Luxe Box (Canada) — Winter 2015

I received my second and probably last Luxe Box (referral link) a couple of weeks ago, and I’m a bit late getting it posted!

Luxe Box is a seasonal box that costs $26 per quarter, though you can get a slight discount for signing up for more boxes at a time. I signed up with the semi-annual option: two boxes for $25 each. The annual option gives you four boxes for $24 each. Shipping is included, at least for the Canadian options.

You receive 7–8 trial-sized items in each curated Luxe Box (I got 5 full-sized items and 2 trial-sizes this season). This time, I did not take up the $10 “Beauty Surprise” option, even though I was pleased with what I got last time. I guess the holidays were getting a little too spendy for me.

Luxe Box Canada, Winter 2015

What I Received

All prices in C$, unless otherwise noted.

Luxe Box

  • BIODERMA Hydrabio Tonique Moisturizing Toner Lotion (250 mL, full size) [MSRP $21.95]
  • CUCCIO Colour Nail Lacquer in Gazing in Genoa (13 mL, full size) [MSRP $4.21]
  • THE FACE SHOP Character Mask in Soothing / Apple (Monkey) (1 single-use mask) [MSRP 3/$9]
  • HASK Monoi Coconut Oil Deep Nourishing Conditioner (50 g, sample) [MSRP $1.77 (not sure why they say this; it’s US$2.99 at Ulta); 355 mL for US$5.99]
  • NEOSTRATA Acne Clear Clarifying Gel Cleanser (50 mL, sample) [MSRP $24 for 200 mL]
  • STARLOOKS Pro Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen in Black (10 mL, full size) [MSRP $19]
  • TEEEZ Read My Lips Lipstick in Roulette Red (2 g, full size) [MSRP $28.94]

Random Additional Item

  • BIODERMA coupon for $5 off Hydrabio Sérum Moisturizing Concentrate

Here are some additional photos of all the items:

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Starlooks — Cuddle (Satin Finish Lip Gloss) Swatch & Review

Starlooks Satin Finish Lip Gloss in Cuddle

I first heard of Starlooks when I received their Gem Eye Pencil in Ultra Orchid, a gorgeous shimmery purple, in one of my Ipsy (referral link) Glam Bags. I liked that product, so I was reasonably happy to see one of the brand’s lipglosses in my April Ipsy bag.

Starlooks promotes their products as being professional quality. The following is taken from their website:

“comparable to Makeup Forever [sic], Sephora, M.A.C, Chanel, Dior, and other department store brands”

I don’t think their packaging and branding is quite up to snuff, but I suppose we should mostly care about the actual products and how they perform, right?

They describe their Lip Gloss as:

A truly moisturizing, non-sticky formula available in 47 different shades. Tint ranges from sheer to opaque and finish ranges from shimmer to satin. This creamy, glassy, long-lasting gloss adds a glistening effect to any lip look.

The lip gloss I received is a mini 0.3 oz with a doe-foot applicator; the size of the full-sized version is not currently available on either the official site or Ipsy.

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Ipsy April 2015 Glam Bag "Beautifully Bohemian"

Ipsy — April 2015 Glam Bag “Beautifully Bohemian”

This month, my Ipsy (referral link) Glam Bag arrived a little later than usual, but I finally received it today! Well, yesterday, I guess. It’ll be tomorrow by the time I post this.

What I received this month:

  • JulieG Nail Color in Damsel
  • Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, for Brown to Dark Hair
  • MicaBeauty Eye Primer
  • Starlooks Satin Finish Lip Gloss in Cuddle
  • theBalm NUDE Dude Eyeshadow Single in Flirty (I believe everyone got either this or the shade Fit)
  • Ipsy “Beautifully Bohemian” cosmetic bag

I have yet to try anything from this month’s Glam Bag, but here are some photos:

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