October 2014 Topbox

I got my October 2014 Topbox a few days ago and I wanted to share the exciting goodies that were in it. I used to have a subscription a few years ago but gave it up when I started getting way too many repeat products. Now I’ve heard that if you get a repeat you can email customer service and they fix it for you. With that in mind I decided to re-subscribe and I have to say I couldn’t be happier with my first box!

Topbox delivers 4 deluxe beauty product samples right to your door for $12/month. It often has full size products thrown in there too, and there are some specialty boxes you can pick from as well.

October 2014 Topbox Contents

October 2014 Topbox Contents

The items I got in the October 2014 Topbox are pretty great. Check out my thoughts on them below!

Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution: This makeup cleanser is great for sensitive skin and can even remove water-resistant makeup. It’s a pretty nice solution and it won an award for Chatelaine Magazine’s Beauty 100. It’s high end, good quality, and definitely something I wouldn’t purchase for myself on a regular day, but to get a deluxe sample size (100ml) is a really good treat. It retails for $21.95 for the 250ml bottle, so to get 100ml in my Topbox is a pretty great steal.

China Glaze Seas The Day Nail Polish: This is a full size polish which typically costs about $10. To get it in my Topbox is amazing, and it happens to be an awesome colour too. It’s a medium red-pink hue and it looks great for both Summer and Fall. I’ve already worn it twice and I really love how opaque it is. It’s bold without being bright, and the formula is fantastic.

Lancome Genifique Yeax Light-Pearl: This is an illuminating youth-activating serum, which is pretty fancy but not necessarily for me. I’m still young so samples like this get passed along to my mother. Still, I can’t afford Lancome products on an average day so it’s kind of nice to get to check one out without spending the big bucks. This retails for $88 for the 20ml product, and the sample size I was sent is only 5ml, but that’s still a great deal to add in the Topbox.

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara: This was the most exciting thing in the box. I adore this mascara and love getting the trial size tubes to throw in my purse. It’s Benefit’s #1 mascara and it really is no surprise why. This mascara gives me perfectly defined, dark, long lashes every time and never clumps or flakes. It’s probably the best mascara I’ve ever used and somehow I keep getting by on samples. Lucky me! You can read my past review on the mascara here. They’re Real! Mascara retails for $29 for an 8.5g tube, and the sample size I got is 3g.

The items in this month’s box had a broad range, which I like. I wouldn’t want all four to be eye products or face creams, so this one was perfect because it had a little bit of everything. To have a full size China Glaze nail polish in the box already made it worth it to me. That polish is about $10 depending where you buy it, and for me it’s pretty hard to find China Glaze polishes in any stores anyways. I also had just finished my travel size tube of Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara and was debating on buying a full size one. This Topbox really hit the spot for me with those two products, and the other two were nice bonuses.

Do you subscribe to Topbox? Did you like your box this month?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Lancome Lip Lover Dewy Lip Perfectors: Review and Swatches

Have you checked out the new Lancome Lip Lover Dewy Colour Lip Perfector yet? It’s an intense lip colour with shine, moisture, and the hydration of a balm. There are 18 feminine shades and I have three pretty ones to show you.

Lancome Lip Lovers in shades 312, 333, and 357

Lancome Lip Lovers in shades 312, 333, and 357

312 Pointe de Rose is a soft peachy-pink. It’s light and fairly sheer, but still have enough pigment to show up as a pretty pale pink that reminds me of a ballerina.

333 Rose des Nymphes is a medium toned pink that looks great for an everyday shade. It isn’t too dark or too light and have the perfect amount of shimmer.

357 Bouqet Final is a fuchsia toned pink that has the slightest purple hint to it. It’s more bold and berry-like than the others but has the same pretty shimmer and high-shine.

Lancome Lip Lovers in shades 312, 333, and 357

Lancome Lip Lovers in shades 312, 333, and 357

All three of these glide on super easily, last quite a few hours, and feel super smooth on my lips. They feel like a hybrid lipgloss-lip balm because they have a glossy texture and look but they feel smooth and soft like a balm. There’s no sticky or heavy feeling, which is very important to me.

Swatches of Lancome Lip Lovers in shades 333, 357, and 312

Swatches of Lancome Lip Lovers in shades 333, 357, and 312

The Lancome Lip Lovers are versatile shades in a great formula and adorable little package. The tube looks like a fancy lipstick but has a simple applicator wand so you can apply the colour perfectly.

I feel glamorous when I wear these and the pretty pink shades make me feel extra girly. For a quick feminine feeling these Lip Lovers are a go-to product and you can check out all the pretty shades at

Sephora Wish List: July

It’s that time of year again when I start browsing at all the pretty new products Sephora has and I start compiling a wish list for myself. There’s so many things I want to check out and a bunch of products I have heard great reviews for, so I have quite the wishlist.

Sephora Wishlist July 2014

Sephora Wishlist July 2014

Check out the products I’m pining for this month.

1. Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, $25. This lipstick looks amazing. It’s essentially a liquid form of lipstick so it’s shiny like a gloss but stays on like a stain. The perfect hybrid to last through hot summer days.

2. LANCÔME Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette, $55. I’m super interested in this palette in the Pink Envy shade, since it has some fresh summer colours that are quite similar to the Pantone Colour of the Year, Radiant Orchid. I also think these shades would look good on tanned skin and brown eyes, so it’s perfect for me.

3. Sephora Collection Upside Down Mascara, $28. What an interesting concept.. this mascara has two wands so your lashes go in between them to get full coverage. Out of sheer curiosity this one made the list.

4. Kat Von D Shade Shifter Set, $18. Shade shifting eye shadow? Sign me up. These shadows have chameleon-like colours that change shades in different lights. They can also be used in a more dramatic way when activated by water. The possibilities seem endless with these shadows.

5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss, $22. I have always wanted to try an OCC Lip Tar but with this being a glossy version that’s even more exciting. Said to be more translucent than the original Lip Tar stains, this one seems like it could be more of an everyday product.

If you have any of these or have any helpful comments I would love to hear your opinions, so please don’t be shy!


Lancome’s Bright and Bold Liner is a Summer Staple

With one quick swipe of the Lancome Artliner 24H Eyeliner you can get bright and bold colour in one simple step. These liners are intensely pigmented and very opaque, so one quick line is all you need. With a tapered tip the colour flows out easily and the 24H long-lasting formula locks it in for all day wear.

Lancome Artliner 24H

Lancome Artliner 24H

This is the easiest liquid liner pen I have ever used and it comes in a few great colours choices like Sapphire, Black Diamond, and Turquoise. Grab one of these great liners for a quick burst of bold colour to brighten up your summer!