Wednesday, 14 March 2012

March Topbox

It's that time again! That's right, the time when companies ship out their monthly beauty boxes! It's my favourite time of my month, just second place to getting my pay check! Haha!

So, Topbox shipped first this month even though it was a couple of days late after getting stuck in the shipping facility at Scarborough.  Here is what I received this month:
  • mark. Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain
  • mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers
  • Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
  • Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash
  • Redkin Colour Extend Shampoo and Conditioner
So, I did kinda cheat a little bit and took a peak at what other people got before I got mine.  I was expecting a Cargo eyeshadow in my box, but I was still very happy with what I got.  I have way too much eyeshadow, and I think getting nail polish, mascara and lip gloss all in one box is pretty darn good. 

Monday, 5 March 2012

February Monthly Subscription Boxes Comparison

This month has been a very exciting month, another contender in the beauty box subscription joins the ring.  And the box that wins this month is...Glossybox!

Luxury - Topbox was the winner this month in terms of the degree of luxury of the products received.  I really liked the two YSL products that I received this month.  Glymm comes in dead last because I received a Burts Bee lip balm and Sula eyeshadow.  Luxebox and Glossybox scored the same; they were lower than Topbox, but didn't really outdo each other.

Quantity: Samples Received - Glossybox won this month because it had the most samples received. Topbox and Luxebox tied because I received the same amount of samples in both boxes.  Glymm comes in last again.

Quantity: Full Size Products Received - Glymm comes in first in this category because I received 2 full sized samples, while the other boxes gave me one or less than one.

Range of Products - Glosstbox wins this round with the wide range of products that I received.  I received perfume, hair care, lip product, face care, and body care.  Luxebox comes in second with only hitting three categories - nail, hair, and body care.  Glymm and Topbox got low marks in this category because they hit less than three categories.

Timeliness - Glossybox was the first box to come, while luxe box and topbox came on the same day.  Glymm lost major points in this category because their brand partner did not ship on time and resulted in boxes being delivered late.

Glossybox comes in first this month based on the average of the score with Luxebox coming in at a close second.  I would say that the major competition is between these two boxes now.  I don't think Glymm and Topbox operate at the same level as Luxebox and Glossybox, and I probably won't renew my subscription with them when my annual subscription runs out with them.