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December Luxe Box

23 Dec

I’ve been subscribing to Luxe Box since July. Generally I’ve been quite pleased with them and the November box was fabulous. Lots of samples and a good mix of products.

Here’s December’s box:

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I do like the personalized stickers on the tissue paper.

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Ta da!

So what’s in this month’s box?

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Samples of Paco Rabanne 1 Million for men and Lady Million for Women.

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I don’t like the women’s fragrance at all. I gave the men’s to my husband and he likes it alright. Not impressed with the size of these samples – they’re the same size that you get from the department store.

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Yves Rocher Italian Mandarin Shower Gel

Again, not keen on the smell of this. I’ve used Yves Rocher products before and generally, they’re pretty good.

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DDF Advanced Firming Cream

I haven’t tried this yet. The full sized product is $140 so looking forward to giving it a try.

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NYX Eye Pencil in Black

This is this month’s full size product – a $4 drug store brand eyeliner. Not overly impressed. It doesn’t seem like a bad eyeliner at all, but for a “deluxe sample box”, I don’t think this really fits in. A more interesting colour would have been a bit more exciting.

Overall impression of this month’s Luxe Box – meh. I’m only excited about one of 4 samples (I’m counting both fragrance samples as one). The fragrance samples are tiny and the eyeliner is something that I can get from Pharma Plus so not deluxe at all. I really liked last month’s box (skin care by Benefit, nail polish) so I’ll keep Luxe Box for another month and see how it goes. Its slightly more expensive then Glymm ($13.56 for Luxe, Glymm is $11.30) and they seem to have all kinds of issues with their shipping. If I was basing my decision whether to continue my subscription or not on December’s box, I would cancel. But I’m hoping that January is better.

December Glymm Box

20 Dec

I’ve been subscribed to Glymm Box for a couple of months. Part of the reason why I decided to start this blog was to keep track of my various sample boxes (I subscribe to Luxe Box too).

So what’s in this month’s box?

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The box is always pretty pink. I like to save them for gifts.

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Tied up with ribbon a a pretty holiday card.

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Samples!! The jelly beans barely made it past this photo. Also had to keep my cat away as he always wants to eat the packing materials.

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Caudalie Vinoperfect Enzymatic Peel Mask

I haven’t tried this yet, but I can always use a good exfoliator.

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AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream

This is very nice. Very moisturizing but not greasy and has a like scent that isn’t overpowering.

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Yves Saint Laurent La Parisienne

I wasn’t sure about this scent at first, but after wearing it for a bit, I quite like it. Not something I would buy, but the sample is a decent size so it should last a while.

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Sula Beauty Natural Lip Gloss (full sized)

This is my favourite sample from this month’s box. I really like the colour. Its not too bright, very glossy and not too sticky.

There was also a gift card for $10 off Glymm’s Beauty Boutique. I have some reward points stacked up so I might look into ordering something soon.

Overall, I’m quite happy with this month’s box. All of the products are things that I would use and there’s a nice mix (make up, skin care, fragrance). My Luxe Box is in transit with Canada Post so I’ll post a review of that once it arrives.