February 20, 2012

My February Topbox has arrived - does it live up to November?

February's Topbox is the first one I've received since the November one and I was curious to know if it would live up to the company's promise of only sampling the top brands. February's box contains:
Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils sample
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat sample
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Full Shimmer Illuminating Shampoo 75ml sample
Lillypilly Kakadu Plum Hand & Body Creme x2 samples
Pari Beauty Eye Shadow in Colour 54 full size (retail $11)

It's a nice box - the mascara and shampoo would be my favourite samples from it but I would have to say it in no way rivals the awesomeness of the November box which had a full sized Cake hand cream and Lippman polish in it! The full size product in February's box was the Pari eyeshadow and I must admit, I've never heard of this brand so I can't agree that it's a top brand. Not that I'm familiar with every single brand in the world (my husband would probably laugh at that but it's true) but I would say that I am at least aware of all the the biggies and even the cult smallies and Pari wasn't anywhere on my radar. Not that I mind discovering something I have never tried - I have heard of Lillypilly but have never tried it so I like receiving those samples of it but as the only full sized product, it is disappointing to get an unknown brand.

Of course the nice thing about sample boxes is every month is something new! I understand that they are sold out at the moment so I'm not sure what month you can sign up for but if you go to the website, you can sign up to be notified as soon as there are available subscriptions!

 Check it out at www.topbox.ca.

Is anyone subscribed and if so I would love to know what you think of your monthly samples up to now!

- Lisamarie -

8 comments:

  1. I agree, Novemeber's box was amazing, it would be hard to live up to it. I would have also liked to see a full size product from a more well known brand!

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  2. I waited 3 months to get my first box, and was kinda underwhelmed with it:( I will give it a few more tries, along with my Glymm and Luxe boxes...

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  3. I still have things from my now cancelled Luxe Box that I haven't used, so I've been solid at resisting the temptation of any of these new ones.

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  4. I cannot wait to receive my first topbox (not til May!)- I think they have the best track record out of luxe, glymm and topbox thus far. glossybox is yet to be determined although the first months was disappointing (at least to me).

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  5. I just received feb top box which was my first one. Was not too excited about it! First of all there was no eyeshadow in my box, I have emailed them so I am curious to see how their customer service handles this. Considering I don't have color treated hair the shampoo was just whatever for me, was kind of hoping for more generous sized samples but I guess I will wait for the next boxes and hope for better!! I already signed up for a year

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  6. I missed November's box but I did see the contents online so every box I've received since December has been somewhat of a letdown. This is my third. The past two I felt were pretty good. I think I'm on about my 7th month of Glymm and I'm quite happy with it. I received 3or 4 months worth of Luxe Box before cancelling as I didn't feel excited by any of the boxes I received and frequently left them untouched.

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  7. Thanks for the review... I was wondering if I could use your image and link back to you in a post I'm writing up for TopBox? I haven't tried their service yet, but am dying to try it :D

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  8. No worries - help yourself!

    Best, Lisamarie

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