Monday, October 10, 2011

Better late than never - September LUXE box!

I have no idea why it takes so long to get my LUXE box each month, but it seems to get later and later.

This month it arrived the last week of September with another explanation about delays thru Canada Post.  I spend most of the month squinting past any blog posts on other people's LUXE boxes because I want to be surprised.  Such first world whining I know...  Anyway I have one more month of LUXE box and then I have to decide whether or not to renew, so there was a lot riding on this month.  

Here is what I got; 

Clapping hands...fancy schmancy looking products.  Now this is more like it.  

Okay so the impressive book like packaging gave me high hopes for this sample.  The sample itself is actually a 0.2 fl.oz size sample in a cardboard container.  I wish they would have spent a little less on the packaging holding the sample and a little more on the sample itself.  

I've never tried Mereadesso products, which they say are proudly made in Canada, but I'm interested to try this face & neck toning gel.  This says its has 16 botanical extracts, 7 minerals and over 20 different antioxidants.  Should have, the full size product costs $120 for 50ml.  I'll let you know my thoughts on this one.  

Next up MoroccanOil..yay!  For those who aren't familiar with this product, it's one of the best hair serums I've used.  It's designed to help chemically processed or sun damaged hair, and restores your hair's silky texture.  I already own this in a larger size but this will be a great travel size container.  The bottle is 25ml, a really decent size and more than pays for this month's LUXE box.  Thrilled!

Next up is a a product I hadn't heard of, Laura Mercier's Perfecting Water.  Decent sized 10ml sample. The reading I've done on this  say it's hydrating fluid that allows for deeper penetration of other skin products such as moisturizers or serums.  You apply it with a cotton ball in small circular motions & it's supposed to keep your skin looking soft & supple.  Supple...such a weird word.  Apparently if you have oiler skin you only need this product, no other moisturizer.  But if you have dry skin you let this absorb into your skin & then apply your other products.  I'm really excited to give this a try, and am not afraid of falling in love with it as a full size container is $38 (200ml), so not too bad. 

Sorry I haven't had much of a chance to try the skin products yet.  Life has been a little hectic with some trips & family celebrations in October and I didn't want to have any break out issues with my skin. 

Seche Vite, I must be the last girl to not have tried this top coat.  This is a teeny tiny bottle, see the Hershey kiss for reference.  I am looking forward to using this as people swear by it.  I have heard however that it dries out in the bottle quickly, so maybe it's best I have such a wee bottle. 

I'll be MIA this week, because my new job is taking me on a conference this week to.....Winnipeg.  Jealous aren't you?  My brother said it sounds like I'm on an episode of the office. 

 If any of our group sleeps with the concierge I'll let you know. 

Have a great week everyone, let me know if you've tried any of these products and 
what you think of them! 


  1. What a joke with that first sample! I hate when elaborate packaging is intended to get your hopes up. But you totally scored with the MoroccanOil!

    I'm quite critical of these boxes and am glad I didn't sign up. But I do love seeing what everyone gets in their boxes each each month!

  2. Hmm seems not too exciting except for the Moroccan Oil!

    Yes, I am so jealous! haha :-p

  3. I'd love to try that Moroccan Oil sometimes! The Hershey Kiss looks cute (:

  4. I"ll be keeping an eye on your luxe box deliveries until I decide if I want to sign up for myself.!

    Good luck in winnipeg...I actually love that city!

  5. I love seeing all these different versions of these type of boxes =) Sucks you got it so late but I know how that feels. Birchbox uses the crappiest way to send so i feel it is always super late compared to other people! Im always trying to past the posts of them but its hard!

  6. Liz - Funny thing is I think I'm hooked...I love getting this box each month & I think they could throw pretty much anything in there for me. Sad right?

    Vintage - Cute, yes that is a good one for sure & I am looking forward to trying the others !

    Gaby - Small little Seche Vite isn't it? I hope you get the chance to try the Moroccan Oil, it would be perfect for your hair!

    Nikosmommy- I wish I would have posted this sooner to get people's thoughts on what to do, we'll only have one free night thou so not a lot of time to explore.

    Miranda - It is hard, glad to hear I'm not the only one! LUXE says they've fixed the delivery issue so I guess we'll see this month :)

  7. AHHHHHHHHHHH Moroccan Oil!!! *PASSES OUT*

  8. ps Winnipeg--thank God Almighty it's not January...


  9. i really really want to give maroccan oil a go :-) same goes for the seshe vite top coat

  10. I feel sorry for you having to go to Winnipeg. I'm from there originally and it's ummm... pretty awful. The city is not what it used to be, so stay safe.
    I liked my box this month as well. I have one more month as well.

  11. That sucks your boxes keep on arriving later and later in the month. Damn postal service! I use that Morroccanoil and I love it!

  12. You got some good stuff! Love that they gave you some Moroccan Oil and the Seche Vite.
    Have fun at your conference. Love your Office references. That comes on TV tonight...I'm so addicted!
    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  15. The perfecting water seems really interesting, I'd love to hear how it goes. Also yay for Morrocan oil it seriously is the best. Have a good time on your work trip!

  16. i finally tried the Morrocan oil, i loved it! its actually good for all types of hair;) here is my blog for the october Luxe Box if ur interested to check it out:

  17. So is the perfecting water... water? Or is there more to it?


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