Thursday, January 21, 2016

January 2016 Topbox - Review and Unboxing

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. There is usually a month or two waitlist for this subscription. 

For this month, I requested a regular Topbox - here is a look:

January 2016 Topbox - Review and Unboxing

From first glance, I'm not super thrilled with this box - but let's take a closer look! 

Topbox always includes a detailed product card:

Here is a closer look at the goodies inside:

Hask Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner Packette ~ $2.99 US. This deep conditioner is a super strengthening, hydrating treatment that will restore and smooth dry, damaged, chemically treated or over processed hair. Argan Oil, unique to Morocco, is known for its high absorbing, penetrating and split end repairing qualities while leaving even the most damaged hair soft and nourished with added moisture. Free of: sulfates, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors.

I have received a couple of deep conditioning treatments in the last few months - this is fine, I will use it. It is not a product I would ever go out and buy myself as I'm usually happy with just conditioner, but I do use them all. 

SeaRx Birch Sap Moisturizer ~ 2 sample size for $4 (full size is $32). This silky-smooth, non-greasy formulation for the face and body contains ingredients known for their extra strength moisturizing characteristics. It delivers minerals, oligoelements, and sugars combined with birch sap to smooth and strengthen skin while providing long lasting moisturizing effects.Maintains a healthy glow while providing a degree of protection from sunlight.

This lotion is for face and body - these are pretty small sample sizes! I am pretty generous when applying body lotion as I need moisture, so I'm not sure if 1 of these tubes is enough for my whole body. It has a little bit of a weird smell too... not my favorite.. 

Teeez Read MY Lips Lipstick in "Roulette Red" ~ full size $28.94 (price as per Topbox - $22 US on website). This long-lasting lipstick combines the power of highly-pigmented coverage and a unique satin, matte finish. The lipstick’s smooth, ultra creamy texture and added coconut oil extract nourishes and hydrates the lips, with color that lasts for up to 8 hours.

Topbox must have a good relationship with Teeez - it is included often in boxes and was just a Glamsense product too. This looks like a nice lipstick, but I am filled with lip products right now - I will pass this on. 

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Antioxidant Infusion Essence ~ sample size 10 ml for $8.57 (full size is 140 ml for $120). A refreshing essence that hydrates and provides beneficial antioxidants to fight signs of aging.

Ooooh.. I like seeing the word essence in a western beauty product - I can only hope this is as good as the essences I am used to! This product is highly reviewed and I am excited to try it - definitely my favorite item in this month's box! 

Topbox came with 4 products this month (1 full size) with a total value of $44.50. This is a good value - I'm just not thrilled with the products I received this month. I am excited for the essence and will use the deep conditioner and lotion, but the main item, the lipstick I will pass on. 

If you are interested, you can view my past Topbox reviews here

What did you think of the January Topbox?


  1. This looks like Luxe Box's little sister! I got that exact lipstick in my winter box, and a Hask hair treatment too. And I got some EA Prevage products before.

    1. Yes actually in the Summer time, Topbox bought out Luxebox but they are still running 2 different boxes, but with many of the same products!