Summer 2013 Luxe Box

by - August 05, 2013

Hi all how have you been? I hope you are all having a great long weekend!

I have been pretty busy this past week. I am getting ready for two weeks O_O Yikes! There is a lot of stuff to get ready beforehand. So my posts will be sparse for the next month or so as I prepare, recover and do my physio therapy rehab. I will be around I just don’t know how much time or energy I will have to prepare posts.

So let’s get on with what this post is really about! My Summer 2013 Luxe Box. There were several options to choose from this round; LOU LOU box, Wedding box, Fragrance box and Condition Culture box. I opted for the regular seasonal box.

Of course the box came in the standard white box. I quite like these boxes. They fit perfectly in my makeup table/desk as organizers. Everything came wrapped in the white silky draw string bag. I always love the seasonal Luxe Box presentation.

I haven’t really had a chance to try out these products yet. The only products I have tried before is the Kerastase and Vitamine & Sea samples from prior boxes. They were okay but not something I would go out of my way to purchase.

The contents:

Summer 2013 Luxe Box
The products:

Summer 2013 Luxe Box

Clinique High Impact Mascara  deluxe sample
Full size: $19.00 / 28oz
Kicks up the volume and length of each and every lash for a look that's lusher, plusher, bolder. Pure, deep colour only adds to the impact. Wear it once and you'll feel naked without it.

Summer 2013 Luxe Box

Barefoot Venus Hand Cream in Posh Peony    deluxe sample
Full size: $5.99 / 60mL
Paraben free, new travel size, take me anywhere! When your skin is sending out an SOS that says "stop the flaking!", it's time to listen. Dry, chafed skin magically vanishes when a tried and true potion of macadamia nut oil, sesame seed oil and wheat germ oil starts to mollycoddle your needy skin.
This definitely smells like peonies. I only tried this out the day I got it but if felt pretty good.

Summer 2013 Luxe Box

Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting CC Cream  full size
Full size: $18? /50ml
Introducing beauty's next big trend! Olay CC Cream provides instant coverage plus correction to fight 7 signs of aging, including uneven tone, age spots, and wrinkles. This all-in-one triple stream formula combines a daily anti-aging moisturizer, SPF 15 sunscreen and sheer tint for younger-looking skin.
It always nice to get full size! This didn’t have a price associated with it but I think I saw it at Walmart for $18. Don’t quote me on that as I just looked at in passing. I do like the packaging. Plus the interior contents remind me of a soft serve ripple ice cream cone HAHA. I am looking forward to testing this one out.

Summer 2013 Luxe Box

Kérastase Elixir Ultime    sample
Full size: $54.00 / 125mL
Multi-use oil that can be used pre and post styling. Delivers purest anti-oxidants to protect color-treated hair from external aggressors. Provides ultimate shine, deep conditioning and nourishment. Offers UV protection and enhances the true depth of color with a soft floral scent.
I tried this before and it was good. It did give me shiny hair but right now I am on a macadamia nut and Moroccan oil kick. I am obsessed with these right now.

Vitamine & Sea Perfect Skin Solution   samples x2
Full size: $68 / 45mL
Perfect Skin Solution is a 100% natural, naturally preserved, all-in-one miracle serum blend of vitamin E and essential oils, each one with a unique and specific benefit for your skin. Carrot seed to fight acne, jasmine and geranium to immediately smooth, soften and even skin tone and rosewood and evening primrose to greatly reduce fine lines and other signs of aging.
It’s been awhile since I tried my samples from a previous box (Glymm I think). I can’t quite remember how I felt about it. So that in itself should be an indicator how I felt about it LOL.

Summer 2013 Luxe Box

B. Kamins Nia-Stem Eye Cream  deluxe sample
Full size: $95.00 / 15mL
This moisturizing eye cream formulated with niacin and plant stem cells increases the skin’s aging defenses to prevent future fine lines and wrinkles. This formulation is also designed to help minimize the appearance of under eye puffiness, dark circles and existing lines and wrinkles. The eye area immediately becomes tighter, lighter, and brighter.
Yves Rocher Complete Anti-aging Day Care    deluxe sample
Full size: $64/ 50 mL
With this day cream, the skin is protected and looks regenerated. It works to smooth wrinkles, revealing skin that is smooth, visibly firmer, denser, and perfectly moisturized. With daily use, skin will be restored to its natural radiance!

Summer 2013 Luxe Box

Loose Button Foundation Brush
This foundation brush works best by blending in your favorite foundation or concealer, allowing you to achieve your desired coverage.
This paddle foundation brush seems to be a very nice quality. I don’t really use paddle type foundation brushes. I have two already that are just sitting there.

The Summer box was an alright box. Nothing really jumped out at me to ‘try first’ other than the Barefoot Venus hand cream and maybe the Olay CC Cream.

I am on the fence whether to keep subscribing. I don’t like the fact that I always seem to be in the last wave of boxes that go out. That kind of irks me LOL I know I know...petty problem. But Loose Button did send an email a couple weeks ago that they had a collaboration in the works. Maybe I will stick around and see what that it about.

Luxe Box membership prices:
Quarterly plan – $26
Semiannual plan – $25
Annual plan – $24

Maybe I am just getting jaded by beauty boxes LOL.
Anyhooo, for those who are having a long weekend, enjoy your Monday off!!


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  1. I am in love with my Vanilla Shake lotion from Barefoot Venus that I got in my luxe box. Did you get the offer for 20% off at Barefoot Venus online?

    1. I don't remember seeing that offer? Was it on a card? My puppers chewed up yhe info card I got in the box. She likes doing that :-[ lol

  2. I was most excited about the CC Olay cream due to sheer curiousity. I have yet to try it, have you?
    Good luck with the rehab and the surgery! I will be thinking of you! I can't believe it's time already!

    1. Hehe 'sheer curiosity' You are kind of right on that it is pretty sheer. But yes I was very curious to try it.
      The surgery date came up so fast. I am rotating between panic attacks and wishing it was done already! lol


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