TOPBOX - October 2016
Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 50 lotion
Outsmart pollution. Outsmart the sun. Outsmart visible aging.
The first-of-its-kind skin shield to combine pollution and UVA/UVB UV protection with a our DNA Enzyme Complex™ to strengthen skin. Its essential daily formula helps keeps skin hydrated, protected and youthful-looking now and overtime.
I don't really buy in to the whole block all the sun you can from all of your skin idea. I don't want to "Outsmart the sun." I believe that we need sun. I would, personally, rather have my body produce natural Vitamin D, instead of trying to stave off a deficiency with synthetic vitamins. However, everyone has their own opinion, and I'm just expressing mine. If you prefer to use a sunscreen at all times, I have heard good things about this particular one. It does contain a very slight tint to it, which should help make the flashback in flash photo's back off...but there isn't enough pigment in it to give you any coverage or anything. It's really just to assist in flash photography. This sunscreen is very silicone-y, so keep that in mind if you do like that or don't. There is fragrance added to this formula, although, it is a fair ways down the list.
I did test this out on my hand, and it does not, whatsoever, feel greasy. It also leaves the skin quite smooth looking, because of all that silicone. It almost seems more like a silicone primer than a sunblock.
Jor'el Parker Fango Mud Therapy
Reveal your best skin from head to toe with our Fango Mud Therapy. Blended with moisturizing Sweet Almond and nourishing Avocado oils, along with rejuvenating Green Tea antioxidants and exfoliating Volcanic Ash minerals, our Fango Mud intensely hydrates, protects and deep cleanses your skin. Bring out your body’s sparkling natural luster and tone with Fango Mud. Sulfate-Free + Paraben-Free. 100% Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free.
The fourth ingredient is denatured alcohol...I won't be testing this out, because of that fact.
Jor'el Parker Fango Mud Therapy Ingredients: water (aqua), kaolin, bentonite (healing clay mud), propylene glycol (food grade), alcohol denat., magnesium aluminum silicate, phenoxyethanol, prunus amygdalus dulcis (organic sweet almond) oil, xanthum gum, persea gratissima (organic avocado) oil, fragrance/parfum, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77510), gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen) leaf extract, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, calendula officinalis (pot marigold) flower extract
Revlon Professional Equave Hydro Nutritive Detangling Conditiner
Instant leave-in detangling conditioner.
A light two-phase formula that instantly detangles the hair and leaves it moisturized, soft and shiny. Repairs the capillary structure of dry and damaged hair. The upper phase cares for and protects the external part of the hair. The lower phase revitalizes, hydrates and nourishes.
The new keratin-enriched formula:
Give hair vitality.
Help improve the texture of the hair.
The instant result: hair is soft, manageable and full of vitality.
Available in 50ml, 200ml and 500 ml.
This is chalk full of silicone. I will not be testing this on my own hair because of that fact. I will, however, test this, at some point, on extensions or a wig and report back.
Equave Hydro Nutritive Detangling Conditioner Ingredients: Aqua (Water) (Eau), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Disiloxane, Disodium EDTA-Copper, Polyquaternium-6, Polyquaternium-16, Lactic Acid, PhenylTrimethicone, Dimethiconol, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, CocodimoniumHydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Benzophenone-4, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, CI19140 (Yellow5).
eyeko LONDON Fat Eye Stick
Claims: An innovative chubby eye liner which creates the perfect smoky eye. Highly pigmented, Fat Eye Stick Smoke can be used to line, shade and define the eyes and has a retractable formula for effortless application and precision. The smoky charcoal shade will add a touch of glamour to your eye makeup and is the ideal colour for the iconic smoky eye.
The next subscription box that sends me another eyeko fat eye stick gets cancelled. That is all.
doucce MAXLASH VOLUMIZER MASCARA
I ordered the $10 Beauty Surprise for October 2016. I got a very disappointing non-waterproof mascara that I can't make use of. I've gotten many samples of this particular mascara over the years from different subscription boxes/bags. I have tried it before, it just does nothing for my lashes and it doesn't even play well with a heated lash curler. It retails for approximately $22.00 USD, so the value is there, if this would happen to be a product that you would enjoy.
Oh well. 10 bucks down the drain.
This month's Topbox had an approximate retail value of $32.60 CAD after current conversion rates. The bag, alone, was a big ol' flop for me this month. And an even huger flop when you consider the Beauty Surprise as well. I will be using absolutely nothing from this month's subscription. I do hope this month was better for you! I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.
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