July 2011 LUXE BOX by Loose Button – Will There be an August for Me?

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From the Loose Button website:

WHAT IS LUXE BOX?

Luxe Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers 3-5 deluxe-sized beauty samples to your doorstep in a chic box. The samples range from skincare and makeup to fragrance, body, and haircare. What’s more? These samples have been hand-picked by our beauty experts, so we are confident you will enjoy them!

When I heard all the talk of Birchbox in the US and GlossyBox in the UK I set out to find a Canadian alternative. Turns out there are a few. I decided to go with LUXE BOX by Loose Button. I signed up for the 3 month subscription to start.
Included in my first (July) LUXE BOX was:

Essie Nail Polish in 738 Silken Cord (full size)
Proclaim Hair Oil Treatment (0.5 fl.oz/15ml)
Stella McCartney Stella in Two Peony (sample)
Trucco Pro Eye Liner in Ivy (full size)

I’m not sure whether I want to continue my subscription or not. I think this is a FABULOUS concept and product for the RIGHT person. I just don’t think it is right for me. I have very finicky and particular tastes when it comes to these kinds of products so it would take a lot for me to get excited about one of these boxes. I should have reviewed this when I first got it but it took me almost two weeks to even open it fully after I peeked inside and saw what was there. I haven’t tried anything yet as I may pass these items along to someone else. I do love Essie polishes and Silken Cord is a beautiful deep, bright pink. I’m not an eye liner kinda gal so I likely won’t try out the Ivy liner although I may look further into the Trucco brand as I’m unfamiliar with it. I’m very interested in trying out the hair oil and fragrance sample. Overall for the price of $12/mth I think it may be too big of a risk for me to assume there will be products offered each month to tickle my fancy. For the right consumer though I believe this is an excellent product and a great way to try new things.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14731827209724812671 D.Sadie

    Those are some great goodies. I did the birchbox but stopped after a month. Don’t get me wrong, I loved getting multiple items for just $10 but idk… Figured I’d just save that $10 for stuff I really really wanted.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00247681150999796653 DSK Steph

    I love that you got an Essie polish!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03924056594673383410 Makeup Chic, Literary Geek

    No birchbox? That stinks, I didn’t realize that :( I’ve looked into a lot of the other sample subscriptions available in the US and all the other ones are either super pricey (one was up to $50 quarterly from what I remember) or they don’t list products I’d even consider. I subscribe to birchbox and while I don’t love everything, I like enough to make it worthwhile so far. Maybe you should start a high-end sample subscription service with some Canadian brands ;)

  • http://www.beautyinfozone.com MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone)

    I get Birchbox and even though I don’t use all the products in it I still enjoy the surprises for only $10 a month. Some boxes are better than others. Plus you can always make up a box of goodies and offer it as a giveaway on your site.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06878241299042124160 Daly Beauty

    Why are they sending you samples of a discontinued perfume that you can only buy from online discounters? That Stella Peony sample has been sitting around gathering dust somewhere- weird. I like the *concept* but I am waaayyy to choosy to get random samples. I find I know what I’d like to try so please give me a sample of what I might actually buy. Russian roulette sampling doesn’t really appeal to me.