Topbox March 2013 Review, Photos

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hello! It's that time again! Topboxes were shipped earlier again this month -- I received mine on Monday, and actually didn't get the tracking number until after it was delivered, heh. I opted for the regular box this time around as none of the Privé options interested me. 

Here's what I received... 

Not as exciting as last month, but there are some gems...


Aveda Caribbean Therapy Body Cream

"A rich body creme with Caribbean mango, cocoa butter and warm island aromas."

Full size: $42 (200mL)
Sample size: $5.25 (25mL)

I like to call this "smelly hippie cream." It.. doesn't smell that good. I might learn to like it, but I don't know. It's a decent sample size at least, though I am 99% sure I'd never buy a full size at $42 (!)

L'Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil

"Discover Mythic Oil -- the beautifying, nourishing oil for the Cleopatra in you!"

Full size: $26 (125mL)
Sample size: $1.25 (3mL x 2)  

Some subscribers received a different sample to replace this, like a Clinique lipstick. I'm rather jealous of them, as  I just don't use hair oils that often. Oh well -- I'll give it a shot.

Marc Jacobs Fragrances Sample Pack

"A pouch containing 3 vial samples of Marc Jacobs fragrances: Daisy, Daisy Eau So Fresh and Lola."

Full size: Daisy - $75 (1.7 oz);  Daisy Eau So Fresh - $85 (2.5 oz); Lola - $79 (1.7 oz). All prices from Sephora.
Sample size: Daisy - $2.20 (0.05 fl oz), Daisy Eau So Fresh - $1.70 (0.05 fl oz), Lola - $2.32 (0.05 fl oz)

Isn't that pouch the cutest?! It's what I wanted from seeing spoilers, and I'm glad I got it! The samples have spritzers which is nice. 

MaskerAide Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask - Pre Party Prep

"MaskerAide is a unique line of super hydrating facial sheet masks created for fabulous lifestyles!"

Full size: $4.99 (1 mask/23g)
Sample size: Full size

 This is the second mask I've received from Topbox, the first one in October. I ended up really liking that one, so I don't mind receiving another type! I might use this tomorrow as it's my husband's birthday and we plan to go out to dinner.

Total box value: $17.71

So this month wasn't terribly exciting... I was hoping the regular box would have a full-sized Deborah Lippman polish which people got in last month's regular box.

I've honestly been debating cancelling -- I still think Topbox is a fairly good service and I would recommend it over some of the other Canadian boxes (Glymm, Glossy, Luxebox). It just hasn't been that exciting lately, aside from last month's awesome Benefit box. I have next month paid for so I guess I'll just have to see!

What did you think of this month's box? If you subscribe, did you choose a Privé option? 

Subscription purchased and paid for myself. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I chose a regular box this month as well but was notified that they ran out of the hair oil so would be making a substitution. I got a Revitalizing Mask, Clinique GWP lipstick in Shy, See, Chloe deluxe perfume sample and the Aveda Body care. Can't say I was impressed and am strongly considering cancelling. I've already cancelled Ipsy after this month's fail.

    1. I really hope next month's box is better! They used to be pretty consistently good.

  2. That pouch is the cutest!!!

  3. The pouch with the perfume and the mask are the only interesting things, I agree. I always wondered why people subscribe to these things because when I read blog posts everyone seems disappointed about what they got...

    1. They used to be pretty good, but have been slacking lately. I keep hoping next month will be better, haha.

  4. Awww that bag is just adorable! I've heard great things about the Mythic Oil, hope you like it x

    1. It's funny that the best thing in the box (imo) is a little coin purse! lol

      I probably won't get to the Mythic Oil for a while but hopefully it will be good!

  5. Yay we got the same box!

    new blogger some<3