Monday, February 18, 2013

Topbox - February Edition.

For February Topbox did something a little different.  If you recall, my January Topbox (along with everyone else) was a Prive box.  Well, this month they did a wishlist where you can choose a box containing Miracle 10 Skincare (cleanser, AHA cream, night cream, voucher for facial peel worth $125. Total value WITHOUT peel $45.60), Benefit (porefessional, benetint, dandelion blush, dandelion gloss, facial cream, foil sample of fine one one. Total value $49.79), Lippy Girl (lip gloss, lip shimmer. Total value $25). If you didn't receive one of these you would instead receive a regular (non Prive) Topbox. We got to see in advance what would be in each box, except the regular Topbox.

The only box I had selected for my wish list was Lippy Girl.  I didn't want the Benefit as I have the full sizes of the products. I didn't want the Miracle 10 since I have WAY too much skincare to go through. I really like Lippy Girl and even though the value was lower, I thought I would enjoy it the most.  Alas, even though I selected that box and I know it wasn't a popular choice, I still received a regular Topbox.  I was a bit disappointed at first..but at the end of it all, I'm really happy with my box, it was a good value with good product! 

B.Kamins - Nutrient Replacement Cream Kx. Full size: 45g - $152. Sample size: 15g - $50.67

Wow, what a value! I knew that B.Kamins products were expensive and I knew that this was a generous sample, but I definitely didn't think the value would be that high.  I really like the brand, so I am looking forward to trying it.  I have a lot of other things that I have ahead of it to use before they expire so it may be a bit until I get to it.  Unless it's a miracle though, I probably wouldn't buy cream this expensive when there are really good inexpensive options out there. I am really excited about the product though!

KMS California - Freeshape quick blow dry. Full size: 200ml - $18.75. Sample size: 30ml - $2.81.

These are the types of products I really like! I would love to try this immediately...however I just started using CoolWay, so I don't really want to  be adding this to my routine at the moment as I'm really trying to get a feel for that system.  This is an item I could fall in love with though! :) If you have tried it, let me know how it worked for you! We could all use to save time for blow drying!

Make Up Forever - Pro Finish powder foundation in 118 Neutral Beige. Full size: 10g - $42. Sample size: 2g - $8.40.

I've seen this reviewed on a couple blogs and they've been good reviews!  I've been actually dying to try this particular product and I'm super excited that it came in my Topbox!  I think the colour may be a little dark for me.  I'm sure they sent out the most popular seller.  However, I do know this colour will work for me in the summer months.  That said, I'm going to go ahead and try it some weekend and I may be surprised by it the way I surprised with my beige Hello Flawless powder foundation!  I've also never tried anything by MUFE so this is really exciting for me!

A look at the inside. You can see that it looks a little on the dark side.  So cute that the powder came with a little mini sponge.  I would say the pan is about the size of an average single shadow. It has a really nice satiny texture.

Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Ray of Light. Full size: 15ml - $20.

Okay, so it's super exciting receiving a DL in a beauty box!! I am super happy with this product, however I was hoping for the red that some other girls received.  Don't get me wrong...I *love* this colour, however I did purchase this particular from the Topbox boutique when they had a deal with the mascara.  I emailed them to see if I can exchange it and they will send me the other shade in my March box, so I'm really excited and just thrilled with the Topbox customer service!

It is a beautiful deep indigo colour with red/gold/green holographic flakes.

There you have it! That's the whole box.  Definitely a step in the right direction after some of the mediocre past boxes. I don't know yet how long I'll stay with Topbox as I'm really focusing on whittling it down to 3 but as of this year it's been a harder one to let go of!  The total value of the February box is $81.88! Wow!

Which box did you get? Were you happy with it?

I hope you all had a great weekend (long weekend?)! I've started Clean Eating again this morning so I may throw in some Health day blog posts! :)  Hey, our health is part of beauty right?

XO
~A

12 comments:

  1. Wow! crazy price for the face cream. I wouldnt even try it! If I liked it I would be SCREWED!! But I am all over that full sized lippmann. It boggles my mind that they put a foundation colour in though. That one comes in TWENTY FIVE Shades. Now lets assume that...... 75% of people could find A shade within the range (cant work for everyone!). That means that say....... 3% of the population will fit into that specific shade. BAH! I am glow in the dark. It would in no way work for me. Sorry. Rant over!

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    1. Yeh the cream is ridiculous, but the lippmann is great...too bad I had that colour! The foundation thing too...and it's a GOOD foundation. It's one of those high end products that if they work well you would buy because it's worth it. I wish they would have customized a bit more, because even this colour is a bit dark for me...maybe summer.

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  2. Oh the nail polish looks so cool. AND MUFE? This a great 'regular' box. I wouldn't have been unhappy if I got it :)

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    1. Yes, I wound up being happy. But, after I tore of the packaging I was disappointed to see the regular box. I felt like I was shafted. ha

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  3. oh whaaaat you are the first person that i know that didnt receive one of your selections!
    but i have to agree that this regular box is actually quite fantastic! that's great that they would be exchanging your polish for you!

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    1. I know..so weird! Even weirder that they had enough left over of the Lippy Girl that it was a March choice! :S They really do have great customer service, because they didn't have to do that with the polish!

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  4. Oh my! I really like what you got in your February topbox. I am going to be receiving my first box in March! You have a great blog. Subscribed!

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    1. Thank you for coming by!! I LOVE your nail designs! :o

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  5. So jealous of the DL nail polish! :D

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    1. It's super pretty...such a bummer I got the dupe, though!

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