April 5, 2017

Topbox - March 2017

Topbox is probably the most affordable subscription service that I have ever subscribed to. It's only $12 a month, which means in Ontario it only comes to $13.56 after taxes. Super affordable. Especially for those who aren't looking to spend too much, while getting to try new brands. They usually only send sample sized products, and a lot of skincare. So if you're looking for mostly makeup, or full size items, I'd recommend Boxycharm instead. Or even Ipsy. There generally isn't a theme of the month either.

Each month we are given the opportunity to wish for a prive box. What that is, is a box featuring a specific brand. First let's take a look at what our prive options were for March.

The Prive options this month were

BareMinerals Prive Topbox
BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss - luscious, vibrant colour loaded into a refreshing formula that slips on satiny-smooth for sheer-to-medium coverage with nonstop glistening shine.
Includes - Spark Plug (2.25mL deluxe sample) x 2

Bella Aura Prive Topbox
Bella Aura Gentle Purifying Cleanser - this exclusive blend of exotic botanical oils cleanses the skin without stripping it of its natural moisture barrier
Bella Aura Instant Lifting Eye Contour - significantly reduces the appearance of multiple signs of aging
Bella Aura Daily Repair Moisturizer - provides better hydration to the skin
Includes - Gentle Purifying Cleanser x 1, Instant Lifting Eye Contour x 1, Daily Repair Moisturizer x 1 (10mL deluxe samples)

Manna Kadar Prive Topbox
This vivid cherry blossom pink powder blush creates a beautiful glow to the face.
Includes - Paradise Blush (full size) x 1 

Maskerade All Eyes On Me Prive Topbox
Get ready to shine with all eyes on me hydrating eye gels - brighten, hydrate and firm.
Includes - All Eyes On Me (5 pairs of eye gel 4.7g) x 5

Maskerade Spotted Prive Topbox
Introducing Spotted! Anti-Blemish clear spot patches to help minimize, detoxify and calm those pesky pimples.
Includes - Spotted! Anti-Blemish Clear Spot Patches (2x1 sheet with 12 clear patches) x 3

Ofra Prive Topbox
Water resistant pencil suitable for the most sensitive eye and lip areas. Created with a synthetic beeswax base for a smooth, soft, and long last application.
Includes - Eyeliner Pencil in Turquoise (.04oz) x 2

Yves Saint Laurent Prive Topbox
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer - evens the look of skintone, blurs pores and fine lines, and helps your makeup last longer.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture mini lipstick - gives lips luxurious, rich colour, with intense hydration and antioxidant care in just one stroke.
Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum - introduces a new sparkling fragrance inspired by Paris, the cit of intense love. Red berries and pear immediately exude sensuality and femininity.
Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme Ultime Eau de Parfum - a woody aaromatic with powerful elegance.
Includes: Touche Eclat Blur Primer x 1 (10mL deluxe sample), Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Mini x 1, L'Homme Ultime Eau de Parfum x 1 (1.2mL), Mon Paris Eau de Parfum (1.2mL) x1

I decided to skip the prives. I was kind of interested in the BareMinerals, but I have so many lip products that I really don't need two of the same glosses. And I didn't feel like the value was there for the rest of them.

As always, I chose the organza bag. Let's get into what I received..

Redken - No Blow Dry NBD Bossy Cream
Bossy cream provides quick and soft air dry with effortless frizz control and manageability to hair without a hair dryer. 

I'm excited to try this one! I have a ton of hair products to get through, but I wonder if this would make my hair look wavy instead of puffing up. I'll give a little review on this when I get the chance to use it!

Cake Beauty - Desserted Island Supreme Body Mousse
A richly whipped body lotion with extreme hydrators that leave skin lightly scented and heavily moisturized. Full size is 250mL and retails for $22, which means this sample of 30mL is worth $2.64

I like cake beauty products, and I've seen that this one smells amazing. I haven't broken into it yet, just because I have some other body lotions that I would like to finish up first.

Dr. Roebucks - Pure
The ultimate hydrator for sensitive skin, containing only 6 ingredients. A super rich face cream that calms, nourishes, and repairs. Perfect to enhance any serum when applied on top, as part of your skincare regime. Clinically tested for sensitive skin. 100mL retails for $54.95 which means this sample of 20mL is worth $10.99

I'm super excited to try this. I think I've said I'm excited to try everything so far, but it's true! Especially this Dr. Roebucks. I haven't heard much about the brand, but everything in this description calls out to me! I'm always on the hunt for a rich face cream, and I've got my fingers crossed for this one! $54 for a full size is kind of pricey, but I've paid more for a face cream that I love. Ahh, I really hope this is good!

Eyeko London - Black Magic Mascara
Designed for after-hours seduction, our ultimate mascara combines three key elements to create drama, volume and curl, packaged in our iconic squeezy tube. 8.5mL retails for $29, which makes this sample size 4mL worth $13.65 (wow!)

I was going through my stash of makeup, and I saw that I have a tube of this already. Apparently I received it in a Birchbox, all the way back in October 2015. Ouch. I still haven't tried it. I hope it's not dried out. I'll definitely have to do a review on this once I try it. Promise.

Overall, this wasn't the most exciting Topbox, but I will use everything. I'm really excited to try the Dr. Roebucks Pure facial cream, and the no blow dry cream. At least I managed to avoid another Bella Aura product!

*I purchased this subscription with my own money. All opinions are of my own. This post contains referral links*

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