Birchbox April 2015

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. Each box is different and reflects the theme of the month.

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This month I was so excited to get the box because I had seen other ones online and the box itself looked awesome.  You can only imagine my disappointment when I received the plain old box.  I’m not sure why I didn’t get the fancy one since my info card does say that there is an exclusive print by Rifle Paper Co. on them.

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The back of the card does have all the regular info about your products on it.

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Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Shampoo(2oz) and Repairing Conditioner(1.35oz)-$4.42 and $3.81

I’m so glad to get both a shampoo and conditioner in the box.  It makes it easier to evaluate how well it works.  These ones are made to repair hair and build up moisture, both of which I can use.  The samples are big enough for a couple of uses too.

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Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter Highlighter-4mL $16.00

I thought this was nail polish when I opened the box.  It’s not, it’s a highlighter in an applicator that really seems like polish.  This is also the full size of this product, which threw me as well since it’s tiny.  It is really light when applied and I didn’t notice too much shimmer afterwards so you might have to use a fair bit to get noticeable glow.

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Not Soap, Radio Bathing With Sharks Body Wash-35mL $1.67

This body wash has a cute name.  It is supposed to smell beachy but I just get hints of soap……It’s a really pretty blue though.  There seems to be a few different scents going out for this one but I’ll use this no matter what so I’m okay with it.

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Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream-22mL $3.23

This is another one that had a few scent options and I got Pomegranate.  This will help keep you from drying out after you shave by moisturising as you go.  I normally use shampoo for shaving so anything actually made for it will probably be better.

 

This months value for this box was $29.13.  I thought it was a good box this month though I’m still sad about the lack of fancy print on it I thought I was getting.  You get points for reviewing 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.

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