Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 2012 Loose Button Luxe Box

Apparently I've been living under a rock for the last year and hadn't heard of the new trend in mail-out beauty boxes. There are several different companies you can sign up with in Canada and it looks like they all deal with different brands. So far I have signed up for Luxe Box, Glymm, and Glossy Box and I'm on the waiting list (which apparently is MONTHS long!) for Top Box. I intend to try them all out for several months and keep one or two that I like best. The subscription cost is relatively inexpensive ($10-$15/month & free shipping). I imagine this monthly fee essentially covers the cost of shipping since brands provide the samples free.

Yesterday I received my very first Luxe Box and I must say, I was quite pleased. Keep in mind that this is the only one I'll be receiving this month so I don't have anything to compare it to.

I liked the packaging - sleek and simple.
The personalized sticker is a nice touch.
Inside the May edition was a card describing each of the products as well as a coupon code for $20 off a subscription for Panty by Post. There was also a postcard explaining that May is their "Thanks to Mom" month. In my "personalized" box I found 3 perfume samples - ck Shock, Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty (which I tried last night and is quite nice), and Oh, Lola! by Marc Jacobs. I like trying new fragrances but my office is a scent-free environment so I can't wear perfume to work. There was also a sample tub of Kérastase Masque Chroma Riche for colour-treated hair (which I don't have, but will still try) and a sample tube of Olay Regenerist. The thing I was really excited about thought was the full-sized! tube of Cargo Glitter Top Coat eyeliner. This item alone is worth $18 which more than made up for the cost of the service. I tried it out last night and it adds a nice, visible sparkle to the eye line. Super pretty!

These two items came in an additional "Bath and Body" box - a Gillette Venus & Olay razor and another sample of Olay Regenerist. Apparently I'm getting old. ;)

So, that's May. I know each month will be different (and sometimes disappointing), but I'm looking forward to what June brings!

Have you subscribed to any of the beauty box services? Love? Hate?


  1. Hi! Just found your blog and wanted to post about Loose Button's Luxe Box... Have been getting them for about 6 months and am always impressed. I didn't know that there were as many OTHERS out there to try, so thanks for passing the info along!

  2. For the main box- I got the same hair mask, but everything else was different!
    I got a full sized cargo lip gloss quad, philosophy facial cleanser, china glaze cuticle oil!

  3. @Miss A - no problem - I only just heard about these services myself. :)

    @wandsandpliers - Wow, sounds like you got some great samples! Based on other reviews I've read it seems like there is quite a bit of variation. Will have to see what future months hold.

  4. Cargo Glitter Top Coat sounds like a very interesting product.
    i also keep getting hair samples directed at those with colored hair too!! probably 9/10 hair samples i receive is like that and i have never colored my hair.