All of my subscriptions have come in over the last 2 days so it’s a super exciting time for me. 😄 Sometimes I wish they would come more spread out throughout the month because then the excitement could last all month long!
What is it? Topbox
How much is it? $12 CAD per month (plus tax)
Ships to? Canada
Shipping costs? Free
What’s inside? 4 deluxe sample or full size beauty products
Pureology Serious Colour Care Fullfyl Shampoo + Conditioner
It’s always nice that Topbox will send out the conditioner to go with the shampoo and vice versa. You really get a feel for the line when you can try both at the same time. These are for colour treated hair, which I have, so that’s perfect. I think it might also be volumizing because it says it’s for “density and texture” and it looks and feels like more hair with use of the system (shampoo, conditioner and a densifying spray). They are 100% vegan which is cool and they smell pretty. I’m looking forward to giving these a whirl!
Retail Value: $7.57 CAD for 50 ml for shampoo (full size is $37.85 for 250 ml) / $8.11 CAD for 50 ml for conditioner (full size is $40.55 for 250 ml)
Pur-lisse Prevent Blue Lotus + Seaweed Treatment Sheet Mask
This is a mask that I have received a million times from various subscription boxes, beauty kits, etc. although it has been awhile since I got one. My last one was indeed from Topbox but I really like them so I don’t mind getting more. Pur-lisse has two different types, both of which I’ve used, but I don’t remember much difference between them. They both felt very moisturizing and brightening.
Retail Value: $10.82 CAD (full size)
China Glaze Nail Lacquer
This is in the shade “My Sweet Lady.” I don’t know what it is about light pink nail polish but it’s just not for me. I love the colour pink so I don’t know why but I just don’t gravitate towards this shade of nail colour. I might try using it as an accent nail colour to see if I like it used in that way!
Retail Value: $8.25 CAD (full size)
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
I just finished up a little jar like this and I thought it was the same product but it was actually the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator. I really liked that stuff and you’ll see it in my next empties post! The two products seem very similar so I think I’ll like this one, too. They’re both a cream-gel consistency but this one actually seems more appropriate for my skin type. Sephora includes oily and combination under the skin types it’s good for.
Retail Value: $6.44 CAD for 7 ml (full size is $46 for 50 ml)
Total Retail Value: $41.19 CAD
Bonus Item: Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-in Whitening Pen
Topbox has been awesome for sending out complimentary items with our boxes lately! This is the third month in a row. I’ve used this toothbrush for 2 days now. The whitening pen is very cool! It’s easy to use and I’m noticing a difference already. My only issue with this bonus is that it expires this June. I imagine that is why they sent this batch out as free samples and I can’t complain because it was indeed free. But I thought I would let you guys know to use it up ASAP! Even if I don’t get to finish it up by the end of the month, at least I got to try it for free and now I know I like it so I can buy one myself in store. 🙂
Final Thoughts? It’s funny because when I first look at the retail value, it seems low but then I have to shake my head because it’s actually more than 3 times what I paid! So when you think of it that way, it puts it into perspective. I think I’m so used to seeing around a $60-$70 value from Ipsy but I have to remember that Ipsy also costs more.
I think I got a really good bag this month! I get to try a new shampoo/conditioner, I got a sheet mask that I know I love and will use, and I got a new moisturizer that I’m really excited to try. The only miss is the nail polish but that’s only because of my preference of colours. And I got a bonus item so that makes up for it!
I can’t wait to start seeing your Topbox unboxing posts! Until then…