Luxe Pineapple Post Box Review + Coupon– September 2016
LuxePineapple is a female-owned beauty company based in Austin, Texas. Their goal is to source the best in skincare and cosmetics while offering them at great prices. They also have their own brand of cosmetics! The subscription service, LuxePineapple Post, sends you 4 or more beauty and lifestyle items from anything in the makeup, skincare, hair care, beauty accessory, jewelry, clothing accessory categories and more. I’ve also noticed that they feature many small and/or women-owned businesses.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: LuxePineapple Post
Cost: $24 per month + free shipping (discount with a longer commitment)
COUPON: For a limited time, save $5 off your first box with coupon code TAKE5
The Products: 4 or more beauty and lifestyle items curated to a theme
Ships to: USA only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with an info card and a letter from the owner. The letter is always a joy to read because the owner, Liz, elaborates on each item and explains her motivations behind picking them.
September’s theme is Natural Beauty. I noticed that they displayed the logos of all the independent businesses at the bottom.
Organic to Green is a company based in Santa Monica, CA. They use organic ingredients and are cruelty-free and vegan. This coconut oil can be used as a cleanser, moisturizer, makeup remover, or shaving oil. I like the lemony scent and the versatility. The optimal usage for me is as an oil cleanser. However, I also double cleanse with a foaming face wash because the oil does not emulsify with water. For extra oomph, I combine it with Buff Her exfoliating scrubs for an even better experience. Be careful when you use the pump– it is a little stiff and can shoot out oil at fast velocities.
Eco-Armour Outdoor Botanical Insect Repellent & Moisturizer 4oz – $19 (on sale for $14.99)
This is a DEET-free insect repellent that also moisturizes your skin. It is safe for children and cruelty-free. The spray has a pleasant, fresh scent. This bottle will definitely last me a while.
Live Beautifully products are cruelty-free, gluten-free, paraben & phthalate free, and handmade in Colorado. This is a natural, aluminum free deodorant that helps you sweat less, sweat cleaner, and smell better. That last part is absolutely true– never before have my armpits smelled like lemon candy! The only thing I dislike is that it’s sticky upon application. The stickiness goes away eventually but that initial feeling is uncomfortable.
While I’m not usually a cream-based makeup person, this cream highlighter is amazing. It is ultra creamy (almost mousse-like) and has buildable coverage. The color leans cool but works for all skin tones. Best of all there is a whole ounce of product in the tin. I explored the brand, Let’s Put A Bird On It, some more and they have an amazing selection of candles and room sprays too.
Live Beautifully Lip Glitz in Ruby Slippers 0.42oz – $8
Lip gloss– described as a “deep cherry red with burgundy tones and gold shimmer.” It’s a brick red with subtle shimmer, has a slippery application and does not feel sticky at all. I detect a subtle minty feeling which must be from the peppermint oil. The gloss has sheer coverage but is buildable. It would look great layered on top of other lippies as well. I don’t usually gravitate toward shimmery lip products but this one looks subtle and sophisticated.
Swatches of the Unicorn Dust Highlighting Cream and Lip Glitz.
Verdict: This month’s LuxePineapple Post had an amazing mix of natural skincare and beauty but lacked the “lifestyle” part of their usual curation. The total retail value is $50, which is a little lower than what I expected but is still twice the cost of the subscription. Maybe if they included even a small trinket like a keychain or hair accessory (I would totally be into Luxe Pineapple branded hair ties) that would have rounded out the items. I have nothing but praise for this month’s products, though. One of my favorite aspects of LuxePineapple Post is discovering small or independent businesses, so I hope they continue featuring new brands!
What do you think of LuxePineapple Post?