February Birchbox Unboxing

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Hi guys! Today’s post is a bittersweet one as it will be my last Birchbox unboxing post. Birchbox announced last week that they were stopping service to Canada and that my subscription would be cancelled after the February box. Needless to say, I’m incredibly disappointed. They have indicated that it is due to increased shipping costs and the exchange rate. I’ve really enjoyed Birchbox and am sad that I only had it for a short time. I did however subscribe to Ipsy because I enjoy getting a monthly beauty subscription. Hopefully I’ll receive my first beauty bag in March and hopefully they don’t follow suit and end services to Canada too.

For my February box (because I didn’t know at the time it would be my last) I opted in for the Date Night themed box as the items sounded like I would enjoy them all. So no surprises for me this month! Continue reading

January Birchbox Unboxing

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Hi guys! My January Birchbox arrived yesterday which is always an exciting moment! However, I constantly spoil them for myself by checking on the Birchbox website to see which items they are sending me. Why do I do that to myself? As my husband pointed out, after he said “you already know what’s in there don’t you?”, it is much more fun to keep it a surprise. I’m going to have to do everything in my power to avoid temptation next month and truly keep it a surprise!

This month’s box came with stickers to customize the front of the box so I chose “ambition”. This year I’m going to work harder and I’m going to aim higher. I am going to set my goals and I’m going to work hard to achieve them. I’m going to spend more time working on this blog and my YouTube channel because they make me happy.  Continue reading

October Favourites

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Hi guys! It’s Double Post Saturday… This post was actually supposed to be up yesterday but I have been sick all week and then busy getting ready for Halloween. Somehow October has come to an end and it is time to round up my favourites for the month. Is it just me or did October fly by faster than any other month this year? Even so, I managed to get sick not once, but twice. It seems I started my month sick, was healthy for 2 weeks and then am ending the month sick again. Just my luck!

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October Birchbox Unboxing

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Hi guys! I recently subscribed to Birchbox! I haven’t done a subscription box before and was curious to find out what all the hype is about. After comparing Birchbox and Ipsy, I decided that Birchbox was more appealing to me and I signed up. This month was my first Birchbox and I was not disappointed!

Here is what I got in my October Box:

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Catherine Maladrino | Style de Paris
This perfume sample smelled really nice. It had a bright fruity-floral scent. It didn’t feel too harsh or too heavy like some florals can be. This seems like something I would actually wear.

Harvey Prince | Hello Body Creme
This was a very smooth and somewhat thick feeling body butter. It was moisturizing and had a nice citrus-floral scent.

Vasanti Cosmetics | Brightenup! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
This is an exfoliating face wash that is supposed to mimic the effects of microdermabrasion. My face did feel quite nice the next day, but the particles in face wash are quite harsh and sharp-feeling. I wouldn’t recommend this for sensitive skin.

Eyeko | Black Magic Mascara

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This has been my favourite from the box so far! This is a water-resistant formula that claims to add curls, volume and have major staying power. I can confirm that all of these claims are true! My lashes were so nicely separated, had a nice curl, had some volume and looked exactly the same at the end of the day as it did when I put it on! I also really love the shape of the wand (see above).

The Beachwaver Co. | ‘Darby’ Hair Clip
I haven’t used this yet, but it looks like it would be perfect for sectioning off my hair to curl or straighten it. The design on the clips is really cute too.

ModelCo | Ultra Long-Lating Lipstick in Stiletto 

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This is a highly pigmented red shade. While I haven’t had a chance to wear it, it claims to glide off effortlessly, it hydrates the lips and doesn’t require touch ups. I can say, while swatching it, it did glide on really nicely and was super pigmented. I plan on using it in a look at some point so I can do more of a review on it. The one thing I can say is that the packaging feels a bit cheap and it is easy to hit the lipstick with the cap when you put it back on if you aren’t careful.

So far, I’m impressed with Birchbox! These are all things I would find useful. Do you subscribe to Birchbox or any other subscription service? Let me know what you got this month in the comments down below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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