Unboxing: Birchbox Canada, February 2016

 Price: $10.00/month ($4.95 shipping), Number of Items: 5

Birchbox announced this month that it is putting it’s Canada operations on hold 😦 I was pretty bummed that they won’t be shipping to Canada especially since I had just updated my profile. If they come back I will be sure to update everyone but this is my last Birchbox, for now.

On the bright side, I had accumulated quite a few points through the Birchbox store so I did do a little shopping (I will put up a little haul of the items I got in a future post)

Now to get into this month’s box, the theme for this month is “what’s the occasion” and focuses on creating your own not-quite-everyday look for a hot date or even just going out with your friends. 

What I Recieved: 

1.Arrow REVIVE Cooling Cheek Tint in Berry Flush   

Full Size: $24.00 (2.66 mL), Sample Size: $9.00 (1 mL)
 This is Birchbox’s newest brand that focuses on makeup for those who live active lifestyles. The products are designed to give coverage for the girl on the go and this tint has a cooling effect when applied to the cheek. I did swatch this for a photo but when I blended out the colour it was very faint on my hand. I think this would be nice for a little bit of colour on a nice summer day lounging on the beach (dreaming about the beach now with the cold weather outside)

2.ColorClub Mini Polish in That’s my Jam 

Full Size: $11.00 (14 mL), Sample Size: $5.50 (7 mL)
 This is such a nice red, I can’t wait to wear this on a warm day (I’m seriously dreaming of summer). This nail laquer is vegan and 100% cruelty-free. 

3.Livingproof Restore Mask Treatment 

Full Size: $53.00 (227 mL), Sample Size: $6.53 (28 mL)
 I have a few hair masks now but I’m happy to have one from Living proof because I’ve seen this brand around and was curious about how well it will work for me. Now this claims to make hair 20x stronger – we will see if it works. 

4.Naobay HydraPlus Cream

Full Size: $29.60 (50 mL), Sample Price $17.76 (30 mL)
 I actually am VERY happy that I got this because my skin has become so dry and itchy this winter. HydraPlus cream is meant to boosts moisture levels of the skin with the use of sage extract, olive oil, aloe Vera and chamomile. Yes, all those ingredients have produced a super delicious smelling moisturizer!

5.Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar – Black Metal Dahlia  This is a highly pigmented lip gloss is a pretty red with metallic flecks. Talk about not-quite-everyday looks, this colour is super intense that I would definately reserve it for a night out. You only need the smallest amount to coat you lips and you need to be very careful since this is very opaque. 

My Thoughts

This box was super cute for February and went really well with the theme of not-so-everyday. I’m really excited about the cheek tint and the lip tar since these items are different from what I usually receive. Total value of my box is $51.30.

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5 thoughts on “Unboxing: Birchbox Canada, February 2016

    • I know! I literally feel like winter has removed any moisture in my body! I’m not sure what I’ll do, I don’t know of many good boxes that ship to Canada and are reasonably priced. Plus I still subscribe to two other boxes so my bank account could use a little break :/

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