TOPBOX - August 2016

TOPBOX - August 2016

TOPBOX - August 2016

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Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Brightening Night Capsules

Made in Italy


     Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Brightening Night Capsules are sold in bottles of 23.3 ml or 50 capsules for an approximate retail price of $105.00 CAD.  The six that I was sent hold an approx. retail value of $12.60 CAD.  

     These capsules can be found, in Canada, at Hudson’s Bay, London Drugs, Murale & Shoppers Drug Mart.  


Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer - Pore Minimizing

Made in Belgium


     Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer - the full size, (30 ml / 1 oz.), retails for approximately $50.00 CAD.  You can also purchase the travel size (15 ml / 0.50 oz.), for approx. $20.00 CAD...yes, you read that right...buying two travel size is cheaper than buying the full size.  

     I've been using this primer for what seems like forever.  It is my absolute, hands down, favourite pore filling primer.

     I was sent a deluxe sized sample (7 ml / 0.25 fl. oz) which has an approximate retail value of $11.69 CAD (based on the full size price).


Novex Deep Conditioning Hair Mask 100g / 3.5 oz.

Manufactured in Brazil


     Novex Argan Oil Deep Conditioning Hair Mask, seems to come in three sizes, ranging from approximately $6.99 to $16.99 USD.

     I was sent a sample size of 100g / 3.5 oz. which has an approx. retail value of $3.50 USD.

     I haven't tried this out yet.  I'll try to report back when I do give it a whirl.  It's really very thick in consistency and it smells like....conditioner.


Manna Kadar Beauty Bronzer Highlighter 3g / 0.105 oz

Made in PRC (People's Republic of China)


     Manna Kadar Beauty Bronzer Hightlighter retails for $21.00 USD.  Their site states can be used as a bronzer, hightlighter or an eyeshadow.  It also states Paraben free and cruelty free,  here: http://mannakadarcosmetics.com/collections/bronzer/products/radiance-bronzer-and-highlighter-duo  

     The texture is very soft and velvety and the undertones are warm.  I'll most likely use this more as an eyeshadow duo, but I'll give it a go as a bronzer/highlight, you never know until you try!

     I'm assuming that the full size was sent in my Topbox, but I'm not 100% sure, as the company's website does not list the weight of the product.

 Manna Kadar Beauty Bronzer Highlighter swatch (fluorescent light).

Manna Kadar Beauty Bronzer Highlighter swatch (fluorescent light).


     TOPBOX August 2016 has a total approximate retail value of $55.81 CAD (after current conversion rates).  

     We were also sent a complimentary free brow waxing & design (Reg. $15.50 CAD) with Caryl Baker Visage...however, it's only useful for those that have access to a Caryl Baker Visage within Ontario and Calgary.  So this holds zero value to me and most like to many people across Canada whom are subscribed to Topbox.

     Something like that promo card I don't necessarily think should be sent to everyone, but I'm not really sure how you could get around it.  It might be handy IF you happen to be visiting an area with access to a Caryl Baker, if you don't live near one.  I can only really speak for myself here, but I'm sure others would have zero use for such a promo, especially when it only applies to a small percentage of the Country.  If you do happen to use this promo for Caryl Baker, please share your experience!

   Did you receive Topbox for the month of August?  How was yours, did you like it?  I'd love to hear about it!



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