TopBox Review - June 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box
What is it? TopboxI know I must sound like a broken record, but the Topbox shipping system is the most efficient and timely of any subscription service I have experienced. I received the shipping confirmation e-mail June 10th around 1500hrs and the box was delivered at 1036hrs on June 11th. I also love how Topbox uses Canada Post shipping tools, so we also receive delivery confirmation e-mails. I was at work when I received the e-mail and couldn't wait to get home for lunch to check my mailbox!
How Much? $12 per month, shipping included
What’s in it? 4 deluxe beauty samples
Unlike most of my other subscriptions, I never know what to expect in my monthly Topbox. They don't release any spoilers or hints and since shipping is so darn quick, I often receive my box at the same time, or even before other bloggers, so there are no spoilers online before I get my box. Every month the regular Topbox is a complete and total surprise. With my other boxes, I kind of like hunting down spoilers, but with Topbox, I am perfect happy with the mystery.
This month did not disappoint.
Compact and easy to use, this curler will create a natural looking curl.
I have wanted one of these ever since I saw them as a bonus gift in one of the Julep boxes, before I was a Julep Maven. I almost bought one on sale at Sephora but they were sold out. Now I'm glad I held off hunting one down.
Benefit Cosmetics - Sugarbomb Ultra Plush Gloss (6.5ml sample, $8.25)
Silky and luxurious shimmering pinky nude lip gloss.
This is one of Benefit's newer products and goes along with the Sugarbomb Blush. I like that it's just a hint of sheer colour, but I'm not a big fan of shimmer gloss. I will try this out but might pass on to someone else. My gloss box is quite full right now!
Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics - Fairy Lashes Mascara (Full size, $24)
A mascara specially formulated to make eyelashes flutter and flap.
I'm not sure about the flutter and flap portion of the description but I am happy to see another mascara. I am always looking for new mascaras to try out, mostly because it is so darn hard to find a great mascara! Jelly Pong Pong is a new brand to me (what a funny name!), and prior to this Topbox, I'd only seen this brand in the April version of the now-defunct GlossyBox Canada.
Truth or Dare by Madonna - Eau de Parfum (3ml sample, $2.31)
A unique blend of narcotic florals. Balances with addictive woods and vanilla, it creates a scent that is timeless, yet modern, simultaneously dark and light.
Narcotic florals? How very Madonna. I right away imagined Eau de Cannibas or Eau de Opium! Does Demeter produce those scents? Like most people, fragrance samples are not my favourite. I'm not sensitive to scents though so I always give them a shot. Surprisingly, I actually like this one. It isn't too floral and the hint of vanilla is rather pleasant. I probably wouldn't buy a full size though, only because this good sized sample will last quite, plus the full size is $65. Too much!
As always, this edition of Topbox contained 4 samples, with a combined value of over $40! I am excited to try all the products!
What did you get in your June Topbox?
Not a member yet? Send me an e-mail for a special invitation link and get on the wait list.
Comments are now closed for this post. Please e-mail me with any comments or questions.