Thursday, 24 November 2011

November Luxe Box Review

Hey everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers :)
Today I will be reviewing my November Luxe box. Again, there were some shipping issues with this box. Loose Button decided to send out a portion of the boxes each day, over a 5 day span, and my box got shipped out on the last day. I do have some problems with this. The company promises to ship by a certain time, and since I've signed up they have yet to keep that promise.

Moving on, I did love the samples that I received in my December box! I love their new packaging, it's so chic and cute! Here is what I received:

Product #1 - Prada Candy Body Lotion - Enjoying the fresh sensation of Prada Candy lotion is an ultra-feminine experience. This delicate, hydrating lotion leaves the skin with a satin touch. It protects and gently hydrates while firming the skin. We've also included a vial of the Prada Candy fragrance for you to try (below). 
- I feel like I've smelt this fragrance before! It seems very familiar, and I really like it :) I haven't tried it yet, so I can't say if it's too overpowering as an all over body lotion. 
Full Size: 150 ml ($55) I received 75 ml, so half of the full size product, a great sample size!

Product #1 - Prada Candy Fragrance - This was included as a bonus!

Product #3 - Moroccanoil Styling Cream - The extraordinary conditioning properties of Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream are highly effective and versatile that is good for all hair types. It provides soft-hold, adds definition, hydrates, leaves hair smooth, combats frizz and the effects of humidity. 
Luxe Tip: Apply one or two pumps with a few drop of Moroccanoil Treatment to damp hair and style as usual. Allow hair to dry naturally. 
Full Size: 250 ml ($32) I received 75 ml, which I think is a great sample size. 
There were some issues with this product. Here is the email I received from Luxe Box: 

"It has come to our attention that your specific box may have contained a Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream product that is past its due date. The product had been labeled with an expiry date of 03/2011. Moroccanoil has been made aware of this issue and they have issued an official response below.

On behalf of Moroccanoil and Loose Button, we would like to express our sincere apologies for the expired product.

Although expired hair care products are not harmful, they may not perform as well as a new product would. We suggest you do not use this product and dispose of it.

As a token of our appreciation and to compensate for any inconvenience this may have caused to you, we are sending you a Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray and a special something in your next box, as a replacement for the expired Hydrating Styling Cream.

We hope that you enjoy the products and continue to indulge in the Luxe Box experience.


My thoughts: I don't really care if it's a bit expired, to be honest. I mean, it's not food, it's a hair product, so I will probably will give it a try. However, I am really glad that the issue was addressed, and I feel that Loose Button and Moroccanoil handled the situation very well. I'm excited to receive my replacement products!

Product #4 - Benefit Cosmetics B. Right! Moisture Prep Toning Lotion - "The special step for extra radiant skin that smooths & revitalizes, allowing skin to fully optimize benefits of your moisturizer. Contains vitamin E acetate, natural oat & meadow-sweet, botanical extracts known to purify & smooth while reducing fine lines. This specialized formula contains a blend of aloe leaf and yeast extract, known to clarify & soothe the skin. 
Luxe Tup: Gently massage into skin with a cotton pad to freshly cleansed face and neck to boost the results of moisturizers that follow. 
Full Size 177.4 ml ($29)    I received 8.9ml
I was so excited to finally receive a product from Benefit! I love their make-up and really wanted to try their skin products!

Product #5 - Pur Minerals Neutral Foundation Primer - This Correcting Primer in Neutral is your go-to beauty tool for concealing minor imperfections. Designed for all skin tones and to even out the look of your skin tone with a natural look. 
Full Size: 30 ml ($31) I received 10ml
Another product that I was really excited to receive!! 

Product #6 - Bonus! Teopia Cactus Fig Tea Kit - Naturally flavoured blend of Organic Sencha Green Tea, fig pieces, aloe vera, sandalwood and orange flowers. The combination provides an earthy yet sweet taste and aroma that is perfect any time of day. Green tea has a plethora of health benefits that's sure to leave you glowing. 
Full Size: 50g ($7) - It doesn't saw how much is in the sample, but it's a fair amount!

Brewing Instructions: Add 1 teaspoon of tea to paper filter and place in your mug. Bring water to a boil and let rest for 3-5 minutes before adding it to your mug. Infuse for 2-3 minutes. Remove filter and enjoy!

I don't drink tea, so I will be passing this on to my mom, who loves tea!

(paper filters) 

Product #7 - Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex - 7ml 
This product wasn't included on my card. I've seen other reviews saying that the received a note indicating that Olay would be contacting them for their thoughts on this product. I'm not sure if this was included in my box by mistake or not!

Overall, I am very pleased with my November Luxe Box! I feel like I got more products than I normally do. I would highly recommend all beauty lovers to try out this subscription.  Luxe Box is $12 per month or a full year (12 boxes) for $100! I think that this is a great deal! You can check out the program here.

Did you receive a Luxe Box this month? I would love to hear what you got in your, and what your thoughts on it were! :)


  1. OH wow! this is hands down the best beauty box I've ever seen! I'm envious of EVERYTHING in it!

    Wish I lived in the US now :( xo

  2. I mean canada sorry :)

  3. I am tres mad that you did not tell me about this site sooner! haha AMAZING! and I always wanted to try the luxe box out, I was literally so close to buying the decemeber one, but I chickened out haha I should have, blah, tell me how the benefit toner turns out, I've always wanted to try. I AM SOO JEALOUS of your amazing awesome blog. And I suppose I'll forgive you if you let me borrow one of your million polishes ;)
    Love JAC <3

  4. That's so cool and cheap! Really!

  5. This was my favourite Luxe Box yet! I'm really excited to see what's in the December (holiday) Luxe Box! :)
    Welcome to my blog Jaclyn, you should definitely sign up for Luxe Box! I'll let you know how I like the products :) And you're always welcome to borrow! <3


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