Topbox | January 2014 “Chinese New Year” Edition

I will admit that I totally don’t remember checking the Benefit box for my Topbox wish list and I’m almost 95% sure I just opted for a regular Topbox, but hey, I won’t say no to Benefit! This is the special Chinese New Year edition that came in very festive CNY packaging, but came with an empty lucky money packet…kind of bad luck to do that isn’t it?


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The POREFessional minimizes the appearance of pesky imperfections for smoother than smooth skin that looks practically “poreless”!

Thoughts: I will say that I am all “POREFessionaled” out when it comes to samples of this product! I do like it, but I would have loved to see something else like a lip product in this month’s Topbox.

Full size: 22mL/$36.00

I received: 3mL/$4.91


Our rose-tinted stain is kiss-proof, see through colour for lips and cheeks that lasts for hours. Naturally sheer and sexy on all complexions…it’s innocent yet provocative.

Thoughts: I think after getting the Benefit Advent calendar, I now have one of each tint so I’ll be giving this little guy away, but that’s not to say this isn’t a great product! One of the Benefit cult classics!

Full size: 12.5mL/$36.00

I received: 2.5mL/$7.20

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Say goodbye to dry skin and hello to “total moisture”. This facial cream provides concentrated immediate and long-term hydration for a radiantly refreshed complexion.

Thoughts: This is my third sample of this over the last year and for some reason, I only started using it last month and my husband and I have been LOVING it! This moisturizer is very hydrating and keeps my skin so happy in this dry winter season.

Full size: 48.2g/$46.00

I received: 8.9g/$8.49

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Sexy, dramatic, pure unadulterated black mascara for full, voluminous lashes. Famously big brush coats lashes with our thick black formula. It’s as BAD as you want to be!

Thoughts: I think I received a sample of this in my Benefit Advent calendar and have not tried it yet, but I’ve heard it’s pretty good!

Full size: 8.5g/$26.00

I received: 4.0g/$12.24

Whoops! I forgot to take a close-up of the Fakeup sample, but I have a full size of this product and lately, with my lack of sleep and dry under eyes, I’ve been using it everyday…I wish I didn’t have to, but Fakeup keeps my skin hydrated and brightens up my dark circles.

Full size: 3.5g/$29.00

I received: 0.06g/$0.50

Total Value of CNY Topbox: $33.34

Even though this Topbox was a little bit of a surprise (aren’t they always?) Benefit products are always welcome in my beauty castle!

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