Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Topbox December 2012 Review, Photos
This post is very, very late, I know. I'm just not very enthusiastic about this box, and every photo I tried to take came out badly. I'm just going to call this box cursed and carry on. This will be a shorter review than my usual Topbox posts.
What I received:
Chloé Eau de Parfum
"Chloé's signature scent captures the creative, confident individuality of the Chloé woman."
Full size: $90 (50mL), $115 (75mL)
Sample size: $9 (5mL -- using first value)
A decent sample size, though I'm tired of receiving perfume samples. We received a sample of the Chloé perfumed lotion a few months ago, which I gave to my sister. I'll probably give this to her as well. Thankfully, Topbox has mentioned on their Facebook page that there won't be as many perfume samples in 2013.
Ferro Cosmetics Blush X3 in Miss Priss
"A brand founded by Celebrity Makeup Artist Krissy Ferro, that makes 100% natural mineral makeup. Cruelty-free."
Full size: $20 (4g)
Sample size: There was no sample size listed, so I'm just going to estimate it's worth about $5.
A fairly nice mineral blush, but so overpriced for the full size! Seriously, you can get mineral blush for $5-$10 from indie sellers, and it will be just as good, if not better than this. Not to mention this sample exploded as I opened it, as there was no seal or sifter. Oh, and they also advertise themselves as an EWG/Skindeep "Champion Brand" -- the EWG is NOT an accurate resource. I'll step off my soapbox now.
Goldwell Jelly Boost
"Easy-to-use spray gel for creating instant body and texture for short or long hair styles."
Full size: $18.95 (150mL)
Sample size: $3.79 (30mL)
I am actually interested in this sample! My hair is long and thin, so I love trying out volumizing sprays. A spray gel is quite interesting and I've heard from other bloggers that this product is quite good.
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
"Polishes away dullness while it improves skin texture and tone without drying."
Full size: $35 (200mL)
Sample size: $5.25 (30mL)
I'm also interested in this. Despite the fact that I've fallen in love with OHWTO's Black Magic scrub, I still look forward to trying this out. I've heard lots of good things about Murad so I'm glad Topbox got the chance to sample them.
Total box value: $23.04
A lot of people were underwhelmed or upset with this box. I didn't find anything particular exciting about it, but I'm going to stay on with Topbox for the meantime. This month is the first Privé Box (a box with samples from one brand), being shipped to all subscribers. We don't know what the brand being featured is, but Topbox has said it's "iconic" and hasn't been featured previously, nor will it be a drugstore brand. Curious!
How did you feel about December's box?