Allure Beauty Box, beauty

Allure Beauty Box February 2016

What’s the Deal: For $15 a month, Allure sends you 5 (lately it has been 6 or 7) deluxe size beauty samples and a mini magazine about the samples.  I pay for this on my own, and all opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post.You can see last month’s box here.

Pur-Lisse Daily Lip Nourisher (full price $16)


What it is: A lip balm that doesn’t have any parabens or petrolatum. The key ingredients are mango-seed butter, shea butter, jojoba oil, rice-bran oil, and vitamin E.

My Thoughts: I really liked the consistency of this stuff. It is thick enough that it is nourishing and lasts awhile on the lips, but thin enough that it isn’t obtrusive. It is not greasy or sticky and it has a faint hint of oranges when you first apply it but it is barely there and the scent fades quick. I supposed that is the vitamin E that causes that scent. I really like putting this on in the mornings under my lip sticks and glosses. It made everything go on smoother. It certainly soothed my winter cracked lips too!

Repurchase: Yes. It is a little pricer for me for a lip product, but it works.

Skinfx Ultra Rich Hand Cream (full price $9.99)


What it is: A hand cream with no parabens, phthalates or fragrance. Key ingredients are Coconut oil, sunflower oil, aloe, rice-bran extract, and vitamin E.

My thoughts:You guys, my hands are awful in the winter. They are constantly cracked and I am reminded of this when I go to wash them with anti-bac soap and want to die a thousand deaths because of the burn. This stuff is awesome because it was thick and really nourishing, but it wasn’t greasy and I could go back to what I was doing after just a few seconds. Because there is no scent, it doesn’t burn and you can use it in public situations (think your desk) without being obtrusive with scent.

Repurchase: Yes! At this price point, and the fact that it is easily found at Target….my hands are happy.

Bulgari Omnia Pariba (full price $82 for 2.2 ounces)


What it is: Notes of bigarade orange, passion fruit, passion flower, gardenia, cocoa beans and vetiver.

My thoughts: When I first put this on I was like hmmmm this reminds me of the way a really nice hotel smells on the inside. Weird, right? After about an hour I start to smell the citrus and flower scents. This isn’t overly strong, but it also doesn’t last all day for me either.

Also, the bottle is really cool and different, but I found it to be a pain in the ass to get the lid off. It literally took me a full minute to get it open the first time.

Repurchase: Probably not. The scent is pleasant, but it’s not my favorite.

Hello Breath Spray (full price $3.79)


What it is: An alcohol free breath spray with Xylitol.

My thoughts: I received the Grapefruit Mint flavor of this. While the packaging is totally cute and I would have fallen for it in the store….I have to be honest and say this is not the best breath spray that I have used. Perhaps because there is no alcohol, I just didn’t feel like it was very powerful. When I first spritzed it in my mouth I tasted the weird grapefruit mint flavor for about a 30 seconds and that was it.

Repurchase: No.

Kevin Murphy Hydrate-Me Wash and Rinse (full price $27.50 each)


What it is: A sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner with shea butter, evening-primrose oil and kakadu plum.

My thoughts:I really liked both products. This stuff has a sweet tart scent, sort of lemony but also not. That doesn’t really help but its what I got. I felt like my hair looked a little healthier and shinier after I used this. One thing I will note is that the conditioner is very thick, so you only need a very little amount. That just means the bottle would last a really long time, bonus!

Repurchase: Yes. I like to have two different shampoo and conditioners going at once so I would certainly rotate this in with something else for the hydrating properties this provides.

Lacome Visionnaire Nuit Beauty Sleep Perfector Advanced Multi-Correcting Gel-in-Oil (full price $88)


What it is: An overnight facial moisturizer with soybean extract, algae extract, glycerin, ceramides, and adenosine.

My thoughts: I actually had received this in my Lancome free gift with purchase last month, so I was excited to see more of it! When you first put this stuff on, it has a gel consistency, and then melts into an oil as your rub it on your skin. I really loved how smooth and glowy my face looks the next morning!! It has a little of a floral scent, but hasn’t irritated my super finiky, sensitive skin so that says something!

Tip – Careful around eyes. The oil spreads a little so if you get too close to your eyes, it makes them water just a little. User error on my part,

Repurchase:Yes. While the price tag is quite steep, a little of this goes a long way and I really do feel like I see a difference on days I use this. It is no secret that I am a Lancome fan so maybe I am a little biased towards this product.

Have you tried any of these products before? What have you loved lately?

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  • Reply Christina February 25, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Every time I read these reviews, I want to order these boxes! Great write up!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  • Reply kristen February 25, 2016 at 9:43 am

    hmmm that perfume bottle does look a bit ridiculous. the last cream sounds interesting, but i wish it was just a smidge cheaper! i haven’t ever actually tried any lancome products.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph February 25, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I’d check that shampoo out. I usually have one pricier set of shampoo and one drugstore set, and I’m due for the pricier set in a few months.

  • Reply Carly February 25, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I’ve never heard of this box, but what a good value for the size of products you got! I love that it seems to be big enough to actually give the products a fair shot, not just a tiny little sample. That sleep-gel sounds amazing, I’m going to be on the lookout for a sample!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo February 25, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Yeahhhhh – I loose lip balms too easily – if I spent that much, it’d have to stay next to the bed to put on at night.
    i’m all about a good creamy hand cream lately. The wrinkles & old age of my hands has freaked me out this winter.

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis February 25, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Great box of products. I was wondering how that perfume smelt. Also I want to try out the shampoo and conditioner now!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer February 25, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I need a good hand lotion so I need to check this out! I was just looking at my dry hands after washing them for the millionth time today! Great review!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders February 25, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I think that I need SkinFix in my life! I have the same issue of having really cracked and dry hands in the winter, and I love the fact that it’s not greasy! I can tell just by looking at it, that the perfume would be hard to get into! At that price point, you should definitely love the smell!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth February 25, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I love reading these box reviews, it sounds like you got some really high end products!

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native February 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    That Kevin Murphy shampoo and conditioner is intriguing! Also…why have I never thought of having two different sets of shampoo/conditioner and rotating?! You’re a genius!

  • Reply Laura February 25, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    It seems like the theme of this box is super cute packaging! Everything in there looks so cute! I’ve never used breath spray before…. I like gum!! That perfume is so cute, but just looks like a pain in the ass.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston February 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I have the Kevin Murphy Hydrate-Me shampoo and really like it as well! I’m sad I don’t have the conditioner (it was in a swag bag at an event)! I love when you can find a great hand cream – even better when it’s a great price point! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Amanda February 25, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these but I’m intrigued by the Lancome stuff! I’ve never been disappointed by one of their products.

  • Reply Allison February 25, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I was thinking the same thing – that bottle is super interesting looking! Funny that it smells like a hotel!

  • Reply Jenna February 26, 2016 at 12:52 am

    I adored the Pur-Lisse eye serum I got in my Ipsy bag last month. I’m still using it, in fact. Good stuff. Great brand. I think the ONLY reason I wouldn’t repurchase is that there’s a similar product from Shiseido for the same price that has managed to outshine any other eye product I’ve tried.

    I’m also a big fan of Lancome. I might have to check out that one.

  • Reply February 26, 2016 at 8:39 am

    i felt the same way about the mouth spray. i was sent some once, and never blogger about it because it didn’t do anything for me. purlisse is a great brand. some goodies this month!

  • Reply Cara February 26, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Will have to give that hand cream a try. I have such dry hands in the winter months!

  • Reply Kristin February 26, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Checking out that hand cream. I’m ALWAYS in the market for a good one. My hands get really bad, especially in the winter. Same with the lip stuff…once I find one I like, I stick with it for years.
    Thanks for the recommendations!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family February 26, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    That Skinfix sounds awesome! I have dry hands in the winter too so I can definitely use this stuff!

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