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The One with the Topbox October 2016 Box

I love how all my subscriptions have slowly been trinkling in this month. I’m just waiting on Ipsy now and that one’s tracking hasn’t budged so it’s nice to have my Julep, Morphe and now my Topbox to tide me over. I’m also wondering how I ended up with so many subs when I was supposed to downsize….. ooops.  XD


This month I wished for a NeoStrata privé box and I got it! I’m so happy because the regular Topboxes I’ve seen this month looked a little lacklustre. I also got my Cruelty Free box with it that I paid for separately so yay to more goodies!

What is it? Topbox
How much is it? $12 CAD per month (plus tax)
Ships to? Canada
Shipping costs? Free
What’s inside? 4 deluxe sample or full size beauty products

NeoStrata Acne Clear Clarifying Solution
This was the main reason I wanted this privé box! I have been using the full size bottle of this for quite a few months now and it works great as a spot treatment. It contains 2% Salicylic Acid, it’s non-comedogenic, non-irritating and paraben free.
Retail Value: $11.06 CAD

NeoStrata SecureWhite Brightening Serum
I have used this product before also. It brightens dull skin, corrects the appearance of dark spots and acne marks, and unifies uneven skin tone. This serum worked great to brighten my complexion. The only negative thing about it is the smell. It truly does smell awful!
Retail Value: $13.06 CAD

NeoStrata Glycolic Renewal Smoothing Lotion
This product is new to me! I am very excited to try it. It looks right up my alley. It contains 10% Glycolic Acid, and moisturizes skin while exfoliating. It’s supposed to help reveal smoother, more radiant, and younger looking skin.
Retail Value: $11.70 CAD

Total Retail Value: $35.82 CAD

Quick Look: Limited Edition Cruelty Free Box
Shipped out with this month’s Topbox, I also got my Cruelty-Free box that I ordered from them here. The cost is $21 CAD. I was lucky to have a $5 off code so I paid only $16. It was a one-time use code otherwise I’d be more than happy to share it.

It comes with a Deborah Lippmann nail polish in the colour “Flash Dance” (retails $22 CAD), Delectable Everything Balm (retails $5.60 CAD), Manna Kadar LipLocked Priming Lip Wand in “J’Adore” (retails $31.46 CAD), and Sweet Pea Natural Deodorant in “Grapefruit” (retails $14.95 CAD).

Total Retail Value: $74.01 CAD

Final Thoughts? Since I’ve bought NeoStrata products before, I knew how expensive they can be. I’m very glad to get this privé box with such a high retail value. The Cruelty Free box is pretty cool! I have to admit the main reason I bought it was because I wanted to try the all natural deodorant (plus the $5 off code helped convince me)! The nail polish is gorgeous. The Everything Balm seems to be in everything Topbox puts out these days but it’s a welcome addition. I like the lip wand’s colour but we’ll see if I use it!

xoxo, Tigritsa

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