Guys, I have discovered the mother of all natural beauty subscription boxes. While I absolutely love some of the others I’ve tried, if you are new to (or just really love) green beauty and want a solid section of full sized products to experiment with- both makeup and skincare- then the Mapleblume Box is most definitely for you!
Mapleblume is a Canadian luxury beauty box that is delivered every other month. They currently only ship within Canada, but are hoping to expand to the US soon (my fingers are super crossed for all of you US readers). Each box contains a minimum of five premium quality cosmetics and skincare products for $120CAD a month if you are a regular subscriber ($140CAD for a one-off box purchase), and the December box definitely didn’t disappoint!
In the December 2016 Mapleblume box, I received:
- Linné Botanicals Repair Face Oil ($72USD – this almost makes up the whole cost of the box by itself!)
- I am OBSESSED with the Linné Botanicals Purify Face Wash (I’ve never ever in my life loved a face wash anywhere near as much as I love this one), so I was so excited to receive another one of the brand’s products to try out! I haven’t had a chance to test this out yet because I want to finish up the oil I’m using currently (almost there!), but I’m so stoked for this. It’s made from 100% organic or wild-harvested ingredients- seriously amazing! Also, the bottle is huge so this is going to last forever.
- Herbivore Pink Clay Floral and Clay Mask ($22USD)
- I have tried a few Herbivore products and I love them. All of their products are all natural with an emphasis on ones that are plant-based, organic and food-grade. This is an amazing mask for when my skin has been acting up and I need help getting it back to it’s usual state. The clay helps clean out pores, exfoliate and rejuvenate skin, while the rosehip oil and chamomile flowers help to regenerate skin cells, repair damaged skin tissue and overall soothe the skin. It’s a beautiful combo of ingredients that leaves my skin feeling super fresh and smooth.
- Organic Nation Hydration Day Cream ($21USD)
- This moisturizer contains 76.5% organic content and is meant to improve skin tone and elasticity while also hydrating and nourishing. I haven’t tried this one yet so I can’t speak to how well it works for me!
- Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in I Love My Selfie ($15USD)
- This is a beautiful polish in a pretty classic, medium red shade. I painted my toes with it and it lasted me a couple of weeks just fine with minimal chipping. The search for a “safe” nail polish to use is never ending, but Trust Fund Beauty does cut it pretty close. Their polishes are 10-free and their goal is to create products that are ethical and as least toxic as possible, while still maintaining the actual quality of the product. I’m definitely going to be looking into more of their polishes since I had to get rid of almost all of mine due to terrible ingredients!
- Pure Anada Natural Lipstick in Sugar Plum ($10USD)
- I am honestly unsure how to even describe this shade. It’s kind of a brown-berry-almost-metallic-nude… can you picture it? Probably not, haha. In the tube, I didn’t think I was going to like this lipstick at all, but on the lips it’s gorgeous. I’ll share a makeup look with it soon! The Pure Anada Natural Lipsticks are packed full of beautiful, hydrating ingredients like organic castor seed oil, organic jojoba seed oil and organic shea butter, just to name a few. This is hands down the most comfortable, hydrating lipstick I’ve ever worn and the wear time really impressed me! While it didn’t get through me eating and drinking totally unscathed, it did stick around quite well. I definitely want to buy more of these lipsticks!
- Fitglow Beauty Mineral Blush in Pure ($28USD)
- This is the perfect natural flush shade and I’m in loooooooove with the formula of these! There’s a lot of pigmentation, so you only need a tiny bit, and they blend out beautifully and last all day. I want to try pretty much every Fitglow product that exists- I hear nothing but incredible things about all of them.
And I also got a little handmade maple flavored candy in my box… because Canada ;)
Alright, total value? Drum roll please… $168USD which is the equivalent of $222CAD right now. That’s an extra $100+ value on TOP of the actual box cost of $120. SO GOOD.
Mapleblume is honestly one of the very best subscription boxes I have ever reviewed (and I’ve tried a loooot) and if you are in Canada, you should definitely treat yourself and try this box out. I can pretty much guarantee you won’t be the least bit disappointed if all of their future boxes are this amazing! The next box goes out in February, so subscribe ASAP!