Topbox April 2013 Review, PhotosSunday, April 14, 2013
This is my last Topbox. I decided to cancel because the thrill just isn't there anymore. This month I again opted to receive the regular box.
Not bad, but there are a couple nitpicks I'll get to.
"For anyone who wants faster drying and heat protection. Reduces drying time by up to 50%."
Full size: $18.75 (200mL)
Sample size: $2.80 (30mL)
I don't own a blow dryer, so I'll either hold on to this sample until I get one or give it to my sister.
Elizabeth Arden All Gone Eye and Lip Makeup Remover
"This two-phase formulation easily, gently removes even transfer resistant waterproof makeup."
Full size: $24 (100mL)
Sample size: $12 (50mL)
Now, here's where I have to be nitpicky: this month one of the Privé box options was Elizabeth Arden, which included this makeup remover. Previously, Topbox said brands featured in Privé boxes wouldn't be in that month's regular boxes. When asked about it, Topbox now says they have changed that policy... which seems to me that the Privé boxes aren't as popular as expected, and that they have leftovers (this also happened last month with the Aveda cream).
Anyway, I'm glad this is a biphase makeup remover as I find those more effective. I just have so many makeup removers now!
Michael Todd True Organics Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub
"Unique facial scrub that refines texture and encourages renewal, leaving skin smooth and refreshed."
Full size: $18 (100mL)
Sample size: $5.45 (30mL)
This scrub seems interesting, although I already have found my HG facial scrub. I'll keep this as backup or for travel.
Boxx Cosmetics Travel Size Brush
"Brush hairs are made of the best quality European sable, super-soft goat and 3 toned synthetic Konex fibres to ensure that each application provides perfect results!"
Full size: $28
I'm happy about receiving this brush. I can't believe it's worth $28, but that's what the website claims! The bristles are soft and overall the brush seems to be of good quality.
Total box value: $48.25
Overall, not a bad box, but not one I was excited about, either. In a way I'm glad it didn't completely wow me because then I'd regret cancelling.
I'd still recommend Topbox over the other three major Canadian subscription beauty boxes (Glossybox, Luxe Box, Glymm -- though the latter seems to be AWOL). The customer service is top-notch, the samples are generally good and decent-sized, and the Privé concept is interesting, even if the last couple months' brands/contents didn't interest me. I'm just not excited about beauty boxes anymore, and I am trying to really budget myself when it comes to beauty purchases.
So long, Topbox. We'll always have Paris.
Subscription purchased myself. All opinions are my own.