And here they are.
|Photo credit: Victoria West|
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense moisturizing cream
A lightweight cream-gel that plumps skin with 24-hour hydration. Oil-free. Its unique texture must be experienced to be believed.
7 ml, available at Clinique.ca
The Beauty Crop, Glamazon Stick highlight crayon illuminator
A long-wearing creamy highlighting crayon that glides on like silk to highlight and accentuate your features, making you look effortlessly gorgeous like an amazonian stunner! It's a new brand for me, I love discovering new brands via my monthly beauty box from Topbox.
1.5 g, $16, available at TheBeautyCrop.com
Mèreadesso Face + Neck cleanser
The Face + Neck cleanser is a gentle nonfoaming cleanser that also acts as a makeup remover, toner, and exfoliator when used with the accompanying cloth. It contains a globally sourced ingredient blend that includes extracts and vitamins. Mèreadesso is a Canadian beauty brand, and I've known them for a few years now, I am familiar with their skin care products. Their mantra is multipurpose, and their products are designed in such a way as to respond to women's multiple skin care needs at once, not just one at a time. It's a great line of skin care products for busy women like myself, who have to tackle all at the same time -- career and family, job, home, kids, house chores and so on. I have used this particular face and neck cleanser from Mèreadesso before, and I appreciated the multipurpose side of it, since I am such a busy person in my everyday life; and I have also had the opportunity to try out other Mèreadesso products besides this cleanser. Currently, I also have a body lotion from Mèreadesso.
Available at Mereadesso.com
A coupon, which I may or may not use to take advantage of this particular offer. But usually I don't bother using coupons that I receive in my monthly beauty box. The actual products that I get monthly are enough for me, and I never feel the urge to use these coupons, so I will end up getting rid of it, just like it happened with other coupons from my previous monthly beauty boxes.
My Topbox beauty box also included a China Glaze nail polish in a soft pastel color with the following description:
China Glaze nail lacquer
These unique lacquers contain China Clay as a nail hardener, the same material that gives porcelain its shiny finish.
14 ml, $10, available at professional nail salons.
But what happened to it? As I was handling all these products to photograph them for this story the other day, I dropped the China Glaze nail polish, and its glass container broke. I couldn't save it, it was completely compromised, so I had no other choice but discard it. As such, the nail polish did not make it to the picture. I also made a little bit of a mess in my living room and my kitchen -- nail polish ended up on my dining table, in my kitchen sink, on a plate and a couple of forks that were lying in my sink at the time, on my floor. And then I had more work to do when I had to scrub away all that nail polish off all those surfaces with a nail polish remover, including my hands. I was a little bit sad to lose it, because I really liked its soft pink color, but I will console myself with the fact that I have many other nail polishes, about 10 of them, including China Glaze which is a really great nail polish brand (I find these nail polishes to be strong and persistent). Even though I lost this one, I have no shortage of nail polishes in my beauty bag, so I'm good in this department for now. 😊