YAY for my second TopBox! I wasn't super impressed with last month's (and my first) box, will this one do it for me?
This month's box was an ode to Earth Day so it came in a recycled box. It was very cute. Honestly, TopBox's packaging is my favourite by far - it's so minimalist.
There were four products and a small "bonus" in this month's TopBox.
Benefit - the POREfessional
I've been wanting to try this product for a while now. It's supposed to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother than smooth skin. It is a translucent and oil free formula that dries to a powder finish. This can also double up as primer of sorts, though I heard that it's not really good for combination to oily skin. One thing that I also noticed about this is that it has a really nice scent.
Full Size: $34 for 22ml
Sample: $11.59 for 7.5ml
Principessa Beauty - Notte/Bianco Breeze Dry Shampoo (for dark shades)
I've never tried a dry shampoo before because I wash my hair everyday (personal preference), so this product isn't really for me, but I suppose that it would be nice to have this hanging around in case I ever needed it. I really like the packaging of this product, it's so cute and elegant. This product was a personalized shade.
Full Size: $24 for 125g
Sample: $5.76 for 30g
MISA - Nail Lacquer (in High Waist Hue)
I have never heard of this brand before, but I really love the shade. It's a taupe-y pink nude creme shade. When I see nude shades, I think of elegance and versatility. I can see myself wearing this everyday, yet I can see myself wearing this to a gala. Misa's formula contains nano-silver particles to reduce chipping and is non-fading. This product was a personalized shade.
Full Size: $8.99 for 15ml
Sample: $8.99 full size
Bella Pella - Tropical Flowers Body Lotion
I have never tried a Bella Pella product before so I was pretty happy that I could finally try this brand. I'm usually pretty picky about body lotion because I have very dry skin and there's nothing I hate more than having that instant drink of moisture and then dryness 5 minutes after. On my hands, this lotion smells absolutely delish and left my skin feeling so soft. It has a light floral scent that is calming and refreshing.
Full Size: $15.95 for 175ml
Sample: $2.73 for 30ml
Bonus - Cargo blu-ray HD Pressed Powder
The sample included is a one time use sample. It looks like you'll have to blot it on your face, which could create uneven coverage. I think if you were to try and apply it with a brush, you'd lose too much product in the brush. I don't want to sound ungrateful, but I really don't like samples like these. You just can't gauge whether or not you'll like the product from one use, so why bother?
Total Value of this Month's Box : $29.07. It's a little on the low end, but at least there were actual deluxe/full sized samples in this month's box which makes me very happy. Even with the Principessa Beauty dry shampoo, I'm pretty happy with this box.
April TopBox Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.