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May 2012 Luxe Box

This month I started a new subscription box from Loose Button called the Luxe Box.

I have to say, my first impression was great! I actually received TWO boxes. The first being the regular monthly box, and then a bonus Bath & Body box.

May 2012 Luxe Box - Body

In the Bath & Body box I received the Venus & Olay razor (which I’ve been looking for in stores and haven’t been able to find!), as well as Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex.

May 2012 Luxe Box

Inside my actual Luxe Box I received another sample of the Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex, 3 perfume samples (including Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola – Hooray!), Fekkai Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment pack (x2), and a full size bottle of Essie – Camera from the Poppyrazzi collection!

Overall I’m really impressed because this is the first box I’ve received where I plan to use every single one of the products.

The packaging is also great – your box is wrapped up just like any other subscription box but they use a personalized sticker which makes me feel pretty special 😉

Essie Play Date

Essie Play Date

I went to peruse the shelves at Shopper’s Drug Mart the other day, and much to my surprise they had a few new Essie polishes in stock! I settled on one colour (shocker I know!), called Play Date. It’s a beautiful light purple polish, and as seen above, I’ve paired it with Sexy Divide.

Lately my nails have been quite a disaster, which is why you haven’t seen many polish posts. I wish I knew what was going on, but they’re breaking like crazy and just generally thin. It’s awful. I’ve been trying out different nail strengthener’s, and none of them been helping. Sigh.

Essie Luxeffects Collection

Here’s my short little review of the Essie Luxeffects collection! I’m really enjoying all of these glitter top coats so far!

I recently used “A Cut Above” in my Valentine’s Day Ombré nail tutorial, and realized just how hard it is to get that chunky glitter off my nails! I ended up soaking my hands in nail polish remover for a couple minutes so loosen everything up and that seemed to do the trick.

So far my favourite polish from this collection is “Set in Stones”, which is the chunky silver glitter. It looks great with just about any colour.

Have you purchased any polishes from this collection? Which one is your favourite?

Scion FR-S Nails

We’re days away from the opening of the Canadian International Autoshow here in Toronto!

What better way to celebrate than to create a nail design for one of the most anticipated vehicles of the show. The Scion FR-S.

Scion FR-S Nails


To achieve this look I painted my nails in Essie Licorice. Once completely dry I used Sally Hansen nail art pens to draw in my design!

Are you headed to the Autoshow this year? What are you most excited to see?

Scion FR-S Nails