I opened my mailbox today to find a lovely surprise - October's Topbox! What is Topbox, I hear you ask? It's a Canadian beauty subscription box. The cost is $12.00 per month and they ship you a mystery box with four full-sized products for you to enjoy. I say mystery because you don't know what you'll get until you receive your package and open it!
When the people at Topbox are getting ready to put your box together, they'll send you an email in which you can head on over to their site and create your wishlist. They'll give you options, and you decide which one you prefer. Some are just a mystery box, other times it will be only a product or two of a higher value.
You also have the option of paying a higher price and getting one of their limited edition or anniversary boxes, like Lou Lou or Chatelaine. These boxes are no mystery, they let you know exactly what you're getting in them. They also have a new 'greener' option available - skip the box and receive your product in a reusable mesh bag. I (obviously) opted for the box. It is my very first month and I really wanted my Topbox to come in a box.
When they're ready to ship your box, they send you another email letting you know that your products are on their way and they also give you a tracking number, which is nice, but I really didn't need it since I received my package by Expresspost the next day (today).
Let's get to the good stuff... I've been showing you pictures of the packaging, but what did my box contain?
Voila! My little box of goodies. They also send a little info sheet so that you know what you received, retail prices and how to use it, which I always appreciate.
Here's a closer look at what I received:
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution, 100ml
Actual value of product received: $7.50
According to Bioderma's website, this product is:
This looks like a great product. Especially since I often wear waterproof mascara which seems to be soap-proof also. I am interested to test out whether this will actually remove my makeup without too much scrubbing.
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in X-TA-SEA #1306, 14ml
Actual value of product received: $7.50
According to China Glaze's website, this product:
LOVE purple! I am always excited to see nailpolish in any of the boxes I get. The colour has to be really horrendous or a duplicate for me to be unhappy. This colour is so vibrant, I'm excited to get it on my nails. Its a full sized bottle, which is also nice. I have never tried the China Glaze brand (shockingly), but I have read really great reviews about it.
Lancome Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye-Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate, 5ml
Actual value of product received: $19.10
According to Lancome's website, this product:
This product looks really interesting, especially since I am just about out of my night cream. Super expensive, too. But it is Lancome, and I only expect the best from them. I was going to put this up on my for sale page, but after reading about it, I decided to keep it for myself!
Benefit Cosmetics they're real! mascara, .01oz
Actual value of product received: $9.67
According to Benefit Cosmetics' website, this product:
Mascara. How do I love you, let me count the ways! Next to nailpolish, mascara is definitely my number 2 favorite beauty product. The colour is a rich black and the reviews online are excellent, so I'm ready to try this out!
All in all, I think that Topbox is out to steal my heart! I am super happy with the October box, I am ready and willing to use all of the high-quality products I received, with some really big names represented.
The actual value of my $12.00 CDN box is (drumroll, please): $43.77. That is a pretty decent haul! Like I said, all big names and great products. Can you read the super-huge smile on my face?
Are you interested in getting in on your own Topbox? Email me your request and I'll send you an invite. Be warned - there is a waiting list. This subscription box is in high demand. I think for good reason!
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