Jan 14, 2013

January TopBox Canada

New year, new hope. I did not have high hopes for my January Topbox as the last couple of boxes disappointed me. I was going to give it a last shot before I decide whether I want to keep this subscription or not.

Surprise surprise, I am very happy with January Topbox.

This month's Topbox's theme is Clinique

Cannot go wrong with Clinique. It was my first ever skincare brand I used when I was 16. My Mom introduced me to Clinique when I first used facial cleanser and toner. I have been a loyal customer to Clinique for a good 10 years before I branch out and try out other brands.

In this month's Topbox:
Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector(7ml), Full size $57(30ml)
Clarifying Lotion(60ml), Full size $16 (200ml)
Rinse Off Eye Makeup Solvent(60ml), Full size $25 (125ml)
Color Surge Eye Shadow Duo (Full size $25)

I have used all their products except the Repair wear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector. Even though the Clarifying lotion and eye makeup solvent are not full-sized products, they are decent sizes and more generous than the regular sample size. 

Very happy with the eye shadow duo I get. Very wearable shadows and they are the usual neutral shades I will wear.

The brown shade is very pigmented and smooth while the pink shade is a bit frosty.

Overall, very satisfied with this month's Topbox products as I know I will use them all up. Are you happy with this month's Topbox? What did you get? 


  1. I used to be so terribly devoted to Clinique but veered away after I was embarrassed by a Clinique counter lady who was trying to upsell me on products. She wasn't having much luck at getting me to buy more than what I had come to purchases that day so she resorted to a low blow approach aimed at what she hoped would be a chink in my self-esteem armor. Haven't used Clinique since then & that was in the mid-90's.

    1. I had similar cosmetic counter experience in my twenties and that did put a bad taste in my mouth for that brand. I understand the sales are just trying to sell their products but when they are being too pushy and too " blunt" in their selling techniques, will turn customers away completely, for good. Clinique has a lot of nice products, especially to people who are allergic to fragrance scented products.

  2. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!
    this look so interesting! i've heard about so many of these subscription boxes, do you think they are worth the money?

    1. I have subscribed to several beauty boxes last year. I would say it's a hit and miss. You get really good products for a few months straight and then the next couple of months are not that great. I usually read what other bloggers are getting in their boxes before deciding on which box I subscribe. Currently I'm subscribed to Topbox and Ipsy. If you're like me, willing to try out new products, it's worth the money. It's usually around $10-20/month and most of the time, you get more than what the monthly fee's worth.

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