Topbox Review: July – September 2013

It’s a been a while since my last topbox review, but I have finally gotten all my boxes organized and photographed! So let’s get this topbox review started with the summer boxes.

July was another prive box for me because I like control and knowing what I am getting every month is so tempting that I almost always pick one of the prive boxes over the regular (surprise) topboxes. July was the KMS box filled with hair products.

Freeshape Spray, Hairstay Spray, Hairplay creme, Addvolume spray and Tamefrizz creme

Freeshape Spray, Hairstay Spray, Hairplay creme, Addvolume spray and Tamefrizz creme

The July box included:

  • Hairstay Dry Xtreme (65ml)
  • Addvolume Volumizing Spray (30ml)
  • Freeshape Quick Blow Dry (30ml)
  • Hairplay Messing Creme (5ml)
  • Tamefrizz Taming Creme (12ml)

I haven’t used any of the creme’s but I just lopped off a lot of hair so maybe now I can actually test these out. I really like the Freeshape as it did shorten my blow dry time a little bit for when I had super long hair. The Hairstay is great for the nights when I want waves or curls to stay just that little bit longer. The Addvolume is also not bad but sometimes I really think a good volume day is due to the blow drying technique versus the products I use (especially when I have a bad hair day and use the same products?).

My August box is yet another prive box, but this time there was only really one product plus a small sample. I knew this going in and decided it was completely worth it. August was the Glamglow box and I have been wanting to try the glamglow mask that all the magazines are talking about.

The August box included:

  • Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment (15g)
  • Supermud Clearing Treatment (2.1g)
GLAMGLOW Youthmud

GLAMGLOW Youthmud

GLAMGLOW Super-Mud

GLAMGLOW Super-Mud

And despite wanting to try this product out, I still haven’t done it yet. Mainly because I misplaced the mask and have just found it – hopefully I will get an opportunity to use it over this next week. >.<

Pelle Beauty Facial Oil. Essie Belugaria, Katy Perry Killer Queen, Kerastase Elixir Ultime  and Cover FX Primer

Pelle Beauty Facial Oil. Essie Belugaria, Katy Perry Killer Queen, Kerastase Elixir Ultime and Cover FX Primer

Finally I have the September box, which to be honest isn’t really my favorite since these are products I already have a lot of, so my excitement level was a little low. And as such, these samples are sitting in the queue to be used – I guess that is a disadvantage to being a beauty junkie – so much product, so little time. I enjoyed the Chatelaine issue that was included since it covered my two favorite topics: fashion/beauty and food. The one product I really liked was the Belugaria nail polish and I am planning to use it a lot over the holiday season, after all, if never-ending holiday parties doesn’t involve fancy nails, what would?

September Topbox (Chatelaine)

  • Cover FX Anti-Aging Primer (5ml)
  • Kerastase Elixir Ultime (3ml)
  • Pelle Beauty Stellar Multitasking Facial Oil Concentrate (~5ml)
  • Essie Encrusted Treasures Nail Polish in Belugaria (Full Size)
  • Katy Perry Killer Queen Perfume (1.5ml)
  • Issue of Chatelaine (not pictured)

So What Would Argenplath Pay?

In my opinion Topbox remains one of the best deals on the subscription box market. At $12 +tax, it is an amazing value as most of my boxes were worth more than the $12.60 I paid (except July’s) and I still like getting surprises in the mail! My favorite box would be the glamglow box, which seems weird since it really is only 1 product but it is almost like getting 42% off on a product I would have bought any way so when I look at it like that, I am very glad to have ordered the prive box.

July Topbox (Total Value $11.17)

  • Hairstay Dry Xtreme – $3.60
  • Addvolume Volumizing Spray – $2.51
  • Freeshape Quick Blow Dry – $2.81
  • Hairplay Messing Creme – $0.75
  • Tamefrizz Taming Creme – $1.50

August Topbox (Total Value – $25.26)

  • Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment – $21
  • Supermud Clearing Treatment – $4.26

September Topbox (Total Value – $26.03)

  • Cover FX Anti-Aging Primer – $6.33
  • Kerastase Elixir Ultime – $1.30
  • Pelle Beauty Stellar Multitasking Facial Oil Concentrate – $7.16
  • Essie Encrusted Treasures Nail Polish in Belugaria – $9.99
  • Katy Perry Killer Queen Perfume
  • Issue of Chatelaine – $1.25

So like always, I remain happy with my topboxes and continue to look forward to my next one!

Thanks for leaving a comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s