If you signed up for the Loose Button March 2012 Luxe Box, you got a First in Line e-mail where you could pick one of your guaranteed items. (However, you had to reply quickly because there were limited items for each choice.)
I chose the CARGO single eye shadow because I’ve never tried any eye products from that brand. Also, the full-size product is $16 CAD, which means that it literally pays for the price of the entire Luxe Box.
Even though the March 2012 Luxe Box looks emptier than boxes from previous months, don’t be deceived. There’s good value here, in my opinion!
Loose Button March 2012 Luxe Box Pictures
Claims: BUSTED, but Products: Very Good
√ Comes in a chic box
X Box contains 4-5 deluxe-sized samples of beauty products (I kept debating this claim. Yes, there are 4 great products in the box, but I didn’t consider the OPI polish to be a deluxe-sized sample.)
- Name: Loose Button Luxe Box (March 2012)
- Number of Samples: 4
- What I Paid: $12 CAD + tax
- Where to Sign Up for a Subscription: Loose Button website
Loose Button March 2012 Luxe Box Review
I like the sleek, modern, and minimalist design of the Loose Button Luxe Box. It definitely puts the “Luxe” in Luxe Box, and to me, the design defines the brand as classy. And you can tell that they pay close attention to the fine details because the inner sides of the box features a tiled Loose Button logo pattern.
There is, however, a lot of packaging. The black box you see is actually shipped in another cardboard box. So, I can’t say that it’s environmentally-friendly…even though you can recycle and reuse the boxes. (If you want to see what the outer cardboard box looks like, check out my other Loose Button Luxe Box posts. I’ve included detailed shots in one of the posts.)
I didn’t want to “BUST” the March 2012 Luxe Box because technically, there are 4 samples, however, I can’t consider the OPI Top Coat to be a deluxe-sized sample.
Vera Wang Lovestruck Eau de Parfum
I’ve never smelled this perfume before (or any other Vera Wang fragrances for that matter), so I was curious about this. It’s a sweet floral that surprisingly doesn’t turn me off. You see, I’m usually into candy-vanilla-sweet kind of scents. I don’t usually go for florals, but upon first sniff, it smelled really nice and a slightly more mature scent than I’m used to wearing. I’m going to give this one a shot!
It was also nice that this wasn’t just the sample size that you can get free from a department store. This was a generous 4 mL sample. The tube was so long that it made me laugh. (Maybe I’m fragrance-sheltered, but I’ve never seen a tube fragrance sample this long.)
Also something to note: it’s just a tube – there’s no spray top, so you have to dab the fragrance directly onto your wrists from the tube.
Edit: I tried it out. Click here to see my Vera Wang Lovestruck review & pictures!
CARGO Eye Shadow
The description says that it’s a single eye shadow, but there are actually two colours. (One is a shimmery taupe and the other is a shimmery light pink. Sorry that my photo isn’t accurate. I may update it later if I get a chance.)
I like the silver tin the powder shadow comes in. It feels very secure, so you don’t have to worry about it opening up by accident in your makeup bag or purse.
OPI Top Coat
Okay, you all should know based on the nail-polish and nail-art posts on here that I’ve practically tied the knot with the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. It literally changed the way I give myself manicures.
However, I will try out the OPI Top Coat for those times when I need an extra top-coat layer to smooth out a gritty polish.
CHI Silk Fusion
I’m glad to see this because it’ll give me a chance to compare it to the MoroccanOil Oil Treatment that I’ve been using religiously. 🙂
I think this month’s included seeded card is really cool. You can plant it and watch it grow! I don’t have an extra pot with soil at my place, so I’m going to give this to my mom who has tons of pots. I’m curious to see what will sprout up!
Final Verdict: 8.5/10
This month, I can use everything, and I was happy to see the big vial of eau de parfum and the full-size eye shadow. The CHI Silk Infusion is a product that everyone’s been telling me to try, and the OPI Top Coat was a bit of a snooze since I already found my Holy Grail top coat. I was disappointed that the mini top coat counted as a ‘deluxe’ sample.
You’ll notice that even though I “BUSTED” the claims on principle, the Final Verdict score is high. That’s because I liked the majority of the products! 🙂 For me, the value of this month’s box was great.
What do you think of what I got? Are you a fan of Lovestruck? Do you use the CHI Silk Infusion or another leave-in treatment?