Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My November 2013 Topbox

Topbox has completely and utterly redeemed itself! My November box is amazing and a huge improvement over the rather disappointing October box. Sure, it only contains four items and none are full-size but that doesn't matter when all four items are great.

And here's what those four items are:
  • CoverFX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30 in Light (5 ml)
  • Shu Uemura Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil (6 ml)
  • Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick (three different colours; .75 g in total)
  • Parfums Issey Miyake Pleats Please Eau De Toilet (4 ml)
I love this box for several reasons, the first being the variety of products. Unlike the last box, which was mostly anti-aging products, this one has a skincare product, a lip product, a foundation-like product and a perfume.

I also love that Topbox clearly referenced my personal profile when putting this box together. The CC cream matches my skin tone while the Shu Uemura oil is intended for people with my skin type.

I'm actually really happy that I received that last item because I've been wanting to try out that particular Shu Uemura oil ever since I used that brand's Anti-oxi Skin Refining Cleansing Oil. While that product didn't get in and clean out my pores, it sounds like the Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil should do just that. I hope it does!

I'm also quite happy with the Elizabeth Arden samples. While the packaging is a little annoying since you can't reseal the samples, the colours themselves are great and I like that there are three options. Plus the little lip brush is a nice addition.

In addition the four samples, this month's tube also contained a gift card to Trend Truck, a website that describes itself as a, "social marketplace where you can buy, sell and donate your fashionable and pre-loved clothing & accessories in a fun and simple way!" The amount on the card was a mystery until I entered the PIN online. Turns out my card contains $5 whole dollars. Yes, I'm going to go wild with that.

But while the amount on my gift card might be disappointing, the overall box is anything but. I hope that my December Topbox is just as good!


  1. Other people that got the same box were disappointed. I'm glad you liked your box. I got the Givenchy box & I love it. The packaging is so luxurious. The best box ever!

  2. Lucky that this box worked for you!! I got the same one, and they *definitely* did NOT reference my profile. The lipsticks were a repeat from last month for me. :(

    Here's my review:

  3. Ah, that's too bad that they didn't reference your profile and gave you repeats, again!