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:
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Luxe Box (Canada) — Winter 2015

I received my second and probably last Luxe Box (referral link) a couple of weeks ago, and I’m a bit late getting it posted!

Luxe Box is a seasonal box that costs $26 per quarter, though you can get a slight discount for signing up for more boxes at a time. I signed up with the semi-annual option: two boxes for $25 each. The annual option gives you four boxes for $24 each. Shipping is included, at least for the Canadian options.

You receive 7–8 trial-sized items in each curated Luxe Box (I got 5 full-sized items and 2 trial-sizes this season). This time, I did not take up the $10 “Beauty Surprise” option, even though I was pleased with what I got last time. I guess the holidays were getting a little too spendy for me.

Luxe Box Canada, Winter 2015

What I Received

All prices in C$, unless otherwise noted.

Luxe Box

  • BIODERMA Hydrabio Tonique Moisturizing Toner Lotion (250 mL, full size) [MSRP $21.95]
  • CUCCIO Colour Nail Lacquer in Gazing in Genoa (13 mL, full size) [MSRP $4.21]
  • THE FACE SHOP Character Mask in Soothing / Apple (Monkey) (1 single-use mask) [MSRP 3/$9]
  • 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]
  • NEOSTRATA Acne Clear Clarifying Gel Cleanser (50 mL, sample) [MSRP $24 for 200 mL]
  • STARLOOKS Pro Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen in Black (10 mL, full size) [MSRP $19]
  • TEEEZ Read My Lips Lipstick in Roulette Red (2 g, full size) [MSRP $28.94]

Random Additional Item

  • BIODERMA coupon for $5 off Hydrabio Sérum Moisturizing Concentrate

Here are some additional photos of all the items:

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Topbox Canada, October 2015

Topbox (Canada) — October 2015

I’m inching ever closer to the “unsubscribe” button, Topbox! I did get a nail polish, though I found it underwhelming. I also got yet another hair product, which I dislike receiving.

What I Received

Regular Topbox

Topbox Canada, October 2015

  • Avon ANEW Power Serum (7 mL sample) [MSRP US$40 for 30 mL]
  • (be) Delectable by Cake Beauty Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream in Coconut & Cream (60 mL, travel size) [It says MSRP $15 on the Topbox card, but Well.ca has the 113 mL size for $12, so I’m calling shenanigans. The 60 mL travel size is actually $7.]
  • Cuccio Colour Nail Lacquer (13 mL full size) [MSRP $4.21]
  • d:fi Reshapable Spray (9 mL, sample) [MSRP US$15.95 for 150 mL]

Extra

  • Avon ANEW Power Serum discount

    Topbox Canada Avon Anew offer, October 2015
    Nobel Prize-winning research, huh?

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Cuccio Colour Nail Lacquer in Bologna Blush

Cuccio — Bologna Blush (Colour Nail Lacquer)

Collection: Cuccio, Amore

I just received this polish in my October 2015 Topbox. On one hand, it’s pretty fun to try out new brands of polish. On the other hand, this bottle is so dated-looking that it was hard to get excited over it!

Cuccio is a salon nail polish brand that’s been available at online discounter NailSupplies.us (formerly TransDesign, one of my old haunts! No affiliation). And yet, I hadn’t seen fit to ever give them a try! They’re US$3.25 a pop over at NailSupplies, if you want to check them out.

I finally do get to try them, now, but unfortunately I was sent a color that is most unflattering to a warm-toned person. It’s called Bologna Blush (6068), which is also unfortunate because all I can think of is this:

Oscar Mayer Beef Bologna
Image: oscarmayer.com

I realize I’m a total pleb, and they really wanted me to think of this:

Bologna, Italy
Bologna, Italy. Does this look like it’s been extra colorized, or is it just me? Image: wisegeek.com

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