Allure Beauty Box Review – January 2016

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What to Expect:

Allure states that it is the only “editor-curated” beauty box. Every month subscribers will receive [Allure] editors’ favorite beauty products

Sit Down and Get Comfortable: 

Here is the box!

Allure Beauty Box January 2016

Here is the booklet!

Allure Beauty Box – January 2016 Booklet

I am going to make an attempt for 2016 and try to read the booklets. After all, they are expensive to create.  As I write this, I am mad that video game booklets (from the days of yore like Mario Brothers and the like … hmmm I am dating myself doubly with the Mario Brothers reference and overusage of “like”) are no longer provided in the box. You have to look online or buy a big expensive book of lore if one exists. So I will read like I used to read the backs of beauty products back in the days.

In a nutshell the booklet is telling me that my box is  “… sexy, but [I am] also smart.”

I do not know about you but I’d be pissed if this was the picture of me that they choose for the booklet.

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Champagne Problems

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Champagne Problems

I wonder what it would be like to have Champagne problems? Are we talking on drink straight up, with raspberries on the bottom, or as a Mimosa. Oh… I see the Champagne problems. They are endless.

Swatched Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Champagne Problems

Case in point: I again did another one-handed mani and immediately one of my freshly polished nails got on my top. I digress, this is one coat and it dried pretty fast! I am glad I started cheating on my Zoya I have been a good girl stalking for subscription box codes and not Zoya codes all last year!

If your champagne looks like this manicure than you do indeed have champagne problems!

Skinn Cosmetics Caviar Lip Cream in Ruby

Skinn Cosmetics Caviar Lip Cream in Ruby

I have seen swatches of this red ruby and have decided that it not my cup of velvet red cake. Ok according to the booklet a “candy-apple red”. This will go to a loving home.

Candy apples: A Nom.

Candy-apple red lip cream: Not a Nom.

Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Black Navy

Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Black Navy

This applies more black than navy. I will use this slender soldier. You know what I am most excited about this eyeliner is the brush!!! It is PERFECT for tightlining with gel eyeliners.

Here is a swatch kitty style:

Swatched Kitty Style Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Black Navy

Since I lack fur-babies I compensate by swatching with eyeliners drawing them!

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant in Lavender + Sage

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant in Lavender + Sage

I received this in my Petit Vour (AKA here as Fighting Bunnies) Mystery boxes (I ordered two). I opened one, it did not work for me, so I gave the pots to my MIL who was visiting at the time she likes that stuff. I am passing this off to a new neighbor who likes this. It does smell nice I give it that.

I want to be that cool wanna-be-a-crunchy-mommy-neighbor.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil 

Oh finally I receive this. Now I get to see what the fuss is all about! Give me a minute or two…

Ok I am back. I am definitely going to use this when I get back home from sub-zero weather. Also when I am too lazy to slap on serum, then some eye creme, and then some night cream like the products also in the Allure Beauty Box below.

*Continues slapping products…*

Erno Laszlo Transphuse Eye Refiner

Erno Laszlo Transphuse Eye Refiner

Ohhhhhh… can buy at Nordies!

Ouchhhh… $210 an ounce!

I pat pat pat this tiny tube on my eyes and they feel refreshed. For that retail price it should! I detected a light powdery scent that quickly went away.

My eyes are now refined…

Derma E Hydrating Night Cream

Derma E Hydrating Night Cream

I like this. Not for my face but as a body lotion just because of the scent. I believe my body deserves to be “Intensely moistur[ized] without making skin feel smothered” according to the booklet.

Is it wrong that I do not want my face to smell like pretty flower? Huh, I said I would read and the booklet said a faint scent of fresh apricots.

So… is it wrong that I do not want my face to smell like an apricot flower?

Allure Beauty Box – January 2016 Group Shot All Together Now!

Verdict: Awesome sauce! Stuff I can use and stuff that I can give away without getting odd looks. My favorite was the eyeliner just for the brush component it is perfect perfect perfect for tightlining. Now if I can figure out where my gel eyeliner pot was packed away….

What do you think of this month’s Allure Beauty Box?

Share below any thoughts (randoms thoughts are always welcomed here) that you may have!


Disclosure: This box was purchased by me at a discount. There are no referral and/or affiliate codes in this post. 

  15 comments for “Allure Beauty Box Review – January 2016

  1. Sub Bella
    January 11, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I love how you paired the RZ ring with the nail polish. The products look great this month!

    • January 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks Sub Bella! It was a great month. I am going to have to whip out my Zoe ring for nail polish swatches 😉

  2. January 11, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Wow that was a great box for $15! The trust fund polish is worth that alone. I interpret Champagne problems to mean you have gone from drinking it in a glass to just straight out of the bottle….
    I am with you on the natural deodorant. It is the same way I feel about the natural toothpaste. I want to like it but……

  3. January 11, 2016 at 10:07 am

    oh and ps…fantastic review. from kitty swatches to slapping products!

    • January 11, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks Mailbox Junkie for your comments! I will have to remember to make a doggie eyeliner swatch for you next time although doggies do count as furbabies 😉

  4. Heat7918
    January 11, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I think this may be my favorite Pnut review yet!

    “I do not know about you but I’d be pissed if this was the picture of me that they choose for the booklet.” – yes, seriously… who did her makeup and hair?!?

    Champagne problem: running out of the Wild Hibiscus in syrup from Herbal Bliss. (I noticed the Rachel Zoe ring too – looks so preeeeetty on you!)

    I need more blending brushes on my eyeliners – awesome kitty swatch!

    Yay for DHC Deep Cleansing oil!!

    “So… is it wrong that I do not want my face to smell like an apricot flower?” Not.At. All. I’m soooo picky about smells. I think it’s my #1 reason for liking / disliking products anymore. Results be damned!

    • January 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks Heat! This is why I am hoping that all these serums we are gettimg this year based on prediction smell nice … Some of them smell smokey or somethin….

  5. AngelaR
    January 11, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Is it just me or is there a lot of beauty boxes have some sort of eyeliner in their box this month. I hope this isn’t going to be another year that beauty boxes over do the eyeliner and mascara again.

  6. AngelaR
    January 11, 2016 at 10:31 am

    The ring looks nice with the nail polish. I like what you did with the eyeliner. I like your creativeness.

    • January 11, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks AngelaR for your comments! I feel like I need to compensate for having no furbabies at Subscriptionista. Although my Pnut people love their plush kitties and doggies so that must count right?

      I need to do a post on how eyeliners are out to pelt us in the night because of the sheer volume received in sub boxes. I am not sure what the mascaras are up too though.

  7. January 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I LOVED this post Pnut!! I started reading and was like this is way funny, who is this… Pnut!! Excellent job, m’lady! The picture are lookin’ good as well.

    Champagne nails with that ring, girl I hope your husband took you on a date! I think champagne problems are also an endless slew of problems like: your bff dissed you last week and now she’s not rolling with the crew tonight, so you’re going to order a bottle of champagne to celebrate being young and fabulous, but the bartender is like totally not even making eye contact with you even though you wore that sexy low cut dress with your ample chest on fleek. Whatever. He’s not getting a tip and then once you decide that you see your bff Instagrammed a pic of her with some new chick. Just rude.

    • January 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      True story onderria?

      Yea my pictures came in decent I can see you were confused lol. I think my pictures are too big now. They were too small. I am going to try for “just right” medium next post.

      • January 14, 2016 at 2:32 pm

        In Panera, trying to work because my office is getting torn up, and these women across from me are discussing their champagne problems! One has mentioned multiple times that she has money, she doesn’t want for anything, and now she’s talking about how she doesn’t even get excited when she buys an expensive, fancy dress now. Sighhh… Maybe she’ll pay off my student loans. I’ll clean her house for a week or something.

  8. January 13, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Btw I hope you all have lotto tickets for a shot at your very own champagne problems! $1.5b is a lot of Oui Please or 5th Ave!

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