I’ve added a second subscription box to my life, the ipsy glam bag that sends makeup and beauty samples. When not drenched in sweat while running, I do like to wear makeup and look pretty 🙂 Here is what came in my special mailbox presents this month:
Stride Box ($15/month)
- Mediterra sesame energy bar
- Huma chia energy gel
- Salba chia seeds
- Youth infusion drink mix
- Rock tape
- Purps vita drink supplement
- Gu tabs
- Dermasport skincare samples
- Stride Box water bottle
This was a good box. There is a decent mix of varying items – loved getting some chia seeds! I have noticed in the last few boxes that energy gels and drink mixes are quite frequent. I am pretty set with the types of gels and drinks I use, and am not really in the market to try out new things. I will try these samples out whenever I am just going on a short to mid-length run, but for those long runs, I am sticking with what I know my stomach can handle already.
So I will keep this in mind with the next couple of boxes, to decide if I need to keep getting this. It’s fun and I am excited each month when it arrives, but I don’t know how practical it is for me.
ipsy glam bag ($10/month)
I *am* in the market to try out and experiment with new beauty products, so right now this is up my alley. I really liked my first bag and the variety of products it offered. Unlike Stride Box, ipsy subscribers get different bags based on a survey you fill out on the site when you sign up. There are a lot of different samples they are giving out this month, and each person will only get 5 of them. Those 5 items will vary from person to person. I got:
- Teeez lipstick in the color “Killing Me Softly”
- Eva NYC dry shampoo
- Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo lip conditioner
- Ofra eyeshadow and highlighter in “Bliss”
- City Color HD Powder
The one thing we all get is a cute little makeup bag, a different one each month.