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Amazon Luxury Beauty Sample Box Review – April 2016

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The Box: Amazon Luxury Beauty Sample Box

The Cost: $8.99 (Or free with the purchase of any item in this category!)

The Products:

Example Samples Included (May Vary):
1. L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate Body Cream .2 oz.
2. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid, 0.1 fl oz
3. Euphoria by Calvin Klein .04 fl. oz.
4. TOPPIK Hair Fattener, 1.0 oz
5. AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream, 0.68 fl oz
6. VICHY Idealia Life Serum, 0.05 fl oz
7. Vincent Longo, samples will vary
8. NUXE Merveillance Expert Regenerating Night Cream, 0.05 oz
9. bliss Aloe Leaf + Peppermint Foot Patrol, 1.0 fl oz
10. Julep Nail Polish Color Treat, Carla It Girl, 0.27 fl oz
11. Shaveworks The Cool Fix, 1.0 oz
12. LIERAC Mesolift Serum
13. SABON Shower Oil, Delicate Jasmine

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Check out our review of the last Amazon Luxury Beauty Box and our reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes for other similarly priced boxes!


bliss Aloe Leaf + Peppermint Foot Patrol – 1 oz Value $7.20

(Good to know for swaps – has inner foil seal)

I just did Baby Foot to get ready for summer sandal season, so this was the perfect follow-up product! It made my feet even softer and the scent is super minty!

AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream – 0.68 oz Value $4.60

I’ve sampled this hand cream before and I love it. The scent is great and the formula is rich without being greasy.


SABON Body Lotion in Delicate Jasmine – 1.7 oz Value $4.85

This is a perfectly fine lotion – but my issue with it is the sample packaging. The full-size version comes with a pump – and for good reason. This lotion is not easy to get out of the bottle!

Shaveworks The Cool Fix – 1 oz Value $6

This product is designed to be used after shaving to prevent ingrown hairs, bumps, irritation, etc. It gets excellent reviews on Sephora, too!

Marvis Classic Strong Mint Toothpaste – 10 ml Value $1.40

(Good to know for swaps – has inner foil seal)

I’ve sampled this before thanks to subscription boxes and I like this brand – plus travel sized toothpaste always comes in handy!


Julep Nail Polish in Carla – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $14

This is described as a tea-rose creme. Here it is on (from Julep):

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Toppik Hair Fattener Advanced Thickening Serum – 1 oz Value $5.30

This is a gel that you distribute from root to tip. The directions don’t specify how much to use, so I went with 2 pumps of the gel, and applied it throughout my hair. It’s fragranced, but the scent fades quickly (and smells pretty good too). I noticed a lift in hair volume without any stickiness or any other feeling that made me feel like I was wearing hair product, so I’m happy. (And it is sulfate free and safe for color treated hair).


Vincent Longo Sun Moon Stars Trio Eyeshadow in Sweet Melody – FULL SIZE! Value $30

This eyeshadow trio has a matte finish and good pigment. Here are the colors swatched:


The green isn’t super wearable for me, but the other shades are. And it turns out the shapes on the eyeshadow indicate how to use them:

Using VL Brush #22, color the eyelids from lash to brow with the lightest shade (Sun). Next, use VL Brush #33 to apply the deepest shade (Stars) to define the lash line and shade the outer corner of your eyes. Follow by brushing the accent shade (Moon) into the crease of your eye, using VL Brush #18 or #31. Finally, with a light hand, use VL Brush #22 to blend everything together. The colors should appear seamless.

LIERAC Mesolift Serum – .3 oz Value $16

I was intrigued after reading this product description:

A concentrate of radiance containing 15% mesolift cocktail, enriched with blood-orange extract, for an immediate and universal “pick-me-up” effect: all skin types, all ages, all seasons.

I did not notice any kind of immediate results, but it absorbed quickly enough and there is enough of the sample to try it out for a week or more. One minor complaint, though – I wish the formula wasn’t made with artificial dyes – the serum doesn’t need to be orange to match the packaging!


Catherine Malandrino Romance de Provence – 2 ml Value $2

Euphoria by Calvin Klein .04 oz Value $1.60

Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris – 2 ml Value $2

And this box also included some perfume and foil packet samples:


NUXE Merveillance Expert Regenerating Night Cream – 0.05 oz Value $2.60

Vichy Idealia Life Serum – 1.5 ml Value $2.20

L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate Body Cream .2 oz Value $1.40

I like these brands, so these will be good for travel.


This also came with a $10 off $50 purchase of a luxury beauty purchase through Amazon.  

Verdict: This box has a value of about $100. That’s including the perfume and foil packet samples (which aren’t much of a value-add for me), but even without those it is still an amazing value for a $9 box! Plenty of great sized samples too. I’m thrilled with this box: the brands included, the sample sizes, and the packaging itself!

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Im crying I want this box so baddd

  2. This was my most exciting beauty box yet! I was excited enough by the packaging to be happy before I even opened it. I got everything except 1 perfume sample and the eyeshadow was blues. So far I have tried this and alsoTarget and Walmart only with an Ipsy and Allure on the way! But this one was fat for the price, I love when you keep looking and there is more and more to pull out 😉 Thanks for this site it is awesome, really takes the indecision away over orderinng them!

    • Yay! So glad you loved it! 🙂 ?

  3. Ugh I wish I had gotten there before it sold out!

  4. I just realized that I didn’t get the CM Style de Paris perfume (though I’ve gotten it before, so no biggie). I got some Juicy perfume that I liked enough to wear but not to buy (much like CM Style de Paris). Everything else was the same.

    • I did get the other CM perfume, though, along with the CK euphoria (same as last box).

  5. Love this box! This is my second one and cannot wait for the next one!

  6. Agree with the above. For the price and the exposure to new brands plus the number of items included–an amazing deal. Envious of the eyeshadow colors, mine were not my type and I would have LOVED the Cinnamon toothpaste but such minor complaints. Overall, they should start making this a subscription service–how fun!

  7. I got the cinnamon toothpaste and the purple/white/pink eye shadow trio. Note that I don’t think the toothpaste has fluoride. If it does, it doesn’t say it anywhere. I know some people don’t like fluoride, but some of us still like having it in our toothpaste. That said, I’ll still be using it.

    The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the body lotion. I agree that it’s really hard to get out – it reminded me of hotel lotions where you’re slamming the lotion upside-down on your skin while squeezing it, hoping to get a dollop of lotion. I also was not a fan of the smell. I had hoped to love it because, jasmine, but it smells much “sharper” than the jasmine that is blooming at my house right now. I know this is going to sound really weird, but you know how sometimes someone will sneeze, and it’s like you can smell their saliva (super gross)? Maybe it’s because I had older brothers who were jerks when we were kids and would do mean, disgusting stuff like purposely sneeze on me and my sister. Anyway, I feel like this lotion smells a bit like that, and unfortunately the scent lingered ALL DAY. I couldn’t wait to take a shower and am checking with my sister and mom to see if one of them happens to like it.

    • No fluoride!?! Toothpaste without fluoride (a KNOWN neurotoxin) used to be readily available but it just isn’t anymore (at least in my area). I keep meaning to find a toothpaste without….thanks for doing my homework for me!

    • Hotel lotion! Lmao! And you end up with red circles on your skin from slamming the bottle on it! ?

  8. I’m so disappointed I missed this box ! Oh well, I’m signing up for email alerts.

  9. My box had 2 perfume sample covers but the samples were missing. I contacted Amazon to see if they could send them but the boxes were sold out so they refunded me the price of the whole box…excellent customer service!

  10. I just used Baby foot too! Love that stuff!

  11. My only variation was a Sabon shower oil in place of the Sabon lotion, which is perfect since I could literally drown in the amount of body moisturizers sitting under my sink at the moment. I got the box for free and didn’t even have to make a purchase so it’s a super win for me. I had trouble checking out when I tried to add it to a qualifying deluxe product purchase; it kept charging me the full price for the sample box. Customer service rather than just fixing the obvious IT glitch opted to just give me the box for free (I purchased and they refunded me same day).

  12. My nail polish was about 2/3 empty and the applicator brush was broken off. I’m not big on nail polish and probably wouldn’t have used it anyway but it’s still irritating. Other than that, I really liked the contents of this box and thought it was a great deal.

  13. I LOVED this box! The perfumes and hand lotion scent were all too strong for my taste, but I am using everything else or putting it in my mom’s homemade “subscription” box I am making her for Mother’s Day. I even loved the adorable magnetic box everything came in. Terrific value for $9. Can’t wait for the next one!

  14. I’m so happy I got this box!! It was a great deal and that $10 code was used IMMEDIATELY!!! I also feel that I’ve found a new favorite toothpaste!!! ?

  15. Love this box! Was a great deal!

  16. I got the same thing except one less perfume and a white, pink, and purple eyeshadow. Awesome box! I actually love the CM perfume! The foot patrol is nice, but am I the only one who thinks it smells more like Vix Vapor Rub than mint?

  17. What a great box! I received the last box and it was ok. So I decided to skip this one. Boy did I miss out. Great box and Reviews.

  18. Whhhhyyyyyyyyyy did I pass on this? This box looks amazing! Next time…

    • I feel the same way :/ almost bought and backed out and now kicking myself. Next time…

  19. I am in love with this box. I got the same eye shadow color, a cinnamon toothpaste instead of mint, and one less perfume and one additional foil pack. The CM perfume smelled awful on me so I gave that away. Love everything else and what an amazing value. Lots of brands that I would never have taken the chance and tried at full price. Love the color of the Julep. I have been wearing the eye shadow and I agree with Misty, the green is much softer and more wearable than it looks in the pan. Thanks so much for keeping us posted on this box!

  20. I absolutely loved my box, and what a great deal too! Lots of amazing products that I really wanted to try. Amazon really killed it with this April Box! I hope they keep it up!

  21. Absolutely LOVE this box, I got the cinnamon toothpaste, and a purple/white/pink eye shadow trio, I just used the hair fattener last night and even my husband commented on how nice my hair looks. Everything is so useful but at the same time very unique and exciting, will absolutely be trying to get the next box! Thank you MSA for posting about this box!

  22. I got the same box but with cinnamon toothpaste (which I’ve been dying to try!) and the blue version of the eye shadow. Really great value especially since I got it for $7~something with the promo code. Will be looking for this box again in the future.

  23. I was really pleased with this box, starting with the box itself! Super elegant. I was glad to see you shared the directions on how to use the eye shadow… Mines a different color and I was a bit baffled how they were supposed to work together. I’m really pleased and will be looking for the next box.

  24. I felt like the green shade wouldn’t be that wearable either, but I tried the three shades together like they advise and was pleasantly surprised by the outcome and will definitely wear them like that more. I’m also going to experiment with some other light greens and light blues I have now!

    • Same here for the eye shadow. I almost gave it away – but then also found instructions for application. I now love my eye shadow. I’ve been regularly wearing it without any eye primer and I haven’t had any creasing – which is really unusual for me!

  25. I loved this box. I received 15 items for $8 with the discount code so I’m am very happy with the value. The Julep Polish, Shave works, and the Bliss foot patrol are my favorite items but I can use everything in this box except the hair fattened which I’ll be giving away. Awesome box!

  26. How often do these come out! I want to get one next time, what a good deal!

    • Right now, it is looking like once a quarter. Fingers crossed they start doing it more often, though!

  27. Uhg, I read the reviews from the December box, people saying overpriced, not worth it….I had it in my cart and because I just signed up for Allure and Play, I backed out. Sadface. This looks amazing.

    • That’s how I felt about the first box. It didn’t look like it would be worth it so I didn’t get it either until I saw the review here and knew I missed out. This second box was a must have 😉

    • I agree – this box is so much better than the first box, which had way too many foils.

      • Ugh, now I’m so regretting not getting this! Hopefully the next one will be just as good.

  28. I received the exact same box (eyeshadow color and all) except i had one less perfume sample and one additional foil pack. It was a great deal!

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