Topbox January 2018 Prive Box Review

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If you’ve noticed, the last review that I created for Topbox was their October 2017 box. I did not cancel my subscription but I went on my second blogging hiatus for more than 3 months which happens if I become emotionally depleted due to some personal struggles. I become very transparent in my previous blogs about my issues, but I’ve bounced back much stronger than before, so I hope that it will be my last blogging hiatus.

As for my Topbox subscription it went on, I received my November and December box full of wonderful goodies and it’s such a shame that I was not able to show and review it on my blog. Today, I am reviewing the January 2018 Prive box, this review is late because I went on vacation for the entire month of January in the Philippines which totally helped my emotional healing.

So let me tell you the difference between the regular monthly box and the Prive box. The regular box is also called the surprise box which is what everyone gets every month, but the Prive box is different. Every start of the month Topbox send subs wish list with different Prive box options. There are like 10 Prive boxes to choose from which comes from high end brands that everyone wish to get for the same price. If there are no Prive box that interest you, you have the option to just chose the regular box, but let me tell you that there will be no guarantee that you will get a Prive box either. If you choose a Prive box for your wish list but unfortunately your wish was not granted, you will receive the regular box. This is the second time that I chose a Prive box for my wishlist and felt very lucky that it was granted this time! So today I will give my honest review of the January 2018 Prive Box 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.

Unlike most subscription boxes, Topbox don’t provide leaflets with product information, instead they send the information through email. This is the only card I received from them, but it gave me the information of what kind of box I received.


Here comes the products!


Darphin Exquisâge Beauty Revealing Serum 4ML – C$22
This weightless serum helps revitalize and reinvigorate skin’s appearance. Elasticity is visibly enhanced for a firmer look and feel.

4ml is too little to see the desired effect of a particular product, but what I love about this Darphin serum is, it smells like perfume. My skin felt hydrated and it doesn’t feel oily and tacky.


Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex ll 7ML- C$16.80
Maximizes the power of skin’s natural nighttime renewal. Lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced. Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger.

It is a scentless, quick absorbing serum in gel consistency. My skin felt hydrated after application and woke up with a different glow. I love it!


Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in Ruby 2.25 g – C$17.10
The look of a lipstick meets the feel of a balm for our most wearable lip yet. Loaded with crushed pigments and lip-loving ingredients, it’s the ultimate swipe and go formula.

I super love this lipstick specially because I love all shade of red lipstick. I am getting my favorite classic pout ala Marilyn Monroe with this one. Since it is a sample size it is ideal for travel or for small purses. I did not put lip balm before application because it has a balmy feel that prevent my lips from drying and cracking. This is highly recommended!


Total Product Value: C$55.90

Amount paid for this subscription: C$13.80 (including tax)

How much I saved: C$42.10


Conclusion: I am more than satisfied with what I got. Getting these high end products for $12 is a steal! The serum samples might be small but it will still last me probably a week or two for me to deliberate what product I would choose. Buying the regular size might cost fortune but it is worth investing if it is true to its promise of youthful glowing skin.