So your friend is beauty obsessed but you don’t want to get her just one gift? I’ve been there. You go to Sephora looking for the perfect item that will surprise her. Maybe a mascara? A lip gloss? A palette? Rather than just give one expensive gift (you can’t just gift a mascara and nothing else!), try a beauty box filled with deluxe samples of different products.
One of the first beauty box subscription services in Canada, as well as the leading one, Loose Button Luxe Box members receive seven to eight beauty and lifestyle products based on their beauty profile, AKA a quiz which tells the company what you like and don’t like.
Beauty boxes are not new, they’ve been around for a while and although I don’t partake in any anymore, I still think they make great gifts for someone who loves beauty products but are stumped on what to give them.
What started off as a monthly service, Luxe Box is now available in annual ($24 per season), semiannual ($25 per season) or quarterly ($26 per season). The quarterly boxes can be cancelled anytime and the semiannual and annual can be transferred anytime. They are also shipped free.
If you are thinking that a Luxe Box would make a great gift for someone on your list, they are offering three limited edition boxes that you can upgrade to for a small fee that are special for the holiday season. I was actually gifted the Zoomer Luxe Box, which includes items that were specially chosen by the editors of Zoomer magazine, including:
- Orlane Firming Serum for Neck and Decollete (15 ml)
- Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Nail Lacquer (full size)
- Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon (full size)
- Skyn ICELAND eye gels (full size)
- Loose Button tweezers (full size)
- Nexxus Youth Renewal Elixir (4 ml)
- Model Co. Power Lash mascara (full size)
- Biotherm Blue Therapy Lift & Blur (10 ml)
- Plus a nine-issue (one year) subscription to Zoomer magazine
I do want to note that because my box was a press box, I was told ahead of time that they ran out of extra Burt’s Bee lip crayons. I also want to note that for some reason I never got the mascara…
This box (a $120+ value) retails for $38, or you can upgrade your existing box for $8. To be honest, the thing I personally loved the most about the box was the packaging. It comes in a sleek red box, which could totally be reused for a small bottle of wine, and the items come in a dust bag with the Loose Button logo. I found the items to be alright, typical beauty box stuff – serums, nail polish, etc., but I did like the tweezers, which seemed to be very sturdy, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t need a pair of tweezers (I have like four, but I can always use another pair).
Although I don’t think the products are stellar, keep in mind that I’m a beauty blogger, and with that come a massive makeup and skincare collection (AKA I have more samples of products than a small Sephora store). I think this box would be perfect as a gift for moms because of all the anti-aging stuff in here, or even for a girlfriend. Although I would just send this to someone as a surprise, as I mentioned the packaging on this is totally bomb.
I haven’t received a Luxe Box in a couple years, but if you are a member already, I think it would be worth it to upgrade for the magazine subscription alone. I don’t think I have ever read an issue of Zoomer, but it definitely looks like something that would keep my interested.
If you were interested in subscribing, Loose Button was kind enough to send me a personalized link for a discount on any subscription. If you are already a member, you can choose to upgrade here, or if you wanted to purchase one of the limited edition boxes as a gift, click here. The last day to upgrade is on December 3, 2014.
Are you a member of any beauty subscription services?
Please note, product sent by PR, all opinions are my own.
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