Topbox Review - May 2014 - Beauty Subscription Box

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

The May Topbox shipped on May 14th and arrived May 15th. In support of Earth Month, Topbox chose to forego the usual tube package in favour of a simple organza bag.

 First look at everything inside the bubble mailer. The package also included an unusual amount of coupons.

This wasn't included on the product card, but technically it could be considered a sample. If you take the card and the empty container to the Lancome counter at The Bay, the clerk will fill it up with a foundation in your shade. I'm headed to the mall later today so might take advantage.

Kinetics Nail Colour in Beautiful Dreamer (full size 15ml, $9)
This isn't a bad colour but I have a couple other polishes in similar shades. This one will be put to another use.

Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes in So Black!  (4ml, $19.38)
This is a great deluxe size sample (the full size is 6.5ml). The card says it will increase lash volume up to 6 times with only two coats. I have a hard time believing beauty claims like this but I love mascara samples so this will get used.

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion SPF 15 (5ml, $5.21)
I wear SPF lotion every day, no matter what season, so this will get used. It's oil-free and meant to maintain the skin's moisture level all day.

Benefit Cosmetics Posiebalm Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm (0.5g, $3.66)
I love this sample! It's the new tinted lip balm from Benefit's Tints line. They are formulated with mango butter and meant to be moisturizing and conditioning. The colour is great for me and it glides on easily. The sample packaging is very deluxe, but the size is only 1/12th of a full size so it won't last long.

The May Topbox included 4 samples, valued at $37.25. I paid $13.44 for this box ($12 plus tax) so it's a good value. The package also included an optional 5th sample, which I can obtain by attending my nearest Bay department store. I can't complain about the products this month. I will use 3 of the 4 products. I also like that there is something for skin, nails, eyes, and lips. I love when a box contains a bit of everything.

What did you receive in your May Topbox?
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  1. I'm so jealous!!! I am still on the waitlist for Topbox
    Hypnose Doll Lashes is my ULTIMATE favorite mascara!!! Enjoy :)

  2. I like the idea of the empty jar to go get your own sample. Yes, it's extra work, but it gives a much better chance of getting the right colour foundation.

  3. Got the same, great box, LOVE the lip balm!

  4. I got the same! I haven't seen any others with a different box yet.

  5. I got something totally different and I loved it!

    I got a clinique face primer shadow, esta lauder sample of mascara and gloss, Elizabeth Arden perfume sampler, a nail polish (white and black speckles) and my bonus $10 add-on was a liquid liner which I love. No coupons in mine either.

    I'm a new subscriber and this is was first box so maybe that's why mine was so different?

  6. How do you get the add ons?? I've received two TopBox so far. The one I got yesterday was a bit boring... I did buy the Man one for my husband. And was happy with that box.

    1. Topbox sends an e-mail a few days after they send the wishlist e-mail. You can do a myster "add on" for an additional $10.

  7. Do you recommend TopBox? I got an email that I'm off the wait list, but I've been researching it and it doesn't seem super popular among a lot of people!


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