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When I received my Topbox shipping notification yesterday, I was NOT expecting to log in and see that it was already out for delivery! Yeehaw.

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If you remember my May Topbox Privé post, I was generally unenthusiastic about the special box options, so I went with the regular ol’ Topbox.  Fingers were crossed, hoping to be blown away by this month’s box…and although my initial reaction was kind of “meh”, I think I’m actually OK with this selection. I’ll explain why as we move along.

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This month’s box included four options, all cosmetic.  That’s one reason I’ve decided I’m quite happy with Topbox this month — no little hair samples that make it hard for me to gauge efficacy, no perfume samples or wrinkle cream. A+

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Cuccio Colour Nail Polish in Texas Rose (Full-Size, Value $10)
The first item is a full-size polish from Cuccio — you’ll remember their body butter from last month’s box.  The pink is pretty similar looking to my Sation polish from the April Ipsy bag — I am seriously loving the regular inclusion of nail products in these beauty bags!

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Lise Watier Haute Couleur High Coverage Lip Colour in Stylista (6mL – $26, 1.5mL Value $6.50)
I’ve never tried a Lise Watier product before, which is one of the reasons that I get these sample boxes — to try new product. That’s another reason why this month’s regular Topbox is a win in my books.

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Yaby Shadow Refill in Berry Splats (No Full-Size Value, approximately $3.30)
I don’t even know how to estimate the price for this — so I used my fellow beauty blogger Kerry’s estimate from her March Ipsy bag review. The colour is pretty — a glittery berry pink that matches the Lise Watier colour almost bang-on.  This is the most disappointing product in the box, but I usually swatch these little shadows and them give them to Ophelia for play makeup — it’s not a total loss.

topboxmay5Benefit POREfessional primer balm (22mL – $34, 7.5mL Value $11.59)
I am really excited to see this in my Topbox for a few reasons — one, the alternative seems to be a perfume sample.  Two, I’ve been wanting to try this to compare with a Korean balm that is considerably less expensive, but is thought to be basically the same product.  Now I can do a fair comparison!

The overall value of my Topbox was $31.39, and I paid $13.44 with tax.  Excellent value.  I would strongly recommend Topbox based on the variety and value of the items included.  If you’d like to sign up in advance of next month’s shipment, I would definitely appreciate you using my (referral link)!

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