Wednesday, 1 August 2012

LuxeBox, June Edition

This post can definitely be filed under the "waaay late" category. Since August has made its way in, talk of a June LuxeBox is not all that timely. There were some interesting products featured in the June edition, however, so I thought the post could still be fun and informative! Here are all the June goodies nestled cozily in their box:

LuxeBox, June Edition

And a closeup of the contents:




Overall, I was impressed that this edition of LuxeBox featured two full-sized products. Although I wasn't jumping for joy over the specific items, I appreciated the value of being able to test out a product in full!

The first was Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips- essentially press-on nails that assume a polish-like texture. I'm not sure that I can get past the crazy zebra print here, but it could still be a fun project to test these out soon!


The second full-sized product I received was an O.P.I. clear top coat. I've used and loved O.P.I. polishes for some time, so I have no doubt that their top coat is top-notch. My only disappointment was that I had received a Seche Vite clear top coat in a previous LuxeBox (see here), so I really wasn't in the market for another!



The box also included an Olay ProX Eye Restoration Complex (15 mL, a presumably small tube housed in a gigantic box!):



A small sample of L'Oreal Mythic Oil:




And a portable magnifying mirror from Olay:




While I'd mentioned being impressed with the full-sized products included in the June edition, that's where my enchantment ended. I had a similar issue with this LuxeBox as I'd had with past months' offerings- tiny-sized products from brands that are easily accessible at any drugstore. It does not seem worth the value and hardly feels luxe! While I don't doubt that the products included in this set are quality (I've heard great things about the L'Oreal Mythic Oil, for instance), such items were not what I expected when I eagerly enrolled in the LuxeBox program.

Because of this (and because LuxeBox has recently switched to a quarterly, rather than monthly delivery schedule), June's edition was my last. In the end, the service didn't wow me enough to make the cost worthwhile. I don't regret joining, though, as the excitement of receiving and opening a box full of pint-sized products each month was enough to sustain me for a while :)

Do any of you subscribe to monthly beauty boxes? Any recommendations for a great one?




22 comments:

  1. Hving full size products as a haul every mouth is definitely a delight.
    hope there're sth more like that out there!


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    1. It was definitely a nice treat to receive some full-sized products this time! I'm going to keep my eye open for similar programs that offer even better products :)

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  2. aw, too bad that it didn't wow you :( but i totally agree- if i kept getting walgreens- worthy products I'd get bored of this fast

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    1. Yeah- it was definitely still a fun experience, but I'm keeping my eye out for something better now!

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  3. Nice post !

    Did not know this box yet so I will check it out for sure ! Really good review
    p.s I want to invite you to join my first Rire Boutique Giveaway !! :)

    Check it out ! :)

    Love,

    Janice
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    1. Thanks, Janice! Glad this post was informative.

      I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  4. I have used the Sally hanson strips before and it turned out horrible...I just bought them again, cause it could have been my bad patience the first time. I am hoping it goes better the second time around:/ Good luck to you!

    <3 marielleywww.lusciousmarielley.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Hope you have more success the second time around! If I decide to give the strips ago, I'll document it on the blog so I can share my success (or, likely, failure) with you all :)

      Thanks for reading!

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  5. great post!
    come by and lets fllw each other if you love to do:)
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    1. Thanks! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  6. I really want to try the Sally Hansens polish strips... The print isn't that bad, you can use it on one nail, while you have the rest in another color ;p xo

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    1. That's actually a great idea, Kat! Thanks :)

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  7. My friend gave me that same nail design for my bday. Not sure how to use it though...

    <3 Kelly
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    1. Hope it works out if you end up giving it a try! Thanks for reading :)

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  8. Great post,honey!Love the nail design!
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  9. Thanks for your comment beautiful! Great informative post! I was always wondering about the nail design...you'll have to post about it if you end up actually using it :)
    Love your blog, New follower :) xx

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll definitely keep everyone posted if I give it a try :)

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  10. Your ideas inspire and make you dream.

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  11. Fab post!! Nos encanta :)

    xx
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