I hope you had a great weekend and MLK Day! I don’t know if you remember last year around Spring/Summer I bought the Allure Beauty Box, see it here. Well Allure puts out these huge boxes (filled with all things beauty) like 3 or 4 times a year. Before the Holidays I got the Winter edition and it has some really great products in it. Keep reading to see what they are, and mini reviews of the products I’ve tried.
Allure Beauty Box | Winter 2014
What is the Allure Beauty Box?
It’s a HUGE box filled with tons of beauty items from makeup, skincare, hair, body…everything I love and I’m sure you do too if you are visiting a beauty blog. :) I’m still using my box from the Summer.
What’s really cool though is the proceeds from buying this box go to Melanoma Research which is a really great cause to be a part of.
The box is $54.99 without shipping, but values at over $250… why wouldn’t you want one of these. I will say though that this is SOLD OUT and has been since the day it went on sale. They only have a limited number of these in stock, and they normally sale out within minutes. This post isn’t to really talk about the box over and over, it’s to show you the products inside so you might want to pick them up when you are out beauty shopping next.
Let’s get this thing started...
I will list every product included in this box, but will only write about the ones I’ve tried.
2 // Style Sexy Hair H2No 3 Day Style Saver Dry Shampoo: I have used this many times now and I really like it, smells great, and dries invisible. More on dry shampoo here.
3 // John Freida Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir: This makes my hair really soft without being too heavy or greasy. It definitely takes away frizz too!
4 // Scunci Hair-Emergency Kit: Pictured above, I haven’t used this yet, but it is pretty much brilliant. Comes with hair ties in different sizes, bobby pins, an elastic head band and more all in one tiny bag. This will most definitely come in handy always.
5 // John Freida Colour Refreshing Gloss for Cool Brunettes: (Passing this on to a friend because I’m blonde)
6 // Splat Hair Chalk in Dusty Rose: I haven’t used the one that came in this box, but I used one on Halloween when I was Meghan Trainor, I love this for something different to do with your hair!
7 // Rusk Texture Spray
8 // John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Moisturising Conditioner: (Again I’m giving this to a friend)
2 // Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer: I’ve used this in the past and it works great!
4 // Organic Doctor Organic Manuka Honey Hand & Nail Cream: At first this applies really thick and kind of greasy but it takes no time for it to sink into the skin leaving it hydrated but not greasy.
5 // DOVE White Beauty Bar: I’ve used this my whole life and I know for a fact it’s incredible.
1 // Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer: This feels really nice and light on the skin, perfect for the day time.
2 // Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask: When they say self heating they mean it, this got pretty warm, which is totally different than any other mask I’ve used. I really enjoyed it though, it cleaned out my pores and made my face super soft.
3 // Organic Doctor Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Hydrating Radiance Elixir: This makes my skin feel really soft, and it smells great. I haven’t used it long enough to see actual results though.
4 // Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel: I am OBSESSED with this stuff. It is so cooling to the skin, really hydrating but not oily at all, and just makes my skin feel great. I love everything about this, from the consistency to the smell. It’s amazing!
5 // Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes: I used these the second I got this box because I had just run out of the ones I was using. They worked, but I wouldn’t repurchase because I’m not a huge fan of the cucumber scent.
1 // Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Jungle Gem: (Yes I included nail polish in the makeup category)
2 // Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush in Rose: This is a really pretty blush, it’s a little on the lighter side than I typically go for, but I do like it. The packaging is pretty annoying, it’s just too chunky!
1 // Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-in Whitening Pen: I’ve seen so many commercials for this so I was excited to try it. I’m used to an electric tooth brush so when I use this it kind of creeps me out, it just feels a lot different. But I do like the tooth brush. However, the whitening pen doesn’t work as well as I had hoped. You have to turn the bottom of it kind of like some lip glosses, and it doesn’t matter how many times you turn it, it just won’t come out. So maybe I got a bad one or something.
It also comes with this booklet, which becomes my best friend after I buy the box so I can keep referring to it, when I’m wanting to try a product.
Overall this box was really great, it has tons of products I either already love or new products I know I’ll love. You should totally check out some of the products mentioned above next time you are looking for something new. Most of these are really great for cold weather months, but can definitely be used all year long!
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