Monday, October 14, 2013

September TopBox

September's TopBox came and I was just okay with it this month. Nothing overly special.

Here is what I received!

  • A 4.5g sample of Cover FX Matte Setting Powder in the shade Light - $14.40
  • A 3mL sample of Kerastase Elixir Ultime - $1.30
  • Two 0.2g sample of Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme Eye Shadows in the shades Sunrise Peach & Vert Enchante - $0.96
  • A 2.8mL sample of Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara - $5.34
  • A 1.5mL sample of Katy Perry's Killer Queen eau de parfum - $1.77
  • The September edition of Chatelaine Magazine
  • A coupon for 8 000 Shopper's Drug Mart Points with the Full Size Purchase of the Katy Perry Fragrance
TOTAL VALUE: $23.77 +

For me, the Cover FX Setting Powder made the box. If it hadn't been included or had of been a different shade, I would have been very disappointed! I have had a sample of the Kerastase Elixir Ultime before, and enjoy it. The eyeshadow samples, the mascara samples and the perfume sample are all kind of underwhelming for me. So over, not really impressed this month!

October Topbox : Murale

This month's Topbox was Murale themed. There seem to be several variations of this box. All seem to have pretty good products and pretty good value! Even though my box doesn't have as high of a value as most of the others, I am still quite happy!

  • A 100 mL sample of Bioderma = $8.80
  • A 15mL sample of Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream = $3.80
  • A 5mL sample of L'Occitane Immortale Precious Eye Balm = $5.80
  • A 10mL sample of Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream with Arctic Berries and Peptides = $13.88
  • A coupon for 10 000 Bonus Optimum Points with any $75 purchase from Murale
TOTAL: $ 32.28+
I am very excited to try out the Bioderma! I have been wanting to try this product for a while now! Also, the hand & nail cream sounds nice, and it's something different! The Eye balm is great for travel and the Skyn product sounds interesting. TopBox did much better for me this month!

Bonus Chatelaine TopBox

Yesterday, I received my Bonus Chatelaine TopBox, for subscribing for a year to the magazine. 

  • A6.5mL sample of Benefit Sugarbomb Ultra Plush Gloss - $8.23
  • A 5mL sample of Clinique All About Eyes Cream - $12.33
  • A 5mL sample of Lise Watier Teint Age Control Supreme - $8.00
  • A FULL SIZE (150mL) Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray - $14.00
TOTAL VALUE: $ 42.56

Though the value of this box is quite high, I find it underwhelming again. The full size product is nice and the variation is pretty good however, I have already received the Benefit sample in a previous box and it seems like TopBox just used leftovers to fill these Bonus boxes. I contacted them about the repeated product and they were great and said that a replacement would be sent with my November box! So that is exciting! I received an eye cream in my October Murale box and the Lise Watier product seems quite dark for my very fair skin, but we'll see! All in all, not a flop, but not as good as my Murale box!