Thursday, 7 June 2012

TOPBOX - June 2012

How awesome is Topbox? It is barely into June and I already have my box! I love this company because their boxes are small enough to fit in the mailbox which means if I'm not home, I don't have to go to the post office to pick it up later. When I got home today from work, I saw the round tube in my mailbox and a huge smile suddenly appeared on my face!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Topbox is one of Canada's subscription beauty box programs. For only $10 a month (plus tax) you get a lovely box filled with premium cosmetic samples delivered right to your door. You can usually expect four samples per month, although sometimes you get more! 
As is to be expected, my parcel was very carefully wrapped in order to ensure safe travelling. Everything came in perfect condition.
In my June Topbox I received:
Bread & Butter Face Shave Gel (full size) (retail price not listed)
mark Gloss Gorgeous Stay on Lip Stain in Frilly (full size) (retails for $12.00/1.5g)
Simple Eye Makeup Remover (56 ml) (full size retails for $9.99/125 ml)
stila Forever Your Curl mascara (3.5 ml) (full size retails for $29.00/7 ml)
Pari Beauty's Precious Glow Eyeshadow Primer (sample size not listed) (full size retails for $15.00/10ml)
+ a bonus item: 3 packets of Garnier BB cream
June '12 Topbox

Simple Eye Makeup Remover
I already received a Simple eye makeup remover in my May Glossybox, which I actually gave to my sister because I don't use eye makeup remover! I guess I will give this one to someone else too. It is a decently sized sample and it is a good product! I just don't personally have use for it.
stila Forever Your Curl Mascara
The sample sized stila mascara will be perfect to throw in my handbag! I have never used a stila mascara before and I look forward to trying it out! This mascara's formula has lash-curl memory that continually curls lashes throughout the day.
Bread & Butter Shave Gel
I knew to expect this Bread & Butter shaving cream in my box because Topbox emailed their subscribers last month asking them if they would prefer to try the shave cream or the facial cleanser. This brand is marketed toward men, but I will totally use this shave cream for my legs. It is a Canadian based company, woo hoo :)
mark lip stain in 'frilly'
This full-sized mark lip stain was sent out to some subscribers in past boxes, if I recall correctly. I think the colour might be a little much for me. I already have one red lip colour that I use from LUSH (A million kisses) and that is all the red I need. I usually prefer more neutral lip colours. However, I may try this out just for kicks, or pass it off to a friend. Topbox says this is a personalized shade to match my 'likes' from my beauty survey, but I am pretty sure I said I like neutrals on the survey? Oh well :)
Pari Beauty's precious glow eyeshadow primer is a liquid shimmer lotion which can be used on the face, eyes or body according to the info card. They suggest using it as a highlighter, or as a base for your eyeshadow. I am hesitant with cream highlighters because I feel like they don't look natural on my skin, but I will play with this. It is a gorgeous shimmery pale pink.
On top of the five samples, Topbox included three sample packets of Garnier's bb cream. I have read quite a few reviews on this cream. It seems like it makes a lot of peoples skin feel greasy and look shiny. My face is already shiny enough, so these will be going to my dry-skinned sister! I will stick to Marcelle's bb cream, which I use every day and LOVE!

Overall, I quite enjoyed this box. It had LOTS of makeup products in it, which is nice. It sort of evened out my May Glossybox which had more skin care and body care items. It is funny that I catergorize my May Glossybox in with my June Topbox, but they honestly ship very close together since Glossybox ships at the very end of each month and Topbox ships at the very start of the following month!!
Topbox is currently on a 4-5 month waiting list, so if you are at all interested in getting a subscription you should go to their website and get on the wait list today! If you want to get a beauty box subscription NOW and not wait for a Topbox, I strongly recommend Glossybox- I have some reviews of their boxes, check it out here.

--S


You can read about my May Topbox here

51 comments:

  1. WOW Steph, What a great, box and I mean GREAT!! Top Box seems to be amazing! Love their products, love how they deliver on time, and I love how they are consistent each month. This to me is money well spent:) I love Loose Button and I really hope they can up their game..I'm getting jealous looking at all the goods you got in your box.
    xo

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    1. yes I love the variety Topbox offers! a lot of the things in this months box I might not have picked out for myself, but that is part of the fun! you get to try new things! I agree- their consistency in customer service and shipping times makes me very loyal to them! they're definitely Canada's #1 beauty box in my books!

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  2. Wow Very nice haul!!

    Just a little odd they gave you guys men's face cream lol.

    And don't worry that eye makeup remover was nothing special :)

    Sarah

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    1. haha yes, they stated that since Father's Day was coming up, they wanted to give out a product that you could potentially pass on as a gift to dad! but I will use mine. it doesn't smell manly, it hardly smells at all actually!

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  3. Looks interesting! I am going to have to look into these boxes.

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  4. Great box you have, make me want to sign up for the waiting list to get on!

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    1. you really should! Topbox is the cheapest and the best. I am surprised they didn't raise their price like Glymm!

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  5. This products look amazing! :D

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a new giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

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  6. Great box hun ! I tried the marcelle bb cream and wasn't a fan at all hmm ! :(

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    1. its funny how everyone likes different things. I wear the Marcelle bb cream every day!

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  7. Great box! I am still on the waiting list... I am not a fan of the Garnier's bb cream at all. My skin is sensitive and it actually felt like it was burning when I used it. Thankfully it was only a sample that I got at a Lawtons Mother's Day event so I didn't waste any money! Funny though I have no problems with the asian bb creams!

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    1. yes I have heard no good things about Garniers but I gave the samples to my sister, she's never had a bb cream before and maybe she'll like it. I hate for things to go to waste.

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  8. I always love reading about these monthly subscription boxes bloggers get.
    Looks like some great items!
    Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a good one that ships to the U.S. (I've heard of MyGlam but mostly negative things)

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    1. well I know Glossybox is in the USA now! check them out? there is also birchbox which seems popular.

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  9. Awesome box! Awesome review as always!

    I haven't even received my shipping information! The Pari Primer looks interesting. :)

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    1. I am excited to try it out as a highlighter! it is a very pretty colour.

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  10. What a great box.. and it's still only $10 a month.. Glad to see they haven't raised their price unlike another box I know.. ;)

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    1. haha yes! I agree. that's the best part- they're one of the cheapest boxes, and they're the BEST box and most reliable.

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  11. Nice variety in this box! I found your blog through the BLT blog hop!
    http://thelacquerfactor.com

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    1. thank you for stopping by! I will check out your blog now :)

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  12. awesome box! I love how early they ship their boxes, amazing service! :)

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    1. yes they're so good to us! they really have their act together. it is only my second topbox but I've been watching them since they started! the stupid waiting list kept me lusting after their boxes forever but now that I get them I am thoroughly enjoying them!!

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  13. I JUST got my shipping notice and here you are with the Topbox in your hands! Looks like a good box as always with great brands! I wonder if I will get the mark lip stain again...

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    1. Jayne, I highly doubt you will get a repeat sample. Topbox is too organized for that. I figure that since I am a newer member and this is my 2nd box, I got a sample from a past box. How did you like the lipstain, btw?

      ps. it helps that I live an hour out of Toronto, which is why I get mine so much faster than you over in Vancity!!

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    2. The lipstain feels like a lipgloss to me. It's alright, nothing too spectacular...you're right, those Topbox gals are way too organized for that. They've got their act together that's for sure! I'm so jelly of you guys out East!

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  14. Wow all of that for $10?! It makes other survices seem like they're ripping us off!

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    1. yes, a lot of beauty subscription boxes in the States are very expensive! we have it good in Canada :) however, you pay much less for cosmetics outright at the store so you still win lol

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  15. This looks amazing! Wish we had this in the US. The products look quite nice, and good size! Can't believe it's only $10 a month.

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    1. I know, it is such a reasonable price point for all the goodies we get! and it includes the shipping price :D

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  16. this looks great and you got great samples! Cant wait to hear your thoughts on the STILA mascara! oh and I love that it fits in the mail box! Lucky you guys!
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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    1. I will definitely do a little review on the stila. I used it yesterday!

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  17. Great post!
    I love seeing what you girls get in different beauty boxes!
    I'm interested on how you like the Stila mascara as well!

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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    1. I will be doing a review on the stila mascara soon! xo

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  18. Topbox seems to be a winner every month.. I still have to wait till September to get my first one :( can't wait! Till then I can live vicariously through you :)

    xo

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    1. Sept will be here any day now, don't worry ;)

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  19. I bought the BB cream and love it a lot. Its just perfect :)

    xoxo,
    Franzi

    fashion-f-m.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh you like it? well there you go! I gave the samples to my sister to try out. I love my marcelle one, it isn't greasy at all.

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  20. Haven't even got my mailing notification yet!

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    1. I hope you did by now?! I think they said the last wave would go out on Monday.

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  21. Ooh, there are some lovely products in there! The mark. lip stain looks promising!

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    1. yes it was a great box-- AS ALWAYS! <3 topbox.

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  22. I have semi-oily skin and I loved the Garnier BB cream! So maybe keep one of the 3 packs just to try it out!!

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    1. I am so scared to use it after all the reviews I read. I think I will stick to my marcelle bb cream. I hate trying out new creams and lotions on my face since it is so finicky.

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  23. You're right, our boxes were so (for the most part) different! You got some great products! I've received the mark. gloss in the past and really liked it! x

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    1. did you get the same shade as I did? I intend to look up some swatches.

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  24. Great box this month! I still have not received my shipping notice yet. I hope that everything is ok and that it's still coming :)

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  25. i just picked mine up today so it was time i finally read this since it felt like you posted this AGESSS ago. the products we got were quite different! i think it's because i chose not to receive any of the products for men, but now that you mentioned using it on your legs i'm like "why didn't i think of that!".
    anyways, i found the mark lip"stain" very sheer (i have the same color). more peachy than red

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    1. ooh peachy! that might work well for me. maybe I will try it out.

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  26. the simple eye make remover I love it's something that I would get a gain, my neighbor didnt like it so she gave it to me. The face wipes are awesome too

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