Loose Button Luxe Box Spring Edition

by - April 10, 2013

The Spring 2013 Edition of the Luxe Box was curated by Steven and Chris (CBC’s Steven and Chris show). I used to watch Steven and Chris when they were the original Designer Guys on HGTV Canada. I loved them. Steven for his subdued elegant sense of style and Chris for his more flamboyant style plus he’s kind of hilarious.

When I first opened my box I was a little disappointed. Almost everything is skin or hair care.  Again. I was so hoping for the Pandora’s Box mascara or the No Bleeding Lips pencil. But no makeup for me.

So I put the box aside for awhile and now that I look at it again, I know I will use the Vichy and Lancôme products but everything in this box is pretty expensive for the full size version so I will have to be VERY sure I am in total love before I fork out the big bucks for it.

Loose Button Luxe Box Spring 2013
Loose Button Luxe Box Spring 2013

What did my box contain?

Loose Button Luxe Box Spring 2013

KMS California Free Shape Quick Blow Dry  deluxe sample (30ml)
Full size: 150ml/$18.95
Speeds up drying time up to 50%. Reduces friction while conditioning lightly. Provides heat protection, faster drying and light conditioning.
I don’t really spend a lot of time blow drying my hair anymore. I have naturally curly hair so I will give it a quick diffused dry by plopping my hair on the diffuser. But because it is curly wavy I can get away with scrunching and running out the door. I am not sure how use I will have for this.

Kerastase Chroma Captive   deluxe sample
Full size: 250ml/ $43.95
Color radiance Shampoo for color-treated hair. Created to help preserves color and shine for up to 40 days with use of Chroma Captive system.
This sample is small so it may be hard to tell how much of an impact it will have on my colour treated hair.

Loose Button Luxe Box Spring 2013
Loose Button Blending Sponge
Price unknown (approx. $10)
A makeup sponge applicator that flawlessly blends in your makeup for the perfect look. The applicator should be dampened with water before use and can be used with liquid, cream, loose powder or pressed powder makeup. For best results, use the applicator in a stippling or bouncing motion.
Okay I did love this item. Now I have a back up for my Beauty Blender. I am lazy and hate having to wash it every single night before I use it. So now I have a backup for those lazy days. Technically this could be counted under makeup but it is a tool and everyone got one.

Mereadesso Lip Treats   one full size
Full Size: 1.2g x 2/$28
Lip Treats is a lush blend of evening primrose, grape seed, coconut and sunflower oils, enhanced by the added benefits of Vitamins C and E. It's a perfect primer for ANY lipstick, gloss or lipliner: it extends the wear time without a hint of waxy build-up
I received one of these before in a Glymm Bag. I did like it but the twist up lip treatment broke inside the tube and it kept falling out so I tossed it. Glad to give another try.

Loose Button Luxe Box Spring 2013

Blue Lagoon Skin Care Silica Mud Mask   deluxe sample
Full size: 200ml/$100USD
The Silica mud is the Blue Lagoon's signature element. The pure white geothermal mud deep cleanses and exfoliates. Naturally strengthens skin's barrier function¹. Brings out the skin's inner glow, gives it a vital energy boost and smooth complexion. Excellent face & body mask. Use 2-3 times a week or when skin needs en extra boost. Fragrance and color free. For all skin types.

Blue Lagoon Skin Care Rich Nourishing Cream   foil packet
Full size: 30ml/ $130USD
The Blue Lagoon rich nourishing cream, for normal to dry skin, smoothes, enhances radiance and helps to prevent signs of aging, like wrinkles. This new advanced formula contains Blue Lagoon active ingredients: algae and silica. Research has shown that Blue Lagoon algae have significant protecting and anti-aging effects and the Blue Lagoon silica helps to strengthen the skins barrier function* *in vitro and in vivo studies Blue Lagoon rich nourishing cream is: Dermotologically tested and Paraben free
I am trying the mud mask tonight. I am hoping I do not fall totally in love with it because I cannot afford $100 for a mud mask. O_o

Loose Button Luxe Box Spring 2013

Vichy Lift Activ Serum 10   deluxe sample (x4 3ml)
Full size: 30ml/$50
Vichy’s breakthrough anti-aging formula features a 10% concentration of Rhamnose, a naturally derived plant sugar proven to help boost skin rejuvenation. To be used daily, twice a day. Can be used alone or under your daily cream. Easy and fast to use: One drop goes a long way. Penetrates fast in the skin and leaves it velvety smooth. Leaves your skin is ready for your cream application or your make-up.
I have an Origins night cream that has Rhamnose in it as well. I like it so I should like this one. Plus my skin loves Vichy products.

Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate   deluxe sample
Full size: 50ml/$125
Repair and activate 10 signs of younger-looking skin. See it. Feel it.
Award-winning serum that helps create a more youthful-looking skin by promoting natural skin renewal that is characteristic of young skin. Visible skin in just 7 days. Drop by drop, skin is vibrant with youth, its tone becomes astonishingly even and its texture dramatically refined.

I was always curious about this serum. I can’t wait to try it but WOWZA it is expensive. But my friend said she uses it daily and has never bought a full sized version. It is always part of the Lancôme GWPs so that is how she keeps in stock LOL

Overall not too excited about this box. I am overwhelmed with skin care in my Luxe Boxes.

I really should stopped looking at other people's boxes because I am getting jealous LOL.


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  1. yea... the box is pretty meh
    also i like never heard of steven and chris before the release of this box lol

    1. Yep this box just did not do it for me. I am debating whether to cancel it. It seems my box is always one of the last batches of boxes sent out (don't like that) and I have have enough skin care to last awhile now.
      I was a HGTV junkie. I loved the decorating and flipping shows. STeven and Chris were one of my favorite shows on there. :)

  2. You know what's weird? I have clients named Steve and Chris and for a minute I thought they were the same people! (They weren't!)
    You definitely didn't get the most "balanced" box with all the skincare stuff, but at least it's all high end skin care stuff!

    1. Wouldn't have that been funny if it was them LOL
      yep I have enough skin care samples to last a year now. I am currently testing out a line right now so these will have to wait.

  3. I think for the price, Luxe boxes are underwhelming. I do like the sponge because I'm exactly like you, too lazy to wash my beauty blender each night!


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