Birchbox November 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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Another designed box from them this month.  I havenèt been saving the boxes, some go into recycling and some my mother has been taking but they are a nice box if you wanted to reuse them.  The front of the info card is just saying that times are getting hectic and you should take some time for yourself.

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The reverse of the card gives you your product list and full size retails.  It’s nice to get that blurb on each item, lets you know jut enough to try it out.

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Benefit Cosmetics Puff Off Eye Gel-2.5mL $9.50

I’m currently using another sample of this from a different box and am loving it.  Even on days when I don’t get much sleep because of the girls you can’t tell (at least from looking at me, I might be a bit snappy though).  You need so little of this that the fact that it’s pretty tiny is okay.  I’ve used the other one for two weeks and there is still a bit left.

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo-92mL $13.01

I have received a whole bunch of dry shampoos since I started getting boxes and I use them all the time now.  This one is a bit different in that it actually cleans the hair as well as absorbing oils.  Sounds fantastic.

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LOC One & Done Shadow Stick in On Point-1.35g $10.33

This is an eyeshadow stick in a great colour.  It’s something I would call champagne coloured and has super shimmer to it.  This is perfect for the upcoming holiday season and I can’t wait to use it.

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Salon Gioge Keratin Protein Mask-1oz $4.93

My hair loves keratin masks!  I have a different one and it leaves my hair so soft and smooth and I’m hoping this one will be just as good.  I use it in the shower while I shave my legs and that’s usually enough time for them to work.

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Temple Spa La La Lagoon Aromatic Bath & Shower Gel-25mL $3.02

This smells good!  It’s a blend of mint, peppermint, and basil and it seems so refreshing.  It is strong but I think that since it’s a body wash it won’t be too horrible.  I have a bit if a backlog of body washes to get through but this one might jump the que.

This months value for the box was $40.79.  There were no full sized items but that’s not unusual for this box.  This is my last box from them and I think I went out on a high.  The samples have always been good size and good quality.  I would recommend this box if you were looking for one that was inexpensive but still filled with name brands.   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, which seems like it’s on it’s way here,  and a men’s 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.

Birchbox October 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 months box is partnered with the Look Good, Feel Better Foundation.  It doesn’t say how beyond the box being pink but I’m hoping there is either a donation or maybe a gift of makeup given to the foundation so they can continue their work.

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The info card states the theme for the month and the back has all your products.  There is also a Beauty PSA letting us know that there will soon be more good stuff coming including being able to pick a sample as they allow in the US.  I hope I get to see some of the changes before my subscription runs out!

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12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment-45mL $5.25

This product detangles, protects, and heals your hair all at once.  It says to use it before you blow-dry or go swimming but I’m sure any time before styling will give you the benefits.  I seem to forget to use these sprays and am getting a bit of a stockpile.  Must use my brain more in the mornings.

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Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris Perfume-2mL $3.84

This scent is described as an elegant mix of bright fruits and florals.  I think that sounds about right, though I get more floral then fruit personally.  It’s must more adult of a scent then I usually wear but I like it.  It’s something that would get you noticed without clearing the room.  I’m glad it’s a bit bigger of a sample so I can wear it for a week or more and see what people think.

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derma e Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask-14g $7.06

This mask is made from natural clays, marine algae, and activated charcoal, which I thought was only in cat litter, but what do I know.  You put it on, let it dry, then dampen and massage in to exfoliate.  After that rinse it off and you will be glowing.  20151015_181819

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara-4mL $14.34

This is a water-resistant black mascara that curls, adds volume and is not supposed to flake or rub off.  I have received this sample before and I can’t remember using it so it might still be in my pile.  I am fascinated by the tube and even the full size is this way, just bigger.  Mascara is one of my two must wear everyday items so I never feel bad about getting more.

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Harvey Prince Hello Shampoo-15mL $4.33

I have received a lot of Harvey Prince products from Birchbox plus some from others as well.  This is the first shampoo but I have got this scent before.  I’m always a bit cranky to only get either shampoo or conditioner.  Maybe I’ll just use this to shave my legs with and then it won’t matter.

This months value for the box was $34.82.  There were no full sized items but that’s not unusual for this box.  This month was just okay for me.  I have received most of these brands before and the mascara is an exact match.  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, which seems like it’s on it’s way here,  and a men’s 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.

Birchbox September 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.20150918_151016 20150918_151034

This month’s box is a reminder that You’re Beautiful.  Inside are my items, smaller ones bundled inside the turquoise box.

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This month they say they are  celebrating us, the subscribers.  They say thank you for all the interaction and  included a gift code to get 20% off in the shop.

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100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream-8mL $7.80

This is the best smelling eye cream ever!!!!!  I might be odd but to me it smells exactly like the Exhibition, that crazy combo of fudge, candy apples, sugar and deep fried food.  I also might be hungry.  Anyways…..this uses the caffeine to reduce fine lines and dark circles.  It is also a vegan product.  I just want to sniff it all day.

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BioRepublic Skincare Cucumber Breeze Soothing Mask-$7.00

I have received this mask before in a different box and liked them.  After I had finished with it Bug was so intrigued by it that she wanted to wear it as well.  Nothing creepier than a four year old in a paper mask looking like a serial killer.  This mask helps to calm skin and minimize the look of pores.  I do a mask once a week so this will join the que.

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Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Volumizing Blow Dry Spray-30mL $4.51

I don’t use a blow dryer so this will just get used as a spray to hopefully get the growth and volumizing benefits without it.  This has ginseng and biotin in it and is supposed to coat and separate each strand.  It can’t hurt to use it.

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Cynthia Rowley Beauty Liquid Liner in Cobalt-$21.00

So this is really blue.  Beyond that it glided on like it was a marker and it will not budge from me rubbing it.  I wouldn’t normally go for a blue liner but I’m wearing a ruby one today so I don’t see how blue is less odd.

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POP Beauty Portfolio Eyeshadow Trio in Sugar Plum-$1.73

This is a really nice set of eyeshadows.  I like the plum colour and that you get the three shades for making a complete eye look.  I unfortunately dropped this as I was looking at it and the white shade is missing a piece now. They are filled with shimmer and will make a good finished eye for me when I use it.

This months value for this box was $42.04, which sounds great but remember that half of that is the liner.   I like the box this month and the only thing I could find to complain about is that it would have been nice if the eye products worked with each other.   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.

Birchbox August 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 the box is a pool and it’s very cute.

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The theme is Soak It Up and the card reflects that idea.  On the back are your items and a few tips for getting the most out of them.

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Inside of the box are your five samples.  Nothing too small this time so no little bubble inside.

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Key West Aloe Save A Tan-30mL $2.00

This is a lotion made up of 80% aloe that you apply after you get your tan to keep you moisturized and help preserve your colour.  I’m not sure in today’s tan-phobic world that this was the best thing to promote but I like a tan and anything that can keep me from being completely pasty white is a good thing.

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LAQA & Co. Cheeky Lip in Humble Brag-$8.67

These come in a set of three but they only sent out one per box.  This stick can be used for both lips and cheeks.  I like it for my lips but it’s a little too thick to easily blend on my cheeks and a touch too pink for my taste in blush.  Definitely a great lip item though.

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Number 4 Blow Dry Lotion-30mL $7.20

I have no idea what blow dry lotion is.  I never blow dry my hair so that’s probably why.  This is a leave in lotion you put in to tame frizz and protect your hair from heat damage.  I’m thinking it will be fine as a leave in conditioner type thing.

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Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel-5mL $5.80

This is an acid free peel and I tried just a dab on the back of my hand and the second I started rubbing it in the dead skin just came up.  This will exfoliate my face in no time.  On my hand it left no redness but that skin is tougher than my face but I don’t think it’ll be too harsh at all.  I don’t know that there is enough in this tube to do more than one application but that one should be fun.

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St.Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower-50mL $7.40

When I first grabbed this I was thinking this might be the greatest thing ever!  I can shower on a tan and be done with it.  Turns out it’s a bit more time consuming than that.  You shower as normal and then turn off the shower, rub this on in a circular motion, wait 3 minutes, and then rinse off.  It makes a slowly buildable tan that gets darker as you keep using it.  There are warnings that it might make your tub a death trap by making it slippery though.

This months value for this box was $31.07.   I am kinda sad about this month.  I was sure on first look that it was great and once I really got into it it’s just okay.   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.

 

 

Birchbox July 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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I got one of the themed boxes again this month, which is always pleasant.  This month they have teamed up with Best Health and want you to Go For The Gold.  They say this box is filled with products to help you have the happiest, healthiest summer yet.

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The info card give you a bit of a rundown on Best Health magazine.  On the back you have your list of products and the retail prices of full sized versions.

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Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub-30mL $3.75

I was so not expecting this to come out and be super dark brown.  It has that weird smell that I associate with things that are supposed to be good for you.  The scrub is pretty gentle and definitely exfoliating.  It also promises to stimulate cell growth.

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Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara-3g $10.24

I’ve received this mascara before and I like it.  It gives a great full lash without the clumping and smearing that is the worst part of summer makeup wearing.  I like these sized samples of mascara.  They last me a month and then I can try something new.  I have always found Benefit makeup to be good and I’m happy to get more.

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Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Lotion-40mL $3.04

I just finished using up a body wash made by this company I received a few boxes ago and this has the same scent.  I find it a touch on the masculine side but it’s light and fresh.  This absorbed super quick and is not greasy feeling at all.

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Rusk Hair Care Heatshift Re-Styling Cream-28g $6.47

I find it odd that this came without a cap.  It looks and feels like it should have one.  It was not in the box and since it was not a mess I guess it doesn’t matter. You can use this as a regular styler on damp hair right out of the shower, then when you want to change it up you blast it with a hair dryer and then redo it how you want.  I’m not sure about how well this will work on my hair (more from lack of effort on my part) but it smells fantastic!!!

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theBalm Cosmetics Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush in Take A Dip-0.8g $2.67

I normally shy away from bronze/tan blushes but this one is just so shimmery and looks almost peachy on my skin I think I’ll give it a go.  The sample is oddly small for something you would apply with a brush but I’m sure we can make it work.

This months value for this box was $26.17. That is the lowest I’ve received and half of that this month is the mascara.  I’m shocked because I like everything and was expecting a higher value. 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.

Birchbox June 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’s box theme is Adventure.It’s nice that I got the patterned box this month.  I normally get the plain brown box.

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Under the lid was one of my samples plus a few cards.  Under the wrapping paper were the rest of my items.  The smaller ones are inside the little bubble.

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The info card tells you all about the theme on the front.  With adventure this time they want you to say yes to whatever comes your way.  The back gives you your items and full size retails.

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Also included this month was a special code to possible win $1000 to use in their shop and travel tips from Meghan Markle, the coordinator of this box.  I got 20% off any $50+ purchase.

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Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Eyeshadow Quad-2.4g $5.00

This normally comes as a palette of 20 shades.  I really like these four though.  The two on the right are sparkly and the left two are more matte.  This one will get used for sure.

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Cynthia Rowley Beauty Brightening Illuminator-1g $11.64

This highlighter is super shimmery!  I guess because it’s going into summer there has been highlighters in a bunch of boxes.  I use them a few days a week but I think I might have plenty now.

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Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer-20mL $18.00

This moisturizer is made from avocado and olive oils.  It has a great smell and absorbed super quick, which I like so I can get my makeup on and finished without waiting for things to dry up.

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Parlor By Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray-30mL $5.51

The last time I got a salt spray my husband couldn’t understand why anyone would be putting this in their hair.  He’s bald though so it may have just been misplaced jealousy that other people have hair.  I like using these sprays because I have very fine and thin hair so any texture I can add is great.

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Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels-1pr $4.13

I have used these before  and while I’m not sure just using them once gave me a whole lot of difference I liked them.  They feel a little odd on since they are heavy and I kept thinking they were going to slide off but I can deal with it for the ten minutes required.

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Pura Vida Lace Headband with Charm-$2.25

This was a bonus item this month.  It’s actually the first ribbon headband I have used and it felt a bit tight on my head but that might be how they all are.  It just works out that the company and I share an initial.

This months value for this box was $46.53. 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.

 

Birchbox May 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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So this month I actually got the designed box, unlike April.  The box reflects the collaboration between Birchbox and Cupcakes and Cashmere, a blog about “Elevating Everyday Life”.  The writer of that blog, Emily Schuman curated this months box.

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The front of the card has a message from Emily.  The back lists the products and prices, plus how to use them.

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BeeKind Body Lotion-30mL $2.38

I like these type of products that support a cause as well as provide me with something.  A portion of the proceeds goes to supporting honey bees.  The lotion itself is quite thin but the smell is nice and it soaked in really well.  I think this sample will last a while just because it spreads alot.

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Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Wash-40mL $3.04

This body wash is infused with marine extracts.  It smells good but I can’t think of what it is that it smells like.  It might be slightly masculine.  I tend to use mostly shower gels so I like getting the samples and they are small enough that I get through them before I end up with a whole crapload.

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LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil in Menatour-$17.54

This sample is a little more than half of a regular size.  I have to admit that I saw this colour and went Oh Hell No but somehow it works.  It goes on a little less potent and smells really good!  It was also really nice to apply with no tugging or dryness.

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Number 4 Non-Aerosol Hairspray-30mL $5.10

I use hairspray way less now then I used to but I like the pump style ones better.  They give you more control over where you’re putting it then the sprays.  This is supposed to nourish your hair as you use it but it is your standard alcohol based hairspray so I’m not sure how valid that claim is.

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Raw Spirit Fragrances Desert Blush EDP-1mL $6.00

This says it’s a floral but I just get spicy musk on me.  I am uncertain if I like it so I’ll have to give it another few tries to see.  It’s definitely a going out perfume not an everyday one though.  It’s very notice me.

This months value for this box was $34.06 but half of that is the lip gloss. 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.

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.

Birchbox March 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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You can fill out the card this month to try to win full size products of your samples.  The back of the card lists the items and full size retails.

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Under the paper is my stuff and I’m excited about the sponge even before I check out anything else.

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Beautyblender Original-$25.00

I have always wanted one of these. I normally use my fingers to apply makeup but have heard nothing but great things about these blenders.  I includes a bar of cleaner for it as well.

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Harvey Prince Ageless Perfume

So somehow this blend of scents is supposed to make you feel and smell 8-12 years younger.  When I first sprayed it on I hated it but within a few moments I changed my mind.  It’s main scent is grapefruit and while I can;t see how it can make me smell younger I will be weraing this.

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Mirenesse Mattfinity Lip Rouge in New York-1.7g

This is soooooo red.  It goes on really smooth and has a nice soft finish but it is definitely not an everyday colour for me.  It is supposed to be long wearing as well, so  I guess we’ll see.

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Number 4 Hydrating Shampoo-30mL $3.28

If I’m only going to get one of a shampoo or conditioner I would rather get the conditioner.  This shampoo is good for colour treated hair.  It also should create shine and moisturize your hair.  Since I’ll have to use my regular conditioner it’s hard to tell how great it will work but if it makes my hair feel clean I’ll be happy.

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Paula’s Choice RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol-15mL

This moisturizer will hydrate and firm skin, repair signs of aging, and reduce wrinkles.  I’m having a hard time getting this out of the bottle so I’m hoping that with some continued pumping I can make it work.

I couldn’t get a value for this box because I was unable to determine how big the full size versions were.  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.

Birchbox February 2015

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.

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The boxes have been super fun looking.  This one is neon orange and pink.

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Inside you find your info card and under that are your products.  All smaller items are tucked into a little box.

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The card not only tells you what you got but how to use it as well.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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.