Allure Beauty Box Unboxing
Beauty subscription boxes are one of the greatest things for a beauty lover. Whether you’re just starting out or whether you’re a full blown addict (like myself), it’s the perfect way to try new products and experiment with items you might not otherwise purchase yourself. I have been subscribed to Boxycharm for over a year now and I’m still absolutely in love with it. I was also subscribed to ipsy for a year or so before I eventually cancelled. Allure also has their own beauty box, which is right in the middle as far as price is concerned. Boxycharm is $21, Allure is $15, and ipsy is the cheapest at $10 a month. Allure was sweet enough to surprise me with this box and I wanted to share it with y’all to give you an idea of the products they include in their service.
The box came just like it is, but with plastic wrap to protect it. Once opened, there’s a nice informative booklet that tells you a little bit about each of the products that are included in the box and the items are all together underneath the tissue paper. I do really like how they package this. Although Boxycharm’s paper shreds and ipsy’s bags are cute, I like how this is more clean and sleek. The box itself is very nice too and would work great for repurposing in DIY projects.
The first item is a Mally Volumizing mascara. This one is full size, of course, and usually retails for $20. Although it is advertised as a volumizing mascara, it also claims to lengthen and separate the lashes as well. It does have traditional bristles, which aren’t my favorite, but sometimes they’re okay and easy enough to work with. My favorite part about this at initial glance is the packaging. The actual tube has a sort of pearlized finish to it and I love the pink labeling. Super cute!
Next is a Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask. This looks like a deluxe sample size, but the full size tub retails at $36. I really like Briogeo’s brand in that they don’t include any harsh ingredients. This particular one is free of sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, artificial colors, and fragrance. But includes almond, avocado, and argan oil as well as vitamins B5, D, A, E, and biotin to repair damaged hair and enhance shine. I don’t really like the smell of it because I think it smells like bad sunscreen, but I’m excited to see its results.
I’ve never tried anything from Tatcha’s brand before, but I know they’re super fancy and it’s something I’ve always had my eyes on. The product that was included in this Allure box was the Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter. I use lotions every single night and have liked many body butters that I have used in the past. This isn’t a very large container, so I’ll probably just use it on my hands before bed. It smells really refreshing and clean, a scent that they describe as a watery-floral aroma that will last for an hour. I think the indigo color is really cool and from initially swatching a little amount of it on my hands, it does feel very smoothing!
For another hair item, they included a Klorane Dry Shampoo. This one is a travel size aerosol spray can, but the full size of it retails for $20. It includes oat milk for a gentle formula and can be used on all hair types. I’ve actually received this in one of my ipsy bags before cancelling and I really did like it. I don’t use dry shampoo very often and haven’t liked the texture of most that I have tried, but this one really did make my hair feel more clean while adding some volume at the roots.
I love the packaging of this next item! White and gold are my favorite two colors together. This is a Spongellé Freesia Pear Buffer Sponge ($15) that you use in the shower. I’ve received another buffer sponge from this brand before in one of my Boxycharms, but haven’t ever gotten around to using it yet. What’s interesting about these sponges is that they are already infused with body wash, so they feel very dense when you take it out of the box. They can be used multiple times to cleanse, exfoliate, massage, and nourish the skin.
How precious is this little eyeshadow?? This is from Doucce and is one of their Freematic Eyeshadows in the shade Kristi ($10), which is a shimmery copper brown. I believe this is a single eyeshadow that can be combined with other Doucce Freematic pans to make a customized palette. It is magnetic on the back and could be placed in any magnetic palette. I like that it comes with a plastic cover to protect the eyeshadow, although it isn’t very sturdy and just slides right off with any movement. However, you can see in the swatch photo below that it is incredibly pigmented. I was also very impressed with its smooth consistency and happy that they included such a universal shade.
Overall, there were six products in the box with a mixture of full size and deluxe samples. For $15 I think this is a great deal. Like Boxycharm, I don’t believe the Allure box is customizable like ipsy claims to be. It’s nice that they included a variety of skincare, makeup, and hair care products to touch all the bases for whatever your favorite routine may be. I am really impressed and based on my experience with these products, it is a subscription box that I would recommend checking out.
I was wanting to save this color for the week of Christmas, but it was just calling my name and I couldn’t wait any longer! I’m wearing Aubergine from Sinful Colors. I think we already know by now that I’m obsessed with the quality on Sinful Colors polishes and this shade is one of my favorites this time of year. It’s a beautiful cranberry that has the perfect mixture of reds, purples, and pinks. It’s definitely a must have polish for me!
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