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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::.

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.

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*