Simply Beautiful by BC Living Review - Summer 2017 - Canadian Lifestyle Subscription Box

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What is it? Simply Beautiful by BCLiving
How much? $88/quarter, plus tax. Shipping included. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What's in it? 6 to 8 curated products delivered to your door for the body, home and soul

Simply Beautiful is by the editors of BCLiving, an online lifestyle guide offering insider information and tips about life on BC's west coast. Simply Beautiful was launched as a way for the Editors at BCLiving to share their favourite products and best local finds. Each season, Simply Beautiful sends a curated box of 6-8 products for body, home, and soul. Expect to see the best beauty finds, must-have style pieces, trendy home décor, and other items to inspire your most beautiful life. The retail value of each box will be $150 to $200!

While Simply Beautiful is a quarterly box and ships every 3 months, they offer two billing options. Subscribers can choose to pay monthly instalments to break up the cost, or pay the full price quarterly. The monthly instalment price is $36, so it ends up being $20 more expensive than paying quarterly, which is odd to me. Be sure to choose to pay every 3 months!

Last season there was a billing mix up and I ended up with two accounts and a double charge. Janine at BC Living was incredibly helpful. They issued a refund and deactivated the extra account without any hassle or headache. Fast forward a season, and I realized in late July that I hadn't been billed for the summer box yet. I reached out to Janine again and turns out they accidentally deactivated both accounts. Janine was able to get everything sorted out and within a week they had a box in the mail and headed to my house. It was probably the best subscription box customer service I've ever experienced!

This season's box is packed with all the essentials to have fun this summer! They also included items to help up your Instagram game... I guess that means some items in this box will help us take IG worthy snaps.

The very first item is pretty fabulous...

Simply Beautiful Route Tassel Beach Towel ($25)
Use this large beach roundie as a beach or picnic blanket or use it as a backdrop to capture summer memories. I also like using them as shawls while enjoying late nights on the patio. This one is super soft and plush.

Underneath the towel are even more goodies!

Tiber River Naturals Body Butter in Almondoolah (60ml, $14)
Tiber River Naturals is based in Manitoba. They make these decadent body butters using ingredients that are good for you and the environment. 

Tiber River Naturals Lip Silk in Bellini ($6)
This lip balm smells of fresh peaches! It's made with beeswax and shea butter for luscious lip softening.

Amaterasu Geisha Ink Silk Mascara ($32)
This is a Vancouver-based beauty brand. I've heard a lot about it but never tried any products before. Geisha Ink mascara will help achieve fuller, softer lashes, without clumping. It's a smudge-proof formula that is also water-resistant - perfect for humid days and playing at the beach.

Simply Beautiful Cool Mint Paper Straws ($5)
I am a straw nut, especially for smoothies and cocktails, but I loathe the waste caused by non-recyclable plastic straws. Paper straws come in funky designs and colours and the best part, they're biodegradable!

Simply Beautiful Sunglasses ($59) 
These unbranded sunglasses are oversized to provide plenty of coverage on these gorgeous sunny days. They have a good amount of sun-shielding tint and I love the tortoiseshell colour.

Simply Beautiful Cell Phone Ring Light Clip ($10)
This purse-sized ring light clips right on to the top of a cell phone. It fits perfectly on an iPhone 6. There are three brightness settings to add just the right amount of soft, diffused light when you need it. This would also be great for night time selfies when a flash isn't possible. The card suggests it's great for shooting food in dim-light restaurants. I never thought of that! The light is battery powered and charges via USB.

Simply Beautiful Giant Doughnut Pool Float ($19)
This is a 4 foot diameter inflatable pool floatie! Forgive me for not inflating it for the photo - my condo just isn't big enough! Funky pool floaties are the "it" accessory this summer, especially if you want to get the best shots for IG. Full disclosure - I already have one of these, but a pair is always better. Now I can float with a friend!

The summer edition Simply Beautiful by BC Living box included eight items, valued around $170 Canadian! This is such a great box for summer. The products are so fun and unique. I mean, a pool floatie in a subscription box?! A ring light for selfies and food photos?! I love it all. The Canadian-made beauty products are a nice addition as well. This summer edition is sold out, but the fall box is on sale now. Simply Beautiful recently made 500 more spots available for new subscribers! The next box ships in October.

Click here to check out Simply Beautiful by BCLiving.

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.


  1. Nice mix of products in here.

  2. Geisha ink has an amazing eyeliner! I can never find it - but it's pretty amazing!

  3. This is the first box I have received from them and the first box of many I have tried that I actually LOVED everything in it and huge bonus is that it is all Canadian! :-D

  4. The Canadian beauty products look great, but the rest of the box looks like they went shopping on a asian discount site- so many cheaper unbranded items.
    No name sunnies are $60??


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