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Summer 2013 Luxe Box Review

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The summer edition Luxe Box is here! This time around, there was an email sent to all members giving you the option to upgrade your Luxe Box to one of four limited edition Luxe Boxes:

Condition Couture – 6 items specifically for hair, including hair ties, feather extensions, and hair shadow. Cost for upgrade – free!

Fragrance – includes 6 mini perfumes, 1 body wash, and 1 body lotion samples. Cost for upgrade – free!

Loulou – a selection of 9 different beauty items picked from the editors of Loulou magazine. Cost for upgrade – $5

Wedding – a selection of 8 different beauty items specifically geared towards those who are in or attending a wedding this season. Cost for upgrade – $10


I had taken a look at the upgrade options and didn’t see anything that I really wanted to upgrade to, so I left my subscription as is and waited for the regular Luxe Box to arrive. Also, I didn’t think it was worth it to have to pay an extra amount of money just to have a guarantee of knowing what’s in my box.


Luxe Box Summer 2013 - everything
Contents of this season’s Luxe Box

This was a pretty hefty box, in which I delighted in opening the beautiful silk bag to reveal the goodies inside. Let’s get to it!


Luxe Box Summer 2013 - Essie Sleek Sticks

Essie Sleek Stick Nail Appliques – Embrace the Lace

Full size: $13.99
Sample: This is the full size!

Can’t wait to try these on. The design is so cute!


Luxe Box Summer 2013 - Barefoot Venus Shea Butter Hand Cream

Barefoot Venus Shea Butter Hand Cream – Lychee Luxe

Full size: 60ml for $5.99
Sample: This is the full size!

I love getting samples of hand cream because they’re small enough to pop in your bag or to have it with you at work. I opened the bottle for a quick smell – mmm lychees!


Luxe Box Summer 2013 - Philosophy Purity

Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 cleanser for face and eyes

Full size: 8 oz for $26
Sample: 1 oz for $3.25

Never tried a Philosophy product before so am excited to try this out.


Luxe Box Summer 2013 - Knotties


Full size: 5 pack for $10
Sample: 4 pack for $8

Not too impressed by this. Over-priced elastic ribbons that I can easily purchase from the local Fabricland. May or may not use them.


Luxe Box Summer 2013 - Colorsmash

Colorsmash Hair Shadow

Full size: 4.1g for $15
Sample: This is the full size!

A repeat from last season’s box, except this is a different colour. I’m not all that interested in hair products and have indicated it in my profile, so I’m not sure why I’m still being sent hair products.


Luxe Box Summer 2013 - Goldwell Style Sign Jelly Boost

Goldwell Style Sign Volume – Jelly Boost

Full size: 160ml for $16.99 (Ulta.com)
Sample: 30ml worth $3.19

Another hair product. I actually received this in my AMEX Topbox so this is a repeat for me.


Luxe Box Summer 2013 - Loose Button Foundation Brush

Loose Button Foundation Brush

Full size: approx $15
Sample: This is the full size!

It seems like Loose Button is starting their own brush line. There was a kabuki brush from the Winter box and now a foundation brush. I think it’d be neat if in the next box they had an eye shadow brush or a fluffy blush brush.

Luxe Box Summer 2013 - Oil of Olay CC Cream

Oil of Olay CC Cream

Full size: $22.99
Sample: This is the full size!

This was neat; a black box with only the words “Compliments of Olay”. Inside the box, was a full size bottle of their new CC cream. I’m not sure when it will start selling in Canada (I haven’t been able to spot it at any of my local drugstores yet), but if it hasn’t yet, this was a great move on Olay’s part to start marketing their products before it’s launch.


To sum it all up…

# of sample size products = 3
# of full size products = 5
Total value of this season’s Luxe Box = $87.41


Although the value isn’t as high as the previous two seasons, the contents make up for it (for me anyways).  Great job Luxe Box! Now if only you could remember to keep hair products out of my boxes next time…

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Written by Jessica

July 5th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Posted in Beauty,Luxebox