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Friday, September 29, 2017

Unboxing – Topbox Beauty Box, September

Recently I received my latest monthly beauty box from Topbox, the September one, and I am going to unbox it in today's story. This time I got a hand cream, a blush, a mini-mascara and a face mask.

And there they are.
Photo credit: Victoria West
AvryBeauty hand cream with shea butter
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!


  1. Nu am incercat produsele primite de tine dar cred ca cel mai mul m-ar incanta mini mascara. Eu folosesc varianta mini de la toofaced si sunt innebunita dupa ea.

    1. Buna Petronela, multumesc de vizita si comentariu. Si eu ma bucur foarte mult ca aceasta mini-mascara a fost inclusa in cutia mea din aceasta luna, e perfecta si foarte convenabila pentru o zi plina in oras. :)

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    1. Thank you for your comment Helena. :)
      Have a great day!


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