Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 2016 Topbox #Review

Today I received my first Topbox. 

If you're not familiar, Topbox is a Canadian monthly beauty subscription service, where you get 4 hand-picked deluxe samples delivered to your door for $12 per month plus taxes.

I always see people posting about their beauty boxes and I have to admit I envy the excitement of receiving a bag full of beauty products every month. And, the contents are a surprise, so it's kind of like getting a present in the mail every month.

It came packaged nicely in a reusable bag which is nice.

Let's see what came in my Topbox.

  • Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo in Seabuckthorn Berry- Sample size 21.3 grams
  • O.R.G Skincare Mineral Peel Face- Sample size 5ml
  • OFRA Lipliner in Wine- Full size
  • Doctor Babor Derma Cellular Collagen Booster Cream- Sample size 15ml

So, everything was sample size except for the lip liner. 

I am most excited about the Babor skin cream. I have heard about Babor skincare and believed it was a spa grade skincare line and the chart below confirms that.  I was disappointed that it's the size of an eye cream, but I'll probably get to use it for about a week and I'm still excited to use it. 

The O.R.G Mineral Peel comes in a little spray vial and looks like it will be a one use product (see pic below).

The lip liner is too dark for me so that was a bit of a bummer. I will be giving this item away.

The only item of any value to me is the 15ml Babor skin cream.

So, I would base the value of the box on what I got that I will use. Would I pay $13.56 for these items if it was offered to me in a store as a package? No

For more information on each product see the chart below. There are also some coupons at the bottom of this post. 

O.R.G Mineral Peel Face

I opened the O.R.G package to show you the product inside.

Although it was fun receiving this surprise bag of goodies in the mail and I'm fairly happy with this box, I have decided to cancel my subscription for a few reasons. For one, I have been collecting beauty products for decades now, so I don't want to add things to my collection that I don't really like or need and end up with a pile of items that just sit there. Plus, we can't specify colours that we don't like to wear, for example, if I were to get a red lipstick I would never wear it.

As much as a surprise in the mail every month is fun, I don't want to spend my money on things I wont use or don't need. I have been doing really well at consciously not purchasing things I don't really love or need. So, as much as I want to try new things, I need to be selective about what I purchase as I have been trying to declutter my life a bit.

Another way I determine whether this is a good value to me, is to ask myself - if this was sold in store for this price would I purchase it?

I think this is a great service for someone who is new to makeup, has a small collection, or has another makeup lover nearby to share their unwanted products with. 

If you'd like to subscribe to Topbox just click here.


What did you get in your Topbox?


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