Showing posts from January, 2015

Glossybox Review - January 2015 - Beauty Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it?Glossybox
How much? $21/month plus $5 shipping. Save on 3, 6, & 12 month subscriptions. Prices in US dollars.
What's in it? 5 surprise luxury beauty products packaged in a glossy pink gift box
Glossybox is a premiere beauty sampling program, operating in more than a dozen countries worldwide. They consider themselves the "leading purveyor of luxury beauty samples on a global stage".  Glossybox US started shipping to Canada in November 2014. This is not the same as the Glossybox that used to operate in Canada.

We are committed to introducing the most exciting brands throughout the world to you. Whether it be a product featured on the runways of Milan or the newest skincare regimen from Japan, we strive to make sure you are the first to have access to it.This box shipped January 20th and arrived January 29th. Later than last month, but at least it arrived in January!

My favourite part of Glossybox is the packaging. The pi…

Beauty Box 5 Review - January 2015 - Beauty Subscription Box

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***This company is closed for business.***
What is it?Beauty Box 5
How Much? $12/month, $30/quarter, $99/year  plus $3 shipping per box
What's in it? 5 samples from your favourite beauty brands 

Beauty Box 5 is a beauty sampling service that claims to send 5 deluxe or full sized products every month. The boxes ship from Houston, Texas and usually take 1-2 weeks to arrive. BB5 does not provide tracking information or e-mail notification once the box ships, but this box usually takes about ten days to arrive to me in BC. This one shipped January 15th and arrived January 27th.

The theme for January 2015 is all about saying hi to fresh possibilities. Now that I've gone through this box and read some comments online, this thought makes me laugh a little, and not in a good way.

Product Card
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in Strip-Tease ($1) - Discontinued Product
This particular style (#540) was sold in 2012 and is no longer …

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - January 2015 - Beauty Subscription Bag

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What is it?Ipsy Glam Bag How Much? $10 per month, plus $4.95 shipping to Canada (US$)
What’s in it?  4-5 beauty products every month 
Ipsy is a San Francisco based beauty subscription that sends a beautiful Glam Bag filled with with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Once you've received your Glam Bag, you can head over to the Ipsy Community to watch tutorial videos and play along with the Ipsy stylists, using the same products they are using.

The theme for January is "Fresh Start".
It's time to get fresh! A kickoff so clean the possibilities are endless. Get ready for a fantastic and flawless 2015. The bag this month is tri-colour. White on one side, blue on the other, and coral trim and interior.

(MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm (7g full size, $12)
(MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm is as soothing to the lips as it is to the senses. This lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish. This hydrating lip gel eas…

BuddhiBox Review - January 2015 - Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box

This box was provided complimentary for review.

What is it?BuddhiBox
How Much? $30.95 US per month, plus $9.99 shipping to Canada
What’s in it? Mix of 4-6 full-size products and product samples to enrich mind, body, and soul.

BuddhiBox is a subscription service for yoga lovers. The goal of BuddhiBox is to deliver "monthly mindfulness through a curated box of products that enhance your yoga practice and lifestyle". Each month you will receive items that enrich mind, body, and soul. Items may include healthy food, supplements, beauty products, and yoga accessories. A monthly BuddhiBox will include 4-6 products for you to discover and share. Even if you don't practice yoga, BuddhiBox is for people who enjoy a peaceful and mindful existence. BuddhiBox practices Saucha (living purely) and only partners with businesses that follow ethical and conscious standards in production. They also donate a portion of proceeds to charity.

 First look - Each month the box opens to an inspira…

Birchbox Canada Review - January 2015 - Canadian Beauty Subscription Box

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** Birchbox is no longer operating in Canada**
What is it?Birchbox Canada
How Much? $10/month plus $4.95 shipping, or $159.40/year including shipping (CDN $)
What’s in it? Five personalized beauty samples, tailored to your profile.

Birchbox is one of the first beauty subscription services. It's the premiere beauty sampling service in the US and it's the service that launched the entire beauty box craze. Established in New York in 2010 by two friends, Birchbox now has operations in the UK, France, Spain, Belgium, and now... Canada! Birchbox announced in mid-November they would begin operating in Canada. This is the second box for Canadian subscribers.

The Canadian site is completely separate from the US site, so don't expect to receive the same samples that American subscribers are receiving. We also don't get all the special features our friends to the south enjoy, like Sample Choice, Birchbox Aces, and all those fun Limited Editio…

Panty by Post Review - January 2015 - Canadian Undergarment Subscription Box + PROMO CODE!

This box was provided complimentary for review. What is it?Panty by Post
How much? See below
What's in it? A pretty panty in the size and style of your choice. Available in size XS to 5x/
Panty by Post is a premium undergarment subscription service, based in my hometown, Vancouver! Panty by Post sends pretty, luxurious panties to your door every month. Panty by Post has made a few changes to their website and subscription service, so offered to send me another parcel for review.
We have a new and upgraded Panty by Post website and shop. Panty by Post has launched a new shop so now you can buy a premium subscription for our fabulous intimates shipped monthly to your doorstep but also add jewelry, socks and lingerie sets. We have new subscription options too: Basics, Signature and Premium.
The new subscription models are great, and one of them is actually lower than their previous options. Shipping and tax is extra.
Everyday Basics: Fill your panty drawer with these comfy, easy breez…