.
Cost: $10/month
CategoryBeauty / Cosmetic / Makeup
ReviewsBirchbox Reviews


ipsy Subscription Review - May 2017

My May 2017  ipsy included:

~The Bag
~Global Beauty Care Charcoal Wash Off Mask (1oz) ($1)
~Manna Kadar Cosmetics Radiance Split Pan Bronzer and Highlighter Duo (0.105oz) ($11.03)
~IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in Black (0.17g) ($13.60)
~Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen (BlackNoir) (0.8g) ($6)
~Luxie Beauty Luxie Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush 660 ($23)

****May 2017 ipsy Value: $54.63****
# of Items: 6 (including bag)
Sample-Size: 3
Full-Size: 3 (including bag)

What is ipsy?
ipsy sends its members a beautiful Glam Bag with 4-6 deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products.
Cost: $10/month
CategoryBeauty / Cosmetic / Makeup
Reviewsipsy Reviews

Play! by Sephora

Play! by Sephora Review - May 2017

My May 2017 Play! by Sephora included:

~Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt (1.35fl.oz) ($9.50)
~MILK MAKEUP Blur Stick (3g) ($3.86)
~trèStiQue Highlight & Perfect Multipurpose Stick (~$7)
~Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask (7.5mL) ($14.50)
~GrandeLips GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper (~$5)
~NEST Black Tulip (1.5mL) ($4.69)

****May 2017 Play! by Sephora Value: $44.55****
# of Items: 6
Sample-Size: 6
Full-Size: 0

What is Play! by Sephora?
Play! by Sephora ($10/month) is a monthly subscription box program. Each month subscribers will receive a box of deluxe samples, along with an exclusive PLAY! BOOK — packed with helpful advice — and a PLAY! PASS to redeem in store for a free one-on-one learning session with a beauty expert. The six product samples in your PLAY! by SEPHORA box are from the same prestige brands Sephora carries in store and online, and they are sized to use multiple times.
Cost: $10/month
CategoryMakeup / Cosmetic / Beauty
ReviewsPLAY! by Sephora Reviews

Battle of the $10 Beauty Boxes - May 2017 Birchbox vs. ipsy vs. Play! by Sephora


The winner for May was……. Play! by Sephora!  The value was outstanding and pretty much any box that includes Tata Harper is going to be a winner for me.

What was your favorite $10 Beauty Box for May?

About Jennifer

Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include Popsugar Must Have Box, Boxycharm, Mommy Mailbox and Rachel Zoe Box of Style.

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