The original beauty 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 this is box number three for Canadians.
The boxes have been super fun looking. This one is neon orange and pink.
Inside you find your info card and under that are your products. All smaller items are tucked into a little box.
The card not only tells you what you got but how to use it as well.
Color Club Art Duo Pen in Black-$12.00 Full Size
I had no clue what this was when I picked it up. Turns out it is nail polish. It has a superfine brush for striping and the other side of the lid is a precise tool. This was available in three colors and I’d have rather had the lavender or white before the black but I will still give this a try, even though I don’t normally do anything more exciting as nail art then applying a sticker or glitter coat.
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain in Heartthrob-2.25g $10.69
This lip stain is really nice. The colour is good for me and the formula is actually creamy. It is another of the lipstick masquerading as a lip gloss that I am not to fond of but this one could change my mind.
Mereadesso All-In-One Moisturizer-12mL $28.00
I can’t even imagine how expensive a bottle or jar of this would be if this little sample is $28.00. This will do probably for a week or more and it’s listed as a travel size not sample size. The all in one part of this is that it can be your day and night moisturizer, eye cream, toner, and primer. The only issue I have with this is that it stinks. I don’t know which of the natural ingredients is the culprit but I’m disappointed about it because I think this will work well just based on the little I rubbed onto my hand to test it. The top of my hand now feels amazing.
Noir Cosmetics Long Wear Eyeliner in Forever Noir-$15.00 Full Size
This is a good eyeliner. I prefer any color of eyeliner instead of black for everyday but this one has a smooth application and I tried rubbing it off and it stuck. It just faded a bit but didn’t smudge at all. That is fantastic!!
Whish Three Whishes Body Butter in Pomegranate-22mL $3.92
This will moisturize, firm and purify skin. It smells great, is non greasy, and absorbed really quickly. I like it alot!
This month the box had a value of $69.61. You also get points for reveiwing your box items, that you can then use in their store. If you find a product you love, any item in your box has free shipping for the month also. 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 get you a link. You can also go to their Canadian site by clicking here.