Monday, March 28, 2011

My 1st Loose Button Luxe Box!!!

I came home to 2 packages for me!!! One of them is the Loose Button Luxe Box that I ordered not long ago. Many thanks to Jenny tweeting about it or else I would never know! The company has the similar deal as the birchbox. You basically pay $10 including shipping fee for a few beauty samples. These samples are not the usual one try only samples, but the decent sized ones. However, Birchbox doesn't ship to Canada and I was so sad when I found out :( Now you know how excited I am when I got my Loose Button Luxe Box package today! I went through a lot of emotions to get it. Story of my life LOL

Loose Button only ships to Canada right now (as opposed to Birchbox that only ships within USA). It contains 3 to 5 deluxe samples of beauty products (skincare, makeup, fragrance, body, and haircare). Currently, it's only invite only which means you have to sign up to be on the waiting list and be patient to wait for a reply. It took me about 1 day or 2 to get invited via email. Then you have about a day to decide if you want to order it or not. On the site, it lists out some upcoming brands. The ones that interest me are: Shu Uemura, Bobbi Brown, OPI, Anna Sui, Chanel, and the list goes on...

The Luxe Box includes...
- a cute box with pretty packaging
- the deluxe beauty samples
- a description sheet with some details about the products
- a piece of chocolate :)

I received 4 sample sized products this month:
1. Stila Lip Glaze "Brown Sugar" (Reg Price: $22*) 0.5 ml
It's very small... I've never tried anything Stila before, would be cool to try
2. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Mascara (Reg Price: $21*) 2.8 ml
It's around the same size as any other sample mascaras I've gotten in the past
3. Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Gentel Cleanser (Reg Price: $30*) 60 ml
According to the description, it's one of the best beauty buys by InStyle - Interesting!
4. Elizabeth Grant Lubricating Body Treatment (Reg Price: $20*) 25 ml
I wouldn't mind trying any body moisturizer :P

Repurchase? Most likely. I really like the idea of being able to try different products without needing to spend a ton of money. Most of the time, I can't finish a full sized product anyway. A deluxe sample size lets us be able to try more and finish products quicker! And of course, I love receiving packages (this really shouldn't be a reason for me to spend money fml -_-)!!!

I mentioned that I received another package - will be posting about that next time ;P


suki pooki said...

Wow this looks great! I signed up right away, I hope I get accepted soon! The whole invitation thing reminds me of rue la la! But they have great sales sometimes =P But only shipping to the states like you said =(

Those look like some great samples, I hope they work out for you!

Crystal Luvz said...

What an interesting concept! I just signed up, hopefully I'll get invited soon!!! ^^

tiffyama said...

Oooh such lovely goodies for your first box!!!! I'm tempted to join Birchbox but...I shall refrain for now. Looking forward to seeing the other package you got. ;]

Alex said...

What a beautiful thing to receive in the post! I wish I lived in an area that did this, I would sign up so fast :P

cushy said...

these mysterious box sounds fun.

Jenny said...

i get to go home this weekend to open mine!! :D

Rica said...

Hey Edwina! LOL at both of us blogging about beauty products. And oh my, we got completely different stuff! I shall post about my soon ><

Joey said...

This is a really cool concept. I'd love to try out decent sized samples before committing myself to buying the whole tube of something. Too bad both websites only post to the US/Canada.
You got yourself a lovely haul here. I like how they threw in a free chocolate hehe
You've a really nice blog. Following you now :)

Anonymous said...

I ordered my first luxe box a few weeks ago so I'm going to get mine sometime next week! I'm really excited!

Angelique said...

Interesting idea :D... I should check it out. hehe

Marie said...

What a good amount of samples.:D

I have yet to try Birchbox but I do like the concept of paying $10 for these. Good way to try new products.:D

***** Marie *****

Olya said...

it's sort of like a Birvh Box in the USA. great post!
xoxo, Olya

Chococcuro said...

ooo I've never heard about this!

Btw I love your blog and I'm your new follower ^^