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Luxe Box Review - Fall 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

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What is it? Luxe Box
How Much? $26 per quarter, $50 semi-annually, $96 yearly. Shipping included.
What’s in it?  7-8 Trial-size products every season (4x per year)
Yesterday I posted my Fall LOULOU Edition Luxe Box and today it's time to reveal my regular Fall edition box.

Regular Box with Shu Uemura Add-On
More great bags for travel!
My online "product card"

Shu Uemura - Cleansing Oil Shampoo (75ml, $25) This is the product that was offered as an "add-on" to the regular box. For an additional $7, subscribers received a deluxe sized bottle, valued at $25. 

Simple Pleasures - Honey Almond Hand Cream (50ml, $10)


Blue Lagoon Iceland - Algae Mask (10ml, $20.60)


China Glaze - Autumn Nights Collection "Rendezvous with You" (Full size, $7)
I tested this out on my thumb last night and liked it so much I ended up giving myself a full manicure.


Clinique - High Impact Mascara in Black (3.5ml, $9.50) I never complain about mascara samples, but I already received…

LOULOU Edition Luxe Box Review - Fall 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

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What is it? Luxe Box
How Much? $26 per quarter, $50 semi-annually, $96 yearly. Shipping included.
What’s in it?  7-8 Trial-size products every season (4x per year)
It's a new season so that means it's time for a new Luxe Box! This quarter there was a handful of specially curated boxes available, in addition to the regular Fall box. I opted for the LOULOU box and the regular box. The LOULOU box was an additional $7. The preview indicated a retail value of $105, plus this box included a 4-month subscription to LOULOU magazine.

Now for the unboxing:




I love Luxe Box packaging. I use the boxes to organize odds and ends in my beauty cabinet and I use the drawstring bags for travel. They are great for storing lingerie and small items in a suitcase.

Inside the bag...


Barefoot Venus - Bath Bliss in Coconut Kiss (Full size, $4.99)


Klorane - Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Extract (50ml,  $6.67)

Cover Girl - Outlast Nail Gloss in Grapevine (Full Size, $5.99)


L'Occitane - Immortelle Precious Ni…

Beauty Box 5 Review - October 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

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What is it?Beauty Box 5
How Much? $12/month, $30/quarter, $99/year
What's in it? 4-5 samples from your favourite beauty brands  

The October Beauty Box 5 shipped a bit late this month. Not surprising. They have never been good with on-time shipping, even after promising to ship the boxes by the 8th of every month.

The theme for October is "Take it Easy". The idea is that as we transition from summer to fall, it's time to "dial down" our beauty routines and focus on nourishing essentials. Does this mean we aren't getting any makeup this month?

 Product card & first look

La Fresh - Travel-Lite Facial Cleansing Wipes (8 wipes, $2.49)
I will never complain about wipes, because they are great to have on hand, but La Fresh is not a very fresh brand for Beauty Box 5.


Swissco - Glitter Toe Seperators (One pair, $2)
At first I didn't know what these were. It becomes apparent when you turn them over, but glitter side up, I was momentarily stumped. Toe separ…

Phone Case of the Month Review - Cellular Case Subscription

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** As of October 2016, Phone Case of the Month is closed. ** What is it? Phone Case of the Month
How Much? $10 per month, plus $5 shipping to Canada
What’s in it?  A one of a kind phone case plus neat little surprises
I never cared about my phone case until I got my first iPhone: a shiny white iPhone 5. I wanted to show it off, not hide it like when I had an ancient Blackberry. What better way to show off your baby than with a fancy case? My phone is still fairly new and I don't have a lot of spare cases. The one I use regularly cost $40, so I wasn't about to run out and buy a whole iPhone case wardrobe. When Phone Case of the Month offered to send me a case to try out, I jumped at the chance.

The case is shipped in a bubble mailer and arrives in the little drawstring pouch pictured above. Inside the pouch I found my case, an info card, and a packet of Jolly Ranchers.


Phone Case of the Month produces cases for iPhone 4, 4s, 5, and 5s. Each case is $10 per month, plus $5 shipping …

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - October 2013 - Beauty Subscription Bag

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What is it?Ipsy Glam Bag
How Much? $10 per month, plus $4.95 shipping to Canada
What’s in it?  4-5 beauty products every month   First look - Everything dumped out of the mailer.
 Product/theme card
The theme for the October Ipsy Glam Bag is "The Art of Beauty".

 "Glam Bag" reusable cosmetics bag. 

Ipsy redeveloped their referral program over the past few months. It used to be that every 2 referral signs up earned a you a free product. Now referrals earn you points that you collect and redeem for products of your choice. You also get Ipsy points for reviewing the products in your monthly Glam Bag. I redeemed some Ipsy referral points to get a free NYX "Bronze Smokey Look" palette. It contains 9 shadows and 2 lip colours. (Value $14.99)

Now for the products in the October Glam Bag:


La Fresh - Eco-Beauty Oil Free Face Cleanser (10 wipes, $3)
I use face wipes regularly so I'm always happy to have more. These ones are biodegradable and compostable.


Nourish…