Today I was very excited to receive both the November and December Allure Beauty Boxes in the mail. I subscribed during their Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotion and I was really surprised that I received both boxes!
The Allure Beauty Box is normally $15 a month but I got it for $10 for my first four months with the promotion. They are still running the promotion, so if you subscribe before December 31st, 2016, you can get your first four boxes for only $10. (Side note- I have a referral link if you are interested in subscribing, so comment down below if you are interested. 🙂 )
First up is my review of the November box.
The first product is the Klorane Shampoo with Essential Olive Extract (3.3 fl. oz.)
The bottle is 3.3 fluid ounces and the listed price in the booklet for it is $15 (assuming for a full size). I did some research online and the 3.38 oz. bottle is $9 at most of its retailers, so this is a great value in a $10 box. The scent is very nice. I was honestly just a little disappointed to receive a shampoo when I’d prefer to receive a more fun makeup item, for example, but it’s a good size for travel.
Bulgari Omnia Crystalline Eau De Toilette (5 ml)
This is one of my favorite products in the box. It’s a 5 ml sample ($82 for 2.2 oz) and I was so excited that it was in a miniature version of the full size bottle rather than a generic bottle. However, when you open it up, there is no spritzer, so you have to tip some out to wear it and be careful not to spill it, which I don’t love. A spritzer is much easier to use in my opinion, however, I can’t complain too much because I really like the scent and the bottle is just so adorable.
Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream (0.5 fl.oz.)
This facial moisturizer sample feels nice on my skin and you only need to use a little to cover your face. However, the sample is very small and I’m not usually a fan of receiving moisturizers because I have my standard favorites. The scent is very subtle and nice though and I have no reason not to use this up, so it’s a nice addition to the box. ($32 for full size tube)
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner
This may be my favorite item! While I was previously unfamiliar with the brand, this is such a nice standard eyeliner and seems very easy to apply with the pen tip. However, a full size pen is $20, and unless I fall completely in love with it, I probably won’t purchase a full size and will stick with my $2 Jordana Fabuliner that is very similar. But I know I’ll use this product up and it’s such a great travel size!
Red Flower Icelandic Moonflower Moisturizing Body Lotion (30 ml)
I was skeptical about this product since I prefer to receive makeup in subscriptions and I am very picky with my lotions, but I already am in love with this lotion! My skin absorbed it so quickly and it’s not greasy at all. It has a really nice, light floral scent and I’m definitely throwing this in my purse for the winter months. This product is $26 for an 8oz. bottle.
And the last product in the November box is the Bonvivant Botanical Mask Pack ($3 value).
I’ve been in a face mask phase lately (must be the stress of my first college finals week, haha) and I was thrilled to receive this! It’s made in Korea, and we all know how amazing Korean beauty products are (psst… keep your eyes out for a Tonymoly review coming soon!), so I can’t wait to try this and will definitely review it.
Overall I would give this box an 8 out of 10. I’m usually more into makeup than skincare, but these choices were really nice and I believe I’ll use everything up.
Now onto the December box!
The first product in the box is the Coastal Salt & Soul Heavenly Hand Cream in the scent Blushing Peony (1 oz.)
I really love the scent of this hand cream and it is very hydrating! It’s a great size and is worth $10. While the scent is not super wintery, I appreciate Allure including a hand cream in the box as dry hands are a seasonal issue.
Kevin Murphy Hydrate-Me Wash (40 ml)
Honestly, this shampoo being included does nothing for me. There was a pretty large sample of another shampoo in the last box, after all. Also, a full size is $29, which is a bit much for shampoo in my opinion. I can’t see myself purchasing a fill size of this. However, the lemony scent is absolutely lovely and it’s a nice travel size product. I also appreciate that it’s sulfate free.
European Wax Center Oh My Brow! Brow Highlighter
This is a full size product worth $19, which is exciting. It also includes a blender on one side (not pictured). I don’t do a whole lot of brow makeup, but I love the suggestions the Allure booklet gave to use this as an eyeshadow or highlighter. That is what I will probably use this product for.
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré (5 ml)
This is a (very) tiny sample of a facial moisturizer that is $28 for a full size. This just didn’t do much for me. It’s such a tiny sample and there was a moisturizer in the last box in a bigger sample.
Tula Advanced Neck Cream (0.5 oz.)
Since I’m just about to turn nineteen, I don’t really need neck cream yet, so I honestly will probably give this sample to my mother. I wish Allure would allow you to send them your age in their profile like subscriptions like Ipsy do so they can cater more to your age. A full size of this product is $80.
And the last product… Beautyblender Liquid Blendercleanser!
I was so excited to receive this sample size product ($30 for a full size of 10 oz.)! This is a cleanser for makeup blending sponges and makeup brushes. I am VERY excited to try this on my tools.
I would give this box an 7.8 out of 10. I was disappointed by the skin care products and shampoo, however, the full size brow product, hand cream, and Blendercleanser sample were really exciting to receive.
Now for the brutally honest part… Would I spend $15 on this box? I am not sure. While the full size products are exciting, I probably would not have purchased the brow highlighter, for example. With the box discounted to $10, I personally find it worth it. It’s also a fun treat to receive in the mail.
Would you subscribe or are you already subscribed to the Allure Beauty Box? Let me know down below in the comments!
*Disclaimer- I have no affiliation with Allure or any of the companies featured and was not asked to review these products. I received absolutely no compensation for this post. All opinions are purely my own.*