Wow, it’s halfway through September already! Jeez, where does the time go?
Anyway, it’s already the mail time of the month and I’ve decided to review Topbox first because it’s got the least amount of things for me to write about and I’m lazy tonight.
I get points for honesty, right?
What is it?
Topbox is a Canadian monthly beauty box subscription that features 4 deluxe samples for $12 per month, shipped right to your door via Canada Post. Some months even include full sized products! Keep in mind that they do have a waitlist of about 2-3 months from initial sign-up before you start your subscription!
Here’s what I got in the September Topbox!
I actually really like this box even though it’s got another nail polish in it. I’m starting to get back into nail polish and I definitely don’t have a forest green, so I’m pretty happy with it!
Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Cream (15mL sample = $27.60) – $92 for 50mL
Does this even count as a sample?! This thing’s gigantic! Not to mention, the retail value of this is more expensive than most other full sized items I’ve BOUGHT.
It’s really smooth, light and silky, too! I’ll definitely be trying this for a week to see how it does.
(PS – Molecules are usually referred to by their unique IUPAC name or by their chemical structure, not an acronym. Funnily enough, the term Lancome uses looks more like a code used in astronomy when naming new discoveries in space.)
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – 156mL for $29, 30mL for $11, only at select professional salons
Oooh, dry shampoo! I’ve always wanted to try it out since my bangs tend to get oily much faster than the rest of my head.
It smells really lovely and definitely carries a faint sea buckthorn berry scent that I actually quite like! It’s also really light and soaks up the oils, so it looks like a pretty good investment if I ever see it in a salon.
Bioderma Sebium Purifying Foaming Gel for Combination/Oily Skin (15mL = $1.50 sample) – 200mL for $19.95
It might not be a very high value or large sized sample, but I can definitely get some good use out of 15mL for a face cleanser!
It definitely has a distinctive “soapy” scent in it from that type of fragrance that they tend to use in gel face and body cleansers, but it’s not slimy or goopy at all and my face feels reasonably clean afterwards.
Teeez Scandalous Nail Lacquer in Spa Retreat – 8.5mL for $15, Full Sized!
Even though it’s another nail polish, it’s from Teeez and I really like this brand! The colour’s a deep forest green that I didn’t have in my collection before and it’s perfect for the chilly months ahead.
The formula’s really nice and pigmented, not like some cheaper nail polishes that you can get for like $4. I’m looking forward to wearing it for a while after my demo on Thursday!
Verdict: 4.5/5 – Even though there’s not a lot of colour cosmetics in this box and there’s yet another nail polish, there’s something about it that I really like about September’s offerings! The dry shampoo smells great, I know I’ll get a good use out of the Bioderma and the Teeez, and I’m actually pretty curious to try the Lancome. All in all, a good box at the perfect time for me!
Did you get the September Topbox? What did you think of it?