My Loose Button Fall 2012 Luxe Box arrived today! Luxe Box is a beauty subscription service that I signed up for several months ago. You may remember I talked about how they are changing their service, and now that change has taken place. Since I had a 3-month subscription before they switched, I received the Fall 2012 Luxe Box with no extra charge. Basically, they switched from a monthly service to a seasonal service, with more samples in the box (and also a higher membership fee).
I must say that I was immediately impressed by the improved appearance. If you want a luxurious service, this is it. The long box (that looked almost like a tie box) with gold detailing arrived, with all the samples inside wrapped in silk. Honestly though, the box and packaging can be as beautiful as possible, but if I’m going to be paying $26 for this box, I want to ensure the samples are worth it!
My Fall 2012 Luxe Box included…
- Blinc Mascara (deluxe sample size)
- Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (full size)
- Paco Robanne Lady Million Fragrance (deluxe sample size)
- B. Kamins Nia-Stem Sample (regular sample)
- Loose Button Exfoliating Pad (full size)
- China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Adventure Red-y (full size)
- Kerastase Elixir Ultime (regular sample)
So as you can see, this box contains three full size products (although one of them is an exfoliating pad from Loose Button itself… I’m not even counting this because not only does it look too abrasive for even the heels of my feet, but I want to see luxurious samples from well-known brands in a box that I’m paying this much more). It also contains two deluxe size samples (a mascara, and a fragrance), that should last a few weeks. I’m actually so happy to see a deluxe-size fragrance sample, because I can’t stand receiving those tiny ones that you get for free at department stores! The box also contains two regular sized samples… these are the types of samples you could easily get for free just by asking for it.
In a box that I would be paying $26 for, I shouldn’t be seeing any regular samples. They should all by deluxe-sized or full-sized. It doesn’t matter how many samples are in the box, if I can go get them for free on my own then it just isn’t worth it. So this box is definitely an improvement, but it still has a ways to go before I would consider continuing my membership with the Luxe Box.
What do you guys think? Would you pay $26 for this box?