Good evening! I'm going to try to whip through my November boxes over the next few days! Hopefully, December stuff will soon start rolling in. I'm still waiting for my November Starbox though. *tear*
Anyways, this is my second topbox and another disappointment. The disappointment wasn't in the contents but what happened to my package! As soon as I came to the post office my post mistress warned me that my box smelled really bad. Yup..through everything you could smell it... so I opened it while I was there... this greeted me:
I was SO sad to see that a very pretty polish was spilled all over my tube. It smelled SOO bad! Just my luck..why do these things always happen to me? lol. It's probably a sign to stop buying so much beauty supplies! ;)
This is the card, I had to take a pic quick and toss it...I couldn't breathe.
Well, this is the contents of my box... how sad, eh?
The nail polish was actually a nice one. It's a China Glaze from the Safari Collection in a colour called "I Herd That."
I'm so sad that I for once got a decent colour in a box and it came to me this way! From what it looks like, it probably froze and then when it was brought into the warmth it expanded and the cap blew off! My theory is such because the bottle wasn't broken or anything. Maybe nail polish is a bad idea this time of year? I hope all my nail polish orders I made recently survive (Topbox, Loose Button, Glymm)
The poor brush was so sad that it tried to escape left...
RIP pretty polish... This at one point WAS valued at $10 and is a full size product.
The second item, luckily in a box was a sample of Benefit's They're Real! mascara. I'm super excited to try this one because I religiously use Benefit's Bad Gal lash. I have more bad gal lash at this point than I can ever use up. :S I always hear such great things about this, so it better live up! ;) I'm convinced it won't be better than it's cousin. It's a generous size, actually!
This sample is 3g valued at $10.24. Full size is 8.5g at $29.
Here are the stats on the mascara, interesting! If you use it...did you find it does what it claims?
The next item is a deluxe size sample of Vera Wang's Lovestruck in Floral Lush Perfume. Luckily, another item in a box that wasn't really affected! This has a really pretty floral scent...which is my fave. A super duper sweet smell. :) Obviously, they were listening to me in the survey. ;)
The full size bottle is $105 for 100ml. The sample is 4ml valued at $4.20.
Finally, the last item is a Pari Beauty lip paint. I can't see on the paper what the full size is..but I think it's $14. This looks like it may be a half size so I'll say it's $7. It's a very bold red that many people were unhappy about. I really like red..but not sure red is good in anything but a stick because you don't need it rubbing off on everything. That said...I tried to use a nail polish remover pad to get the polish off, nearly killed myself with all the smells between the remover and the polish... and all that wound up coming off is all the silver lettering and the band around the top. I'm not sure I'll be able to use this..it's in a ziploc bag fermenting in China Glaze's foul odour. :P
Full size $14. Estimated sample 1/2 size worth $7.
So, there you have it... what a bummer, eh? Otherwise it wouldn't have been such a bad box! I did email topbox and they said they would contact China Glaze to see if they could get me a replacement and send it in the December box. If it doesn't come...I'll cancel, because I can't be THAT disappointed 3 times in a row! I know that I'm probably not worth anything to them as a customer anyways considering I had to wait 8 months to get my first box! I'm sure the wait list is still just as long!
Anyways, I'm glad to get this one out of the way! ;) A chaotic post to end a chaotic day for me. I need a weekend NOW! lol
Have a good night!