I got my first Stridebox in February, which is a subscription box designed especially for runners. It can include all sorts of goodies and equipment, and I was looking forward to seeing what was inside! The cost is $15 a month.
I think the “biggest” item in this box was a pair of touchscreen gloves. I will say that these weren’t super useful to me. My husband had just gotten me really nice touchscreen gloves for Christmas that are wonderful. I wore these a couple of times, including for a 10k race. They are fine, your typical cheap glove material, but the touchscreen aspect didn’t work that well. Kind of a dud for me.
Also included was a Picky Bar, which is an energy bar. I got the flavor Cookie Doughphness. I was a bit surprised at the texture – I expected it to be like a clif bar but it was way more chewy. However, it tasted really good! And I can be very picky (no pun intended!) with this sort of thing.
Ipsy is a make-up bag subscription with 5 items per month for $10. You also get a bag every month.
Cargo Cosmetics mini lip gloss (~$8.00)- Lip gloss is probably the #1 thing I like to get, and while this one was fine consistency-wise, I didn’t love the color. It was way too pale a pink and just looked bad with my pale skin.
Composition No. 1 Parfum Oil ($15.00)- this is the teeniest tiniest sample because this stuff is expensive, but I thought it smelled really nice – kind of sweet and strong.
Luxie Beauty Large Angled Face Brush ($8.00) – this is great for putting on blush. It’s amazing what a difference a good brush can make, and I’m happy to add this to my collection!
ModelCo Blush ($18) – This is my first blush from Ipsy, so that was nice . It’s a good shade and I’m pleased! I got the peach bellini shade. It will work well for my theater shows.
Tini Beauty Eye Shadow ($5.00) – This is nice, but the only issue is I’ve gotten something pretty much the same (neutral colored eye shadow) in every Ipsy bag. So I didn’t really need this, though it’s something I’ll use eventually.
All in all I came up with a value of $54, which is by far the best for any Ipsy bag I’ve gotten. The bag itself is cute, and every item in it is something that I would like and use (if only the lip gloss was a better shade!). This month was a win for sure!