Over the next couple of months, I know that I will be receiving several boxes. A couple of these boxes I get on a regular basis, and some I have ordered. For the most part, they are all super exciting and I am going crazy knowing I have to wait for them!! If you are interested in unboxings, here is a little heads up for what you will be seeing on here.
Topbox is a Canadian subscription service similar to Ipsy and Birchbox. It costs $10 a month plus tax and shipping is included in this price (only for Canadians, sorry!). Each Topbox comes with 4 sample size or full size products. Topbox ships on the 15th of every month and is pretty quick to ship. You do have to request an invitation for Topbox and once that is emailed to you (could take a couple of months), you have 24 hours to subscribe before the invitation expires.
You will be seeing this unboxing post in November but unfortunately this will be my last Topbox. I have only received 3 months worth but did not feel that I was getting my moneys worth from the products I was receiving. Don’t get me wrong, these products may really excite someone else. I found that I got almost no makeup products, and almost all skincare. Skincare products are great but makeup is really what I prefer so I decided to cancel this one.
Ipsy was the very first subscription service that I received. I have been subscribed for about 5 or 6 months now and I still LOVE it! For those who don’t know, Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service in which you receive 4-6 products that can be makeup, skincare, or hair care related. It costs $10 a month as well but us Canadians have to pay an extra $5 per month for shipping. Each of these bags comes in a makeup bag that you can keep so that is a really nice little touch.
What you get in your Ipsy bag can be based on a couple of things. When you subscribe, you fill out a little questionnaire that tells them your hair colour, skin colour, eye colour, and other things that can help shape your preferences. Along with this, you can review each item when you get your bag, so that over time your bags become more customized with your preferences (for certain brands, products, colours, etc.).
You can also get Ipsy points for things like reviewing your products, referring people, sharing what you got on social media, etc. Ipsy is a service that I cannot see myself cancelling anytime soon and I look forward to sharing my bags with you. If you would like to sign up using my referral link (to help feed my addiction) than you can do so here http://www.ipsy.com/r/c762?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general. You certainly do not have to use it and if you just want to sign up without my link you can use the link below to get to Ipsy 🙂
The Soap Box
Although this is only my second blog post, if you have read the first than you will already know that I am obsessed with Fortune Cookie Soap. The Soap Box is their monthly subscription service. The prices for this box are $20 for US residents, $28 for Canadian residents, and $34 for International residents. The charge is taken out every 3 months from the time you first subscribe and the box is delivered quarterly (one for each seasons line).
Each season the company comes out with a new line of products and the Soap Box provides one product for each scent in the new line. Each box comes with 2 full size products (the fortune cookie soap and the OCD hand sanitizer) and the rest are usually sample sizes. The products can range from soap, body wash, wax tarts, perfume oils, and many other things. With these seasonal launches, the different scents are available in many different products so if you receive a soap and love the scent but not that soap, you may be able to get the scent in a different product. Each box also comes with a unique $10 coupon code (these can only be used once so don’t share it with your friends, unless you want to of course!).
I absolutely LOVE this box (it may be my favourite subscription) and do not plan on cancelling it anytime soon (or ever if I can help it). The next Soap Box ships on November 3 so my unboxing should be up in the middle of November.
Non-Subscription Beauty Boxes
My latest obsession has been Memebox. I haven’t received one yet but I have managed to order 5 boxes and have watched/read countless unboxings and reviews. When I say obsessed, I mean it!
If you have not heard of Memebox, it is a Korean beauty box that contains a variety of skin care, makeup, and other beauty products. There are several types of boxes, including: memeboxes, superboxes, nakedboxes, and boxes that are set around a particular theme. The prices vary depending on the type of box that you get and can range from $15-$80 I believe. Most of the regular boxes are $23 and then you also have to pay $6.99 shipping for each box. You have to keep an eye on the shipping dates for each box because it can be months away, that way you aren’t frustrated wondering why the shipping takes so long. Sometimes if boxes are due to ship at the same time, they will have bundles so that there is only one shipping cost.
These are the 5 boxes that are coming to me in the next couple of months:
She cast a magical spell on us to create this Tink inspired beauty box, full of all things shimmery and glittery from head to toe! Adorn yourself with sheer, lightweight shimmery makeup and body goodies that will give you a subtle fairy-dusted look!
Add a touch of glitter to eyes and lips for an understated, yet beautiful eye-catching shine, or go all out and amp up the intensity with sparkle flecked shimmers! You choose! Follow the fairy trend and highlight and illuminate your body and face (minus the excessive shine!) with pearl-based luminizers that give you an enchanting glow!
Shimmer and glitter in makeup can be overwhelming, but with the help of our fabulous Memeboxers and Tink herself, we created this Tinkerbell Box for all day, everyday wear! (image and description taken from us.memebox.com)
When I originally looked at the title and picture for this box, I did not think I would be interested in it. However, when I read through the description, I got really excited about it. I do not own a highlighter (although I really should) or anything like that so this sounded really cool to me! This box retails for $29 plus the $6.99 shipping and starts shipping on November 11.
Hold on. Let’s all take a second to open up our makeup bags and inspect what is going on in that jungle we call our makeup bag. If you’re like us, it’s most likely overflowing with old mascara, cracked eyeshadows, dry lipsticks…and a long list of stuff that should have been thrown out last month.
Updating your look doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Give your makeup stand a good cleaning, and fill it up with the best K-Beauty makeup products of 2014! Brimming with top quality skin perfectors, eye makeup essentials, lip loves, and much, much more, this will be the BEST makeup box you will ever receive in your life. We promise. (image and description taken from us.memebox.com)
I was drawn to this box right away. Probably because I am a makeup junkie and have a hard time resisting a deal like this. I had already bought the colorbox bundle (coming up) and had decided not to buy anymore. The shipping date for those ones is so far away though so I gave in and bought the Tinkerbell box and this one. This box cost the regular $23 plus the $6.99 shopping and starts shipping on December 10.
Each of these boxes regularly costs $15 but the bundle allowed me to purchase all 3 for the price of 2 ($30) as well as having one low shipping price of $6.99. Usually you would have to pay that shipping price for each individual box so this was a steal. Not only that, but the bundle allowed me to get the express shipping for the price of regular shipping so I’m so excited! The shipping for this bundle starts on December 16 so I won’t be surprised if it doesn’t get to me until after Christmas.
The bundle included these three boxes:
Neutral shades are timeless, and coral lipsticks are flattering, but now is the time to turn up the notch with bold, electric colors!
New innovations and crisp colors makes these bold-colored goodies wearable for daily application – and so much more gorgeous, especially when you want to highlight a particular feature of your face. Or, wear these dashing colors with an otherwise neutral face for powerful dose of beautiful color!
Dare to explore the rainbow with electric, vivid, crazy-colorful beauty essentials that will get you from plain Jane to party princess in no time! (image and description taken from us.memebox.com)
(Grab 4 full sized makeup products for only $15)
Of the three colorboxes, I have to say this is the one that scares me the most. I love makeup but I generally go towards more neutral colours. “Electric Brights” sounds scary to me and I’m not sure if I will be able to use the products but I am willing to try. Not only this but I knew I wanted the other 2 colorboxes so it wouldn’t make sense to pay the same price for 2 of them when I could have all 3 without paying any more.
Whether you consider yourself fair, medium, olive, dark, or anywhere in between, this box full of rich, saturated jewel hued goodies that are universally flattering and will look good on virtually everyone!
Think dark wine reds, deep purples, gorgeous emeralds, and more decadent jewel tones – this beauty box will satisfy your every chromatic whim. Sneak some of these precious stone tones into your fall season makeup and beauty for your chicest look ever! (image and description taken from us.memebox.com)
(Grab 4 full sized makeup products for only $15)
I am excited for this box! I think that jewel tone colours are beautiful and even though I don’t have much experience with them, I would love to try some out. I think that this box could really deliver some amazing products!
Thinking pastel shades are for wallflowers? So cliché. This season, Jordan-almond pastel colors have gone totally badass and totally edgy!
Wear these universally flattering pastel perfections on the eyes, lips, and face to brighten up the complexion and add a mouthwatering punch of color! Depending on how much you layer on, you can go from girl-next-door to full on vamp for a wide range of looks! With a pinkish pout, soft pastel eyes, a simple wash of color on the face, there’s virtually no room for error! We’ll show you how!
(Grab 4 full sized makeup products for only $15) (image and description taken from us.memebox.com)
This is the colorbox that I am most excited about!! I think they could find some beautiful lip and cheek colours for this box and I can’t wait to see what they come up with.
These are all of the boxes that I know to be expecting soon although I’m sure Memebox will release some other boxes that I “have to have” before too long. I am so excited to get these boxes and share them with you!! If you subscribe to any boxes, what are your favourites? Let me know in the comments!