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Luxe Pineapple Post Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

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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. They also feature many small and/or women-owned businesses.

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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: U.S. only

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Each box comes with an info card and a letter from the owner. In the letter, the owner, Liz, elaborates on the products and her motivations behind picking them. April is all about creating the perfect canvas for makeup or having a clean, polished no-makeup look.

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Butter Toki Cherry Bomb Brown Sugar Lip Scrub 1 oz. – Value $6

Butter Toki is a small business with an Etsy shop. This sugar lip scrub has a vegan formula and can be licked off! I received the flavor Cherry Bomb, which smells like cherry snow cones! It also tastes as sweet as it looks. The formula is great! It’s sticky enough that I can scoop out a little with ease, but it falls apart easily when I rub it onto my lips. After licking the scrub off, my lips feel soft, smooth, and moisturized. I only wish there was a little less red dye.

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Green & Lovely Nature’s Silk Lip Balm in Tea Tree – Value $3.89

This lip balm is made with 98%+ certified organic ingredients. I received Tea Tree, which I thought was an interesting flavor for a lip balm. I’m used to tea tree oil in my skincare for combating acne, but I don’t know what immediate benefits would come from putting it on my lips. Nevertheless, the lip balm is very moisturizing and applies like butter. It leaves a slick and comfortable (but not greasy) feeling on my lips afterward. I like the formula and will definitely use it up.

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Essentially NOLA Azuki Exfoliating Grains 2 oz. – Value $5

Essentially NOLA is a woman-owned business. Their Azuki Exfoliating Grains is a face polish that can be mixed into different liquids based on your skin type or needs. It’s made from 100% organic azuki beans, which is also called red mung bean and is commonly found in East Asian cuisine. The face polish contains grains of various size. Most of it is ground up into fine powder, but some pieces of azuki bean are large and coarse. I think the coarser pieces are a bit too chunky for gentle exfoliation.

I really wanted to love this… truly I did. I combined a teaspoon of the powder with my daily cleanser and scrubbed my face with the mix. Immediately after washing it off, I started getting red, itchy rashes on my face. The rashes remained angry and itchy for the next two hours, during which I covered my skin in face masks to try and soothe the discomfort. Thankfully, there were no permanent effects, and my skin recovered by the next day. I have never experienced such an intense or immediate reaction to a skincare product before. I’m baffled as to what caused my skin to react that way. Like I mentioned earlier, azuki is a common East Asian ingredient, and I’ve been exposed to it and have eaten it my whole life. I’ve quarantined my bottle for now and will be doing more research on it later.

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Manna Kadar HD Perfecting Powder 0.1 oz. – Value $21

This is a finishing powder that leaves a velvety smooth feeling and matte finish on the skin. It buffs into my skin very easily, and it’s hard to over apply the product. It does a nice job mattifying my skin when it’s looking a little oily in the afternoon. There’s also very little white cast. That said, I think the price is inflated for such a small amount. In fact, it’s more expensive ounce for ounce than some mid-tier brands like Make Up For Ever. In terms of packaging, the twist-off cap makes it a bit of a hassle to use if you’re on the go. I will use this up but I won’t go out and buy more.

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Makeup Removing Towel – Listed Value $8

This oblong face towel helps remove makeup with ease. It’s ridiculously soft to the touch. Once dampened with water, it wipes off foundation, lipstick, and eyeshadows. It’s less effective with waterproof mascara and eyeliner. I think this is great for traveling and for removing large swatches of makeup, but I would still need a heavy-duty makeup remover to be 100% clean.

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LuxePineapple Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Barcelona 0.07 oz. – Value $15

LuxePineapple Post turns one year old this month, so as a thank you each subscriber received an extra item not included on the card. This baked eyeshadow trio has a unique color combination. The formula is buttery and applies very easily. The lilac and silver shades have a satin finish, while the grapefruit shade has a bit more shimmer. The colors go on somewhat sheer but can be packed on or applied over primer for lots of intensity. The grapefruit one is the most pigmented of the three and also my favorite! Peach and coral tones are “in” for spring right now so I’m excited to play around with it.

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Here are the colors on my warm, light-to-medium skin tone.

Verdict: I’m conflicted about this month! Not including my extra item, the total value is around $44. This is almost twice the cost of the box but value is on the lower end of what I usually receive. Half of the value comes from the Manna Kadar finishing powder, so had I not liked it the box would have been a bust. The curation is perfect in theory, but my bad reaction to the exfoliating grains has me pretty disappointed. On the plus side, I’m really really happy with the lip scrub and the bonus eyeshadow trio.

What do you think of LuxePineapple Post?

Written by Nancy Su

Nancy Su

Nancy used to be a Candy Crush addict but then she became addicted to subscription boxes instead. Now she has a particular interest in Korean/Asian beauty after seeing the wonders it has done to her skin. She’s constantly in search of new lippies, skincare, and tasty international snacks.

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.

11 Comments

  1. Ya I am highly allergic to red dye if ingested so I pass. I get a migraine from heck andI lose my vision (after seeing kaleidoscope like patterns until it makes me nauseated). I have so much paid for a full day (sometimes 2) and the day after I get over it my brain feels bruised and sore…so hard pass! :p

  2. How many more Manna Kadar products can they put in beauty boxes!!!?? The products are decent enough quality but definitely overpriced and overexposed.

  3. I was very happy with this month’s box. I loved the lip scrub, just wish it was any flavor other than cherry. My favorite item was the lip balm. Mine was lavender vanilla but it wasn’t strong (I am not a fan of lavender but thankfully I don’t taste that). It’s very rich. I have added that on my wants list in the swap but I may just buy some from the website so I can try out some of the other flavors. Oh, and I loved the finishing powder. I would have liked a larger pot. It’s difficult getting my brush swirled around in it.

    My free item was an eyeshadow contour brush!

  4. This was my first month and a double whammy. I already have two beauty boxes I’m happy with and was looking to LPP to mix it up with lifestyle items.

    I make my own lip scrub and lip balm, so while I’ll use them, I wasn’t wowed. I use Hourglass finishing powder and already feel like it’s on the pricey side, so this was not only not needed, but ridiculously priced.

    I haven’t tried the Azuki but have my fingers crossed. The surprising thing for me was the makeup cloth. I’ve seen them before and thought of them as glorified face flannels, but that thing was amazing. It took off the liner in my waterline without a sting or burn. I’m getting more.

  5. Is this the one time anniversary box they made available to reserve?

    • It came as the April box for ppl with monthly subscriptions, not sure if it’s a separate anniversary box or not.

    • Oh I hope not. I reserved mine and forgot about it until I got a shipping notification. I cancelled this box a couple months ago…

    • no, this is their monthly skincare sub. The one your talking about has shipped though, mines set to arrive Tuesday

  6. I didn’t like the box at all this month! I swapped everything but the chapstick. My bonus item was a plastic nail file :(….since I prepaid for a 6 month sub I requested that my sub get canceled after the last of my package. This sub has some amazing months and some disappointing ones and the inconsistency is a little confusing. I’d rather know what I’m getting and make one time purchases as I go because of this.

    • I got a nail file too, it wasn’t my favorite month but I’m definitely renewing when my sub is up!

  7. Wow, I really love the colors in the LuxePineapple Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Barcelona. If anyone has any to trade – find me in the forums or swap side please!

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