August 2013 TopBox

Ugh! I know I’m so late on this, but I wanted to share my August 2013 TopBox anyway. I unsubscribed in July, but I guess I cancelled too late and ended up receiving the August box.

This time, it’s for real! No more subscription boxes.

I wasn’t especially blown away by this TopBox, but it did have products I hadn’t tried before, including the Avon MEGA effects mascara. You know, that unusual mascara everyone was talking about this summer.. on to it!

August 2013 TopBox

Avon MEGA Effects Mascara



This is the first wonder brush mascara. It it combs through lashes and is adjustable, according to Avon, it’s “designed for comfort and fits the natural shape of your lashes.” You can read more about it here.

I currently have 6 tubes of mascara open, so I haven’t had the chance to try this out yet. I will definitely report back!

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Topbox august 2013 Clinique-Dramatically-Different-Moisturizing-Lotion

I looked it up on MakeupAlley and they say it’s discontinued, which I don’t think is the case. In all honesty, I haven’t tried this because I’m saving it for vacation. The last time I went on vacation, beauty samples came in very handy!

This is part of Clinique‘s 3 step system. This is meant for very dry to dry combination skins. I’m pretty sure I filled in a skin profile on TopBox indicating that I had oily skin. Not impressed…

B. Kamins Lip Balm SPF 20


In July, we received a sample of the B. Kamins BB cream and now we’ve got the lip balm! It is meant to help moisturize dry cracked lips and provide protection against harmful UVA/UVB sun rays. It can be used under or over lipstick.

I wore it a few times on its own while I was on vacation. I found it to be moisturizing and it didn’t have an obtrusive taste. It does have a slight scent, but that didn’t bother me.

MIYU Teas & Beauty Hydrate Mi Beauty Essence


This was an interesting addition to the box, a facial mist! It claims to prime the skin for moisturizer, provide hydration and boost the results of any existing beauty ritual.

It came with a single bag of the hydrate mi beauty tea.

MIYU beauty essences are alcohol free, fragrance free (natural scent from botanicals), non-irritating, clinically and allergy tested.

What are your thoughts on these products? have you tried them?


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