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post #1 of 118
Thread Starter 

As a Canadian, we have less options than Americans.  i currently subscribe to Topbox and Luxe box.

I've received one of each so far.  The waitlist time for me was 3 months to get the Topbox.

I actually preferred the Topbox, which was $10.00 and is monthly. Luxe box is $26.00 and is quarterly.

What do you think of your sub boxes?

post #2 of 118

There's also Glymm which my co-blogger subs to, and Julep delivers in Canada as well :3

post #3 of 118

The Natural Beauty Box and Beauty Box 5 also deliver to Canada.

Glossybox also has a Canadian branch.

post #4 of 118

As a fellow Canadian.. I have 7 subs right now but come January I am going to try to pare it down to 3 (4 tops)

 

Glymm ( $12.00 monthly) I am going to cancle this in January.

Topbox ($12.00 monthly) Love this one

LooseButton Luxe Box ($26.00 Quarterly)

Glossy Box Canada ($21.00 monthly) Dropping this after the anniversay box. No that great for the price.

 

 US but ships to Canada

Beauty Box 5 ($12.00 monthly) - I really like this one

Ipsy ($14.95 includes shipping)- LOVE it

StarLooks Starbox ($19.50 includes shipping) - Getting my first one this month.

post #5 of 118
Thread Starter 

I am considering dropping Luxe box. I feel like $26.00 is way too much for samples.  Maybe I'll try BB 5...

post #6 of 118
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Originally Posted by Taraan View Post

As a fellow Canadian.. I have 7 subs right now but come January I am going to try to pare it down to 3 (4 tops)

 

Glymm ( $12.00 monthly) I am going to cancle this in January.

Topbox ($12.00 monthly) Love this one

LooseButton Luxe Box ($26.00 Quarterly)

Glossy Box Canada ($21.00 monthly) Dropping this after the anniversay box. No that great for the price.

 

 US but ships to Canada

Beauty Box 5 ($12.00 monthly) - I really like this one

Ipsy ($14.95 includes shipping)- LOVE it

StarLooks Starbox ($19.50 includes shipping) - Getting my first one this month.

I subscribed to all of these as well (plus Julep), but have since dropped Glymm (too inconsistent with odd items), Glossy (WAY too many drugstore products) and just cancelled Loose Button (takes too long between boxes, products aren't wowing me as much as other ones) so my last box will be this winter one. I LOVE BB5 (good selection and value - I'm on the yearly plan and it's less than $9/month), Starlooks (love their makeup and it's a makeup-only box) and I've only gotten ipsy's first bag to Canada, but it was really good (really nice cosmetics and extras)! It seems like the Canadian boxes have to step up a bit. I do like to support Canadian businesses, but when I compare it to U.S. boxes, I'm just liking those a bit better. 

post #7 of 118

I used to be with Glymm, since Nov 2011 to May when they first brought out the bags, then the products went downhill so Im happy I cancelled in time when my Topbox Sub started. 

 

Now Im only with Topbox, I love it! Last 2 months weren't so great but decent enough as I can still use all the products :)

 

I was with BB5 for 2 months, Oct and Nov, but I really didnt like anything, they all felt like free samples and by far the least value I've received in these sample boxes so I cancelled for now.

post #8 of 118
Thread Starter 

I was very unimpressed with my December Topbox.  I received 2 hair products from Goldwell (never heard of them), 2 teeny zit cream samples in cardboard, and a very tiny contianer of messy mineral makup.  They are only getting one more chance next month, because really, what am I going to do with all this sh*t?

post #9 of 118
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Originally Posted by glitteraddict View Post

I was very unimpressed with my December Topbox.  I received 2 hair products from Goldwell (never heard of them), 2 teeny zit cream samples in cardboard, and a very tiny contianer of messy mineral makup.  They are only getting one more chance next month, because really, what am I going to do with all this sh*t?

I too wasn't very impressed. I am interested in hearing more about thie Prive Boxes for the new year.

post #10 of 118

There is a new Canadian sub service called SeasonsBox. The company sends luxurious full size seasonal must-have products for your home, body, and spirit and it's revealed each month what is included in the box (it's never a surprise) https://seasonsbox.com/#products

post #11 of 118
I would absolutely buy that seasons box if it were available in the USA. That is right up my alley.
post #12 of 118
It is available in the USA, I subbed this morning
post #13 of 118

@CAPLOCK - SeasonsBox ships to the USA and Canada :)

post #14 of 118

Goldwell is a salon line, been around for years.
I used to buy Goldwell items and would rebuy them again once I have much less hair stuff.
Also used to use some hair coloring products they make.

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Originally Posted by glitteraddict View Post

I was very unimpressed with my December Topbox.  I received 2 hair products from Goldwell (never heard of them), 2 teeny zit cream samples in cardboard, and a very tiny contianer of messy mineral makup.  They are only getting one more chance next month, because really, what am I going to do with all this sh*t?

post #15 of 118

I started my Topbox subscription in October. I'm gonna sound naive here, but I'm willing to give TopBox a chance to get their footing with their larger customer base.

I gave GlossyBox a chance after the price increase and they blew it.

post #16 of 118

I have been  w Topbox since the very first tube they send out.

This months tube was only ok- I got Murad cleanser 30ml,Goldwell heat styling lotion 30ml, Chloe perfume 5ml mini, Ferro foundation sample.

 

not the best,not the worst.

 

Glymm I still like for the points and bonus offer I had it was $120 for the year +I nail polish as bonus item monthly.

Dec had RGB full size in Toast, before that The New Black brand a red polish.

 

I also used to get SkincareRX Beauty Cache it is a bag you buy quarterly or until they ran out- they shiprped them everywhere and cost $15-30.

But I think they just canceled their program....so sad as it was great. hope they bring it back.

 

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post #17 of 118
Thread Starter 

Re: Topbox      Did you sign up to receive a "prive" box?  I asked for a Benefit one.

post #18 of 118
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Originally Posted by glitteraddict View Post

Re: Topbox      Did you sign up to receive a "prive" box?  I asked for a Benefit one.

I signed up to be in the lottery yes. I asked for Benefit or Lippy Girl

post #19 of 118

Glymm is starting to get on my nerves. I mean I don't have high expectations from them normally. But Its almost February and no word on this month's bag. Definitely not re-subscribing after my year is up. blah!

post #20 of 118

Just received my January Glymm Bag: I received the following, however the Sheswai polish was supposed to be a bonus item, which is annoying since the bag has just recently increased their price to 15.00/month. This month wouldn't have exceeded that cost value wise, which I have come to expect based on every other beauty subscription service. I currently subscribe to Glymm, Topbox, Glossybox, and I just signed up for my first Julep box for only a penny. I would quit Glymm after this month however this subscription was a gift and I have 10 months left to go...

 

 

Sheswai Polish in totally .5oz ($16.00)
2 LA Fresh travel-lite Facial Cleansing Wipes ($0.62)
LashEM Double Trouble Mascara ($1.54)
Coolway BOOST Hair Treatment 1 oz ($4.44)
Lavender Mint Firming Serum ($6.80)
Total: $29.40 (without Sheswai Polish, 13.40)
post #21 of 118
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Originally Posted by knailart View Post

Just received my January Glymm Bag: I received the following, however the Sheswai polish was supposed to be a bonus item, which is annoying since the bag has just recently increased their price to 15.00/month. This month wouldn't have exceeded that cost value wise, which I have come to expect based on every other beauty subscription service. I currently subscribe to Glymm, Topbox, Glossybox, and I just signed up for my first Julep box for only a penny. I would quit Glymm after this month however this subscription was a gift and I have 10 months left to go...

 

 

Sheswai Polish in totally .5oz ($16.00)
2 LA Fresh travel-lite Facial Cleansing Wipes ($0.62)
LashEM Double Trouble Mascara ($1.54)
Coolway BOOST Hair Treatment 1 oz ($4.44)
Lavender Mint Firming Serum ($6.80)
Total: $29.40 (without Sheswai Polish, 13.40)

Well, like I said I don't normally have high expectations for them. They had a pretty decent December bag I think. At least your subscription was a gift, I paid for mine upfront. I will not be renewing. You should try ipsy/myglam. Its $15 a month for Canadians and the stuff is totally worth it! :)

post #22 of 118

Glossybox for January really sucks.

 

Some people got Prevage Day Cream exp 01/2013........really now??

 

Also all the other samples I got last year and seems they are trying to clean out their warehouse.

 

I got the Elizabeth Grant moisture stick, Beauty so Clean,Burts Bees samples last year.

Also no glossymag for January.

 

I'm really glad I canceled in Dec. because even if they had no issues and sent those same samples I'd be pissed no matter what the cost.

But $21 for repeat samples from last year??

 

And as far as I know they have not replaced any of the expired items from the Dec box.

People were kind of expecting Glossy to make up for all their issues in January.

post #23 of 118

I can't figure out how to edit my last post here.....

 

Wanted to add Glossybox Canada will not let me post anything on their Facebook page.

Really surprised they would do that- I have not been rude to anyone.

By doing that they can be sure I will never sign up again (and that is fine).

 

And apparently they banned a few other commenters- mostly the people who posted about the expired products.

 

I'm still going to check out ther FB page as the posts can be quite entertaining.

 

Also when I checked earlier today their whole wall seems to be full of posts from people who a super mad about the Jan box and how it just has old and some expired samples from the last year.

 

I'm very curious as to what will become of Glossybox, hopefully they turn around their business or I do not see them being here that long.

post #24 of 118

yessh, sounds like a mess. they just sent me a 'we miss you. come back!' email offering 10% off my next box. no thanks.

post #25 of 118
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Originally Posted by knailart View Post

Just received my January Glymm Bag: I received the following, however the Sheswai polish was supposed to be a bonus item, which is annoying since the bag has just recently increased their price to 15.00/month. This month wouldn't have exceeded that cost value wise, which I have come to expect based on every other beauty subscription service. I currently subscribe to Glymm, Topbox, Glossybox, and I just signed up for my first Julep box for only a penny. I would quit Glymm after this month however this subscription was a gift and I have 10 months left to go...

 

 

Sheswai Polish in totally .5oz ($16.00)
2 LA Fresh travel-lite Facial Cleansing Wipes ($0.62)
LashEM Double Trouble Mascara ($1.54)
Coolway BOOST Hair Treatment 1 oz ($4.44)
Lavender Mint Firming Serum ($6.80)
Total: $29.40 (without Sheswai Polish, 13.40)

The LA Fresh wipes cost $10.00 for 6pc in the US

 

http://www.dermstore.com/list_La+Fresh_501886.htm

 

Glymm is ok if you do the surveys and get points.

The one year membership also just had a deal where it came out to $12 a month, plus a $50 credit to their store!!!!

 

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Also wanted to add Glossybox just sent me 2 replacement samples and obv they did not read my email I specifically said No Revlon,No Avon.

 

So of course I'm expecting nothing or at best Revlon and Avon.

 

They sent me one of the old Revlon nail polish #478 TUSCAN SUN discontinued and old

 

And Maybeline MNY lip gloss- another item that is discontinued and from 2010 and only sold on ebay.....

post #26 of 118
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Originally Posted by EmGee View Post

The LA Fresh wipes cost $10.00 for 6pc in the US

 

http://www.dermstore.com/list_La+Fresh_501886.htm

 

Glymm is ok if you do the surveys and get points.

The one year membership also just had a deal where it came out to $12 a month, plus a $50 credit to their store!!!!

 

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Also wanted to add Glossybox just sent me 2 replacement samples and obv they did not read my email I specifically said No Revlon,No Avon.

 

So of course I'm expecting nothing or at best Revlon and Avon.

 

They sent me one of the old Revlon nail polish #478 TUSCAN SUN discontinued and old

 

And Maybeline MNY lip gloss- another item that is discontinued and from 2010 and only sold on ebay.....

http://lafreshgroup.com/samples/la-fresh-sample-wipes.html

 

Two LA Fresh sample wipes are 1.00 on the LA fresh store.. each person can order up to five sets of two, you could get 10 individually wrapped for 5 dollars! Crazy how they are overvalued everywhere. I hated the Maybelline MNY Lipgloss from the Nov Glossybox. Terrible 

post #27 of 118
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Originally Posted by knailart View Post

http://lafreshgroup.com/samples/la-fresh-sample-wipes.html

 

Two LA Fresh sample wipes are 1.00 on the LA fresh store.. each person can order up to five sets of two, you could get 10 individually wrapped for 5 dollars! Crazy how they are overvalued everywhere. I hated the Maybelline MNY Lipgloss from the Nov Glossybox. Terrible 

How much is shipping to Canada on the LA fresh site....they are in the United States.

So, I'm pretty sure shipping is a lot to Canada-  usually tax,duty and sometimes the $5 Canada post "handling fee" if your package is at the post office.

 

I think I tried the MNY gloss once- it was ok. Maybe not that great since I do not use it,lol.

Apparently it was discontinued in 2010......so that is maybe one reason the gloss sucks.

 

Glossybox Canada should be called "garage sale box" or on FB people are saying they are affiliated with Dollarama,lol.

 

I wonder how can Glossybox Canada be so bad now compared to what they have in other countries?

Where do they get all these crap old items from?

 

I also think Glossybox is very misleading with their videos and ads and am waiting to see if anyone will go after them for misleading advertising.

-All the videos I've seen of them online and TV, their "editors" or whoever is presenting is only showing full size items- at least 8 or more high end full size items and saying "you get these nice samples" but then showing only full size items and not the actual Glossybox with the magazine that we receive.

 

And they do not show any "drugstore brands" or Avon in their TV spots either...

 

I think I saw their latest video on their Facebook, it was Daytime TV something....

post #28 of 118

LA Fresh is quoting me $28.00 US for shipping the 10 wipes to Canada.

 

 

United States Postal Service
Priority Mail International $28.25

 

-this is the only shipping option they have.

Originally Posted by knailart View Post

http://lafreshgroup.com/samples/la-fresh-sample-wipes.html

 

Two LA Fresh sample wipes are 1.00 on the LA fresh store.. each person can order up to five sets of two, you could get 10 individually wrapped for 5 dollars! Crazy how they are overvalued everywhere. I hated the Maybelline MNY Lipgloss from the Nov Glossybox. Terrible 

post #29 of 118

Got my TopBox shipping info for February! I'm excited to see which one I get :)

post #30 of 118

Hope I get my Topbox soon too!

 

I also subed to Seasonsbox....hope they ship that soon as well! 

 

Not a sub but a really fun website to treat yourself with fancy foods in Canada is www.chocodirect.com

Shipping for any order is only $5 but only ships for Canada only.

They have a lot of European candy, but also stuff like tea, pasta, fair trade foods <I've tried sugar, tea, plantain chips, coookies>.

 

Also they usually add quite a few extra random items to your order- usually candy that is just at the "best before" date- but they put stickers on those items that say "compliments of...."

 

-and they have Haribo candy, those are hard to find in most Canadian stores....<small bags are only $2 too!>


Edited by EmGee - 2/5/13 at 8:17pm
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