Allure Beauty Box is, by far, my favorite subscription box. I look forward to receiving it every month and have been a subscriber for well over a year. It is worth the $15.00 I spend on it each month. As I received my August 2018 box today, I thought I would show you all the unboxing.
It comes every month just like this, but wrapped in plastic with a mailing label and the contents of the box are the same for everyone unless they have a special item where you can choose the color. There was a makeup forever foundation where an email was sent out to choose your personal color of foundation. Additionally, sometimes there are two products that may come in the monthly box. You will receive one of these two items and selection is random. You find out which one when the box arrives.
The box itself is EXTREMELY sturdy and I plan on making a makeup organizer out of the boxes I have collected because I found a DIY on this specifically. (Thank you, Asia for housing some of the most creative people in the world when recycling is involved.) The DIY I found was on a Korean webpage full of ideas for building things with cardboard and boxes. I will post pictures when I finally get around to completing this DIY as well as a link to the Korean page.
So, here we go….
Immediately upon opening, there is a booklet full of information about the products in the box that month and promo codes for every item.
It really is informative, especially when you have no idea what a product is for and cannot read the teenie tiny print on the packaging.
Sometimes there is an additional coupon inside of the box. This month it was a code for Breda. I have personally never heard of this company, but I will check it out. The coupon codes do expire. This one expires in October of 2018. Based on the image on the card, I am going to assume this is a watch company. On the back of the card, it states that the products come with a two year warranty and start at $70.00, which is nice information to have.
Everything inside is packaged with only paper as packing materials and I can easily compost this small amount of paper. As you can see, there are 6 products this month. (Normally it is 5, but I think the shampoo and conditioner are considered one product.)
Let’s move on to the fun part.
This is one of my favorite brands of eyeliner and their mascara is amazing (especially the sport formula, which is actually waterproof.) This particular eyeliner is a liquid with a marker type tip. It has a very fine tip, but thicker lines can be made easily with a bit more pressure. It is also truly smudge-proof. The color is pitch black and it is a really dark black. This is a full size product, which is $22 and available here.
Next up is a Laneige lip sleeping mask. I have this product already and I love it. It is meant to be applied before bed and worn overnight. However, I apply when my lips are especially dry or chapped as well as overnight. Its thick, not sticky, and smells amazing. It has a sweet, almost fruity scent and doesn’t taste like you smeared vaseline on your lips. I am thrilled to have another container because Fall is creeping closer. (I use it daily and the other container has lasted a few months because you don’t need much.) This is a deluxe sample, the full size is $20 and available here
Next up is a Laritzy Light Sticks. This is a highlight stick with a creamy texture. Again, a little goes a long way. As I am not a normal user of highlight, I will give this to one of the girls. The color is Halo.
It’s a really pretty color. I just don’t use highlight. This can be used as cream shadow, to lighten a lip color, and for highlights while contouring. It’s a multi-use product. This is a full size product, which is $24.00 and available here
Next up, is a Caudalie moisturizing sorbet. I had no idea what this was for exactly so, I turned to the booklet. It is a facial moisturizer. I am very familiar with the brand as I have received multiple products from this brand in my subscription boxes. Their eye creams are amazing. It has a slight floral scent and the moisturizer is almost a mix between a gel and a lotion. It goes on like silk and has a slight cooling sensation. (I don’t mean burning or tingling, but cooling.) It’s comparable to a cool cloth on a hot day. This is a deluxe sample. The full size is $39 and available here.
Next is a shampoo and conditioner set from Nexxus. This is the Keraphix Damage Healing line, which is loaded with keratin to help strengthen your damaged hair. It also has black rice included in the formula. These are deluxe samples (travel size) the full size shampoo is $12.99 for 13.5 ounces, the full size conditioner is $17.99 for 13.5 ounces, which is a reasonable price for professional formulas. These products both smell amazing. A slight, but not overpowering perfume like scent and the conditioner rinses clean from my hand without feeling slimy, which is a very good sign. I have never had an issue with Nexxus products and they have been used on my hair multiple times at different salons. This specific formula is aimed at severely damaged hair. As I color my hair regularly, any product that will help strengthen it is welcome. Nexxus is a salon formula and this is probably the only reason I am familiar with the brand. I am uncertain if the formula is paraben or sulfate free. The full size products are available here.
So, this is the August 2018 Allure Beauty Box. I am very happy with the product selection this month, as well as with the sizes of the products. I received 2 full size product and 4 deluxe samples (I am counting the shampoo and conditioner as separate products.)
If you want to try the Allure Beauty Box, you can save $5 on your first box and receive a free gift when you subscribe by going here. I do NOT benefit in any way from you using this link. However, you will benefit with your first box being priced at $10 instead of $15 and receiving a free mystery gift. (When I signed up many moons ago, I received a Doucce eyeshadow palette including a magnetic palette with a mirror and 4 shadows.) The August 2018 box is still available as of (August 14, 2018). So, if you want this box I have shown, you can still order it.
Until next time…