Friday, September 21, 2012

Topbox September 2012 review!

Topbox is a monthly deluxe cosmetics subscription service where you receive 4 premium samples to try out.
Sometimes you luck out and get full size items too!
The cost for this "tube" is $10 per month and there is a waiting list for new subscriptions.

This is what I received in the September 2012 Topbox:

Sept 2012 Topbox info card!

*Benefit They're Real Mascara (3.0gram tube, value $10.00/full size 8.5g,full size $29).
I have not tried this mascara yet as I already have a couple tubes open.
Eventually I will get around to trying this.

*Balenciaga Paris: L'essence by Balenciaga Paris (4ml vial sample, value $9.00/full size 50ml,$110.00)
The description states this eau de parfum has notes of leather and violet.
This is an interesting scent and not too strong.I  smell the leather more than the violet part.
The result is not too overpowering and does smell different from other perfumes out there. You could wear this during the daytime and evening-anytime really.
I don't really go for floral scents,but will use this one up. Usually I like fresh green fragrances more (like Verbena, Green Tea).
The sample would have been nicer with a sprayer top.

*Philosophy Purity made simple one step facial cleanser (sample size 30ml bottle,value $4.50/full sizes 90ml $13/ 240ml $26)
I have used this cleanser in the past and it is nice.
Really reminds me of a high end version of Cetaphil or Spectro Gel cleansers.
This is good for removing your makeup, but I always feel like I need to use a foaming soap or cleanser afterwards.

*M. Asam Perfect Teint (sample size 5ml jar, value $4.20/ full size 50ml, $42.00)
This is a clear primer. In an earlier Topbox? (or maybe another subscription) I received the Magic Fini and that has a whipped texture and a light tint.
Perfect Teint is a clear product and it makes your pores look invisible.
I have not tried this yet during the day and will update with my results at a later time.

My thoughts on this months Topbox:

This months box has a value of $27.70.
That is a pretty good value as the cost of a Topbox is $10.00.

I would reccomend this box for people of any age who like to try new skin and beauty products before purchasing them.
So far Topbox has done a very good job of providing higher end samples that I may not be able to get my hands on as easily and also introduced me to many new brands like M. Asam.

1 comment:

  1. Hi There,
    I am following your blog! I can't wait to get my first Topbox next month! :)

    Have you entered my giveaway?