Monday, 24 March 2014

Topbox - March 2014

Topbox was a little slow this month, but I was pleasantly surprised in the contents.

I choose to do the $10 addon this month, so let's start with that.

I received full-size Murad's Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for eyes. This retails for $62.00 at Sephora. I paid 10 bucks. I am not complaining! Even though I love my GinZing Eye Cream from Origins, I'll give this a go when I run out.

Now for March 2014 regular TopBox:

  •  Belvada Cosmetics Blackhead Facial Mask - sample size 8mLx2=16mL $? - full size ?mL $? (looks like we're a test market since Balvada doesn't sell this product yet. If you compare prices with Boscia's Luminizing Black Mask, these samples cost $8.16 (approx.)
  • Cina Nail Creations Nail Art Pen in Blue - sample size 5mL - full size 5mL $8.79
  • Clinique Superprimer Face Primer - sample size 7mL $7.21 (approx.) - full size 30mL $29
  • Lise Watier Cosmetiques Solution Double Dual Phase Eye Makeup Remover - sample size 38mL $7.60 - full size 120mL $24
Retail value of this month's box: $31.76 ($85,92 less than last month)

I did expect it to be less than last month, since last month's box was crazy expensive products. I don't know how I feel about getting a product that's not on the market yet. I do plan on trying it, but I'll do only my nose and maybe on a Friday night when I have no plans for the weekend. I'll probably never use the nail pen. I don't really have a use for blue. If I had gotten gold or red, then it could be better to use around holidays. The primer and eye makeup removers will go into the use up pile. Can never get enough!

What did you get in your TopBox in March? Have to tried the mask yet?

Monday, 17 March 2014

ipsy - March 2014

As usual, ipsy came early!

This month's theme is "Destination Beauty". They had an artist design the bag this month. It's not my style, so I'm not sure if it'll see the light of day again.

Included in March 2014's ipsy bag:

  • bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready - sample size 1.5g $7.71 (approx.) - full size 3.5g $18
  • Pixi Beauty Flawless Beauty Primer - sample size 12mL $8.80 - full size 30mL $22
  • NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow Trio in The Brazilian - sample size 3g - full size 3g $6
  • Chella Indigo Blue Eyeliner Pen - sample size 1mL - full size 1mL - $24
Retail value of this month's bag: $46.51 ($6.22 more than last month)

Everything will be going in the use up pile. I like the lipstick the most, I'll probably get the most use out of it.