New Monthly Box First Impressions: TopBox and WelliBOX

Woohoo to monthly boxes! Canada’s monthly boxes are getting there, but still aren’t as good as the options in the states. Every time I find one I like, after converting our crappy currency exchange and shipping fees, it ends up being too expensive. I’ve wanted to try new subscriptions, but I like to keep the monthly price low ($20 or less) with preferably free shipping.

Thanks to fellow beauty bloggers, I’ve discovered Topbox. It is a Canadian subscription service costing $12 a month with free shipping included. Every month you get 4-5 beauty samples and can either select from their “prive” boxes, where you get to see what you may be sent, or their normal selection.

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I was emailed to make my monthly selections and selected their Prive Benefit box. Lucky me I got what I wished for! I like how there was a selection of “prive” boxes all centered around an individual brand. What I don’t like about some monthly boxes is how random and junky they can be. Topbox “boxes” are actually customized cardboard tubes. I like this because it looks unique and isn’t as awkward to carry from the post office as a box.

The box came with 4 samples: POREfessional, It’s Potent! Eye Cream, Puff Off!, and the new Rollerlash Mascara.

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This first box has a great first impression, especially because 2 out of 4 of these products are new releases, and I’ve never tried any of the others before! Anyone who’s familiar with Benefit will know that like all Sephora brands, it isn’t cheap. While the sample sizes are on the small side, it’s only $3 to try each of these high-quality samples, which is steal! I’m looking forward to future boxes from this company.

My second new subscription box is from a newer company called WelliBOX. It is a monthly fitness/wellness box. I stumbled upon this box from my go-to blog about monthly boxes- Canadian Subscription Box Addict. It’s a fantastic blog about every type of box available to Canadians and I highly recommend you check it out!

I basically signed up for WelliBOX because of the photo CDN Subscription Box Addict posted of the box they got (which is the same box I got too since I signed up right away!). Their box is $10CDN a month plus $5 shipping since I live in BC. I usually won’t sign up for something if they make me pay for shipping. I HATE wasting money on shipping, but the value of what you get here is just so good!

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I got 3 FULL SIZE supplements and 3 samples! I hope they keep up the good work because I am a happy customer. Just one single supplement from somewhere like GNC can cost over $30! Their boxes have four different categories- For Her, For Him, Performance and 50+. I selected For HerΒ and everything I got will be put to good use!

What I got: 100% Wholefood Mushroom Powder Vitamin D (90 pills) and Omega-3 Supplement (90 pills) both from Biocore Food Sciences. I’ve never heard of this brand before but am excited about the natural source of vitamin D and the high EPA (470mg) and DHA (230 mg) contents of the Omega-3 supplement.

-Black Currant Seed Oil from Wild Rose Herbal Formulas (120 pills at 1000mg each). This is a source of omega 3,6 and 9.

-Sample packet of Garden of Life Raw Protein (17g, Vanilla, also contains probiotics)

-Biovita Chamomile Tea (3 bags)

-Emergen-C packet in grape. Saving this one for a hangover!

OVERALL: I am very happy with my monthly box selections and glad I did my research! I also really like how the WelliBOX products are natural and vegan since a lot of supplements are full of synthetic crap! I spent under $30 altogether, my supplements are replenishedΒ and I get to try some new luxury beauty products without breaking the bank.

xo J

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