My April Birchbox showed up in the mail this morning and that means it's time for an unboxing!
This month all Canadian subscribers (except gift subscriptions and people getting their very first box) were promised a floral print Rifle Paper Co. box on their facebook page. However, I still got a boring brown box. I emailed them about the discrepancy and was told theme boxes were a program they were rolling out slowly to Canadians. Guaranteeing something to all subscribers and then failing to follow through doesn't sit well with me. The insert it this month's box does a great job of describing the box I didn't get.
BeeKind Shower Gel | Full-size $19
Well the contents are off to a good start. Shower gel is something I can definitely use and this is a good size sample. Honey and lemongrass sounds pretty yummy to me. Based on the full-size price, this sample is worth $2.41.
Temple Spa Peace Be Still Calming Face & Body Balm | Full-size $37
Another good size sample of something I will use. Not super exciting, but a staple for sure. Though the card says the full-size is worth $37, on the birchbox.ca shop, it's listed at $29 for 150ml. Based on the full-size shop price this sample is worth $4.83.
Laqa & Co Sheer Lip Lube Pencil | Full-size $25
This is the sample I was most looking forward too, but unfortunately it showed up covered in purple smudges of product. (There's some on my temple spa balm too). I'm not sure what happened there since the cap seems to have stayed on. I'll sanitize it before trying it just to be sure. I emailed Birchbox about this and they compensated me with 50 points. Based on the full-size, this sample is worth $17.50.
Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter Highlight | Full-size $16.50
No, this is not nail polish, it's a liquid facial highlighter. I love highlighters so I will definitely give this a try. It does look quite shimmer so a little bit should go a long way. This is full-size, so it is worth $16.
Lulu Organics Lavendar and Clary Sage Hair Powder | Full-size $36
This is the only product from this month's box that I won't get any use of. Hair powders and dry shampoos just aren't my thing. Combine, these two samples are worth $3.17.
I really happy with the contents of this month's box. I'll use most of the items and there weren't any really tiny samples in there. The total value was $43.91 which is way more than the $14.95 I paid for the box. I am rather disappointed at the Rifle Paper Co box mix up and response though. I get that mistakes happen, but don't act as if it's completely OK to promise customer something and then fail to send it. If you want to find out more check out the Birchbox Canada website. Don't forget to review your box items for an extra $5 in birchbox points.