What’s Inside my November 2012 Topbox?

B. Kamins Nia-Stem Moisturizer Kx – Anti-aging moisturizer with niacin, plant stem-cells, and Bio-Maple Compound helps to repair and brighten skin. Full size $125/50ml. Sample size 0.11oz Ya TINY

B. Kamins Nia-Stem Serum Kx – Anti-aging serum with niacin, plant stem-cells, and Bio-Maple Compound helps restore clarity and even skin-tone. Full size $135/30ml. Sample size 0.11oz Teeny Tiny

China Glaze I’m Not Lion Nail Lacquer from the On Safari Collection. Beautiful glitter shade!

Cuccio Natural Butter Blend – 10x the Moisturizing Power of Lotion. A non-oily intense hydrating treatment for silky smooth skin. Full size $18.95/240g. Sample size 0.33Oz This products sounds really lovely, but with a small sample size of 9.24g for a body product it makes it pretty hard to truly test and appreciate it.

Roberto Vavalli Deluxe Miniature (5ml) Eau de Parfum. Full sizes $80/50ml, $105/75ml. Love receiving fragrance samples. Especially beautifully packaged deluxe miniatures. This scent may not for me as it smells quite “young” but I haven’t skin tested it yet.

The China Glaze polish is definitely what makes this month’s box. Without this fun, full sized item the selection of rather small samples could have turned out to be fairly disappointing. Overall I think it’s a average-good box this month.

What did you receive in your Topbox this month? Were you happy?

What’s Inside my October 2012 Topbox?

I am pretty happy with the contents of the October 2012 Topbox. Finally some colour!

The box contains:
MaskerAid Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask. I think it is awesome this product was included as I am already in love with these! Please see my review of the Weather Warrior Mask. This is a full size product with a value of $4.99. Topbox will begin selling these on their website October 22nd.

There are also tiny samples of the new Aveda Invati Shampoo and Conditioner for thinning hair. I have thinning hair and so does my sister. This product intrigues me but with tiny 10ml samples it will be hard to make any kid of judgement call on them to make deciding on a full bottle purchase any easier. The full size 200ml bottles retail for $27.
Stila Prime Pot. I am already a huge fan of using MAC Paint Pots and other cream shadows as a base under my eyeshadow so I look forward to trying out the sample of this. The sample pot provided is one half the size of the retail version which sells for $26.

The other Stila sample is a cardboard sampler of all of the shades in their In The Garden Eyeshadow Palette. I think it is pretty cool and a great way to give the shades a try before purchasing the palette that retails for $50. Love seeing more colour products in this month’s Topbox!
What do you think? Worth the price? I am very happy with this box but I just couldn’t justify the expense anymore and felt the $10 a month could have been spent better elsewhere. But, I’ll be honest, I’m regretting having cancelled before receiving this just a bit. It is a good one!

What’s Inside My September 2012 Topbox?

Well it’s official. I’m going to cancel my Topbox.ca subscription. I waver back and forth between being somewhat satisfied and wanting to cancel and this month’s box is the straw that broke the camel’s back. Definitely not impressed.

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara sample – I have been wanting to try this mascara and love getting mascara samples so I am happy with this.
Balenciaga Paris L’ESSENCE by BALENCIAGA PARIS perfume sample – I already have this perfume so obviously not terribly excited by it but I do enjoy receiving perfume samples in my subscription boxes. This is a 4 ml sample so more generous than the average perfume sample. Wish it was in a spray bottle though. :-(
philosophy purity made simple one-step facial cleanser sample – 30ml sample so fairly generous. Just not terribly exciting to me. I’m happy with my cleansing routine.
M.Asam Perfect Teint primer sample – 5ml sample. I swear by primers so it will be nice to try a new one.  
So as you can see I don’t hate all my samples. So why am I going to cancel? Well first of all there is no full size product. I know we shouldn’t “expect” one but admit it, we have all become a little accustomed to receiving at least one full size item in our subscription boxes. Secondly these may be considered deluxe sample sizes but considering there are only 4 included in the box I expect something more. 
There is also a card included for a complimentary cosmetic pouch from Balenciaga Paris from Holt Renfrew while supplies last but it’s not really worth mentioning as most people do not have easy access to a Holt Renfrew.