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

May 2012 Luxe Box

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This month’s Luxe Box was extra special because of a complimentary Bath and Body Box for Mother’s Day so yay for two Luxe Boxes!

In the Bath and Body Box was a Gilette Venus Razor with Olay moisture bars on each of the 5 blades (oooh!) and a sample tube of Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex so I guess there was a little bit of an Olay partnership for the month of May.

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In the May 2012 Luxe Box I received:

Cargo Lash Activator Mini Duo

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Excitement Level: Included in this duo is the original LashActivator mascara and LashActivator Night which is supposed to be a lash-enhancing elixir and can be used as a volumizing mascara primer. When used together, I should have longer, thicker lashes in about 2 weeks. If you’re like me, I’m not sold on products that claim to make my lashes grow longer. Unless it’s Latisse, I don’t think this product is going to work for me. I’m not opposed to trying it though, so I guess I’ll keep everyone posted if I suddenly from little Asian lashes to those of a Greek goddess.

I Received: *FULL SIZE*

Full Size: $15

Orlane Active Hydration Body Care

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Excitement Level: I do like Orlane products and all I have tried so far are face products so it was nice to receive one for body. The only thing is, the sample size is perfect for a face product, but for a body moisturizer? I’m not a big person, but I definitely have more surface area to cover than what this sample will provide! Also, I’m almost scared to like this sample because the full size is so expensive!!

I Received: 7mL/$2.94

Full Size: 250mL/$105

Paco Rabanne Black XS L’Exces For Him and Her

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Excitement Level: I always like trying out new scents, but unfortunately, Paco Rabanne tends to always be a little bit too strong for me which happens to again be the case with Black XS. This is no one’s fault though, the scent just isn’t for me.

I Received: FOR HER: 1.2mL/$1.78 and FOR HIM:1.2mL/$1.87

Full Size: FOR HER: 50mL/$74 and FOR HIM: 1.2mL/$78

Goldwell Dual Senses Rich Repair Shampoo and Conditioner

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Excitement Level: Oh my, more shampoo and conditioner samples in my oh so favourite packaging. This s&c is for dry, damaged hair or stressed hair and promises to restore it to a healthy shine with silky smoothness. I have not heard of this brand before, so I guess that will be something to look forward to. It was also nice that I received more than one sample pack of each.

I Received: SHAMPOO: 20mL/$0.75 and CONDITIONER: 20mL/$0.85

Full Size: SHAMPOO: 750mL/$28 and CONDITIONER: 750mL/$32

Coupon Card for Panty by Post

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I don’t think I will be using this because La Senza has given my enough underwear to last a couple of lifetimes! It’s a nice addition though for someone who would like to try the service.

Total Value of Luxe Box: $23.19 although the razor is at least $10, so with the Olay sample, we’re probably looking at around $35 for this month’s Luxe Box.

As a side comment, from the sample boxes over the last couple of months, I have never in my life tried so many different shampoo and conditioners! Unfortunately, I didn’t really have a favourite product in this month’s Luxe Box, everything was just sort of okay. I guess the LashActivator was probably the most interesting so we’ll see whether it works or not. I’ve seen some AMAZING Luxe boxes with nail polish *sob* but that’s alright, it’s all part of the beauty box game! Speaking of games, my fiance and I just got the full version of Diablo 3, so I’m off to play!

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  1. you got a different type of Goldwell shampoo/conditioner! i wonder why i keep getting ones for color treated hair when i haven't dyed it before.
    and i find the diagram onf the Cargo LashActivator duo amusing! i wonder how the different sized arrows are to scale :)

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    1. I guess giving shampoo for color-treated hair is always the safest since it's the most gentle and moisturizing. I don't have color-treated hair either, but I tend not to mind when I get those types of samples.
      The diagram is totally crazy! Like after one day I'm supposed to see results!

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  2. my box is pretty much the same with yours except the Goldwell shampoo and conditioning samples. I got the Joico Kpak restorative treatment. Totally agree with you with the Paco Rabanne perfume samples. They were so strong. I only squirt one tiny drop in the air and filled up my bathroom. I had to air out the bathroom for the rest of the afternoon! :(

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    1. They really are strong! One spray and I couldn't shake the scent for hours!

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  3. I feel like there's months where the boxes are AMAZING, and other months that are just okay..I agree with you, I didn't find anything that was overly exciting:( Hopefully next month is better
    xo

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    1. Exactly, that's the thing with these boxes, it's just luck of the draw. As long as I get more than $12, I'm good!

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  4. Hmm I'm interested in seeing how the LashActivator works for you :)
    Oooh have fun with Diablo haha. My friend and her boyfriend are trying to get us on board...lol

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    1. You should play! Then we can play as a group! Hahaha! I'm still learning, but it's pretty fun!

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  5. Let us know if the lash activator works :) Goddess lashes HAHA
    I needed a new super razor so I am happy to try the new Venus razor. Wouldn't it be nice if we ended up with Jennifer Lopez legs!
    Yeah the Panty by Post thing was a bit of a giggle fest at my work where I opened up the box. LOL the guys kept reading the card. Probably tryin to remember the promo code HAHA.

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    1. LOL, well there are "panties" for the guys! They might enjoy having underwear mailed to them every month! Hahaha! Razors are expensive, so if I can have one of the nice 5 blade guys for free, I'm all over that!

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  6. Panties by post! gave me a good laugh!

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    1. It's an interesting service that's offered isn't it? Personally, I think it's a little expensive, but I think it can be amusing.

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  7. I hate those s&c packets! So annoying!
    Hopefully the lash activator works for you, I always have doubts about those types of things!

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    1. Yeah, I don't believe it will really do anything for my lashes...I will just have to live with what I was given!

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  8. while I agree with you and hate that shampoo and conditioner packaging.. Goldwell is an amazing brand.. quite expensive actually. My mother use to use it when I was younger and I would steal it all the time because it made my hair feel amazing! Not sure if you received the exact same one she used but I know the brand is great!

    xo

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    1. Very good to know! I will try this out this month and see what happens!

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  9. haha def not using the panty by post for the exact same reason as you!
    I'm interested to see the Cargo duo and if its true to its hype!
    I'm def over the Orlane products.. its not like I'm gonna go and buy the full size sample of their products!

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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    1. HAHA, I'll let you know if my lashes grow any longer! Why is Orlane so expensive?? I mean seriously?

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  10. Wow I didn't realize Orlane was so pricy! :0

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