Did you get your Allure Beauty Box in January? I got my January box and a special bonus this month! Thanks, Allure. I got the extra items first and I thought that was the box — because this is only my 2nd month to get one. And so I freaked out a little, then I opened it and it was some extra special things and a note saying “Happy New Year”. Happy indeed! That contained a Mally Lip Gloss (spectacular), a L’Occitane Divine Youth Oil sample, and a Crabtree & Evelyn Verbena and Lavender shower gel. I can’t tell what color the Mally Lip Gloss is, and the insert doesn’t tell me – WHY? I don’t know. But I can say that the color is so nude, it’s soft and it’s wonderful. I love the applicator too. I have tried the shower gel, and it smells wonderful, but I love lavender and verbena. I also have not tried the L’Occitane Divine Youth Oil, but I will be doing that this weekend. So – a nice surprise.
A couple of days later the big box came (well it’s not huge but you know what I mean). I have to say, THANKS for the booklet that tells you all about the items. I enjoy reading about what it is and how you should use it. It matters to me.
To begin with, they have a Deep Cleansing Oil by DHC. This product is so smooth, and it says for dry skin so you have to be careful with oily skin like I have. I use dry oil to cleanse my face everyday, but for those of you that don’t – it’s amazing. You use the oil, it’s not greasy. It’s best to apply to dry skin and then wet to remove. It takes away all the makeup really well, with just a little eyemake up left over. I use a second cleanser after the oil cleanser but you don’t have to. This one is fragrance free and glides over my skin. Liked it alot.
Next was kind of weird – a Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant in Lavender +Sage. This is a deodorant not antiperspirant, so you will sweat but the idea is that it’s vegan and cruelty free – except for your t-shirts who have to deal with the sweat. I tried it, but I sweat a lot so I put on the other stuff later in the day. It does feel good going on and you apply it with your fingers. If you are looking for a natural deodorant, look no further.
Love, love, love the Mally Evercolor Waterproof Liner in Black Navy. It stays on and on. It goes on easy and smooth. It has a blending brush, and it’s the best shade of blue. I could wear this one all year. Love it. I have worn it for several days now and it’s just lasting and lasting.
Then they gave us – Red Lipstick. A Taylor Swift Moment for me. I’m not a red lipstick wearer, so I tried it on but I didn’t wear it for long. It feels good going on and is hydrating to the lips. Just not for me. The red lipstick is Skinn Cosmetics Caviar Lip Cream In Ruby. You would love it if you love to wear red lip cream. It’s glossy but not too bad.
I’m wondering why they put so many eye creams in these boxes. Well, this one has Erno Laszlo Transphuse Eye Refiner. It’s supposed to decrease the appearance of fine lines, and it probably does if you use it long enough. They gave enough for a great trial, and I am going to use it for a few days to see if it helps my crinkles and tired looking eyes. It’s a little pricey, but if it works it’s worth it. They also included Derma E Hydrating Night Creme. It’s a rich face cream that is supposed to hydrate your face at night. I go to bed with my makeup on and don’t wash it off, so I am not the prime candidate to use this. But I will give it to my mother in law and see if she likes it – she has dry skin and would benefit from it.
My favorite thing in the whole box, besides the Mally Eyeliner, is the Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Champagne Problems. It’s a full size product. It goes on with ease. It glides over the nails and provides excellent coverage and one dip of the brush covers 5 nails. It’s not so thick that you have to keep adding polish to the brush, and it’s easy to make it even on your nails. I quickly painted my nails, and it’s lasted about 3 days. Love the look as well – it looks spectacular and blends in with my skin.
So, if you got your box, what did you think? Here are some other reviews of the Allure beauty box for you to see what other people thought: