I’m so late to this, I know, but why not join in the fun of monthly makeup subscription boxes, and share them on the blog. I love the concept of these, if you aren’t familiar you subscribe for a small monthly fee, and receive a box in the mail each month. There are ones for makeup, for kids, for men, for clothes, for just about everything, and they of course range in prices from $10, upwards of $40 or $50 for some of the bigger ones that offer full size products.
For my first subscription, I wanted to make sure I was receiving products I could actually use. I chose Topbox because they offer a beauty profile to help make sure the products you get are geared towards you. It isn’t a perfect system, but for only $12 a month, you can’t really complain much.
Topbox offers 4 samples, and you are given the chance to switch to a more valuable box, usually with full sized items, but I believe they pick those at random. And when you are sent your shipping notice, you can check the reference number to see which box you are being sent. I have flipped through the #topbox on Instagram, and am pretty pleased with what I received compared to the other boxes they sent out this month. Though being picked
If you are curious about it, leave me a comment and I can send you an invite! It’s one of the more affordable subscriptions, and has free shipping! Keep in mind that if you sign up, it renews each month automatically, though you can cancel anytime.
Here is my March 2015 Topbox (B7)
Eyeko Hydrogel Eye Patch – sample size 1 set of patches, value $4.50
I’m curious about this one, and will give it a try for sure! I have dark circles and tired eyes, though not super puffy, but they could still use some help. It promises to leave your skin hydrated and firm, so we shall see.
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Eye Gel – sample size 5ml, value $16
I guess they know I have 3 kids that tire me out and keep me up all night! Another eye product, but that’s ok. I love a good eye cream, so I’m excited about this eye gel. It might seem like a small tube, but I’m sure you only need a tiny bit, so this one should last a long time! This one works on dark circles and puffiness, as well as fine lines. I’m a sucker for trying out these higher end products, but never willing to shell out the full price, so I’m pretty excited to have received a couple of brands like this one. Sometimes the scents are a little strong on these kinds of brands, so we will see if this gel bothers me at all.
Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Cream – sample size 15ml, value $28
Another higher end brand, and a decent sized little pot too! This cream is meant for the entire face with promises of reducing the appearance of imperfections, pores looks tighter, and complexion more even. I usually try to use face creams with less, or more natural fragrances (currently I am obsessed with Burts Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream, which smells AMAZING). This one smells a little like perfume, so we will see if the scent bothers me after I try it. The packaging is super cute regardless, love the teal pot!
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in X-Ta-Sea – full size product, value $10
Who doesn’t love a free nail polish, and in this gorgeous purple shade! I’ve never tried China Glaze before, so I’m curious to see how it holds up compared to the brands I use. And even if it doesn’t stand up on my finger nails, since no polish ever does, it will be super cute on my toes. That’s if we ever get warm enough here in Ontario to wear sandals again!
A great first experience with Topbox, and subscription boxes in general. I’m sure there will be months where the products aren’t my favourite, but this month wasn’t bad at all. I love new nail polish colours, and am excited to try the other eye products and face cream too. And since the box only cost $12, and the total value is approximately $58, I can say that is a pretty good deal!
Now to try to not go and subscribe to all the other boxes out there!
Share in the comments if you have any subscriptions, and what you like or don’t like about the different ones!