Monday, December 21, 2015

Birchbox Canada Subscription: December 2015 Unboxing

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and the products featured were provided for review.
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely pre-holiday weekend. Today I have the December Birchbox Canada ($14.95 CAD, shipping included) to share with you. To see a summary of what's inside and some swatches of the Birchbox-exclusive brand LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick in "Glam Life" ($10 CAD), click......
Birchbox Canada December
Sample: Kate Spade Live Colorfully Eau de Parfum Spray ($90-115 CAD for full-sized)
Live Colorfully is a lovely floral musk with water lilies and citrus from Kate Spade. It's a very fresh and light spring and summer scent that I quite enjoy; however, I really don't care for perfume samples in subscription boxes simply because I can get them for free at perfume counters.

Sample: Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo ($26.50 CAD for full-sized)
This is a scented dry shampoo that comes in a super colorful mini can, perfect for traveling.

Sample: Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment ($110 CAD for full-sized)
This is an anti-aging face cream that promises to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Sunday Riley seems like a super luxurious brand so it's always nice to get mini samples of expensive skin care.

Sample: Juara Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm ($26 CAD for full-sized)
A super teeny and cute hand cream sample, the Juara Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm has a very lightweight texture that absorbs quickly. I do wish the formulation is slightly creamier; it doesn't spread very well on dry hands so I have to use quite a lot.

Full-sized: LOC (Love of Color Vibrant Matte Lipstick in "Glam Life" ($10 CAD)
The item I was most interested in, LOC is Birchbox's own brand. The Vibrant Matte Lipstick in "Glam Life" is a shade curated by Youtuber Tati Westbrook, who's actually one of the only beauty gurus I love and watch. "Glam Life" is a beautiful dark wine with a semi-matte finish. The formulation is very creamy and non-drying but it's somewhat patchy and smudge-prone. Additionally, this full-sized product has 0.6g of product; the $10 CAD price tag is very affordable but for 0.6g of product, it's not too good of a deal.
LOC (Love of Color) Vibrant Matte Lipstick in "Glam Life"
Birchbox Canada is available online for $14.95 CAD (shipping cost included).
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