Birchbox Canada Review - November 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 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 Canada.

Your samples will include beauty products from all different categories, including makeup, skincare, haircare, and fragrance. You'll get to try cult favorites, new launches, and more. Birchbox will also try to tailor products to meet your beauty needs by following your Beauty Profile. Things like hair colour, eye colour, skin tone, and hair texture is taken into consideration.

To see all my past Birchbox reviews, click here.
November is all about making space for a little self-indulgence. Birchbox is also promoting their new app, available for Apple and Android. 
"Slather on that luxe face mask, try out that new hairstyle for date night, and head into the most wonderful (and hectic) season feeling like your best."
First look.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo (92ml, $13)
Fast-acting powders soak up not only oil, but also sweat and odor. Then Living proof’s patented molecules allow for easy removal, so hair looks, feels, and smells cleaner. Save time, wash less, live more.
This is a great sample size. It's slightly under half a full size and is perfect for travel. I'm getting a little overwhelmed with dry shampoo samples though, but I like the Living Proof brand.

Temple Spa La La Lagoon Bath & Shower Gel (25ml, $3.02)
Infused with botanicals like mint, peppermint, and basil, this gel cleanser helps us soothe our daily stress while also softening and smoothing our skin.  
This has a light scent that is quite nice in a steamy shower.

Salon Gioje Keratin Protein Mask (1oz, $4.93)
This mask means business: after just ten minutes dry, damaged hair looks soft, voluminous, and impressively shiny. Formulated with pure natural keratin (that means no formaldehyde) and without sulfates, it repairs the DNA of your locks from the inside out.
My hair can use this so bad right now. The dry weather is doing a number on my hair AND skin. 

Benefit Puff Off! Eye Gel (2.5ml, $9.50)
This gel’s iron-shaped applicator tip is formed to perfectly fit the undereye area, and it soothingly cools skin on contact. The treatment starts working right away, reducing puffiness and diffusing light to diminish the appearance of fine lines. Its creamy, nongreasy formula easily absorbs into skin, and dries to a soft satin finish. It has a translucent peach shade that helps cancel out the purplish shade of undereye bags but is invisible on skin. 
 This sample doesn't come with the "iron shaped applicator" but I do like the peachy shade. It does work to help reduce my dark circles. I may buy a full size.

LOC One & Done Shadow Stick ($12)
This easy-as-could-be, paraben-free shadow stick from Birchbox brand LOC nixes the usual eye makeup hoopla (read: multiple brushes, blenders, and primers) and delivers up to 11 hours of creaseless, waterproof color—all in just one swipe. 
Very cool that Birchbox is developing its own cosmetics line. This shade is called On Point and it's a silvery taupe shade.

The November Birchbox included five items, with an estimated value of $42.45 CDN. I'm happy with the items I received and I will use all of them, but two hair care items in one box is a bit much. I would like to see more makeup next time. The eyeshadow stick is my favourite and I plan to use it over the holidays. 

Click here to check out Birchbox Canada.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

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  1. Nice value and items in this month's Birchbox.


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