October 24, 2016

Topbox - October 2016

You guys, I have a TON of reviews that I need to get up for you! I have a list of about 10 posts that I'd like to make soon, so I will be slowly going through them all. I will probably try and leave a day or two in between posts, because when I update a lot at a time, it's too much! So let's start with my Topbox for October 2016!

Topbox is the only monthly subscription service that I am currently subscribed to. It's a nice alternative to Ipsy, although it is not as "customized", you still get a good combination of products every month. It's also super affordable, coming in at $13.54 for me in Ontario (including taxes - and it's free shipping!).

First up, the prive choices for the month.

Morgan Taylor Prive Topbox - inspired by luminous pearls, raw gems, semi-precious stones, glimmering silvers and radiant gold all drawn from the earth. The exclusive Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer is infused with rare and precious elements.
Includes:  Morgan Taylor, Bright Eyes (15mL x 1). Morgan Taylor, Hot Hot Tamale (15mL x 1)

Jing Ai Prive Topbox - gives your lips a powerful dose of highly pigmented long lasting colour. The formula is infused with 100% natural macadamia seed oil, shea butter, and jojoba seed oil. This paraben free formula keeps your lips looking glamorous thorough out the day with beautiful hydration and a sexy pout that you will love.
Includes: Jing Ai, Velvet Shine Lip Jewel (2.7g x 1)

Neostrata Prive Topbox - Acne Clear Clarifying Solution (is a highly concentrated, antibacterial toning solution that exfoliates, purifies and deeply cleanses acne-prone skin) Glycolic Renewal Smoothing Lotion 10% Glycolic Acid (moisturizes skin, while exfoliating dead skin cells on skin's surface, and maximizing skin renewal. This daily moisturizer helps reveal a smoother, more radiant, and visibly younger skin) The SecureWhite Brigtening Serum (is a highly powerful solution to rapidly correct the appearance of dark spots, and acne marks, unify an uneven skin tone, and brighten dull skin)
Includes: Neostrata, Acne Clear Clarifying Solution (75mL x 1). Neostrata, Glycolic Renewal Smoothing Lotion 10% Glycolic Acid (15mL x 1). Neostrata, The SecureWhite Brightening Serum (8mL x 1)

Redken Prive Topbox - A hair defining lotion for braids and twists specifically designed to add both smoothness and grip to make braiding and twisting hair easier and last longer. Specifically formulated to help you achieve a Crown Braid, Double Braid and Side Braid.
Includes: Redken, Braid aid 03, Braid Defining Lotion (50mL x 1)

Elizabeth Arden Prive Topbox - Skin Illuminating Brightening Night Capsules (0.93mL deluxe sample x2), Superstart Skin Renewal Booster (5mL x 1), Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick (0.75g x 1) Grand Entrance Mascara (2.5mL deluxe sample x1)

Again for this month, there seemed to be a decent selection of products to choose from. Nail polish, lip gloss, skin care, hair care, and a box that had skin care and makeup. But to be honest, none of them really jumped out at me. I decided not to go for a prive box this month, and just took the regular topbox.

Ah. Not the most exciting box.

Elizabeth Arden - Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 Lotion
The first-of-its-kind skin shield to combine pollution and UV protection with our DNA Enzyme Complex™ to strengthen skin. Sheer, hydrating, invisible protection to help skin look younger, longer.  40mL  $85  Available at Hudson’s Bay

I know sunscreen is something that we should all be using especially on days when we are out in the sun. However, I don't really use it. Not good, but it almost always burns on my face, and I hate how greasy it looks. I'm not out in the sun much anyway (if you couldn't tell by how pale I am) so I'm not too worried. Anyway, I will probably end up trying to sell or swap this in a trade group. I won't ever use it.

Revlon - Equave Hydro Nutritive Detangling Conditioner
Revlon Professional Equave Hydro Nutritive Detangling Conditioner, a light, keratin enriched formula that instantly leaves hair moisturized, soft and shiny. Shake, apply on damp or dry hair and comb. Do not rinse, style as desired.  200mL  $17.45  Available at Professional Salons, Trade Secrets, Chatters

I haven't had a chance to try this yet, but it's just a detangling conditioner. I'll use it. I'll provide a little review when it ends up in an empties post.

Eyeko London - Fat Eye Stick in Gilt
An innovative chubby eye liner which creates the perfect smoky eye. Highly pigmented, Fat Eye Stick Smoke can be used to line, shade and define the eyes and has a retractable formula for effortless application and precision. The smoky charcoal shade will add a touch of glamour to your eye makeup and is the ideal colour for the iconic smoky eye.  4g  Available at Sephora &

I'm a little torn on this. I don't really use eye pencils for anything. This is more of a bronze shade. I haven't swatched it yet because I'm not sure if I will actually use it, or if I would be able to trade with someone in a swap group. 

Jor'el Parker - Fango Mud Therapy
Blended with moisturizing Sweet Almond and nourishing Avocado oils, along with rejuvenating Green Tea antioxidants and exfoliating Volcanic Ash minerals, our Fango Mud intensely hydrates, protects and deep cleanses your skin. Bring out your body’s sparkling natural luster and tone with Fango Mud.  7oz  $35.56  Available at

I love masks. Sheet masks, clay masks, bubbling masks. Whatever. I want them all. So this is welcome in my collection. It will eventually get used up.

So once again, not the most exciting bag. 2 products out of 4 that I will definitely use. I hope November will be a better bag! Sneak peeks for the prive boxes should be going out soon!

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