August 21, 2016

In the Mail: Topbox August 2016

Today I want to share the products that I received in my August Topbox.

Topbox is a Canadian beauty subscription box with 4 deluxe samples for C$12+tax/month (shipping included).

My box with a value of ~C$45
  • Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Brightening Night Capsules with Advanced MIx Concentrate - 4 capsules (full size 50 capsules for C$105) - value: C$8.4
  • Manna Kadar Bronzer Highlighter - full size for US$21 - value: US$21
  • Novex Argan Oil Deep Conditioning Hair Mask - 100g (full size 100g for US$4.99) - value: US$4.99
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer - 7mL (travel size 15mL for C$20) - value: C$9.33

While this box has good value, I don't feel any enthusiasm to try these products.

What did you receive this month?

July 17, 2016

In the Mail: Topbox July 2016

Today I want to share what I received in this month's Topbox.

Topbox is a Canadian beauty subscription box with 4 deluxe samples for C$12+tax/month (shipping included). This month includes a bonus fifth item.

My box with an approximate value of C$80:
  • Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara (Stunning Black 01) - 2.5g (full size 8.5g for C$32) - value: C$9.41
  • Glamglow Flashmud Brightening Treatment - 0.5oz (travel size 0.5oz for C$24) - value: C$24
  • Lancome Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye-Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate - 5mL (full size 0.5oz for C$83) - value: C$27.67
  • Revlon Uniqone Coconut All in One Hair Treatment - 9mL (full size 150mL for C$19.95) - value: C$1.20
  • Starlooks Gem Pencil (Ultra Orchid) - 2.4g (full size 2.4g for US$16) - value: US$16

I am most looking forward to trying out the Glamglow Flashmud Brightening Treatment. I am very happy with this month's products, even though this is the second time that I have received the Lancome eye concentrate and the Starlooks Gem Pencil.

What did you receive this month?

June 30, 2016

Empties: June 2016

Today I want to share the two products that I used up this month.
Live Clean Hydrating Shampoo (350mL)
I really enjoyed using this shampoo - it does the job at an affordable price and I really like Fresh Water scent (in fact, the hand soap with this scent made into my 2015 Beauty Favorites). I am currently trying out another shampoo from Live Clean and I would definitely repurchase this hydrating version.

Rituals Zensation Foaming Shower Gel (50mL)
Although I adore the scent of this Rituals range with rice milk and cherry blossom [Body Scrub Review Here, Body Cream Review Here], this shower gel left my skin feeling more dry than usual. The gel-to-foam experience was also a bit disappointing. I would not repurchase this shower gel.

What did you finish this month?

May 31, 2016

Empties: May 2016

Today I want to share the beauty products that I finished this month.

Etude House My Castle Hand Cream - Forever Rose (30mL)
As cute as the packaging is, this is not a travel-friendly hand cream and it is not convenient to get the product out. The formula is on the thicker side and the rose scent is as expected. I received this hand cream in a beauty box and it is not something that I would have picked out for myself.

L'Occitane Shower Oil with Almond Oil (75mL)
I really like this shower oil, especially for shaving. The shower oil is slightly tacky out of the bottle and turns into a milky solution with water that easily rinses clean. The sweet almond scent is strong from the bottle, but leaves only a subtle scent once rinsed off. This travel size retails for C$10 and I would repurchase.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (2oz) [Original Review Here]
I have been using this as my morning moisturizer for the past few months and I really like it. The scent has a hint of eucalyptus and lightweight cream absorbs quickly. My only problem is that the cap doesn't close completely and thus dries out the product around the rim. The 2oz size retails for C$15 and I have already repurchased.

What products did you finish this month?