Friday, October 21, 2011

October Luxe Box

I was anxious to receive this month's Luxe Box as Loose Button had hinted about some changes coming. The first thing I noticed was the different outside packaging. Previous Luxe Boxes had been shipped in a white bubble envelope. This month, it arrived in a plain cardboard box.

Upon opening the box, I was greeted by a brand new Luxe Box design - it was black, sleek and just plain awesome

Also new, rather than the lid lifting from the box, the box now slid open from the sleeve ...

Another great change was the individualized sticker

Opening the information card

Under the tissue were this month's samples:

Lise Watier - Flash Lift Radience Vial
According to the information card we were the first in Canada to try this new product ... a concentrate of smoothing agents and moisturizers for a lifting effect and natural radience.  I'm very anxious to try this product - especially when I'm feeling a bit tired and my face needs an extra boost.

Keratase - Exlor Ultime
According to the information card, this brings shine, nourishment and deep conditioning while soothing the hair resulting in incredible shine.  I can't wait to try this for my color treated, dry hair.

China Glaze - Crackle (full size)

Olay Professional Pro X - Eye Restoration Complex
According to the information card, this hydrates to restore the eye area to optimum appearance by improving the look of crows feet.  I've been wanting to try this for some time, and am excited the sample was included in this month's Luxe Box.

Lise Watier - Plumpissimo Le Gloss
According to the information card, this gloss makes your lips fuller, sexier and poutier.  Although I am not normally a lip gloss person, I did try this and was pleasantly surprised.  The gloss was not sticky at all and left my lips somewhat hydrated.

All in all, I was pleased with this month's Luxe Box.  The cosmetic changes they've made are 100% better than previous boxes.  Unfortunately as mentioned previously, Loose Button continues to include samples from brands in previous Luxe Boxes and I don't feel we're really getting to try any new brands.  I want to try new brands and that's why I signed up for Luxe Box.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Be Spooky - October Glymm Box

In September I received my first Glymm Beauty Box and couldn't have been happier with the contents.  Today I received my October Glymm Beauty Box and was even happier with this month's samples ...

Caudale - Premier Cru Cream
I had not heard of this brand before, however, am very anxious to try this cream.  According to the card, "All skin types benefit from radience.  All skin types benefit from anti-aging.  All skin types benefit from firming and nourishment.  So whatever your skin type, here's your daily moisurizing indulgence that combines 15 years of research with 3 patents all in a tiny powerful little bottle"  The 3.2g full size is $150

Lise Watier - Lip Kiss Crayon Gloss (full size sample)
According to the information card, this is a "lightweight, non-sticky, super shiny lip gloss in a pencil format.  This full crayon is rich in plant extracts, hydrating and nourishing, making it a Lise Watier best seller and a beauty blogger fave"  Unfortunately I'm not much of a lip stick/lip gloss person, however, will give this a shot - at least for Halloween.  The color is a nice rich red.   The full size 2.8g is $18

Principessa - Bacio Lip Balm (full size sample)
The information card indicates this balm offers Vitamin E and shea butter for silky and kissable lips.  Wow ... perfect for those of us who suffer from dry sore lips during the colder fall/winter months in Canada.  The balm is clear and smells wonderful.   The full size 0.5 fl oz is $11

Principessa - Pretty Piede Foot Balm 
According to the information card this foot cream contains "natural fruit acids, shea butter and vitamin E to leave our pretty little toes summer ready all year round" ... Wow - another must have for those of us in the cold winter climates.  I'm one that always has to put lotion on before going to bed, and am very much looking forward to pampering my tootsies with this.  The full size 125 ml is $18

And of course, a small jar of black and orange jelly bellies for Halloween - how awesome is that

So there you have it. My amazing October Glymm Beauty Box (with 2 full size samples) - and again it did not disappoint.  Looking forward to receiving more Glymm Beauty boxes in the coming months.

If you are interested in ordering a Glymm Beauty Box for yourself or someone else, you can do so by using this link.