ALLURE BEAUTY BOX
Box Type: Monthly beauty box featuring 6 high end beauty product samples (and sometimes full-sized products!).
Why you’ll love it: Top brands, great price, new products that you will love! A great way to sample expensive products without committing to the price tag. Each box comes with an Allure mini-magazine that showcases each product and is as quality as you’d expect from a magazine powerhouse like Allure.
How To Subscribe: Click here! (If there’s a space for it, tell them we sent you! They don’t have a referral program but they obviously should.)
One of the things that sets the Allure Beauty Box apart from some of the other beauty boxes on the block is the Allure Mini-Mag where the Allure editors give you the real-deal 411 on the products they chose for this box! I love it, and always read it cover to cover.
Here are all the products we got this month! (In addition to the Odeme Gold Catchall Tray I received in the Fall Box of Style.)
Pureology Hydrate Air Dry Cream ($28): Pureology is one of my all-time favorite hair care brands and so I am so fired up to see this in a monthly box! Especially because these products are NOT cheap. I haven’t had the chance to try this one yet but I’m excited to. It’s supposed to provide faster dry time, enhanced body, frizz control, all with a no-product feel. Ummm, sign me up.
Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Foam Conditioner ($5.99): This product was a bonus item this month. I was so intrigued by this because I always look for volume and this was a totally new take on conditioner. I’ve only used it twice but I really do think it was very lightweight but I do feel like my hair got a decent amount of moisture – it wasn’t TOO light. I’m going to keep using this for a bit to see if I keep liking it.
Eau Thermale Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum ($44): I haven’t had the chance to use this serum yet but I am a fan of this brand! I have tried several different products from Avène and I’ve liked most of them, so I am interested to try this. Advanced complex of time-released Vitamin C and E precursors, enhanced with a powerful antioxidant booster, neutralize free radicals caused by environmental and lifestyle stressors. I like taking these small-sized serums for my gym bag, so I’m happy to have this one, because this one seems great for daytime.
Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial ($48): This used to be one of my all-time favorite products, and I still use it on occasion. I remember that when I was using this really consistently, my skin looked bright and clear. I loved it. And, it smells like roses. That might be off-putting to some, but I LOVE it. I’m looking forward to putting this back into regular rotation!
Kat Von D Sinner ($65): I am terrible at describing scents, so I posted the description from Sephora below but I will say that it smells soooo good! I remember when the original KVD launched a few years ago, but I don’t remember liking the scent as much as I do now. I’m still not sure if I will get the full-size version but I might get a rollerball version after I use this deluxe sample.
Meet Sinner—dark, sultry, and empowering, this enticing fragrance sweetens a bouquet of jasmine and orange blossom with notes of vanilla, mandarin, and Mirabelle plum. Spicy cinnamon envelops white florals at the heart of the fragrance, while base notes of vetiver, patchouli, and wood form the deeper, darker nuances.
Beauty for Real I-Line 24-7 Eyeliner in Whiskey ($13.43): I don’t normally love a lot of eyeliners that come in subscription boxes but I really like the color of this one – it’s a dark bronze-y color -and, after I swatched it, I found the staying power was impressive! I’m moving this to my every day makeup bag!
Final Grade: A
I really loved this month’s Allure Beauty Box! This is one of those boxes where I am going to use all of the things which is the equivalent of winning the subscription box lottery!