Subscription: Allure Beauty Box
$15 a month
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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!
Here is the 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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
Since I lack fur-babies I compensate by swatching with eyeliners drawing them!
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.
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…*
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…
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?
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.