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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.

Luxebox Spring 2013

This season, Loose Button teamed up with the Steven and Chris Show (CBC) to come up with the essentials for our Luxebox.

Loose Button // Blending Sponge

[[ A makeup sponge applicator that flawlessly blends in your makeup for the perfect look. The applicator should be dampended with water before use and can be used with liquid, cream, loose powder or pressed powder makeup. For best results, use the applicator in a stippling or bouncing motion. ]]
Full Size: ?? || Received: ?? *FULL SIZED*

Moroccanoil // Body Buff

[[ Made with natural orange peel exfoliator, Body Buff is gentle enough for daily use to polish away dead skin cells and instantly transform your skin. The added benefits of argan oil blended with Vitamin E and nourishing avocado, grape seed, safflower, sesame and sweet almond oils, rejuvenate your skin with intense moisture. ]]
Full Size: $48/180mL || Received: $13.33/50mL

Kérastase // Bain Chroma Captive

[[ Shine intensifying shampoo for ultimate color radiance for color-treated hair. Created to help preserves color and shine for up to 40 days with use of Chroma Captive system. Polishes the hair fiber, leaving it smooth for maximum light reflection. ]]
Full Size: $39/250mL || Received: $4.68/30mL

Calvin Klein // Eternity Aqua

[[ Eternity Aqua by Calvin Klein is inspired by refreshing femininity with an effortless elegance. It is a sensual and refreshing fragrance like a clean crisp ocean breeze. Feel naturally sophisticated and relaxed with the Eternity Aqua. ]]
Full Size: $72/50mL || Received: $5.40/6mL

B. Kamins // Lip Balm

[[ This soothing lip balm helps to moisturize and protect lips from sun, wind and extreme temperatures. Maple and softening essential oils help to repair chapped, sore lips, and UVA/UVB sunscreening agents help to prevent the breakout of lip sores. This treatment creates a smoother palette for lipstick application by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and reducing the feathering of lip color. ]]
Full Size: $21.00/0.5oz || Received: $5.46/0.13oz

This is literally the third time I’m getting this sample. Second time from Luxebox! I JUST got this sample in my last box and it really irritates me to get repeats ::-_-::. I got this in the winter box and the September box for Glossybox. They obviously didn’t even think to check what I’ve received from them before.

Lancôme | Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate

[[ Award-winning serum that helps create a more youthful-looking skin by promoting natural skin renewal that is characteristic of young skin. Visible skin in just 7 days. Drop by drop, skin is vibrant with youth, its tone becomes astonishingly even and its texture dramatically refined. ]]
Full Size: $125/50mL || Received: $20/8mL

Pandora // Mascara (Black)

[[ The perfect addition to your your collection for a more natural touch! A smudge and clump free mascara that provides you with gorgeous, glossy colour that will never irritate the eyes. Developed specifically for sensitive eyes, this mascara glides on easily and thickens the lashes while adding glorious shine. The long brush handle allows you to maneuver into hard to reach areas and the clear tube lets you know when you’re running low! ]]
Full Size: $19.00/10mL || Received: $19.00/10mL *FULL SIZED*

I have to say that this season’s Luxebox didn’t impress me as much as the last two boxes. I’m interested in trying the Lancome item, but that’s about it. The fact that they sent me an item that they literally just sent me in my last box was pretty disappointing. The booklet they gave with the spring trends had all these brands and items I would’ve been excited to try. Smashbox’s eye primer, Color Smash’s hair shadow (I’m guessing it’s their take on the new hair chalk trend?), L’Occitane, KMS’s Quick Blow Dry. Where are those things in my box?

Glymm January 2013

Lashem // Double Trouble Mascara

[[ Try out this volume wand for a long, bold and voluminous effect. This volume boosting fiber mascara is proven to enhance lash growth for a bolder look and the formula is easily removed, which is great to use on sensitive and fragile lashes. ]]
Full Size: $20.00/6mL || Received: ??

At first I thought they gave us the same sample two months in a row. Turns out it came in the same packaging as the eyelash serum. I think a lot of people got thrown off by that.

LA Fresh // Facial Cleansing Wipes

[[ On the journey of life, we all have baggage (some more than others). Thankfully LA Fresh helps lighten everyone’s load. Take these LA Fresh Travel Lite Facial Cleansing Wipes: they purify, condition, & refresh all skin types with the ease of ready-to-use portability. ]]
Full Size: $3.00/1 pouch (8 packets) || Received: $0.75/2 packets

360 Skincare // Lavender Mint Firming Serum

[[ This serum blends nourishing ingredients distinguished for their ability to work miracles on delicate facial tissue. Created with DMAE, Carrot Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Beta Carotene, Botanical Extracts of Chamomile & Calendula, Jojoba Oil & Vitamins A, this lavish anti wrinkle eye cream will gently tighten the skin around the eye while enriching fragile eye tissues. ]]
Full Size: $34.00/1oz || Received: $6.80/0.2oz

Coolway // Boost Serum

[[ Boost infuses moisture into your hair and locks it in with a unique blend of silk proteins and botanical extracts. this innovative hair serum restores and repairs when activated by low heat from styling, giving professional results. ]]
Full Size: $40.00/9oz || Received: $4.44/1oz

*Bonus Item*

Will edit post with reviews as I try them out!

Glymm June 2012

My guess was wrong about Glymm just using the makeup bags just for May! In our June box we once again receive a makeup bag instead of the box. This month I got blue. I’m wondering what I’m supposed to do with the makeup bags though if they continue to use them. I don’t really have a need for a big amount of them. In an effort to be more green they also stopped providing a card to let us know about the products we receive. Instead, we receive one that’s the size of a business card encouraging us to go onto their website to find out more about the products for the month.

I’m feeling like I got ripped off this month, honestly. I’ll let you all see what I mean.

LA Fresh // Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover

[[ This acetone-free nail polish remover is packed with aloe, glycerin and vitamin E to moisturize and natural Rosemary Horsetail Extract to keep your nails strong. As the smell of natural Tuscan orange fills the air, you’ll be elated to know that this product is free of harmful chemicals and uses the least amount of water possible – also, no need to rinse. ]]
Full Size: 18 pads/$9.99 || Received: 2 pads/$1.11

It claims to be able to remove polish off of all 10 fingers with just one pad so I was interested in trying that out. I had a bit of chipping for my polish but it wasn’t anything too big. I wanted to test it out when there was still a lot of polish still left on my nails.

I was pleasantly surprised. It really was able to take off all the polish from my all my nails and it probably could’ve taken it off another 10 fingers even after! It had a nice orange smell which is great since I hate the smell the nail polish remover. With all the stuff they put into it my nails weren’t dried out like they usually are after I use normal nail polish remover! I think my nails were starting to be in bad condition since I changed colours every week and it began breaking a lot and peeling. Using this though my nails seemed to be fine after!


Clark’s Botanicals // Intense Radiance Mask

[[ This botanically-based formula will deliver an instantly brighter-looking complexion that’s visibly smoother and more luminous. It’s even suitable for problematic, combination and aging skin. ]]
Full Size: 50ml/$72.00 || Received: ?? doesn’t tell us amount.

Salvador Dali // ItisDream

[[ This scent has a fruity-floral-woody composition. Flowers symbolize a gentle feminity, fruits denote joy and a sparkling energy while the woody notes represent sensuality and deep emotions. The scent opens with fresh notes of grapefruit, black currant and apple. The heart features pink floral accords of rose, magnolia and hyacinth, while white cedar, amber and musk linger in the background. ]]
Full Size: 60ml/$54.00 || Received: ?? doesn’t tell us amount.

Vitamin & Sea // Perfect Skin Solution

[[ Each ingredient plays a crucial role in keeping your skin looking perfect: carrot seed to fight acne, jasmine and geranium to immediately smooth, soften and even skin tone, rosewood and evening primrose to greatly reduce fine lines and other signs of ageing , vitamin E to repair damaged cells and avocado oil to protect your skin from everyday environmental toxins. It even works for the most sensitive skin types. ]]
Full Size: 45ml/$68.00 || Received: ?? doesn’t tell us amount. Guessing around 1.5ml or so.

Belvada // Duo Lipstick – Harmony (Intense Red)

[[ Not only will your lips feel their finest with this soothing formula, but they will look just as good with long-lasting color. This eye-catching and plush applicator makes for a conversation piece, while its purpose is super convenient. You can bring any combination of colors with you to achieve the ultimate lip experience. ]]
Full Size: 3.4g/$20.00 || Received: 3.4g/$20.00 (FULL SIZE)

Check out the full review here!

Never heard of any of these brands aside from LA Fresh. Seems kind of weird for including a polish remover when there’s no polish in this box. I feel like because they included so many samples that have such a small amount it really looks like I’m getting ripped off this box. Especially how last box I was saying how they really look like they were improving.

Will edit this entry with my review as I try the products. If you would like to subscribe to Glymm, please consider using my link ::heart2::.