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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.

Glam Bag March 2013



GlamRX // Mini Freestyle Palette

[[ The GlamRX Mini Freestyle Palette was made exclusively for ipsy Glam Bag subscribers. The magnetic base is the perfect spot to store pan-only eyeshadows (2 of which are included in this Glam Bag!), blushes & bronzers, or whatever you need for perfect for quick touch ups on the go! Whether you are headed off to spring break or just need a cute & clever way to store products in your bag, you can create the perfect makeup look and take it with you with your exclusive GlamRX Mini Freestyle Palette. ]]
Full Size: $9.95 || Received: $9.95 *FULL SIZED*

Initially when I checked the website out to find out the price for this product back in March it didn’t appear on the site. I wasn’t very happy about that because I have this thing where I usually dislike them giving us products that we cannot actually purchase. What’s the point of giving us something we like, but can never repurchase, right? And for that matter, other people can’t purchase which I’m sure companies would want when we blog about their products.

Anyway, I just checked it today and it seems that they’re planning to actually add it soon! I think it’s a great product for them to sell because it’s a pretty affordable palette to buy and customize. The patterns they have coming out for the case seem to be real cute too! I think this is a nice size for us to have and bring around because I’m sure for a quick look most of us don’t use past 3 eyeshadows. It also comes with a mirror for convenience.


Yaby // Eyeshadow (Seashell – es192 & Azalea Petal – es133)

[[ Whether you want to make a dramatic statement or just add a veil of color to your eyes, the yaby eyeshadow refills are extremely easy to work with. Can be used wet or dry and the smooth texture allows blending with ease. All shadows are vegan friendly and the pans are reusable for mixing. ]]
Full Size: $3.34/each || Received: $6.68 ($3.34 x 2) *FULL SIZED*

I’m really happy that Glam Bag gives me more neutral controls because that means it’s actually colours I’ll use! Both of these colours look really nice so I’m excited to try them out! I’ve been wearing more eyeshadow lately too.

Juice Beauty // Hydrating Mist

[[ Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist tones, hydrates, and refreshes your face and hair while on the go, anytime of the day. Hydrate with the refreshing blends of organic juices for a fresh, radiant complexion. ]]
Full Size: $22.00/200mL || Received: $3.30/30mL

I’ve been using Avène’s mist for a while now so I’m curious to see what this one will be like. The reviews of it on ipsy look like it either works but smells weird or it just plain smells weird LOL! But a good addition to the bag since warmer weather is approaching.

LA Fresh // Makeup Remover Wipes

[[ La Fresh Travel Lite portable towlette wipes are perfect for jetsetters, go-getters, outdoor enthusiasts and multi-taskers everywhere. Towlette packets are small in size, designed for practicality and are easy to apply discreetly. Each item is carry-on friendly and slim enough to slip into a pocket, purse or wallet. Perfectly portable, La Fresh® makes beauty a breeze when you’re on-the-go. For a refreshing getaway, grab any Travel Lite® and Live. Life. La Fresh. ]]
Full Size: $1.99 || Received: $1.99 *FULL SIZED*

Will edit entry with reviews as I try them out!