Friday, 11 May 2012

TOPBOX - May 2012

I have never made it a secret that I think TOPBOX is the best Canadian beauty box. They always ship on time, they have amazing customer service, they are fairly priced and their samples are consistently top notch. For those of you who do not know, Topbox is a monthly beauty box. It is $10 + tax, and every month they send you a package with 4-5 luxury product samples to try.
This is my first ever Topbox! I have been on the waiting list since January 2012, and I jumped for joy when I got my notice that I would be receiving May's topbox! I was really surprised at how small the topbox tube is! It makes Glossybox look huge! I love the Glossybox boxes, but this little tube is also very pretty and will do well for storage. It is about the same size as a can of Pringles. My topbox came very well packaged- anything breakable was wrapped in dark purple tissue paper inside the tube.
 My topbox came LOADED and I mean, absolutely loaded with amazing goodies. 
Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Whatever Lola Wants - a pearly dusty  rose colour that is perfect for Spring! 
ORLANE First Time Fighting Care Eye Contour

Expressions Bronzing Powder Brush
COVER FX ClearPrep FX anti-shine primer 
In my May Topbox I received:
Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Whatever Lola Wants (full size/15ml) (retails for $20.00)
COVER FX ClearPrep FX anti-shine primer (7 ml) (full size retails for $39.00/30ml)
ORLANE Anagenese 25+ First Time-Fighting Care Eye Contour (2 ml) (full size retails for $75.00/15ml)
Expressions Bronzing Powder Brush (full size) (retails for $25.00)
+ a bonus voucher for a free Deborah Lippmann nail file from Holt Renfrew
This box has a value of around $65.00! It only cost me $10.00 - WHAT a great deal. I am beyond excited about the Deborah Lippmann nail polish (I've never owned a polish by her- too pricey!), and the Expressions bronzing brush as well! The CoverFX primer product is perfect for me- it is meant for acne prone skin and it is a very generous sample size which should last me a decent amount of time. I have been eyeing the CoverFX concealer for a while now after reading good reviews, so I am happy to get to try something by the brand. I am also excited about the ORLANE eye care that is meant for people in my age range- basically, this box is filled with amazing samples that I will definitely use. I couldn't have wished for a better first Topbox.
Topbox always sends out quality samples- not drugstore brands or other less than impressing things (Glymm could learn from them). Topbox is currently on a 5-6 month waiting list, so if you are at all interested in getting a subscription you should go to their website and get on the wait list today! 
--S


If you want to get a beauty box subscription NOW and not wait 5-6 months for a Topbox, I strongly recommend Glossybox- I have some reviews of their boxes, check it out here

48 comments:

  1. Wow! That is an amazing box! I am constantly so disappointed by Luxe Box, I can't wait until my subscription ends. I'm really loving Top Box and GlossyBox!

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    1. yes I was literally smiling from ear to ear as I continued to pull things out of the topbox tube! I couldn't be happier.

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  2. This box looks amazing!! If there wasn't such a long wait for TopBox I would definitely subscribe. I am waiting for my Glymm Box to come (got the tracking email today) and my first GlossyBox!!

    I am thinking that for my first giveaway on my blog I am going to make it like these subscription services and make what you are going to get a surprise...what do you think??

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    1. well get on the waitlist, Chelsey! Then whenever your time to get a subscription comes up, you can always cancel another box and start receiving lovely topboxes instead! I had said I would only subscribe to Glossybox until my Topbox subscription got filled but I am finding it hard to cancel Glossybox now- it has too much good full-sized products lately!
      I think that is a unique idea for a giveaway and people would really like it!

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  3. :O That is the best beauty box I have ever seen!

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    1. I am so happy, you have no idea! Such a great value. They're amazing.

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  4. i got the same box as you ^^ im gonna post my review later today. honestly, topbox and glossybox are my favorite!! i still have subscriptions to luxe box and glymm but those are ending in august!

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    1. yes I am so happy with my first topbox! Glossybox has been doing better for themselves but I love how Topbox is punctual (and cheaper!). Topbox also has thus far had a much better variety in brands that they feature in their boxes.

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  5. Umm excuse me! That is a fantastic box! The best I've ever seen.. I mean a Deborah Lippmann nail polish!! And that bronzing brush looks beautiful! That CoverFX sample is great as well I got one from Sephora but had to use 100 points! Jeez girlie your lucky! I got an email saying my first one will be in September :( Officially jealous!!
    xox

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    1. I know, I would've been blown away by just getting the Deborah Lippmann polish, but then they added in 3 other completely amazing samples on top of it! September isn't that far off :)

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  6. Love it. I'm super jealous of that bronzing brush!!

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    1. I know I love getting new brushes! Getting them for 'free' is even better ;)

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  7. That looks like good stuff! Can't wait to see the Lippmann swatched!

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    1. I swatched it and its very sheer, almost more of a topcoat.

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  8. AH! That IS a fantastic box!!!!!!!!! You're making me want to subscribe ASAP but I promised the husband to take it easy on beauty products :(

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    1. well if you got on the wait list now you wouldn't get one til September or later anyway, so maybe by that time your hubby wouldn't mind? ;)

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  9. Canada seriously has the best sample boxes IMO. A deb lippmann polish is so cool super jealous! I just signed up yesterday for the glossybox that has come to the states.

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    1. yes your glossybox is mad expensive! ours is only 15/month and I read that the USA glossybox is going to be 21/month! you should revolt against the high price! lol.

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  10. wow that's one impressive box. I didn't know the waiting list has been that long. Maybe I should put myself on the list now.

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    1. yes you might as well- even if you decide not to enroll, it doesn't hurt to be on the waitlist ;)

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  11. That's an amazing box!! The only beauty box I am subscribed to is Luxe Box and although I lovve it, I think top Box is right up there as well:)

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    1. yes topbox is so great! I think Luxe has a very loyal fan base, but I find I'm usually not blown away by the loosebutton boxes.

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  12. WOW! That's awesome! I need to swap out my Glymm & Luxe Boxes for this one! :)

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    1. I went to dollarama and bought some of those pretty gem stickers you featured in your recent post!! they're so pretty and cheap.

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  13. I love monthly subscribtions. How fun! Thanks for sharing it on Naptime Review. Hope you link up something fabulous next week as well. New follower!

    http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com/

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    1. I definitely will! and thanks for following <3

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  14. I am super-impressed with this box! Thanks for your review - I won't get my first Topbox until next month and now I can't wait!!!

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    1. ooh I can't wait for next months either- and I am also anxiously awaiting my Julep mystery box and my Glossybox!

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  15. That looks amazing!!! I can see why you always rave about top box! I am on the wait list...but I can't wait! Those are all products I would be happy to receive/use! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. ooh well I hope your time comes soon! Topbox is always impressive :)

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  16. I got the same box as you and finally a Lippman to call my own!! It was such a good box!! So pleased!

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    1. yes I swatched the polish and it is gorgeous on the nail! very happy with it.

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  17. am i going to regret unsubscribing!? lol

    Samantha

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    1. haha I saw that you get this months though, right? You might just regret it, but you can live vicariously through my posts ? :D

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  18. holy........ you def scored BIG on this on STEPH! amazing!!

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    1. I know right? Topbox is too good to us!

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  19. holy crapola!!!!! you scored big!!! I hope that my top box is that awesome! I tried VERY hard not to read this post because I didn't want to spoil my surprise, but I'm glad that I did!!!! :)

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    1. haha awww yes I know, I can never wait- I always want spoilers!! I would rather know in advance what I'm getting, I'm the type of girl who reads the last chapter of a book first!! lol

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  20. I love Topbox and this month was fantastic. I got everything you did apart from the brush mine was a foundation brush. This is by far one of the best boxes we get on a monthly bases.

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    1. yes they really did out-do themselves this month! topbox is amazing !!

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  21. great review, I got this same box as well. I had a subscription for Luxe but had to give that up, due to the repeat samples and late delivery. They are also a bit more expensive than TopBox. Love the fact that TopBox seems so organized, they are on top of their Facebook page, they answer emails and every month they are the first box to be delivered.

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    1. yes, they are such a great company, they really have their act together (unlike ALL the other Canadian beauty boxes!!). that is why I rate them as the best, even if sometimes other boxes have slightly more impressing samples-- Topbox is consistently great.

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  22. Fantastic!! I just ordered my first dl nail polish from ebay at the discounted price of 17 bucks. *sigh* I really wanted it.

    I've been on the wait list since February and they told me I should expect my first box in September...7 months?!

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    1. waaah that is so far away! it is a problem because hardly anyone cancels their subscriptions because topbox ROCKS!! so it's a waiting game for current subscribers to cancel, I guess?

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    2. Yep, I guess so. No harm in sitting on a wait list though, right? I'm already subscribed to everything else lol. I hope nothing else comes out. :S

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  23. Do you actually have to sign up and give your credit card number in order to be on the waitlist? That's stopped me in the past.

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  24. I am on the waiting list too.. Love your box!! I am waiting for my first glossy box for May and here it is almost the end of the month and no sign that it has been shipped. It seems that topbox is much more organized as most people wouldn't even bother to wait!!

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  25. I'm still on the wait list for Top box but get glymm (which I just cancelled), glossy, luxe and julep maven (a nail polish box from the states) and it seems that all the may Top Box reviews that I've read are exactly the same--do they not personalize the products at all?

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