Showing posts from January, 2016

Birchbox Canada - Suspending Canadian Operations

I have some sad beauty box news to report. Bloomberg News is reporting that Birchbox is laying off staff and suspending Canadian operations in a bid to "reinvest in [their] biggest opportunities and grow even more quickly in the future". Reading between the lines, I take that to mean the Canadian venture is not profitable enough for the small company.
Birchbox Inc., a startup that sells subscriptions for personalized beauty samples, said it’s cutting 15 percent of staff and suspending operations in Canada. The cutbacks, which affect 45 people out of a staff of 300, are the latest sign that technology startups are struggling to create sustainable businesses as venture funding begins to cool.
The article gives no other information about the Canadian closure, but does quote co-founder and CEO Katia Beauchamp saying "today’s market demands that we reach profitability this year". The article also mentions that Birchbox is expecting to double its shop sales, and s…

Sock Box Women Review - January 2016 - Canadian Sock Subscription + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review.
What is it?Sock BoxHow Much? $13/month for 1 pair, includes shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars.What’s in it? A random colourful pair of socks!
Sock Box is a Canadian subscription box that sends a package of fun socks every month. It's the firstsock of the month club in Canada. Sock Box was originally just for men, but now they carry a line for women as well. Sock Box sources their socks from companies like Hot Sox, Sock it to Me, Happy Socks, Good Luck Sock, and more!

Sock Box finds suppliers and styles that are difficult to find in stores – especially those not commonly available in Canada – to inject colour and awesomeness into your sock drawer. For women, Sock Box only offers a One Pair subscription plan. Men have the option of a one pair plan or a Two Pair plan ($22 per month). Each plan is available month-by-month, 6-months pre-paid, or 12-months pre-paid. A discount is offered for 6 and 12 month terms. All plans include s…

Little Life Box Review - January 2016 - Canadian Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review and this post contains affiliate links.

What is it?Little Life Box
How Much? $27/month, including shipping. Tax extra. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? Up to a dozen organic, natural, health conscious samples.

Little Life Box is a Canadian subscription service that sends a box full natural and Eco-friendly
samples of carefully selected products, including non GMO, gluten free, and raw or vegan choices. Products may include snacks, cosmetics, supplements, vitamins, and more. Items included in the box vary each month, and Little Life Box guarantees that you will never receive the exact same product sample twice. A vegan option is available for purchase as well. 

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Little Life Box recently changed their pricing model. It used to be $19.95 per month, plus shipping. They've now combined these charges into one monthly cost of $27 per month. I actually prefer pricing models like this…

Eat.Feed.Love Taste Club Review - January 2016 - Canadian Gourmet Food Subscription + PROMO CODE

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** EFL no longer ships to Canada** 
What is it? Eat.Feed.Love Taste Club
How Much? $39.95 per month, plus tax, with free shipping. Save on longer terms. Prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? A box filled with new items and delicious recipes, themed together to make the perfect feast or dinner party.

Eat.Feed.Love is an online gourmet food store based in Victoria, BC. With every purchase, EFL donates to organizations that feed those in need. Along with the online storefront, EFL also offers a monthly subscription called Taste Club.
Every month, we send a box filled with new items and delicious recipes, themed together to make the perfect feast or dinner party.
Each delivery will include a variety of items from spreads, condiments, jams, honeys, syrups, cooking sauces, oils, vinegars, salts, spices, seasonings, chocolate and cocktail mixers, along with an assortment of recipes to make use of your new products.

First look
The January box features an …

Jule's Wellness Lifestyle Box - January 2016 - Canadian Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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**This company is now closed.**
What is it?Jule's Wellness Lifestyle Box
How Much? $30 per month plus $4.32 shipping or a one-time trial box for $39 including shipping (CDN$)
What’s in it? Hand-selected female focused health, wellness, and lifestyle items

The Jule's Wellness Lifestyle Box is a surprise monthly female focused wellness and lifestyle subscription box. Each box is carefully curated with luxury wellness items. Expect to receive an assortment of healthy lifestyle products such as health-concision snacks and food, artisan chocolate, natural and organic skincare products, supplements, loose leaf teas, lifestyle products, and more. Products will always be gluten-free and health-conscious, but may contain dairy and/or nuts.

While Jule's Wellness strives to offer an exception value on their superscription boxes, the real aim is to introduce quality, health-conscious and hand-selected products to their members.  With this box …

Glossybox Review - January 2016 - 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 deluxe 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". Each month Glossybox sends 5 luxury beauty products and samples. Products in your Glossybox are selected based on your beauty profile, age, location, and sign-up date. There is an assortment of items each month, so your box may not include the items featured in this review. Categories include makeup, hair care, nail care, skincare, tools, and more.  

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Pretty pink box!
Product card - Side 1
Product card - Side 2
First look!
Minus 417 Foot Nourishing Cream (50ml, $9)
Relaxing and refreshing cream …