Loose Button February 2012 Luxe Box Review & Pictures

February 2012 Luxe Box Review & PicturesThe February 2012 Luxe Box comes in a limited-edition red box (instead of the regular black one).

They’ve partnered up with FLARE magazine, which is interesting. I’m curious to see what other partnerships they’ll develop this year.

I think that Loose Button should keep switching up the colour and/or pattern on their Luxe Boxes. It keeps it looking fresh and less predictable.

Loose Button February 2012 Luxe Box Pictures

February 2012 Loose Button Luxe Box Review & Pictures

Here's the cardboard box the Luxe Box is mailed in.

February LooseButton LuxeBox Review & Pictures

This month, they did a special red box. Normally the box is black.

February Loose Button Luxe Box Review & Pictures

February Luxe Box Review & Pictures

Loose Button teamed up with FLARE for this month's box.

February 2012 LooseButton LuxeBox Review & Pictures

As usual, the box slides open.

February 2012 LuxeBox Review & Pictures

Loose Button February 2012 Luxe Box Review & Photos

FLARE tissue paper and personalized sticker

February 2012 Luxe Box Review & Pictures

Loose Button February Luxe Box Review & Pictures

2012 February Luxe Box Review & Pics

2012 February Loose Button Luxe Box Review & Pictures

Did you spot the typo? I did. "...we hope enjoy our gift to you!" They're missing a word.

Feb 2012 Loose Button Luxe Box Review & Pictures

Feb 2012 LooseButton LuxeBox Review & Pictures

I blacked out the code because I'm not sure if I'm allowed to publicize it.

February 2012 Loose Button Luxe Box Review & Pictures Flare Magazine

February 2012 Loose Button Luxe Box Review & Pictures DKNY PureDKNY Eau de Parfum

PureDKNY Eau de Parfum February 2012 Luxe Box Review & Pictures

pureDKNY Eau de Parfum February Luxe Box Review & Photos

I love how they included an actual mini bottle of it instead of just a vial! (And there's no hole in the middle of the bottle. It's just a bubble.)

February 2012 Luxe Box Review & Pictures Dermalogica Microfoliant

Dermalogica Microfoliant February 2012 Luxe Box Review & Pics

I've never used anything like this. It'll be interesting to try.

Dermalogica Microfoliant February 2012 Loose Button Luxe Box Review & Pics

February 2012 Luxe Box Review & Pictures Redken Color Extend

Haha..."water attack" made me laugh. Makes water sound so violent!

Redken Color Extend Conditioner & Shampoo February 2012 Luxe Box Review & Pics

It's good that they included 3 samples each of the shampoo and conditioner, but I'd prefer actual bottles to packettes.

February 2012 Luxe Box Review & Pictures Cargo Lash Activator

Cargo Lash Activator February Luxe Box Review & Pictures

I'm curious if this actually works. (Oops, I forgot to take a photo of the wand!)


√ Box contains 4-5 deluxe-sized samples of beauty products
√ Comes in a chic box

Key Notes

  • Name: Loose Button Luxe Box (February 2012)
  • Number of Samples: 4
  • What I Paid: $12 CAD + tax
  • Where to Sign Up for a Subscription: Loose Button website

Loose Button February 2012 Luxe Box Review


I like the red box because it’s bold, it gets your attention, and it looks livelier than their regular black boxes. Don’t get me wrong – I like how sleek the black box is, but seeing a vibrant colour is a great pick-me-up.

Since they partnered with FLARE magazine, I thought it was cute how the tissue paper said FLARE on it.

pureDKNY Eau de Parfum

I was really pleased to see a mini bottle of this perfume instead of just a tiny little vial that you can get for free at a counter. Seems like Loose Button’s listening to the complaints that people had in the past and are taking a step in the right direction.

I haven’t worn this fragrance yet, but just smelling it from the bottle, I can tell you that this is a more mature scent than I’m used to wearing.

It doesn’t smell like an old lady, but my typical taste in perfume tends to be sweet, vanilla-based, and edible-smelling – very youthful.

Hehe, so this is very different. I’m looking forward to trying it out, but I think I’ll use it for more formal occasions. It smells clean and sexy – I don’t own anything like it.

Also, the bottle doesn’t have a spray. It just has a plug under the cap.

Dermalogica Microfoliant

I’ve used scrubs before, but never an exfoliant powder. This should be interesting to experiment with.

The container reminds me of baby-powder packaging.

Redken Color Extend

My hair is natural – I don’t dye my hair, so perhaps I’m not the best person to test out this product. I’ll still use it, though.

I like how they included 3 packages each of the shampoo and conditioner, however, I would’ve preferred to get actual bottles instead of packages. The little packages can sometimes be tricky to open in the shower when your hands are wet.

Cargo Lash Activator

I’ve never tried anything from Cargo, so I’m curious about this. However, I don’t wear mascara…so I’ll probably just give this one away.


  • New, bright, limited-edition packaging is a refreshing change
  • Mini bottle of perfume
  • 3 packages each of the shampoo & conditioner

  • Shampoo & conditioner packages instead of bottles

Final Verdict: 7.5/10

Although I wasn’t blown away by the February 2012 Luxe Box, I did appreciate how they included a mini bottle of perfume and a powder exfoliant that I’m curious to try.

Do you like any DKNY perfumes? Have you tried any Dermalogica products?


26 thoughts on “Loose Button February 2012 Luxe Box Review & Pictures

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jennifer!

      I can’t wait to test-drive the perfume, actually. It’s so far away from my comfort zone, but sometimes it’s nice to experiment with different scents.

      HAPPY FRIDAY! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Abby!

      Oh, it’s cool that you got Moroccan Oil! That’s definitely something I would’ve loved to get. I’m almost done my bottle, and I need to go buy some more. That stuff works like a charm, and I love how it doesn’t leave your hair sticky or greasy.

      You got nail polish this month? LUCKY! What colour?

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Stella!

      After I try it out a few times, I’ll have to review it. It’s a far cry from my typical ‘immature’ fragrances I tend to sport!

  1. Nicole

    I received boxes from Loose Button, Glymm and Topbox this month. I have to say I was mostly underwhelmed by all 3 boxes, but of the 3, Loose Button was the best.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Nicole!

      Sorry to hear that you were underwhelmed. Hope that in March they wow you! (And that’s awesome how you have subscriptions to all three!)

  2. Carmela

    Huh. I just got my Luxe Box myself (unboxing post on Monday!) and I’m a little surprised that we actually got a few things different. I got the Dermalogica exfoliant too (really excited to test drive that one) and the Cargo mascara (which I’ve been meaning to try but getting put off by the price so definitely happy to get that) but none of the Redken or the fragrance. Just as well, I guess, as I’ve already used Redken and swear by it for color treated hair (red tones last longer when I’m using it). I would’ve wanted to get the fragrance sample (generous size!) tho instead of one of the samples I got… Still, it was a pretty good box for me. 🙂
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      I’m excited to see your unboxing! 😀 I’ll stop by your blog on Monday. It’s really cool how not everyone gets the same thing – keeps it a big surprise.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey MariJo!

      I know that I’ve smelled their apple scent, but I’ve never actually tried it on. In the bottle, it was yummy, though!

  3. Robyn

    I have tried the Dermalogica stuff before and I LOVED it! I had really bad/dry skin on my eyes at the time and it sorted it out in no time! I wouldn’t say you need as much as it says tbh. I had a small sachet and it lasted me for ages! I hope you like it too and would be interested to know what you think once you’ve used it.
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Robyn!

      Good to know that it worked well for you – I’m excited to try it. The packaging is very different than that of any other skincare product I’ve tried.

      After using it for a bit, I’ll probably review it. 🙂

  4. karen

    It really is pretty in the red box.

    The pureDKNY actually sounds enticing. I adore verbena and frequently burn lemongrass-verbena wax cubes in my bedroom to keep it smelling fresh and cozy.

    Carmela is right about the Redken shampoo and conditioner. I’ve used the one for colored hair and the one for body and they do really great things for hair.

    Even though I don’t wear make-up, the idea of a mascara that encourages lash growth sounds interesting. At my age, the hair on my legs and underarms aren’t the only ones that are thinning out.

    Have fun trying your products. Can’t wait to hear what you think of the Redken stuff!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey karen!

      Haha, now I want to dye my hair just to test out the haircare. 😛 Just kidding! But, actually, I may give it to my mom. I dye her hair black often, so if she uses this shampoo and conditioner, it would test it out better than I could with my natural hair.

  5. Heather

    I got my first Luxe Box on Tuesday, so exciting! I got the Cargo mascara as well, tried it on for an evening – not bad! I also like the idea of it improving the health of my lashes, I’ll have to see if it makes a difference… A bit jealous of your mini perfume!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Heather!

      YAY for getting your first Luxe Box! 🙂

      Oh, you didn’t get any perfume? I’ve seen some other people’s unboxing and they got a cute mini bottle of a Nina perfume. (I’m glad, though, that I didn’t get that because I really didn’t like the Nina eau de parfum samples I got in the past. This DKNY one is much better.)

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Bailey!

      That’s strange how they’d keep repeating items. Maybe you should e-mail them to let them know. The whole point of this service is so that you can try new items, not just getting a rotation of the same things! :S

  6. Amanda

    The Dermalogica Microfoliant is my favourite exfoliant of all time, and I’ve used a lot as I’ve been in the spa industry for almost 10 years. I’ve owned a professional size cannister of it for the last 6 years or so, and I still have tons left. It’s an awesome buy even at the steep price….you’ll never look back. That sample size will last you a couple years or more.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Amanda!

      Great to hear that it has worked wonders for you and that you love it so much. Wow, that’s awesome how the sample size will last me so long. (It’s good for my wallet, too!) 😉

  7. Trish

    My Luxe Box had different samples in it – and I am VERY jealous of yours!
    I received the Cargo mascara, but then I received a TINY sample of OLAY Regenerist cream, a small sample of DDF advanced firming cream and a teeny little vial of Moroccan hair oil.
    Very disappointing.
    I have a completely filled out beauty profile but I didn’t get anything I had hoped for…

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Trish!

      Yeah, I wouldn’t be too pleased about receiving an Olay cream, either. Makeup, nail polish, fragrance, and haircare excite me a lot more than skincare.

      If you’re sticking with them, maybe next month the samples will agree with you more. 🙂


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