Topbox December 2014 & Advent Day 13

opbox is a Canadian beauty subscription that ships you 4 samples every month.  The shipping is free, which is nice, but there is tax based upon your province.  This still makes it one of the cheapest boxes out there at $12 per month.  Topbox normally comes is a cardboard container but you can chose to receive your products in a reusable organza bag for even less waste, which is my choice.  They also offer special boxes that you can put on your wish list and you may get them or you’ll get the regular box.

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I like the bag option as I can then put my samples back into it to store or hold anything else I feel like in them.  The info card tells you what you got and where to purchase it.

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Eslor Introductory Collection-4x5mL $18.00

I put the value of this kit as an approximate value based on the fact that I can buy a trial kit with 15mL samples for $55 off the website.  This sample pack contains Soothing refiner & cleanser, Botanical peeling gel, Chlorophyll lifting mask, and Firming collagen day cream.  While I’m sure there are some who will be upset to have received foil packet samples, these are larger and more full then a single use so I think it’s a good sample.  This is another one of those products I’m glad to try as paying over $50 for a tub of moisturizer is just not going to happen unless I win the lottery.



Marsk Natural Mineral Eyeshadow in Black Comedy-1.2g $22.50 Full Size

I like mineral makeup but I’m not too sure what I’m going to do with black eye shadow.  Grey I can work with but this is a really dark colour.  It can by used wet so I guess I could put it to work as an eyeliner.  This one is not going to the top of the list of favourite things.


ME MAXeffects Naturals Eye & Face Makeup Remover Plus Toner-$0.50

This is a non-rinsing makeup remover.  The sample is really small so it might give you a couple days worth of product.


Kinetics Nail Polish in Ice Smoothie-$12.00 Full Size

This polish is nice and thick so you only need one coat for good color coverage.  However I have now received a nail polish in each of my Topbox shipments and wish they would change it up.  It is forcing me to go through my polish stash and get rid of some I’ve had since high school.

While this box had a value of $53.00 and I only paid $13 with taxes I’m not all that thrilled.  I am actually thinking I may give up Topbox if it doesn’t start making me happier, even though I want to support it since it is one of the few boxes that is Canadian.  Their collaboration boxes are great so maybe I need to just pick those up when they pu them out instead of the monthly box.

If you’re interested in joining please send me a message and I can shoot you a link or you can visit

On day 13 of my advent calendar journey I received,

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Vitamin E Moisture Cream and Posietint Lip and Cheek Stain. I have used other Body Shop moisturizers and like them a lot so I’m happy to give this one a try.  As for the stain, I did use the other one I received a few days ago and it went well so I’m hoping this one can be as painless to use. It seems really pink though and it’s not sheer in the tube like the Benetint so it might be interesting.  I have no favorite today but like both items so feel good about it.


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