Topbox March Edition

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I got an email from topbox with my tracking number because lately so many of my monthly subscription boxes have been announcing they would be late. Thankfully topbox seems to be on top of the situation and I have to say that this is only my second box but they have been pretty consist with the date they ship on and I am thinking that perhaps they have a deal with Canada Post because this is actually the one and only box that I actually get when they say I will be receiving it.

I didn’t realize until I got the little card in my box that they have only been in operation for 6 months so I think this speaks volumes about the company.

So I have decided on a new format for these unboxing posts and please let me know what you think.

I will be doing a little intro post and then my vlog (if I do one that is depending on what I get and how excited I am about the boxes) and then I will share the photos with you so if you don’t want to watch the video you can skip over it. I will briefly talk about the service, then go into what I recieved with reviews of the products, a price break down and finally my thoughts on the box.

What is Topbox you ask:

Its a monthly beauty subsciption service were you will recieve 4 deluxe beauty samples each month for a fee of $10 + tax a month ($11.30 is what I pay). This is currenly only available to Canadians. They usually ship late into the first week of the month.

The perk to topbox is for every friend you invite and they join up under you, you will recieve a free box the following month. So if you are interested in signing up please let me know and I can send you an invite.

So please enjoy the video:

What I received in my March box:

-Mark (this was a personalized shade picked for me) Gloss Gorgeous Stay on Lip Stain. I recieved the shade Frilly  FrouFrou (I love saying Frou Frou). This was actually a full size product of 1.5g for $12. I really liked it. The shade was perfect for me and to describe it I would have to say a pinkish coral. I have to say that I wasn’t sure about the color at first but once I put it on I really liked. Its a perfect summer shade. It wasn’t sticky and went on really nice. I checked the avon website and it comes in 8 shades and you can click here to see them. There is a few shades that I would love to try.

-Mark Nailed it Trend Mini Nail Lacquers.  This is a new product in the Mark line and they only have these shades and its Violet Daze and Tickled Pink and it comes like this, two mini polishes that are 2.7ml for $8 and this was a full size product. I really like the shades although looking at this picture the pink isn’t really like that in person. The polishes went on really nice with no streaks. The purple looks darker in person but it went on really nice and I can see me wearing this in any season. The pink I have to say I wasn’t sure on how that was going to go on put it went on as a pale almost sheer look  and it would be a perfect shade for the summer.

-A new product hitting the stores is Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes. Its from the UK. I haven’t opened this and I am actually waiting to use them when I go to NYC in a few months. Reading the package I see that its kind to the skin which I love and it has no alchol, oil, dyes or perfumes. I have discovered lately that I am starting to get sensitive skin and certain products bother my skin. I received 7 wipes and that is a great sample size because you have a weeks worth to try. The full size is 25 wipes for $10.99 so I got 7 wipes for $3.08.

-Make Up For Ever Smoky Lashes. This is an item that is exclusive to Sephora. I loved seeing that I got another mascara sample because now I am set for a little while with sample sizes. I don’t use alot of mascara and whenever I buy it I end up throwing it away so having these are perfect. Its perfect to through in a small make up. The full size is 7ml for $24 and I got a 3ml sample $10.29. This is something else I haven’t tried yet and I want to save it for when I go to NYC.

-Redken Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner. If you remember from my previous post you will notice that I just recently got this sample in my loose buttons box in February. Honestly I don’t mind getting this again because its perfect for traveling. I don’t have to worry about liquids since I am taking the train but still being able to throw a couple of these in my suitcase is perfect and not have to worry about bottles taking my unneeded space. So the full size is Shampoo is 300ml for $15 (sample size is $1 for 20ml) and the conditioner is 250ml for $17 (sample size is $1.36 for 20ml) So this is for two pouches of each one.

Break down on the prices:
Gloss Gorgeous Lip Stain $12.00 (full size)
Nailed it Mini polishes $8.00 (full size)
Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes $3.08 (7 wipes)
MUFE Smoky Mascara $10.29 (3ml)
Redken Color Extend $1.00 (20ml shampoo)
Redken Color Extend $1.36 (20ml conditioner)

So that total is $35.73
Then if I take away $11.30 (price I paid for this months box)
That would be $24.43 difference so as you can see the box paid for itself over and beyond.

My Thoughts:

I was really happy with shipping and it came when it said it would and that means alot seeing as this is coming from outside of Quebec.

I love the packaging and the tube I just need to find ways to recycle them now. Any ideas?

As for the products I am super excited to try them all and I can actually see my using each and everyone of them and perhaps even buying full size products when I am done.

I have to say that I am really impressed with this months  Topbox and I have to say right now that this is my favorite box this month.

Great job Topbox.

Please note that I haven’t received compensation for my post. I bought this box with my own money and was in no way influenced to write a positive post.

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