This post contains graphic and self indulgent whining.
Truly indicative of first world problems.
Reader discretion is advised.
Well another month and another opportunity for Canada Post to redeem itself. This month's Luxe box arrived on time, and in this condition....
Perfectly intact, yay! Ribbon was removed for slightly lame artistic attempt. I happily opened it all up to reveal what was inside for this month.
And my honest first reaction was this...wah, wah, waaahhh (to the tune of the wrong answer when you're on a game show). This is my third box and so far the only one that let me down. When I first looked at it, all I noticed were the truly tiny sample sized items. Previously the sample sizes I got were larger than standard, but these were...tiny and like the ones you can get anywhere. Also there was a Joico K-pak hair serum product last month, so to get another hair oil right away was a bit of a let down. Anyway here's all that was inside.
I know I am going to sound like a bit of a whiner, but I received this on the same day I watched Jayme and Mendi review their July Birchbox and there's was just sooo much better...you can see that here. I think that just added to my disappointment.
Okay so for my first impressions:
Proclaim hair oil treatment - Again this is a small sample size, not to harp on that...too late right? It's an Argan oil product meant to be used on damp or dry hair to smooth your hair and tame flyaways. Well the good news is that it works, the bad...I can't stand the smell. Anyone try Ojon products? I couldn't get past their smell and this reminds me of that. So if you like Ojon then likely this won't bother you...if you don't you will have to wash your hair to get the smell out, like I did. I will be giving this away to a friend or family member to try. Maybe the scent won't bother them.
Trucco Pro Lip liner - This is obviously a full size product so bonus points for that. Do they even make a sample size liner? Actually that would be a good idea wouldn't it? It's a pretty pink, has good staying power but I don't really use lip liners (pretty lazy) so I won't get a lot of use out of this. I did wear this all over my lip with a lip balm over it, and it was pretty but not a look I'd do everyday.
Essie Nail Polish - Again this is a full size (so what was all the whining about earlier right?). This is a beautiful deep red color that I will definitely use as a pedicure color. I got the shade 'poor little rich girl', how ironic given the tone of this post. This is my 3rd box and my second polish. This seems a bit soon for another polish, but I think if I was happier with this box overall I wouldn't have even mentioned it.
Stella in Two Peony Fragrance - So I looked at this little vial and thought grumpily, these are those lame lil vial size samples you get at any cosmetics counter. But when I picked it up to smell it I noticed that it's actually a bit bigger than those, and has the cutest little sprayer on the end. Never seen anything like it.
This little perfume is what completely redeemed this month's box. I freaking LOVE it. You only need the smallest amount of this gorgeous smelling scent. It smells like I'm a wealthy, extremely stylish woman who's on a really fabulous and extravagant holiday and I've just showered, spritzed on my signature perfume and gotten ready to go out for dinner after an indulgent day of lounging oceanside in my private cabana. You know that smell? I will definitely be getting this in a larger size.
So all in all, a little let down but I would still recommend Luxe box. Looking forward and remaining hopeful about August's box!