Wednesday, August 12, 2015



Gosh I don’t remember how long it’s been since I did a beauty post. But when my daughter gave me a gift of 1year of Allure beauty box, I instantly thought - blog worthy! So I’m here to talk about the products and my honest opinions of them.

First off, the red box itself is alluring and sturdy and will definitely be a great storage for some of your beauty products. 



Now onto what came in the box this month:



There’s a Malin + Goetz peppermint shampoo with a smell to die for. You know I had to wash my hair right away just to experience it, hehe. And all day I still caught sniffs of that glorious peppermint smell, mmmmhh. And by the way, all I needed was a little squeeze and that sure went a long way. It also left my hair feeling squeaky clean. If you’re a sucker for great scents then don’t hesitate to pick up a one of these. This product retails for $20 for an 8ounce bottle and can be ordered from Malinandgoetz.com.

Eau Thermale Avene Clearance Gel Cleanser: This is a foaming cleanser for oily and acne prone skin non of which I have. But it did take away every trace of makeup and left my face feeling clean and fresh. Most acne fighting products in the market boast of salicylic acid or benzoic peroxide but not this one. It contains a fairly new ingredient monolaurin that claims to decrease oil production with regular use. So if you have an oily or zit prone skin, you may want to give this product a try. It retails for $20 for 6.76 ounces and is available at Drugstore.com.


Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner: Honestly I had a hard time figuring out how to work this mini eye liner pen but once I did, I fell in love. I love the chiseled/ angled tip that made for precision and may have you get rid of your 266 eye liner brush. A gentle squeeze was all I needed to deliver the right amount of product. It glided on smoothly and stayed on. Just like a liner brush, be sure to wipe the tip in between applications to ensure the product goes on evenly. This retails for $24 and is available at Sephora.com. I will definitely be buying this. 

Nuance Salma Hayek AM/PM anti aging cream. Now this is supposed to be a medium weight moisturizer but I must say it felt really heavy on my skin. So my first thought was not for oily skin but guess what, it absorbed not so quickly but surely. It claims to soften dry skin and is packed with antioxidants. The key ingredients include glycerin and borage oil that is supposed to be soothing on the skin. It has a rich creamy texture and left a hint of a herbal scent. This products retails for $19.99 for 1.4 ounces and is available at CVS.com. 



Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme: This is a styling cream that smooths frizz and boosts waves. I haven’t found a use for this but it promises to be a great product. A little squeeze on the back of my hand felt smooth and silky so I can imagine it would do just that and more on hair. I am a sucker for great ingredients and this one has some that I really love like avocado and sweet almond oils as well as jojoba castor and safflower seed oils for shine. Retail price is $30 for 5 ounces and is available at Bumbleandbumble.com.

So Allure has collaborated with Butter London and birthed a line of nail polishes. I am a french tip girl for the most part but I tried this beautiful powdery pink polish on my daughter and it looked very fresh and clean. This is a limited edition collection that boasts 10 awesome shades and will be in stores starting this month. What are you waiting for, go get the nails did, take a hand selfie and hashtag thebeautybox on instagram/twitter. 

So there you have it. I love my box and most of the things in it. Can’t wait for my next month’s loot. Have a wonderful Wednesday and see you back on Saturday. Xo...


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58 comments:

  1. Wow, you have got some great and really interesting products, the anti aging cream, push up liner and the nail paint..everything is nice. Kisses <3
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    1. They are so great Rakhshanda. Loving the liner a lot.
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    1. It sure does. I love how sturdy the cute red box is.

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  3. A nice loot it seems, thanks for sharing and greetings!

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    1. Greetings and thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Looks like amazing products!
    I really like to follow your blog, your articles are amazing! Kisses. ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

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    1. They are all really great products. Penciling down the ones to purchase.

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  5. Wow that box looks nice and lot of great stuff
    I'm entice to that shampoo as I love something so sweet and smelly on hair

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    1. The shampoo is one of my favorites from the box. I'm looking forward to next month already, :))

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  6. Wow that box is wonderful. I love the color of the nail polish. This brand is not available here.. I want to try it, but unfortunately I can't.. Awesome stuff, thanks for sharing and have a nice day!
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    1. TGIF Cvety! That sucks cos these are such cool stuff. The polish is so fresh and pretty.

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  7. I wish Allure box ships to Canada but alas, they don't. :-( And I love that cleanser by Avene! I have dry skin, non sensitive nor do I have breakouts but it really cleans the skin. Do to it being for oily skin, I use it only 3 times a week but it's so lovely!

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    1. It is so great. I've really been enjoying this haul. 3x/ week sounds like a great plan to avoid drying your skin out further. Too bad it doesn't ship to Canada :(.

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  8. It sounds like a very investing box! I may have to look into it. I like the cleanser by Avene as well! You need to teach use how to do your make up. ;) I need to learn some tricks from you. :)

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    1. I've read raving reviews about the cleanser. Will surely invest in one when this runs out. But yeah let's talk makeup tips and tricks anytime, :))).

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    1. Yes they are amazing Nilu darling, :)..

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  10. These are really great stuffs, but that pushup eye liner is what caught my attention ,there's a Sephora outlet near me so i'm going to check it out. Great review Idu ,ans I love the red box.

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    1. The push up bra, oops liner hahahahh. Yes check it out, it delivers such good precision. I love the box too, so cute.

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  11. I can't remember if you have done the beauty post as well because I always see your fashion post more! However, this box consists of cool products to try!

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    1. Yes Gail I did beauty posts many months ago. I'm getting back to that it seems, so make it a date on Wednesdays and Saturdays. :)). Very cool products, I'm so pleased with them all.

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  12. Amazing products!

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  13. I was quite surprise to see a new post! Because you usually publish your outfits! I'm not very good at writing reviews, it is why I do not do! But this beauty box seems really nice! Oh, gosh, so hard to be a women! we love anything that looks pretty! It is very nice of your daughter! is she blogger too?

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    1. I know! Haven't done beauty posts in a while. Those used to go live on Wednesdays. I love using and reviewing products. Helps me figure out what works for me too. But yes, we girls are so drawn to any and every thing pretty, :)). My daughter is in college, she is a model and has a tumblr blog. She will be a guest blogger on here every once in a while. I can't wait..

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  14. perfect post!
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  15. I'm sorry if I comment you always so late
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  16. Great products. I think I might have to subscribe to a beauty box too. Those products are so cool especially the shampoo and the liner. I love it when my hair smells fresh.

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    1. Great smelling hair is everything Doreen. You should totally go for it, :)))

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  17. I love a good eyeliner...one of my can't live without products. I recently cancelled my subscription to one of the beauty box services. I really did love getting it in the mail each month, but I didn't use enough of the products to justify it. The Allure box looks pretty great!
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    1. I can't do without my liner either hahaa. I look forward to unwrapping every month now. So thoughtful of my daughter. Thanks Debbie.

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  18. Essa caixa é tudo de bom amei os produtos
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  19. Such a lovely gift !!! Those products are great !
    xoxo

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    1. They are, I'm loving them all. Thanks Sorana.
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  20. That box looks amazing.
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    1. It is Izabela, the liner and polish are so awesome. The shampoo too.

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  21. Great items dear!!!

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  22. Thanks for sharing. The Benefit liner is very popular on other blogs too. I must try it X

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    1. You totally should. I love it. Thanks a lot.
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  23. Great post, happy Friday!

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  24. There are some actual amazing products in this box. A lot of the ones I see on the web always seem to give out random products I've never heard of and it doesn't really entice me to subscribe! That's just me. I do love the Butter London pink hue. I don't usually like pink's but that is a really nice, soft shade.

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  25. Lovely allure collection for a gift <3
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  26. Can you believe that the only product I know is the one from Avene?? I need to "study" more about it!!!
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  27. These product are so amazing and box with them looks nice! Love it! Your review is more than useful :)
    Kisses Idu :***

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  28. Fabulous selection of beauty products, Idu! Such a great idea of your daughter to give you a gift of one year of Allure. I didn't know about Selma Hayek's beauty products. Thank you for sharing, lady!

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