Topbox Review - October 2014 - Canadian Beauty Subscription Box

What is it? Topbox
How Much? $12 per month plus tax, shipping included
What’s in it?  4 deluxe beauty samples  
Topbox is a Canadian subscription service that sends four deluxe samples from top beauty brands each month. Topbox is the premiere monthly beauty subscription box in Canada and at only $12 per month, it's a great intro box for those interested in what the beauty box craze is all about.

A couple months ago, when I filled in Topbox my wishlist selections, I remember there was a question asking if there are London Drugs stores in my area. I checked yes. London Drugs is a chain of drug stores across BC and Alberta. It's like Shoppers Drug Mart, but not at nice. I was very curious when I opened up my bubble mailer and found the blue London Drugs Topbox.

All of these products are available for purchase at London Drugs, however I could only find one of them on the London Drugs website.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum (5ml, $12)
This sheer lightweight liquid serum with micro-caplets activates when dispensed, providing a refreshing burst that initially clings to skin then dries to a smooth weightless finish. Use to help reinforce skin's essential moisture barrier, even skin tone, retexturize, and reduce the appearance of first signs of aging. Rejuvenates the look of tired skin for a more energized complexion.

Vichy Purete Thermale Foaming Water Radiance Revealer (50ml, $19.50 - full size!) 
Purifying Foaming Water is a clear water that transforms into high-density foam on contact with water to remove impurities from skin and restore radiance and freshness. 

Mineral Fusion Sheer Moisture Lip Tint in Glisten (3g, $9.99 - full size!)
100% pure mineral shades in our ultra-hydrating lip tint formula infused with cocoa butter and a lip-firming peptide. Sheer, buildable mineral color provides long-lasting hydration that applies effortlessly on-the-go with no mirror required. This gluten free formula with a refreshing vanilla-mint flavor is hypo-allergenic and artificial color free.

Prestige Cosmetics Back to Black 100% Natural Line & Care for Sensitive Skin in Black Matte (full size, $7.99)
Prestige Cosmetics 100% Natural Line & Care For Sensitive Skin is a  4 hr long lasting eyeliner. Ideal for sensitive skin. 100% plant-derived skin conditioning ingredients. Designed with jojoba, mango seed, meadow foam seed, macadamia and cotton seed oils. Soft and  even application.

The October Topbox, sponsored by London Drugs, contained four products with an estimated retail value of $49.98! I paid $13.44 for this box ($12 plus 12% tax) so it's a great value. I haven't received a Topbox worth this much since April! Even better, three of the four products are full size. Topbox isn't known for sending out full size products, so this was a nice surprise. I'm happy with the Vichy product and the Elizabeth Arden sample. I'd never heard of the Mineral Fusion brand before now, and I like lip crayons so I will definitely get use out of that one. The eyeliner is all natural and supposed to be non-irritating and waterline safe, but I prefer liquid liner so I will be adding it to my sell/swap board. With the high product value and number of full size products, I'm happy with this box.

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  1. Very nice! I got five packages of Eslor's Introductory Collection.

    1. Have you tried them yet? I got the Into Collection in a previous BB5 but haven't opened it yet.

    2. No, not yet. I am going to try to get into a routine of giving myself a facial on Sundays so hopefully this coming weekend.

    3. So, brief review on the Esla package: the cleanser is good for two cleanings, one to begin with, and later to help wash off the mask; the peeling liquid smells a little strange, but left my skin feeling very smooth, the mask also smelled a little funky, but seemed to really liven up my skin, and then the collagen cream (last of four) left my skin feeling very refreshed and dewy. Seems like a big win … I am very happy I have four left!

  2. Wow this looks great - I got the Elizabeth Arden Prive box. I notice that the regular boxes tend to have a higher value, I will be switching to a regular box next month!

    Renee C.

    1. It depends... some Prive boxes have very high value. The 24ClearIt box I got last year was worth over $50 and the Givenchy box was worth about $42. They again, the Benefit box was only worth around $24. I did a quick calculation of the last 5 regular boxes I received, and the average value is $37.76. Over the past year I had a box as low as $23 and one as high as $118.

  3. Your box is wayyyyy better than mine. I haven't been impressed with my items for months now. It's a good thing it's cheap.

  4. It's really hit or miss, that's for sure.

  5. This looks like a great box. There are too many Prive boxes lately I think I will just go for the regular box next month. :) I received the estee lauder box which was pretty good. I got the organza bag again but I wish that I'd gotten the box for the prive box.

  6. Wow! Too bad there's no London drugs in my area.....


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