Topbox Review: May 2013

It’s that time again – Hello May Topbox! I didn’t get the prive box that I had on my wish list which was basically the highlights of the February 2013 Topbox with the Deborah Lippmann polish, but it’s ok, since Topbox sent me a nail polish anyway.

May 2013 Topbox

May 2013 Topbox

I received 4 items this month:

Cuccio Colour Nail Lacquer - So So Sofia

Cuccio Colour Nail Lacquer – So So Sofia

Cuccio Colour Nail Lacquer - So So Sofia Swatch

Cuccio Colour Nail Lacquer – So So Sofia Swatch

The Cuccio Colour Nail Lacquer is a DBP, Toluene and Formeldehyde Free polish and comes in an abundance of colours, but the one I received was So So Sofia. So So Sofia is a buttercream/nude-ish colour and instinctively I thought – this is definitely a polish for French manicures, but then I also remembered I don’t do lines very well. So So Sofia is definitely a sheer polish and it took me about 3 coats to get it relatively opaque. The colour by itself is not quite in my wheelhouse, but after swatching this, I did add a sheer layer of sparkly polish on top and all of a sudden, I loved the colour. The formula of this polish was great – not too runny and not too thick – and it went on really nicely with no streaks. Once it dries, it is incredibly shiny and glossy! I have never heard of Cuccio Colour before and I am definitely considering adding more colours into my collection. Thanks for the intro Topbox!

Lise Watier Lip Lacquer in Stylista

Lise Watier Lip Lacquer in Stylista

This might not be the best photo as I think I made the colour of gloss look a bit too purple. This colour is pretty pink though and I haven’t given it a test yet because I have too many lip products floating around and this may end up going home with a friend. I have heard decent things about Lise Watier before, but I will need to reserve judgement on this particular product.

Yaby Eye Shadow Refill in Magic Timber

Yaby Eye Shadow Refill in Magic Timber

While this Yaby eye shadow refill is a full size product, it is incredibly TINY! The circumference is smaller than a dime and I’ve already misplaced it a few times while getting my photos. Yaby is a company that lets you customize your makeup palette with the colours you want, hence the various refills. I do like the idea of this because of the customization aspect – I have certainly bought palettes where I haven’t loved all the colours included, but now you can pick all the colours you like best. The other reason I like the Yaby cosmetics concept is because it reduces so much waste, instead of getting a palette and the shadows, you only need to buy the refills and pop them into the palette box. Magic Timber seems like a nice neutral colour, but again, I have too many open shadows at the moment so I didn’t give this one a try yet either.

Roberto Cavalli Perfumed Shower Gel

Roberto Cavalli Perfumed Shower Gel

And finally we have the Roberto Cavalli shower gel. I am pretty picky about scents so I am not sure this one is quite up my alley. I prefer more citrus notes in my perfumes and this one is a bit too floral for my tastes. My Topbox card describes the scent as an “ambery floral fragrance illuminates with pink peppercorn, orange flower absolute and roasted tonka beans,” so if that’s your preferred perfume style, you might want to consider this one.

So What Would Argenplath Pay?

As usual, my Topbox came in at $12.60 and I have to say, I am loving how quick my packages come now that they get shipped out of Richmond instead of Mississauga.

The total value of this month’s box is $60.90, with the bulk of that coming from the shower gel. Even without it, the value is more than I paid for the box, so I am still a happy Topbox camper!

3 thoughts on “Topbox Review: May 2013

  1. I have a ton of lip products too, but this Lise Watier has quickly risen to the top. It has great staying power, my lips feel hydrated, and the colour looks surprisingly good.


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