Topbox October 2017 Review + $10 Beauty Surprise
This is my first subscription box from Topbox and my first Canadian subscription box which I like because I will not be paying shipping fee anymore! For everyone who might be interested in signing up, your subscription will not start right away. Just like Ipsy, Topbox has a waitlist. When I subscribed, it took me a month before I got approved for subscription. I read someone else’s blog and she said, she waited 3 months before she got approved, so I feel lucky for not waiting that long.
Today, I will be giving my honest review of what I think about the product that I received from their October 2017 box. The box arrived on time, but my review is late.
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.
Here comes the products!
China Glaze Nail Lacquer 14mL (Full size)- $8.45
These unique lacquers contain China Clay as a nail hardener, the same material that gives porcelain its shiny finish.
I am not a fan of black nail polish, but it is a perfect nail polish for Halloween so I gave it a try. 2 coats for full coverage and took a week before it started chipping off. Good value for money!
SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Essential Face Toner 30ml – $5.22
Formulated with natural extracts of Truffle, Calendula, Rose and Rosemary, a toner that deeply purify the skin while contributing with antiseptic powers to remove dead skin and bacteria to prevent future breakouts.
This toner smells really good. My skin feels soft and hydrated after application. I love it!
Pure. Potent. Precise. Triple the anti-aging power for visibly firmer, smoother, healthy-looking skin.
I love getting serums because they repair skin damage and I always believe in its potency. The first serum that I tried is Lancôme Genifique that I got on my September Glossybox, which I super love that I even consider buying the full size. Since I received this serum on my Topbox, I decided to try it first for me to know which one I like best. The first time I tried this serum, I poured all the content on my palm and applied it but I realized it is oily and a little tacky. So the next time I applied it, I only used 3-4 drops and it covered my entire face nicely. It is not fast absorbing and I can feel the oil on the surface. The effect is noticeable the next day, I can feel my face is smooth and glowing.
Eyeko London Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner 0.04 oz /1.2 gm – $13.20
Intense single stroke waterproof carbon black colour . Easy-to-use precision tip creates the perfect line to subtly accentuate the eye or create a dramatic cat eye. Glides on over eye shadow and stays on even on the waterline.
Finally, an eye liner that delivers exactly what it promises; intense single stroke waterproof carbon black colour. It’s easy to use and as long as you are pro in applying liquid eye liner this product gives the best result.
I also got a complimentary Wella EIMI Perfect Me styling lotion endorsed by Sophie Turner.
Total Product Value: $35.85
Amount paid for this subscription: $13.80 (including tax)
How much I saved: $22.05
The time I subscribed for Topbox, I received their email about $10 Beauty Surprise. By paying $10 on top of the $12 monthly fee, you will get a full sized item, but you will not have any idea what it is until it arrives. So this is what I got:
Doucce Freematic Eye Shadow Quad in Autumn Leaves – $44.57 CAD
A versatile 4-color palette eye shadow with silky and smooth powders which generate a pure look that won’t fade. Each of the highly pigmented ready-to-wear colour palettes are specially curated with both matte and shimmer shadows to allow for effortless blending. The versatile silky smooth powders are so rich it feels creamy. The fine weightless powders glide on easily without smudging or creasing. Apply dry for a more natural finish or apply wet for a more long lasting dramatic look.
First impression, the packaging is awesome! It is a high end durable exterior with compact mirror. The eyeshadow is rich and highly pigmented. I was just surprised of the retail price because I didn’t expect a product this small would cost so much, $44.57 is not a reasonable price so I am glad I received this as my beauty surprise because I am certain I will never buy this on its own.
Conclusion: I love all the products that I received on my first Topbox subscription, though I wish I will not receive any nail polishes anymore, I am still happy with the rest of the content. I am looking forward for my next box!