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Luxe Box Review

It's been a few years since I cancelled all my beauty subscription boxes - I was a fan of BirchBox, GlossyBox & even the Sephora Box, but was getting so many sample size items that I wasn't able to finish any of them and it ended up getting thrown out or given to my sister & mom! 
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While I still don't subscribe to any beauty boxes, on occasion I do get these influenster boxes sent to review items and was chosen for the Luxe VoxBox which had full size items of some really awesome products! I wanted to share my first impressions, whether I was still using the product & if it would be worth a purchase in the future! 
  1. Amika Un.Done Texture Spray || They sent the full size (5.3 oz) but it also comes in a mini size for $10 which would be perfect for travel. At first glance I thought this was a dry shampoo, but after a few sprays I was happy to find out it was actually a texture spray. Something that I don't use regularly - actually the only time I've used texture spray on my hair is when it's being done at the salon. The smell is amazing!! Both Amika products in the box smelled so good, I would purchase for that alone! It works really well at adding a little, you guessed it, texture to your hair both after a fresh blow dry & on second day hair! It didn't feel sticky or tacky like hairsprays can and it gives you the perfect amount of extra volume and texture. I used this past weekend with freshly dried hair & then also you can see the difference with slight waves in my hair to add more body. Verdict: Love the smell and would purchase the mini size for travel & on the random occasions I would use texture spray. 
  2. Amika Nourishing Hair Mask || I've really gotten into hair masks especially since adding balayage to my hair - I want to make sure that it stays healthy - especially the ends! I've used it as both a conditioner and as a hair mask - which the directions say you can do. When using it as a mask I definitely see more of a difference, but you don't have to leave it on for more than 5 minutes. This smells amazing and even the next day, the smell stays with your hair! I saw the biggest difference when I had to blow dry my hair right after using the mask - it was incredibly smooth and silky, which is all I ever really want from my hair! It does come in a 2 oz. mini size, which is the one that I received and again is $10! With only using it one to two times a week and a little dime size amount going a long way, I'll be using this for a while! Verdict: Will definitely purchase the mini size because I don't need to use it that often. 
  3. Grande Lips Hydrating Lip Plumper || Every lip plumper I have ever tried stung my lips so badly that I ended up having to remove it before seeing any results. The finish I received was just the "high clear gloss" but it does come in 13 different shades. There is a slight tingle about a minute after applying, but it's not painful & after that time you don't really feel anything else. I had a really hard time seeing a difference in my lips getting plumped up after using it and I even applied more than what I would qualify to be a normal amount. You're supposed to apply twice a day for 30 days and it will increase the softness and even hydration of your lips - can't say that I've seen anything other than my lips feeling softer. I really liked the sleek gold packaging & the applicator tip as well as the click applicator at the bottom. Verdict: I'm not a huge fan of lip plumpers so I will not purchase. 
  4. Dr. Brandt No More Baggage De-Puffing Eye Gel || I've tried other Dr. Brandt products before, but never in a full size version. This is expensive and is supposed to take the appearance of bags under your eyes away. The catch, it's pretty difficult to apply & if not blended correctly you really can't wear it with your concealer, but using it on it's own does not eliminate the bags. The work around I found was applying an eye moisturizer on top of the eye gel after it had dried for a minute or so. I knew something was working under my eyes because I was using less and less concealer. The area where you apply the gel does get a bit tighter so to me it seemed like it was working. I'd be a little hesitant to say this product was the reason that my under eye area has started to appear firmer because I've been very regimented with my eye care routine recently, but I do think it may have helped a bit. Verdict: I've found that using eye gel patches works just as well and is a bit easier on the wallet so I wouldn't purchase this. 
  5. Lisse Luxe Hair Towel by Aquis || If you tell me something is going to cut my drying time in half, I'm basically sold. If a product can save me time - I'm willing to test it out! What I didn't realize was that regular towels don't protect your hair against breakage, but the fibers that make up the towel don't grab at your hair because there isn't friction like you get with regular towels. More often than not I wash my hair at night, so I don't really care how long it takes my hair to dry. However, when I'm on a tight schedule I wrap my hair in the towel and go about doing my makeup and then when I'm ready to dry my hair I add in a little heat protector spray (which also helps to cut down on drying time) and I'm done in about 7 minutes vs. 15 before! Verdict: I'm not sure I need more than one of these towels in my beauty arsenal, but I know that they would make a really great holiday gift - so that's going on the short list of things to by for the ladies in my family! 
Have you used any of these products before? Do you subscribe to beauty boxes? If so, which ones! Happy Wednesday friends! 

I received all these products in the Luxe Box from Influenster for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own. 

41 comments

  1. I am in need of a good hair mask. Might be fun to try the mini for sure! Not a fan of lip plumpers either but the packaging is so cute!! Happy Wednesday gorgeous!!

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  2. That towel sounds awesome - drying my hair is one of my least favorite things to do when getting ready, so anything to lessen that time would be great!

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  3. That hair towel sounds really interesting! My hair is really thick and holds water really well so it usually takes me a while to dry my hair--even with it being short. When you wash your hair at night do you sleep with it wet?
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  4. I love the turban! I use mine regularly and do think it makes a difference. I would also be interested in the texture spray, my hair is so fine it can use a little texture!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  5. These products sound great!! I love the Amika hair brand. Will have to try out the texture spray!

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  6. Such neat products! I'd love to try the texture spray!

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  7. All of these products sound great, but I will definitely be looking into that hair mask! I am always looking for ways to protect my hair and add moisture, and that one sounds perfect!

    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. Love these reviews. I've not done a hair mask in ages!! TIme to remedy that

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  9. Aside from Dr. Brandt I haven't heard of most of these brands before! I am always on the hunt for a good hair mask so I might check this one out!! I totally feel ya on not being able to use up all the sample-sized products--collectively they end up taking up so much room!

    Rosy Outlook

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  10. I've tried that mask before and it smells SO good! I really feel like plumpers in general just don't work. I've tried a few and never really seen any noticeable results. Especially not for the price! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  11. Hmmm, Ineed to try hair masks again. With shorter hair I've let them kind of go by the wayside. Not a fan of plumpers either, love a good eye patch though.

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  12. I have heard great things about Amika products and it's good to know the smell is worth it (it matters way too much to me!) I just got one of those hair towels to try, hopefully it will help with the post-baby breakage at least!

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  13. oh what a fun box! the only one i still get nowadays is the sephora box. this one looks awesome. that texturizing spray looks fun. i have the oribe one and i love it but this would be a better price point. i have a hair towel i got in a box and i think i'm insane bc i am not sure it does anything super fantastic ha.

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  14. Thank you for the review, I will definitely have to try some of these products, especially the hair mask!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  15. Love that this box has the full size of the items to try out, because I cancelled the Sephora Play box for the same reason. I definitely need to try that hair mask! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  16. I love a good texture spray- they're great! I have yet to find a lip plumper that I enjoy- such a bummer!

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  17. As much as I love getting good sized samples of products, once you get a lot they really do get overwhelming and you don't get a chance to try everything. The hair mask sounds really nice and I'm definitely intrigued by that towel.

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  18. Oh that hair mask sounds interesting. I love my play box subscription! Although, I do get overwhelmed with all the samples. When I find myself with so many, I just throw a few into packages when I sell an item on Poshmark. It's like a little free gift with a purchase. haha

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  19. I am obsessed with that hair towel! It really works wonders. I totally agree the smell of those Amika products are incredible and I love that hair mask!

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  20. lip plumpers freak me out - I mean, should things really make a stinging feeling & make things engorge? That doesnt seem healthy

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  21. That hair mask sounds fabulous, I need to look in to it. I cancelled my beauty box last year when I got pregnant because I was getting a lot of products I couldn't use at the time, and now that I can use them again...I haven't really missed getting the boxes really. Though, getting these Influenster boxes is really nice!!! I always get surveys for them but rarely ever actually receive one. Boo! That hair towel looks fun!

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  22. Hmmm... drying towel is totally tempting!! Anything to save some time these days. I'll be purchasing!! XOXO, R

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  23. The only box I'm subscribed to now is Boxycharm, mainly because you get full size products and they are always high-end, sometimes even luxury brands, for only $21! And if I don't use them, they go into the future giveaway pile. LOL!
    I love Amika products and have a few of their things in mini's because I don't use a ton of hair products.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  24. Those beauty boxes are fun when you are in need of something new and different!

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  25. That's great to know about this Amika texture spray. I have been looking for a spray to use on occasion and I'm so glad to hear that you loved the smell! Will definitely have to check this out. Great review, Biana!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  26. I've never heard of this beauty box before. I sub to BoxyCharm and LOVE it! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  27. I've heard great things about that Amika Texture Spray. It's been sitting in my Amazon cart forever so I probably just need to try it!

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  28. I cut my subscription boxes for the same reason, but every once in a while it's nice to get something like this! Thanks for the info.

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  29. Such a fun box of treats. I only use texture spray at the salon and this one sounds like it might need to be purchased. I have one of those towels (but not that brand) and never use it, I need to try it. Good to know about the eye gel packs.

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  30. I got this same box and I have the same opinions as you do! My favorite so far is the towel and the hair mask!

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  31. The pattern on the bottle of that texture spray - I love it, things like that can sell me! I need to look into that towel - anything to cut down on time!

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  32. Good to know about the hair towels because I 100% of the time wrap my hair up before blow drying. Sounds like you got some amazing products to test in this VoxBox. I've never tried any of Amika's products but the travel sizes sound perfect!

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  33. Such a good review girl! I love hair mask and may need to get the travel size one to test out!

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  34. Love the honest review! So many goodies! I kind of want to try the lip plumping gloss!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  35. I only have the Sephora Box subscription, but I definitely find myself not being able to use all of the products that it comes with. This Luxe Box sounds like a great deal, especially that texturing spray!

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  36. Ohh looks like you got so many great goodies! Love a good subscription box!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  37. I always love a box of goodies!!

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  38. Doesn't the Amika mask smell AMAZING?! All of their products smell like this and I loooooove it!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  39. I feel like I need some de-puffy-eye things and a hair towel now... but that may be because I'm tired and winter is coming... so cutting down the hair drying time sounds like a REALLY good idea!

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  40. This box was such a winner! I agree with all your reviews - I had wanted to try the Amika texture spray for a long time, so I was thrilled that we got a full size bottle.

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