Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Topbox July 2014 review

Hello readers! For those who don't know, Topbox is a monthly beauty subscription box that allows you to "Get 4 hand-picked deluxe samples delivered to your door for $12 a month". They also have special Privé boxes you can add on your wishlist to replace the regular Topbox and the sometimes the option of getting the $10 mystery add-on. My review is for the July 2014 Topbox.



- LA Splash Nail Splash in Foolish (full size - $7.50)
- TheBalm Cosmetics INSTAIN Long-Wearing Powdering Staining Blush in Swiss Dot (0.5 g - $1.81)
- Clinique All About the Eyes (5 mL - $11.07)
- Bioderma Atoderm Moisturising Stick (full size - $6.95)
- Ceramic Glaze Nail Lacquer in Blueberry Bubblegum (full size - $11)

Total Value: $38.33
Paid: $13.56



According to my product card, the Ceramic Glaze nail polish was just a random extra so without it, it would have been a $27.33 value for my July Topbox.
EDIT: Apparently this could be part of the $10 mystery add-on

Like the LA. Splash Nail Splash I received in my April 2014 Topbox, I'm not really a fan of this colour. It's a very bright hot pink that seems to verge on neon. It's better than that green I got but I already have plenty of pinks that I do love so I'm hesitant to try this. The Ceramic Glaze polish is nice though and seems like a sea foam green. I've tried the white one from my May 2014 Topbox so I'm looking forward to trying this :)

As for the Clinique All About Eyes, I already have plenty of eye cream samples but this is a very generous sample that I will probably try next. Clinique isn't my favourite skincare brand but I know that some of there stuff is really great so this is nice to try. Bioderma Atoderm is probably my favourite product of this box! I love lip balms and this one smells like blue raspberry candy! This is a great brand so it'll be nice to try something other than their Sensibio Micelle Solution (which I also love)

Lastly, I'm also really excited to try TheBalm's Blush! It is a deep matte peach shade and the formula seems very buttery and long wearing (it did not wash off when I scrubbed my arm with water). My only complaint is the sample's surface is so small that I may have trouble getting my brush to get enough powder.


This month I also opted for the $10 mystery surprise. It was the Be a Bombshell eyeshadow quad in madrid. The colours seem pretty nice but unfortunately I've tried their eye shadows before and have gotten an allergic reaction :( I've emailed Topbox about this to see if anything can be done but it might just be a lost cause.



This was an okay Topbox but unfortunately I need to start saving up or tuition so this will be my last Topbox. It's been pretty great while it lasted so maybe I'll re-subscribe later on, but for now, goodbye Topbox!

What did you get in your July Topbox?

 

48 comments:

  1. I'm wondering how you receive the 10$ add on. Is that something that's only offered to a certain amount of subscribers?

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    1. They send an email to everyone anytime it's available! They do not offer it every month though.

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  2. Hello..found your blog randomly and I’d like to say it’s fabulous! Your style and photos are amazing! Loved everything!

    Would you like to follow each other via bloglovin, gfc, instagram, twitter, facebook and g+? Do visit my blog and let me know in comments where you follow and I will follow back for sure!! :)

    Happy Friday!
    Charu
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com/

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    1. I've followed you! please follow back :)

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    2. Thanks a lot for your sweet comment on my blog!! I'm following you back on gfc, bloglovin,and google+!!

      Have a wonderful week ahead!
      Charu
      http://www.myglossyaffair.com/

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  3. This looks good:))
    I would love to see you on my blog!
    xoxo Antonella !

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  4. This is suvh a great box! I love the Clinique Eye Cream Sample you received, but haven't ever actually purchased it.

    http://youarebeaut.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm excited to try it but have another eye cream sample to use up first

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  5. Such a great review. Heard about this boxes - they actually have some goodies! Lovely :-)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! yeah I kinda want to continue but can't afford it atm :P

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  6. Awesome box! I wish I had that box on my country....
    xx

    Fashionalatic Blog

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    1. Thanks! I bet your country has better boxes :)

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  7. I got the same as you. A pretty good box, I think. Good variety. I like the blush, but the colour is a little intense for this time of year. I think I'll save it for Fall/Winter.

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    1. I think the colour is okay if you use a light hand, it looks pretty natural!

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  8. Thanks a lot for stopping by... Of couse we can follow each other, just followed you via gfc and Bloglovin.
    xx

    Fashionalatic Blog

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  9. That's actually really cool! Those look like some extremely generous samples!
    Cute blog :) xx

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    1. Hello!

      Thanks for your comment on my blog. And I like your box SO much better! And yes I already followed you on Bloglovin', so follow back if you can :)

      pluanna.wordpress.com
      https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/12583629

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  10. Hello!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. And I like your box SO much better! And yes I already followed you on Bloglovin', so follow back if you can :)

    pluanna.wordpress.com
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/12583629

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  11. Great post! :)
    Yeah, i would love to follow each other, i have followed you :)

    katielouise-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Lovely products dear!
    Lena
    http://skinnycature.com/2014/07/21/fashion-fairs-mbfw-berlin/

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  13. I love clinique & would you like to follow each other
    on GFC, Google+ & Bloglovin? Lemme know!
    & keep in touch!


    X
    http://subhamrai.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks! replied on your blog :)

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  14. you got one cute blog!

    I'm following you on GFC ;)

    x Julia from Juliasfashionminute.com

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  15. Hello :) I am just letting you know i have nominated you for the Liebster Award, as i really enjoy reading your blog! :). You can find out more information on my blog if you want to check it out :)

    katielouise-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. love the look of that balm product!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. there's a little Dahlia trench coat giveaway worth £80 on my blog right now, click here!

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  17. They look like neat products, it's too bad you are allergic to the last one, it has such pretty colors. Hopefully they will remedy it for you!

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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    1. They are great but yeah not really the last one :( They gave me a refund though! Great customer service.

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  18. I just followed you! (as Grace Zhu) on all of the above (GFC, google+, and Bloglovin) It would be nice that we follow each other^^
    That balm blush is so cute! haha
    Thanks for visiting my blog again and for your nice comments!
    On Days that End in -Y, We Wear Black

    Grace

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  19. There are so many different beauty boxes nowadays! This one sounds sooo cool! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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    1. You should try one! I'm sure UK hast lots of cool ones :)

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  20. Great products ! The Instain blush looks amazing

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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    1. I've been using it this week, it's pretty awesome!

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  21. Sound much like the Glossy Box in the UK. I'm still yet to try it.
    I've come over from jennameganblog.blogspot.co.uk
    I have followed you on google + and now going to on Bloglovin would be ace if you could do the same :)

    Lovely Blog!!

    Jenna Megan
    xx

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    1. You should try it! At least for a few boxes :)
      Thanks, followed you!

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  22. Looks amazing, I really want to try that out!
    great post, look forward to reading more! :)

    http://jordanandabbie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm almost done the sample now and wish I had more haha

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