Sunday, November 18, 2012

November Topbox - My 1st!

I was so excited to receive my first Topbox this month! I haven't been overly impressed with GlossyBox lately and finally am off of Topbox's wait list, so I decided to make the switch! Both boxes have increased their prices, but Topbox is still way more affordable!

I received box 8, and this is what was inside!

I received the following items:

1. A 3g sample of Benefit They're Real! Mascara  - $ 10.24
2. A FULL SIZE China Glaze Nail Polish from their On Safari Collection in I Herd That - $ 10.00
3. A 9.24g sample of a new product called Cuccio Naturale Butter Blend in pomegranate & fig - $ 0.73
4. A 5mL sample of Roberto Cavalli perfume - $8.00

TOTAL VALUE: $ 28.97

Overall, I am very happy with with this box! The brands are actually luxury and not drug store and I haven't tried any of these products before! 

I love the benefit mascara! It might just be my new go to brand! I like how fats drying the China Glaze polish is, but I don't think the sparkles are for me. The lotion has a wonderful scent and absorbs nicely. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the perfume, right now I'm addicted to Lancome's La vie est belle and nothing can quite compare! I am really impressed with this subscription service so far and think it's great value for what you pay! I can't wait for next month's box!

November Julep Maven Box!

My November Julep Maven Box came last week!

If you haven't signed up for Julep yet, use the code PENNY to get your Intro Package for $0.01 when you become a Julep Maven today! There are no catches, so no need to be skeptical! You can cancel after you receive your intro box, but most people fall in love with the products and continue with the subscription! I had intended to cancel, but am now hooked!

This month focused on their suede collection and I decided to try out the American Beauty style. This month, the colours are matte metallics. This month the box also came with pink grapefruit body frosting and 3 one step polish remover pads.

So far, I've tried everything except the polish remover pads. I am in love with the body frosting! When I first saw that it was grapefruit scented, I wasn't sure if I would like it or not, but it smells so good! The consistency of the cream is amazing, it really is think like frosting (in a good way though!) A little soaks into my skin easily. I have very sensitive skin and this cream didn't irritate it at all! The two polishes I received are Amber and Brit. They dry amazingly fast, but don't wear well at all. These polish chip very easily. I really like the look of them, but Amber left my nails looking really yellow and gross when I removed what was left of it.

Overall, I enjoyed the contents of this month's box, but am not thrilled with the Amber colour because of the yellow tinge it leaves behind. I'm excited to see what they have in store for us over the holidays!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Goodbye, Glossy Box...An overall Review

Well, I have been with GlossyBox since June and am now going to call it quits.

Overall, I don't hate GlossyBox, but with the price increase I think I'm going to take a break. I have enjoyed many samples from this company and have loved all of their full sized products! However, they are starting to repeat products and there seems to be little luxury or variety. Below is a summary of the boxes that I have received from June-October 2012. Keep in mind that though the value is usually quite high, I went by the card that comes in the box, which usually is higher than what you would pay in a local pharmacy or department store. you can also go back and see my reviews of each box :)

If you want to try GlossyBox, use the code GLOSSY50 to save $1.50 on your first box!


Total Value: $61.04 
Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser

Neutragena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55

Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz
Love this product!
Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex

 Cover Girl Flipstick – Blendable Lip Duo in Minx
Hated the colour
Gillette Venus Embrace Razor

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

Total Value:  $41.00

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer, in Cherry
Love this product!
John Freida Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray

Dove Visible Care Softening Crème Body Wash

Zoya Nail Polish in the colour Wednesday
Good product
Alessandro International Pedix Feet Heel Rescue Balm
$ 5.99

BeautySoClean Cosmetic Sanitizer Wipes

August 2012

Total Value:  $27.06 + the LipStick

Sebastian Potion 9 Lite

10 count pack
Bioré Make-up Removing Towelettes

Krylolan for GlossyBox LipStick in Glossy Pink
Unknown Cost
Nice colour
Layla Smalto "Bijou" Nail Polish
Very small, fast drying.
Travel Pack  (1 bandage and a shoe size wheel?)
Elasoplast SOS Blister

Sample pack
Befine Fine Food Skin Care Products
1.                 0.5 oz. Warming Clay Mask - $0.40
2.             10mL Pore Refining Treatment Scrub - $0.67
3.             10mLNight Cream - $0.50
4.             10mL Gentle Cleanser - $0.33
5.              10mL Exfoliating Cleanser - $1.00

September 2012

Total Value:  $47.61

Wella Professionals Mirror Polish Shine Spray

B. Kamins SPF20 Bio-Maple Lip Balm

B. Kamins Bio-Maple Body Lotion

Dove Clear Tone Anti-Perspirent

NYX Cosmetics: The Crimson Amulet Collection Make-Up Palette
Love this product!
October 2012

Total Value:  $80.12


Jouviance Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Cream (Normal-Dry Skin)

Modelco Flipstick Duo
Nice colour & scent.
Zoya Nail Polish in Emme
Repeated product
Sebastian Professional Trilliance Shampoo

Sebastian Professional Trilliance Conditioner

A  Gillette Venus & Olay Razor
Repeated product