4/16/2012

April Topbox!

Hey everyone I wanted to share what I received in my April Topbox. For those unaware of Topbox, it is a beauty sample subscription. Everyone month you get charged $11.30 CAN (that includes tax) for 4 deluxe beauty samples. The boxes come every month and usually ship around the 10th. Topbox is one of the many beauty subscriptions available in Canada. This month Topbox packaged their products in 100% recycled materials to celebrate Earth Day. In addition they donated 5 cents from every box to the David Suzuki Foundation - it's nice seeing companies trying to minimize their footprint and giving back to the community. 

On another note, this month's box was rather disappointing for me because I received a product that I had previously received in another previous Topbox. This is the second time this event has occurred and I have spoken to their customer care about this issue because if I'm spending my money for different samples every month I want to receive what I paid for.


Click below to find out what I got!! :) 






The product I was most excited when I opened my box was the Benefit - POREfessional. I have seen this numerous times at Shoppers and Sephora and have always been curious to try it. I currently have a few primers that I want to finish up so I never got around to purchasing the full size. The sample contains 7.5mL of product and the full size contains 22mL, priced at $34. The product claims to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines. I have yet to try this and I'm interested in seeing how it performs on my t-zone.



The second product that was in my Topbox was a Misa nail polish in the colour "High Waist Hue." Given that I am a nail polish addict I was pleasantly surprised with this product and that Topbox has provided us with a full sized nail polish. The polish is a nice nude/pink and has a creme finish. I haven't worn it yet so I cannot attest to its wear. 


The box also contained a Bella Pella - Tropical Flowers body lotion. I tried the lotion on my hands when I received it and it was very moisturizing but had a heavy fragrance. The scent lingered on my skin for a few hours so if you don't like heavy fragranced products this is not for you. The sample contains 30mL of product and the full size contains 175mL, priced at $15.95. 


Now the product that was a disappointment. The box contained the Principessa Beauty - Dry Shampoo. I received this in my February Topbox and seeing it my April Topbox was really upsetting. The dry shampoo is targeted towards darker hair shades. The sample contains 30g of product while the full size contains 125g. I do enjoy the dry shampoo because it is a brown colour so it blends much easier with my darker hair. 


Overall,  I'm mostly excited about the nail polish and the Benefit sample. The body lotion is nice but I have so many other body lotions that I'm trying to finish. Beside the duplicate product I do recommend Topbox because they have sent many samples I have enjoyed in the past. Hopefully I don't get another duplicate product because this was the second time it happened. 

I am also subscribed to Glymm and I should be receiving that box sometime this week. Lookout for my review once I receive the box. 

xoxo

Stela 



*I took these photos at night so the lighting isn't the best. Next time I'll be taking photos during the day so the lighting is better.