The Kit Beauty Box Unboxing

The Kit Beauty Box is a one-time purchase box from the makers of Topbox. It costs 45$ (with free shipping everywhere in Canada except the territories) and claims to have over 200$ worth of products in it. This kit is filled with a lot of drugstore brands, many of which I’ve never tried. Since these products would be a lot easier to get if I decided that I love them than my normal fare, I needed this.

Flashforward to yesterday, and I get a delivery notification from Canada post. (Always my favorite kind of email.) I actually got this BEFORE I got a notice from Topbox that it shipped. I’m definitely not complaining because this arrived very quickly and had oodles of goodies for me to dig through.

This box came with a fold out item card and was very well packed in bubble wrap (for breakable items) and tissue papers. I’m happy to report that all items made it to me safe and sound. (This post also marks the first post done with my new phone/ new camera. It’s amazing what a difference a few megapixels can make.)

Without further ado, let’s get to unboxing! I’ll be doing multiple items per picture, because otherwise that’s 20+ pictures.

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Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Succulent Cherry

This deliciously rich lipstick is infused with shea butter for lasting coloring and comes in 36 shades you can’t help but crave.

I actually received this once before, from another topbox. Since I have a mostly full tube, I know the perfect person to give this to since it’s actually a really nice color and formula.

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara By Lashblast in Very Black

Achieve a runway ready look by curling your fringe, then applying two coats of this volumizing mascara.

I’m actually currently using a tube of this that I got awhile back, from another Topbox coincidentally.  I like this formula and I’m actually happy to see it. With subscription boxes, mascara isn’t something I ever seem to run out of.

Essie Nail Laquer in Toggle to the Top

This is one of the easiest ways to get in the spirit without going over the top– plus, it’s gorgeous. 

I really like Essie nail polish but I really can’t justify spending the full price in drug stores. I don’t have any colors in my expansive nail polish collection, so I’m pretty happy to see this.

Ceramic Glaze Nail Lacquer in Sorcery

Long lasting shine, highly pigmented shades. Apply 2 coats for gorgeous nails. 

I’d never heard of this company before this. It’s apparently a brand that’s exclusive to Shopper’s Drug Mart stores. There are over 20 colors in their collection and is said to be chip resistant.

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Medusa’s Makeup Eyeshadow in Black Gold

Highly pigmented mineral pressed powder with micro sparkles. For best results, apply “Stick it” primer then apply with brush.

I feel like this would be a great smoky eye color. I don’t do that often, but this would be good to have on hand.

NYX Baked Shadow in Smoke & Mirrors

Use with dry eyeshadow base. Great to apply wet or dry. Apply choice of colors to create edgy, natural and artistic eye looks.

Another fun, and smoky color. I wonder how this would look with the other one.

Ofra Universal Eyebrow Pencil

Can be applied directly to the eyebrow area then smudge genty with a small brush or brow wand applicator. Use a light hand with soft feather strokes for blonde brows/fair skin and a heavier hand for a darker brow.

I don’t really use a brow pencil but I wonder if I should.

Sally Hansen Dry & Go Drops

A fast nail polish dryer to prevent smudges and dings.

This was actually an either/or product. The other option was a cuticle eraser and balm. I’m very happy to get this drying drops since waiting for polish to dry isn’t fun.

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OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo

Let this antioxidant-rich shampoo take you to a tropical paradise with each use. With coconut and egg white proteins, this wonder cocktail works to bring out your hair’s natural strength, while boosting shine.

Herbal Essences Rejuvenating Shampoo and Conditioner

Strengthening shampoo cleanses for smooth, healthy-looking hair. Lather, rinse and use our Wild Naturals Rejuvenating Conditioner to experience a perfect pairing.

Moisturizing conditioner that deeply nurtures and restores your hair’s vitality. Massage in and rinse. 

I’ve actually done an in-depth review of this a few months ago. You can read the full review here. A short recap: I love the scent, this product works well with my hair and it makes my hair shiny.

Redken Frizz Dismiss Fly-Away Fix Finishing Sheets

This big beauty trend is one we can get behind! The new REDKEN Frizz Dismiss dryer-like sheets utilize lavender oil to help tame frizz and flyaways in one easy, smooth inducing application.

This seems like a great winter product! I have hair that loooooves to frizz up and having to wear scarves and hats doesn’t help that at all.

Redken Braid Aid 03 Braid Defining Lotion

Add grip and smooth out strands while you’re twisting and braiding your way through each music festival this summer.

Braids aren’t only for summer! I use braids to keep my hair from bugging me on days when I just can’t deal with it.

 

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Pantene Expert Pro-V Advanced + Keratin Repair Split End Fuser

Specially crafted for those who seek an exceptional level of care to treat their damaged hair. Gentle enough for those who color.

This is another repeat for me, once again from a Topbox. I’m totally ok with that because this is a decent product and I will use it.

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract

A soothing clean you can unwind to. Specially crafted for normal to dry skin. Remove makeup, cleanse, and tone in one easy step, leaving skin naturally clean without the need for rinsing.

While I don’t often use wipes, I’m definitely okay with having them. I like to use them for travel when I can’t bring along my actual involved skin care routine.

Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

Remove weeks (yes-weeks!) worth of pore gunk with just one strip. Leaves skin feeling fresh, clean and 3x less oily.

Well, at least they don’t specifically say blackheads since they’ll mostly remove sebaceous filaments. I can’t help but love pore strips. I know they don’t do much, but I love them.

Avon Anew Power Serum

Apply daily on clean, dry skin in the morning and evening before using your preferred moisturizer,.

 

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MaskerAide Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask- I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

MaskerAide is a unique line of super hydrating facial sheet masks created for fabulous lifestyles.

This is a new thing for me. Usually, I use Korean branded masks, but I am definitely game to try this one.

Eslor Introductory Collection

The Eslor Introductory Collection contains 4 of our best products to provide you with a complete skincare regimen. Start with our soothing cleanser and refiner, next, the Botanical Peeling Gel. Follow with the Chlorophyll Lifting Mask and finally, apply our Firming Collagen Day Cream.

I know that I’ve gotten this before, but I can’t remember where or if I liked it.

Belvada Tweezers

Never slip again with these unique and colourful grip tweezers that fit perfectly into any purse or handbag.

Not exciting, but useful. I can always use a good pair of tweezers.

Joico Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray

Noted in our One-Minute Miracle digital issue as a Beauty Game Changer, this new technology from Joico means you can give your hair volume and hold from every angle.

I don’t always need volume, but this could help when I do.

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Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturizer- Cocoa Radiant

Calms and soothes discomfort by combining moisturization and SPF protection in a refreshing, fast-absorbing format.

So this is really fun. It makes moisturizing so easy. It also smells nice, but I can’t quite determine what that smell is.

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex

Instantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and smoothes skin texture and allows makeup to go on smoothly. 

Meh. Not something I’m into. I need to figure out who to pass these onto.

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer

An all-over thin coat of Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer creates the illusion of fuller lips.

I like Burt’s Bees products, and yet, for some reason, I never buy them myself. Go figure.

Olay Ultra Moisture With Shea Butter Body Wash

We know that supple, touchable skin starts in the shower. For a luxuriously foamy shower that also quenches thirsty limbs.

It’s travel size, which is fine by me. I like having these on hand for traveling.

 

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Overall:

I am definitely impressed by this selection. Looking at even just a few items at the drug store, and I already would have gone past the 45$ that I paid. This box is definitely worth it. I checked out what I could on Well.ca (an online drug store in Canada that has prices similar to actual drug stores) and with only being able to add 10 items to my cart, I already surpassed 75$. I also know that Redken items are usually pretty pricey.  I am so happy with this and I would definitely get one of these boxes next time they come out.

What do you think? Let me know!

Cheers,

Kristen

Flare Classic Beauty Box Unboxing

The Flare Beauty box is from Topbox and is a one-time order box. It was a pretty sweet deal, being only 9$ plus tax (which is a lot cheaper than most Canadian boxes). As mentioned in a previous post, I picked up both this one (the Classic) and the Fearless box. This box didn’t come with a card like the previous one did, so I don’t have that to go off of for product names.

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Pantene Expert Collection Advanced + Keratin Repair

This is a split end fuser product that you put in after you shower. It’s supposed to be put onto the ends of your hair and the bottle says that one or two pumps should do it.  I’ve tried it twice since getting the box and while I haven’t noticed much of a difference, it’s much too early to tell. Value: 13.99$

 

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Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara by Lashblast

I’ve actually had this mascara before and I find it works decently well. As I said before, I’ve been making an effort to toss my mascara every three months, so having extras is definitely appreciated. Value: 9.99$

 

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Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash

I love travel size body washes! They’re great for travel. Value: ~2$

Flare tip: Indulge by applying this nourishing body wash onto a loofah, then buffing onto skin. It’s full of hydrating heavyweights such as shea butter and vitamin E.

 

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Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex

 

This was the one product that I could have done without. Wrinkles aren’t really something that I am dealing with yet, so these products are a bit of waste on me. That being said, this stuff is expensive! 38$ for 50 mL. Value: 10$

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Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Creme

I loooooove this formula! It feels so nice on my lips.  I’ve swatched it below. The color is very subtle.  Value: 10.49$

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Overall:

This is a stellar deal for 9$, especially since it also came with a free coupon for Vidal Sassoon Salonist Hair color. I didn’t use the coupon, but I passed it onto someone else who put it to good use. Even without the coupon, this box had a value of over 45$. How crazy of a deal is that?

What do you think? Did you pick this one up for yourself?

Cheers,

Kristen

 

 

Flare Fearless Beauty Box Unboxing

The Flare Beauty box is from Topbox and is a one-time order box. It was a pretty sweet deal, being only 9$ plus tax (which is a lot cheaper than most Canadian boxes). I was very tempted, and so I picked up both the Fearless and the Classic boxes. I checked online at a Canadian site (well.ca) for my price comparisons, as it reflects roughly what you would find in a drug store, even though it can occasionally be found cheaper elsewhere online.

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Olay Fresh Effects Clear Skin Swirled Mattifier

This is a mattifier which is designed to help reduce shine. I haven’t tried this out as I’ve had no need to wear makeup the past few days.

Flare Tip: Focus your application along your T-zone which is most prone to late-day shine.

 

 

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I’ve actually had this mascara before and I find it works decently well. I’ve been making an effort to toss my mascara every three months, so having extras is definitely appreciated. Value: 9.99$

Flare tip: Achieve a runway-ready look by curling your lashes. Apply two coats of this mascara for full lashes.

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Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash

I love travel size body washes! They’re great for travel. Value: ~2$

Flare tip: Indulge by applying this nourishing body wash onto a loofah, then buffing onto skin. It’s full of hydrating heavyweights such as shea butter and vitamin E.

 

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Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Rejuvenating Shampoo and Conditioner

I actually wrote a full review on this not too long ago. I really like this shampoo and conditioner. It smells amazing! value: ~4$

Flare tip: Use a wide-tooth comb to gently work out tangles while your conditioner soaks in.

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Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Succulent Cherry

I loooooove this formula! It feels so nice on my lips and it actually sort of smells like cherries. I now need to learn to wear red lipstick more often. I’ve swatched it below. I love the color!  Value: 10.49$

Flare tip: For easy application, use your finger to pat a bit of color into the centre of your lips and then diffuse it outwards.

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Overall:

This is a stellar deal for 9$, especially since it also came with a free coupon for Vidal Sassoon Salonist Hair color. I didn’t use the coupon, but I passed it onto someone else who put it to good use. Even without the coupon, this box had a value of over 25$.

What do you think? Did you pick this one up for yourself?

Cheers,

Kristen