Topbox Review - August 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

What is it? Topbox
How Much? $12 per month, shipping included
What’s in it?  4 deluxe beauty samples

Topbox shipped a little later this month. Thankfully this company is VERY organized, and notified customers about the delay in June, and again at the beginning of August. The delay was due to one of the participating brands wanting to wait so the Topbox coincided with a new product launch in stores. In the words of Chuckie from Sons of Anarchy... I can accept that.

Once again, I received the regular Topbox. I'm fine with it, although August was the first month ever that I "wished" for a Prive box. I put both Miracle 10 options and the Darphin Prive boxes on my Wish list.

Avon - MEGA Effects Mascara (Full size, $12)Panoramic Volume - Lashes look darker, denser and more dramatic for up to 24 hours. 

I have more than enough mascara samples, but this one is no regular mascara. Check this out:

Is this not the strangest, yet coolest, mascara wand you have ever seen? I have yet to try it out. Truth be told, I'm kind of scared of it. It looks like a fork, and I certainly don't want a fork near my eyes. Upon closer inspection, I really like the look of the brush and the reservoir at the bottom, the black portion, is squeezable, so you can ensure you are using up all your mascara.

Lise Watier - Ombre Souffle Supreme Long Lasting Anti-Aging Eye Shadow (2 x 0.2g samples, $1)
An exceptionally light creamy mousse texture, combined with the antioxidant properties of our exclusive Labrador Tea extract. (Full size, 10g for $24)

I got the two colours in the middle: Sunrise Peach and Vert Enchante. I've never used cream eye shadow. I like the idea of it. I'm just happy to not get more mineral eye shadow samples!

Clinique - Almost Lipstick in Black Honey (1.2g sample, $12)
Transparent pigment merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips to create something wonderful and yours alone. Sheer, glossy. Emollient-rich and very lightweight. 

I LOVE this colour and it feels great on my lips. Easily my new favourite. 

Belvada Cosmetics - Coloured Tweezers (Full size, $5)
These Belvada tensile stainless steel tweezers have a unique and colorful grip that will make tweezing easy and fun. 

I have never considered tweezing to be "fun" but I'm all for easy. I currently use Tweezerman ones that have a more pronounced slant and edge. My brows need a clean up so I will give them a try tonight.

My August Topbox included four prouducts, two of them full size, with an approximate value of $30! That's a pretty high value for Topbox. I'm really excited to try the new Avon mascara and the Clinique Almost Lipstick has earned itself a place in my makeup bag. While I was hoping for a Prive box this month, I am happy with the regular box.

What did you get in your August Topbox?

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  1. I received the Prive GlamGlow items (two) and I'm quite happy with them. Makeup items are incredibly hit and miss for me, although I am interested in the lip pigment you received.

    1. I've heard good things about Glam Glow but never tried it myself.

  2. I desperately want that clinique lipstick! I don't get topbox but I am hoping to swap for one :) The mascara looks crazy but neat!

    1. You should get on the wait list. It's only $12 a month and always a great value.

  3. I finally got my first Topbox today. I got all different products. Overall it's ok, but I'm not sure if I'll continue the sub. even though I was on the waitlist forever.

    1. Give it another month... I'm always lukewarm about Topbox. Never hate it but never really love it either.

  4. That mascara looks awesomely scary.

  5. I had pretty much the same reactions as you. I LOVE that lip gloss! Here's a link to my review, if you're interested:


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