Topbox January 2017

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


Garnier All-In-1 Cleanser–They included this complimentary sample, which I thought was pretty neat. This removes makeup, cleanses skin, eyes and lips without rubbing or rinsing. Apparently the Micelles (not sure what that is) captures and lifts away dirt, oil and makeup without over-drying your skin. You don’t even have to rinse this off!


Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat–Seche Vite™ dry fast top coat is widely acknowledged as the world’s finest top coat. Specially formulated to penetrate through nail lacquer to the base coat forming a single solid coating over the nail plate for a much more durable finish. Guaranteed not to yellow while leaving nails silky, stronger and resistant to chipping and peeling. 

It’s not very often that I paint my nails, but a top coat is always handy to have!


Bella Aura Skincare Gentle Purifying Cleanser–Wet face with warm water, pump a few drops of cleanser on fingertips and massage into skin for 30 to 60 seconds in small, circular motions.

This is now at least three months in a row that I have received a product from this brand. I know have this cleanser, an eye cream and an antioxidant booster. It’ll be nice to use all three together, as brands intend for their products to be used.


MaskerAide SPOTTED! Anti-Blemish Clear Spot Patch–Cleanse and dry affected area(s). Apply patch to blemish, or any spot where you feel a blemish developing. Leave on for 8-12 hours or overnight. Remove patch and discard. 

I haven’t had a chance to try this product yet, but I’m really hoping it works! This would be a super handy product, especially nice that it can just be used overnight. I don’t generally like products that are left on overnight because who wants that on their pillow??


Voesh New York Pedi Mud Masque in Olive Sensation–Apply onto the foot and lower leg after wash and pat dry. Leave for 3-5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. 

This is definitely not the most convenient product in the world. I workout in the mornings before work, which means I have to shower, have breakfast, pack my lunch etc before heading off to work. That doesn’t really leave much time to put my feet up for 3-5 minutes. I am making a conscious effort to relax in the tub more often though, in which case a product like this could be a nice addition. My feet get super dry so I’m hoping this will help that a bit! I’m also grateful that they included three packs.

Final Thoughts

I’m happy with the products this month. I really like that it’s heavier with the beauty products and no makeup. I’ll use all of these items eventually, the top coat is probably the one item that is least likely to be used.