Between a computer that completely stopped working and refuses to turn on and a hand injury preventing me from typing-I am behind on everything that I usually do.
In the July 2012 Topbox the items that were received were:
*China Glaze nail laquer in BLUE SPARROW (neon).
This was a full size item (14ml) and sells for $10-12 at professional nail salons.
The product cards stated that this was a "personalized shade" and I find that kind of hard to believe- being in my 30's I would not be choosing a bright blue nail polish. Not a good look for job hunting or if you work in an office.
So far I have tried the China Glaze polish a few times- it does not seem to wear very well on my nails.
I tried using a Essie base coat and matte top coat and that did make my polish last 3 days tops without chipping.
Also tried just a base coat and no top coat and after not even a day my polish was chipped.
One very different characteristic I noticed of this polish is that it dries with a matte look. Not really something I expected. But still a interesting and different look.
Overall the China Glaze polish seems decent and I will probably pick up another one just to see if the quality is better.
*Nume Style Hydro Punch Hydrating Shampoo.
This shampoo sample came in a tube that is 20ml, the full size of the product is 250ml and sells for $24.99)
The value for the shampoo is around $3.
*Finally got around to trying the Nume shampoo!
The shampoo is quite liquid an d a translucent pearly kind of colour. There was some foam- not tons,but washing my hair a second time there was more foam.
My hair was nicely untangled just from the shampoo,but I still need some conditioner. I did get a sample tube of the Nume conditioner a few months ago from a sample service.
My only issue is that it would have been nice to try BOTH shampoo and conditioner together to see how they work. If this brand had a travel kit with small sizes I would love to get my hands on one!
**With the Topbox there was also a $100 coupon for the NuMe hair appliances.
I see those coupons everywhere and already own professional hair tools..so it would have to be a great sale to get me to consider more styling tools.
*Pure+Simple : Calming Cucumber Mask
The mask came in a 20ml pump bottle and the full size of the mask is a 50ml jar.
The value for this mask is around $12.50.
Usually I do not go for moisturizing masks, but this one is very lovely!
I really like how it can be used for sensitive skin and the website also says you can use it as a overnight mask and a eye treatment!
The mask has a gel texture and a very light cucumber smell that disapears a bit too quickly (for my liking).
I thought this mask was great for releiving sunburn and dry summer skin and plan on purchasing the full size of this item.
The only thing I did not like is the sample comes in a great pump bottle,but then the actual product is in a jar.
I like the pump bottle better as it seems more hygienic and keeps the product fresher.
*Sampar Essentials Ultra Hydrating Fluid.
This face cream sample came in a foil packet that was 2ml of product. I received 2 of the packets so it is worth $6.40.
The full size of the cream is 50ml and sells for $80.
I have heard of this brand but not tried any of their line yet.
|Product Info July 2012|
|Product Info July 2012|
Overall I am pleased with the Topbox for July 2012.
Will add more text later today........