Last week I was contacted from the nice people at Loose Button about reviewing the March 2012 box and another little goodie (which I’ll get to in a bit). Although I don’t have a subscription with the company, I did have a chance to review the December and January boxes and have been very happy with the contents, company, and overall packaging of the product.
To sum it up real quick, the Loose Button Luxebox is a monthly Canadian beauty subscription service, where you get pay C$12 a month and you receive a box filled with four to five deluxe goodies. Although the service mostly gives out beauty-related items, I have gotten coffee and chocolates in my boxes, which was a nice little surprise.
The March box marks Loose Button’s first year anniversary, so they threw in a special “thank you” seeded card that will grow into a plant. I don’t know if these things actually work but it’s a pretty cool idea.
On to my box!
Alright, so not going to lie, I’m a bit disappointed with the contents of the March box. Compared to the December (where I got a pair of Velour lashes) and January’s (that came with an extra bath and body box), the March one is a bit of a let down. Don’t get me wrong the contents are good brands, but it didn’t blow me away.
My March 2012 Luxebox included the following:
- Prevage Face Advanced Anti-Aging Serum 5 ml (full size 50ml retails for $159. Sample worth $15.90)
- J. R. Watkins Hand and Body Lotion 29 ml (full size 325 ml retails for $10). There was also a coupon for $1 off any J.R. Watkins Hand and Body Lotion at Shopper’s Drug Mart
- Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner 9 ml each (full size 236 ml retails for $28)
- Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician Color Care Rapid Results Moisture Mask 2 x 8.6 g (198 g retails for $45)
- China Glaze Electric Beat nail polish full size (approx. retail C$8)
Looking at the items and brands, it is a good box in theory but when it comes down to it, I don’t really need anti-aging serums because I’m only 23 (I’m giving my mom this product), I have hand and body creams up the ying yang so I don’t really need anymore (plus this sample was only half full), and I got some sample shampoo and conditioner packs with my March 2012 Topbox (although they were Redken). With that being said about the last point, I got some Fekkai samples in my January Luxebox and I really liked them so I am quite excited to try this formula. I did enjoy getting the China Glaze polish, and although it’s pretty, it’s not really a colour that I would have picked out, but we will see how it looks on the nails.
To sum it up, my review does sound more negative then I mean it to be. Part of the excitement about receiving these subscription services is the excitement in opening the box. Although the March box isn’t as good as the December and January boxes (or even the March 2012 Topbox), my heart still skipped a beat opening it up.
Now onto the fun part! The kind folks at Loose Button gave the opportunity to give a May box away to one lucky reader! To enter the contest, you must be a Canadian resident and a subscriber of this blog (you can subscribe at the top of the sidebar on the homepage), also leave me a comment with what brand you would love to see in an upcoming Luxebox! I would love to get a bottle of Seche Vite or a Deborah Lippmann nail polish (like the November Topbox), or even another pair of Velour Lashes (they are so fab!).
Contest officially opens today and ends April 20, 2012. The winner will be chosen through random.org. If the winner does not reply with their address within five days another winner will be chosen (the box will be shipped directly from Loose Button). I look forward to your answers and good luck!
Did you receive the March 2012 Loose Button Luxebox? If so, what were your thoughts?
Please note I did receive this product for review purposes; however, all opinions are my honest own :).
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