Loose Button/Luxe Box November Edition

I am super excited because I got my Loose Button/Luxe Box today. I was very curious to see what I got even though I have been checking YouTube to see what others. It was great to see what I could possibly get.

So I have include my vlog as well as pictures that I hope you will enjoy but first I have to tell you a little bit about Loose Button’s in case you are wondering what it is exactly. Unfortunetly its only available to Canada but the US has the same thing called Birch Box. Its a monthly subscription service were you can pay monthly, quarterly or yearly and you will receive 4 to 5 deluxe sized samples in the mail.

I have a montly subscription and I pay $12 + tax. Its easy to cancel and you can cancel without any problems.

This is only my second Loose Button’s box and I have to say that they did listen to me when I complained that they got my name wrong so that was nice and I have to say I am pleased with what I got and excited to try some of the samples out.

So I hope you will check out my vlog and please feel free to comment. I love hearing from you.

What was included in my box (for those who didn’t watch the vlog.)
-from Teaopia a card for 20% off purchases made in store and on line
-a card from Olay saying I have been selected to do feedback for them. I am so excited
-November Edition card

Products I received:
-Lise Watier Plumpissimo le Gloss in the shade of Nude (sample size is 1.5ml) full size is 6.2ml for $20
-Paco Rabanne Black Xs for her (sample size is unknown) full size is 50ml $65/80ml $78
-Paco Rabanne Black Xs for him (sample size is unknown) full size is 50ml $56/ 80ml $68
-Lise Watier Couleur folle mineral loose powder eyeshadow in the shade of Folie Soleil (sample size is 1g) full size is 2g for $18
-Benefit Cosmetics B. Right! Moisture Prep Toning Lotion (sample size is 8.9ml) full size is 177.4ml for $29

Bonus Item:
-Teaopia Cactus Fig tea kit (sample size is unknown) full size 50g for $7

Item in the box that wasn’t mentioned on the card was:
-Olay Regenerist  wrinkle revolution complex (sample size is7ml)

 I have to admit that I am kinda of liking the box now that I have seen ways to reuse the box and I will probably put some of those ideas to use very soon. I like that its black and simple. I actually have a few reuse ideas and will eventually make a post about them when I get a few more boxes.

 Upon sliding the box open I am greeted with the November Edition card. There is a brief introduction and the list of items included in this months box with product descriptions along with full size prices.

 Yea they got my sticker right. This is black but for some reason it doesn’t look like this in the picture. I think having this little touch makes the box feel more personalized so I love this idea.

 This is what I saw when I opened the tissue paper.I love the design on the side of the box.

This is what my box looked like once I took everything out.

I am excited to try out these products and hoping to make my weekend posts product review posts. Looking forward to the December box and hoping it will come in before Xmas as it will be a nice little box to open up during the hustle and busle of the holiday season.

I am updating this post so that I can offer my thoughts on the box. I am updating this a week later from receiving my box.

I love how they manage to do the stickers each month. It makes it feel as though the box is made for just me.

So one of the products I was excited to get and try was the Lise Watier Plumpissimo Le Gloss.

Instantly makes you lips look fuller, sexier, ‘poutier’. Dehydrated Hyaluronic Filling Spheres penetrate small vertical lines and instantly expand upon contact with the natural water in your skin.

The full size is 6.2ml for $20 and the sample size is 1.5ml $4.84

I loved the color. Its a nice tan shade. It looked like I wasn’t really wearing anything apart from the look of a little shimmer. I could feel a little tingling happening a few moments later and noticed a slight plumpness in my bottom lip. It didn’t feel greasy and there was a slight taste to it which I really liked. I don’t think I would rush out to buy this product because of the price but being able to sample it was really nice.

The next products I got were Paco Rabanne Black XS for her and Black XS.

Blacks XS for Her: An ultra feminine and sensual fragrance for her. Black XS for her is an elixir of seduction wrethed in mystery. A scent of contrasts with an exciting ambiguity.

Full size is 50 $65 or 80ml for $78. I am unsure of the sample size I got but I think it was a pretty good amount.

I love the packaging of this. On the bottom of the bottle there is a clip that you can hook onto something. I don’t think I would clip it onto something for fear of spraying it around. I love the purplish bottle. I love the scent of it. I would probably wear this if I was going out at night.

Black XS: A woody, virile and powerful fragrance for him. Black XS is a fragrance for a new generation of men. An audacious and provocative scent, for tough guys with a tender heart. Give this to that special man in your life.

Full size is 50ml for $56 or 80ml for $68. I am unsure of the sample size for this one also.

I also love the packaging of this one as well. This also has a clip on the bottom to clip onto something. When you open it, it looks like a lighter and I am sure guys would love that. I really liked the scent of this. I sprayed a bit on my arm and I have to say that I really liked the smell of it. Almost tempted to wear this one myself.

Next up is Lise Watier Couluer Folle Mineral Loose Powder Eyeshadow.

We know that the words Mineral Loose Powder Eyeshadow don’t exactly roll off the tongue. Then again, its application is the complete opposite. Get a soft, natural finsih, or a richer more glamourous look by just playing with the intensity of the color. Whatever works best for you. Best part is its paraben free!

Full size is 2g for $18 and the sample size is 1g for $9.

I was unsure of the color at first (it was a goldish color) but once I played around with it I ended up liking it. I ended up using an eye primer first and then applied the shade it was nice just done lightly and would be perfect for the day time and I tried it for an evening look with a bit more applications and it looked really nice. I don’t think I would spend this much though on eyeshadow but it was nice to try it out and the sample size allows me to use it alot of time which is perfect because I don’t wear alot of make up.

Finally the last product that I got is Benefit Cosmetics B. Right Moisture Prep Toning Lotion

The special step for extra radiant skin that smooths & revitalizes, allowing skin to fully optimize benefits of your moisturizer. Contains vitamin E acetate, natural oat & meadow-sweet, botanical extracts known to purify & smooth while reducing fine lines. This specialized formula contains a blend of aloe leaf & yeast extract, known to clarify & soothe the skin.

The full size is 177.4 for $29 and the sample size is 8.9ml $1.45

I love the little glass bottle. It is super cute. I have never tried a benefits product so it was really nice to try one. I already have my own skin care products that I love to use. This had a nice consistancy to it and I liked the scent of it. I probably could see me using this line when my regular stuff runs out or I want to switch things up a bit. I think it would have been nice if they would have sent a moisturizer with the box so that you could sample the whole product.

Then this month they included a bonus item and it was Cactus Fig tea kit from Teaopia.

Naturally flavoured blend of Organic Sencha Green Tea, fig pieces, aloe vera, sandalwood and orange flowers. The combination provides an earthy yet sweet taste and aroma that is perfect any time of the day. Green tea has a plethora of health benefits that’s sure to leave you glowing.

The full size is 50g for $7 and the sample size is unknown.

I love the packaging of this. The orange tin really stands out and can be used for other things when you are done with the tea. I love that they even included some tea filters. I got three filters to get you started. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the tea. I love tea and trying new kinds. I have to say that I am really happy that there isn’t a Teaopia here in Montreal or else I would be in trouble.

Then I was selected to provide feedback for Olay Regenerist wrinkle revolution complex.

See results in an instant. Wathc as advanced micro-fillers and light diffusing particles smooth the look of fine lines right before your eyes. This wrinkle treatment’s formula also hydrates to reduce the appearance of deep lines in just 14 days.

I checked online at walmart and they sell it, 50ml for $33 and the sample size is 7ml for $4.62. This is if I use the walmart figures.

I thought it was a good size sample and I probably could get quite a few uses out of it although probably not enough for 14 days. I noticed a slight difference around my eyes but not enough that I would buy this product.

So lets break down the dollar value of this months box:
Lise Watier Plumpissimo le gloss $4.84
Paco Rabanne Black XS for her: Unknown
Paco Rabanne Black Xs for him: unknown
Lise Watier Mineral Loose powder: $9
Benefits B.Right moisture prep $ 1.45
Teaopia tea: unknown

Olay regenerist wrinkle revolution complex: $4.62
Total: $19.91 + unknown items

Cost of the box is $12 + tax/month. So if you look at it from the pricing stand point this box paid for itself but if you look at it from the product stand point then I think I did really well because I got products I haven’t tried before today. I love being able to try things that I haven’t tried or heard of before. Granted these are products I don’t see me buying when they are finished.

Please note that I was in no way compensated from a review of this and I purchased this box with my own money.

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