Birchbox January 2015

The box that started it all in the States has finally made it’s way to Canada.  With Birchbox you get monthly boxes of five personalized beauty samples, tailored to your profile. They promise to help you try cult brands, up-and-coming lines, and everything in between.  They also say you will never receive the same product twice.  Birchbox runs at $10.00 per month plus $4.95 shipping but you can get yearly plans for $100.00 plus shipping as well.  This makes it one of the more affordable boxes out there and since this is only their second box in Canada it’s still new and exciting.

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Brichbox ships in a pink outer box.  Inside is another box that is quite sturdy and Bug loves to fill them with her treasures once I empty mine out!

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This first look gives nothing away but the theme.  On the reverse of the card is your products, what to do with them  and full size retails.

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Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Hair Mask-14gx2 $7.50

While they promise not to send you the same product twice they will send you a different product from the same company.  Since I liked the last product from this company I’m okay with it but it’s just a heads up that they do repeat brands.  I like that I received 2 of these so I can really form an opinion.  With my hair being so long I am always looking for things to make it healthier and masks are great for that.

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Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre-5mL $2.67

This is a multi-use product for all skin types.  This can be your moisturizer, make-up remover, repairing mask, after-shave cream, or even a baby care product.  It smells slightly medicinal but absorbed quick and was not greasy at all.

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Joie Folle de Joie Eau de Parfume-2mL $2.05

I really like this scent.  It’s just a touch floral, which is my preferred scent and not overly strong.  The only problem is a full sized bottle is $116.00.  I will have to just be sparing with this sample.  Birchbox sent out a questionnaire about perfume and if you want you can opt never to receive a sample in your box or if you don’t mind you will never get more then six perfumes a year.

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ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick in Dusk Till Dawn-$7.67 Full Size

This is actually sold in a three pack but it is a normal sized lipstick.  It’s a super neutral color that glided on so easily! The last few lipsticks I’ve received have felt dry but this one is nice.  It is supposed to be long wearing so I’ll have to give it try for work to see how it goes.

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Tocca Crema da Mano in Cleopatra-30mL $5.00

This is a blend of grapefruit and cucumber and it smells…..odd.  I want to like it but I’m not sure.  It soaked in really fast and my hands feel nice so I guess it’ll be okay.  Not my favorite but acceptable.

This months box had a value of $24.89, which is about $10.00 more then I paid for it.  Once you review all your products on the site you get points that translate into money to purchase items so while it seems like just an okay box it works out to be good.  Also any of the products in your box have free shipping for the month if you just have to have more. I have been happy with both of my Birchboxes so far and can’t wait to see what I get next.  The American boxes do have a few more perks like selecting one of your samples and a mens box but I am hopeful once they get settled in Canada the same types of options will be available.

If you want to sign up send me a message and I can give you a link or you can visit here.

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