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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Luxe Box by Loose Button: January 2012 (Special edition? mmm)

I've been subscribed to Loose Button ever since they launched in 2011 and I must say it's been a roller-coaster ride with some amazing Luxe Boxes as well as some that weren't the best. If you tried searching my blog for old posts on all of the other Luxe Boxes I received then I have to apologize here because I was away from my blog near the end of 2011 that's why I wasn't able to update my blog as often as I would liked to. I believe the last box I blogged about still had the old packaging!! LOL. But I'm sure there are other bloggers and vloggers who kept you up to date =].

This month was quiet the surprise =]. The box it shipped in was gigantic compared to it's original!!
Keep reading to find out! =]

You can see from the above picture of the old Luxe Box in the brown box and the new one is in the black box. But the surprise for January's Luxe Box was that we actually got a second box in white! This explain why the box they were shipped in looked so much bigger than before. I believe the added box will only be for January's Luxe Box to celebrate the start of a new year =]

Anyways enough blabbing, let's see what I got in the original box first then go on with the additional white box =]

TA DA!!!.. I loved this month's box because of the CHLOE perfume!!!:)

The first thing I got was a full size Yves Rocher Rouge Dragee Lipstick in R102.
Full size: $5 for 3.5g
Received: Full size (value of $5)

The colour is a bright pink but not as fushia as shown on the picture in the corner left that was taken with flash.
Smells like a normal lipstick, no specific scent.
Sheer formula but pigmentation can be built up.
Matte to satin finish, depending on the lighting.
Smooth and moisturizing but still need to apply a lip balm beneath this.
So far I like this lipstick, I can lightly dab it on my lips and it just gives my lips a flush of colour kinda like NARS blush in Desire which looks extremely bright and intense but it gives your cheeks the most natural colour as if you're blushing from within

This is my firsttttttt NYX e/s ever, can you believe it??? I've been wanting to try more NYX products but it's hard getting NYX here in Canada and the price are so much more expensive than in the States...boooooo =[ NYX Shadow in 84A Toffee Shimmer
Full size: $5 for 2.7g
Received: Full size (value of $5)
This is a silvery/sparkly eyeshadow. It feels creamy when I swatched the shadow itself but it was hard to transfer the swatch on my hand because it was EXTREMELY POWDERY, yikes!!
Definitely need a primer and perhaps a cream shadow base because this Toffee Shimmer does not really have any pigmentation mostly shimmers.
Not 100% happy with this product because I hate having fall outs when I'm doing my eye makeup.
This also contains Talc, Mineral Oil and Paraben and I know a lot of people have a concern for those ingredients.
I do not recommend this specific shadow but I am still interested in trying their other formulas =]

Next thing I got was another product that I wanted to try for a long time but knowing myself that I hate using tons of hair product I refuse to buy the full size just to try it out so I'm glad to see this in my box ^^
CHI SILK INFUSIONFull size: $33 for 180ml
Received: 15ml (value of $2.75)

This is a leave in treatment free of alcohol and has been enriched with pure natural silk, wheat and soy proteins to protect your hair against heat from styling tools and environmental damages while leaving your hair shiny and silky.
This item came sealed which was amazing!!!! Because I received a JOICO hair oil in the past from Loose Button and it leaked all over my box because the bottle wasn't sealed =[. But I know it wasn't Loose Button's fault.
This is a clear oil with an extremely light perfumy scent.
Applied it to my hands and it was extremely moisturizing and it absorbed fast! At first it looks oily (see swatches; but after a few seconds you won't notice a thing! it's amazing!)
Can't wait to try this on my hair, been wanting a substitute to my KQC Shiny Heat Protecting Spray because it has a stronggg cologne scent and I just don't want my hair to smell like a man!!!

This is what got me excited! It's a miniature Chloe perfume!!
Full size: $90 for 50ml

Received: 5ml (value of $9)
This perfume is described as a fresh, smooth, floral scent with a hint of powdery rose. I love this scent and a lot of my gf owns this perfume already. I loved it even more because of it's cute packaging but I can never spend so much money on a perfume when I still need to work on the ones I have sitting at home.
I knew my bff wanted to buy a Chloe perfume but she couldn't decide between the original Chloe Chloe and the Love, Chloe. One day I was shopping on sephora.com and saw this duo miniature of the 2 perfume that she wanted and immediately added into my shopping cart because it'll be an awesome way for my bff to try it out but I regret not buying 2 of these so I can keep one for myself because I saw how CUTEEEE these miniature were when they arrived in my mail. I wanted to buy it again too bad its available online only =[. A few months back I found that some people got this perfume in their luxe box and I was soo jealous of them cuz I didn't get one boooo, that's why I am extremely happy now that I have receive it! Don't you think it is sooo cute??? it's tiny but its sooo cute!! I love collecting miniature perfume bottles rather than full-size bottles ^^

Click on the picture to enlarge it!

Last thing I got which was a BONUS item was Seattle's Best Coffee in Level 3 which means that it is a balanced, smooth and full of flavoured coffee. There are total of 5 levels, the higher the levele the stronger/darker the coffee it is.
Full Size: $9.99 for 340g
Received: 56g (value of $1.65)

 We're not done yet!!! Don't forget that I also got a second Luxe Box complimentary from Loose Button. THANK YOU!! ^^
What's in the WHITE Luxe Box?

A sample of the Fekkai Glossing Olive Oil Shampoo and Conditioner
Full size: varies on fekkai.com, 2oz cost $9, 8oz cost $25 or 16oz for $39
Received: 9ml shampoo and 9ml conditioner (Both item combined, valued at around $2)
I'm excited to try this shampoo out, it looks very promising but I want to save it up for when I travel because it's the perfect size to travel with! =]
Have you tried this? Let me know what you think in the comment box below =]

=O amazing freebie!
Loose Button included this full size Schick Hydro Silk razor. Newly launched so we're one of the first to try it out! Thank you Loose Button! ^^
Full size: $13.99
Received a full size: sample value of $13.99

This razor has a water activated moisturizing serum that hydrates like no other razor, leaving skin feeling silky smooth. The 5 blades with unique skin guards help protect skin's delicate surface!
It also has a good grip on the handle.

Total Luxe Box value without the extra box and bonus coffee beans = $21.75
Total Luxe Box value WITH the extra box and bonus coffee beans = $39.39

You can see that these subscription boxes usually pays for itself and more! A Luxe Box only cost $10 a month if you subscribed to them yearly or $12 if you are subscribed monthly. I love this month's box, it was full of surprised =D. Did you get a different Luxe Box? Let me know, I would love to see what you got =].

Hope you enjoyed reading this =]
Talk to you in my next post!^^



LittoMokaa said...

You got amazing items in your LuxeBox!! I subscribed to Luxebox way back then when it started for 3 months. I was so disappointed to I didn't renew my membership :(

Jessy said...

OMG the mini bottles is soooo cute, that perfume smells very chic and girly~~~i like it alot too~~~well i buy NYX online because its cheaper than get it in stores...Milani is also cheaper online, but if u just want one blush just get them at wal-mart...but so far ive only see the wal-mart at Square one has it...don't know about Wal-marts at uptown...it doesnt hurt to check if u happend to be at wal-mart...


Guilt / Lust said...

Wow!!! Coffee! :D That's pretty cool.

Mara said...

You definitely got your moneys worth this month. I love how you caculated everything to show how much this box is worth. The Chloe perfume is adorable.

mizzsandychau said...

happy Chinese new year darling!

GASP! i really really love your luxe box!!! i always wanted to try chi's silk infusion AND that chloe perfume! omg omg so sad that i stopped with luxebox! Will need to join ASAP!

No worries, i'm still in the GTA! actually still not that far from where i am living now, just that i'm moving into a condo. Sigh, been throwing out so much stuff that i really can't let go of. Heart breaking, i hate packing!

Mimi said...

ooooh, i'm gonna have to check out that chloe perfume! it looks cute and it sounds like it smells great! :)

<3, Mimi
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Venus Loves Virgo said...

Loads of goodies! they both look like great sample sets. Enjoy them XOXO

Maryam Maquillage said...

Whhaaaaat?!!! Those are some GEMS!!! I swear all the subscription boxes in Canada or the UK are so much better than the ones in the US lol

Edwina said...

wow this month's box(es) are AWESOME!!! Too bad I'm no longer subscribed to the luxe box anymore :( The chloe perfume is super cute!!!

G A B Y said...

I love CHI Silk Infusion, it make smy hair and hands soooooo smooth and shiny! And wow, that Chloe perfume is a total score!

ThisIsAlx said...

I found better boxes! Called topbox but it's sold out till June I think ><, or glossybox but it's $15 rather than $10><

ThisIsAlx said...

I saw milani at loblaws but so pricy!! Never seen any at my walmarts :(

ThisIsAlx said...

Can't wait till u settle down!! N join the fun again:), I definitely want to try topbox LOL

ThisIsAlx said...

Yea ure right, I used to think birchbox n emi box were the best but I think Canadian company raised the bars :), butttt I feel like luxe box is not consistent with its awesomeness LOL but we're only paying $10 so it's worth it even if the box wasnt the best :)

ThisIsAlx said...

Thx u girls! ^^

*MoNtseR GiRl* said...

Wow this is a good month for luxe box!! I like th NXC shadow! I haven't tried it but I always ogle them when I'm in the store. I freakin love that razor too!!
The chi is perfect size, it lasts so long and I think you will like it.:)

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