fivezero's Topbox (September 2017)

Topbox — September 2017

For my third Topbox (referral link) after resubscribing this summer, I once again just went for a regular box instead of a Privé box. I also didn’t choose to add on a $10 Beauty Surprise, as I don’t recall even getting that option this time around.

All prices are in CA$ unless otherwise noted.

What I Received in my Topbox

  • Avry Beauty (by Voesh) Ultra Nourishing Gloves in Chamomile (2 pairs, full size) [value: 2 × US$1.10]
  • GLAMGLOW YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment (0.5 oz sample) [$79 for 1.7 oz or $24 for 0.5 oz, value: $23.24–$24]
  • IBY Beauty Highlighter in Bubbly (1.8 g, full size) [value: US$5 (Topbox mistakenly put the value down was $14.98! Hmph.)]
  • Michael Kors Sexy Ruby eau de parfum (1.5 mL sample spray) [$135 for 100 mL or $110 for 50 mL, value: $2–$3.30]

Total Value: CA$25.24 + US$7.20

The box also came with a couple of coupons, which I am unlikely to use (Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara GWP only at Urban Decay in Square One, Toronto; and Bonus Optimum Points with a Michael Kors perfume purchase at Shoppers Drug Mart).

Obviously, the GLAMGLOW sample provides the bulk of the value of this box. I wouldn’t really have bought it, myself, so I’m not thrilled. It’s especially vexing when I see other people’s Topboxes this month include a very pretty, very full-sized China Glaze nail polish, instead of a small Michael Kors perfume sample—you know, the kind you often get for free!

Well, it’s a CA$12 box which includes shipping, so I should not really complain too much. I do wish there was a way to tell Topbox the kind of stuff I really want (all da nail polish, please), but they don’t do any form of customization at all. I guess they probably don’t have enough items each month to attempt it.

On the positive side, I do look forward to trying the gloves! They sound cool, and I’ve never used anything like them before. The IBY highlighter is actually quite pretty, and I think I could use it as a blush or eyeshadow. And, even though I complained about the small perfume sample, I do like getting perfume samples, and I haven’t tried Sexy Ruby. I’d just rather get a nail polish, instead!

Detailed pics follow:

Avry Beauty by Voesh Ultra Nourishing Gloves in Chamomile

Avry Beauty Ultra Nourishing Gloves in Chamomile

2 pairs [value: US$2.20]
These look pretty nifty! I’m looking forward to trying them this weekend.

GLAMGLOW YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment (sample)

GLAMGLOW YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment

0.5 oz sample [value: CA$23.24–$24]
The name of this product bugs me. “Tinglexfoliate?” How do you even say that?

IBY Beauty Highlighter in Bubbly

IBY Beauty Highlighter in Bubbly

1.8 g full size [value: US$5]
This comes packaged like a Wet N Wild product—in the same kind of easily-cracked hard plastic—but is quite a bit smaller considering it’s US$5. I’m all highlightered out these days, but this looks like it’d be usable as a blush or eyeshadow.

Michael Kors Sexy Ruby eau de parfum (sample)

Michael Kors Sexy Ruby eau de parfum

1.5 mL sample [value: CA$2–$3.30]
I haven’t really bothered to try any of the Michael Kors perfumes, so this should get me started. The full sized bottle is stupidly pretty; I kind of hope I don’t like the juice so I won’t want to buy it!


Bit of a miss this month, though there is enough here that I’m happy enough to give a try. I do hope next month is better. It’s really only the very reasonable price that keeps me hanging on, here! (And seeing some lucky subscribers receiving nail polish, dagnabbit!)


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4 thoughts on “Topbox — September 2017

  1. I’m so excited for the gloves too!

    I wish you could customize the boxes as well, but I think instead Topbox offers the Prive Boxes as an alternative to that? I don’t know…

    I would be happy to set up a trade! All of the nail polish I get would be yours 😉


  2. The highlighter this month doesn’t even look like a highlighter. Totally thought it was a blush or eyeshadow! I love the look of the gloves too! I’ve used hand masks before so I know what to expect and I love them. So I imagine these will be a hit with me as well!


  3. What, you’re not going to trek all the way to Square One to redeem your UD coupon?!! 😛
    Perfume samples in boxes are super sucky – they shouldn’t even count toward the total!


  4. I’ve subscribed to Topbox for a few years and on average get nail polish in about one of every three Boxes.


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