November 14, 2011 sends top brand samples right to your door each month! is the latest contender in the Canadian sampling market and with so many choices already, you may wonder if there is room for another. Like Glymm and Luxe Box - is a monthly service that offers cosmetic samples sent right to your door for $10 a month. So what makes it different you may ask? Well according to they are committed to providing only the top brands each month. Now I'm no beauty snob and I've found great products in all kinds of lines but there is a certain appeal to knowing that you are only going to receive the best of the best every month!

To give you an idea of what they mean by top brands, included in the November Topbox is: Cake Beauty It's A Slice Velveteen Hand Creme - 100ml - (retail $18) - a wonderful smelling hand cream infused with mango & shea butter.
Deborah Lippman full sized nail polish in Some Enchanted Evening (retail $19.95) - a wonderfully sparkly pink.
Dr. Brandt Time Arrest Eye Serum - 2.5ml sample - to smooth and help prevent lines around the eyes as well as optimize hydration by providing long lasting protection from moisture loss.
Stila Lip Glaze in Raspberry sample - this is the first high end lip gloss I ever bought so it holds a special place in my heart!

Am I impressed? Damn straight I am! I've never tried the Glymm service and I've only received the Luxe Box once but the one time I did it contained a full sized hand cream in a brand I had never heard of which I ended up giving to Christelle because I don't care for cocoa butter, and samples of cleansing cloths in a brand I knew and liked, a lip plumper sample and a fragrance sample that I liked so much that I am using the full size of it now as my fall fragrance. So it wasn't a total loss, I discovered a new fragrance from it but you could probably only say that 1 or 2 of the products from that sample lot would be considered top brands.

I didn't actually receive the October Topbox last month but I understand it contained a full size Lise Watier Eye Shine, Benefit Benetint sample, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum sample and a Shu Uemura Art of Hair Full Shimmer Shampoo sample - so it sounds to me like so far they are on the right track of delivering on their promise of top brands!

Check it out for yourself and/or sign up for the December box at

- Lisamarie -


  1. Oooh I'm waiting for the arrival of mine, can't wait to see what I get!!!!

  2. oh wow, full DL polish?! sweet xD

  3. I've gotten the LuxeBox from LooseButton for three months now, I just switched to Glymm and am awaiting my first box. I can definitely tell you that Luxebox seems to be suited for an older age group- I am 23 and every box I got contained 2-3 anti-aging serums and virutally no beuaty products (1 nail polish was the extent). I may give Topbox a try if I'm not satisfied with Glymm!

  4. I do enjoy Luxe Box and I think their customer service is great, but I agree it seems suited to an older age group. I'm more a fan of makeup samples than skincare, so hopefully Top Box will deliver that. Plus, I like the idea of sampling high-end brands that I might normally overlook due to prices. Thanks for the info!

  5. I got my Topbox last week and I was very impressed! It's definitely a top contender amongst the other subscription services :).

  6. I loved my November Topbox! Especially the Deborah Lippmann polish!

  7. Holy crap, this is fabulous, thanks for the heads up I already went and got myself a subscription :)

  8. I think I'm going to switch from Luxebox to Topbox. I definitely agree Luxebox is for an older crowd.

  9. Oh wow - now this is a sample-box I can sign up for! I've wanted to try these out - but I'm a bit of a brand snob too - and the samples in this box are AMAZING - the Lippman polish alone sold me! Am going to go check it out!

  10. OOOOOO i wasn't so impressed with my luxe box and from the reviews i read of glymm box it wasn't that great either! but full size DP nailpolish?! i'm sold! :D

  11. I stopped getting my LuxeBoxes and have yet to try Glymm but this one sounds so promising that I have to out glymm on hold and sub to this one first! :)

  12. Hey There!

    My name is Steph and I'm a part of the Topbox team. We are so happy that you love your Topbox! We worked very hard to make our product something different and unique and we will continue to do so!

    Thanks all for the wonderful comments! We promise more spectacular things to come and we will not disappoint!!

    Steph & the Topbox Team

    1. Shelley McGee-WilsonAugust 1, 2012 at 1:26 PM

      Would love to receive a response to my email regarding my subscription. I've sent 2 in 2 days and still no response.

    2. Hi Shelley, You'll have to contact Topbox directly. We aren't affiliated with them in any way other than having reviewed their service last year on our site.

      Hope you get what you need.

      Best, Lisamarie


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