Topbox May 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

It seems to be a monthly standard now that we also receive a complimentary sample along with the subscription. They tout this as an affordable way to get your teeth 5 shades whiter and that it starts working on day 1. You start by brushing your teeth as you normally would. The bristles are designed with polishing bristles and stain removers. You then twist the dial on the bottom of the brush (after attaching the included whitening pen) and apply the gel to your teeth. It then adheres to your teeth and you do not need to rinse it off.

I’ll admit, I’m pretty curious. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m definitely going to pay attention to see if it works. They recommend using it for at least 3 weeks.

The Beauty Crop Glamazon Stick – A long-wearing creamy highlighting crayon that glides on like silk to highlight and accentuate your features, making you look effortlessly gorgeous like an amazonian stunner. I have never used highlighter, and I’ll admit that is for no other reason than I know I would do a botched job of it. I’m now faced with the decision of trying it since I have this stick, or gifting/donating this. Only time will tell.

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense – Lightweight cream-gel plumps skin with 24-hour hydration. Oil free. Its unique texture must be experienced to be believed. 

China Glaze Nail Lacquer – These unique lacquers contain China Glaze as a nail hardener, the same material that gives porcelain its shiny finish. I’m not usually a fan of lighter colors, but this one seems to be catching my eye. Might be time to paint my toe nails!

Mereadesso Face + Neck Cleanser – The Face + Neck Cleanser is a gentle nonfoaming cleanser that also acts as a makeup remover, toner and exfoliator when used with the accompanying cloth. It contains a globally sourced ingredient blend that includes extracts and vitamins. I’ll admit, I was a bit intimidated by this at first.

Final Thoughts

I really like that they have been including a complimentary sample, that has been raising the value of the subscription and it’s fun to try some different items. The only item I definitely won’t use is the highlighter, everything else likely will be. I’d definitely consider this month to be a win, even if there wasn’t anything overly exciting.