Topbox October 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.

I learned my lesson last month and went with the regular box and skipped the Prive options so I was excited to see the mix that I would get!

Topbox October 2016

Ciate London Nail Lacquer–The formula is amazingly pigmented, long lasting and available in a range of finishes whilst formulated to be easy to apply.

This is a really pretty green color! I am a bit worried about how old this polish is because no matter how much I shake it the color seems to stay a bit separate. This is a great brand that usually offers good coverage without needing multiple layers. It’s also a bit of a darker color which is great for Fall!

Topbox October 2016

Dr. Roebucks PURE–The original Dr Roebuck’s formula. PURE, is a hypoallergenic fragrance-free, day and night cream for all skin types. Apply twice daily to face and neck, as much as one desires for hydrated, supple skin. PURE works best when a thick layer is applied, your skin will absorb the cream in a matter of minutes.

I don’t really like this. I put a thick layer on one night and at first it had a bit of a white layer on my face. It did absorb, but left quick a sticky greasy feeling on my face. About a half hour later it was still like that and so I washed my face again. Definitely not a fan and I will not be using it again.

Topbox October 2016

Eyeko London Fat Eye Stick–An innovative chubby eye liner which creates the perfect smoky eye. Highly pigmented, Fat Eye Stick Smoke can be used to line, shade and define the eyes and has a retractable formula for effortless application and precision. The smoky charcoal shade will add a touch of glamour to your eye makeup and is the ideal colour for the iconic smoky eye. 

This is a really nice metallic color, I just wish I knew how to do a smoky eye! I don’t often use eye makeup since I wear glasses and I really don’t know what I’m doing. I’ll be keeping this though and might just try to give it a run sometime soon!

Topbox October 2016

Harvey Prince Organics Keravegan Hair Masque–Our 100% formaldehyde-free hair smoothing therapy. Transform your tresses with our nourishing and hydrating Keravegan hair masque. Made with the best organic Argan, Coconut and Sweet Almond oils + blended with Shea Butter, Papaya, Lemon and Mandarin extracts, Keravegan moisturizes and softens your hair, bringing out its natural brilliance from root to tip. 

I haven’t used this one yet. Hair masque’s are a bit of a time consuming thing, and I don’t really have time when I shower in the mornings before work. I’m hoping to try this over a weekend soon. I have tried products from this brand in the past and they have been quite good so I do have high hopes for this one.

Final Thoughts

I liked getting a mix of items this month and not 4 of the same item. It was also a good balance between make up and beauty. The nail polish is a gorgeous shade, the eye stick will *hopefully* get used, and I’m excited to use the hair masque when I have time. The only item that just didn’t work for me was the face cream.