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 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
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
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
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!)