Monday, October 22, 2012
Loose Button Fall 2012 Luxe Box
Loose Button recently changed their Luxe Box design to showcase more full size products than several sample size products. This time around for fall, I received two full items, four samples and a few nice to have beauty items.
It arrived all packaged up in a beautiful heavy duty ivory paper box with golden embossing. The products were then wrapped up in a white handkerchief with a luxurious feeling notecard, once again with the golden embossing and a gold sticker with my first name initial on it. On heavy paper, much like what you would see for a wedding invitation was printed all of the contents. I received full size products of Marcelle BB Beauty Balm Cream in medium dark and China Glaze On Safari Nail Lacquer. I received sample sizes of Vichy ProEven Daily Dark Spot Corrector (several sample packets actually), Benefit Stay Don't Stray, Prada Amber Pour Homme and KMS Free Shape Quick Blow Dry. Also included was an exfoliating pad.
Unfortunately, as nice as the products were packaged, I only liked the nail lacquer and mens cologne. I really wanted to like the Marcelle Beauty Balm Cream, but it resulted in breakouts that I am still battling. I used it for a full week and soon after had acne in areas that I haven't had acne in years. The Benefit Stay Don't Stray was decent, although I find it to be a bit too liquidy to use compared to Urban Decay Primer Potion or Mary Kay Eye Shadow Primer. It functions just as well as the rest, however I would rather use what I am used to. The Vichy ProEven Daily Dark Spot Corrector is still a toss up since its so hard to tell if spots are fading in just a month of use. The KMS Free Shape Quick Blow Dry didn't appeal to me. My hair is so long and thick, it always takes a long time to blow dry! I didn't think it added much to my hair in product, but it didn't seem to do much for it either.
What I did like was the China Glaze On Safari Nail Lacquer is a chic shade of deep plum. It is definitely a shade I will be wearing for fall. The Prada Amber Pour Homme cologne is a sophisticated masculine scent that I know my boyfriend will use. It starts off slightly soapy but dries down to more amber.
The handkerchief and exfoliating pad are nice touches to the box. I use the handkerchief draped over my brushes to help keep any dust away. The exfoliating pad is useful of course. Great for heels, knees and elbows!
While I like some of the changes (packaging and some full size items), I think sample sizes are beneficial to those who tend to have allergies and breakouts. (Myself included!) Oh well, I hope the next one will be better :)