Loose Button Luxe Box | Winter 2013

Now that our Spring Luxe Boxes are about to shipped, I think it’s time for you all to know what I received in my Winter Luxe Box! It arrived around the time I moved and was promptly forgotten about as I didn’t find it particularly awesome seeing as how it was a December Luxe Box. Maybe my holiday expectations were a little too high?


Simple Pleasures | Hand and Body Cream in Vanilla BloomDSC_0534

Enjoy the delightful fragrance of this velvet-like body moisturizer

Thoughts: I could not really find any information about this company nor have I heard of this brand so as hefty of a size as it is, I’m just not that excited about it.

Full size: 237mL/$10.00

I received: *FULL SIZE*

EVOLVh | Ultrashine Moisture ConditionerDSC_0535

Just like UltraShine Shampoo, UltraShine Conditioner has earned the trust of top hairdressers and discerning clients, as the preferred conditioner when moisture and repair are the imperative. Designed to provide the optimum level of moisture, amino and fatty acids, and pH level for every hair type. The result is hair that is shiny, full of bounce, without frizz and with greater strength and elasticity.

Thoughts: For once, this is a conditioner I really enjoyed as I have received it in a Glymm box before, but I wish I had the shampoo to complement it!

Full size: 250mL/$25.00

I received: 75mL/$7.50

theBalm | Stainiac Lip and Cheek StainDSC_0536

Lip and Cheek Stain. Stainiac “hint of tint” works with all skin tones. Dab just a touch on your cheeks and lips; layer to pop the color. Fear not those dreaded streaks most tints leave behind - Stainiac’s aloe-infused gel-based formula is designed to give you more time before the stain sets.

Thoughts: I have received this before and the gel consistency is quite nice to work with. It does give a very pretty natural flush and is fool-proof even for a novice like me!

Full size: 8.5mL/$17.00

I received:1.2mL/$2.40

Pantene Expert Collection | Advanced Keratin Repair Split End FuserDSC_0537

Hair is comprised of mostly Keratin. This formula helps fuse and prevent split ends and is designed to fight many facets of damage, including frizz, dullness, and dryness.

Thoughts: I already had a sample of this from somewhere else and have yet to use it, so I guess it’s good to know that if I really like it, I probably won’t have to buy a full size of this for awhile!

Full size: 97.5mL/$16.00

I received: 30mL/$4.92

Essie Nail Lacquer | Skirting the IssueDSC_0538

Slinky. sexy. subversive. No need to hem and haw, make an a-line for this an exquisite, fashionable burgundy wine nail lacquer.

Thoughts: Hehe, I don’t have this colour (amazingly!) because I actually don’t like a lot of the Essie polishes that come out…isn’t that strange? I always find them too plain!

Full size: 13.5mL/$11.00

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Oscar de la Renta | Esprit D’OscarDSC_0539

A modern interpretation of Oscar de la Renta's signature scent inspired by the chic and sophisticated women of today. Top notes: Sicilian Lemon, Cedrat
Heart: Egyptian Jasmine, Orange Flower, Tuberose, Parma Violet, Iris
Base: Heliotrope, Musk, Tonka Bean, Vetiver, Amber.

Thoughts: Oh my goodness, this smells good! It’s musky, but sweet and reminds me of an exotic setting! And I love that this sample is actually a ROLLERBALL! Woohoo!!!

Full size: 1.7oz/$85.00

I received: 0.1oz/$5.00

Gel Eye PadsDSC_0540

Thoughts: I don’t know where the price tag of $30 comes from seeing as how you can’t repurchase them…I actually needed some so I’m glad these were included in the Winter edition.

I received: 1 pair/$30.00

Total value of Winter 2013 Luxe Box: $40.82

I’m not including the value of the eye gel packs because I know that you can get a gel eye mask for about $10 anywhere else. I think $30 is a bit of a stretch in terms of value! My favourite items in this Luxe Box would have to be the perfume, conditioner and nail polish. I just wish there was a little bit more of a holiday feel to this box, but overall the value was fair and the box was a well-rounded one.

Who is looking forward to the Spring Luxe Box?!

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