Review | Ellie Mae Subscription Box – March 2018
Ellie Mae March 2018 Box!!
Ellie Mae is a new subscription box from Canada. I love checking out local businesses and wanted to support a local subscription box that features Canadian products. They have three different types of boxes. A mommy + baby box, a mommy + furbaby box, a me + me box, and they do custom daddy + (fur)baby boxes! I love that I can get big name beauty products, as well as local products, AS WELL AS puppy products all in one subscription box.
What hooked me was the picture they posted where a box featured major brands I love such as Clinique, my beloved Bum Bum cream, First Aid Beauty, and Tarte!
I’m not gonna lie, this box is a little on the expensive side. But considering this is a new box (limited economies of scales) and postage rates in Canada are nauseatingly expensive, I do not regret my purchase. It was started by a local mom who had multiple subscriptions to discover the kind of products she liked and combined them all into one. I admire the courage it takes to start a business and wanted to give them a chance.
Their prices are in USD and do not include shipping. The shipping you pay for is so fast though that my box get delivered before my “your order has shipped” email does. They do have discount codes and promos if you stalk their social media. A code that may still be valid is “ELLIE5OFF” for $5 off.
$30.99/ box for 1 month
$28.99/ box for 3 months
$26.99/ box for 6 months
Clinique Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser
Full size – $25 for 124ml; Trial size retail value – $6.05 for 30ml
This is the last item in the Clinique Pep Start collection I have yet to try. I love the bright colors of the collection. It’s a great line to introduce yourself to skincare.
In terms of ingredients, some of the questionable ingredients include butylene glycol, disodium EDTA, BHT, and phenoxyethanol.
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip in mauve squad
Full size – $28 for 8ml; Trial size retail value – $17.50 for 5ml
This is probably the item I am most excited about in this box. I have been wanting a metallic liquid lip for a while. At 5ml I doubt I’ll ever finish this tube but I absolutely adore the color. It’s highly pigmented and is a very wearable metallic shade.
Artisan + Alchemy Whipped Body Butter in Lemongrass
Full size – $14
This is an all natural shea body butter. The lemongrass scent is STRONG. I think this would be a great after-sun balm for the summer. In the heat it will be a lot easier to scoop out and apply. I’m not really getting a “whipped” texture – the stuff is pretty solid. This palm size tin is bound to last a really long time.
Urban Decay – All Nighter liquid foundation (sample)
Four generously sized sample pods.
Always down for trying new long-wear foundations. This one is full coverage but the formula gives me too much of a “made-up” look that I don’t love. To me this isn’t an everyday foundation, but more of a night-time foundation (hence, the name I guess).
Update: I hate this foundation. I prefer cake in ma belly and not happening on my face…
Zordfish Chicken treats
Full size – $? unknown
Local treats from Calgary! And that’s all the information I can find about these treats.
Boxer Tuff – Tuffpaws Paw Wax
Full size – $3.95
Bloo doesn’t have dry paws because I’m very diligent at making sure she always wears her shoes when she goes out. However, this is a great item to have on hand.
Monkey fist rope toy
Full size item – price and brand unknown
Rope toys don’t tend to lack a minute with Bloo, so I hope that this ones lasts at least a couple days. It seems very durable. Always glad to have extra toys on hand.