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?