fivezero's Topbox (August 2017)

Topbox — August 2017

For my second Topbox (referral link) after resubscribing this summer, I didn’t “wish” for any of the special “Privé” boxes, because even though some of the brands were higher end/interesting (Bobbi Brown, Dr. Belmeur, Glamglow, Missha, Too Faced, etc.), I wasn’t enthralled by the actual products on offer, or their value. One option was actually a tarte eyeliner that costs $16 normally, so I’d be saving $4 by getting it? Gee, what a great deal. This isn’t what I find “fun” about a subscription box.

So, I stuck with the regular Topbox as I always have. (Will they actually have a Privé box that interests me, someday? I wonder.)

I also did not get a chance to pony up $10 for the additional “Beauty Surprise” since it sold out before I could sign up—but after checking out what other Topbox subscribers received, I’m a bit relieved that I saved my ten smackers.

I’m particularly relieved since I found my box this month to be something of a letdown. They are mostly items I can use, so at least they won’t go to waste, but there’s nothing I’m especially excited about at first glance. In hindsight, I should have opted for the Missha Privé, which was a tension compact valued at $24, which I would definitely have enjoyed using. Ah, well. Can’t win ’em all.

At least I didn’t get more Cake stuff, which is lovely but I’m so bored receiving the same Coconut & Cream hand creams from Topbox/Luxe Box.

All prices are in CA$ unless otherwise noted.

What I Received in my Topbox

  • Barefoot Venus🇨🇦 Green Tea Body Wash in Lilly Pilly (50 mL sample) [$6.90 for 50 mL /  $20.05 for 250 mL, value: $6.90 / $4.01]
  • Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in Some Beach (2.5 g full size) [value: US$7]
  • BeneFit The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup (5 mL sample) [$40 for 15 mL full size, value: $13.33]
  • Satin Smooth Day/Night Daily Moisturizer (10 mL / 0.35 fl oz sample) [US$43.99 for 1.7 fl oz full size, value: US$9.06]

Detailed pics follow:

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Ipsy — June 2016 Glam Bag “Rebel Rebel”

Whew, finally a proper makeup post! My June 2016 Ipsy (referral link) bag arrived a while ago—obviously, it’s a week into July already!—but I haven’t been able to get this posted until now.

Ipsy Glam Bag, June 2016, Rebel Rebel
Image: ipsy.com

What I Received

  • Be a Bombshell Pout Potion in Famous (0.28 oz; USD$14)
  • ColourPop Crème Gel Liner in Get Paid (1 oz full size; USD$5)
  • Peter Lamas Youth Revival 5 Oil Hair Treatment Mask (0.75 fl oz; 198 mL full size for USD$30)
  • Rodial Stem Cell Cleansing Cream (1 oz sample; full size 200 mL for USD$40)
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Lounge (0.85 g deluxe size / full size 1.5 g USD$19)
  • Ipsy makeup bag

Ipsy Coupon Codes

  • Be a Bombshell: 25% off any purchase with code IPSY25 (through 7/31, US only)
  • Peter Lamas: 20% off any purchase with code IPSYJ16 (through 7/15)
  • Rodial: 20% off any purchase with code IPSY20 (through 8/15)

Here are some more detailed product shots:

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Be a Bombshell — Bora Bora (Eyeshadow Quad) Swatch & Review

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in Bora Bora

I first heard of Be a Bombshell through Ipsy (referral link), and the two items I had received seemed pretty good (a finishing powder and a cream eyeshadow). So, when I saw this eyeshadow quad at a super low price online, I jumped on it.

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