March 18, 2015

Birchbox Canada March 2015 Unboxing & Review

Hello readers,
My March Birchbox just showed up in the mail so I thought I'd share what I got with you.

The first thing I noticed was the brown box.  In some other unboxings I saw that they got a colourful box that matched the info card.  Not sure why I didn't.  This month's spoiler was that we were getting a beauty blender and solid cleanser.

beautyblender double | Full-size $35
I don't wear foundation, so this isn't a product that I'll get much use out of.  However, it is a high quality product that I know a lot of people were really excited about getting, so I won't complain about it.  It will definitely get used by someone.  Based on the price from the duo pack, this single beauty blender is worth $17.50.

Number 4 Hydrating Shampoo | Full-size $39
Shampoo is always something I can use.  However, I find it a little odd that they would send the corresponding conditioner so that I can try out the whole system.  Based on the full-size price, this sample is worth $4.59.

Mirenesse Matfinity Lip Rouge - Paris | Full-size $29
Hmmm..... This shade isn't Paris, it's New York.  I'm actually pretty disappointed about this discrepency.  Paris is a soft medium pink that I would definitely wear.  New York is a bright warm toned red that would look terrible on me.  I've emailed Birchbox about the discrepancy but haven't heard back yet.  Based on the full-size price, this lippy is worth $7.04.

Update: They are sending me a replacement Mattfinity Lip Rouge in the correct shade, so I'm really looking forward to trying that one out.

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concenrate (24-Hour Miracle Cream) | Full-size $16-$28
This sample is tiny!  I have heard good things about this moisturizer through so I will definitely use it up.  Based on the $28 full size price, this sample is worth $1.87.

Joie Folie de Joie Eau de Parfum | Full-size $116
I don't wear perfume, so this sample is wasted on me.  I'll try and swap it for something I can use.  This sample is worth $2.05.

I'm torn on this box.  I'm glad that the total value, $33.06, is significantly more than the $14.95 cost of the box.  However, there are really only two products from it that I will actually use.  Hopefully Birchbox will provide a solution for the lippy colour mix up because I really want to try that product in the shade of Paris. Birchbox costs $14.95CAD per month including shipping.  You also can get $5 towards the birchbox shop each month my reviewing all of the samples you receive.  If you want to find out more check out the Birchbox Canada website.

Update: Now that lippy shade mix up has been sorted out and I'm getting the Mireness Mattfinity Lip Rouge in the shade of Paris, I'm really happy with the box.  It has great value and I'll use the majority of the products.

Happy polishing,


1 comment :

  1. Hey I get Birchbox Canada and my box was brown as well :(