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

November 2012 Topbox

I have just realized that it is now December and I have not blogged about the November Topbox! Time has just flown by! Work has gotten so busy that I just come home exhausted. I feel like I’m going to be tired for the next month or so just trying to keep up with Christmas parties and my work schedule. Oh well, that’s what beauty products are for – relaxing! This month’s Topbox was again a little lackluster for me, but there was one product that made this box an overall win for me. Let’s find out what it is! Although at this point, most of you already know what that may be!

B.Kamins Nia-Stem Moisturizer and Serum

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Thoughts: I don’t know if I will really be able to see the beneficial effects of this line given the samples we received, but I have been wanting to try more B. Kamins products so I am happy to receive these as samples. 

Full size: Moisturizer – 50mL/$125 and Serum – 30mL/$135

I received: Moisturizer – 3.25mL/$8.13 and Serum – 3.25mL/$14.63

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Jungle Queen

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Thoughts: Yay! I was praying for a colour I didn’t own and I got my wish! It’s funny, I like getting nail polish in beauty boxes, but most of the time I have the colours already :(

Full size: 14mL/$10 (Cheaper online and in salons)

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Cuccio Naturale Butter Blend

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Thoughts: Apparently this has 10x the moisturizing power of lotion and is a non-greasy hydrating treatment. I’ve tried it on my hands and it is definitely non-greasy and hydrating, but 10x the power? I would need a frame of reference to prove that statement I think!

Full size: 240g/$18.95

I received: 9.24g/$0.73

Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum

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Thoughts: These perfume bottle minis are always so cute! The scent is a little heavy for me so I will have to find a new home for mini Cavalli…too bad though, but that’s the thing with fragrance. It’s just so personal that you can’t always get it right!

Full size: 50mL/$80 or 75mL/$105

I received: 5mL/$7.00

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Total Value of Topbox: $40.49

I have to say that this Topbox doesn’t seem like one worth $40+ as the samples were quite small and because the retail value of the face creams are so much, it really gives November’s Topbox a much higher value. Regardless, I did like the nail polish and body butter and I can’t wait for December’s Topbox because I’m hoping for something special for Christmas!

18 comments

  1. I'm hoping for a Christmas surprise too! And I got a nail polish colour I already have :( I ended up giving it to my sister as one of her birthday presents.

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    1. That's the thing with nail polish, there is a very high chance that you'll get a duplicate!

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  2. I wasn't super impressed either, but I did get Elephant Walk from CG which I didn't have. Boring shade but I suppose a good grey polish can't hurt. lol.

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    1. A good grey IS nice to have. I only have 5, which in my collection means not very many! LOL!

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  4. Jungle Queen looks really nice! I got a B.Kamis eye cream in a Luxe Box and I have to say, it's become my go-to eye cream. Hope the rest of their products are just as good!

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    1. I think I have used their eye cream before and unfortunately I needed something thicker than the sample I got through my first Topbox. I really loved their lip balm from the Glossybox so B.Kamins definitely has some good stuff in their product line!

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  5. ahh i wouldnt have thought the Topbox value was that high either.
    i am crossing my fingers for a Christmas surprise!! :)

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    1. I hoped it would be good last year, but alas there was no special Christmas Topbox...

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  6. OOh I like the cavalli perfume. I'm such a collector of those cute little tiny bottles! The polish is a pretty color too!

    Samantha
    Nailartcouture

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    1. The bottle is definitely cute, but I'm just not sure the scent is quite for me. I like it, but I feel like it doesn't match my personality.

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  7. you got a really pretty nail polish colour! the cuccio naturale butter is my favourite hand cream at the moment. i put it on and sniff my hands constantly haha.

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    1. It did smell really good! I smelled it just before I wrote my little blurb!

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  8. Ooh I also like the polish! Such a pretty color :D

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    1. It's got kind of a shimmer to it which is interesting. Have to give it a try soon!

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  9. The polish is gorgeous! I really like the perfume sample bottle, it's a nice change from the regular sample tubes.

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    1. Oh totally! The perfume bottle is like half the fun!

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