Beauty Buzz: Birchbox celebrates you

Birchbox, Birchbox Canada

It’s been nearly a year since the popular beauty subscription service made its way to Canada, and five years since its inaugural U.S. bundle made makeup junkies and beauty sample fiends very happy.

Now Birchbox is showing its appreciation with a loaded September offering dedicated to the customer, complete with a bright and colourful box that whispers the positive sentiment in gold cursive font: “Psst…you’re beautiful.”

The painterly box houses six must-have items from caffeine eye cream to maybe the best-smelling body scrub ever. Let’s dig in!

100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
As advertised, this potent little tube contains rich eye cream that smells like a frothy vanilla latte and promises to harness the power of coffee and green tea to reduce under eye puffiness, fine lines and dark circles.

Japonesque Velvet Touch Eye Shadow
The cosmetics company inspired by Kabuki theatre beauty gives the gift of an everyday neutral eye shadow perfect for girls (like me) who don’t typically wear the stuff. Shade 02 is a highly pigmented gilded hue that offers just the right amount of shimmer—subtle and void of those large glittery chunks that stick on your face FOR WEEKS—and it’s entirely buildable.

BioRepublic Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Fiber Mask
Dry skin will soak up this mask that’s ideal for post-sun care and hydrates your face in a flash thanks to an influx of aloe vera, phytocollagen and vitamin E. To note: this fiber mask is more delicate than most so unfold carefully lest you tear it…like I did.

Tocca Esfoliante da Corpo Nourishing Body Scrub (Giulietta)
Good enough to eat! The pink tulip and green apple combination of this sugar-based body scrub is beyond delicious and thanks to the crushed olive granules and grape seed oil, your skin will be baby soft and smell, surprisingly, like birthday cake.

Davines This Is a Sea Salt Spray
Kudos for such a straight-up name but this product is actually much more. I’m already a Davines convert thanks to the IO Beautifying Shampoo, which revived my lifeless locks, and this sea salt spray texturizes, volumizes and moisturizes plus smells delightful to boot and doesn’t have any of the stickiness that can come from your typical mattifying salt sprays.

[Box was provided for review]

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