I got my first Topbox subscription this month! I’m so excited to share with you all the products I received, and talk a little bit about my experience as I’ve tested them out over the past week.
When it comes to specific brands, I’m not a wizard. I don’t really have any brand loyalty when it comes to cosmetics and beauty products because I’m still testing the waters. To give you an idea of where I come from, I had to Google “leave-in conditioner” and have my friend explain to me when to use it and why. So this is coming from the perspective of someone with very little experience, who wants to open her eyes and experiment with a variety of products to become more comfortable with them.
The thing I was most excited to receive this month was the Smashbox FULL EXPOSURE Mascara. I use mascara on a daily basis, and I’ve actually heard of the brand before, so I went in with high expectations. Comparing this to the ipsy bag I also received this month, I think I still prefer theBalm’s mascara because of the curved applicator and volume it added it my lashes, but Smashbox is still fantastically smooth!
Skin lotion and cream is another thing I haven’t exactly used a lot of, but getting to try out the Dr. Roebuck’s PURE cream on my problem areas, I could definitely feel a difference in how soft my skin had become. And I’ve been using the Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster every morning, just because it helps to make me look and feel refreshed.
The Novex Bamboo Sprout Leave In Conditioner was the scariest thing for me, because I’ve never used products in my hair besides two-in-one shampoo. Once I’m out of the shower, I just blowdry and go. I was honestly nervous the conditioner would leave my hair feeling oily, but instead made it smooth and glossy and thick, which was awesome!
Overall, I’m really excited that I got to be a little more adventurous with my beauty routine because of this Topbox, and I’m looking forward to next month’s box!