Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Allure Fall Beauty Box Review - July 2012 - Unboxing!

Wow! I was not expecting to receive this box so quickly! I've always been very happy with Allure Beauty Boxes in the past, and this  box is no exception!

Allure Fall Beauty Box Review - July 2012 - Unboxing!

The Box: Allure Fall Beauty Box (not a typical subscription, usually just one available in the summer and one in the fall).

The Cost: $39.99 plus $10 shipping for over $250 worth of product

The Products: Full size drugstore products and some full size higher end products.

Allure Fall Beauty Box Review - July 2012 - Unboxing!

Redken Smooth Lock Stay Sleek -  Value $17

This leave-in cream provides durable frizz control and intensive smoothing for up to three shampoos. (It says safe for color-treated hair, but it also lists methosulfate as an ingredient so I won't be using this product)

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Texture & Volume Spray - Value $16

Love the smell of this product. It adds tousled, undone texture and body. If it's anything like the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo, I know I'll love it!

Aveeno Natural Protection Sunblock Lotion with SPF 30 - Value $8.79

I love getting SPF in any subscription boxes, because I know it will always get used. This sunscreen is fragrance-free, waterproof, and made for sensitive skin. 

Biomega Firm and Fabulous Hairspray - Value $16

This hairspray has excellent reviews on Amazon. It holds hair without getting sticky or hard to brush. Added bonus: UV protection!

Allure Fall Beauty Box Review - July 2012 - Unboxing!

Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Cream - Value $18

Smells soo clean and fresh! It also is clinically proven to provide intense hydration that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. (99% natural)

GK Hair Serum - Value $18.75

Fights frizz, tames flyaways, delivers shine, and seals the hair and protects from dehydration.

Colorescience Primers - Value $42.75

This primer has a built in SPF 20, and also fills in lines and wrinkles. This is one of my favorite items in the box. It's tinted, and thicker than most primers which results in a super smooth base for your foundation. So happy to discover this product!

Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash - Value $26

After reading the reviews on Amazon, it seems like this product is great for keeping skin clear and exfoliated.

Allure Fall Beauty Box Review - July 2012 - Unboxing! Eclos

Eclos Anti Aging Skin Care Starter Kit - Value $29.95

The kit includes: facial cleanser, facial scrub, regenerative cream, face serum, eye cream, clay mask, and a bonus headband.

Allure Fall Beauty Box Review - July 2012 - Unboxing!

John Frieda Clear Shine Luminous Glaze - Value $8

I'm so excited to try this! You can use it every day in the shower by letting it set for 3 minutes, or weekly and let it set for 20 min. Best part of this product for me: it's safe for color treated hair (Sulfate free).

Allure Fall Beauty Box Review - July 2012 - Unboxing!

Lipton Tea and Honey Packets (10) - Value $4

Allergen warning - these contain soy.

Allure Fall Beauty Box Review - July 2012 - Unboxing!

Zappos $15 coupon - I was so glad to see this coupon has no minimum purchase requirements. It's essentially a $15 gift card.

Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Dolly - Value $18

I have this in another shade and really like it. (It's not too sticky like some plumping lip glosses can be). My only concern as I was reading the ingredient list is that there are 7 artificial dyes in this product. I wish they would have used natural coloring alternatives.

Allure Fall Beauty Box Review - July 2012 - Unboxing!

NYX Stick Blush in Tea Rose - Value $8

NYC New York Color Sparkle Eye Dust in 14 Karat Rose - Value $3

Miss Professional Nail Sation Nail Lacquer in Rock-A-Guy Blue - Value $5

(Formaldehyde, DBP & Toluene Free)

Allure Fall Beauty Box Review - July 2012 - Unboxing!

John Frieda Full Repair Perfect Ends Deep Infusion - Value $5

I'll be adding this to my morning routine before using a blow dryer or a hair straightener as it provides heat protection in addition to smoothing hair. (Safe for color treated hair!)

Dr. Lewinn By Kinerase Wrinkle Repair Daily Lotion SPF 30 - Value $28

Allure Fall Beauty Box Review - July 2012 - Unboxing!

Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser - Value $ 4.50

Jergens Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturizer - Value $5

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfecting Spray - Value $4

(Contains sulfate - I don't recommend this product if you have color treated hair)

Verdict - This is still one of the best boxes out there in terms of value and quantity! I paid about $50 and received over $300 worth of product.

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  1. Everything looks great! I'm especially envious of that Zappos coupon!

  2. THIS IS THE BEST BEAUTY BOX I'VE EVER GOTTEN, and I wouldn't have known about it if I wasn't a fanatic reader of your blog!! THANK YOU!! I still can't get over what we got vs. what we paid. Next time, getting 2. Hubby can use a lot of these products.. ( He LOVES his Birchbox Man, much to my delighted surprise).

    1. I totally agree - the Allure Beauty Box is an AMAZING value. So glad to hear my blog helped you find out about it!

  3. I absolutely loved this box. I discovered so many new and awesome products that I'll definitely be repurchasing!