Thursday, February 23, 2012

Luxe Box: Loose Button

Taking a break from food for a day to talk cosmetics ...

I never used to like cosmetics or beauty products.  When I was an adolescent, my mother ran The Body Shop in one of our local malls, and because beauty products were so readily available to me, I didn't value them.  My mom no longer runs The Body Shop, and as I have gotten older and have had to pay for products myself, I have started to see their value.  I still don't spend much on cosmetics, but I do like to play around with different brands etc. - it is fun!  When I heard about Birch Box in the United States, I had to find something similar in Canada.  Much to my surprise, I found numerous similar companies.  I signed up for a few, the first being Luxe Box by Loose Button.

Luxe Box is a monthly subscription.  For $12 a month you get a box of 4-5 deluxe beauty samples delivered to your door in a pretty box.  The boxes are specifically designed for you (according to a beauty profile that you fill out), and the shipping is free.  I have been blown away by the customer service of Loose Button, and I have been very happy with both my January and February boxes.  

The first box I received was my January Luxe Box, with a bonus bath and body box thrown in!


It was loaded with about 8 perfume samples, a full size lip gloss, a full size 3 in 1 compact, a sample face cream, a razor, coffee, and sample shampoo and conditioners.


Each of the perfumes samples are of very expensive perfumes that I wouldn't want to buy without trying first.  My favourite was Candy by Prada - amazing!

I couldn't wait for my February Luxe Box to arrive.  I liked the red colour :-)

 
 

In this box I received 4 products to try.

 
 

If you are interested in Luxe Box they currently have a waiting list, but I can send you an invite by email if you'd like - just let me know!  (Note: All opinions in this post are my own.  I have received no free product from Luxe Box, and have no affiliation with them).

Do you subscribe to any beauty product boxes?


31 comments:

Amanda said...

I get Birchbox and seriously this looks so much better! I just found another one called Julep out here too. I love cosmetics but don't want to invest a ton so it's great for me!

Anne Marie said...

I didn't know that such things existed - that's so cool!

Allysia said...

Interesting, that's a really cool concept! It would be like Christmas every month. :) I tend to be really loyal to a couple brands, mainly Smashbox, since the creators are adamant about having the products be animal-free (both in ingredients and in testing), and they have high-quality products, unlike some hippy-dippy-type products. But yeah, $12/month with no shipping is a great price for that!

Heather said...

I don't subscribe to any but people seem to love Birchbox! I love cosmetics too. My latest product obsession is the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette. I just have to get my hands on it..

Crystal said...

I would love to join Luxe!! criztawl@yahoo.ca

Val said...

I'd like to receive an invite too...

varelie_82@hotmail.com

I should have subsribed last month when it was still possible, but I joind Glymm... which seems deceiving. We'll se!

Thank you!

Joss said...

I really don't wear makeup

(but I love purfume and new shampoos) My friend gets the luxebox as well so i thought it might be a good way to introduce me to some new things...I put my name on the waiting list 2 weeks ago :) hope something opens up soon!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, very cool! I have heard about Birchboxes, but not these. The products look great and the packaging is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I should have joined when there wasn't a wait list too :(
Can you send me an invite? Thanks!

andreafammartino@me.com

Anonymous said...

Great review! I've been on the wait-list for a while and would love and invite if you still have one, octobersfall@hotmail.com

Kacy said...

I'm not a big spender on cosmetics either, but I'm intrigued by these beauty boxes.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'd love to get an invite as well. I love the fact that these are generous sample sizes. I love trying makeup as well... First time in Sephora I felt like a kid in a candy shop!

Shedunnit@shaw.ca

Thanks!

Agnes said...
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Jody said...

I've been on the waitlist for some time now! If you have any invites left it would make me so happy!
jody.belisle@gmail.com

kl said...

Can you send me an invite! K.a.smith71@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hey! i'd appreciate an invite! tamtamtomato@hotmail.ca

michie_v said...

If you have any invites left, I would love one :)

Thanks!

michelle.f.vaillant at gmail.com

Daisy said...

Great review
If there are any invites left, i would love to join!

Thanks!
meowxmeep@gmail.com

Gaby said...

Tired waiting receiving the message from Loosebutton... Please send me an invitation!

g_a_b_y21@hotmail.com

Kendall said...

Hi There, so glad I found your post! I just signed up for a Glymm Box, but would love to try this one as well. I have submitted a request, but if you happen to have any extra invites would be great!
Thanks for sharing!
xo K

Anonymous said...

Are there any invites left?
I can't believe there's a waitlist D:
Let me know and I'll send you my email :)

-Great blog!

Nikki said...

Can you send me an invite, too? :) nicole.kowalski@gmail.com Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Any invites left? I'd love one.
sara@saraschmidt.ca

26coffees said...

Hey thanks for the information . I have been on the waiting list for quite some time . If you have an invite I would be more than excited . Please contact me at tkina21@hotmail.com

Cate1004 said...

Hi! Thank you for the info about the Luxe box, it was really helpfull. Was really impressive to see how much products you had in the january box!I've been on the waiting list for a few weeks now and I'm dying to get one of these box! Do you have any invites for May?
pare_catherine@hotmail.com
You would be so kind!
Thanks!

peachjuicebox said...

I'm also on the waiting list... I would love to receive an invite if possible!
peachjuicebox@hotmail.com

Thanks :)

Jcam said...

Hi, I have been on the waitlist awhile too. If you are still able to, would you send me an invite??

jacinta.cameron@esdnl.ca

JenMay said...

Hey, I have been waiting forever on the waitlist, any way you could send me an invite too? I love the write up you did, and thanks for including pics so I can see what things are actually included! jenmay@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

Just moved back to Canada and would love to be able to try this service! Can you send me an invite? Thanks!

justine_db@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, would you be able to send me an invite?

xo-hayley-xo@hotmail.com

Hanneli said...

can you send me an invite to hanneli@gmail.com?