May Luxe Box!
June 1, 2012 § 13 Comments
This was my first Luxebox, and I was originally super excited about it. I was out of the city for a bit so when I got back, the first thing I did was rushing to the mailbox to get my parcel. And then I opened it and found two boxes in it! But the excitement ended about there, because I opened it and looked at what I got, and I immediately decided I am cancelling my subscription.
This month’s Luxebox came in two boxes, one white, and one black. The black box is their regular monthly box, and it came with a sheetthat explained each sample, and how much does a full size product cost. Mine came with two sets of Fekkai samples that are identical (I wonder if that was a mistake? I don’t see the point of having two identical sample in one box, in a subscription service that’s meant to provide various samples for their subscribers to try out). It Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician Color Care shampoo, conditioner, and rapid results moisture mask. The full size product for the shampoo and conditioner cost $30 for 236 ml. My samples are 9ml each, equivalent to $1.17 for each packette of shampoo and conditioner. I got two of them, so that means a total of $4.69. The moisture mask is $45 for 189g, and my sample was 8.6g, meaning the sample is worth $2.04. I do not have color treated hair, so to me, they are not different from any other shampoo that I’ve used.
The next item that caught my eye was an Essie polish! It’s a full size product, and it’s the only product that I have any use of out of everything I’ve got. It’s in the shade Lights, a gorgeous neon pink that’s part of the Poppy Razzi collection. It’s the perfect summer color, and I am very excited to try this out! It retails for $8 for a full size product.
In the black box, I also got a 7ml sample of Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex. It retails for $60 (full size is 15ml), so this sample is worth$28. It is supposed to reduce the appearance of deep lines in 14 days. I personally dont’ have any deep lines (thankfully), so this isn’t exactly useful for me.
The last thing I got in the black box was what Loose Button calls “My Scent”. It contained 3 perfume samples. It is a neat idea for people who like perfume samples, but personally, perfume samples are worthless for me. Especially when I can get them for free easily. (I think the black pouch that held the samples is going to be more useful to me!) The 3 samples I got are CK Shock for Her, Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty, and Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! The samples are all 0.04 oz (1.2ml). As for full size products (50ml), CK Shock for Her costs $40, Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty $78, and Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! for $79. According to that, these three samples are worth $0.96, $1.87, and $1.90 respectively, totalling to $4.73.
The white box says “Bath and Body” on it, and it’s because May is “Thank you, Mom” month. It had a Gillette Venus & Olay razor, which is of absolutely no use for me or my mom since neither of us use razors, but for someone who use razors, it is a pretty good sample. The only other thing in the white box was a 7ml sample of Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex, which I already got in the other black box. Again, why the duplicated sample?
It also came with a coupon code for $20 off any “signature Line” subscription on pantybypost.com. It seems like a monthly subscription service that sends you a pair of underwear every month… Hmmm okay. It’s just not for me, but if any of you are interested, here’s the coupon code! It seems like it’s $30 for one panty, and then you get discount if you get more… hmmm nope. Definitely not for me.
All in all, I am not impressed with this month’s Luxe box, and I have decided to deactivate my subscription after merely one month. I might be too quick to act, but there is absolutely nothing that is making me want to keep subscribing and try my luck and see if I get a box that’s worth my money. In terms of how much the box is worth in terms of how much the samples cost, it was an excellent value, but what does that matter if I can only one product that’s worth $8? I am very tempted to say that I am more excited about the free Tampax samples I got at the same time in the mail box, at least it was free and I know it’s useful! Lol!
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