Beauty Boxing Day: Loose Button Luxebox December 2011

Happy Boxing Day!  For all of you non-Canadians out there, Boxing Day is basically like our Black Friday, all the retailers have their big end of season discounts.  Stores do tend to get crazy but I haven’t heard of anyone getting pepper-sprayed (I take that back, my local mall was pepper sprayed) or beat up over a two dollar waffle makers…

Anyways, in honour of Boxing Day I thought I would review the Loose Button Luxebox, a monthly sample service containing beauty products.

The Loose Button Luxebox is similar to the other beauty sample services in that you pay a small fee ($12) per month and they send you a box of deluxe samples of different beauty products.   Every box is different and you won’t know what you will be receiving every month, so it’s kind of like opening Christmas or birthday presents every month.  Right now, Luxebox is only available in Canada but the company is working on getting it in other countries as well.

Okay so first impressions on the packaging of the box, I absolutely love it!  The whole feel of the product is very luxurious and I love the little touches they put in.  For example, each box is personalized to you.  When you slide the inner part out there is a sticker that says “Made for Shayna” and there was also a card with my name on it. I really like how the company goes the extra mile to make the consumer feel special.  I felt like I was receiving a special package from a friend of something.  I liked feeling how I wasn’t just a number to the company, they think of each person who registers as a person and each box is addressed to the individual.

I also liked how the box looked.  The sleek black with the high-fashion typography really adds some appeal to the whole package.  The whole thing just looks so appealing and expensive that it’s really a treat to open the box and see the goodies inside.

Speaking of…

I was very surprised (in a good way) about the goodies I got in the December box. My box included Kerastase Elixer Ultime, Velour Upper Lashes (so excited about these!), Prada Candy perfume sample, Prada Infusion D’Iris perfume sample, DDF Advanced Firming Cream, and a Loose Button chocolate coin.

DDF Advanced Firming Cream (14 grams) **Full-size 48 g retails for $130.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime (5 ml)

Velour Mink Lashes (full size)

Prada Candy Perfume Sample (1.5 ml)

Prada Infusion D'Iris Perfume Sample (1.5 ml)

Loose Button Chocolate Coin

I also got a Chase! Kidding, kidding!

The retail price for my box is easily over $50 (the lashes alone are $34.99).  I have to say I was very impressed with the product choices and the selection of stuff I got.  My favourite product in the box was obviously the lashes (full review coming soon!), but I also liked the Prada Candy perfume sample and Kerastase hair serum.  I tried the DDF cream but ended up giving it to my mom as I don’t really need wrinkle cream yet.

Love my Velour lashes!

Like I mentioned earlier, every box is different, so just because I received this stuff doesn’t mean that everyone did.  If you check out the Loose Button Facebook page others got China Glaze nail polish and NYX eye liners as their full-size product.

In the end, Loose Button is one of the more expensive beauty sample services offered in Canada at $12 a month, but if every box is like this one, it’s totally worth it.  On their Facebook page there are a few people complaining about what they got, and okay, I understand the whole perfume sample thing (anyone can get perfume samples for free at department stores) but would you have necessarily tried these particular scents?  The whole point of these services is to introduce you to new brands and try products that you maybe would not have tried before.  For example, I probably would not have bought a pair of $35 eyelashes, but having tried them (and knowing the fact that they can last up to more than 21 wears) maybe they actually are worth the money, and who knows, maybe in the future I will order more pairs.  $12 is not a lot of money to spend each month to receive some cool products that you may not have tried anyways; it’s basically the price of one lunch.

So would I recommend the Loose Button Luxebox?  Well, if every box is like the one I received, then yes!  I loved the products I got and I hope that they keep up with the higher-end brands.  I also loved the packaging, it made me feel like I was receiving a gift in the mail from my best friend of something.  The box was super cute and honestly, I don’t even want to throw it out, it’s too cute!

Have you tried the Loose Button Luxebox?  What were your thoughts?  Leave me a comment below.

Please note: I did receive this product for review, however, it did not affect my opinions on it.  All opinions are my honest own :).