June 15, 2016

Luxe Box - Summer 2016

Another season has come, and it's (almost) officially Summer! That means it was time to receive the Luxebox, summer edition!

Now I'm still pretty new to Luxe Box. I had only received the Spring box previously, so I was excited to receive this one. At the time I had signed up, I then realized that Luxe Box and Topbox were ultimately the same company. However, I didn't think there would be too many repeats, just because Luxe Box sounds more "high-end" I guess.

Queue Summer Luxe Box 2016. They decided to stop including product cards and will now email them to customers. Its more environmentally friendly, I get it.

Well, I can't say that I'm super excited about anything really.

Coppertone - ClearlySheer Sunscreen Lotion for Face (SPF 30)
I know we should all be using sunscreen every day, however I usually forget and I don't do it. I should because I'm as white as a piece of paper, but I've never done it consistently enough to make it a habit. Most of the time sunscreen burns my face. I haven't used this yet, and I was going to gift it to my brother since he was going on a trip to Hawaii, but he didn't want it. I'll hold onto it, and try and remember to use it throughout the summer.

Novex - Brazilian Keratin Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
I've received samples of this hair mask in the past, and I didn't find it to be anything special then. I used it again now, and the jar is so small that it makes it a little difficult to get out. But it did leave my hair nice and soft when I used it in the shower. I used it more as a deep conditioner for about 3 minutes, so I will have to try it again and leave it on my hair for at least 20 minutes next time. Also, this is a repeat for me since I just received this in my May Topbox.

Harvey Prince - Sincerely Body Cream
I haven't opened this one up yet since I have so many other body creams on the go. I'm sure I will give a better review of this when it goes to the empties pile in a few months.

Pur-Lisse - Blue Lotus 4~in~1 Eye Adore Serum
I received this in my April Topbox. I wouldn't say that it's the greatest product ever, and it definitely is more of a serum than it is an eye cream. It provides decent hydration to my under eye area, however I've found that I cannot wear it during the day, as the serum somehow gets into my eyes, and ruins my contact lenses for the day. This can only be worn at night. I haven't found any difference in my under eye circles, or rare puffiness. They will both be used though.

Barefoot Venus - Lip Bliss
This is in a coconut scent, and was the weirdest package to open. Especially on a lip balm. The cap comes off, but you have to PUSH the bottom piece up in order to get any of the product. Kind of like a push pop candy. Remember those? Yup, that's how this lip balm works. I'm not a fan of the packaging, but it smells nice and it did hydrate my lips, so I will use it, but will forever be confused at the packaging.

Mirabella - Longwear Eyeshadow in Refreshmint
This is a mint blue/green pigment eyeshadow. The colour would never work for me. And after some research, this product was "new" in 2014. This can now be found in their closeout section for $10 on their website. I don't want 2 year old mint eyeshadow. I want to pass this on but I'm not sure if I should. I won't be using it.

Morgan Taylor - Professional Nail Lacquer in I'm Charmed
This is a pretty pale pink that will work well for subtle polish. Again, as I mentioned in my Topbox last month, I've never heard of Morgan Taylor until I started to receive them in these boxes. This is probably the 3rd of 4th I've received since I subscribed whenever Birchbox pulled operations in Canada. It's not horrible formulation, but it's not the greatest I've used either. Lots of colours to choose from, and I like this shade, so it will definitely be used this summer when I have some weddings to attend.

After consideration of the products I received, I decided to cancel my Luxe Box subscription. This bag does not feel to be worth $26. It does arrive quarterly, but to me, it's not worth the subpar products, especially when Topbox is half the price.

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