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Why I quit Ipsy and Birchbox

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Ipsy and Birchbox are two monthly subscription services that both cost $10.00 a month for about 5 samples/trial sized beauty and/or make-up products. I gave both of them about 6 month's time, enough to make a good judgement about whether or not I liked what I was getting, and if I was to continue receiving them.

A typical Ipsy bag looks like this. You get a unique monthly make-up bag, some cosmetic samples, and maybe a beauty or skin care product.

A typical Birchbox has generally more beauty type products and some make-up type product.

The two main reasons I cancelled my subscriptions to both are these:
1. Never really getting a "personalized" selection of products. In both services you fill out a profile about yourself, that is suppose to help you receive products that are suited to what you like. I repeatedly said NO perfumes and continued to get them.
I tended to get make-up products that seemed suited for a teenager. Young, glittery eye shadows, glittery highlight…