June 2012 Topbox

by - June 17, 2012

I had to pick up my Topbox this month and I finally got around to the post office on Friday.  I misplaced my card so I had to do some frantic searching Thursday night for it HAHA.

If you are not familiar with what Topbox is ... Topbox is a Canadian Beauty Box subscription service that retails for $10.month for 4 premium beauty samples each month.
June 2012 Topbox

I am quite pleased with this month’s box. I received quite a few cosmetic items! First I have to say that Topbox sent me a new bronzing brush as my brush from the May box was broken.  My friend said he would fix the broken brush for me but that still hasn’t happened yet L but I have a new one and I am a happy camper now. 


Mark Gloss Gorgeous Stay on Lip Stain in Bella   Full Size
Full sized 15g/$12
I haven’t tried this yet. It is a click pen type applicator so you don’t have to worry about hauling out a lip brush for applications and it looks very pigmented. The colour I got is right up my alley. It’s a berry mauve. Tres happy that it is full size. I only have one other mark product and that is the bronzer, which I like.

Pari Precious Glow Shadow Intensifier and Primer            Deluxe sample
Full size 10ml/$15
This reminds me of Urban Decay’s Primer Potion in Sin. It has a champagne hue to it. It can be used as a highlighter as well. I can’t wait to test it out.

stila all day 10 in 1  HD Beauty Balm. Deluxe sample
The card I have had the M.Asam 24hr Antioxidant Cream crossed out and a hand written note to accept this instead.
I like M.Asam but I like stila too J so I was okay with the switch. As this item did not have any further information with I did a little googling to find out more;

From stila.com:

Age is nothing but a number with Stila's Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm, a luxurious, priming beauty balm that seemingly turns back the hands of time by visibly improving the look and feel of skin and creating an impeccable canvas for flawless makeup application.

·         Luxurious beauty balm glides onto skin and leaves a silky, powdery finish

·         High-definition formula helps reduce pore size and provides oil and blemish control

·         Contains innovative micro spheres, which have been shown to hide skin imperfections and reduce wrinkle depth by up to 84%

·         Features an exclusive complex, which helps reduce redness and skin irritation

·         Enriched with Tripeptide-37, bamboo and pea extracts, which help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

·         Infused with natural, skin-protecting emollients which have been shown to increase anti-oxidant activity by up to 89.7%

·         Uses the smallest particle size of coated pigments for seamless, smooth coverage

·         Ideal for all skin types and skin tones

·         Oil-free, paraben-free and dermatologist tested

Unfortunately it doesn’t have any SPF and only comes in one shade  L I tried it on the back of my hand and found it be very sheer. It dries down to a nice powder like finish and it smells like blueberries! I do think the stila 10 in1 HD BB  does truly blur out fine lines and makes the skin look so much smoother but without SPF I don’t think it will make BUY IT list. Full size is 45ml and retails for $49 CDN Yikes! The sample I received has about 3-4 uses in it...

Stila Forever Your Curl mascara – black   deluxe sample
Full size $29
This is a lash curl memory mascara. It is also has firm forming polymers to help lengthen lashes.   I love trying new mascaras. I still have some ‘in the cue’ for testing out. I Ymy L’Oreal Voluminous mascaras but I am always searching for the ‘One’ that will lengthen, hold a curl and create volume! Since it summer, my only inkling of sadness is that this is not waterproof. But none the less I will give this a go! Curl me up stila!

Bonus items this month;

Simple eye makeup remover   Deluxe sample
I got this in last month’s Glossybox and I love it so I am happy to get another one. It will get used!

Garnier BB Cream  sample (3)
We received 3 samples of the Garnier BB cream. I bought the full sized a few weeks ago. I got it on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart. I had a $10 coupon to use, plus it was on sale so I ended up getting it for $2.50. Good thing because I am not a huge fan of it. I used it for almost 2 weeks and I found it a bit thick and heavily scented. I have a post coming up about this so I won’t go onto a lot of detail here. I gave a sample to a co-worker as she wanted to try this out for some time now.

I really have nothing bad to say about this month's Topbox. I got my brush, got some cosmetics, got some more Simple YAY, YAY and YAY!

I definitely recommend signing up for this beauty box. The waiting list is quite long so if you want in you better sign up now! J



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  1. That's such great customer care that they sent you a replacement brush! :)

    1. I know! :) They contacted me as soon as I posted my May Topbox review and asked me to email them. Awesome CS.


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