I had a yearly membership that I got for my birthday last year and had 5 Luxe Boxes left. Loose Button offered members an opportunity to upgrade their package and receive the first seasonal box free so that's what I did. I upgraded my service to the semi-annual plan ($50 every 6 months) because I had an existing credit of $50 that I wanted to use up. I don't think I will be renewing my membership but you never know, I just find it difficult to wait so long for my package. The only other beauty service I am interested in is Top Box and I've heard the wait list is quite lengthy!!
I had a minor delay with my Luxe this month, it was supposed to arrive on Sept. 4th, but got lost in transit for a bit so my new expected delivery was today actually (Sept. 10th). I already knew what I got in my box because I looked online. With the improved service came new tips and tricks from the Loose Button website based off the products you received in your luxe box. I got the email on Saturday saying that I could log onto my account and check out the details so I did, but I only got my Luxe box today! So after months of waiting and waiting (I skipped June's l.b to get the first fall one free) I'd like to show you all the new, evolved fall edition Luxe Box...
(Be aware this is a long and picture heavy post!)
So I must say the biggest transformation of all was the overall presentation of the Luxe Box! The black square box has now been replaced by a chic white rectangular one topped off with golden accents.
Everything about the Luxe box screams "luxe to me", it's very much re-vamped.
The box is constructed very well, and is considerably sturdy..I will definitely be saving it for future use.
When I cracked upon my Luxe box the first thing I saw was the product information card tucked away inside an envelope and a white piece of satin material covering my items.
One thing I've always admired about Loose Button is their attention to fine detail and personal touches, I'm a sucker for it!
A golden monogrammed letter sealing the envelope..
Here is a quick preview of the products I received
a box loaded with goods..
Product # 1-No Bleeding Lips Secret Lip Liner
This is a clear lip liner meant to stop lip stick smears above the lip. The slip that came in the box recommends using a light coat of foundation as the perfect lip base, then drawing the no bleeding lip liner around the edge of your lips to prevent your lip color from "bleeding". I think this is a really cool concept, and I know I'll get use out of it. I sometimes experience minor bleeding just above my cupids bow so I'm excited to put this to the test.
Product #2- Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips
I swear I walk by these each time I go to wal-Mart and just stare at them. First off I never know what pattern to get and secondly I can never bring myself to buy them. It's nice to see these nail strips in my box because I have NEVER used anything like them before. I got the nail stickers in Glitzy Glam, it's absolutely jam packed with beautiful gold glitter!
Product # 3- Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eye Liner
This is one of the items I saw a majority of luxe box subscribers receive, it's the skinny liquid eyeliner by Eyeko. This fine tip liner allows for great precision without smudging. I drew a couple thin lines on my hand and then tried to rub it off however the liner doesn't budge very easily, great news for people whose liner runs!
Product # 4- Loose button Exfoliating Pad
This is an exclusive product from Loose Button! An exfoliating pad made to gently and effectively remove dead skin cells. I will be using this the next time I take a shower, it's a cute little added touch.
Product # 5- Bourjois Mini Nail Polish
This nail enamel is the cutest little size, and it's a shade I could definitely see myself using. I am SOO picky with nail colors haha so it's a relieve that I like this. I can't find the polish name but it's a light metallic golden color.
Product # 6 & 7- Vichy Thermal Spa Water + Vichy Calming Cleansing Solution
I think these are the two products I'm most happy about..I really feel like Loose Button took into account my personal profile when selecting these two samples and for that I am extremely grateful. The Thermal Water is Extremely soothing and protecting, it acts as protection towards sensitive skin. Vichy says that the "unique combination of 15 rare minerals gives the Thermal Spa Water its remarkable ability to soothe, fortify, and regenerate the skin". This can be used to refresh ones makeup, you simply spray 30m away and then gently blot away with a tissue and it soaks up any impurities.
The next sample I got was of Vichy's
What I loved about the change...
-Personally I really like the variance between people's boxes, it definitely more excitement for me because I will be left guessing with that I get (however saying that some times it can be unfair cause others get such wonderful stuff and your left with the not to nice stuff)
-The packaging, what an over haul, I absolutely adore the new stylish trendy boxes, all the personal touches make me feel like I'm a valued member
-The new profile (took into account my skin tone and other preferences)
-Loose Button has been great with communication, I got two to three updates on my Luxe Box when it went missing! (Also I had a question and I sent them an email and got a reply back the same day)
-Good size samples (I hope this continues to be the case because all my samples this month were more than one use ones- very generous sized)
- You can now log into your Loose Button account and see tips and tricks based off the products you got in your box!
What I don't like...
- The wait..these were supposed to be shipped out from August 27th-31st..I got my notice on Friday after hours and Monday was a holiday, then my box went M.I.A! I really wish they would ship out the second last week of the month so that way you can still get it in the month your supposed to.
- As I said the variance between products can be both a pro and con (It sucks when the variety among boxes is so great that the value isn't even there- I would feel disappointed no doubt if I saw someone with great products while I got a tiny perfume vial, and hair sample...Yes I like variety throughout the boxes but I think that the size of samples should generally be the same across the board and you should get back the amount of money you put into the box if not more.
I'll admit I was a bit sad about the whole Luxe box change because I really looked forward to the monthly surprise. However seeing this box made me feel a lot better, I hope that with the amount of time Loose Button now has to construct the boxes that they will put in every effort to make the boxes as good as they can be! I really enjoyed this edition and cannot wait for the Winter one!
For those who stuck around to read this full post- THANK YOU it took quite the while to take pics and type this up:)
So what do you think of the first seasonal Luxe Box?