Friday, November 16, 2012

Topbox November 2012 edition review!

My Topbox just arrived right now- around 6pm!
Somehow the postal service around here has been all changed around. I kind of wish I had a video camera or tripod to do a "live unboxing" but for now some quick pictures will have to do!

Topbox contents Nov 2012!

Description card about the products.

I did not take a look yet to see what other people have received in hope of being nicely surprised this month.
Overall pleased with the contents so far...

What was in my November Topbox?

*China Glaze nail laquer in EXOTIC ENCOUNTERS! (full size product 14ml, value $10-12.00).
China Glaze is a very good brand of nail polish. I'm very pleased to see this in my box .
The shade I got can be described as a dark teal blue and has a cream finish- so no shimmer at all.
I really like this colour and do not own anything like it.
Giving my nails a bit of a break, will try this later during the week!

*I really liked the China Glaze nail laquer.Depending on the light source the polish went from looking like a dark turquoise shade to a more army green look.
The polish did chip easily without a topcoat,but I am also hard on my nails. The polish was also easy to apply and was not streaky or too thin like some brands I've tried that seemed almost "watery".
In the future I will definitely buy more China Glaze brand product. The price is very affordable too!

*Cuccio Naturale hand and body butter in "pomegranate and fig". (sample tube 9.24g or .33oz, value $1.00/ Full size 240g, $18.95).
I have not heard of this brand before. My first impression is how TINY the sample tube is for a body "butter". Considering this is supposed to be for anywhere on your body, this is a small amount to try out.
At least it is better than a foil packet.
Upon opening the tube I noticed the "butter" is quite thin and more like a lotion- when I think of body butter it is usually a much thicker consistency. I also do not really smell the pomegranate part and only really smell the strong "fig" or green scent. The product did absorb quickly into my hands and that is nice.
I'll have to try out this product a bit more to give a better opinion. Usually I like fragrance free items on my hands though...

*MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes eyeliner. (sample size 0.7g, around 1/2 reg product, value $10.00/ full size pencil is--- , value $20.00).
The shade that I was sent is 10 a black! I have never tried  MUFE eye pencils,but do use their blush and foundation- so I'm sure this a high quality item too.

*Roberto Cavalli eau de parfum (5ml deluxe size, value $8.00/ full size 50ml, $80).

I really like the box the perfume came in- it really reminds me of the designer's style.
It also made me think this EDP would be quite floral and strongly scented (and I was correct about that).
The floral scent of this is too much for me, but if you do like strong floral scents, you might enjoy this.
Most of my perfumes are either green/fresh or more fruity. I could actually picture the girls on Jersey Shore wearing this perfume to go out.
Still it is nice to try different perfumes or else I might always be stuck on the same five scents....

Thoughts on the November Topbox:

The value of this box is aprox $31.00. My cost for the box was $10 (and has now gone up to $12.00).
I like that the brands in Topbox are reputable and known companies (and some new ones too).
The full size nail polish and the eyeliner were my favorite items from this box.
I am still very pleased and am keeping this subscription.

Have you tried any of the products in this box? Very curious what are people's thoughts on these...


  1. I didn't like my box, yours is awesome, I got 22.

    new follower, follow back?

  2. I wish I had gotten the Hand and body butter! I got a few different things.
    BTW: I'm having another giveaway!

  3. This was a pretty nice box! I got the same things except my CG shade was "I Herd That."