Birchbox Canada Review - January 2016 - Canadian Beauty Subscription Box + PROMO

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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. Prices in Canadian dollars. 
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, hair care, 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.

The January box is about starting the year off right.
Start 2016 off right with these ultra versatile, personalized beauty products that you can build your new year around.
Natural conditioners—including black currant, soy yogurt, algae, and yerba mate—combine to restore hydration to dry hair, while the unique UV/Color Polar Shield protects dyed or sun-exposed locks.
This is a leave in conditioner spray which hydrates, and also acts as a UV shield and detangler. I've received a lot of leave-in conditioners lately. 

Juara Candlenut Body Creme (10ml, $2.22)
Richly nourishing candlenut oil sinks deep into skin to banish roughness and leave skin soft and supple. As if that weren’t enough, it’s backed by nourishing illipe butter, rice bran oil, and avocado oil.
Up until December I'd never heard of Candlenut and now I've received it twice in as many months! You may recall that I received  full size of this cream in the Winter FabFitFun box. It's a great cream and I really like the Juara brand. I was happy to see that Birchbox Canada carries over a dozen Juara products, including the coffee scrub I'm interested in trying. Unfortunately, for a body cream, this sample is tiny! I will throw it in my purse and use it as a hand cream instead.

BioRepublic SkinCare Soothing Fiber Mask in Cucumber Breeze (1 mask,  $7)
These soothing sheet masks bring the spa to us via natural cucumber extract, plumping plant collagen, and healing vitamin E. The powerful antioxidants and cooling powers of cucumber tighten pores, reduce the appearance of lines, and calm our stressed-out complexions, leaving us with smooth, happy skin. 
This was my sample choice for January. Sheet masks are quick and easy to use so I'm a fan.

TONYMOLY Delight Tony Tint in Red (sample)
This lightweight, super pigmented formula goes on your lips with a fruity smelling sheen, and dries quickly for a sheer, matte finish that won’t budge all day. It’s easy to create deeper color by adding layers of this non-drip formula, which moisturizes lips with rosehip and aragan oils.
TONYMOLY is a Korean brand and it's great to see Birchbox Canada carrying products from the TONYMOLY line, especially since they are so affordable. A full size of this Tony Tint is only $6. I'm not a red lip person, so this isn't for me.

derma e Hydrating Scrub (1oz,$5.08)
This dermatologist-approved exfoliator does double-duty, gently sloughing away dead skin, dirt, and excess oils with walnut shell powder while moisturizing and reviving the complexion with vitamin A and hyaluronic acid.
This is a great gentle scrub. The sample is enough for 2-3 uses and I've already bought a full size!

My January Birchbox Canada included five items with a retail value around $20. It's a bit lower value than usual, but it's not a loss because the samples are great. I'm happy with the Juara cream (that is already in my purse), the scrub, and the mask. I'm also very happy to see Birchbox Canada featuring new brands, and having more products available in the Birchbox Shop.

If Birchbox Canada interests you, now is the time to sign up! For a very limited time, you can save $5 off your first box when you sign up using my referral link (here). This brings your first box down to $9.95, including shipping. It's a great deal, especially since Birchbox doesn't run sales very often (or at all!). Deal ends January 31st, 2016. Valid for new subscribers only.

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. the referral does not give $5 off

    1. They cancelled the promotion early. Please do not subscribe. Read here to see more.


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