Do you think that choosing the right product for your skin is time consuming, quite confusing, and being a hassle? If your answer is yes, then you should read this article, we will introduce you to some beauty products subscription that may help you. They are Glam bag and Birchbox.
In this article we will give you information about:
– What is Glam bag and Birchbox
– What Glam bag and Birchbox can offer to you
– Glam bag vs Birchbox
About Glam bag
To put it simply Glam bag is a monthly subscription, where each moth IPSY will send you 5 deluxe sample of full sized beauty products, such as makeup, skincare, hair care, nail care, etc. that was packed in a stylish makeup bag. Other benefit of this subscription is you may take their IPSY member limited only like daily IPSY offers, points reward programs, and monthly giveaways. The monthly subscription fee is $10 per month, and if you become their member you only need to pay $110 for annual membership. If you live in the U.S you will also be free from shipping fee.
If you want to get your Glam bag, you have to subscribe to IPSY first, when registering, you will be asked to enter your billing information. You can use debit or credit card that will be billed at the beginning of the month. When you first started you will be taking some sort of beauty quiz. Your answer in this quiz will determine what kind of products that will be inserted in your Glam bag. You can also retake the beauty quiz later if you would like to choose different products.
After subscribing you will be added into their waiting list. People experience their waiting list differently, some people need to wait for a month and some other never on the waiting list.
Other detail about Glam bag is the Glam room, it will be live around the seventh month. Glam room is filled with the products that are going to be include in your bag. They also have some special offer, so even if you don’t get the product you want, you still can purchase them with significantly cheaper. There is also IPSY points, to get this points you have to give your review on items that include in your bag. You can use the points for products, such as free eyeliner, free lipstick, free nail art decals, free bronzer, and more.
They also has special offer, you will receive an email stating that you can have a discounts for some makeup products. Some of their special offer are NYX, Urban Decay eyeliner and eyeshadow, and Crown brush sets.
Birchbox is similar to Glam bag, it’s a monthly subscription that you need to pay to get its products. Different from Glam bag, the products doesn’t come in a makeup pouch, instead it came in a box. Inside this box, there are several skin products that was chosen for you. Most of its products are sample from many kind of brands, but sometime you will get a full size products too. The products that will be sent to you will be matched with your profile right after you subscribed. Birchbox will use the information to curate your boxes each month. The subscriber will also able to customize their box by choosing a specific sample or adding a full-sized product to be shipped along with their box.
Not every box is the shipped the same, if you and your friend that live in the same neighborhood both subscribed toBirchbox. You and your friend will most likely to get a different products. Since it was inserted with many different products, all of them may not be suitable for your skin. So you will also end up with some unused products.
Birchbox was founded by Katia and Hayley. This service was based on their common thinking that shopping for products was quite frustrating, inefficient, and confusing. Taken from its homepage, the subscription will charge you for $10 a month, they currently don’t offer any discount on three of their subscription, which are monthly, 3 months, and 6 months, but you will get a $50 product discount if you choose the 6 months subscription.
These kind of service sure is beneficial for many customers, both of IPSY Glam Bag and Birchbox subscription doesn’t differ much, they service is basically lets you try many sample that was match with your criteria. So you don’t have to go to many products stores to try them one by one. As we already know that makeup and skin care have to be tried first to see if it match your preference or not.
Glam Bag vs Birchbox
|- Packed in a bag||- Packed in a box|
|- Discount $10 for 12 month subscription||- $50 Coupon for 6 months subscription (T&C may applied)|
|- Released 1 year after Birchbox||- Released 1 year before Glam bag|
The difference between ipsy Glam Bag and Birchbox fundamentally only placed at their packaging, the one used a makeup bag, while the other used a box. Both of them also offer different subscriptions. Ipsy has the $10 per 1 month and $110 12 moth with $10 discount. While Birchbox offer $10 per 1 month subscription, $30 per 3 months subscription, and 6 month subscription with $50 discount (T&C might applied). Both of them also offer free shipping, so you should follow your own preference when deciding which one to subscribe.