Category Archives: Subscription Box Reviews

Pipsticks Welcome Kit

Lately I’ve been kind of obsessed with planning! I’ll probably be publishing another post to talk about that :D But onto my Pipsticks mail!

The planner community seems to love their stickers. Somehow I had stumbled onto a subscription for stickers :o. Pipsticks has 4 different subscription plans:
Pro Club Classic ($14.95/MONTH): 15+ sheets of stickers, 1 postcard, 1 quote card
Pro Club Petite ($9.95/MONTH): 7+ sheets of stickers, 1 mini quote card
Kid’s Club Classic ($14.95/MONTH): 15+ sheets of stickers, 1 postcard, 4 sheets of craft paper
Kid’s Club Petite ($9.95/MONTH): 7+ sheets of stickers, 2 sheets of craft paper
Everything is in USD.

I’ve been trying to not spend so much lately but there was a deal and I thought I’d give it a try. I didn’t know that they actually had a welcome kit for new subscribers rather than the normal monthly ones. I was kind of excited to get a monthly one after seeing previews on their instagram, but oh well haha.



They come in these cool envelopes! I was excited to open it so.. I couldn’t wait and take pictures before opening LOL.



It came with this quote card featuring a quote from Katherine Hepburn, which I think will be cute in my planner!



I’m really excited to use these in my planner too!! Love the banners and bows.


Not so into these ones haha. What am I going to use the copyright sign for =\?




Stitch and Astroboy! I don’t know who the girl in the middle is >_< If you're interested in signing up for some stickers, use my link and get $5 off :)

Topbox May 2013

I’m actually pretty disappointed by Topbox’s products for May. I’ll talk about that later on.


Cuccio Colour // Nail Lacquer (Tel-Aviv About It!)

[[ Triple pigmented colour, DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde FREE, high shine professional nail colours. ]]
Full Size: $10/14mL || Received: $10/14mL *FULL SIZE*

Lise Watier // Haute Couleur High Coverage Lip Lacquer

[[ Intense colour, extreme shine, long-lasting. ]]
Full Size: $23/6mL || Received: $5.75/1.5mL

Yaby // Eyeshadow Refill (Green Delicious)

[[ Highly pigmented eyeshadow with super smooth texture that blends effortlessly. ]]
Full Size: $3.15/3g || Received: $3.15/3g *FULL SIZE*

Deborah Lippmann // Smooth Operator

[[ An ultra-modern 4 way nail buffer. ]]
Full Size: $12/each || Received: $12/each *FULL SIZE*

Approximate Box Value: $30.90

I don’t really get why they gave us a green shadow. It’s not exactly the most wearable colour available. Whenever these subscription services ask what about sort of looks or colours we go for I choose natural, simple options. If I receive more nude colours I would probably use it, but green? When would I use green?

I also wish we got a polish from Deborah Lippmann instead of the buffer LOL. Come on, that’s what the brand is known for ::GAH::.

Glambag April 2013



Big Sexy Hair // Powder Play

[[ Get ‘POW’ volume in an instant with Sexy Hair’s Powder Play! Powder Play adds instant volume to any type of hair style or texture. Weightless, odorless, and colorless! Instantly liquifies when applied and adds volume and texture in seconds. Just sprinkle on dry hair at the root for lift and volume. Apply throughout the hair for extreme volume and texture. ]]
Full Size: $15.95/15g || Received: $2.13/2g

Miss Professional Nail // Sation Nail Lacquer (Love at First Byte)

[[ Sation Nail Lacquer is a contemporary beauty company, infusing a creative direction in nail care through a blend of lifestyle aesthetics. The collection features 120 colors from its seasonal & limited collections.

Glam Bag subscribers will receive Of Corset I’ll Call You, a romantic lavender-rose OR Love At First Byte, a light peachy pink. ]]
Full Size: $5.00/15mL || Received: $5.00/15mL *FULL SIZED*

MicaBeauty // Mineral Eye Shadow (72 Earth)

[[ MicaBeauty Mineral Eyeshadows are extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils, and other fillers. With this unique formula, the eyeshadows will look ultra smooth and stay put for hours without creasing or pulling the delicate eye area. Can be mixed with clear lip-gloss, clear mascara, and clear nail polish to add pigment to lips, eyelashes and nails! ]]
Full Sized: $14.95/2.5g || Received: $14.95/2.5g *FULL SIZED*

Be A Bombshell // Blush (Sweet Cheeks)

[[ A highly pigmented pressed powder blush that highlights the complexion and provides long lasting color. Can be used both as a blush or a bronzer. ]]
Full Size: $16/5g || Received: $16/5g *FULL SIZED*

Topbox April 2013 — Elizabeth Arden

Over a week without an entry and it’s for a subscription box. I know, I’m horrible LOL! It’s okay, I’m going to prep another entry right after I’m done with this one! For April, I picked the Elizabeth Arden privé box.



Elizabeth Arden // Prevage Anti-aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum

[[ Lines lost, firmness found, luminosity returned. ]]
Full Size: $275/30mL || Received: $45.83/5mL

Elizabeth Arden // Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup

[[ Imperfections vanish. Skin is illuminated. Glow is recaptured. ]]
Full Size: $42/19g || Received: $4.20/1.9g

Elizabeth Arden // Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara

[[ Coats and curls. Lifts and lengthens. Every last lash. ]]
Full Size: $30/7mL || Received: $12.86/3mL

Elizabeth Arden // All Gone Eye and Lip Makeup Remover

[[ This two-phase formulation easily, gently removes even transfer resistant waterproof mascara. ]]
Full Size: $24/100mL || Received: $12/50mL

At first I thought, “Wow the sizes are kind of small..” but then the mascara and remover are actually around half the full sized product. On top of that I didn’t realize the Prevage Serum would be worth so much. $275 CAD!! That is pretty crazy. I haven’t tried it yet, but I mean, if I have to pay that much for a serum, my face better look like a baby’s bottom after I use it LOL! With the high cost of the serum, the box is worth approximately $74.89.