April(May) 2012 Luxe Box | Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

April(May) 2012 Luxe Box

Hihi!

So, I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive to open my Luxe Box because of the “First In Line” issues and due to the wild variety of samples people often receive. I was not disappointed though, mainly due to one product. As other people have mentioned, April was Daffodil Month and Loose Button partnered up with the Canadian Cancer Society to make a donation on behalf of the Loose Button community which I thought was a generous thing to do. In honour of this donation, we (all?) received a daffodil pin.

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In this month’s Luxe Box I received:

Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Shampoo and Conditioner

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Excitement Level: Ok, well silicone-free shampoo seems to be the thing now, so alright I’m on board. I guess I should feel special that I’ve been “invited” to try this product out? As for shampoo samples, I’m happy with having actual bottles with enough product in them for me to fully experience how well they will work for me.

Full Size: Both are each 375mL/$6

I Received: 50mL/$0.80 each

Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician Colour Care Shampoo &Conditioner

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Excitement Level: Ummm…more shampoo and conditioner? This Luxe Box isn’t exactly the most well-rounded…the only thing that really interests me about this sample is the moisture mask that is included because I do hair masks once a week.

Full Size: Shampoo/Conditioner 236mL/$28 and Moisture Mask 198g/$45

I Received: 9mL/$1.07 each and 8.6g/$1.95

Orlane Perfect Complexion Treatment Foundation in Beige 23

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Excitement Level: I like Orlane products and I always use makeup primers so I’m pretty excited to try this product out! This is a moisturizer as well as a full coverage foundation that’s non-greasy too. Definitely something that I would use.

Full Size: 50mL/$60

I Received: 3.5mL/$4.20

Essie Nail Polish in Pink-a-Boo

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Excitement Level: Eeeee! Flakies! This was my first in line choice and thank goodness I got it despite me never getting an email with my password until AFTER my time slot had passed…anyway, I wanted to get this colour, but resisted because I wasn’t sure how it would look on me. This is part of Essie’s Resort 2012 Collection that I actually have the mini collection of, so I will be giving my mini Pink-a-Boo to a friend. This was of course my FAVOURITE product in the box!

Full Size: 15mL/$8

I Received: *FULL SIZE*

Total value of Luxe Box = $17.89

This is probably the lowest valued Luxe Box I’ve ever had, but I did get one product that made up for it so I’m still happy. I wonder what bag of tricks next month will bring?!

26 comments

  1. I love the look of pink a boo, and I'm glad you're somewhat happy with your April box!

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    1. I just like saying "Pink-A-Boo"!

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  2. I think everyone was 'invited' to try out the Pantene ;) (I think it's funny how they use those terms). Haven't tried Orlane before - I do love primers.

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    1. I think so too, I guess they just want to make everything sound exclusive. I've tried Orlane moisturizer before and it was pretty good, just expensive :(

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  3. I just got Pink A Boo recently! Looks like good stuff!

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    1. Oooh, can't wait to see your swatch!

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  4. Such a sparkly pink - so pretty! I feel like such a girly girl saying that :s

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    1. Haha, I know I feel like such a princess!

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  5. Yay for Pink A Boo! :D It's such a pretty polish!

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  6. I love the colour of polish you received! I reserved the leave-in hair conditioner and I'm regretting my choice a little :( The China Glaze nail polish is a tad sparkle-intense for my liking!!

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    1. Did you receive one of the Prismatics? Those ones are pretty intense!

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  7. Lovve that essie polish! It was really hard to not pick that for my first in line product... great box this month hun :)

    xo

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    1. Ooooh, what did you end up choosing?

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  8. I've been disappointed with Luxe Box lately :( the double shampoo samples is kind of annoying!

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    1. Yeah, I was surprised to see the Fekkai shampoo packages. It just didn't really make a lot of sense to put together a box that had duplicate type products...anyway hopefully next month will be better!

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  9. That nail polish look amazing! Really wish I did the First In Line program for it :( oh well. I would be kinda disappointed as well if I got 2 sets of hair products. I wish there was more makeup products to try out that's for sure!

    Come check out what I got!
    http://blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca/

    Started following you as well! :)

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    1. Great blog! Let's hope for a better Luxe Box next month!

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  10. I need that color! It is so summery and delicate. It would go great with my brides maid dress that I get to wear next week! thanks for the info. :)

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    1. It's quite sheer though, so you might have to layer it on top of a pink polish if you want it to stand out.

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  11. I didnt get either of the shampoo samples in my box this month.... I did get a nail polish- not the same shade. My box was different but i did get the daffodil pin!

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    1. Oh, what nail polish did you get? The China Glaze one?

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