Tuesday, 29 May 2012

My First Luxe Box

So I'm kind of in the poor-house, but I wanted to try out one of each of the beauty-box subscriptions to decide which I liked best before re-signing up for just my favourite. So I've signed up for all of them, and then cancelled all of them, and am planning on re-signing up for just one once I make my decision!

I've already tried out Glymm Box (Bag?),  and Glossybox, and Julep Maven. I'm keeping my Julep Maven because it has the option to "skip a month" after seeing what you'll be getting - so I figure that one is safer for my wallet. The decision for a more "binding" subscription is now between Glymm, Glossybox, and Luxebox - so what do you think??

Anyways, onto my first Luxe Box:

Luxe box is a curated beauty subscription program (like the others above). You pay $13.56 per month, (for me just the one month unless I re-sign up), and receive a box full of beauty goodies! If you want to sign up, I would really appreciate if you used my referral! Here is the link to sign up: Luxe Box Sign Up 

What kind of goodies do you get? Well, this is what I got in my first box.... :)
 


So this apparently is not normal, but this month, loose button sent out two boxes! One is the "bath and body box". The reason? May in Mothers Day Month, and they wanted to give the second box so that people could share it's contents with their Mums. I think that's a super sweet idea. There will definitely be some items in this box that I am going to give to my mama!

 
They have a card explaining how to use all the products/how much the full sizes cost, etc. They also send a card with a coupon for 20$ off panty by post! I checked and they have single orders for 30$, so I can definitely justify spending 10$ on a cute/sexy pair!  Will have to go look and decide what I want :)


 This is what was inside the "main" box (the black one). It seems everyone got totally different boxes this month. I think because this was my first month I got a very different box from people who have been ordering for a while (because I got a lot of products that had shown up in boxes in previous months). I am happy with what I received though! 



The bath and body box came with this Venus & Olay razor. It apparently has Olay moisturizing bars attached on either end of the head. I don't know if that means you don't have to use shaving cream/gel or not, but either way, I am excited to try this out. I just got a Schick razor in my Sample Source, and I already own a regular Venus razor, so now I have three razor heads I can alternate between depending on which is on sale! These sell for $16.00 at London drugs for the single Razor + head, so this one item alone already pays for my box which I only paid $13.50 for!

One of these came in the regular box and the other came in the bath and body box. I will be giving these to my Mum :) These are Olay Wrinkle Revolution Complex creams. "Micro fillers and light diffusing particles smooth the look of fine lines right before your eyes. This wrinkle treatments formula also hydrates to reduce the appearance of deep lines in just 14 days." The full size is 15ml, and costs $60.00 - these are 7ml each, so at 14ml, these samples are worth $56.00!!! :O 

This is a Cargo Glitter Top Coat Eyeliner. I am not really a huge fan of glitter on my face, only on my nails :P but I can definitely see myself wearing this on my eyes for nights out. I haven't tried it yet, but the formula does not look to in your face tacky - it's pretty subtle....well...as much as glitter can be subtle. The applicator is really thin which I like for precision's sake. You can wear it alone, or on top of eyeliner or eye shadow. I don't wear eye shadow, but I will try this on it's own or on top of plain black liner. It's water proof and smudge proof. Score! This is the full size product, and retails for $18.00!


I also received a Kerastase "Masque Chroma Riche" First off, I LOVE KERASTASE PRODUCTS! They are amazing. They are also very very expensive :( This mask is for sensitive hair and is meant to enrich it with Vitamin E, while providing UV protection from the sun. "Intensity and depth are revealed while hair fiber is protected from external aggressors" You leave it in for 5 min then rinse it out. I am really looking forward to trying this. This is 30ml, and the full size is 200ml and retails for $57.00 (I told you it was expensive!), so this sample is worth about $8.50.


This is a sample of Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty. I have never heard of this one. I love these little sample sprays because they are so perfect for taking in your purse for when you're out all day and your perfume is starting to fade by the evening! This is a floral-fruity scent - not really my cup of tea (See my Fragrance Post) but I am happy to try new things! This is a 1.2ml sample, the full size is 50ml for $78.00, so this is a $1.87 sample.


I also got a sample of CK Shock for Her. This one has amber and blackberry in it. I'm looking forward to trying it. Again, this is 1.2ml, the full size is 50ml for $40.00, so this is about $0.95 worth.


 Finally, I also received Oh, Lola! by Marc Jacob. This one is also a fruity and floral scent. It contains raspberry, pink peony, and vanilla. I really like the smell of peonies, and I love vanilla, so I think I might like this one :) This sample is 1.2ml, the full size is 50ml for $79.00 (so this is $1.89 worth of the product).

So that's my first luxe box! I ended up with $103.00 worth of products...and I paid $13.50....I'd say that's worth it!  (and that's NOT including the 20$ off pantybypost!)

I received some products I am really looking forward to trying/will definitely use as well as some to give to my lovely mama. The one I am on the fence about is the glitter top coat...so we will see how that goes. 

So if you are interested in signing up, I would appreciate if you used my referral :) Here is the link to sign up: Luxe Box Sign Up

xx

28 comments:

  1. Oooohh I just posted my unboxing too!! I got the Glitter top coat already it is very lovely,the glitter is fine which I love:) I also once got a Kerestase hair serum in my Luxe Box and I loved it as well.I think they alternate the items, what one person get's one month may appear in someone else's box the next month. Loved your post!!
    XO

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    1. I tried the glitter top coat last night - I LOVE IT!!! I was not expecting to at all!

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  2. You received a great box! I loved my Luxe box too.. only box where people get different things so every unboxing is different!Would love to see which box you pick

    xo

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    1. I love the variety! I had no idea because all the other subscriptions are so similar, I peeked at someone's blog post (I'm bad :o) and just assumed that's what I would bet getting - but it was 100% different! Another thing I will have to consider when deciding which box to stick with = the surprise!

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  3. You got some decent samples in your box, there seems to be a ton of variety in what people got with Luxe this month which makes reading the unboxing posts very entertaining!

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    1. I know! I've literally seen about 6 different variations!

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  4. Sounds like you received a good deal with this box! I'd be pretty happy with the Olay items as I usually don't go out and purchase skin care myself, unless it's the same old cheap creams I've been using. The hair mask sounds nice as well, my hair definitely needs some TLC :)

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    1. Same here, that's what's so nice about these sample boxes - getting little treats you would never purchase on your own :)

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  5. I love the Glitter Top Coat! I received it in February's Luxe Box and I use it more than I thought! It's subtle and adds a nice pop to the eyes!

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    1. I've been converted! I was expecting it to be a lot more offensive. It's totally subtle and I love it!!

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  6. I agree with Jayne, the glitter top coat is fab. Great review! I don't mind reading spoilers for Luxe because each box is so different. I'll be picking mine up at the post office today - exciting!!!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing what you get!

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  7. Wow - that is a good deal. And, I’m rather impressed with the products you’ve received. I get birchbox - it’s OK. I think i get more excited to get a package in general, than i am for what’s inside, ha!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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    1. I'm the same way - I love getting mail!! The boxes are always worth more than the price you pay, so beyond that I'm just happy to receive surprises!

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  8. OH I am sorta jealous of the Chroma reflect!! Sun protection is so important, I almost forgot about protecting your HAIR from UV damage duhh!! -____-" Almost forgot all of my biology and science there. Tell me how that product works for u!!

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    1. Will dooooo! Once I try out everything I think I'll do a review post :)
      If you change your mind and start using that Morroccan stuff let me know how that works - I'm always interested in hearing about new hair care products!

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  9. I am happy to join your beauty blog and follow you! Would you like to follow me back?
    xoox

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  10. Hello dear,
    maybe you would like to follow each other's blogs with GFC or via bloglovin? or even both?

    wolffashion.blogspot.com

    have a nice day!
    gV

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  11. Fun post! I'm always considering whether to sign up for one of these services.. but then I never go through with it! lol

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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    1. They're really fun if you're a sucker for surprises in the mail like me!

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  12. I think you got a pretty decent box. It seems like most people got 2 of those olay things, but I only got one!! I sure could use them, for my early signs of aging! I just got my box today, so hopefully I'll be able to post about it within a week.

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    1. Looking forward to your post about it :)

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  13. Your right! Our boxes are completely different! You got some pretty good things...that hair mask looks really nice and the glitter top coat liner looks interesting! I've never used a glitter liner before...looks like a fun thing to try! Enjoy! :)

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    1. I didn't think I would like the glitter liner but I love love love it!!!

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  14. Well I had to come over and see what you got in your box! LOL The Keratese hair mask is pretty good. I hope I get another one soon ..or I guess I can go BUY some HAHA.
    I think the Venus razor was the icing on on a awesome cake. My coworker said she just bought one and it was $15. :-D

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    1. Haha yea but buying them is SO expensive!! The razor was awesome, it's true, I saw them at london drugs for 15$! So worth the price of the box already based on that!!

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