Monday, January 19, 2015

January 2015 Topbox - Canadian Beauty Box Review

TopBox is a Canadian Beauty Box Subscription - for $12 CDN a month with free shipping (I pay $12.60 each month with tax), 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.

For January, I selected the "regular" topbox - none of the Prive boxes jumped out at me!

Here is my January Topbox review:

4 items in a little organza bag (Topbox usually sends their items out in a cardboard tube, but they have started offering an eco-friendly option with reusable bags). 

I like that there is a mask in here - here is a closer look at the products inside:

MaskerAide Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask ~ full size $5.99. While you prepare for your beauty sleep, our super hydrating BEAUTY REST’ORE formula (infused with Argan Oil, Super Fruit Extracts, Green Algae and Vitamin E) goes to work to restore, regenerate and repair your skin leaving it silky, smooth and supple by morning. The cooling effect of the mask helps to relax facial muscles easing the signs of stress and fatigue, while natural Lavender Oil relaxes your body and mind. Sweet dreams!
MaskerAide is a full line of eco-friendly masks - they are vegan, non-toxic, free of parabens and chemicals - I love that!! I am looking forward to trying this and you can see the review on my blog soon!

Estee Lauder DayWear BB Creme ~ sample size 5 ml for $7.67 (full size is 30 ml for $46).  All at once. Moisture, protection and flawless perfection. This lightweight BB Creme creates an instant, even-toned, healthy look. Delivers high-performance, oil-free hydration and helps to control excess surface oil. Powerfully protects with Broad Spectrum SPF/FPS 35.
The shade I received is "Light" - which is good, the color matched my skin well. I love BB creams and use them daily as opposed to a foundation. I am excited to try this, but it is quite a small sample - I would have preferred a little bigger! Also, this is weird as I normally don't like scented make-up, but this smells really good!! 

Essie Nail Lacquer in "Under the Twilight" ~ Full size $9.99. 
This is a nice deep purple color, and I like it but I already have it! I received this in the LouLou Topbox (and it is now the 2 repeat since November when I received it), so I will be passing it on. I am not a fan of buying a special edition box only to receive the same items in future boxes - it makes the Special Edition boxes not feel so special! But it is a nice color!

MeMeMe Cosmetics Dew Pots Eye Defining Cream in "Hollow Haze" ~ full size $13. Our beautiful, Dew Pots rich colour eye defining creams are perfect for adding an on-trend splash of colour to your look on all year round. The dew pots rich colour defining cream can be built up to create a heavy block colour on the eye or can be used to delicately line the eye. 
This is a nice creme eye shadow - super smooth - and in a great neutral color, I love it! I don't use cream eyeshadows a lot, but I will certainly try!!

So for $12, I received 4 products (3 full sized!) with a total of $36.65. I am happy with all of the products - I would be happier if I hadn't previously received the same nail polish in a past special edition TopBox. I love the majority of the products are full sized and am very pleased with the eyeshadow and sheet mask!

If you are interested, you can view my past TopBox reviews here, and you can sign up on their website here:


  1. Your box was totally different than mine. I am so jealous that you received the Estée Lauder BB cream! I received a serum (Lise Watier), a moisturizer (Elizabeth Arden), makeup remover wipes (Eyeko), and a lip/cheek stain (MeMeMe).

    1. Ya Topboxes all vary a little - but it usually means I will get some of those products next month and you will get some that I received! (maybe you will get the BB cream too!)