July 2014 Topbox

The past couple of Topboxes have been pretty good, value wise. This month however…. I am feeling very underwhelmed.

I received:

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CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Hollywood
– I have not previously heard of this brand, but I was surprised to receive a nail polish and a top coat from the same brand. It has been rare that I have received two products from the same brand in a monthly box and I would have much rather receive another item from a different company/brand. That is what these boxes are for, right? To try different brands? This colour is pretty though– a red with specks of gold glitter. I think it would be nice for the Christmas holiday season…

CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat
– Like I previously stated, this is another nail product from the same brand. Though it is a top coat, it would have been nice to receive something else to try! I currently use the Butter London top coat and I very much like it, so I will have to see how this one compares.

Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot
– Let me just start off with saying that I saw this product in my box and was instantly underwhelmed because the size of this sample is what you would expect to receive complimentary from places such as Shoppers Drug Mart. I would not consider this a “deluxe” sample! Anyways, this product claims to diminish imperfections and marks. It comes out as a clear gel and absorbs nicely into the skin.

TheBalm Cosmetics INSTAIN Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Swiss Dot
– Can we also talk about how small this sample is as well?! On the back it reads “Free sample – not for sale.” The colour is very pigmented and the packaging is cute, but I feel like this is also not a “deluxe” sample as stated in Topbox’s claims.

This month’s box was not as great of a value as these past previous months. I previously went on a rant about how some products I received were not deluxe sized in my opinion and then it went uphill for a couple of months, but now with this month, I feel like this hits the spot with my opinions. I also received two products of the same brand, and yes they are full size, but I would have liked to see another product from a different brand to try out.

What did you receive in your July Topbox?

Check out what I got in my June Topbox: June 2014 Topbox

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

– Kathy

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