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.
In the May 2012 Luxe Box I received:
Cargo Lash Activator Mini Duo
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
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
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
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
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!