Topbox December 2018 Privé Box Review

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Topbox is a Canadian subscription box and currently the subscription box that I love. So today, I will be giving my honest review of what I think about the products that I received from their December 2018 Privé Box. The box arrived on time, but my review is late.

If you’ve noticed, I did not blog about my November 2018 box, and that is because my November Wishlist was granted and it is the exact same thing as my October 2018 Box which is the Laneige BB Cushion. For the record, this is the first time that I had three consecutive months of granted wishes. I was happy with the 2 months of getting Laneige product, now I am exhilarated for the all Elizabeth Arden products that I received.
Name of the Box: Topbox

Cost: $12 CAD + tax (free shipping)

What you will get: Each month, subscribers will get four beauty samples. Samples can range from skincare, bodycare, makeup, haircare and fragrance. The samples are from prestige brands. Some of these brands are well known and others are newly launched or small and niche.

What is a Privé Topbox: A special Topbox that you “wish” for after filling out the monthly Topbox Wish List, which is sent out via e-mail to all active Topbox subscribers each month. They can contain any number of products and are of limited quantities. Therefore, it is not a guarantee that one will receive any of the Privé Topbox(es) that they wished for.

Here comes the products!

Advanced Ceramide Capsules, Daily Youth Restoring Serum 7 Capsules – $9.72

The iconic capsule, now with triple the anti-aging power. A lightweight, silky-smooth serum that infuses skin with youth-restoring ceramides and potent botanicals for a visibly smoother, firmer and youthful appearance. Proven to take years off the look of the skin.

I’ve sampled this product before on my first Topbox subscription back on October 2017 and I really loved it! I was considering on buying the 60 capsules but since I was on a tight budget and other serum samples started coming, I decided to let the idea go. So when I saw this on my December box, I was very delighted. This is by far one of my most favorite serum because it gives me a healthy glow and smooth skin.

Superstart Skin Renewal Booster 5ml – $14.67

Boost skin’s natural defenses. Boost skin’s ability to renew. Boost the results of skincare products. Superstart Skin Renewal Booster helps restore the healthy look of skin’s surface layer, fortifying its natural ability to repair and renew. Used before a serum or moisturizer, it boosts the results of your skincare products. Your skin looks beautiful, resilient and refreshed, ready to face the day.

I applied this booster on cleaned and toned face. I love how hydrated my skin feels after application. It is light and gently and blends well with the ceramide serum and the following day I woke up with radiant looking skin.

Prevage Anti-aging +Intensive Repair Eye Serum 3ml – $32

This luxurious, corrective eye serum with a powerful combination of Idebenone, a highly effective environmental protectant, and targeted eyecare technology helps counteract the appearance of visible aging signs all around the eye area. Quickly see an impact with smoother looking lids, fewer visible deep lines and a brighter look. With continued use, it helps support skin’s natural collagen matrix for a firmer look as it significantly reduces the appearance of crepy lids, crow’s feet and dark circles. Eyes look more lifted, radiant and younger than ever.

When I opened the box, I was disappointed to see this cute tube of 3ML sample. I was telling myself Elizabeth Arden can definitely do better than this, but when I checked online, I was horrified to see how luxurious this product is. FYI, 15 ML costs $160. I get on with my routine but I made sure to use all the EA line that I got on my Prive box at once. I was amazed by the effect of this eye serum because my eye area lightened and reduced the puffiness of my eyes. The firmer look is not a joke. This sample lasted me a week.

Always Red Femme Perfume 1.5ml – $1.95

Own the town. This intriguing, feminine and dynamic interpretation of Always Red is a spirited and sensual floral expression of the woman who sets the New York City pace. As the metropolis calls, she responds… it’s all or nothing. Always Red Femme. A perfect blend of Blackcurrant Bud, Peach Blossom, Moss and Patchouli.

They say, your perfume of choice is not an accident, it matches your DNA. So if you don’t like a particular perfume scent it is because it does not match your DNA. I would say, this perfume is a perfect combination of floral and musk, however, this is not the scent for me. It is a bit overpowering and strong. The scents that I like are light and fruity.

Total Product Value: C$58.34

Amount paid for this subscription: C$12 + tax

How much I saved: C$46.34

Conclusion: I love getting luxury product samples because I know that I will not be able to afford it, but the downside is they come in tiny tubes and container it would not even last you a week or two. Everything is a hit except the perfume, but still, I am grateful for the granted wish!

Want to give Topbox a try? Set up your account here and fill out your beauty profile to determine your beauty needs.

If you want to know what I think about my previous Topbox beauty boxes, please click here.