Luxe Box: Winter Edition 2012

Finally arrived!

The downside of having only a quarterly beauty box subscription is the waiting period seems much more dragged out, as you only receive 4 boxes a year, as opposed to the standard 12. Though to be fair, this did arrive before Christmas.

I always love the packaging/presentation that Loose Button does. This month’s arrived in a nice white oblong box, with a creamy silk satchel inside. The personal monogrammed seal on the envelope was a nice touch.

*All the sample values are only estimates based on the full size prices*

EYEKO MINI SKINNY BRUSH MASCARA (Value: ~$9)

I was excited about this mascara as I LOVED the Eyeko liquid eyeliner pen that came in my last box. Such control and stay power.

CHINA GLAZE- ALWAYS A LADY (Value: $8)

I already have a solid set of pinks in my polish collection, so wasn’t too thrilled about this. But then I read the bottle, and I am a bit intrigued by the “hardeners” that this supposedly contains. I have the world’s most brittle nails, and am unfortunate to have them break on me ALL the time. So this could potentially be useful, and it’s a pretty shade as well. Something nice and neutral for daily wear.

BLUE LAGOON SKIN CARE ALGAE MASK (Value: ~$20)

This is a very premium face mask; a 100ml jar costs $100. Claims to be like a “revitalizing skin bath” that immediately brings back moisture and firmness. I guess I’ll save this for a night of pampering.

KERATASE CRISTALLISTE LUMIERE LIQUIDE (Value: ~$3)

I’m already happy with my Moroccan Oil as party of my daily hair routine, but I’ll give this a shot sometime this week and see how it compares.

PRADA INFUSION D’IRIS EUA DE TOILETTE (Value: ~$10)

This was the product I chose as part of Loose Button’s first-in-line program. For those of you that don’t know, I am a scent fiend.It’s one of the few things that I justify splurging on myself, and I have amassed quite the collection over the years. The description sounded so enticing; so me. I knew I had to try it. This is a fresh and floral infusion combining delicate lily of the valley, powdery violet, sensual cedar and the Italian memories of clean, ironed linen. Divine.

DERMALOGICA PRECLEANSE (Value: $3.50)

Precleanse? I have never heard of cleaning your face, before you clean your face.. but okay. It’s supposed to gently dispose of sebum and oil-based debris from your skin.

ELIZABETH GRANT 3-IN-1 EYE TREATMENT(Value: $30)

The skin around your eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive of your whole body. Mine does tend to get irritated and inflamed often, creating blotchiness or dark circles when I wake up. Definitely excited to try this.

LOOSE BUTTON KABUKI BRUSH (Value: unknown)

This has soft bristles and worked great when I tried it this morning. I’ve been in need for a kabuki brush, so this was kind of perfect.

6 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO FLARE MAGAZINE (Value $7)

I don’t usually read Flare Magazine, but this promises it has no hidden costs, or automatic renewals (which I hate) so I’ll try it out.

Overall, the box was a little meh for me. I was disappointed I barely receive any full sized products (besides the nail polish). I was definitely more satisfied with the fall edition, and hope the next one is better. However, the value of the box technically makes the price worth it. Around $90 worth of products (plus a make-up brush!) for $26 is not bad, especially since it’s delivered right to your door with no effort made on your part.

Do any of you subscribe to monthly or quarterly beauty boxes? If so, how do they compare?

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5 thoughts on “Luxe Box: Winter Edition 2012

  1. I love the idea behind all the monthly boxes and they really are a hit or miss. This one looks cute though!

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