Spring 2013 Loose Button Luxe Box

 At long last, the Spring Luxe Box is here! Again, I have seen quite the variety in products given which always used to irritate me in the original monthly format of the Luxe Boxes as I feel that since everyone pays the same price that there shouldn’t be huge price discrepancies between boxes. This season’s was a celebrity-sponsored box by CBC television personalities Steve and Chris. I hadn’t watched their show before so I had no idea what to expect!

Spring 2013

Bourjois Paris Healthy Mix FoundationDSC_0086

Healthy Mix Serum Foundation contains vitamin-gorged and anti-oxidising fruit to erase signs of fatigue, it evens out the complexion and revives its radiance. Bourjois' 1st radiance-boosting fruit therapy foundation for a flawless complexion for up to 16hrs! Its exquisite glide-on formula blends onto the skin for a flawless, yet natural finish. And.. it's good for your skin! Key attributes: 8 hrs moisture, Lets skin breathe and Dermatologically tested.

Thoughts: I really despise this type of sample and is not something I would consider a deluxe sample, but nonetheless this is a product that I have been wanting to try. A foundation that claims to last 16 hours? Sure, I’d love to see how it wears on my skin!

Full size: 30mL/$27.00

I received: 2.85mL/$2.57

Lancome Genifique Youth Activating ConcentrateDSC_0087

Award-winning serum that helps create a more youthful-looking skin by promoting natural skin renewal that is characteristic of young skin. Visible skin in just 7 days. Drop by drop, skin is vibrant with youth, its tone becomes astonishingly even and its texture dramatically refined.

Thoughts: I have a sample size of this and I keep forgetting to try it! I love the eye dropper dispenser and seems like a good sample size as this product retails for so much!

Full size: 50mL/$125.00

I received: 8mL/$20.00

Coach Love Eau de ParfumDSC_0079

Coach Love blends dewy petals and fresh greens with sensual woods, rich caramel and a hint of musk in a scent as unforgettable as falling in love. Apply perfume to your pulse points for a longer lasting scent. Remember not to rub your pulse points together, as this will bruise the scent.

Thoughts: Unfortunately, this is too musky for me and smells so overpowering. It’s giving me a headache as we speak…the bottle is just darling though!

Full size: 50mL/$72.00

I received: 6.5mL/$9.36

KMS California Quick Blow DryDSC_0081

This innovative styling spray from KMS California is specially formulated to give you the perfect hairstyle without the annoying wait time.

Thoughts: Oops, I already have one bottle of this from the February Topbox and have yet to try it out! It is a fascinating product though as it apparently speeds up the drying time of your hair by 50%!

Full size: 200mL/$18.75

I received: 30mL/$2.81

Pandora’s Makeup Box Mascara in BlackDSC_0083

The perfect addition to your your collection for a more natural touch! A smudge and clump free mascara that provides you with gorgeous, glossy colour that will never irritate the eyes. Developed specifically for sensitive eyes, this mascara glides on easily and thickens the lashes while adding glorious shine. The long brush handle allows you to maneuver into hard to reach areas and the clear tube lets you know when you're running low!

Thoughts: A CLEAR tube? Genius! I always wonder how much mascara I have left so this is a great idea! I love Pandora makeup and haven’t tried their mascara yet so this was a great product to receive!

Full size: 10mL/$19.00

I received: *FULL SIZE*

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand CreamDSC_0084

This hand cream penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturize your hands. Rapidly absorbed with no oily traces, this hand cream doesn't need to be reapplied even after frequent hand washing. The minimal scent makes it suitable for men and women.

Thoughts: You guys know that I am obsessed with these hand lotions so I won’t go into a lot of detail other than to say this moisturizer is quick-absorbing, leaves hands soft forever and is non-greasy.

Full size: 30mL/$12.00

I received: 10mL/$4.00

Loose Button Blending SpongeDSC_0085

Thoughts: Will this rival my Beauty Blender??? We shall see! It’s pink vs. blue!


Total Value of Spring Luxe Box: $57.74

I have to say that the mascara was the only thing that I really looked forward to trying. Three of the products I already had and it’s too bad the perfume was a no-go for me! If I wasn’t so familiar with most of the products in this Luxe Box, I would have been over the moon! So, based on that, I’d still have to say that this was a nice well-rounded box with something for the hair, face and body.

So, when does the next one come? In the summer sometime?


  1. Replies
    1. I agree, from what I've heard, what I received is one of the better boxes!

  2. Well I certainly like your box WAY more than mine. True the foundation samples are something you can easily get from SDM . Yours is the first box I saw with those.
    I have come to the conclusion the LB hates me Haha. Let us know how the Pandora mascara is.

    1. So far, the mascara has been just alright...I have baby lashes so I really need the extra volume and oomph!

  3. I love love love the L’Occitane Shea Butter hand cream that you sent me, it's my new favorite, I'm definitely planning to buy a full size when it runs out.
    I'd love to see a comparison on the beauty blender and faux blender!

    1. It's my all-time favourite hand cream so I'm glad you love it just as much as I do!
      I will start using the faux blender tomorrow!

  4. I want to try the Healthy Mix foundation so bad! Lucky gal, Jayne! hehe xx

    1. Hehe, thank you ;-)
      I'm interested to see if the "gel" formula really makes a difference and if it really lasts as long as it claims to do!

  5. Wow, times like this makes me rethink about getting rid of my beauty boxes! Let us know how the "beauty blender" holds up against your other one :P

    I've also had a lot of Pandora makeup and I love it! The clear tube is genius!

    xo Maddy | spilledpolish

    Ps. I just started my own nail polish line, check it out: Beyond the Nail.

    1. Your nail polish line looks great! You and your sister must be having a great time working together and doing what you love!

  6. i have the bourjois serum foundation and was a bit underwhelmed after hearing so many good things about it. hopefully it works for you! as for the rest, getting a genefique is great! i prefer it so much more than the visionnaire and l'occitane hand creams are always nice.

    1. Oh really? I'll give the foundation a try soon and we shall see!

  7. Yours is one of the better that I've seen. I am dying to try Healthy Mix too, I've heard great things. I'm really curious to how the sponge will stack up to the beauty blender.

    1. Me too, I'll be trying the sponge out tomorrow morning just before I head into work!

  8. Oooh blending sponge competition! I really want to get me one of those...

    1. There are so many knock-offs now that if this faux blender works...why the hell are we spending $26 on the "real" deal??