October 2012 Topbox

Just when it feels like I just received my September Topbox, my October one arrives in the mail.

This month’s box was a little short on products, but it is packed full of things that I would use.

Here’s what I got:

  • Aveda Invati shampoo and conditioner – 10 ml each (full size 200 ml, retails for $27)
  • MaskerAide Hydrating Facial Sheet Masks – full size (retails for $4.99)
  • Stila In The Light eyeshadow palette – sample size (full size retails for $50)
  • Stila Lip Glaze in Raspberry – sample size (full size 2.4 ml, retails for $29)
  • Voucher for a complimentary Invanti Botanical Therapy hair treatment with your next hair cut or shampoo style at an Aveda salon

Apparently this month there were a number of different boxes.  For those interested, mine was box 8, which by looking at other reviews on October’s Topbox, I have to say that mine was probably one of the better ones, only because it included a Stila Lipgloss (which is a pretty good size sample might I add).

I really do like everything that I got this month and actually found the “eyeshadow palette”, which is just a card with eyeshadows on it, pretty cool.  I have always wanted to try Stila’s Kitten, so it was a neat way to try it out.  As for the other products, that face mask will definitely get used and same with the Aveda samples although I don’t have thinning hair.  I’ve gotten similar samples before from the Aveda Institute so these weren’t that impressive.

For the voucher, I won’t be using that, although I do go to the Aveda Institute to get my hair done, but again, I don’t have thinning hair so I don’t really need it.  Also, I’m kind of over these vouchers Topbox includes in their box after I couldn’t get the Balenciaga one they offered in the September box (my Holts didn’t know what I was talking about when I gave them the voucher.  When I mentioned it to Topbox through Twitter and Facebook they mentioned they would look into it and let me know.  I never heard back from them).

Eye makeup using the Stila eyeshadow palette

There were a lot of complaints from other reviewers about this month’s box, but honestly, as long as a box doesn’t include a perfume sample or a lotion sample I’m happy.  All of the products I got I will use and it’s nice to receive stuff from premium brands like Stila.

Did you receive this month’s Topbox? What did you get?

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