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November 2015 Allure Beauty Box

I loved the November 2015 Allure Beauty Box! Let’s take a look at what I got. The name of each product is a link that will take you to see more information.


What’s the Deal: For $15 a month, Allure sends you 5 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.

Klorane Floral Eye Make-Up Remover (full price $16 for 6.7 ounces)


What it is: A gentle eye makeup remover that wipes away makeup and depuffs.

My thoughts: This make up remover has a pleasant, botanical scent. I have used it several different times with different shadows, liners and mascaras and it has taken it all of with great efficiency. I would say that this is a great option!

Crabtree & Evelyn Verbena and Lavender De Provence Bath & Shower Gel (full price $22 for 8.5 ounces)

What it is: A shower gel that is heavily scented.

My thoughts: When I first used this in the shower I thought..Wow!! This smells a lot like a bathroom cleaner I used to use! I don’t think I like this at all. But then, it sort of woke me up and yet made me feel calm all at the same time. About an hour after I got out of the shower and was doing my makeup, I could smell the scent lingering on me. It was just a soft, pleasant scent. I actually really liked this stuff. It doesn’t foam a lot, so if you like a lot of foam with your shower gel….I would try something else. I can do without foam as long as I feel clean….which this one left me feeling clean.

Hanae by Hanae Mori (full price $92 for 1.7 ounces)


What it is: A perfume that has scents of bergamot, strawberry, jasmine, patchouli, toffee, orange blossom, sandalwood and vanilla.

My thoughts: You guys….this scent is amazing!!! It is sweet, yet intoxicating and sexy. It lingered on me all day which is a must in my book.  I hate perfumes that disappear after an hour or two. This one smells wonderful and isn’t too strong so you can wear it to work if you wanted.

Mally Beauty High-Shine Liquid Lipstick (full price $20)


What it is: A shimmery, shiny lip gloss.

My thoughts: First of all, can we talk about how gorgeous this packaging is??? With the gold top and snakeskin print!! I die!!! This had a fruit scent/taste that I loved. The color is a lot more sheer than I thought it was going to be since it was called a liquid lipstick. It doesn’t have a liquid feel to it at all. I think that this is a great gloss! It lasts about an hour or two for me, so typical gloss. It had a nice shine and just a hint of shimmer, nothing too crazy.

L’Occitane Divine Youth Oil (full price $106 for 1 ounce)

What it is: A featherweight oil that hydrates skin without leaving you greasy.

My thoughts: The first thing I noticed about this was the scent. It has a floral like scent that smelled so amazing. This goes on so nicely and sinks in immediately. It left my face soft and glow-y. It says that if you apply this oil before your anti-aging creams it acts to allow the ingredients to sink deeper in your skin getting the full effect of those active ingredients. I loved how my makeup applied on days that I used this.

I will say that for $106, that is quite pricey for just a face oil!! I don’t really see any ingredients that are for anti-aging or what not. The main ingredients are sunflower-seed, borage-seed, apricot kernel, evening primrose, seabuckthorn oils, and rose hip oil. I love love loved this stuff, but ummmmm $106 is a lot! If I saw it come down in price it would be a no brainer for me.

Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity (full price $28.50 for 150 milliliters)

Kevin Murphy Anti Gravity

What it is: A volumizing serum that does not weigh down hair.

My thoughts: This stuff smells like lavender with a little lemon mixed in. It is a decent scent. It was a very milky like substance that was a little sticky on my hands but went through my hair smoothly. You want to rub this all over your damp hair, don’t focus on just the roots. You all know my hair is super thin….so I am the true test! After running this through my hair and blow drying, my hair did have a bounce to it. It didn’t look greasy or weighed down at all. Is this the most amazing product ever? No. Did I like it? Yes. I would consider it again.

Don’t forget that the #inthedrawer Instagram challenge starts today with Jana and I!!!! We can’t wait to see all of your pictures!

instagram challenge 2

There are no rules with this. You don’t have to have a barbie doll to participate. You could use a stuffed animal or other figurine to play! And if you have none, then you know what would be a fantastic good human thing to do? Head over to Target or the Dollar Tree and grab a doll to use for the challenge, then hand it off to a child in need in your area. Have a little fun and do a good deed? The Grinch’s heart might just grow three sizes my friends!

Use #inthedrawer and have some fun!!! I will be checking Instagram daily to see your creations. There will be a link up on Fridays each week to share all the pictures in one spot if you want to make them part of your Friday posts.

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  • Reply B @ Sequin Notebook December 1, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Wow, these are some great samples to receive for such a low price! I’m with you on the Mally packaging…so pretty!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston December 1, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I have the shampoo and conditioner of the same brand of the serum and love it!! So glad to hear you loved this box – lots of great stuff to play with and great sizes too! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine December 1, 2015 at 8:46 am

    I love it when you get your box! I want that sexy scent you had in there, that would be a perfect stocking stuffer to tell my husband I need, LOL! Wow on the price of that face oil, I do wonder how well it works? Ahh I swoon on that Mally packaging. You know I have some great beauty products that are great but not package that pretty but for some reason the prettier with the packaging the more I love it! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday especially since I know it’s your least favorite day of the week! Ha ha

  • Reply December 1, 2015 at 8:49 am

    what an awesome box!! you totally scored. that face oil is amazing.

  • Reply laura December 1, 2015 at 10:11 am

    OF COURSE that face oil is amazing, because it’s a gillion dollars. And I want some of that sexy scent stuff!! I am also a sucker for pretty packaging — it just makes me want to use it!

  • Reply Cara December 1, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Love the lipgloss. Will have to try that brand out soon. I’m always intrigued with oils like the divine youth one, but at $106 I can’t seem to bite the bullet, yet. Do you feel like a little of this would go a long way?

  • Reply Tracie December 1, 2015 at 10:28 am

    That lip gloss sounds awesome! I love more of a sheer look and when it smells/tastes good. It peeves me when it smells/tastes like chemicals and it is all over my pie hole.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo December 1, 2015 at 11:17 am

    $106 for 1 ounce? I totally had my eyes bug out at that cost!

  • Reply Wynne December 1, 2015 at 11:38 am

    the L’Occitan divine youth oil sounds wonderful, but too bad it’s pricey. i might try to get one and see how one bottle works on me, maybe it’s worth it.. or maybe it’s not. haha we’ll see. thanks for sharing this!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista December 1, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Awesome box this month! Loving that shower gel and liquid lipstick <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie December 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    oooo, give me that lipstick!!! really pretty. I love fun things!

  • Reply Erin LFF December 1, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    I LOVE the scent of verbena. There used to be something from BBW yearssss ago I liked. Maybe verbena and lime or something?! Brings back memories haha!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis December 1, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    The L’Occitane Divine Youth Oil sounds amazing but holy expensive. lol Lucky you got the bottle for free!

  • Reply Amy December 1, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I love anything from Mally Beauty!!! The Hanae fragrance sounds amazing. I need to know more about the IG challenge… somehow I missed that and I love all things IG!!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph December 1, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I hate the smell of that verbena stuff.

  • Reply Candace December 1, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Ooooo that perfume sounds amazing!! Do you think you’ll buy the whole bottle when you’re out? And that anti gravity hair stuff sounds really great, too. I am like a hair product hoarder haha I am always looking for good products!! Yay for your linkup!! I’ll have to take a decent picture so I can participate haha

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders December 1, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    All of these sound like great picks for you this month! I have to admit that I own a lot of lipsticks and glosses but don’t wear them that often. The fact that the lipstick is actually more of a gloss would appeal to me because it would be less in your face I think.

  • Reply Amanda December 1, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    My ex used to wear a cologne by Hanae Moire and I stilllll love the smell of it to this day! I’ve never smelled a female version though… now I’m curious!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer December 1, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    My goal for 2016 is to try some new subscription boxes (dream big, right?) and I want to try this and the PopSugar Must Have box. I keep forgetting to cancel my Birchbox and Ipsy subscriptions! Also, the #inthedrawer challenge is so cool! I don’t have a doll but I will try to find something to join in the fun. 😉

  • Reply Kerry December 1, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Face oil for $106, that is insane!! Wow.

  • Reply Jenna December 1, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    That face oil looks amazing!

  • Reply kristen December 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    hmm i might have to check out that makeup remover.. i have been struggling getting all my shit off lately, especially eyes. that face oil sounds amazing but um yeah. remove the $6 and i’ll pay $10 for it hahaha.

  • Reply Dani December 2, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I’ve never really gotten into subscription boxes (unless you count the Target or Walmart ones), but $15 for brand name deluxe size samples definitely sounds like a win, and I like that these aren’t all make-up related. I’ll have to look into this further- great reviews!

  • Reply December 2015 Allure Beauty Box - Life By Nadine Lynn January 14, 2016 at 8:19 am

    […] What’s the Deal: For $15 a month, Allure sends you 5 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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