Topbox Review - November 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box
What is it? TopboxTopbox arrived later than expected this week, but that's due to the Remembrance day holiday. Normally the boxes arrive on the 10th, but given Monday was a holiday, the package didn't ship until yesterday, arriving early this morning.
How Much? $12 per month, shipping included
What’s in it? 4 deluxe beauty samples
Once again I opted for a regular Topbox.
I am not comfortable with this product. The name alone is offensive. If you Google it and look at the marketing materials, it's aimed at women of Asian decent. Granted Shu Uemura is a Japanese company, in my view, the inherent root of products like these is racism. Here is one good article on the subject. And here is a funny one (it's minimally NSFW). Again, this is just my view, but I'm surprised to see a product like this included in Topbox.
Update: For those that received the whitening lotion, Topbox says they will be replacing it. Just e-mail them to let them know.
I can certainly use a product like this. I'm always keen for cosmetics with SPF.
This soap smells divine. Fresh and fruity.
The cards says this has "joyous upbeat notes". I find it funky floral; funky in a bad way.
I'm not including this in my box valuation, but I wanted to showcase it in my review. I checked my card and it is worth $5. I can't get anything on Trend Trunk for $5. Instead of a "gift card" it is more of a "discount card".
My November Topbox contained 4 products valued at just over $23. This is one of the lower value Topboxes in recent memory and it's also my least favourite Topbox of all time.
What do you think of the November Topbox?
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