Topbox is a $12 personalized monthly subscription box that is based in Canada. They include all things beauty. You can subscribe to receive your own beauty box at http://www.topbox.ca
Here are the items I received and some pros and cons for each of them:
Smashbox: Full Exposure Mascara (11.5 mL $29.45)
Sample Size: 4 mL $10.23
Pros:I really enjoyed this mascara, it was not cakey, and it made my eyelashes look full.
Cons: It didn’t work to layer this mascara. When I tried, the first layer just flaked off.
Available at http://www.smashbox.com and Sephora.
Bliss: Lemon + Sage Body Butter (200 mL $29)
Sample size: 30 mL $4.35
Pros: This lotion is very lightweight and soaks into the skin quickly. It also smells fresh, but not overpowering.
Cons:I have been receiving lotion in most of my previous boxes and I have way more than I need. This lotion will be regifted to someone else.
Available at Sephora and http://www.sephora.ca
Elizabeth Arden: Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant (50 mL $21)
Sample size: 5 mL $2.10
Pros:This product is not very oily and it soaks into the skin quickly. I used it on my cuticles and it softened them up nicely to do a manicure.
Cons: This cream smells slightly like medical ointment, which I didn’t really enjoy.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, and Rexall.
China Glaze: Nail Lacquer (14 mL $10)
Pros:My favourite thing about this nail polish is that it only needed one coat to be opaque. It also dried fairly quickly and it includes a hardener, which is something that I need for my nails.
Cons: The colour of this nail polish is not one that I would choose. It comes of as a dull gray with a purple hue. It also doesn’t last very long, the nail polish was chipping within a couple of days of wear.
Available at professional nail salons.
The total retail price for the products in this month’s box is about $26.68