Packed in the usual cloth baggie and elegant box were these items:
- China Glaze nail lacquer in Gossip Over Gimlets (full-sized)
- Simple Pleasures Wild Berry Hand Cream (50 ml)
- theBlam Instain powder blush in Swiss Dot (0.5 g)
- L’Occitane Firming and Smoothing Supple Skin Oil (0.5 oz)
- HIS Professional Argan Oil (four one-use packets)
- Michael Kors Eau de Perfume Trio (three 0.5 oz sprays)
- Luxe Box brand eyeshadow brush
I have really mixed feelings on this box. On one hand, I love the mix of products; there was something for my hair, my skin, my hands and my nails as well as a makeup item, a makeup tool and even perfume. I think all beauty boxes should aim to be this well-balanced.
I also quite like what I received. With the exception of the nail polish, these are all new products to me and I will be happily using all of them. I'm particularly excited to try out the L'Occitane oil, which retails for around $40 US. And while this is what, my fifth bottle of China Glaze, it’s in a great colour that was conveniently perfect for my weekend holiday costume (I went as a glitter fairy).
However, while I do like what I received, I do feel that my box was lacking something. Another sample or a full-sized version of one of the items I did receive really would have taken this box from good to great. Yes, I did receive two full-sized items but one of them was a Loose Button brush while the other was a bottle of nail polish that retails for $7. While these are perfectly nice items, they don’t really wow me.
This is the last box in my second Luxe Box subscription period. While I haven’t had any issues with the service, I don’t think I’m going to renew. Part of the reason is because I’m currently unemployed but the other reason is because while I like getting my Luxe Boxes, I like getting my Topboxes even better. So for now, I’m going to be saying good-bye to Luxe Box (unless of course it offers me some kind of really impressive renewal offer).