August 2012 Topbox | Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

August 2012 Topbox

Like a naughty little Topboxer, I have been peeking at everyone else’s Topboxes and knew what was coming so I was quite excited about receiving mine! We also received a little bonus in our Topboxes this month which is always a nice little surprise. I actually don’t know how they managed to get everything in there so nicely because once I took everything out, I could not for the life of me get everything back in!

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Dot Marc Jacobs

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Introducing DOT MARC JACOBS, a lush floral bouquet of beautiful jasmine and juicy red berries. DOT MARC JACOBS captures a charming, upbeat spirit with timeless sophistication.

Thoughts: I was most excited about this ultra cute perfume sample! I am a big perfume person (I think I actively use about 10 different ones at any given time!) so this was what I was waiting to get my hands on and smell! I’m usually a citrus-lover, but this has just the right balance of sweet and floral notes and I look forward to wearing this scent in the coming months.

Full size: 50mL/$79 or 100mL/$105

I received: 4mL/$4.20 (used the lower value)

Expression Blush Brush

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Thoughts: I love brushes and I have been wanting another blush brush so I am very happy that I got one!

Full size: $22

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Pink Wipes

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A biodegradable, paraben free and hypoallergenic pH balanced feminine wipe that is perfect for your summer travels.

Thoughts: I have to say that I did not expect this to be in a beauty box, but I’m glad it is! These wipes are little expensive though so I don’t think they would be something I would buy all the time…I haven’t tried it out yet so I can’t really say how it works, but I’m sure it’ll make any girls’ nethers feel fresher!

Full size: 15 wipes/$12

I received: 1 wipe/$0.80

L’Eau de Chloe

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Chloe signature scent opens a new chapter in its story. This perfumed body lotion is as delicate as a breath of air.

Thoughts: Love the cute little bottle, but the scent is quite a bit stronger than I am used to. I don’t think I will be purchasing the full size anytime soon!

Full size: 200mL/$60

I received: 30mL/$9

Kellett Skincare Polishing Gel Cleanser

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Gentle exfoliants and purifying cleansers dissolve impurities, help regulate sebum production and soothe inflammation.

Thoughts: I feel like based on the description this is more for oily skin, but I do love a good exfoliant!

Full size: 130mL/$45

I received: 10mL/$3.46

Nexxus Therappe Luxurious Hydrating Shampoo and Humectress Ultimate Hydrating Conditioner

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Thoughts: I have used Nexxus products in the past in a sample pack format and really enjoyed how it made my hair feel so I’m very pleased to be able to try this shampoo and conditioner in some VERY good sample sizes! I wasn’t able to easily find a proper price for these (if anyone knows I will gladly update) and I guess since these were a bonus in this month’s Topbox, I won’t include them in the final value (even though we all know it made this month’s box a little bit sweeter Smile)

Total Value of Topbox: $39.46

This month’s Topbox is a far cry from this month’s Glymm bag and the Expressions brush alone more than paid for it. Topbox continues to come out on top and I don’t know how they’re doing it, but whatever it is, they know how to run the business of beauty boxes!

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  1. I liked the Marc Jacob prefume too, the bottle is too cute. The Chloe body lotion was very strong. The scent reminded me of the Avon lotions my mom would get in her Avon bags when I was a little kid. :D

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    1. Awww, Avon memories! The Chloe scent was incredibly strong! I don't know how anyone can handle it really...unless you have a cold or something...

      I love the Marc Jacobs bottle too! I think I will have to keep it once I use up the perfume. It's so adorable!

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  2. I LOVE the Dot perfume sample.. I'm not much of a perfume wearer but I cannot get enough of Dot. The perfumed lotion though? I put a tiny bit on my arm and couldn't stand the smell, it's wayyy too strong. It was a fab box though, the shampoo/condition makes my hair so soft!

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    1. Yes, that's what I remember about the Nexxus shampoo and conditioner when I last tried it! My hair was so soft! I am obsessed with the Dot perfume sample. I have to keep the bottle once it's all gone. It's just too cute!

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  3. I loved this review. I was ecstatic to open my box this month! The MbyMJ perfumes was a great surprise- lived the packaging.
    Great blog!

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    1. Aww, thank you for reading! I think we were all really surprised by our Topboxes and loved them!

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  4. WOWWW great box! I love getting perfume samples in the cute bottles compared to the tiny vials.

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    1. I know, me too! The little vials are really nothing. A mini bottle of the real thing is so much cuter, but I guess it costs more to make the minis?

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  5. I love seeing what other beauty boxes non-UK bloggers get, this one looks so good! Have just started following you :)

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. And I love seeing the UK boxes! You guys have some really great ones too! Following you back!

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  6. Yeah, I honestly don't know how Topbox cranks out so many great boxes one after the other - and for the lowest price too!

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    1. I know right? They have something the other beauty boxes don't have that's for sure!

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  7. I am SO excited that I am FINALLY after 8 long months getting my first one in October!!!

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  8. Lovely products you got! I'm glad you were overall satisfied with it :)

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    1. I'm never disappointed with my Topbox ever!

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  9. Great box! Ooh I haven't tried Nexxus hair products...they look awesome!

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  10. lovely review! I agree with the chloe lotion- gosh it is really strong!! I love topbox and I don't see how I could ever cancel my subscription :) haha

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    1. I was imagining a future with me and my daughter subscribing...I wonder how long beauty boxes will be around?

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  11. This box looks so much better than Glymm. I wish there wasn't so much of a waitlist, or I'd switch over. But then, that's probably why they are doing so well, because they keep their list more exclusive than Glymm, which anyone can get, whenever!

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    1. I think Topbox was smart about making sure to put a cap on the number of subscribers so that everyone could get great samples and not have to scramble trying to find something to throw in the boxes just to meet the demand.

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