Allure Beauty Box Review – September 2015

Hi everyone!

IMG_4918_2It’s time for my monthly Beauty Box review!

IMG_4920_2Each box comes with a magazine, which gives more information on the featured products.

IMG_4923The September box came with seven products!  Wow!  That’s the most I’ve ever received in an Allure box!

Box Contents:

  • Tangle Teezer
  • Pixi by Petra – Glow Tonic
  • Alterna – Replenishing Moisture Milk
  • Erno Laszlo – Firmarine Bar Soap
  • Jane Iredale – Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener
  • Soap & Glory – Pillow Plump XXL Lip Gloss
  • Kaplan MD – Cellular Rejuvenating Concentrate

IMG_4925Tangle Teezer

I was pretty skeptical when I saw this in my box.  I don’t typically like the hair tools that I receive.

Funnily enough, I absolutely love this thing!! It works SO well and doesn’t break my hair at all!

I do have one complaint though.  I’ve been using it when I get out of the shower, and between my soaking wet hair and my leave in conditioner, the Tangle Teezer can get pretty slippery!! I’ve dropped it on a few occasions!  Oh well! I’ll quickly get over that!  It cuts my hair combing time in half when I get out of the shower!  That’s amazing!!!

IMG_4928_2Pixi by Petra – Glow Tonic

I’ve heard great things about this product!  My friend, Lindsey, was telling me that it’s very similar to the Clinique Clarifying Lotion that I use everyday.  Since it’s just like my everyday product, I’m going to save this for the next time I travel!

IMG_4942Alterna – Replenishing Moisture Milk

I love this conditioner!  It works really well and isn’t too heavy!

I’ve received other Alterna products in subscription boxes before and they’re all great!

This is the conditioner I was using when I kept dropping my Tangle Teezer!  These two must be in cahoots! 🙂

IMG_4933_2Erno Laszlo – Firmarine Bar Soap

This is the cutest bar of soap I have ever seen!  It’s tiny!

I’m going to save this product for travel as well!  It will fit perfectly into my travel toiletries case!

IMG_4935_2Jane Iredale – Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener

The mini magazine says this primer is supposed to smell like fresh orange juice.  I don’t smell the oranges.  I smell a mixed drink!

I’ve used this primer several times, and I like it.  I just don’t like it as much as the Benefit Porefessional I use everyday.

IMG_4932Soap & Glory – Pillow Plump XXL Lip Gloss

When I first put this lip gloss on, I liked it.  The color wasn’t great but it wasn’t terrible either.  About 10 minutes after applying the gloss, the burning began!  I understand the way plumping lip glosses work, but the burning was so bad (and not worth the results) that I had to wipe the lip gloss off!

I definitely won’t be using this in the future, but I will see if any of my friends would like to try it!

IMG_4939Kaplan MD – Cellular Rejuvenating Concentrate

This is another item that I’ll be using for travel.  I already use a serum at night, so instead of hauling my large jar with me when I travel, I’ll just take this mini one!

IMG_5025_2Aside from the burning lip gloss, I’d say that this month’s Allure Beauty Box was a success!

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Allure Beauty Box Review – August 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Allure Beauty Box review!

IMG_4212I would usually include my referral link right now except Allure no longer has a referral program.  So annoying!

IMG_4214Each box comes with a mini magazine with information and tips on the featured products.

IMG_4217Box contents:

  • Bumble and Bumble – Grooming Creme
  • Butter London – Nail Lacquers
  • Benefit – They’re Real Push-Up Liner
  • Malin + Goetz – Peppermint Shampoo
  • Eau Thermale Avène – Clearance Gel Cleanser
  • Nuance Salma Hayek – AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream

IMG_4231Bumble and Bumble – Grooming Creme

This is the second Bumble and Bumble product I’ve received in an Allure Beauty Box. I liked the first product, and I like the second!

I’ve used it after showering several days this week. It smells great and is working well!

IMG_4234Butter London – Nail Lacquers – The Sweet Spot

I love this polish!  It’s so pretty and natural looking!

I have it on my fingernails right now, and I’m going to keep wearing it for the next few weeks.

For my sorority’s recruitment, we’re required to have light pink/neutral nails.  This polish is perfect for that!

IMG_4227Benefit – They’re Real Push-Up Liner

I was pretty excited to see this sample in my box!  I’ve been curious about this liner for a while now.

I’ve heard bad reviews on the sample size.  The packaging doesn’t provide enough product for a decent sample.  I figured that out really quickly.  On my first try, I squeezed out the majority of the product.  That was rather unfortunate.

I also wasn’t a fan of how tiny the tube is.  I had a hard time holding it.  I’m a dork though, so I doubt many other people had this problem too!

I have no complaints on the product just the packaging!  I’d be really interested in trying out the full size!

IMG_4235Malin + Goetz – Peppermint Shampoo

I’m a weirdo and was a little hesitant to mix this shampoo with my go-to conditioner.  I did give it a try though!

I didn’t notice a difference between this shampoo and my regular one.  I was worried that the new shampoo would make my hair greasy or do weird things!  I’m so glad it didn’t!!

This shampoo smells awesome!  A pepperminty explosion!

IMG_4244Eau Thermale Avène – Clearance Gel Cleanser

This cleanser is for oily and acne-prone skin types.  I don’t really suffer from either of those afflictions, so I’ll be asking some of my friends if they’d like to give this product a try!

IMG_4242Nuance Salma Hayek – AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream

I have a few dry patches on my face right now, so I’m going to give this cream a try tonight and see how it goes!

IMG_4245(I didn’t realize until way after the fact that I forgot one of the products when I took this picture! Whoopsie!!)

Overall, I’m pretty pleased with this month!  I would’ve preferred a full size liner, but that’s asking for a lot! 🙂

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Allure Beauty Box Review – July 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Allure review!

IMG_3459You might have noticed that the Allure box changed it’s name.  What used to be Sample Society is now Beauty Box. The Allure subscription box used to be fulfilled by beautybar.com, but now Allure has taken over the fulfillment process and changed a few things.

IMG_3464The mini magazine is still the same.  It features every product included in the box and information about why they picked that specific product.

IMG_3467Box Contents:

  • Bumble and Bumble – Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer
  • Oscar Blandi – Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray
  • Supergoop – Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50
  • Estée Lauder – Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Synchronized Complex II
  • Estée Lauder – Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length + Volume Mascara
  • Invisibobble – The Traceless Hair Ring

IMG_3475Bumble and Bumble – Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer

I’ve heard great things about Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, so I was super excited when I saw this primer in my box!  I was pretty impressed with the size of this sample!  All of the other Bumble and Bumble samples I’ve received in the past have been the size of those puny perfume samples that people always get for free.

I’ve used the primer several times now, and I like it.  It smells great!

IMG_3472Oscar Blandi – Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray

I’m a big fan of washing my hair, so I never end up using the dry shampoo samples I get in my subscription boxes.  I’ll have to see if one of my friends wants this.

Once again, I’m impressed with the size of this sample!  So nice and big!

IMG_3476Supergoop – Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I saw this setting spray in my box!  I just ran out of the setting spray I usually use, so this couldn’t have come at a better time!

I love how fine this mist is and the fact that it includes SPF!  So handy!!

IMG_3486Estée Lauder – Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Synchronized Complex II

I’m pretty loyal to my nightly serum, except when I travel!  My nightly serum can be a little bulky to pack, so lately I’ve been traveling with random samples I’ve acquired.  This one will be added to the mix!

I have been testing it out for the last few nights, and I do like the formula!  It’s light and hasn’t made me break out or anything!  That’s always a plus!!

IMG_3478Estée Lauder – Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length + Volume Mascara

I loving trying out different mascara samples!  I’m always on the hunt for the best one!  Unfortunately, this one isn’t it.

I find this mascara to be a little to wet.  After application, quite a bit of mascara transferred onto my eyelid/brow bone area.  Super annoying!

IMG_3485Invisibobble – The Traceless Hair Ring

I’m not going to lie, I was pretty weirded out by this product when I first saw it!  These hair ties look just like the dorky key chains my elementary/middle school gym teachers used to have!

After I got over my initial skepticism, I gave the hair ties a try and really liked them!  They have incredible hold, and leave barely any kink in my hair after being removed!  What a deal!

IMG_3552I’m loving this first month of the Beauty Box!  I hope each month continues to be this good or better!

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What do you think of this month?!

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