I really like that the TopBox Subscription Box is Canadian so it is in Canadian dollars with shipping that doesn’t have to cross a border and take several weeks.
Each month before the TopBox subscription box is shipped out you are sent an email asking a few questions. One of the questions is if you would like to substitute the regular packaging for an organza bag, another question is if you would like to substitute the regular monthly subscription box for one of the limited edition boxes being offered and the other question is if you would like to add a $10.00 beauty surprise to your month’s box. I stuck with the original packaging and the original TopBox monthly subscription box for my first time but I did add the $10.00 beauty surprise. I liked being given all of the options.
Boo Bamboo Hair Strengthening Shampoo and Strengthen and Shine Conditioner – 15ml each
Both the shampoo and the conditioner are paraben & DEA free, Cruelty Free and Vegan. The shampoo is also Sulphate Free.
My hair is colour treated and fine plus it is very picky, therefore it gets both dry and knotted easily. Unfortunately, both happened when I used this shampoo & conditioner. Both products smelled really good but my hair is just a mess right now and it has always been so picky about what product I use.
Make-up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation – 5ml
This foundation was created for high definition film and television and is medium coverage. When I first applied it I thought it looked a bit cakey on my face but several hours later when I had a chance to look in the mirror again, it looked good and not at all cakey, it didn’t provide any moisturizing though. I couldn’t tell you if I looked flawless or anything but I liked this foundation as long as you don’t need that added moisturizing.
BV spa Body Lotion – 30ml
Amongst other ingredients, this lotion contains jojoba & sunflower oil and is apparently a lightly whipped body lotion. I like the smell of it but I found it was runny and I didn’t feel my skin was moisturized after using it. I have dry skin though and I generally need a thicker lotion.
Delectable by Cake Everything Balm – 7ml
A beauty balm that can be used all-over, is petrolatum, cruelty, paraben and phthalate free, yes please! I really love ‘it’s a slice’ body mousse and shower gel by Cake but I just didn’t like this lotion. I applied it to my feet after my shower and then had to wash my hands four times to get it all off. I shower every day and two days after applying the lotion, my feet still felt slippery in the shower. I’m not fond of anything that coats to that extend. My feet didn’t feel as dry but that only lasted until the lotion was gone and I wasn’t slipping around anymore in the shower.
$10 Bonus Beauty Surprise to Box
Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Eyeshadow Palette
I didn’t know what to expect for the $10.00 bonus to the September subscription box but this large, eyeshadow palette was a great surprise gift. There are 20 different shades in a variety of textures, from matte to glittery. I like all the different colours and the pigmentation is quite dark. I did not appreciate the lack of an applicator of any type but I still like the eyeshadow palette.
Unilever Free Box
What a great addition to the September box, there was a huge assortment of products. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wipes, hand lotion, lip therapy, deodorant, and serum, sea salt spray & foam mousse for the hair. Everything was covered.