Unboxing Topbox: June 2018

Apparently summer is not the season for blogging in my life and I’ve fallen woefully far behind. The next few posts are going to be a catch-up game, and the regularly scheduled programming should return with cooler weather and all-pumpkin-everything.

June’s Topbox contained a mix of things that I have similarly mixed feelings about. (If you’re new here: Topbox is a beauty product subscription box that costs $12, no shipping. It usually includes 4 deluxe samples, though I’ve occasionally received more than 4 samples, bonus trial items, and full-sized products.) In addition to a couple of coupons, I received 4 products (two full-sized):

MaskerAide Bubble Bubble Pop Mask: This is a full-sized deep cleaning charcoal bubble sheet mask that claims to activate with oxygen to provide “a VERY bubbly and tingly experience that will leave you purified, detoxified, and squeaky clean.” Honestly, this sounds dreadful. My skin tends to be more on the dry side and is ridiculously sensitive, so squeaky clean is pretty much the last thing I want. I guess it could be a fun experience for the right person but I don’t see myself ever using it.

Nude by Nature Translucent Loose Finishing Powder: Har-har, ANOTHER Nude by Nature product. I don’t use much powder in my makeup routine so I’ll probably get around to trying this eventually, but it’s not something I’m thrilled to see in my Topbox. It also came with another of those coupons for 5,000 bonus Optimum points for purchasing Nude by Nature products, which I will never need to do at the rate I’ve been receiving these samples.

AlumierMD Vitamin Rich Smoother C&E: This sample caught my attention. The name and description make it sound like a moisturizer but it’s actually an anti-aging makeup primer. There’s no ingredient list on the tube or the included postcard, but it could be a winner if it’s silicone-free.

Doucce Fierce + Fine Graphic Pen: I’m most excited about this full-sized liquid eyeliner pen. It’s black, has a felt tip style applicator, and claims to be deeply pigmented and waterproof. My current liquid eyeliner of choice isn’t waterproof and has pretty good staying power, so I’m curious to see if a waterproof eyeliner would actually make a difference. I’ll definitely use this product.

There you have it! I’m not too thrilled about anything except the eyeliner so this Topbox is one of the least exciting ones I’ve received lately. If you’re interested in checking out Topbox for yourself, head on over to their website at http://topbox.ca/. There wasn’t a wait when I first signed up but other subscription box junkies have mentioned landing on a waiting list for anywhere from a month or two, to upwards of 6 months (!!!), before receiving an invitation to join.