Summer 2017 Luxe Box Unboxing + Review

Summer 2017 Luxebox Review

Hola Lovelies! Unfortunately I don’t have an Ipsy review for you this month, I’m taking a bit of a break, but I DO have a Luxe box review today! This is my second time reviewing this box, and I’ve been pretty darn excited for it to arrive. I loved the Spring Box,  so I could only imagine how great the summer box would be!


Price: $26CAD
Shipping: Free
Frequency: Quarterly
Included: 7-8 sample sized to full sized beauty/wellness products.

Summer 2017 Luxebox Review

This month my Luxebox shipped in a slim little box instead of a bag. It fit inside my mail box! Luxebox no longer sends out tracking info or a product card, which personally annoys me. The Spring box arrived on the first of the month, and the Summer box on the twelfth. That’s a pretty big variation in shipping dates for me, I’d like to at least have a heads up of when the box ships.

Summer 2017 Luxebox Review | Cake Beauty

Cake The Do’ Gooder Dry Shampoo 50ml $4.75
YAY for dry shampoo! I ran out of dry shampoo this spring and haven’t had time to go pick up another bottle. Now I don’t need to. This shampoo claims to be residue free, lightweight, volumizing, and not sticky. Cake Beauty is also cruelty free.

Sweet Suds Co Ice Ice Baby Soap Bar $15.95
I wasn’t actually sure what this was when I first opened the box. I thought it might have been a bubble bar, but I had to search the website to find out what it was. Turns out it is just a soap bar. I think we can all agree that it’s pretty cute though, it’s a popsicle! It contains almond oil, palm oil and coconut oil. It was priced as $12, but I’m pretty sure that’s in USD. There wasn’t really any info on the currency listed…

Summer 2017 Luxebox Review | Belif The True Cream

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb 10ml $5.40
Belif describes itself as a “true herbal cosmetic” brand inspired by Scotland. I’ve never heard of it to be honest, but I know it’s sold on the US sephora website and at The Face Shop. Gel Creams are my favourite type of moisturizers. I find that they apply and absorb really nicely, and are also lightweight. In other words: Perfect for Summer! This smells nice too!

Summer 2017 Luxebox Review | Medusa's Makeup

Medusa’s Makeup Witch Lash Mascara FULL SIZED $12USD ($15.89CAD)
This mascara claims to be volumizing and lengthening. Medusa’s makeup is cruelty free AND vegan, so if that’s something that’s important to you this might be a good brand for you. The brush is rubber and has tiny little spikes. I do find that the applicator is kind of flimsy. It bends when I try to apply the mascara so the application is a bit more challenging than with a stiffer wand.

DDM Cosmetics Matte HD Liquid Lipstick FULL SIZED $9.99 (CAD?)
The DDM Lipgloss is the best formula I have ever tried: Non-sticky, with lots of shine and pigment. I was naturally really excited to try this liquid lipstick, but I don’t think it works for me. I love the shade I received, but because this lipstick is matte it dries quickly and accentuates any dryness on my lips. Does anyone else think the packaging resembles Colourpop’s liquid lipsticks?

Summer 2017 Luxebox Review | Trind Beauty

Trind Caring Color Nail Polish in Sienna FULL SIZE $13CAD
The first thing I noticed about this polish was how interesting the bottle looks! I’ve never heard of this brand before, but the website claims it’s big in Europe. The polish was manufactured in the Netherlands, which makes me happy as I’m half Dutch. This is a really pretty color, I’m looking forward to wearing it on my nails this summer!

Manna Kadar Paradise Blush Full Sized ~$25CAD
UGH. Go AWAY Manna Kadar. Or at least stop sending out the exact same product in every single beauty sub there is. I actually really love this blush as an eyeshadow, but I already have a full size from my Ipsy subscription. This is my second Manna Kadar duplicate this spring.

Summer 2017 Luxebox Review | Avry Beauty

Avry Beauty Jelly Spa Bath ~$5
I couldn’t really find any pricing info on this. These little packs are meant for a little foot soaker bath, which is something that I don’t have. I guess I could use a big mixing bowl or something haha! Apparently you add the first pack to the foot bath, which turns the water into jelly! When you are ready to stop soaking you add the second pack which dilutes the Jelly back into water. I’m so curious about this now!

Summer 2017 Luxebox Review

Final Thoughts: My box totalled approximately $95CAD. It’s hard to be absolutely certain as to what the final total is when I’m constantly converting between USD and CAD, but $95 is a good estimate. I am happy with the box this month, even when I consider that I won’t use the Manna Kadar Blush. I definitely liked the Spring box more though!

Do you subscribe to Luxe Box? Thanks for reading everyone!! Enjoy the rest of your week, and remember to like & subscribe to Always, Cleia! 



  1. ivefoundwaldo
    June 27, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    You have to let me know if you ever figure out how to make the mascara work well! Also I have to say that I nominated you for the mystery blogger award on my blog 🙂 xxx


    • June 28, 2017 / 10:53 pm

      Thanks Melina, I’ll check out the post! I’ve been using the mascara from time to time and I do like it, I just wish the wand was a little less flimsy.

      • June 29, 2017 / 11:42 am

        good to know :)! What’s your favorite mascara at the moment?

        • June 30, 2017 / 3:28 pm

          I’m currently using benefit’s lash Primer on it’s own, it’s brown so it’s great for minimal makeup days! What’s yours!?

  2. June 18, 2017 / 1:28 am

    It’s a pretty good box! I kind of miss getting it but then I always have to remind myself that I almost always gets duplicates from Topbox so I don’t really neeeed this one, lol. The Belif gel cream looks really awesome and I think that popsicle soap is sooo cute!

    • June 30, 2017 / 3:37 pm

      I’ve been really impressed with luxe box! And $26 isn’t bad for a quarterly box, especially when they have so many products I never would have thought to try on my own. But you’re right, it’s definitely one or the other with Topbox and Luxebox. Seriously, that popsicle soap is adorable 😆

    • June 17, 2017 / 4:00 pm

      Thanks! Such a good box 😁

  3. June 13, 2017 / 10:22 am

    I love that Manna Kadar blush. I got it in my Ipsy bag and love the color. It is not a color I would have bought on my own so I am happy to have had the chance to get it. Still, I don’t need 2 so that would be a bummer.

    • June 13, 2017 / 11:05 am

      I loved it when I got it from ipsy too! I just find it’s a brand that sends out the same products over and over again in different boxes 😕 The one blush will last me a long time so I definitely didn’t need two haha. Maybe I’ll give it to a friend 😅

  4. June 13, 2017 / 10:01 am

    This box looks beautiful! xoxo

    • June 13, 2017 / 10:05 am

      It really does! I like the new packaging a lot, I almost don’t want to recycle it 😆

        • June 13, 2017 / 10:07 am

          I think it’s only Canada and maybe the US unfortunately! 😞

          • June 13, 2017 / 10:08 am

            Thats annoying 🙁

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