Topbox July 2012

A new month, a new Topbox.

Unlike the past few months Canada Post decided to be nice this time around and deliver my box in a timely manner.  Obviously as soon as I got home I teared the package open to see what goodies this month’s “box” included (it comes in a tube).

  • China Glaze nail polish in Purple Panic (neon) (full size)
  • NuMe Hydro Punch Hydrating Shampoo (20 ml – full size 250 ml/$24.99)
  • $100 voucher to use at
  • Pure + Simple Calming Cucumber Mask (20 ml – full size 50 ml/$25.25)
  • Sampar Essentials Ultra Hydrating Fluid (two samples – full size 50 ml/$80)

Overall I found this month’s selection of products to be satisfactory.  I knew ahead of time that I would be receiving a nail polish (they send out a questionnaire which asks what you thought of the previous month’s products and preferences on upcoming samples).  Luckily I don’t already own that particular China Glaze shade.  I put the colour on right away and actually really like it, it’s more of a magenta then purple, but it’s very eye-catching (nails of the day post coming soon!).

As for the other samples, I did receive a shampoo sample in last month’s box so I wasn’t too keen on that.  I did try it out and it did smell nice, however, I’m not too sure how moisturizing it was on my hair.  If I want something that will leave my hair super soft I will usually reach for either Pureology or Dove.  Shampoo samples are nice to receive though if you are travelling somewhere and need something small.  I also take them to the gym.

I really enjoyed the face mask as I don’t have any masks currently.  With calming cucumber in it, this stuff will be perfect for sun-exposed skin.  Plus I totally plan to bring this on my upcoming Vegas trip in August (hello, +40 C weather and sun!).

I was pretty indifferent about the serums as I already use Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Serum, as well as my holy grail face items so I know ahead of time, even before trying it out, I won’t be purchasing that product.

Finally, it was a nice touch to include a $100 gift certificate for NuMe, however, all the products on the site are over $100 anyways (it has to be a styling tool or extensions).  I already have two straighteners, a clipless curling iron, and a hair dryer so I don’t need any more styling tools.  In addition, I am very picky with hair extensions so I wouldn’t buy those from that site anyways.

Overall, I was quite happy with this month’s selection of products.  My favourite was definitely the China Glaze nail polish.

What did you get in your Topbox?

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