It's a very popular concept with a bunch of different companies offering beauty boxes all across the world.
Some you hear bad things about, and some you hear great things about.
One of the ones with a great reputation is Topbox.
Topbox is a Canadian company that delivers 4 hand-picked deluxe beauty samples to your door each month for just $10.
Ten bucks! For high-end samples and often full size products! It's an amazing deal.
You fill out a beauty profile which helps the Topbox ladies decide which products are right for you, and if you refer friends, you can get free boxes!
As you can see it comes in a nice sturdy tube which protects your samples from getting banged up in the mail. This tube is made of 100% recycled material! There's also some pretty tissue paper for extra protection.
Topbox makes their packaging as small as possible to be as earth-friendly as possible!
Wanna see what is in this month's Topbox?
Yes folks, that's a full size Deborah Lippmann!
Let's take a look at all of these products in detail, and I'm saving the Lippmann for last.
Cover FX Clear Prep FX
This is a sample of foundation primer which does double-duty as an anti-acne gel.
The description card shown above comes in the box with more information about all of your products and where you can buy more, which is super handy.
I've never used foundation primer before so this is something cool to try! It's clear as you can see and when you rub it in, it's completely invisible and feels weightless.
I don't have any foundation on hand to test over the primer (I threw mine out because it just didn't match) but I know the importance of eyeshadow primer - so I'm sure this stuff is important too.
Orlane Anagenèse 25+ First Time-Fighting Care Eye Contour
Oh boy do I need something like this in my life. I've got the worst bags under my eyes because I'm anemic from my Crohn's disease.
I'm really excited to begin using this product and see if it makes a difference!
It's a white gel/creme and it dries clear once you rub it in. A tiny amount goes a long way, I barely used any under both eyes.
Expressions Bronzing Powder Brush
How cool is this? A high-end makeup brush in the box. It feels so soft, I don't have any other brushes this soft! And the handle feels really cool too. It feels expensive, you know? Haha!
The other cool thing about this is that there's a deal for Topbox members to get the whole brush set at a discounted price, as it says on the info card. That's really cool. You're not only getting cool stuff in the box but you're getting great offers too.
Now, the one you've been waiting for...
Deborah Lippmann - Whatever Lola Wants
This is a sheer pink shimmer polish that was created with Kelly Ripa! Her daughter's name is Lola, how cute that she has this polish for her!
In the above picture you can see there's also a card you can bring to Holt Renfrew and get a free nail file! Another perk. I don't have a Holt Renfrew here though, sad.
As I said this is a sheer polish but you can build it to opacity at three coats which I've shown here. It's really pretty and feminine. My mom loves sheer pink shimmers so you can bet she'll be wearing this one.
You can also layer this over other colors to give them a shimmery look!
Here it is over OPI - Kiss Me On My Tulips. Really pretty! I'm digging this polish.
Lippmann polishes retail between $16 and $20, so this more than makes up for the $10 you'd spend on the box. Plus the $25 makeup brush, plus the two samples. Totally worth it.
It's impossible to say anything bad about my experience with Topbox.
Canadian ladies, visit Topbox.ca to put yourself on the waiting list for a Topbox!
You can also check them out on their blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
(Product provided for honest review.)