Normally I post my Loose Button Luxe Box reviews within the same month that I receive them, but this time, I got mine pretty close to the end of May, which was a bit hectic. So that’s why I’m posting my Loose Button May 2012 Luxe Box review in June.
Compared to the boxes I received from them in the past, this one was disappointing. None of the samples wowed me. Most made me yawn, to be brutally honest.
Yes, it’s a matter of preference, and not all boxes each month will be the same level, but I expected more from Loose Button.
However, there was one item that intrigued me. Want to know what it was? Come find out!
Loose Button May 2012 Luxe Box Pictures
Claims: TRUSTED, but Product: BUSTED
√ Comes in a chic box
√ Box contains 4-5 beauty product samples (Got more this month)
- Name: Loose Button May 2012 Luxe Box
- Amount: 8 samples
- What I Paid: $12 CAD + tax
- Where to Buy: Loose Button website
Loose Button May 2012 Luxe Box Review
As usual, Luxe Box has very stylish and sleek packaging. The black box is elegant and features the white Loose Button logo on the front and tiled on the inside. There’s a sleeve that slides out to reveal the contents.
This month, they included a bath and body white box. This one doesn’t have a sleeve. It’s your standard type of box with flaps.
The one significant criticism about the packaging is that it isn’t the most environmentally-friendly packaging. The boxes shipped in another box (cardboard one).
Cargo Blu_ray High Definition Lip Gloss
The colour I got was a peachy nude. I’ve never tried any Cargo lip products before, so I’m curious to see how this will fare. It claims to make your lips look better under HD filming.
What intrigues me the most about this product is that it comes with a little card that you’re supposed to insert into the slot at the top of the cap. You use it to tell how fresh the gloss still is. I think that’s pretty interesting, and it’s not something you see all the time. (Regardless if it’s a gimmick or not, it sure got my attention.)
Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex
Anti-aging products make me yawn, and I’ve never used any before even though tons of my friends have been using them for years (heck, even back in high school)!
This is a sample that I’ll probably hand over for my mom to try.
Paco Rabanne Black XS & XS L’Exces
I wasn’t too happy to see tiny fragrance vials. After subscribing to Loose Button for several months, it seems like I have tons of vials. Plus one of these is a cologne for men. (I have no idea who I’m going to give that one to…)
Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician Color Care Shampoo, Conditioner & Rapid Results Moisture Mask
While haircare isn’t the most exciting beauty product for me to try, I do appreciate these samples. They’ve included two of each, and Fekkai is a good brand – also, it’s a brand that I’ve never tried before and am curious about.
I’m really interested in trying the moisture mask since my hair really craves deep hydration.
Gillette Venus Olay Razor
Even though I received a razor before in a previous Luxe Box, I didn’t mind getting a Gillette one this time. Since I never wax and always shave, extra razors are always appreciated. At least I know that I’ll actually use this sample, unlike the fragrance vials and anti-aging cream.
Final Verdict: 4/10
Despite there being two boxes for May, I felt that the samples really had no pizzazz. Sure, the Cargo lip gloss was something I hadn’t seen before, but that alone wasn’t enough to make me pumped up about this box.
What did you get in your Luxe Box? How long have you been a subscriber of a beauty box? Do you like the element of surprise with these type of services?