Hey everyone! This month, Topbox shipped their boxes early (some are still being shipped until this Friday). I was one of the lucky ones who got theirs pretty early -- Monday to be exact. I know some people have received their boxes without receiving the tracking info, so if you're still waiting on it it might actually be on its way to you! (I got my tracking on Feb 1st, but it had been shipped on Jan 30th).
This is the second month of the Prive Boxes, the first where we made our wishlist to choose out of three brands (Benefit, Lippy Girl, Miracle 10) or opt out and get a regular box instead. You could select each brand on your wishlist for a higher chance of getting a Prive Box, but there was still only a chance. The hot contender this month of the three brands was Benefit, and the one I chose on my wishlist. Did I get it? Find out after the jump!
I think a lot of subscribers who get this box are going to be like the Nintendo SIXTY-FOUUUUUR kid!
The theme of the box is The Year of the Snake, for Chinese New Year (Feb 9th). This is the reason why the boxes were shipped so early this month -- Topbox wanted to make sure those receiving a Benefit box would receive it before Chinese New Year (the regular boxes and other Prive boxes are being shipped this week too though). The tube's design is gorgeous and I'll definitely be putting it on display; maybe using it for a brush holder too!
|Other side of the tube|
Let's take look at all the goodies!
"Rose-tinted lip & cheek stain."
Full size: $36 (12.5mL)
Sample size: $7.20 (2.5mL)
I actually received a sample of this way back in January 2012's Topbox, and I've only used it a couple of times. I might use the old sample for Valentine's and pass the new one on to my sister.
Such adorable packaging! I appreciate that the vial is shrink-wrapped as well.
"PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines."
Full size: $34 (22mL)
Sample size: $11.74 (7.5mL)
I've also received this sample before, in the April 2012 Topbox. I am happy though -- I'm running low on primer, so a sample is always appreciated!
Total Moisture Facial Cream
"Provides concentrated immediate & long-term hydration to thirsty skin."
Full size: $42 (48.2g)
Sample size: $7.78 (8.9g)
This is a pretty nice cream. I actually won a full size in a contest last year, and I'm just about done of that jar. I know you're probably thinking, "Girl, why did you request this box if you've tried everything so far?" There is a method to my madness! You'll see...
Dandelion Gloss and Powder
"Brightening face powder + soft pearly pink lip gloss."
Full size: powder $36 (7g), gloss $18 (15mL)
Sample size: powder $15.45 (3g), gloss $7.79 (6.5mL)
This is why I really wanted the Benefit box! I've never tried a Benefit blush before, in spite of hearing great things about them. I've also been wanting to try the corresponding glosses since they debuted last year. This is the knockout set of the box, I think, and I'm really excited to try both these items!
The powder is almost half the size of the full-sized version! (It was also shrinkwrapped.)
Also included was this bonus card sample:
"Sheer brightening cheek & lip trio gives your look instant LIFT, SHAPE and POP."
Full size: $36 (8g)
Sample size: ?
This is a new product and has been getting mixed reviews, so I'm happy to have a small sample to try it out.
There was also a card with dates listed for a few different locations where Benefit is having CNY parties. Unfortunately, all the locations are in Ontario, Vancouver, and Edmonton so aren't applicable to me... So jealous of those who can make it!
Total box value: $49.96
Overall, this was an excellent box! Now I wonder what the regular Topbox this month looks like!
Subscription purchased myself. All opinions are my own.