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Allure Beauty Box – January 2016

So, I was all sad because I thought I missed out on this month’s box due to the asshole that stole my debit card last month. Then, I went to check my mailbox mid-month and there it was!!!! And this month was a good one you guys! A GOOD ONE!


DHC Deep Cleansing Oil (full price varies, around $28 for 6.7 ounces)


What it is: A gentle, oil based cleanser that you message onto your dry face then rinse off. The key ingredient is olive oil

My Thoughts: Love, love, love this stuff!!! It literally takes off every last stitch of make up and my face is so soft afterwards!

Repurchase: YES!

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant in Lavender + Sage (full price $8.99-$10.95)

Schmidt's Natural Deod

What it is: All natural, vegan and cruelty free deodorant. The key ingredients are baking soda, arrowroot powder, and shea and cocoa-seed butters. It has a clean lavender scent that isn’t too overpowering, it is just right. They have other scents like Cedarwood + Juniper and Bergamont + Lime as well.

My Thoughts: So, I tried Piper Wai a few months ago and while I thought I liked it…after a month I ended up going back to my original Degree. I got tired of trying to smear it under my arms with my fingers and I wasn’t a huge fan of their scent after the first few weeks.

This stuff is a different consistency. It is sort of waxy? It’s weird. BUT!!! It smells really good and has actually been working pretty well. I really, really wish they would make this in a stick because I really do like it. I think I am going to keep trying with it, but it takes awhile to put on because of the consistency and the finger application.

Repurchase: Maybe, if a stick form came out 100% yes!

Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Black Navy (full price $20)

Mally Navy Black Liner

What it is: Waterproof gel eyeliner with a built in brush

My Thoughts: This is a great formula that glides on super easy. You have about 30 seconds to smudge if you want before it really starts to set. It stays put all day.

Repurchase: Honestly, I have some drugstore brands that I love for eyeliner and usually can’t justify spending more than $10 because of that. But if you like to try new liners and prefer more luxury brands then I would give this a go. It certainly feels high end to me and I have been having fun with this one! Not to mention that the color is gorgeous!

Skinn Cosmetics Caviar Lip Cream in Ruby (full price $22)

Skinn Cosmetics Ruby Lip Liquid

What it is: A liquid lip color that has a firm, angled tip applicator for precise delivery. This has a creamy formula that glides on pretty easily. It is not sticky at all.

My Thoughts: I liked how easy this was to put on, but I must say that you need a lip primer or liner to keep it from bleeding around the edges. The formula is surprisingly moisturizing. With my super dry, chapped winter lips this went on without any chapstick underneath! This Ruby color is actually really pretty. I am usually not a fan of red on me, but this works.

Repurchase: I think this is a great option and would consider purchasing this brand if I want to splurge a little because it is a really great formula with a pigmented color. You can tell it is of great quality.

Erno Laszlo Transphuse Eye Refiner (full price $105)


What it is: An eye cream that plumps skin, decreases fine lines and wrinkles and moisturizes. Ingredients include Pullulan, glycosaminoglycans, algae extract, glycerin, shea butter, olive oil, avocado oil, vitamin e, cranberry-seed oil, rosemary extract, and peptides.

My Thoughts: I really like this stuff! Not only did it seem to hide some of my fine lines, it left my skin moisturized. Let’s be honest, under the eye area is the trickiest, most delicate of skin that is super finicky and can dry out so quick.

Repurchase: While I actually really like this product, I can’t get over the $105 price tag. I simply just don’t have $105 to spend on eye cream but if you do, I would give this a try!

Derma E Hydrating Night Creme (full price $22 to $29.50)


What it is: A rich night cream with glycerin, hyaluronic acid, vitamins a, c and e, panthenol and aloe.

My Thoughts: The scent reminds me of St Ives Apricot scrub, which I like. I have been using this stuff for a month now and I am in love!!! It just glides right on and soaks in to my skin at night. I wake up feeling refreshed and soft.

Repurchase: I will most certainly be repurchasing this. It is so hard to find a night cream that I really love. This works great and I think anything under $30 for a night cream is fantastic! I am interested to try other products from this brand, I had never tried anything of theirs before.

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Champagne Problems (full price $15)


What it is: A glittery gold polish that is five free. The formula is thick and creamy.

My Thoughts: First of all, the packing is so cute!! I love the box that it came in and the shape of the polish bottle. I applied this without a top coat because I wanted to truly see how the formula tested for $15. Sadly, I had chips and dings in the polish the same day I painted them with no top coat. With a top coat I got to about day 3/4 before the chips were really starting to look bad.

Repurchase: I am up in the air. The color of this polish was so beautiful and deep but if you are looking for a five free polish I would suggest Julep for the same price range. Their polishes tend to hang around just a little longer for me. Now if you can find this polish on sale, scoop it up! The color really is gorgeous and I like that it is five free.

Have you tried any of these products? What have you discovered recently that you love?

Linking up with Joey.

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  • Reply Carly February 11, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I’ve heard really good things about Schmidt’s, but agree – how is it so hard to make deodorant in stick form? I used Lush’s natural deodorant for a little bit, but it gave me a rash- I think it was the baking soda. Also agree on over $100 for an eye cream, I’m not spending it, but if someone wants to send a sample my way I won’t turn it down.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo February 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I HATE NAIL POLISH… the chipping!! .. of course, I still buy it & wear it though 🙂 haha

    I’m intrigued by that deodorant. Kinda weird to put on with your hands … but I bet the benefits of not all the junk in others is worth it – I’m going to have to check it out.

  • Reply Laura February 11, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I love that nail polish color, though!!! and the name! so fun!! I’m still meh about the non-stick deodorant — just too weird for me, and eff $105 for eye cream. No.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph February 11, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I am intrigued by that deodorant but if I have to apply it with my fingers, it’s a hell no.

  • Reply B @ Sequin Notebook February 11, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I’ve tried several products in the Derma E line and they are all really fantastic!

  • Reply kristen February 11, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    i definitely need to try that night creme, i really need to find something that actually works.

    i am intrigued by natural deodorant but i know i am too lazy to actually apply with my fingers, so i’m not even gonna try.

    that oil sounds interesting as well! the lip colour is gorgeous, but boo to bleeding.

  • Reply caitlin @ candyfloss & persie February 11, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    ooo, these seem so homeopathic and I dig it! And I’m very, very in love with anything lavender so imaging that with sage is realllllllly peaking my interest. That must smell amazing.

  • Reply Dani February 11, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    What does five free mean?

    The eyeliner color does look gorgeous, but I’m with you on drugstore brands. I can’t even imagine putting deodorant on with my fingers. Ick. Stick or spray please!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista February 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    I need to try that deep cleansing oil and hydrating night cream, I’ve always been afraid of oil but hear amazing things! And yay for getting your box this month even though you were a victim of fraud. I feel like it’s happening more and more 😛

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis February 11, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    The color of the lipstick is pretty fierce! I would love that and the glittery nail polish!

  • Reply Amanda February 11, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    I’m with you on the deodorant… it needs to be in a damn stick! lol

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family February 11, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    That nail polish is such a pretty color!

  • Reply alyssa February 11, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I’ve been looking for a new night cream to buy, and I’ll need to do so soon. Looks like that’s a good one to put in the running!

  • Reply Lindsay February 11, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I love DermaE products! And I love that lip color… so pretty. I may need to check out the cleansing oil. I’d be worried about it breaking me out but my skin could use some moisture right now!

  • Reply Jenna February 11, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Oh, how I love cleansing oil since I’ve started using one. There’s no need for makeup remover at all, and it’s incredibly gentle. LOVE. The one I use is from Julep, and I got it in my Maven box, meaning that it set me back all of $9, and after several months, I’ve just reached about halfway through the container. I will absolutely be tossing this into my Maven box once I’ve used it all up, though I’ve gotten some cleanser samples lately, so it’ll probably take me even longer than I’d expected.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders February 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I’m glad that you ended up getting this box after your debit card fiasco! I definitely wouldn’t want to apply deodorant with my fingers everyday! You’d think that they’d come out with a stick at some point in time. And I can’t believe the price tag on that eye cream! Even if you love it, that’s a hard price tag to come to terms with!

  • Reply February 15, 2016 at 8:16 am

    you got some good stuff!! idk about the deo though! every time i have tried to make my own, i can’t get it firm enough for a stick, and i get grossed out putting the cream on. idk, i’m weird!

  • Reply Allure Beauty Box February 2016 - Life By Nadine Lynn February 25, 2016 at 7:38 am

    […] 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. […]

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