January Luxe Box

So I got my LuxeBox the same day I got my TopBox! I thought I would get it in February because they had sent out an email saying they would be shipping between the 27th and 29th. But they did express shipping to make up for the late shipping. The shipping out was late because they were waiting on some products to be sent from the companies (which is understandable and I am glad they emailed)

When I got the box out of the mailbox it looked different. The box was a lot bigger so I assumed they changed the boxes again and thats why it was being shipped late. 

This is the December Box compared to the January Box.

They didn't change the box, they added a new one! Now I don't think this is going to be every month. I think it was just a special new year thing. LuxeBox was the only box to do something for the new year.

The product card:


The personalized sticker: (they spelt my name right this time!)

A coupon for $1.00 off one of the products in the box:


The message card with a message from the company:

What the BLACK box looked like when open:

China Glaze: Nail Polish: This product is a full size product. China Glaze offers incredible durability, fast drying easy application and exclusive colours. This colour is also from the new ElectroPops collection. This product wasn't too exciting for me because I already have like 50 China Glaze nail polishes. But I don't have one this colour so I guess it is alright :P
Full Price: $8 for 14mL






Yves Rocher: 24H Anti-Fatigue Skin Care: This lotion is enriched with Red Vine Polypherols that combat signs of fatigue that age the skin. It smooths away fine lines and wrinkles and revitalizes the skin. If you have dry skin and are looking for a cream like this for the day, this might be for you. It is a very thick cream and it kind of makes the skin oily after time. 
Full Price: $52 for 50mL





NYX: Jumbo Eye Pencil: This is also a full size product that is a great eye liner but also doubles as an eyeshadow. I already have most of these, including this colour, so it wasn't that exciting for me. But I do like them and if people were new to make up it would be a good product. Although, it is not expensive and you can get it a some drugstores or online.
Full Price: $5 for 5g







My Scent: Perfume Samples: This is a new thing they started, not sure if it will be in every box (probably not). This little bag includes 6 perfume samples. 2 of the samples I got last month and I have seen the rest of the samples in previous boxes. 
Full Price for 50mL:
Prada Candy: $96 
Prada Infusion D'Iris: $95
Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps: $72
Nina Ricci Nina: $65
Paco Rabanne Black XS For Her: $65
Paco Rabanne Lady Million: $80









Seattle's Best Coffee: Level 3: This coffee is tastefully smooth and easy to find. The level 3 is balanced, smooth and full flavoured. I personally don't drink coffee and it isn't good for you. 
Full Price: $9.99 for 340g



Next is the WHITE box. This was new this month and includes bath and body products. I feel like this would be a limited edition box and won't be included every month.

Schick: Hydro Silk Razor: This razor has water-activated moisturizing serum that hydrates the skin as you shave. It has 5 blades and unique skin guards that help protect the skin while you shave. 
Full Price: $13.99 for 1 razor.





Fekkai: Brilliant Glossing Shampooo and Conditioner: This shampoo and conditioner combine nature and science to achieve powerful results. This sample is supposed to add shine to your hair. 
I am not sure of the full price. I also didn't see it at the Shopper's near me





Value of the Box:
China Glaze Polish: $8
Yves Rocher Lotion: $15.50
NYX Eye Pencil: $5
MyScent: $2.88+$2.85+$1.73+$1.56+$1.56+$1.92 = $12.50
Coffee: $1.65
Razor: $13.99
Shampoo and Conditioner: unknown :(

Approximate Total: $56.64


It is definitely a good price for a $12 box. Most people unsubscribed from LuxeBox and I think I know why.
Unfortunately, I found out a lot of people got $30 worth of Benefit products in their box because of something Luxebox does near the beginning of the month. They basically send out an email and you get to pick a product until it is "sold out" or you have to pick another one. This is an okay idea, but they send it out during the day when people are at work or school and can't get on the email until later when all the products have been picked.
Personally, I think if they are going to send out $30 worth of Benefit, they should send out $30 worth of other products to the other customers and not NYX or China Glaze. 


WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE JANUARY BOX?
DID YOU ENJOY YOURS?
HAVE OPINIONS ON LUXE?

-Caitlin xoxo










3 comments

Kristy February 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Its not exactly true that coffee isn't good for you. It -is- true that too much coffee isn't good, and it isn't good to load it up with milk and sugar, but coffee actually has health benefits.

And in case you don't believe me, here are a couple links:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/31/coffee-health-benefits_n_1064577.html#s440654&title=Coffee_Could_Protect

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/coffee-new-health-food

Chic and Unique February 3, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Great review! I actually went to Fekkai's website to check it out more since they didn't give us a lot of info on prices!
Full Size: 500 ml - $42
Sample Size: 9ml - ~$1.52
Check out my blog :) http://chicandunique1.blogspot.com/

Cindy February 5, 2012 at 5:58 AM

I was impressed with January's box. For once it didn't feel like I got the bottom of the barrel.

I can understand why so many cancelled and honestly I don't blame them because i was almost at that point had this box been a dude one. I think if we are paying for something we should get what we paid for and at times we weren't getting that. I go monthly just in case.

We got similiar products apart from the first two. Although I was a little disappointed because for me my boxes have always contained perfume but it was nice to get some that I haven't tried yet.

I agree with you on the whole if people are getting $30 worth of one product then we all should get the same thing. I agree with you as well on when they send out that email. I think within the hour when I got mine and went to pick all the make up was gone. So its not really fair to those who are working or in school all day.

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