Friday, November 18, 2011

Fall Beauty Review 2011: Give Yourself A Gift Every Month With and a Giveaway!

(Scroll to bottom to read giveaway info.)

Love treating yourself to something new every month? Shoes and purses can get expensive, so why not indulge in a new gloss or moisturizer for a small price of $10 a month! is joining the likes of Glymm, Loose Button, Luxe Box, and Birchbox by bringing you beauty enthusiasts deluxe size samples right to your door. What's so different about right?

I had done a review a while ago about Loose Button. Overall, it's a great program if you love trying new products without committing to a full size. Since I receive samples for my blog, it wasn't for me plus I was a little underwhelmed by the products that were sent to me.

Topbox, like all the other brands, chooses top brands to include in your monthly box. Where I found they did differ is that in November's Topbox, 2 full size samples were included! That alone makes the $10 fee worth it plus shipping is free. Full size samples are not always offered - it really depends on the brand. I received:
  • Full Size Deborah Lippman Nail Polish in Some Enchanted Evening (pink salmon glitter) $19.50 CAD
  • Full Size Cake Beauty It's A Slice Velveteen Hand Cream $18 CAD
  • Deluxe Size Dr. Brandt Time Arrest Eye Serum $85 CAD
  • Deluxe Size Stila Lip Glaze in Raspberry $22 CAD

I was so stoked to receive the Deborah Lippman polish. I've been wanting to try this line for a long time, but could never justify the price for a nail polish. I just love her sparkly glitter polishes. The mix of fine glitter and round glitter make the polish look so fun and whimsical. 

Some Enchanted Evening is a pink salmon glitter on a clear base. The shade makes me want to throw on a ballerina tutu, not that I have one (wish...). I still had Sephora by OPI's "I'm With Brad" on so I layered Some Enchanted Evening on top. I really like the mix of pink and chocolate brown. On it's own, it's really soft and feminine. I think I'll do this when I feel like going more subtle on my nails. You need a few layers though to really make the glitter less splotchy looking.

I love Cake Beauty anything especially their hand creams. I own the original one and Vanilla Snow and I always get compliments on them. It's A Slice's mango scent is just as delicious and my new favourite!

Stila Lip Glaze's are a cult classic and I've owned a few in my time. They are a bit tacky, but the shine lasts for a long time. Raspberry is a sheer pinky-red and would work for a lot of skin tones.

I actually have the full size of Dr. Brandt Time Arrest Eye Serum. I find under makeup it starts to pill into a ball. I've tried even using the smallest amount and it still does that. I would save this for night time as I did like how radiant it made my under eyes look.

What I love about Topbox is that the brand is conscious of the environment. A lot of the other companies do send you the products in boxes that are way too big and often shipped in an additional box. Topbox's products are shipped in a sturdy round cylinder box which cuts down on the packaging. Another reason to love them, is that the cylinder doesn't have their logo on it so you can reuse this pretty box for whatever you desire! I think I'm going to be using this as a brush holder - how cute would that be? I'm going to put something in the bottom so my brushes won't sink to the bottom.

Now for the giveaway! One lucky Makeup Junkie reader will win December's Topbox which is already sold out! So you know it's something real goood! To enter: 
  • You must be a Canadian resident.  
  • You must 'Like' on Facebook.
  • Leave me a comment telling me you 'Liked' on FB and what products you're hoping will be in December's box.
Good luck! The winner will be announced on November 22nd at 12 pm.

Products were sent for editorial consideration and I truly love it.


michelle said...

I've liked top box and hope there is a full sized blush or eyeshadow said...

Hey There!

My name is Steph and I work for We are so happy that you are thrilled with your first box!
We worked very hard to make our product something different and unique and we are happy that you noticed our hard work.
There are much more exciting things to come and we promise not to disappoint!

Thank you for the great review!

Steph and the Topbox Team

Vivian Doan said...

I liked TopBox on Facebook! and I hope they'll have a NARS product.. that would be amazing :)

Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty said...

Liked them on FB. Too late to wish for items in Dec box now right, cause they're sold out lol but if I could, I'd wish for more awesome nail polish

ptitemeve said...

Liked them on facebook: Marie-Eve Lahaie
I wish for nail polish (nail polish junkie here!)

mrs_oj said...

I liked TopBox and I hope for some sparkly eye shadow for all the Christmas parties!

Melissa H said...

I liked Topbox on Facebook and I hope there is a blush sample.

applePIE. said...

i liked topbox on facebook
and i know this is highly unlikely but i hope there's another deborah lippman nailpolish in the december box!

Sandy said...

Liked on FB. I'm hoping there is another anti aging eye product and something moisturizing for the winter!

Miso said...

Just "liked" on Facebook
Want to try a new blush

Anca said...

i liked topbox on facebook.
I hope the december topbox has a Butter London nail polish, a stila lip gloss and maybe even a benefit blush

Still i'm upset i missed out on the deborah lippmann oh well

kiesh said...

I liked on FB. I hope the December box has a full size blush!

Anonymous said...

I have certainly Liked TopBox on Facebook, and I can't wait to give this new providers a try! I love to try new hair products or lip gloss, and what better way than a brand like Top Box.

Jan said...

I liked TopBox on Facebook. I would love a new blush to try out!

Simone Clarke said...

I liked It on Facebook. Fingers crossed!!!

Huguette En said...

Like Topbox on FB (Huguette En)
I hope there's a cute nail polish color for the holidays.
henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

Unknown said...

I liked on Facebook. Sad to learn that the December box is sold out as the November Topbox looks fabulous. Hope that the December's offering includes a face serum or moisturizer as the weather is really drying for the skin these days!

Glogirl said...

I 'Like' on Facebook. (Amy M)
I would love to find some lip gloss by Balmshell or Cargo products in this box!


Anonymous said...

I have already liked on facebook! :)
I'd love to try a new face moisturizer is decembers topbox.

Mandy Wong said...

Hello, I have liked Topbox. I would love to try a Beautyblender or something similar to that effect. A skin illuminator would be nice too :)