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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Unboxing – Topbox Beauty Box

I have never ordered, or purchased, or subscribed to a beauty box, and lately I have been tempted by the idea of the beauty box; so after a quick research I decided to try on one, and I ordered the Canadian Topbox for a month, which cost me about $13.

I placed my order sometime in July, and I was supposed to get the box at my address on or shortly after August 15th. Once I placed my order for the month of August, Topbox sent me an email update advising me that I could personalize my beauty box by making wish lists and choosing to include specific items in my monthly beauty box, subject to availability. However, I didn’t want to personalize it in any way, I was totally ok with getting whatever items Topbox decided to include in it, because this is exactly what a beauty box is all about anyway, isn’t it – the surprise of the new cosmetic products that you may find inside, without knowing in advance what it would be.

On August 15th I got another email from Topbox letting me know that my box has been shipped, that it should arrive at my address shortly, and a spoil alert about what is going to be inside my beauty box when I receive it. I opened the email, but I tried not to read it, because I didn’t want to spoil the surprise!

The box arrived at my address yesterday, and I was very excited about what I would find inside. So, let’s unbox!

This is the package that I found in my mailbox yesterday.
Then I opened the package, and this is what I found inside – a cylinder.
Then I opened the cylinder, and I got out this package wrapped in purple paper tissue, and a coupon for Mereadesso products.
Now let me tell you a little bit about Mereadesso. I don’t know if you are familiar with this beauty brand, but I came across it for the first time a few years ago, at one of the fashion events that I attended in Toronto in 2012. The goodie bag that I received at that fashion event also had a few Mereadesso products – a face cream and a couple of lipsticks, pretty good and decent products. I guess I completely forgot about Mereadesso since then, I haven’t used any other Mereadesso products ever since. So anyway, I now have this coupon that came in my beauty box – I will have 20% off my next Mereadesso online order, if I decide to purchase anything on Mereadesso.com.

Back to my beauty box – I unwrapped the purple paper tissue, and this is what I found inside.
SmashBox 
PHOTO FINISH PORE MINIMIZING FOUNDATION PRIMER 
Say goodbye to visible pores! Prime to perfection, plus dramatically blur and reduce the appearance of pores instantly and for up to 8 hours.
1.0oz
$50.89
Available at SmashBox.com

Manna Kadar Cosmetics 
RADIANCE SPLIT PAN BRONZER AND HIGHLIGER DUO
Create a sun-kissed glow with our Radiance Bronzer and Highlighter Duo. This 3-in-1 product in a universal shade can be used as a bronzer, highlighter, or eyeshadow.
$27.68
Available at MannaKadarCosmetics.com

Joico 
HEAT SET BLOWOUT PERFECTING CREME
This all-in-one, Level 3-hold crème reduces your drying time, detangles and defrizzes the friskiest of hair strands; offers heat protection up to 450 degrees and layers easily with other hair styling products.
150 ml
$19.56
 Find a salon near you at Joico.com

Elizabeth Arden 
SKIN ILLUMINATING RETEXTURIZING PADS
These exfoliating facial pads effectively retexturize and cleanse the skin and promotes skin renewal. Reveal a more radiant, smoother, brighter and even toned complexion.
60 ml
$73.5
Available at ElizabethArden.com

So I’ll try them and see how good they are. :) My package had one more item, which I didn’t see in the envelope right away, but after I unwrapped the whole thing – this coupon.
It’s a coupon for a free brow waxing and design, offered by Caryl Baker Visage, a Canadian beauty salon chain with 32 locations across Ontario and Alberta provinces. Usually I prefer brow waxing, as opposed to other brow methods like tinting or threading. I usually go to a local salon close to my home, and my beauty lady has been doing my eyebrow waxing for years – she’s really good at it, and I am happy with her services. An eyebrow waxing at her salon costs me $8, and I always give her $10 to include tips. But I am curious about eyebrow waxing at this salon Caryl Baker Visage as well (worth $15.50), so I’ll use this coupon at one of their salons in Toronto next week or so.

All in all, I think I got a pretty good deal with my beauty box – the eyebrow waxing coupon and the products inside are well worth $13 that I paid for a Topbox monthly box, and maybe I’ll do it again in the future.

Photo credit: Victoria West

48 comments:

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    1. Hi Kathy, thank you for your comment, great seeing you. :)
      Enjoy your weekend!
      Xoxo,

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  2. Great unboxing dear!
    Thanks for following.
    I followed you back #126

    Kisses ♥♥

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    1. Hi Iva, thank you for following and for your support.
      Have a great weekend!
      Kisses too,

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  3. Amazing products!
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    1. Hi Debora, thank you for your comment.
      Yes sure, I'll check out your blog.
      Have a great weekend!

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    2. Thanks! I followed you G+ and GFC. bye bye

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    3. Thank you too Debora for your support. :)
      Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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  4. Great box! I like it!

    Nice post!

    Have a great weekend!

    xoxo Jacqueline
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    1. Thank you Jacqueline. :)
      Have a great weekend!

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  5. Followed back dear!

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    1. Hi Eleine, thank you for your support and for following. :)
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Awesome post!
    Love your blog x
    Would you like to support each other by follow on GFC & G+?
    Please Let me know if you follow me and I’ll follow back asap!
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    1. Hi Demilla, welcome to my blog if this is your first time here, please come again. :)
      Yes I would like us to follow each other, I'll check out your blog.
      Thanks and have a great weekend!

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  7. So cool, awesome products :D

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    1. Hi Natasa, thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment, I'm glad you like it. :)
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Looks like a great box! :)

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know, I always follow back :)

    Kisses

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    1. Hi there, yes I would like too, I'll check out your blog.
      Thanks for stopping by, please come again. :)
      Xoxo,

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  9. You got some pretty interesting products, I'm glad you didn't want to spoil the surprise. I like your blog, would you like to follow each other ?
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    1. Hi Shoppingholic, welcome to my blog if this is your first time here and thank you for your visit. Yes I would like to, I'll check out your blog.
      Please come again. :)

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    2. Thank you for your visit, I followed you back :)

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    3. Thank you too for your support, have a great week!
      Xoxo,

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  10. Lovely blog! I'm following you now and I hope you'll follow me back on the both of my blogs! :) xoxo

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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    1. Hi Vildana, thank you so much for your support and for following, yes of course I'll follow you back.
      I hope to see you again soon!

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  11. Amazing box dear,you got really nice stuff :)

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    1. Hi there, great seeing you again, I hope you're having a fantastic weekend. :)
      Xoxo,

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  12. wow! amazing products!
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    1. Thank you Alice for stopping by and for leaving a comment. :)
      Have a great week!

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  13. You got some great stuff with the box, Victoria. I love EA products, although sometimes the scent is a bit heavy, to say the least, but the face creams, body creams are always fantastic, minus the smell, lol.
    hugs, hun
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Hi Lenya, it's great seeing you, thank you for visiting. :) I used a couple of perfumes from Elizabeth Arden, and I liked Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue. As to creams and care products, I haven't used that many, but I always like to try and discover new products. :)
      Topbox just let me know that my next order, for September, has been placed, so we'll see what's going to be in the next box. :)
      Hugs to you too and have a great weekend!

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    2. I can't remember if I ever tried any of her perfumes, tho. Happy Tuesday, Victoria. hugs

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    3. Hugs to you to you too darling. :) It's always lovely seeing you.

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
      Have a great day!

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  15. i love this post :D i hope you're having an amazing day!

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    1. Thank you Mihaela. :) Have an amazing day too!

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  16. The package looks so nice. I like the idea that it comes with an unexpected item, very exciting!

    I am following your lovely blog via GFC, it would be so cool if you followed me back!

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    1. Hi Walking Freckle, thank you for following and for your support.
      I'll check out your blog.
      Enjoy your day!

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  17. I already commented on this post and i can't wait for the other one!
    Check out my new review: shoppingholic-dreamer.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Shoppinholic, coming soon :)
      I'll check out your new review as well.

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    1. Thank you Beba, glad to see you again.
      Have a great weekend!
      Xoxo,

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