I started writing this post over two weeks ago – guess it is about time I finished it.
This is the last monthly Loose Button Luxe Box – June 2012. Starting in the fall Loose Button will start sending out quarterly boxes. I had actually already cancelled my Luxe Box subscription before I found this out and am happy I did. So on top of this being the last monthly Luxe Box it is also my last one.
Funny enough this was actually one of the better Luxe Boxes I have received. Not the best but pretty good. Three full size products and worth over $80 – the bonus mirror was a really nice touch. Almost everything in this box will be given away though – but I still thought it was a nice box. A girlfriend needed a top coat and I have lots. My little sister LOVES these nail polish strips and I don’t really have a use for $60 eye cream but it could make a good stocking stuffer for my Mom.
Anyway, I was impressed with this box but a little too late in my opinion. I am interested to see what the quarterly boxes will look like but I don’t really have a desire to subscribe to them.
– Olay Professional PRO-X Eye Restoration Complex full size 15mL $60
– OPI Top Coat full size 15mL $9.00
– Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips full size 16 strips $10.00
– L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil 3mL (full size 125mL $24)
– BONUS: Olay Compact Mirror
I actually cancelled GLOSSYBOX before this month’s came. I decided to cut back to one subscription – that one being Topbox. But after seeing the June GLOSSYBOX I think I need to resubscribe. This is only the second GLOSSYBOX I have received but it impressed me just as much as the first. Yes it costs a bit more but I love that it is full of full size products and mostly stuff I use on a daily basis.
The June 2012 GLOSSYBOX came at the beginning of July. They really do ship late, but they are worth the wait.
– Bioré Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser full size 200mL $9.99
– Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55 14mL (full size 88mL $15.99)
– Wella Professionals Ocean Spiritz full size 150ml $16.99
– Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex 7mL (full size 50ml $30.99)
– Cover Girl Flipstick – Blendable Lip Duo full size 3.8fr #12.50
– Gillete Venus Embrace Razor full size $13.43
– Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips 1 strip (full size 8ct $9.99)
Can you say AMAZING?!? 4 full size products! WOW! The only thing is – who wears gold /brown lip stick? eww. You would think they could of included a nicer colour of the Cover Girl Flipstick – Blendable Lip Duo to try. How many people would really wear this colour? Otherwise really in love with this box. Minus the Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex – I have received so many of these and they suck. I tried it, it goes on my face all weird and leaves this film that you can actually rub off. Gross.
Anyway, high fives to GLOSSYBOX – I think I better resubscribe ASAP. I see people complaining about the drug store brands but I honestly don’t care. I use face wash, razors, hair and lip products every day. I would rather this than stuff I won’t use.
After waiting since February my first Topbox finally arrived in June! Yes, I am very late in posting this – my July one should be here tomorrow so I thought I better get this post up before that one came.
I was happy with the Topbox but I think after waiting so long I was hoping for more WOW.
– Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Whatever Lola Wants 15mL full size $20
– Pari Beauty Precious Glow (full size 10mL $15)
– Cover FX ClearPrep FX 7ml (full size 30mL $39)
– Skinceuticals C E Ferulic (full size 30mL $150)
– BONUS: Simple Eye Make-Up Remover 56mL
– BONUS: Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter B.B. Cream 3 x 1.5mL
The box was good – one full size product and two bonuses. I liked the Pari Beauty Precious Glow. When I tried to use the nail polish I couldn’t actually get it open so I gave up and used something else. But I was able to get it open later by soaking it in hot water (top only).
Looking forward to what the July box brings.
This is the first Glossybox I have received and WOW. Really impressed with this one. So impressed I immediately cancelled my Loose Button Luxe Box subscription. Yes the box did come late – it came June 2. But it was totally worth the wait and filled with products I would use. 3 of the products were full size and two were large sample sizes. Best of all, no crappy perfume samples or shampoo packages. There was nothing in this box I could of got free (HELLO LOOSE BUTTON, I AM TALKING TO YOU!!) Very impressed!
Right away I noticed the packaging seemed much better then both the Luxe and Glymm boxes. The box felt more solid and study the ribbon thicker and nicer. Giving it a more high end feel.
The May 2012 GLOSSYBOX was PACKED full of awesome items.
Curel Foot Cream FULL SIZE 100ml $3.99
Simple Eye Makeup Remover 56ml (full size 125ml $9.00)
Simple Facial Wash Gel 50ml (full size 150ml $9.99)
Pandora’s MakeUp Box Lipstick FULL SIZE $16.00
Sebastian Professional Volupt Shampoo FULL SIZE 250 ml $15.78
I use everything that was in this box on a daily basis – happy to finally get a box full of items I will use. The lipstick was packaged very cutely, although – a little too cute for the price. The packaging seems more targeted at pre-teen girls, but what pre-teen spends $16.00 on a lipstick? I must say it smells very good, like vanilla. A nice change for a lipstick. I haven’t tried it yet though.
The GLOSSYBOX subscription is slightly more then the others at $15 a month (includes tax and shipping) – but with a value of $45 I say it is more then worth it. Some of my other boxes has been worth more but filled with items I wouldn’t necessarily use (like small tubes of mega expensive anti wrinkle cream). But all this will get put to use. Looking forward to my next GLOSSYBOX.
I was trying to get myself narrowed down to just one beauty box a month, but with TOPBOX starting next month I am not sure how that is going to be possible.