Saturday, August 22, 2015

August 2015 Topbox - Canadian Beauty Subscription Box 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, which 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.


For August, I opted for the regular Topbox. Here's a look:

It always comes in this purple mailer! Here is a look at the products inside:


This month's Topbox came with 5 items; every subscriber received a Tresemme mousse. Here is a look at all the products:

Here is a look at all the items in the box:

TRESemme Perfectly (un)done Waves - Wave Creation Sea Foam ~ bonus item sample size. Create beautiful air-light waves with soft, natural-looking finish. This ultra-light Sea Foam, with Sea Kelp Extract, helps create natural-looking waves.

My hair doesn't wave if my life depended on it.. so I appreciate the bonus item, but will be passing this on.

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray ~ full size 125ml for $12.99. Strictly Curls Beach Spray texturizes, boosts waves, adds body and volume, protects hair from the sun and creates a tousled finish. Hydrolyzed Silk and Provitamin B5 protects hair as it hydrates and leaves a shine.

I appreciate that this product is full size, but again for curly hair! Gahhh - this is my 3rd beach spray product and I can't use them! I will pass this on. 


La Rouche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+ ~ sample size 15ml for $2.84 (full size is 200ml for $37.84). Lipid-replenishing balm. Anti-irritation. Anti-scratching. Fragrance-free. Paraben-free. Soothes immediately. Spaces out the flare-ups of severe dryness. 

I think this is just a big fancy description for lotion? It's quite a small sample that I will likely just use as a hand cream. 


Essie Mini Nail Lacquer in "Perennial Chic" ~ mini size 5ml for $3.70 (full size is 13.5ml for $9.99). This color is described as neutral peach-brown accented by crème rose highlights. 

This color is from the Spring 2015 collection. I usually enjoy getting nail polish, but I feel like I have gotten a few neutrals recently and I think I am going to pass this on. 

Model Co Shine Ultra Lipgloss in "Striptease" ~ full size $20. Create a glamorous, lacquered pout with ModelCo's SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss. The reflective, shimmering gloss lends a luxe touch to your beauty look, and glides on smoothly for a non-sticky, long-lasting finish. The tall thin bottle and smart inbuilt mirror makes SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss perfect for small handbags and on-the-go application.

I am almost overflowing with lipglosses and this looks pretty sheer. Most of the reviews advise that this should be worn over another color. I am going to pass this on. 

Topbox came with 5 products (2 full) with a total value of $39.53. I like the value of this box, but I do not really like or will use any of the items in this month's box. I hate to say I am disappointed - my last few months have been really great so I am hoping September is better! 

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 August Topbox?


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