Topbox July 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.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette (Golden Hour) – Inspired by epic trend-setting shoots in our L.A. photo studio. Golden Hour is the most requested lighting at our studio. Known for its flawless effect, these to-die-for bronzes and cabernets light up your eyes. Love these colors! I can see why they are inspired by the most popular lighting, these seem like shades that would work on most skintones. Total bonus that it comes with a built in mirror!

LARITZY Cosmetics Undressed Liquid Lip Stain (Pebble) – Intensely pigmented, this velvet matte Liquid Lip Stain will give you a pop of color that lasts for hours! I’ve had experience with this brand in the past and it’s pretty decent quality. The color does last, and it’s a totally great shade this time!

Essie Nail Lacquer – After applying an Essie base coat, apply 2-3 thin coats of colour, waiting 2 min. between each coat. Finish with ‘good to go’ topcoat. This isn’t my preferred color since it’s a bit pale, but pastel shades seem to really be in this year. Essie has great nail polish quality though!

GLAMGLOW Supermud Cleaning Treatment – Apply a thin layer to clean skin. Leave on for 5-20 minutes & remove with water. I love Glamglow products. I’ve received some in the past and have always had great experiences with them. It’s not a brand that I will buy on my own since it is NOT cheap, so I love seeing it in subscription boxes. I can’t wait to use this!

Complimentary Sample – Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb – This moisturizer re-plumps and moisturizes skin for 48 hours. It’s enriched with vitamins and plant-sourced antioxidant Goji Berry extracts. I love when they include an extra sample! I really love the sounds of this moisturizer, and love that it’s an inexpensive brand that’s easy to find.

Final Thoughts

This was a great month for Topbox! I have temporarily paused my subscription. I’ve done one clean out of my beauty products before our move, but once we are more settled and unpacked I want to go through my products again. At that time I will likely re-start this subscription. It’s nice to see such a variety of items included this month, they seem to have covered all the bases!