Saturday, September 24, 2011

Review Luxebox By Loose Button And Giveaway

Recently I was contacted by Loose Button to do a review and giveaway for their Luxebox. If you're not familiar with this brand, they offer a monthly beauty subscription service (similar to Birchbox in the US) for Canadians. For a monthly charge you get 4-5 deluxe beauty samples sent to you. The appeal of these subscription services is definitely the element of surprise of not knowing what you're going to get every month, receiving the cute box in the mail and opening it up. Their mission is to "help customers discover, try and purchase quality beauty products through a unique shopping experience." When you sign up for Luxebox you fill out a beauty profile and they try to tailor products to suit your interests.


I was sent September's edition of the Luxebox, it came in a brown cardboard box with a black ribbon around it. I tried my best to put the ribbon back on as nicely as possible (they are hard to put back on). Inside was a card personalized for me, which was a really nice touch!

Each box comes with a card that lists what items are included in the box, instructions on how to use the products and the full price of each item. I like that feature because you can compare what you got (and the size) with what a full sized product would cost, if you wish to purchase it in the future.

I received 4 items in mine (plus a Hershey Kiss chocolate which unfortunately did not last long enough to be included in the image!). The best part for me was the Moroccan Oil treatment, I've actually been using this product since the summer and enjoy it very much. I paid $14 for the exact same size that was included in the Luxebox so that makes the box worthwhile right there! Next was a Laura Mercier Hydrating Water, it's ...interesting, I have dry skin so anything "hydrating" in the name applies to me, the sample is small, but Laura Mercier products are expensive, so I was pleased this was included. I also received a Pur Minerals Mineral Glow bronzer (other people got the Seche Vite topcoat), it looks very orange in the picture but in person it's not so much, and it works well on my fair skin. The Mereadesso Face and Neck Toning Gel was the one product that made me go "huh?", it's not something that I would typically buy and I've never heard of the brand before, I suppose they are targeting an older demographic with this since someone in their teens would not necessarily be interesting in toning that area.

Loose Button currently costs $12/month (it went up from $9.99 when they first launched), $36 quarterly or $120 for a year subscription. I should also note that when Luxebox first launched earlier this year, I was all over it, I was a "founding member". After receiving my first initial Luxebox I wasn't wow'ed with the products that I received and did not order any more. When I was approached with the opportunity to review and do a giveaway I accepted, I felt that it was an opportunity for Luxebox to redeem themselves. I gotta say I am still half and half about it, I like the concept but I feel like they could definitely improve. I would love to see more makeup items included and more familiar, popular brands.

The Giveaway
Here is your chance to win a Luxebox from Loose Button to try out for yourself! To enter this giveaway leave me a comment below with what 1 item you would love to see in your Luxebox. For an added entry please tweet about this giveaway. Please use this format when tweeting "Wanna win a Luxebox? Enter Productrater's giveaway! http://t.co/zr0ZK0Mh @productrater @Loose_button " Leave me another comment if you choose to tweet with a link to the post.

This giveaway is open to Canadian readers only, Luxebox only ships to Canada at the moment. This giveaway ends September 28. One entry per person please, all comments go through moderation and multiple entries will be deleted. The winner will receive the October edition of Luxebox in the mail.
Thank you for entering and good luck!

Winner has been chosen!
Congrats Edwina! I will send you an email right away for your mailing address so that you can get your Luxebox! Thanks for entering.

33 comments:

Melody said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd like to see a Benefit cha cha tint in a luxe box! =D

Olguita said... Best Blogger Tips

I love trying new nail polishes. I would like to see Essie nail polishes in Luxebox.

Olguita said... Best Blogger Tips

I tweeted with a link to the post. (@Copuchemos)

Edwina said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I'd like to see a make up brush in a luxe box! :)

Edwina said... Best Blogger Tips

Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/#!/lalaofsurprises/status/117463731587387393

ct1980 said... Best Blogger Tips

I;m not sure exactly what I would like to see in the box but I'm really not interested in random perfume samples..they just don't seem to be "deluxe samples" to me...of the samples you got in yours I would be happiest to see the Morrocan Oil!

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ct1980 said... Best Blogger Tips

ALso tweeted here: Wanna win a Luxebox? Enter Productrater's giveaway! http://t.co/zr0ZK0Mh @productrater @Loosebutton

Twitter ID: @bastibony

LJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Luxe Box is such a fab idea! I would love to see mini nail polishes or lip/cheek tints in the boxes.

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to see some lip products in the luxebox!

jenny
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Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

https://twitter.com/#!/jennnerin/status/117652151202881538

tweeted

jeny
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Jenna said... Best Blogger Tips

I would like to see some nail polish!

edmontonjb said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to get OPI nail polish in a LuxeBox

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Hillary said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to see a mini chanel lipstick in luxebox! :)

ludwig said... Best Blogger Tips

Benefit's "They're Real!" mascara would be awesome!

ludwig said... Best Blogger Tips

Benefit's "They're Real!" mascara would be an awesome Luxebox item

Liz (Beauty Reductionista) said... Best Blogger Tips

Long time no see, stranger!

I'm not big on these boxes. Upping the price already is a huge no-no and gets a big finger wag from me. I like to be able to choose my products and get the feeling way too much stuff would stockpile rather than be used. Still, I understand the appeal and that MoroccanOil is a total score!

Jer said... Best Blogger Tips

GFC: Jer
Email: jaekayy(at)gmail(dot)com
I would like to see a Lancome product in the Luxebox :)
thank you~

Cinnabunnie said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd like to see a tarte lip surgence lip stain in there :) they have such pretty colours!

Cinnabunnie said... Best Blogger Tips

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/Cinnatweetie/status/118052993848455168

Junerose said... Best Blogger Tips

I would like to see a mini OPI polish from one of their newest collections.
PS: Justine, have you heard of Julep Maven? It's similar to BirchBox except that you get full sized nail items.

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Lisa N. said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to see a nail polish in the box like Zoya, Essie, etc. I also tweeted the link here:
http://twitter.com/#!/lipsspeaks/status/118106544037576704
Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone! :)

Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

extra entry for Lisa N for tweeting.

Yuki said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi I would love to be entered into the contest!

The item I would most love to receive are OPI nail polish... especially matte colours! Also I would like to try out the Moroccan oil!

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Tania B said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to see Lancome Visionnaire in my Luxebox!

Tania B said... Best Blogger Tips

I tweeted pour vous: https://twitter.com/#!/tjbugnet/status/118390545801412609

DixieatCamelotSqr said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to see lisa watier in my box. But how about suprise me! Lol! Thank you.

maria said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to see some MAC and OPI.

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Anne-Marie T said... Best Blogger Tips

I would like to see products that are recommended for sun damaged skin.

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Anne-Marie T said... Best Blogger Tips

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/amt946/status/119170541126041601

amt(at) telus (dot)net

FunkyCrew said... Best Blogger Tips

I would like to see some Sigma brushes in the box :)

martha n. said... Best Blogger Tips

I would like to see any nail products!!

martha n. said... Best Blogger Tips

tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/mna26/status/119258482393362432