Friday, February 14, 2014

February Topbox!

My TopBox came today! This month I opted for the regular version. Here is what I received:

  • A FULL SIZE Essie Nail Polish in Head Mistress ~ $9.99
  • A FULL SIZE So Susan Lip & Cheek Stain ~ $18.00
  • A FULL SIZE Epic Blend Lip Balm in Grape ~ $3.49
  • A 30mL Sample of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream ~ $15.00
TOTAL VALUE: $ 46.48

This month's box has a great value! I honestly am quite impressed by all of the products too! I am happy to see 3 full size products and a generous sample size product! The Essie polish is a really pretty colour, I am very excited to try the Elizabeth Arden Cream (especially considering how dry of a winter it has been!) and who doesn't need more lip balm?! haha I like the idea of a lip & cheek stain, but I think that the pencil form of this stain really is more suited for lips. I don't see myself using it on my cheeks very much. The colour is definitely more of a summer colour, so I'll be waiting to use this product!

You can use the code topbox25 to get 25% off your order at by May 31st, 2014!

All in all, I am very pleased this month!

Sunday, February 2, 2014


I have soooo many empties to talk about!

1. Lancome defincils: I really liked this mascara. It was a good first coat mascara that separated and lengthened my lashes. I'm not sure if I would purchase the full size as it is quite pricey, but I did enjoy it.

2. Beauty so Clean Sanitizing Wipes: I like these. They make cleaning make-up and brushes quite easy. I still have a few left.

3. Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner (Black):  I really like this. It is very precise and easy to use. I purchased the full size and honestly don't like it half as much as I liked the mini. I would purchase the mini again over the full sized.

4. Rimmel Sun Shimmer Bronzer: I have used several of these when I was younger. Now, I find they are too shimmery and make my face look quite muddy. I not be repurchasing this, as I prefer Hoola.

5. Cover Girl Concealer:  I'm not sure the exact name of this, as it is very faded. I found that this creased a lot on me and it didn't provide great coverage. I won't be repurchasing.

6: Kate Somerville Exfolikate: This sample had a strong cinnamon scent to it and was bright green in colour. I was not expecting either of these! It was okay, it did kind of aggravate my sensitive skin. I definitely prefer my Michael Todd scrubs!

7. Cream Soda Smoothing Cream: This was nice, but made didn't totally absorb into my hair. It left it feeling quite slick. I'm glad I only used it on my ends. I would not purchase the full size of this.

8. Be Fine Night Cream: This didn't absorb into my skin. It was very heavy and left my skin feeling oily. I would not purchase the full size.

9. Batiste Dry Shampoo (Original): This is my go to dry shampoo! I go through about 1.5 of these a month! I love them and will continue to repurchase them! These save so much time in my morning routine!

10. Body Shop Coconut Scrub: This scrub was quite gentle on my skin, but I didn't find that it exfoliated at well as the Michael Todd Walnut Scrub, which has finer bits in it. The scent was nice, but I probably wouldn't repurchase this.

11. Cake Beauty Keylime Cupcake Body Butter: I really like the consistency of this cream. It absorbs into the skin really well and leaves it feeling hydrated. I prefer this scent to the Spring Honey.

12. Cake Beauty Spring Honey Body Butter: See above!

13. Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream: I loved this product! It was so gentle on my sensitive skin and really moisturized my dry patches. It was a nice, thick consistency for a night cream. It also has a great scent! I will definitely repurchase this when my other creams run out!

14.  Michael Todd Tropical Fruit Scrub: This smells AMAZING! The bits in it are so fine and really do a great job of removing any dry skin. I do find that this makes the eczema on my eyelids ten times worse, so I try to keep it below my eyes. I have already purchased the full size!

15. Elin Bianco Hair Mask: This made my hair very soft, but has a very strong baby powder scent which I'm not overly fond of. It was nice on my hair, but I have other masks that I prefer, so I would not purchase the full size.

16. Venus Satin Care Shaving Gel (Passion Fruit): This has a great scent, but is really comparable to any other shower gel. I would definitely purchase this again when it goes on sale.

17. Julep The Best Pedi Creme Ever: This foot cream really is wonderful! It smells refreshing and absorbs relatively quickly. I would probably repurchase this.

18. Simple Eye Make-Up Remover: This is a great low-end make-up remover. It removes make-up gently without leaving the skin oily. I will probably repurchase this item.

19. KMS Free Shape Quick Dry Spray:  I liked this product. I did find that it made my hair dry quicker, however there wasn't a drastic difference. I may purchase the full size if I ever see it.

20. Goldwell Sleek Perfection Spray: The scent is sweet smelling and it lingers throughout the day. I liked this spray but have other sprays that I like better.

21: Matrix Sleek Look: I hate this spray. It left my hair and irons feeling very tacky. It was the worst heat spray that I have ever used.

22. Balea Cleansing Cloths: These are my all time favorite! The are very gentle on my skin and do a great job of removing all of my make-up after a long day. I will continue to repurchase these!

23: Target Brand Cleansing Cloths: These aggravated and dried out my skin. I will not be repurchasing these.

Wow! That was a lot of empties!