Thursday, 27 September 2012

Very late August Lux Box review :)


Hi everyone,
 
The August Lux Box* was very late due to some problems etc, but it finally arrived at my doorstep in September. I received it about two weeks ago, but didn't have time to review it earlier.
As usual, I was very excited to see the contents :) They are ok, but not amazing. Also, the full size product we all got this month is something I would never, ever buy or use, so I am bit confused about that. There was no product card in the box this month due to the last minute change of contents, which is understandable. The Lux Box team informed everybody on Twitter and facebook and via email about they delay and showed that with great customer service, every situation can be handled professionally, without upsetting customers :)

First of all- the delay. I am not bothered about it, I am very patient when it comes to deliveries :) but I know that some people unsubscribed after waiting for so long. Personally, I think that October box will be great to compensate for August and September. There will be no September Box by the way. The next one will be delivered in October  :)


The box included one full size product and 4 samples. I got 2 face creams, face oil, face mask and a hair pomade. I will list the products in order from the one I liked the most to the one I didn't like.

Immerse Me Face Mask B.liv by Cellnique 7 Pack - RRP £9.50

"This moisturizing mask covers your skin with a generous boost of hydration! Immerse me acts like a balm for parched and dry complexion as it gets absorbed in a blink of an eye and makes sure your skins longing hydration will never turn tail. Its nourishing essences shoo away the dryness and replenish moisture into the deeper layers of your skin. So, why not make it an everyday affair?
For dry to very dehydrated skin (all ages)."
Use Discount code 3STAR30 for 30% off "Shrink & tighten", "Off with those heads" and "Spots got shots"

 I am a big fan of face masks of any kind and always on a lookout for  a new one. I really enjoyed using this mask. I love cloth face masks- they are very convenient and easy to use. This one is very hydrating and left my skin feeling soft and looking fresh and radiant.

Murad Oil-Free Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF30| PA+++ 50ml - RRP £27.00

"Prevents signs of premature ageing caused by environmental exposure by delivering high SPF protection while providing intense hydration with an oil-free matte finish. Featherweight, easily absorbed formula protects and restores the appearance of healthy skin. MuraSolTM provides free radical protection whilst supporting skins natural defence system. Pomegranate extract and vitamin E deliver essential antioxidants and moisture to keep skin soft and supple. Micro minerals provide an oil-free matte finish."

I like Murad products and I am sure that this cream is lovely. I have far  too many moisturisers at the moment, so I included this sample in a little birthday package for a very special someone :)

Betty Hula The Secret Anti-Aging Oil - £14.99 - £15.99

"Rejuvinate and rehydrate tired and stretched skin with our best kept Secret


The Secret’ has been talked about a lot in the press recently and here it is for you to buy! Celebrate your natural beauty with this handcrafted Betty Hula Anti-Ageing Oil. With a special blend of ingredients working in harmony with your skin, to help repair damaged and tired cells, combat dryness and reduce wrinkles to reveal your most radiant, youthful self. We would love to tell you a bit more, but that’s the trouble with Secrets, just enjoy the results."
 
60% discount available at www.bettyhula.com with code Luxbox60 valid until the end of December 2012

I love face oils, but I have about 5 different ones  at the moment, so I used this one for my elbows and it really helped to soften the skin :) I am definitely using the discount code for Betty Hula- 60% off is mindblowing! I will stock up on body butters for winter.

Skinkind Unique Deep Skin Moisturiser 50ml - RRP £24.95

"This beautifully uncomplicated light fragranced moisturiser is so soft on your skin that youll feel and see the difference from the moment you gently smooth it on. It can be used on all skin types and is also ideal for very dry or mature skin.
So versatile that you can use it as a day or night cream - it perfectly compliments any makeup and is designed to leave your skin feeling soft, fresh, comforted and nourished.
Receive 20% off orders over £20 at www.skinkindcosmetics.com with discount code CAT29TGY"

Another face cream. I noticed that most beauty boxes include 2 or more face creams in each box and people always complain about that. I always give the samples to my husband :) He has really dry skin and can't live without moisturisers. This cream smells really nice and it is very light weight. I tried it and I quite like it. It absorbs fast and moisturises really well.

Black & White Genuine Pluko - 50ml - RRP £4.99

THE LONG HOLD CONTROL
Hair Dressing Pomade
"Black & White Genuine Pluko is a versatile Hair Dressing that allows you to mould, sculpt and create texture. It is firm but pliable giving long hold control that lasts all day. Simply work a small amount of the Genuine Pluko into your hair from the roots, through the mid-lengths and to the ends with your fingertips and style to achieve desired effect."

Now the product I am very confused about- what girl would use something like this? I have no idea. It is not going to be wasted though, because my husband loves it. It turns out that he used this product to style his hair before and immediately recognised the packaging :) oh well... It looks like my husband will be enjoying this box more than me :)

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Overall, I am not very impressed with this months box. Previous ones were much better, with a great product variety. I am looking forward to the October Box though and I hope it is an amazing one!

You can subscribe to Lux Box here for £10.00 plus P&P


 
 

7 comments:

  1. I suppose girls with shorter hair would get use out of the hair stuff, I've never really been bothered with stuff like that though! x

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    1. True, but there isn't many girls with short hair :) I don't know any to be honest :) ) at least my husband likes it :) xo

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  2. This box looks awesome.I'm not sure about the pomade though?! Seems something that's more suited to my dad haha
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    1. As soon as I seen the hair pomade thing, I was like- that's for my husband! :)

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  3. Eh, I'm not super impressed with this box, they could do better! ;)

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    1. Me neither... Just like I said, I really hope that the October box is awesome to make up for the delay and content of the August box :)

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  4. That pomade is excellent, use it to help stray hairs behave when doing a 'quiffed fringe' ponytail or normal pony..use it sparingly and you'll have it for life. I also use it for smoothing the back of my head when I do a messy bun and if you run a little over your freshly set unbrushed out curls after tonging they'll stay around a lot longer! I say give it a go :)

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