I received my Summer 2015 Luxe Box back in June, took pictures, and completely forgot about it until Tiffany posted her review earlier this week. As I was reading it I kept thinking ‘that product looks familiar… I think I have that…’ and after digging through my pictures I found that we received almost the exact same box!
This will be my last Luxe Box review for a while as I cancelled my subscription, not because I’ve been unhappy with it (quite the opposite – it’s my favorite subscription), but because we are putting ourself on a pretty strict budget and excess makeup and skincare is simply a nice to have, not a need to have! (at least that’s what I keep trying to tell myself). So without further ado:
Approximate Value: $60.50
BareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara
1.5 mL | $3.00 (Full Size 10mL | $23.00)
A do-it-all mascara for larger-than-life lashes. This volumizing, lengthening, thickening, separating, and long-wearing mascara is designed to curve around lashes and coat from all angles with intense black colour.
I am being generous in giving this any value at all – really it’s the same size or smaller than a sample that you would get for free at Sephora or Murale when you make a purchase. Check out that brush to cap ratio… However, I really do like it. It gives my lashes some nice volume which I am in need of because mine are long and thin. The price is pretty good too, I’ll definitely give the full size a try.
Essie Nail Lacquer – Under The Twilight
13.5mL | $9.99
distinctive. daring. sleek. night falls, romance is in the air and its your time to shine in this intensely provocative smokey plum.
DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free
I absolutely love this shade – and I don’t own anything similar. It’s not one I’d reach for during the summer, but once fall arrives it’ll be really nice!
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Tinted Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 50
3mL | $2.00 (Full Size 50mL | $33.50)
Advanced 100% Mineral sunscreen + antioxidant protection in revolutionary ultra-light texture, slightly tinted for a healthy glow.
I typically wear foundation every day, so the tinted part of it isn’t a big deal to me, I haven’t tried this yet – looks like it’s enough for one use – so for now it’s in my samples bag and I’ll pack it the next time I’m going out of town.
Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
50mL | $4.99
Get to grips with Batiste Original. Adored by innovators and originators, it’s the classic dry shampoo that instantly makes your hair feel clean, fresh and full of body and texture.
There are very few dry shampoo’s that I’ve tried that work for me… most make my hair look like a frizzy, sort of greasy… chalky mess that I end up throwing in a ponytail anyway. I try not to use too much and I work it in to my roots but it just doesn’t look or feel right to me. I didn’t love this one, but I didn’t hate it either. I found that the first time I used too much and my hair looked like I dumped baby powder in it. The second time I used far less (partly because the container was almost empty) and it didn’t look nearly as bad. I received a sample of Klorane Dry Shampoo in my Spring Luxe Box and really liked it, so I think I’ll stick with that one.
Fruits & Passion Face Mask
1 Mask | $2.50
This refreshing Face Mask contains an essence specially formulated to improve the appearance of your skin. Your skin is moisturized, softened and more luminous.
Enriched with aloe extract known for its hydrating and soothing properties.
For all skin types, this non-greasy formula leaves skin wrapped in a velvety-soft finish. No paraben added.
Haven’t used it yet but I love paper masks and have put it in my ever growing stockpile for when I have time for an at home spa day.
Medusa’s Makeup Eyeshadow in Maneater
2g | $8.00
Medusa’s Make-Up pressed eye shadow collection is a highly pigmented mineral pressed powder with micro sparkles. For best results, apply “Stick it” primer then apply with a brush. Try Medusa’s Make-Up Eyeliner Seal, this turns eye shadow into a fine eyeliner or paint!
Swatch above is without primer. I haven’t had a chance to wear it out yet but I really like the shade and I’m interested in trying it as an eyeliner.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-aging & Intensive Repair Eye Serum
3mL | $30.00 (Full Size 15mL | $155.00)
Keeping your eyes looking youthful requires intensive, proven care. This luxurious, corrective and potent anti-aging eye serum uses targeted eye care technology to help counteract the appearance of visible aging signs all around the delicate eye area in just one use. After 15 minutes of applying, 75% of women experienced a tightening of the skin around the upper and lower eyelids. Better yet, results improve with continued use
I’m going to start testing this once I finish my current eye serum. I am most interested in tightening of the upper eyelids as mine are uneven and it really bothers me. My bank account is hoping that it doesn’t work well, but I will update one way or another!
As always, I am very happy with this. It was a really great mix of new-to-me products. When we are in a place where I can sign up for things like this again, Luxe Box will be the first one I reactivate. Until then, I will live vicariously through Tiffany and anyone else who receives it, so if you do, I’d love to know! Have a great weekend!