Topbox sent us our boxes uber early for October! Which is probably why I actually have time to hash out a review on the blog before the next one comes out. Cause we all know, this never happens!
It looks like murale.ca (a store very similar to Sephora here in Canada, spun off from Shoppers Drug Mart) is sponsoring this box so it is full of brands you can find at Murale. I’ve shopped there a couple of times now so I was excited to see this box! Until I opened it, anyway. More about that below.
So now down to the nitty gritty. What was in my box? Here we go!
1. Yves Saint Laurent – Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll
I’ll be honest. I was not too thrilled about seeing another mascara in a beauty box. My Ipsy glam bag has been ridiculously horrible for it lately. I have SO MUCH MASCARA! But I will admit, I was happy to see something from YSL in my Topbox. I don’t have anything from YSL other than my Touche Eclat so it will be nice to try something new from them. I couldn’t find this on the Murale sight but found it on Sephora and the reviews look good. This is an exciting find in my box. Can’t wait to try it!
the details. YSL Beauty – retail: $36.00 CDN, $30.00 US for 0.2oz (full size) – topbox sample is worth $10.80 CDN, $10.00 US for 0.06oz (sample)
2. Darphin Predermine Densifying Anti-Wrinkle Cream
The first of three (yes, three!) anti-aging products I received in this months box. “Predermine” is Darphin’s anti-wrinkle and firming line. I’m not quite sure I’m at that stage in my life just yet. Nonetheless, this is a pretty decent size sample for a very expensive product but I don’t know if I will use it just yet.
the details. Darphin Paris – retail: $200.00 CDN, $152.00 US for 50ml/1.6oz (full size) – topbox sample is worth $62.50 CDN, $47.50 US for 0.5oz (sample)
3. Erno Lazlo Transphuse Eye Refiner
Anti-aging product number 2 is an anti-aging cream. I’ve never heard of this brand before so it’s something new to me. On the Murale site, it shows that this product does the following: smoothes fine lines, tightens and nourishes, preserves and boosts collagen production, and, moisturizes, protects and increases elasticity. Personally, I’m already using an eye product that I use for dark circles and fatigue that I like so this one might be waiting awhile as I’m not looking for a true anti-aging eye product yet.
the details. Erno Lazlo – retail: $120.00 CDN, $100.00 US for 15ml/0.5oz (full size) – topbox sample is worth $24.00 CDN, $20.00 US for 0.1oz (sample)
4. Rivoli Le Visage Luminious Serum
I’m not entirely sure if this is an anti-aging product, per se, but it is a serum of sorts. I’ve never tried a serum so I think I may give this one a go. What I like about this is that there are no preservatives.
the details. Rivoli Geneve – not sure about price as I could not find this online
Overall, the October 2013 Topbox was okay. Th e value of this box was through the roof! While I like how they give us skincare, I really could have done with less anti-aging skincare. I am quite excited to try the mascara, though! I’ll give it a go when I get ready for work tomorrow.
Only 2 out of 5 pixel stars for the October box.
What was in your Topbox this month?