This summer’s Luxe Box wasn’t a surprise as we were all given the opportunity to upgrade to a variety of different boxes prior to ship out. For an extra $5, I decided to upgrade to the LOULOU edition mainly because there was going to be a Cake Beauty product that I had been wanting to try! I have a yearly subscription so while each quarter is $24, having to pay $29 for this Luxe box was quite the steal considering what I would be getting!
Award-winning daily facial skin cleanser is formulated to gently cleanse, tone and melt away all face and eye makeup in one simple step, while lightly hydrating the skin. Features & benefits: Deep cleans pores and eliminates makeup build-up, natural oil extracts help condition skin, fragrance-free formula.
Thoughts: I have never tried any skincare from Philosophy, but from what I’ve been told this cleanser is a good one!
Full size: 8oz/$26.00
I received: 1oz/$3.25
Kicks up the volume and length of each and every lash for a look that's lusher, plusher, bolder. Pure, deep colour only adds to the impact. Wear it once and you'll feel naked without it. Ophthalmologist Tested.
Thoughts: This is always the mascara that is given in the gift with purchase packages, so I have tried this before on plenty of occasions, but it’s actually pretty good! I’ve always liked the formula and how it worked with my lashes.
Full size: 28oz/$19.00
I received: 14oz/$9.50
This supremely hydrating formula renews and protects hands for immediate and long lasting results. Made with 20% shea butter, this warm french vanilla scent melts into skin. Cake Beauty is proudly Canadian and all of our products are made locally within Canada. All Cake products are 100% gluten free.
Thoughts: This was the product I REALLY wanted to try! It smells so incredibly creamy and is VERY hydrating.
Full size: 100mL/$22.00
I received: *FULL SIZE*
Re-create chic looks fresh from the runway without picking up a brush. Pre-cured UV appliqués mimic the feel of a handcrafted nail art and last up to 10 days.
Thoughts: I haven’t tried the Essie branded nail stickers yet, but I don’t have very high expectations considering the luck I have had with almost every brand out there. It’s strange, but I still get so excited when I see these. They look so pretty in their packaging!
Full size: 1 pack/$10.25 (prices vary)
I received: *FULL SIZE*
Introducing beauty's next big trend! Olay CC Cream provides instant coverage plus correction to fight 7 signs of aging, including uneven tone, age spots, and wrinkles. This all-in-one triple stream formula combines a daily anti-aging moisturizer, SPF 15 sunscreen and sheer tint for younger-looking skin.
Thoughts: This is my first CC cream! I cannot wait to try it out!
Full size: 50mL/$17.99 (Amazon pricing)
I received: *FULL SIZE*
Multi-use oil that can be used pre and post styling. Delivers purest anti-oxidants to protect color-treated hair from external aggressors. Provides ultimate shine, deep conditioning and nourishment. Offers UV protection and enhances the true depth of color with a soft floral scent.
Thoughts: I love hair oils and always use some form of it on my hair after blow drying. And who can say no to a Kerastase product?
Full size: 125mL/$54.00
I received: 3mL/$1.30
Just now. Just free. Just lust. Just Cavalli. Just Cavalli for her is a sexy and provocative new fragrance by Roberto Cavalli. This creamy, sexy floral opens with a dazzling top note of Neroli, an essential oil produced from blossoms of the bitter orange tree. The fragrance is followed by a magnetic heart note of the precious Tahitian Tiare flower and grounded by a creamy palissander wood accord that adds power and nobility. Fresh, intense and alluring, Just Cavalli is the scent of youth and seduction.
Thoughts: My initial though was how hard this bottle was to open! Wow! At first I thought I was “doing it wrong”. Once I got it open, I really enjoyed the scent. It reminds me of colder weather though so I might keep this for the Fall.
Full size: 50mL/$66.00
I received: 5mL/$6.60
Thoughts: I totally wanted to try this once I saw the video of how to put this on! Patting my lashes? LOL, I have to see if this does anything although I feel like this is a cosmetic gimmick.
Full size: 15mL/$45.00
I received: 3mL/$9.00
Stay cool in the summer heat by keeping your hair away from your face without the creases.
Thoughts: I don’t get these…what’s wrong with a regular black hair tie? I know these double as bracelets, but maybe for a teenager? As for keeping creases out of my hair, I think if you keep your hair tied up for long enough, you’ll still get kinks…maybe I’ll use them to tie up my hair in bed since I do it so loosely.
Full size: 5 ties/$10.00
I received: 4 ties/$8.00
The first replenishing & soothing spa sleeping mask. A new ultra-sensorial texture that reproduces the soothing freshness and softness of a spa treatment. This light gel-cream envelops skin with velvety softness and is non-greasy and non-sticky.
Thoughts: Masks!! I am a mask fiend! I use a sleeping mask every other night so I will gladly work this into my sleeping mask schedule! Masks are incredibly hydrating and you wake up with super soft skin. The price for the full size is actually pretty reasonable too.
Full size: 75mL/$38.00
I received: 7mL/$3.55
Total Value of LOULOU Edition Luxe Box: $91.44
Amazing value I’d say for $29! Full and deluxe sample sizes with big names that were well worth the wait! Even though it wasn’t a surprise, I’m so happy I upgraded to this version because seeing the items in person was still just as exciting!