Topbox (Canada) — December 2015

Yeah, I know I’m crazy late with this one, but it’s my last Topbox since I discontinued it, and it arrived over Christmas and got lost among my other packages and things!

By the way, one of the main reasons I unsubscribed from Topbox is that it shares many products with its sister box, Luxe Box. It is pretty dumb that they do this, since why would anyone wish to subscribe to both boxes if they’re going to get so many duplicate products?

What I Received

Regular Topbox

Prices are in CA$ unless otherwise specified.

Topbox Canada, December 2015

  • CUCCIO Colour Nail Lacquer in Gazing in Genoa (13 mL, full size) [MSRP $4.21]
  • FRUITS & PASSION Cucina Regenerating Hand Cream in Coriander & Olive Tree (40 mL, sample) [MSRP $5 for 60 mL]
  • HASK Monoi Coconut Oil Deep Nourishing Conditioner (50 g, sample) [MSRP $1.77 (not sure why they say this; it’s US$2.99 at Ulta); 355 mL for US$5.99]
  • SEARX Birchsap Moisturizing Lotion (2x samples, unknown volume) [MSRP $42.11 for 118 mL]

Extra

  • TOPBOX online discount of 15% with code TB152016.

Here’s a roundup of my impressions:

Roundup

CUCCIO Colour Nail Lacquer in Gazing in Genoa
(13 mL, full size) [MSRP $4.21]
I got this in a Luxe Box at the same time. Lame. They couldn’t even send a different color? Not to mention they already sent me another Cuccio shade only two months prior. How many times do I need to try the same product line?

FRUITS & PASSION Cucina Regenerating Hand Cream in Coriander & Olive Tree
(40 mL, sample) [MSRP $5 for 60 mL]
I actually miss the Canadian bath & body shop Fruits & Passion; there used to be a store in the mall near me, but it’s since closed down and I don’t think there are any near me these days. The store locator says there’s only one in Ontario, now, and it’s in Mississauga (too far for me!). Their online store is lacking, as well: there isn’t nearly as much variety as there is in-store. So it’s kind of nice to get this, though it really isn’t worth a whole lot. I used to love walking into the store, because the mix of all the fragrances smelled heavenly!

HASK Monoi Coconut Oil Deep Nourishing Conditioner
(50 g, sample) [MSRP $1.77 (not sure why they say this; it’s US$2.99 at Ulta); 355 mL for US$5.99]
Like they did with the Cuccio, they already sent this to me at the same time in my Luxe Box. I didn’t mind getting this in my Topbox, but you’d think a subscription box called Luxe Box would have…more luxurious products, wouldn’t you?

SEARX Birchsap Moisturizing Lotion
(2x samples, unknown volume) [MSRP $42.11 for 118 mL]
I don’t know anything about this brand and this product, but it does say it’s not for pregnant or nursing women, so I’m going to have to stash this away for a year or so, and probably completely forget that I even have it. And it’ll be expired.

Verdict

For $12 + tax ($13.56), this was a pretty lame box, especially since I got two duplicate items already in the more expensive Luxe Box. I’m glad my Topbox subscription is finally over, though I’d probably still recommend it if you don’t have Luxe Box and just want a reasonable, inexpensive Canadian subscription box.

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3 thoughts on “Topbox (Canada) — December 2015

  1. The Fruits and Passion interests me the most! I am very intrigued with how the smell!🤔 I bet they smell gooooddd…😍

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  2. Woohoo, I was the lucky beneficiary of that Cuccio nail polish!
    I’m sad too there aren’t any F&P stores around anymore… I guess I should have supported them more when they were around? 😛 I really did love their hand butters, one of my all time favs. Interesting they have a coriander scent because one of my all time favourite scents was from Kiehl’s called coriander. I am using the hand cream in the scent and it’s divine – of course it’s a limited edition item.
    Soooo weird that SeaRx warns not to use for pregnant or nursing women – wonder what ingredient is in that?

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