May 24, 2015

In the Mail: Topbox May 2015

This month has been very busy and unboxing my subscription box is always a welcoming break. Today I want to share what I received in this month's Topbox.



Topbox is a Canadian beauty subscription box with 4 deluxe samples for C$12/month (shipping included).

My box:
  • The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam (Aloe) - 100mL (full size 170mL for C$6) - value: C$3.53
  • The Face Shop Seaweeds Moisturizing Pack - 30mL (full size 110mL for C$12) - value: C$3.27
  • Essie Nail Lacquer (Flowerista) - 5mL (full size 13.5mL for C$9.99) - value: C$3.7
  • Medusa's Make-Up Eyeshadow (Jungle Fever) - 2g (full size 2g for US$8) - value: US$8

Although the total value of this month's box is less than C$20, I am looking forward to trying out The Face Shop skincare products and the Essie nail lacquer. There is also a C$5 off C$30 purchase coupon for The Face Shop. Given my fabulous experience with the brand's Lovely ME:EX Design My Eyebrow (one of my 2014 Beauty Favorites), this is a coupon that I may actually use.

I won't be using the Medusa's Make-Up eyeshadow since the shade doesn't suit my style.


What did you receive in this month's beauty boxes?

April 27, 2015

In the Mail: Topbox April 2015

This post needs no introduction, it is the unboxing time of the month again! Today I want to share what came in my April Topbox.



Topbox is a Canadian beauty box subscription that delivers 4 deluxe samples for C$12/month (shipping included). This month, I also received a bonus item in the form of a Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30.

What's in my box for a value around C$40:
  • Fresh Botanicals 4-Step System - value: C$2.85
    • Eye + Face Makeup Remover - 5mL (full size 200mL for C$18.99) - value: C$0.47
    • Foaming Facial Cleanser - 5mL (full size 100mL for C$18.99) - value: C$0.95
    • Facial Toner - 5mL (full size 200mL for C$18.99) - value: C$0.47
    • Daily Facial Moisturizer - 5mL (full size 100mL for C$18.99) - value: C$0.95
  • LA Splash Diamond Lipgloss - Pink Revolution - 6mL (full size 6mL for US$8.98) - value: US$8.98
  • Matrix Style Link Smooth Setter Smoothing Cream - 118mL (full size 118mL for US$18) - value: US$18
  • Sweet Pea Soap Company Mango Papaya Soap - value: C$5.95
  • Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 - 59mL (full size 177mL for US$9.99) - value: US$3.33


I am actually looking forward to trying the sunscreen the most. The other four products are not items that would catch my eyes in a shop, so we'll see how things turn out.


What did you receive this month?

April 19, 2015

Sephora Spring Beauty Insider Sale Haul

The only product that I picked up during the sale was the Sephora Favorites Lash Stash To Go for C$25.5 after the 15% discount. This set of five mascara samples retails for C$30 and includes a voucher to exchange for one full-size. Even without the discount, I think this set is a fantastic deal.


April 12, 2015

Review: L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Colour x 3

Back in September, I spent a few days experiencing the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). L'Oreal was one of the major festival sponsors and they were giving away some goodies, including these Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Colours.

As full disclaimer, I did not purchase any of these three shades myself. I received one from the festival and the other two were gifted to me. Today I want to share my opinion about how I feel about these lip products. As always, anything I write is 100% my honest opinion.