Topbox Review: February 2013

Since I am obviously not going to catch up on my food and other posts any time soon, I am going to commit myself to getting my topbox posts out in a reasonable amount of time. It’s a bit awkward that I just posted my November to January boxes but my February topbox is here!

I put two Prive boxes on my wish list for this month and got one of them! The other one that I had on my wish list was the fantastic looking Year of the Snake Benefit box, but that was mainly because I like Benefit and I was totally cool with getting more Benefit samples despite having tried everything in the box before.

However, since I didn’t get the Benefit one, let’s talk about the box I did get – for my February topbox, I got the Miracle 10 skincare box. Miracle 10 is completely new to me and I love trying different cleansers and moisturizers so this box is probably a better fit for me than the other Prive boxes (there was a lip product box and y’all know how I feel about lipstick!).

February 2013 Prive Box: Miracle 10

Miracle 10 Prive Box

So in my February box, I got the following:

  • Miracle 10 Cleanser I (30ml)
  • Miracle 10 AHA Cream (15ml)
  • Miracle 10 Night Cream (15ml)
  • Miracle 10 Facial Peel Voucher
  • Miracle 10 $30 off $175 purchase coupon

I only managed to use the cleanser and AHA cream once (lol I did just get the box) and my initial thoughts are I like them. The cleanser left my skin feeling clean but not dry, which can be an issue for me in the dry winter months and the AHA cream absorbed nicely and didn’t have a greasy feeling to it. I haven’t had a chance to use the night cream yet but I have high hopes for it based on my first experience with the other two products.

Also included in the box was a voucher for a Miracle 10 facial peel in their new clinic (The Plastic Surgery Clinic) in Toronto. Considering I am far from Toronto and not making a trip over anytime soon (at least not before the expiry date of May 31, 2013), I am going to give my voucher to a friend. According to the voucher, the Miracle 10 facial peel combines a dermaplaning sessions with a mild lactic and glycolic acid peel, a fruit enzyme scrub, followed by a nourishing mask. The facial targets congested pores and lifeless skin cells to allow skin to regenerate and breathe. I wish I could use this myself as it sounds awesome!

There is a coupon for the Miracle 10 online shop for $30 off a $175 purchase as well and that is definitely a bonus if I wanted to buy more of these later on. At first glance, I am going to say it seems really expensive but then when I really think about it, none of the Miracle 10 products actually cost any more than the other stuff I have been buying, it’s just the idea of getting the whole set all at once that freaks my wallet out.

One other bonus on the Miracle 10 samples are the containers – they are all pumps and small so I plan to reuse mine for travelling once I finish up the samples. The chances of product exploding in my bag is slimmer since the lid (with pump) seals the container but there is also the cap so you would have to lose both before product gets everywhere (much more difficult that just having one lid!).

So What Would Argenplath Pay?

So my February topbox was $12.60 and the total value including the facial peel was $170.60 but since I’m not using it, the total value of the box for me is still $45.60, which is pretty good in my books.

  • Miracle 10 Cleanser I ($9)
  • Miracle 10 AHA Cream ($19.20)
  • Miracle 10 Night Cream ($17.40)
  • Miracle 10 Facial Peel Voucher ($125)

I loved my prive box and I would definitely consider adding other ones onto my wish list if they come up for March. Although I have been reading online that people are unhappy about only getting 2 products in the lipstick prive box and how the Benefit box was the best one etc – I am going to say it seems a bit ridiculous to me. I mean, when you select a prive box for your wish list, the contents of each box are clearly laid out (in text and with photos), so I hate that people are complaining when they chose to add that box to their wish list – it’s not topbox’s problem that you didn’t read. Also it was clear that not everyone who asked for a specific prive box was going to get one, so I don’t think it is fair to be angry that a different box was sent. I have heard that the regular February topbox included a Deborah Lippmann nail polish and I almost (just almost) wish I received that one – the nail polish alone is worth the price of the box, but I digress… Essentially what I am trying to say is – I am currently in love with the topbox service and I am going to keep ordering these for awhile.

3 thoughts on “Topbox Review: February 2013

    • So sad you weren’t able to get the prive box you wanted. Did you like the regular box though? I only know it came with a Deborah Lippmann polish but have no idea what else was included…

      Whoops – never mind – I just read your review and the regular box is really nice! I’m a bit jealous and kinda covet your box.


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