1/17/2013

January 2013 Topbox!

Hey everyone hope you're all having a great week so far! I'm coming down with a cold which is unfortunate but hopefully it goes away soon. *fingers crossed* Earlier this week I received my January Topbox. Topbox has introduced these new Prive Boxes which are boxes that feature only one brand. They sent an email about this in December but totally forgot about this until I received my box. Regardless, I was pleased with this month's box.




 Click below for more!







First thing I noticed in my Topbox is the Clinique Rinse Off Eye Makeup Remover. Nothing too exciting about an eye makeup remover but it's a product you'll always need around. Happy with this sample and really like the size, perfect for travelling. 





























Next, Topbox also included Clinique's Clarifying Lotion. This isn't really a lotion, its a toner. I've used this before and really liked, so happy that I received this. Almost done my other toner so I'm going to use this once that's up. 








Topbox also included Clinique's Repairwear Lase Focus. Never heard of this brand but its suppose to help with wrinkles and UV damage. Since I'm only twenty I don't have wrinkles and also no UV damage. So this product is pretty useless to me. I'll probably just give this to my mom to try out. 

It really irritates me when Topbox and other beauty subscription boxes send samples like these that are obviously not for me. When I signed up with Topbox I completed my Beauty Questionare. Which basically told Topbox my skin tone, skin type, hair colour, etc. Though, from some of the samples I've received throughout the time I've been subscribed (roughly a year) make me question if Topbox really looks at these when deciding what to send their customers? I mean they have all this free data on their clientele and have the potential to satisfy them but I've seen many customers unsatisfied with the products they've received in the past. It's also not good for clients that have waited months and months for their boxes and are let down. 



Small rant finished time for the final product. 













The final item was a Clinique eyeshadow duo in 02 Like Mink. Two nice neutral eyeshadows that are going to be great for everyday wear. I haven't swatched or tested these out yet, so can't really comment on the quality.

Overall, I'm pleased with this month's Topbox. I'll get use out of the three of the four products. I think everyone who received a Prive box received the same one. Even though I do like this month's box I have unsubscribed from Topbox and this will be my final box. I got sick of spending my money and not getting enough use of the products. I've found that lately I haven't been enjoying most of the products sent and they just sit inside my makeup collection, usused. I'd rather save my $13 and spend it somewhere else. 

What did you receive in your Topbox? Are you subscribed to any other beauty boxes? Let me know in the comments below! 

Stela :)