First published in Aroxta on 27 February 2012.
This city is all about getting the most in the fastest way possible, so why should skincare products be any different? The hottest thing in town now are beauty boxes, which is essentially, at a click of the mouse, delivering a box of assorted beauty products from a range of the hottest brands, including Givenchy, Laura Mercier, and Chantecaille, so that you can try it out and see whether it is worth getting a full size version of. MyLuxBox, the first in Hong Kong to start this business, don't just deliver the tip top products - they also blog about how the products should be used to maximise its effects, so that you can make the most out of the samples. Let's face it, merely reading reviews on magazines or having a small dab of it on the back of your hand is pretty much an impossible way of figuring out whether the product is worth your time or not, so MyLuxBox is here to fill in the gap. The stuff they chuck in there is rather thoughtful - I already booked my brow-shaping session with Laura Mercier. Woo-hoo!
We all know that skincare products are predominantly catered for women, so I was rather surprised to hear that MyLuxBox actually has a men's version, catering specifically for men's skincare products. I have been snooping around and found out that the men's box seems to carry even more bits and bobs than the women's counterpart, including pieces from Clarins Men, Lush, and L'Oreal Paris Men Expert. Argh if only I were a dude! They are working on an one-stop shop, so if you like the samples, in future, you will even get the option of ordering the full size bottle from their website, saving the hassle of having to make a trip to the physical store. You can order box by box, once every season so that you can test out what is good for the change of weather, or even get a box every month for those of you beauty junkies who wants to try out all the latest products without breaking the bank. I reckon these babies will make great gifts, and not just for your own cosmetic discovery. Perfect choice for Father's Day and Mother's Day gift!
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