Topbox December 2016

Topbox is a monthly Canadian subscription box featuring four beauty samples ranging from skincare, body-care, makeup, hair-care and fragrance. It costs $12 a month with free shipping. You can also opt to receive a special Prive box each month. These are usually brand specific and you know the items before hand. At the start of the month you are able to make a “wishlist” of which boxes you would like to receive, though you are never guaranteed the Prive box.

The Goods

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Bella Aura Skincare Instant Lifting Eye Contour–Our Multi-Functional Instant Lifting Eye Contour significantly reduces the appearance of multiple signs of aging.  It rejuvenates the eye area to look 6 years younger within 4 weeks. Last month I received an Antioxidant Booster from this same brand and have basically the same thoughts with this one. It’s one of those items that you need to use for awhile before really knowing if it works, but I don’t have any negative thoughts regarding my first experience with this product.

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Cake Beauty Heavy Cream Intensive Hand Repair Balm–This supremely hydrating formula renews and protects hands for immediate and long lasting results. Made with 20% shea butter, this warm french vanilla scent melts into skin. I’ve had lotion from this brand before so I was really excited to see this included this month! It’s a very thick lotion and you definitely have to give the bottle a good squeeze to get it out. Even though it’s thick, it still absorbed really nicely and didn’t leave my hands feeling greasy. The best part is definitely the scent, I can see why this brand is called “Cake”!

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LARITZY Cosmetics Pro Blender–Wet the Pro Blender and squeeze out excess water. Using light, tapping motions, apply your makeup for a flawless finish! I already have a beauty blender, but you can’t really have too many of these. I use these sponges for applying things like BB cream and have always been happy. They make application really easy, help keep it even and get into every nook and cranny.

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Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II–Maximizes the power of skin’s natural nighttime renewal. Lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced. Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger. I don’t really have an opinion on this item. Just like the first product, you would need to use it for awhile to know if it does anything. I do know that it’s a fairly well known brand, so in theory it should be good.

Final Thoughts

I was really happy to see that I received all beauty products this month! I’m still terrible at wearing make up, and I’m grateful that Topbox allows you to select whether you prefer beauty or makeup items. They don’t make any guarantees, but do try to give more of what you prefer. I’ve definitely seen them following this every month. I’ll use all four of these products. I likely won’t notice much of a change using the night repair and eye contour, but every little bit helps!