Battle of the $10 Beauty Boxes – June 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 July 2017 boxes:


Birchbox Review + Coupon Code - July 2017
My July 2017 Birchbox included:

~Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser (30mL) ($4.50)
~Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion (15mL) ($6.18)
~Beautaniq Beauty Blush Serum (10mL – Full-Size) (Sunrise) ($16)
~MAC Prep + Prime (6mL) ($6.20)
~Juliette Has a Gun Anyway (~$2)

****July 2017 Birchbox Value: $34.88****
# 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 Review - July 2017

My July 2017 ipsy included:

~The Bag
~Pacifica Island Life Eyeshadow Palette (3.6g) (~$5)
~Modicum Skin Care Essential Serum (5mL) ($9.16)
~tarte cosmetics Rainforest of the Sea™ deep dive cleansing gel (7.5mL) ($1.25)
~Trifle Cosmetics Raspberry Ripple – Ombré Radiance Blush Palette (3g – Full-Size) ($17.95)
~So Susan Blender Brush (~$20)

****July 2017 ipsy Value: $53.36****
# of Items: 6 (including bag)
Sample-Size: 2
Full-Size: 4 (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 - July 2017

My July 2017 Play! by Sephora included:

~IT Cosmetic Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara (5mL) ($13.30)
~Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask (30mL) ($10.40)
~Madame C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful Deep Conditioning Masque (1.25oz) ($6.67)
~Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Woppin Watermelon (No Size List) (~$8.50)
~Ren Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream (15mL) ($13.50)
~Guerlain Mon Guerlain (0.7mL) ($1.32)

****July 2017 Play! by Sephora Value: ~$54****
# 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

July 2017 Battle of the Boxes


The winner for July was…….ipsy!  It was a good $10 box month (I loved all of these boxes this month), but I knew right away it was ipsy.  The bag itself is fantastic and two palettes in one box?  How could I not pick ipsy??

What was your favorite $10 Beauty Box for July?

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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