TOPBOX - March 2017
A Topbox subscription includes four beauty samples (Privé Topboxes have 2 or more). Samples can range from skincare, bodycare, makeup, haircare and fragrance. The samples are from prestige brands. Some of these brands are well known and others are newly launched or small and niche.
Wake up to more radiant and younger looking skin with Bella Aura’s Night Cellular Renewal.
Our remarkable Multi–Functional Emulsion significantly reduces the appearance of multiple signs of aging. It contains our Kamilah blend combined with breakthrough technology of the active Swiss botanical ingredients.
Bella Aura's Night Cellular Renewal retails for approximately $110.00 CAD and comes in a 30 ml size. Making this 10 ml sample size worth approximately $36.67 CAD.
Redken - No Blow Dry NDB Just Right Cream
Provides a quick air-dry with effortless control and movement.
Get a faster air-dry with effortless texture and a no-product feel. Featuring Air-Tex Technology with flexible polymers for control with movement and Quick-dry polymers for faster drying time. Perfect if you’re tight on time, taking a break from heat tools, or looking for effortless style!
Enhances natural texture
I can't currently find a price for this in Canadian Dollars. It retails for approximately $24.00 USD (5 fl oz / 150 ml). This 30 ml deluxe sample has an approximate value of $4.80 USD.
REDKEN NO BLOW DRY NBD JUST RIGHT CREAM INGREDIENTS: Aqua/Water/Eau, Propyleneglycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trisiloxane, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Glycerin, PEG-40/PPG-8 Methylaminopropyl/Hydroxypropyldimethicone Copolymer, Polyacrylamide, PEG-75 Lanolin, Glyceryl Stearate, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyurethane-34, Cetearyl Alcoholc13-14isoparaffin, Amodimethicone/Morpholinomethylsilsesquioxane Copolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Laureth-7, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cyclodextrin, Amodimethicone, Polysorbate 80, Trideceth-10, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol,Acetic Acid, Tocopherol (D189319/1).
Transform your lashes with our award-winning, best-selling mascara to create drama, volume and curl with an extreme carbon black finish for a full bodied lash fringe.
The full contact, curved brush lifts, curls and volumises for clump-free, thicker, longer lashes in just one coat.
Enriched with a conditioning Keratin and Shea Butter botanical blend providing long-term lash care.
- Conditioning Keratin & Shea Butter
- Carbon Black Colour
- No Smudging, Crumbling or Flaking
- Water-Resistant Tubing Formula
- Locks in Colour and Hold for 12hrs+
- Easy-to-Remove with Warm Water
- Recommended for Sensitive Eyes
- Zero-Waste Squeezy Tube Ensures Formula Never Dries Out
The full size of this mascara retails for approximately $29.00 CAD. For Canadian shoppers, Eyeko products can be ordered online from Beauty Bay and ASOS. I'm not sure where else, to be honest.
This mascara did not hold a curl on my stick straight asian-like lashes. I could get a curl back in to my lashes with a heated lash curler, but the heated curler removes a lot of the mascara in the process and I'm left with balls of mascara on my lashes. This might work well in conjunction with additional waterproof mascara's, but I'm trying to find a non-waterproof option, to work all on it's own, for my annoying lashes.
What it did do, was apply evenly, not clumpy, separated my lashes well and gave slightly more volume than length, overall. I also liked the brush, despite it's larger size, it absolutely reached all the way in to the very inner corners of my eyes and coated every single lash. It was awesome in that respect. This sample size has an approximate value of $13.00 CAD.
EYEKO BLACK MAGIC MASCARA (BLACK) INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Acrylates Copolymer, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ozokerite, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba) Wax, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Stearic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Triethanolamine, PEG-14M, Isobutylene/Sodium Maleate Copolymer, Microcrystalline Wax, PhenylTrimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Silica, Simethicone, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Chlorphenesin, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Oleth-10, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. MAY CONTAIN: CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77266 (Black 2).
A richly whipped body lotion with extreme hydrators that leave skin lightly scented and highly moisturized.
The superb scent: Tahitian vanilla and coconut - the beach in a bottle.
This product is: Cruelty-free. Vegan. Natural ingredient-driven. Gluten-free. GMO-free. Paraben-free. Phthalate-free.
The full size, (8.5 oz / 250 ml), retails for approximately $22.00 CAD. In Canada, you can find Cake Beauty at Well.ca and various other retailers. This 30 ml sample size has an approximate value of $2.70 CAD.
CAKE DESSERTED ISLAND SUPREME BODY MOUSSE INGREDIENTS: Aqua Glycerin,Caprylic/Capric triglyceride,Cetyl alcohol, Stearic acid, Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seed oil, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, Macadamia Ternifolia seed oil, Mangifera indica (Mango) seed butter, PEG-100 stearate, Glyceryl stearate, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl alcohol, Isopropyl palmitate, dimethicone, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl acetate), Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Parfum (Fragrance), henoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Benzophenone-3, Tetrasodium EDTA
$10 Beauty Surprise
I ordered the additional $10 Beauty Surprise for the month of March, 2017. I received two Delectable Rollerball Eau de Parfum, in Strawberry and Coconut scent. I LOVE anything strawberry scent. However, with these rollerball's, the scent does not last long at all. And that's to be expected, given the ingredient list. Generally, perfume's contain at least three notes of scent. Having three notes allows for a longer lasting scent, as each note wears away, the next note below will then take over, and so on. These scent's, while nice on their own, just don't, (and can't), last long with just the single note. I would not recommend these if you are looking for anything remotely long lasting. If you're looking for something more natural, with less ingredients and don't mind re-applying constantly, then these might work for you. They might be handy to keep with you on the go, for quick applications and if you don't need the scent to last much longer than 30 minutes or so.
Each rollerball retails for approximately $16.00 CAD, and can be found at well.ca which also carries other scents, like vanilla and lemon. These rollerball's are natural, gluten free, non-GMO and Canadian.
Also included in the beauty surprise, was a pack of Dove Advance Hair Series deluxe samples. Dove products can be purchased all over Canada, and I do like a lot of their products, however, these hair products contain silicone's and I will not be testing them on my own hair. I may test them on some extentions, or better yet, stash them aside to add to my collection of donations.
Topbox for March 2017 had an overall approximate value of $58.78 CAD. The beauty surprise had an approximate value of $40.00+ CAD on it's own. The monetary value was all there this month, all subscriptions are hit and miss, but Topbox remains to be one of the more consistent ones, with a nice variety of products throughout the entire year.
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