Monday, October 24, 2016

October 2016 Topbox - Unboxing and 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.

Each month comes with a couple variations, so you may not receive exactly the same products as me, but generally 1 or 2 are the same throughout all the bags. 

TopBox is a Canadian company and only ships to Canada. There is usually a month or two waitlist for this subscription. 

For October, I requested a regular Topbox - here is a look at what I received:

Here is a look at the products I received:

October 2016 Topbox - Unboxing and Review!

Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 Lotion ~ sample size 5 ml for $10.63 (full size is 40 ml for $85.00). Formulated sunscreen with a powerful antioxidant blend to help maintain the appearance of optimal skin health even in the most heavily polluted cities.

I have really enjoyed other products from the Elizabeth Arden Prevage line and use sunscreen daily, so this will get used! This sample is a little on the small size and the full size is $85, which is a little crazy for me! 

Jor'el Parker Fango Mud Therapy ~ sample size 1 oz. for $3.86 (full size is 7 oz. for $27.00). Reveal your best skin from head to toe with our Fango Mud Therapy. Blended with moisturizing Sweet Almond and nourishing Avocado oils, along with rejuvenating Green Tea antioxidants and exfoliating Volcanic Ash minerals, our Fango Mud intensely hydrates, protects and deep cleanses your skin. Bring out your body’s sparkling natural luster and tone with Fango Mud.

I find this product a little strange because there is no instructions on how to use it?! Is it a cleanser or a mask or both? This was included in a past Ipsy and they described it as a face mask, but again not a lot of instructions. I mean, I will use it, but I like when it tells me what to do! 

October 2016 Topbox - Unboxing and Review!

Revlon Professional - Equave Hydro Nutritive Detangling Conditioner ~ sample size for $0.85 (full size is 200 ml for $18.95). Revlon Professional Equave Detangling Keratin Enriched Conditioner is a leave in conditioner designed to first hydrate, then nourish your hair. The first phase hydration formula adds necessary moisture to your hair, increasing your hair’s natural strength and shine. The second phase gently replenishes your hair’s natural oils and amino acids, stimulating healthy hair growth, shiny luster, and soft textures. Made UV resistant, Revlon Equave is designed to protect your hair and scalp against harmful ultra violet solar light. 

This sample is so small - I really wish it was more than 2 uses! I really love detanglers because I have long, fine hair that loves to tangle it's self! I will use this, but again wish it was bigger! 

Eyeko London Fat Eye Stick in Gilt ~ full size $12.00. An innovative chubby eye liner which creates the perfect smoky eye. Highly pigmented, Fat Eye Stick Smoke can be used to line, shade and define the eyes and has a retractable formula for effortless application and precision. The smoky charcoal shade will add a touch of glamour to your eye makeup and is the ideal colour for the iconic smoky eye.

This product is confusing because it is not available on the eyeko wedding, but I see it available on a few other subscription box websites, so this seems a more "made for box" product. Those aren't my favorite products, but I like these big eyeliner pencils as eyeshadow bases - this is a deep bronze and I think it will make a great base to make shadows pop! 

Topbox came with 4 products this month (1 full size) with a total value of $27.34! I'm happy with this month's box as I will use all of the products included.  While I wasn't wowed by everything, and I did think 2 of the samples were on the small side - overall, I did think there was a good variety in the products and am happy to use everything! 

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


  1. I got the exact same box as you!

    1. Ya - it was just okay, lol I saw you felt about the same way.

  2. We got totally different boxes! I kinda wish I had gotten that eyeliner, though!

    1. oh that's funny, usually at least 2 or 3 of the products are the same!