August 2013 Topbox

The month of August has sadly arrived. I say sadly because it means that summer is unfortunately coming to an end. I was only getting used to the beautiful weather we’ve been having here in Vancouver! That is why I have not been blogging in awhile. The sunshine is just too gorgeous not to be enjoying it!

My August Topbox arrived though and I thought I should write about it. :)

The Topbox for August arrived promptly on Monday the 20th, the day that they were to ship out the boxes. They sent out the boxes later this month as they claimed that one of their brand partners had asked that their samples “appear in the Topboxes at the same time their products become available in stores this Fall season.”

I received:


Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
– This is part of Clinique’s 3 Step Skin Care System and apparently this is considered new because of its new formula, hence the “+” at the end of the name. This is for very dry to dry combination skin, which I do not have so I will have to give this away.

Miyu Tea & De-Stress Mi
– I like that they included a sachet of tea in here! A little something extra besides all the beauty products we normally receive. The tea blend contains peppermint, liquorice and chamomile to “de-stress” on days when you feel you need a breather. The face mist has a very strong peppermint smell and it’s for you to spray on your face when you feel tension as it aims to “calm irritation and neutralize stress-induced free radicals.”

B. Kamins Lip Balm SPF 20
– I am a lip balm kind of girl, so this product will come in handy. Upon testing it on my hand, there is no harsh smell or anything and I like that it has SPF to protect your lips from sun and extreme temperatures.

Avon MEGA Effects Mascara
– Included in the box was a description card of this new mascara from Avon. The card shows you how to use this mascara as the brush looks like a paintbrush and may confuse you if you try to figure out how to use it on your own. I already have a stash of mascaras that need to be used, so unfortunately I plan on giving this away.

Overall, I will enjoy 2 out of the 4 products. I have seen pictures of what other subscribers have received this month and it seems that some unfortunately received recycled products from past boxes. Not a good thing! I am still pondering if I should stick with Topbox a little longer or try something new.

What did you receive in your August Topbox?

Check out what I got in my July Topbox:

July 2013 Topbox

If you have any other questions/comments, please feel free to leave one :)

– Kathy


9 thoughts on “August 2013 Topbox

  1. I cancelled topbox a few months ago, but I love the Miyu stuff! I got to try it out at the Beauty Boards event in Toronto a few months ago (before they launched) and it was really nice! The tea is super yummy! I’m so interested to hear reviews of the Avon mascara too.

    1. Oh awesome! I am excited to try the face mist out and will save the tea for a cold night. I have too many mascaras so I will need to give this Avon one away!

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