Thursday, 3 May 2012

April 2012 Topbox Review

Hello lovelies!~ I really enjoy receiving these monthly beauty boxes. It's like a little treat to myself every month ^-^. It's exciting because you don't know what your getting so it's always a surprise. It's also a great way to try out new products for all you adventurous types ^-^. There's so many beauty boxes out now: Canada has top box, luxe box, glymm box, and glossy box. There's also birch box, glam box, and many more for the U.S. I've been subscribed to top box, luxe box, and glymm box. For those of you who don't already know, these beauty boxes are a monthly subscription service where you receive usually 4-5 deluxe beauty samples. Prices vary but most of them are $10 +tax a month. Out of the three boxes I've tried, I like top box the best and so it's the only one i'm still subscribed to at the moment. Now on to the review for April's box!

What's pretty fun and unique about top box is the fact that it isn't really a 'box' but a cylindrical tube. The April packaging was also unique in that the tube was made of 100% recycled materials in honor of Earth Day. You have the option to choose this packaging for your future boxes. I think it's awesome and will be supporting the new environmentally friendly packaging ^-^!

Principessa Beauty Dry Shampoo

This is a dry shampoo for darker hair. Principessa describes it as a "silky multi-use powder. A refreshing treat, talc free, and designed to keep you shower fresh all day and smelling amazing." I haven't used it yet but it looks very promising! It has a very light fresh scent. Love the packaging, super cute and girly! The full size retails for $24CA (125g). This is 30g, so it's a pretty decent sized sample. I've tried dry shampoo before, which didn't go well but I'm on the lookout for a good one especially for the summer. I don't like to wash my hair (I wash it every other day) daily because I don't want to dry it out and strip it of its natural oils. My hair doesn't get oily super fast but in the summer, especially when you have bangs (all you girls with bangs know what I'm talking about), the bangs tend to get oily the quickest. Hopefully this product will work out for my bangs. Will do a review on this later once I've tested it out ^-^.

Benefit the POREfessional Pro Balm

Who doesn't love Benefit?! I always love trying new Benefit products ^-^. According to Benefit, this is a balm that quickly minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin. You can wear this balm alone, under, or over makeup. It's "translucent, oil-free formula complements all skin tones and helps makeup stay put." The full size product is $34CA (22mL) and this sample is 7.5mL. It sounds like an interesting product. I don't wear any face makeup so i'll try it alone and see if it makes any difference to my skin.

Misa Nail Lacquer in "Pretty in Pink"

Yay for nail polish! I love receiving nail polish, especially when it's a color that I actually like ^0^. It's a really pretty strawberry pink with some pink fuchsia shimmers. It'll be a nice shade to wear in the summer. This is a full sized product which retails for $9CA so this alone pays for my box ^-^. There's also a coupon attached to the polish where I get 20% off on a Misa polish. This is my first Misa product so i'm pretty excited! ^-^

Bella Pella Tropical Flowers Body Lotion

Bella Pella is a Canadian brand and according to them this is a "lightweight non greasy lotion enriched with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter." It's suppose to smell like exotic South Pacific flowers. It does have a very strong floral scent which is not my favourite to be honest. It doesn't smell bad but isn't my style. I do like receiving lotion samples as my hands can get really dry. I like popping them into my bag to use on the go. The full size retails for $15.95CA (175mL) and the sample size is 30mL.

Overall, I'm happy with this month's box! All the products I've received were things I would use or wouldn't mind trying out. I've gotten some really bad boxes before from other companies but top box seems to be consistent with good products ^-^! Are you subscribed with top box or any other beauty boxes? Which ones are your favourites?
Till next time,



  1. The Benefit Porefessional is currently my favorite primer! Makes skin super soft and smooth! love max! ^_^~

    1. That's awesome! I'm really excited to try it out now ^-^

  2. all are nice products
    thx for sharing
    btw lets follow each other

    1. Thanks ^-^ I'll be sure to check out your blog and follow.

  3. The dry shampoo has the cutest packaging, it was the first thing I noticed ^^
    I'm looking forward to what you think of it!

    1. I know right! The packaging is super cute ^-^

  4. The porefessional is amazing ! But they give you a very small size xD
    Turtle <3

    1. That's great to know! I know it is rather quite small! haha