Birchbox is an affordable Beauty Box that ships to many countries across the globe(US, Canada, France, UK , Spain, Belgium) The Canadian Birchbox started shipping last December and this is our 5th box. Since January we’ve been receiving designed boxes and it’s one of my favourite things about the whole package. This month the box was designed by Rifle Paper Co. and it’s beautiful, definitely my favourite designed box to date.
Birchbox also has a fantastic reward points program by submitting feedback for every product from the box you get 10 points which is equivalent to $5 in store credit to use for full size products.
Box: BirchBox Canada
Cost: $14.95 / month or $159.40/year (Prices include shipping)
What you get: 5 Beauty sample size items
Mereadesso all in one moisturizer
This aloe-based gel contains 16 botanical extracts, 8 enzymes and minerals, and over 20 antioxidants chosen for their purity and effectiveness—adding up to one powerful product. A combination of caffeine and apple and cucumber extracts contributes to the all-in-one moisturizer’s refreshing cooling and tightening sensation.
So first off the packaging on this is great. it looks like a foil packet but it’s got a valve on the back so it can be reused. Love that! The cream itself has a nice light scent and goes on smooth.
Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter Highlighter
Dab a pearl-sized amount onto cheekbones and brow bones. Lightly tap with fingertips to blend.
I’ve never really used a highlighter before, but I’m happy to try it out. I’ll definitely need to watch some youtube videos first to see how to apply it properly.
Whish Shave Cream – Pomegranate
This rich lotion is chock full of organic and natural botanicals that soften skin. A moisturizing base of omega-rich squalene, organic shea butter, jojoba oil, and coconut oil protects against the redness and irritation associated with shaving, while organic green tea extracts infuse skin with antioxidants.
The shave cream is a nice consistency and I like the fruity smell. Shave cream is always a useful item to get.
Benefit Roller Lash
It gives lashes major curl for a wide-eyed, wide-awake look. The mascara’s innovative Hook ‘n’ Roll™ brush is coated in tiny, soft hooks, which catch onto and lift, curl, and separate each lash instantly. The brush is universal and works with any eye shape or size and varying lash types (it works especially well with short or straight lashes that won’t usually hold a curl). The mascara itself is inky black with a satiny finish, doesn’t smudge or flake, and contains provitamin B5 for lash-conditioning benefits. The result is a dramatic (but not overdone) look that lasts for up to 12 hours.
I’ve gotten a sample of this before so I know I really like this and I’m happy to get another one. It took me a few tries but now that I’ve gotten used to the brush and am using it correctly It makes a huge difference in my lashes. If you haven’t gotten a chance to try this yet I really recommend giving it a go.
Not Soap Radio -BubbleBath / Body Wash – Beach + Sky Blue Water
This rich, emollient liquid packs a serious punch: You dont need much to create a nice lather
This is can be used in a bubblebath or directly on the skin as a body wash. I really like the scent of this, it reminds me of summer.
Overall, I really enjoyed my box this month. I will definitely use all these samples and 4 out of 5 items are brands I’ve never used before and for me at least that’s one of the reasons I like subscription boxes, you get to sample different brands and find new favourites. If you’d like to check out Birchbox you can click here.
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