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Topbox March 2013 — Aveda

For March’s Topbox, we got to pick between Aveda, Pure + Simple, or I think there might have been one other brand, but I can’t really remember. If we decided to not place a Privé on our wishlist or if we were not randomly selected to receive the Privé box we wish for, we would receive the regular March box. I picked Aveda because the Pure + Simple boxes only had two items, although I think they were full-size (at least one of them was a full-sized item). For the Aveda box we were able to choose whether it’s aimed for curly hair or straight hair. I chose straight.



Aveda // Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother

[[ Exclusive plant infusion blend creates a smooth surface on hair. ]]
Full Size: $30/100mL || Received: $6/20mL (2 x 10mL)

Aveda // Light Elements Smoothing Fluid

[[ A fluid styling formula that adds shine and movement as it restores a healthy feel and look to hair. ]]
Full Size: $34/100mL || Received: $3.40/10mL

Aveda // Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair

[[ Daily leave-in treatment instantly repairs damaged hair, helps protect against heat styling and detangles to prevent further damage. ]]
Full Size: $30/100mL || Received: $3.00/10mL

Aveda // Hand Relief

[[ Incredily rich moisture therapy soothes dry, chapped hands – leaving them noticeably softer and smoother. ]]
Full Size: $28/125mL || Received: $2.24/10mL

Aveda // Foot Relief

[[ Treat your feet to a soothing creme blended with active herbs, fruit acids, and plant derived oils. ]]
Full Size: $28/125mL || Received: $2.24/10mL

Aveda // Tourmaline charged Exfoliating Cleanser

[[ A daily cleanser with jojoba exfoliating beads helps increase cell turnover and remove impurities. ]]
Full Size: $38/150mL || Received: $1.77/7mL

Aveda // Tourmaline charged Radiant Skin Refiner

[[ Creamy, clay-based scrub exfoliates with bamboo extract and energizes with tourmaline to leave skin radiant and refined. ]]
Full Size: $50/100mL || Received: $3.50/7mL

Aveda // Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme

[[ Hydrates, protects, and infuses life and radiance into your skin. ]]
Full Size: $53/50mL || Received: $7.42/7mL

It’s nice getting such a big variety of things, but I would prefer if there were a little less and bigger sizes instead.

Approximate value: $29.57
Will edit post with reviews as I try them.

Topbox February 2013 — Benefit

For February, Topbox gave us a privé box again and we received items from Benefit! I was really excited because I like this brand haha. The wrapping they put on the box this month is kind of cute too since it was Lunar New Year.




Benefit // POREfessional

[[ PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines. ]]
Full Size: $34/22mL || Received: $11.59/7.5mL


Benefit // Total Moisture Facial Cream

[[ Provides concentrated immediate & long-term hydration to thirsty skin. ]]
Full Size: $42/48.2g || Received: $7.76/8.9g


Benefit // Benetint

[[ Rose-tinted lip & cheep stain. ]]
Full Size: $36/12.5mL || Received: $7.20/2.5mL


Benefit // Dandelion Gloss and Powder

[[ Brightening face powder + soft pearly pink lip gloss. ]]
Full Size: (Powder) $36/7g (Gloss) $18/15mL || Received: (Powder) $15.43/3g (Gloss) $7.80/6.5mL


Benefit // Fine-One-One

[[ Sheer Brightening cheek & lip trio gives your look instant LIFT, SHAPE, and POP. ]]
Full Size: $36/8g || Received: ??
*BONUS ITEM*

Luxebox Winter 2012

For the winter Luxebox they placed all the items inside a drawstring bag inside the box instead of just placing it into the box and wrapping it up! Sorry I forgot to include the kabuki brush in the picture with all the items! If Luxebox keeps things up, I would be sooo happy. They’ve been impressing me with the Fall box and this Winter box ::^^::.



Loose Button // Faux Eye Lashes

[[ Perfect for your holiday parties. Glam up your look by adding a pair of falsies. Apply with your favourite lash glue and you’ll be ready for the night! ]]
Full Size: — || Received: — *FULL SIZED*

Donna Karan // Woman

[[ A fragrance created for women, by women. Feminine and sensual. The strength and softness of women is expressed through creamy notes of orange flower, that delicately wrap the confident signature core of haitian vetiver and sandalwood. ]]
Full Size: $135/100mL || Received: $9.45/7mL

I like when perfume samples come in the same design as the full sized perfumes LOL. It’s so pretty and cute ::GAH::.

Loose Button // Kabuki Brush

[[ A kabuki brush that works with many different types of makeup, delicately made to accentuate every feature. ]]
Full Size: — || Received: — *FULL SIZED*

Dermalogica // precleanse

[[ The first step of the Dermalogica Double Cleanse for your cleanest skin ever! Nourishing Oilve, Apricot and Kukui Nut oils cut through make-up, sunscreens and oil-based debris, readying them for easy removal. Add water to transform this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion that lifts debris from the skin’s surface, allowing your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors. ]]
Full Size: $50.50/150mL || Received: $5.05/15mL

Cake Beauty // it’s a slice Supreme Body Mousse

[[ It’s a slice supreme body mousse a rich whipped orange-vanilla body lotion to blanket your body in an ultra light body lotion with extreme hydrators that will leave your skin lightly scented and perfectly moisturized and smooth. your skin will look and feel exceptionally dewy and supple
Cake girls say that it smells like sweet orange and creamy vanilla … xox
]]
Full Size: $22.00/250mL || Received: $5.81/66mL

B.Kamins // Day Lotion SPF 15

[[ A lightweight, oil-free lotion that diffuses a blend of moisturizers, anti-oxidants and vitamins to leave skin silky smooth and hydrated all day long. This multi-purpose product not only moisturizes, but also helps protect skin with SPF 15. A perfect primer for makeup. Results are a healthy, luminescent glow! ]]
Full Size: $80.00/50mL || Received: $24.00/15mL

B.Kamins // Lip Balm SPF 20

[[ A soothing anti-aging lip balm with Bio-Maple Compound and UVA/UVB sunscreens that repairs and protects. This balm creates a smoother palette for lipstick application by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and reducing the feathering of lip color. Use anytime for softer, more luscious lips! ]]
Full Size: $21.00/0.5oz || Received: $5.46/0.13oz

Schwarzkopf // OSiS+ Dust It

[[ OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder has a lightweight texture to assist the natural movement of your hair and help add texture for a matt finish. OSiS+ Dust It has control level 1 (light) for natural movement and style. ]]
Full Size: $19.99/50mL || Received: 10g

Glam Bag November 2012

In November the Glam Bag became available to Canadians so I decided to give it a try! It pretty much became my new favourite subscription for beauty products haha.



Ipsy decided to include a free brush from a previous month’s bag for the new Canadian subscribers. The sad part was that we didn’t get one of the items the American subscribers received – the Bareminerals’ lipgloss ::tear::. They substituted it for a cream instead. I wish we got the lipgloss LOL.

Tini Beauty // Nailtini (Millionaire)

[[ Introducing Millionaire nail lacquer from the new Nailtini “Speakeasy” Collection chosen specifically for the ipsy community. Millionaire spikes a base of rose gold micro-glitter with iridescent gold and teal tinsels for statement-making nails, whether worn alone or as a dazzling special-effect topcoat. ]]

Benefit // They’re Real! Beyond Mascara

[[ They’re real! beyond mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. The jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had! ]]

Eclos // Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream

[[ The latest in Plant Stem Cell technology helps protect skin’s ability to renew itself. The result? Sagging skin tightens. Wrinkles are postponed. Combined with PhytoPlex24™ anti-oxidants for the ultimate in aging defense. ]]

Starlet Cosmetics // Intense Eyeliner

[[ These creamy eyeliner pencils glide on to deliver a lasting vibrant color in chocolate or black. Blend or line your lids to create your favorite glam look, whether a smoky eye or straight line wing tip. ]]

theBalm // Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow Palette (Matt Batali)

[[ Matt Batali is just one of the nine shadows found in theBalm’s Meet Matte(e) compact palette (named after their favorite Matthews next door) which can be combined to create a multitude of soft and wearable looks. Matt Batali leaves a dark, matte finish, perfect for creating a smokey eye. ]]