You’ll remember that I previously had the opportunity to try out a complimentary October 2011 Loose Button Luxe Box for the first time.
Afterwards, I signed up for the service because I wanted to treat myself to a little Christmas gift. Plus I wanted to get a better feel for the company.
In this post, I’ll show you what I got in my December Loose Button Luxe Box!
(I won’t go into too much detail about the service or the packaging because I went into it pretty heavily in my post on the October edition. I’ll link to it later on in this post, though, in case anyone’s curious. Also, any products that I try extensively may be featured in a future review post.)
December Luxe Box Pictures
√ Box contains 4-5 deluxe-sized samples of beauty products
√ Comes in a chic box
- Name: Loose Button Luxe Box Holiday Edition (December 2011)
- Number of Samples in the Box: 5
- What I Paid: $12 CAD + tax
- Where to Sign Up for a Subscription: Loose Button website
First in Line
This month, before they shipped out the boxes, they sent a First in Line e-mail asking for your preference between two products. I believe the options were a DDF product and the Kerastase one I received. (Obviously, I chose Kerastase, even though I received a sample of it before. When it comes to hair products, I like to try it more to see whether or not I like it.)
I think that this First in Line idea is great because it’ll help customers get more of what they want. It’ll be interesting to see how far Loose Button takes it. Maybe they’ll eventually offer separate boxes for skincare/haircare and makeup.
Full-Size China Glaze Nail Polish
I was happy to see that they included a full-size bottle again! And it was pretty surprising that I didn’t have this colour already in my 500+ bottle collection.
Haha, but it was a red, and you all know that it takes an awesome red like China Glaze Phat Santa or OPI Vodka & Caviar to get me excited. Still, I think it was a good choice because it’s traditionally festive. Everyone needs a basic red in their stash.
Not everyone got the same polish in their Luxe Box. I saw someone else received China Glaze Lorelai’s Tiara! That’s the silver glitter polish with blue hexagonal glitter – I was drooling over hers, especially because I don’t have any colours from the Eye Candy Collection. (I wonder if anyone got Marry a Millionaire – that’s the colour from the collection I’m most excited about because it has bar glitter.)
I hope that Loose Button continues to include nail polish in their future boxes. Even if I got a back-up bottle, it’s still cool that it’s full-size.
I really like the Loose Button logo, and it was fun seeing it on a chocolate coin. It shows that lots of thought went into its creation. Major kudos for companies that make the extra effort to include whimsical things like this that set them apart.
(Promptly after photographing it, I devoured it. The poor thing didn’t stand a chance. And if it had cheeks, I would’ve pinched them and said, “You’re so cute, I could just eat you up!” 😛 Makes you wary of aunts who do this to children, doesn’t it?)
Since the October Luxe Box was personalized like crazy, I was expecting the same for December’s. So, I’ll admit that I was a little disappointed when I didn’t see my name everywhere like before. This time, I only saw “Mary” on the sticker – still cool, though.
I felt like the extreme personalization from before was something that set them apart. I still like the idea behind their service, but I miss the extra personalization. It’s not often when I see my name plastered everywhere…
(If this is the first time you’re hearing about Loose Button, be sure to check out my review on the October 2011 Luxe Box because I go into detail about the company, the packaging, and the service.)
What are your thoughts on the December 2011 Loose Button Luxe Box? If you have signed up for other services, too, how do you think they compare?