Since I canceled my Birchbox (Canada) last month, I signed up for the Canadian subscription box, Topbox. (If you’d like to sign up, you can contact me for a referral email, but honestly, that’s a pain and you may as well just sign up directly on their website. I don’t believe there’s a waitlist or anything!)
One nice thing about Topbox is that for Canadians, it doesn’t cost as much as some of the US boxes, which charge in USD and an additional $4.95 for shipping. So, for Canadians, Topbox sends out five samples (just like Ipsy and the regular Birchbox) for $12 (plus your provincial tax) rather than US$14.95 (which currently works out to a little under CA$18). I’m in Ontario with 13% tax, so my cost is CA$13.56. Not too bad.
But how good is the box?
Now, I’m not sure why, and I am pretty sure I was only charged 1 × CA$13.56, but I ended up with two boxes of stuff! I’m going to have to check my credit card bill to see if I got charged extra. One box looks like the regular Topbox with 5 items; the second box contains three apparently full-sized skincare items. Maybe it’s an intro thing…? I am not expecting to get this much stuff next month, that’s for sure.