Friday, April 17, 2015

April 2015 Topbox - Canadian Beauty Subscription Review

TopBox is a Canadian Beauty Box Subscription - for $12 CDN a month with free shipping, you will receive 4 deluxe sample size or full size products. You fill out a beauty profile and generally receive products based on what you have identified in the profile. Also, every month you have the option to wish for a "prive" box. A prive box is a box that focuses on one brand or product for the whole box.

TopBox is a Canadian company and only ships to Canada. The only downside to subscribing to TopBox is that there is a wait-list that can take a month or two to get off of.
 

Since I have received quite a few Prive boxes in the last few months, for April I decided to stick with the regular Topbox. Here's a look:

Topbox always comes in their signature purple mailer! Here is a look inside:




Everything is safely bubble-wrapped inside the bag!


As an added bonus this month, Topbox included a sample size Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen - I have tried this kind last year and really like it! It smells awesome!

Here are the items in my April Topbox:

My first thoughts are that the Vichy and Essie sample are a lot smaller than I am used to seeing in Topbox!Topbox always includes a product card explaining what they have included:

Here is a closer look at the products:

NeoStrata Skin Renewal Peel Solution ~ sample size 20 ml for $30 (full size is 50 ml for $75) Ideal quick fix for uneven and dull skin. The glycolic acid will help eliminate the dead cells responsible for the rough skin. This solution contains 10% glycolic acid and 10% gluconolactone, the highest potency available of AHA to achieve results after only 1 treatment.
This is a great size sample from a great brand - I like peels so this will be great. (It does smell super strong so I hope it is not irritating when I use it)

Vichy Capital Soleil Ultra Light Lotion SPF 50 ~ sample size 3ml for $1.53 (full size is 50ml for $25.50). For men and women of all ages with phototypes 1, 2, 3 or 4 who want to protect their skin efficiently from UVA and UVB rays. Ideal texture for oily and combination skin.
I am so disappointed with the size of this sample - 3ml?! This is going to do my maybe 2 or 3 times if I use this sparingly! To be fair - if I like this I will be purchasing it full size. The hubby and I will be going on our honeymoon in September and I am on the hunt for a really good face sunscreen! 



LA Splash Diamond Lipgloss in "Pink Revolution" ~ full size $8.98. With the diamond lipgloss, you will have a moisture-rich formula with intense sparkle! 
I'm not loving this bright pink glittery lipgloss - just not what I would wear!

Essie Mini Nail Lacquer in "Blossom Dandy" ~ mini size 5ml for $3.70 (full size is 13.5ml for $9.99). This color is described as a mint crème hydrangea - eye catching light blue with a hint of spring mint green.
This color is beautiful - it just seems so weird the Topbox would send out mini Essies when they usually include this brand full size! I will still use it though!

For $12, I received 4 products (1 full) with a total value of $44.21. Overall I am happy with the value and the products - they only thing I will not use is the lipgloss. I wish the Essie and the Vichy were a little bigger, but I do still like them!

If you are interested, you can view my past Topbox reviews here! And if you are interested in signing up for Topbox, you can go to their website here

What did you think of the April Topbox?

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