Top Box – January

This Topbox actually put a smile on my face. I opened up the wrapping, and typed against the light pink paper was the word……Clinique. Now to just open it and see if the stuff is nice! Just a quick note, I’m finding that I’m lacking when it comes to updating what I’ve tried in my Topbox. So I’m going to try to review items I haven’t tried when I make my new Topbox posts (on that note, I JUST opened this box, so I haven’t tried any of it). If that makes sense. On with it then!

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Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3

I received 30ml and 200ml retails for $16 and 400ml retails for $27.

It claims: Helps clear away pollution, excess oil, dulling flakes for clear, glowing skin. Helps block a blemish. Purifies pores to look cleaner, smaller. Skin grows stronger, stays clearer, healthier. Dermatologist-reformulated to be comfortable, non-drying.

Excited to try this, lord knows my pores need help.

 

 

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Clinique Rinse Off Eye Makeup Solvent

I received 60ml and 125ml retails for $25.

It claims: Unique formula quickly removes all eye makeup, from lashes to brows. Perfect for quick makeup changes, touch ups, repairs. Cleans eye area easily without disturbing other makeup. No rubbing necessary. Oil-free, blur-free, sting-free. Ophthalmologist Tested.

Also excited to try this.

 

 

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Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Like Mink

I received 1.6g and 2.5g retails for $25.

I am happy that the colours they sent me are wearable!

 

 

 

 

 

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Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector

I received 7ml and 30ml retails for $57 and 50ml retails for $86.

It claims: Potent serum gives every skin a second chance against lines, wrinkles, sun damage. In 4 weeks, see obvious reduction in lines, wrinkles, improved texture. At 12 weeks, the visible wrinkle-reducing power is remarkably close to a dermatological laser procedure. 63%, to be exact. Different commitment, different results. And yet impressive results guaranteed.

I haven’t decided yet what to do with this product. I may give it to my mother or my bestfriends mother and ask for feedback. I don’t think i’ll notice anything with the Wrinkle and UV Damage.

 

 

 

So that’s what I got and overall, I was impressed. Relieved as well. I thought for sure after the last box I was going to have to cancel. But they redeemed themselves and really, 2 out of 3 boxes were good. I’m excited to try all these things and to let you know how they all work!

 

 

 

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Topbox – November

So I was pretty freaking excited to see my Topbox in the mail and equally as excited to not dislike it! So here we go. I’ve had a chance to try 3 out of 4 of the products.

 


Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara! I got a 3.0g sized  bottle, a full sized bottle is 8.5g and $29.

I was really excited to see this as I’ve heard such wonderful things but just haven’t gotten around to trying it. Upon trying this product I was a bit upset with only one aspect of it. Which might turn out to be a deal breaker for me. In a post a bit back I had brought up the fact that I hadn’t liked rubber bristled mascaras but that I was getting back into them. I have to say, this brush is rubber bristled and I hate it. It’s a bit too much for me. I don’t find it a fun experience when I am applying. Just a personal preference. The effect of the actual product is nice. You really get a fuller look to your lashes yet still manage to look realistic. No clumping but a smooth application. My only complaint – the brush.

 

 

 

 

 

  China Glaze On the Safari Collection in Jungle Queen. I got the full size of this item and it retails for $12.

This would be the one product I haven’t tried yet. Mostly because I really wanted to try out the deep purple (Trina) by Julep. I love it btw.

So, I’ll give an update on this once I do get to try it.

 

 

 

 

Cuccio Naturale Butter Blend in Pomegranate & Fig. I received 9.24g and a full size is 240g for $18.95.

I have to say that I LOVE this product. It smells AMAZING – though I don’t think it smells anything like pom or figs!  It is the least greasy/slick lotion I have ever used. It absorbs in no time with no residue or any type of feeling that you had just put on a lotion. It’s hydrating and very light weight. Out of my entire Topbox this was my favorite. I will definitely have my eye out for any of these products.

 

 

 

 

Roberto Cavalli eau de parfum. I got 5ml and 50 ml is $80, 75ml $105.

I actually really like this perfume even though it’s been out for a while and it’s a really summery scent, it’s nice to have. Look at that bottle too, SO cute. I’m glad it wasn’t in those thin pinky-sized spray tubes. I know perfume is a very personal thing to receive and maybe if I ever get a fragrance I absolutely hate, I’ll be bitter. I wasn’t bitter though, i thought this was adorable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SO! Overall I really liked everything I got. The hand cream was my favorite and I also got to try a mascara for super cheap without dropping $30 on it and disliking it. I’m satisfied with this November box and look forward to receiving the December box.

Smashbox Ultimate Palette

 

This is probably my most fave item I have bought in the last few months. It’s really all a girl could want and need for day to day make up life. Wonderful eye shadows, blushes, highlights, eyeliners and glosses. How can you go wrong? You can’t. For roughly $70 this palette is a steal. The quality is fantastic. I even used two colours for zombie make up. This is a classy move from Smashbox and I really recommend you go out and add this to your collection. I don’t even have anything negative to say about this. I do have to say though, a cute bonus is that they give you front and back cue-cards for different eye shadow styles. It’s great for when you just don’t know what kind of style you’re in the mood for. Go.get.this.now.
In other news, I did get my Top Box and I am pleased. Reviews will come as I use the products but I paid $11 CND and I figure I got about $37 worth of product. I think I’ll be trying this again for 1 more month.