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Luxebox Spring 2013

This season, Loose Button teamed up with the Steven and Chris Show (CBC) to come up with the essentials for our Luxebox.




Loose Button // Blending Sponge

[[ A makeup sponge applicator that flawlessly blends in your makeup for the perfect look. The applicator should be dampended with water before use and can be used with liquid, cream, loose powder or pressed powder makeup. For best results, use the applicator in a stippling or bouncing motion. ]]
Full Size: ?? || Received: ?? *FULL SIZED*

Moroccanoil // Body Buff

[[ Made with natural orange peel exfoliator, Body Buff is gentle enough for daily use to polish away dead skin cells and instantly transform your skin. The added benefits of argan oil blended with Vitamin E and nourishing avocado, grape seed, safflower, sesame and sweet almond oils, rejuvenate your skin with intense moisture. ]]
Full Size: $48/180mL || Received: $13.33/50mL

Kérastase // Bain Chroma Captive

[[ Shine intensifying shampoo for ultimate color radiance for color-treated hair. Created to help preserves color and shine for up to 40 days with use of Chroma Captive system. Polishes the hair fiber, leaving it smooth for maximum light reflection. ]]
Full Size: $39/250mL || Received: $4.68/30mL

Calvin Klein // Eternity Aqua

[[ Eternity Aqua by Calvin Klein is inspired by refreshing femininity with an effortless elegance. It is a sensual and refreshing fragrance like a clean crisp ocean breeze. Feel naturally sophisticated and relaxed with the Eternity Aqua. ]]
Full Size: $72/50mL || Received: $5.40/6mL

B. Kamins // Lip Balm

[[ This soothing lip balm helps to moisturize and protect lips from sun, wind and extreme temperatures. Maple and softening essential oils help to repair chapped, sore lips, and UVA/UVB sunscreening agents help to prevent the breakout of lip sores. This treatment creates a smoother palette for lipstick application by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and reducing the feathering of lip color. ]]
Full Size: $21.00/0.5oz || Received: $5.46/0.13oz

This is literally the third time I’m getting this sample. Second time from Luxebox! I JUST got this sample in my last box and it really irritates me to get repeats ::-_-::. I got this in the winter box and the September box for Glossybox. They obviously didn’t even think to check what I’ve received from them before.

Lancôme | Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate

[[ Award-winning serum that helps create a more youthful-looking skin by promoting natural skin renewal that is characteristic of young skin. Visible skin in just 7 days. Drop by drop, skin is vibrant with youth, its tone becomes astonishingly even and its texture dramatically refined. ]]
Full Size: $125/50mL || Received: $20/8mL

Pandora // Mascara (Black)

[[ The perfect addition to your your collection for a more natural touch! A smudge and clump free mascara that provides you with gorgeous, glossy colour that will never irritate the eyes. Developed specifically for sensitive eyes, this mascara glides on easily and thickens the lashes while adding glorious shine. The long brush handle allows you to maneuver into hard to reach areas and the clear tube lets you know when you’re running low! ]]
Full Size: $19.00/10mL || Received: $19.00/10mL *FULL SIZED*

I have to say that this season’s Luxebox didn’t impress me as much as the last two boxes. I’m interested in trying the Lancome item, but that’s about it. The fact that they sent me an item that they literally just sent me in my last box was pretty disappointing. The booklet they gave with the spring trends had all these brands and items I would’ve been excited to try. Smashbox’s eye primer, Color Smash’s hair shadow (I’m guessing it’s their take on the new hair chalk trend?), L’Occitane, KMS’s Quick Blow Dry. Where are those things in my box?

Luxebox Winter 2012

For the winter Luxebox they placed all the items inside a drawstring bag inside the box instead of just placing it into the box and wrapping it up! Sorry I forgot to include the kabuki brush in the picture with all the items! If Luxebox keeps things up, I would be sooo happy. They’ve been impressing me with the Fall box and this Winter box ::^^::.



Loose Button // Faux Eye Lashes

[[ Perfect for your holiday parties. Glam up your look by adding a pair of falsies. Apply with your favourite lash glue and you’ll be ready for the night! ]]
Full Size: — || Received: — *FULL SIZED*

Donna Karan // Woman

[[ A fragrance created for women, by women. Feminine and sensual. The strength and softness of women is expressed through creamy notes of orange flower, that delicately wrap the confident signature core of haitian vetiver and sandalwood. ]]
Full Size: $135/100mL || Received: $9.45/7mL

I like when perfume samples come in the same design as the full sized perfumes LOL. It’s so pretty and cute ::GAH::.

Loose Button // Kabuki Brush

[[ A kabuki brush that works with many different types of makeup, delicately made to accentuate every feature. ]]
Full Size: — || Received: — *FULL SIZED*

Dermalogica // precleanse

[[ The first step of the Dermalogica Double Cleanse for your cleanest skin ever! Nourishing Oilve, Apricot and Kukui Nut oils cut through make-up, sunscreens and oil-based debris, readying them for easy removal. Add water to transform this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion that lifts debris from the skin’s surface, allowing your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors. ]]
Full Size: $50.50/150mL || Received: $5.05/15mL

Cake Beauty // it’s a slice Supreme Body Mousse

[[ It’s a slice supreme body mousse a rich whipped orange-vanilla body lotion to blanket your body in an ultra light body lotion with extreme hydrators that will leave your skin lightly scented and perfectly moisturized and smooth. your skin will look and feel exceptionally dewy and supple
Cake girls say that it smells like sweet orange and creamy vanilla … xox
]]
Full Size: $22.00/250mL || Received: $5.81/66mL

B.Kamins // Day Lotion SPF 15

[[ A lightweight, oil-free lotion that diffuses a blend of moisturizers, anti-oxidants and vitamins to leave skin silky smooth and hydrated all day long. This multi-purpose product not only moisturizes, but also helps protect skin with SPF 15. A perfect primer for makeup. Results are a healthy, luminescent glow! ]]
Full Size: $80.00/50mL || Received: $24.00/15mL

B.Kamins // Lip Balm SPF 20

[[ A soothing anti-aging lip balm with Bio-Maple Compound and UVA/UVB sunscreens that repairs and protects. This balm creates a smoother palette for lipstick application by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and reducing the feathering of lip color. Use anytime for softer, more luscious lips! ]]
Full Size: $21.00/0.5oz || Received: $5.46/0.13oz

Schwarzkopf // OSiS+ Dust It

[[ OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder has a lightweight texture to assist the natural movement of your hair and help add texture for a matt finish. OSiS+ Dust It has control level 1 (light) for natural movement and style. ]]
Full Size: $19.99/50mL || Received: 10g

Luxebox Fall 2012

As I have mentioned before, Luxebox switched from a monthly subscription to a quarterly service. I’m sure anyone that was an existing subscriber was waiting wearily to see if the change was going to be a good one or if it was time to unsubscribe. Surprisingly, their Fall 2012 box totally blew even my favorite box (Glossybox) away as GB seemed to be going downhill a bit recently.



The ravamped packaging brought the word “luxurious” to mind. Instead of the square boxes most of the rival companies had, they switched it to a rectangle one. I really liked the company’s name stamped inside in gold lettering. Instead of tissue paper to wrap the items they used a cloth. Another improvement that I’m impressed by is that they put multiple items that are the same or the exfoliating pad into pillow boxes to keep them organized and clean!


Vichy // Proeven Daily Dark Spot Correcter

[[ VICHY introduces the exclusive melanin targeting DeeperCell-ConcentrateTM, combined with LHA, Vitamin Cg and Vitamin E. It acts on all surface layers of the skin and reduces the look of excess melanin. ProEVEN has a powerful triple-action: 1. Instantly reveals a more radiant glow 2. Evens skin tone 3. Reduces the appearance of dark spots ]]
Full Size: $44.00/30mL || Received: $11.00/1.5mL x 5 (7.5mL)

I’ve tried a line from Vichy before so I’m curious as to how this one will turn out.

Eyeko // Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

[[ Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner defines the eyes with vibrant colours minus the smudges. This pen-like style eyeliner is easy to use, which helps you create flawless lines for subtle or dramatic looks. ]]
Full Size: $18.00/0.07oz || Received: $18.00/0.07oz (FULL SIZED)

I’m actually really excited that I got this!! I’ve seen a lot of raves for this product so I’m glad they gave us this in our box!

Benefit // Stay Don’t Stray

[[ Keep your eye makeup in place all day by using Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray primer. This dual-action power primer works 360 degrees around your eyes to help your concealer and eyeshadow stay put. The primer will also keep your eyes hydrated and minimize the look of fine lines with Sodium Hyaluronate properties while fighting signs of aging with Vitamin C & E. ]]
Full Size: $30.00/10mL || Received: $7.5/2.5mL

I’m already using Urban Decay’s Primer Potion so I’m curious to see how this stands against it. My friend purchased a set that had this I think and the formula separated after awhile, if I’m not mistaken ::blink::.

Madonna // Truth or Dare Eau de Parfum

[[ Truth or Dare by Madonna is a contemporary and sexy reinvention of a classic, robust signature white floral. This scent is timeless yet modern, simultaneously dark and light. With a blend of narcotic florals, woods, vanilla, and caramelized amber. This scent stands out from traditional floral fragrance with a contemporary edge. ]]
Full Size: $65.00/50mL || Received: $3.90/3mL

I know most people don’t like fragrance samples because they can be free to obtain. I just wanted to note though that I was surprised by the size of this perfume sample! I mean it’s not a mini bottle by any means, but it was fun to see a small test tube inside haha!

Loose Button // Exfoliating Pad

[[ Our body deserves a lot more attention than we think it needs. Use this Loose Button Exfoliating Pad once a week to cleanse your skin and unclog your pores. Follow up by applying your favourite body lotion to seal in the moisture and keep your skin feeling baby soft! ]]
Full Size: — || Received: — (FULL SIZED)

Kind of weird how they put in items from the beauty box company. Glossybox did this too, but they gave a lipstick…

China Glaze // Adventure Red-y (On Safari Fall Collection)

[[ Step into the Fall season with China Glaze’s newest “On Safari” collection. Rock these colours on your nails to complete your new Fall look. ]]
Full Size: $7.00/14mL || Received: $7.00/14mL (FULL SIZED)

I have no idea why I keep getting pink and red every single time I get nail polish!! I hate those two colours as nail polish unless the pink was a light pastel pink or something. I don’t see how either of those colours are in ::swirl::. I actually already have a red from China Glaze but it’s a glittery one. From my experience China Glaze pretty much only requires one coat so I’m sure if colour was actually one I like I would love this.

Moroccanoil // Luminous Hairspray

[[ Luminous Hairspray is formulated with a combination of highly sophisticated ingredients infused with argan oil. This lightweight and workable hairspray offers a long-lasting, flexible hold, without leaving a sticky residue. It is ideal for creating and maintaining soft, natural styles. It can be brushed out easily without weighing the hair down and provides a reflective shine shield that fights frizz and humidity. ]]
Full Size: $22.00/330mL || Received: $5/75mL

I rarely ever use hairspray, but I do like the other product I’ve received from Moroccanoil before so we’ll see how this goes.

This box is worth approximately $52.4 with 3 full sized products, although I don’t know if the exfoliating pad from Loose Button really counts as one haha!
However, I like that they included full sized products from Eyeko and China Glaze.

New Seasonal Luxebox Subscription

I just wanted to do a quick update to talk about the new LuxeBox subscription. A lot of customers are really angry right now about what Loose Button has done.

The company had an increase in subscribers I think around January or February resulting in the creation of a wait list for LuxeBox. In April a wave of invitations were sent out to people that were on the wait list. If I’m not mistaken, I think they only offered up a minimum of 3 months for their subscriptions, so you can’t pick to get charged just monthly. That is one reason why many new subscribers are angry about what happened recently.

After receiving one box (May), LB put up a picture on their Facebook showing a preview of what’s to come. It was a picture of the 4 seasons. I think most of us thought we were getting 4 special boxes a month that had to do with the weather. Nobody thought of what was to come.

Last week we got an email telling us about an “exciting change” to our Loose Button membership. Loose Button decided to change from a monthly service to only sending out 4 boxes in a year with items that fit accordingly to the season. The cost is now $26/3 months. So we went from getting 4 items a month for $12 to 7-8 items every 3 month for $26.

Those of us that were on a quarterly plan that just started last month were supposed to still receive two more boxes since we already got May’s box. Loose Button gave us the choice of either upgrading to the new plan, get one last monthly box (June) or cancel our membership. If we chose to upgrade to the new plan, our next box will be in August instead (Fall Box) and it will be charged just the $12 that we were originally paying for the June one. What about our last box? We are still left with the $12 we already paid for July, right? The $12 gets converted into a credit which can be used to partially pay for the next box….

Everyone is angry because it seems that LB already had this planned. So why did they open up spots for us to buy the 3 month subscription?? It looks really bad on their part. It’s as if they did this to lure us into their new $26 plan. For those that want to still receive their June box instead of upgrading, they will have to pay full price for the Fall Box later.

I upgraded, but I have to say it wasn’t really willingly. As with the others that have upgraded, we’re going to watch wearily as to what LB is going to do in the future. I regret even signing up with LuxeBox now, honestly. Unless they blow us away with their fall box, I think we might see the end of a company what with the huge wave of people cancelling when LB brought in this new system.

Anyway, in other beauty box news on my site, Just wanted to mention again that I will be editing the unboxing posts with the reviews instead of creating a new entry for them. I just updated a couple of the ones I got in May for the items I have tried so check them out. Glymm. LuxeBox. GlossyBox.