And there they are.
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A silky and radiant hand moisturizer made with shea butter for younger looking skin.
45 ml, made in USA, available at NaturalBraid.com.
I tend to use hand creams more in the cold season, when my skin gets dry and more sensitive to the harsh weather; but I don't use hand creams as much in the summertime as I need it in winter. Now that fall is here, I meant to start using a hand cream on a daily basis. I looked through my beauty case at home, and I realized I didn't have any hand cream, but I had lots of body lotions, creams and butters, from different brands -- I bought some of them in stores, while I got others in my monthly Topbox beauty box; but also I got some of those body lotions and creams as gifts in the goody bags at various fashion events that I have attended in Toronto this year. So when I saw that I didn't have any hand cream in my house, but instead I've got lots of body creams and lotions, I decided that there is no point to buy yet another hand cream, but use one of those body creams for my hands. I like my hand creams to be light and non-greasy, and not to leave that greasy feeling on my skin, and so I chose the lightest body cream that I had (which is in fact a body mousse), to use as a hand cream for the time being -- I figured a body mousse would be lighter than a body cream or a body butter. And then, shortly after that, I got my next Topbox monthly beauty box -- the September one, with this AvryBeauty hand cream inside. Bingo, perfect timing! I was really excited to try this new to me hand cream, and I love it so far. The brand however is not new to me -- I've got products from this brand in some of my previous monthly beauty boxes as well, say an AvryBeauty bath jelly for feet, which I tremendously enjoyed.
IBY Beauty highlighter blush
Wear this luminous peachy highlighter alone or layered together with your favorite blush for a sexy and healthy glow.
1.8 g, $14.98, available at IBYBeauty.com.
My current blush is almost gone, and I was thinking to buy a new one any time soon. And then I got my September beauty box with this blush in it -- again, perfect timing! 😃 I haven't tried it yet, but I will do so when I finish the blush that I currently use. Also, it is suggested to be used alone as a blush or paired as a highlighter over the blush, so I will prefer to use it alone as a blush.
Urban Decay Troublemaker mascara
Super-fat, super-long, sex-proof mascara.
2.5 g, made in USA, available at Sephora.ca and BeautyBoutique.ca.
It's a mini-mascara which I take with me on the go in my purse when I am around town. Currently, I use two mascaras -- my regular mascara (a Rimmel London) and this mini-mascara which I find very convenient to have in my purse while I'm out, and accessible when I need to touch up my makeup during the day.
GLAMGLOW YouthMud® Tinglexfoliate treatment face mask
This face mask provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation and helps leave skin smoother, brighter, and softer resulting in immediate camera-ready glowing skin.
15 g, made in USA, available at Glamglow.com.
I haven't tried this product yet, but it sounds interesting and I'll make time to try it soon.
It's been more than a year now that I have been subscribing to Topbox, and I was tempted to discontinue it after these 14 months of Topbox and to take a break from it, but now I have decided to keep it and to continue subscribing to it for the time being, because I got excited about getting some products that I needed this month, with such a perfect timing. 😃
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!