Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 2011 Luxe Box by Loose Button!

May I introduce you all to the Luxe Box by Loose Button. For those who might not know it, this is the equivalent of the Birchbox that is so popular in the United States at this moment, but for Canada! Right now, the service is only starting. It hasn't been launched yet which makes it invite only, or you have to put your name on a waiting list.

Luxe Box still being at a baby stage, everyone gets the same items. Once they launch publicly, they claim that the service will be customize to your own self using the information from the survey that you take when you sign up.

Anyway, let's get to the good, shall we?

I took pictures of what EVERYTHING looks like, from removing the box's lid to up close pictures of the product, for you to see all that there is to see.

When you first open the box, you are greeted with a little card, telling you what products are inside your Luxe Box with a description for each and their full retail price. The only complain I have about this is the fact that they don't include the size of the big item, it's just a little information that would make it even better than it is actually.

The next thing in your face is this teal paper sealed with a coral Luxe Box sticker. It's an interesting color combination, isn't it?

When open the tissue paper, you see this. There's a piece of padding stuff in there, which is awesome. It helps protecting the products against themselves inside the box. FYI, the Luxe box comes in a plastic bubble wrap padded enveloppe.

Here are all the product from this month Luxe Box! As you can see, you get 4 items and 1 treat.

Now let's talk about the products :

1. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

"Considered as one of InStyle's Beast Beauty Buys, this rice-based enzyme powder helps to exfoliate your skin by removing debris, leaving your skin smoother and brighter. Contains no artificial fragrance or color, good for all skin types"

"Directions : After cleansing, dispence intowet hands and create a creamy paste. Massage onto face for one minute, avoiding the eye area, then rinse. Use daily."

The deluxe sample include is 0,45 Oz. or 13 grams. After a little research, I found that the big guy of this is 2,6 Oz. or 75 grams. Knowing that it costs 50$, you get 8,67$ worth of products, not bad, eh?

I haven't use it yet, but I can tell you that you get quite a bit of it. The powder is not chunky but still you can feel that it's harsher than normal powder would be, which will make it a good daily exfoliant. It also smells of citrus.

2. China Glaze Nail polish

"This professional nail lacquer has captured the hearts of bloggers and celebrities alike because of its fabulous finish and easy application. There are lots of bold and exciting colors to choose from that can fit and match your style."

The nice thing about this item is that a couple days before I got my Luxe Box, I got an email telling me that this item would be a full size one to thank me because I bought 3 months worth of this service instead of only one. It was a nice suprise! I like when companies thank their customers by doing things like this.

I got the color Coconut Kiss, but this is the kind of item that everyone got a different color of. 

The full size of is worth 7$.

3. Consonant Body Organic Olive Oil body Soap

"One of the brand's signature products. It contains a perfect blend of organic olive oil, beeswax and spring water. It will keep your skin moisturized after each use. It is also appropriate for all skin types and 100% natural and organic."

On the soap, it says: 
"Well look at you, you unapoligetically discerning shopper, you. Holding this bar of organic body soap just inches from your meticulously groomed face. Examining every last detail. Ensuring it contains the finest quality natural ingredients. Wondering whether it's safe for all skin types and hoping you are right for such a great product.
Well, it does. And it is. And you are."

Then inside, on the little card:
"Re-hydrate the enclosed loofah slice and rest your soap on it between uses.
Hand made in small batches from the finest quality organic oils, butters and grains.
Feels good to treat yourself like royalty, doesn't it? "

So, to be all honest here, I'm all for the organic and natural soaps.. But the smell of this repulses me a little... I'm really not crazy about it. I will still use it, to see if the product itself is good, and to hope that the scent doens't last on the skin. I however love how the packaging is almost cocky, with an attitude and all.. It makes me laugh! And the idea of the tiny loofah slice is brilliant to me, it will helps drain and dry your soap so it will not be all squishy and slimy the next time you come to use it.

And by looking at the Consonant website, I just discovered that this item is a full sized too! It's worth 12$.

4. Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex Daily Serum

"This high performing anti-aging day serum is good for all ages and helps defend fundamental skin layers through a rich concentration of natural plant extracts, witamins, and enzymes. Apply 2-3 drops every morning on clean skin before moisturizing."

To be honest again, I'm not sure if I will use this. At 17 years old, anti-aging is not a priority of mine quite yet.

The sample size is 10 ml and the full size is 30 ml. Knowing that the big guy is 65$ it means that you get a sample worth 21,67$. Yes. That's crazy. I know.

5. Treat! Hershey Hugs!

That was just a nice little thing to add, thanks Loose Button!

Overall, I really like the Luxe Box and I'm happy to know that I still have two months of them comming. At 9,95$ a month, to me it's well worth it! If we do a little math here, mine was worth 49,34$! I would truely recommend you to sign up and try at least one month. You can do so on their website!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed it!

P.s.: I was featured on in the Top 50 Chic Beauty Blogs! Thanks a lot to them :) You can see the post right here!


  1. this looks really good! some great good things inside :) im so looking forward to getting my first glossy box (Uk version lol) hopfully in the next week :)

  2. Marie,
    So proud of you. Not only did you do a post (haha) but its an awesome one. I love how much detail you put into it. I honestly didn't think I wanted a luxe box until I read this post. Everything looks awesome!
    In other news, cleaned out all of my makeup and have some things I think you would like (and will probably get more use out of).

  3. I love it!! YOu got better items then what Birchbox offered for the month of May. Too bad that Luxe Box is not available in the US.

  4. Aww this is so cool! The little Hershey kiss is also a cute gift : D

  5. great products!

    I gave you an award too, here's the link if you're intesrested;

    Alice x