Friday, October 21, 2011

Loose Button Luxe Box Review

Hey everyone! Alright, so I got my Glymm box just Tuesday (if you’re interested, I already did my post on that, but I absolutely loved it!), and then yesterday my Luxe Box arrived! After my fantastic Glymm box, I was really excited to unbox my Luxe Box, but I did remember to take some pictures, so like with my Glymm box post, I’ll give you some pictures of the packaging before I get into the products I received:
IMAG1799Feel free to ignore the fact that I’m in my pink fleecy monkey PJ pants in these photos…
And inside, with the little card
IMAG1804And everything inside! I love the little logo pattern on the inside of the box.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the cool little customized sticker with my name on it before I folded it over so it would stop getting stuck to everything… but on to the products I got!
The first thing I pulled out was the biggest packaging: the Lise Watier Flash Lift Radiance Vial. According to the card in my box, this is a new product that either hasn’t even been released yet, or was just released, so that’s pretty cool. This product is sort of multi-purpose, and is supposed to erase signs of fatigue, smooth wrinkles, boost skin’s radiance, and keep your makeup on “all day long.” Now, that’s a pretty impressive pile of claims there, but I figured I wanted to look good that day, and I’d just got up, so I popped it open and used it (its a one use vial) before I could get a picture of the bottle. I’m not sure it did too much, as I already have pretty nice skin (I’m not trying to brag, but when people continuously tell you you have nice skin, eventually you start to believe them), but my makeup did stay on a long time. Whether that was because it was a good quality eye shadow (the Vasanti from my Glymm box), or because of this product is hard to tell, but that’s life. This product is $27 for 7 of these vials, so this was worth about $4:
IMAG1808IMAG1809IMAG1810IMAG1811To give you an idea of the size. Basically like the picture on the box.
I think the vial is a little big to be just one use… I felt like I had a lot of excess product, but besides that I don’t have much to say about it one way or the other.
My second product was the Keratase Elixir Ultime, which is $50 for a full size bottle (125 ml), which makes this sample worth about $2. I tried this on my day old hair, and it took about double the amount I was expecting it to. Granted, I do have very thick, long, curly/wavy hair, but I have a similar serum that I use sometimes which doesn’t require quite so much product. However, that said, it does do what it claims to, which is to deep condition and boost shine. It is also supposed to help to protect hair from “external aggressors”. Did I mention it smells good? It does:IMAG1812IMAG1816
One product that it seems from YouTube videos that everyone got, but which I wasn’t really too excited about was the Olay Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex, basically an anti-aging eye cream, which costs $60 for a 15 ml full size product. This packaging doesn’t really say how much is in the tube, but it’s a pretty large sample. I gave this to my mom, because I don’t have much use for it, and apparently she had been wanting to try it for a while, but didn’t want to shell out the $60. Compared to another eye cream she had in a 15 ml size, this tube seems to be about 10 ml, which would make the approximate value of this sample $40:
IMAG1823Yes, my bathroom sink is purple. Had to run to the bathroom to find the tube to get a picture, since my mom had already taken it.IMAG1824
I also got a full size Essie nail polish in Too Too Hot, which is normally $8, according to the card, however, when I bought my Essie polish at London Drugs, I think it was actually $10. At first I thought this colour was a sort of red coral colour, but its really more of an orange-y red. I like it a lot, and I’m really happy to have another Essie polish, since I really liked my first one:
IMAG1827IMAG1828IMAG1830Ignore my ugly toes and poor lighting.
And finally, I got a nice big sample of Chloe Eau de Parfume. The 50 ml full size product is $90, which makes this 5 ml sample worth about $9. I really like that this isn’t one of those tiny tubes, and comes instead in a tiny, adorable version of the full size bottle. As for the scent, I’m terrible at describing, so I’ll give you the description from the card: “This fresh, smooth floral fragrance evokes sublime powdery rose. The effect is chic, comfortable, and entirely addictive.” I’ll agree with that last part! I really love the scent of this perfume, and I’m really disappointed that my mom is allergic to roses, so I have to be careful when I decide to wear it:
I’m not sure what’s up with the weird gray bar on the bottom of these last two pictures,
but you get the point!
And I suppose I should mention the $25 dollar off coupon for, although I don’t really think it’s that great, because you need to spend at least $75 to use the coupon code, and the site is very expensive, but not with many designer brands that I, personally, have heard of. However, it was part of this month’s box, so I should show it to you:

In all, there were 2 good products, though only one full size, in this box. The total approximate value of the products in my box, excluding the Dealuxe coupon, which doesn’t count, is about $63, except, because the eye cream isn’t useful to me, that leaves only about $23 worth of product. However, the box  was only $12+taxes, so this is definitely a good deal nonetheless.
So yeah, that’s it! I didn’t really compare the two boxes here, because I want to do that in a Glymm vs. Luxe box video, as well as tell you guys a little bit more about how I’m liking the products. I’ll probably record that sometime in the next couple of days, so remember to check back!
Have you tried any of the beauty boxes, or any of these products? Leave me a comment below!

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