TOPBOX - February 2017
St. Tropica Coconut Oil Hair Mask
For STRONGER, THICKER, LUSTROUS Hair!
Instantly repairs hair damage from the inside-out
Helps stimulate hair growth
Revitalizes & strengthens dry or damaged hair
Locks-in moisture to help eliminate split ends and frizzy hair
PROVEN: Multiple Government-published studies: USA + Korea
NATURAL: Zero Chemicals, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, with No Additives, Stabilizers, Preservatives or Fragrances
ORGANIC: 100% of the ingredients are Certified USDA Organic
CRUELTY FREE: Certified Cruelty-Free with no animal testing
VEGAN: Certified Vegan with no animal-derived ingredients whatsoever
HIGHEST possible score (#1 out of 10) on the Skin Deep Database
PATENTED: Heating action in just 20 seconds
SAFE: Microwave or kettle safe, BPA-Free packet
YUMMY: Amazing unrefined tropical scent
INGREDIENTS: organic virgin coconut oil, organic biotin, organic horsetail, organic amla, organic hibiscus, organic green tea, organic coconut butter, organic coconut fruit extract.
I am diggin' this hair mask. I like the ingredients, I like the application, I like the result. I'm ordering some, definitely. This coconut oil based mask is sold in 3 packs for $15.00 USD, 6 packs for $27.00 USD or 12 packs for $48.00 USD.
Coconut oil is an oil that I regularly use for my hair, I just usually mix up my own concoction in an applicator bottle, but coconut oil is generally the base I use. However, these packs would still be nice to have on hand for those times that I'm either lazy and don't necessarily feel like mixing my own or if I just don't have the time to do so.
Each pack contains 1.50 oz / 42 g of product, which is more than enough, especially if you have shorter hair. It should also be enough if you have much longer hair as well. I can easily use just half a pack for my current hair length, but, I am only dealing with a short, full undercut at the moment.
Bella Aura - Daily Repair Moisturizer
Restore your skin’s optimum moisture level and discover a younger, smoother and healthier looking glow with Bella Aura’s Daily Moisture Repair.
Our Multi-Functional Daily Moisture Repair provides better hydration properties than Glycerin or Hyaluronic Acid. It contains our Kamilah blend combined with breakthrough technology of the active Swiss botanical ingredients.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Jojoba Esters, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Propanediol, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Nigella Sativa Seed Oil, Cellulose, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, 1,2 Hexanediol
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN BELLA AURA DAILY MOISTURE REPAIR:
Parabens, DEA( diethanolamine),MEA( Monoethanolamine)& TEA ( triethanolamine), DMDM ( diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea,methenamine and quarter ism-15), PEG compounds, Petrolatum, Siloxanes, Triclosan, Alcohol, Isopropyl(SD-40), FD&C color Pigments, Synthetic Fragrances, Mineral oil, Polyethylene Glycol( PEG), Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate ( SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate ( SLES ), Triclosan, PABA, Camphor, Toluene, Phenoxyethol, Dioxins, Para- Aminobenzoic( PABA), DEET, Aluminium, Pthalates, Hydroquinone, Oxybenzone, Triclosan, Silicone-derived emollients
So far, this moisturizer gets a big ol' thumbs up from me. I haven't been using it long enough for a full review, but so far, I'm really enjoying it. I like that ingredient list, and the list of things it DOES NOT contain.
What I can say, is that this moisturizer absorbs extremely well in to my skin and it plays nicely with makeup on top of it. We'll have to see, in the future, if this might just be the day moisturizer that I've been looking for, for a long time now. Tryin' to not jinx it here... I've been on the lookout for a daytime moisturizer, that I like, for over 2 years now.
This moisturizer is sold in 30 ml / 1 oz. size and retails for $90.00 CAD. The sample sent contains 0.35 fl oz. / 10 ml and has an approximate value of $30.00 CAD.
mettrum Originals - Lip Balm
INGREDIENTS: Hemp oil, beeswax, sunflower oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, wheatgerm oil, apricot kernel oil, natural flavour, calendula officinalis extract, vitamin E.
So far so good. It's a lip balm. Applies nicely, not too waxy, feels like it's actually doing something for the lips. The watermelon scent is barely detectable, which, for myself, was a bummer. I love watermelon scented stuff. Probably stems back to childhood, when I'd chew Watermelon Hubba Bubba gum and my mother despised the smell of that gum, hee hee!
This lip balm retails for $3.99 CAD and can be found in various stores across Canada as well as here.
Too Faced - Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
What it is:
An intensely saturated lip color with a precise tip applicator.
What it does:
The shine of a gloss, lasting power of a stain, and pigment-packed color of a liquid lipstick, all in one high-impact formula. Bold, long-wearing color glides on cleanly with the precision tip applicator, delivering rich color with staying power.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
This is the third or fourth time that I've received this exact sample, from various subscriptions. I'm kinda tired of lookin' at it, takin' pictures of it, talking about it... I sincerely hope another one never ever shows up at my door ever again. I've seen this colour on many other people and it looks beautiful on them...but on myself, it's just a colour that you put on, you look in the mirror and the reflection looking back says, "Meh." Chihuahua is my exact natural lip colour with zero enhancement. I've mentioned before, it's literally my lips, in a liquid form, poured in to a tube. It looks like I put absolutely nothing on my lips. Maybe if, ya know, some other colours were shipped out in sample format? I'd be down for that. Try out some new colours! This one, however, is destined to live in the pile of other Chihuahua Melted Lipsticks, marked either for giveaway or donation.
Overall, I'm liking this month's TOPBOX. It has an approximate value of $49.41 CAD. Most value for myself, I may have found a few products that I really love and will be purchasing the full sizes.