Allure Winter 2014 Beauty Box

I really like the Allure beauty boxes as they have a lot of practical items I use.  They aren’t as exciting as some other boxes since they aren’t a surprise (contents are released ahead of time).  But I still think they are a great deal so I picked up the winter one when it went on sale!

First Look
The boxes always come with a book describing the products.
Aloxxi Conditioning Detangler. Value $20. This conditioner is formulated for color treated hair.  It has a blend of 10 botanical extracts that protects and defends from environmental damage.  I got the Aloxxi dry shampoo in the last Allure beauty box and I really like it. I’m not sure yet if I’m gonna keep that or sell it just because I have a lot of hair products right now.
Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask. Value $5.39. This is a charcoal mask that heats up to help unclog pores. I like to use self heating masks in the winter so I’ll give this a try.  The box includes 4 single use packs.
Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes. Value $5.39. I use cleansing cloths every night to remove my makeup. I’ve tried  Burt’s Bees towelettes before but never the cucumber and sage ones.  I will definitely use these.
Cetaphil Intensive Moisturizing Cream. Value $7.99. I can always use hand cream and this is a nice non-greasy one. It’s for the driest areas like feet, elbows, hands and knees!
Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer. Value $5.49. This is an oil free, water based formula that contains a blend of cucumber and green mango extracts. Eh not excited by this I have lots of cleansers. I will sell this one.
Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built in Whitening Pen. Value $12.99. I have a Sonicare toothbrush so I don’t need a manual one. I gave this to my mom.
Colgate Optic White Platinum Whiten & Protect Toothpaste. Value $3.99. I can always use toothpaste.  This is a whitening toothpaste in a cool mint flavor.
Curel Skincare Rough Skin Rescue Lotion. Value $5.99. I got this exact lotion in the last Allure  Beauty box and I haven’t even opened it yet.  I gave this to my mom.
Dove White Beauty Bars -2 pack. Value $3.19. I don’t use bar soap and neither does my mom. We do use body wash, don’t worry!  Lol. I will probably donate this soap.
Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer. Value $8.49. This is a quicker formula Jergens natural glow so comes in a bit smaller bottle.  I like to use the foaming version of this so I gave this to my mom.
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Moisturising Conditioner. Value $4.99.  I got the shampoo version of this in the last Allure Beauty box but I haven’t used it yet. Now I have the matching conditioner to use!
John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss for Cool Brunettes. Value $11.99. This box includes 6 in shower treatments. It adds a deep espresso Colour to touch up salon color.  I get highlights so this won’t work for me so I’ll sell it.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir. Value $8.99. This is an Argan oil elixir to boost softness and shine.   I have quite a bit of hair styling products right now so I’m gonna sell this.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. Value $17.99.  I had a hard time finding this as it’s new to the market. It includes hyaluronic acid which is very hydrating to the skin.  I like gel based moisturizers as opposed to creams but I have so many right now.  I think I’ll sell this.
Not Your Mother’s Whip It Up Cream Styling Mousse. Value $4.99. This is a hair mousse scented with vanilla cupcake scent. That sounds nice!  I dont use mousse though so will sell or give this away.
Organic Doctor Organic Manuka Honey Hand & Nail Cream. Value $9.99. I was excited to get a hand cream as my hands are so dry in the winter. I tried it and I’m not sure I like the scent. Sometimes honey products smell weird to me.  I’ll try it again and if I don’t like it I’ll give it away.
Organic Doctor Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Hydrating Radiance Elixir. Value $14.39. This is a face elixir made with coconut. I have more products like this than I can use so I’m going to sell this.
Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush – Rose. Value $11.79. This is a pretty blush pallette.  I think it’s packaging is cute but I don’t wear blush so will sell this.
Rusk Texture. Value $3.47. This is a hair volumizer which I’ve gotten before from Glossybox.  I don’t need volume so won’t use this – which is good because it leaked and is covered with sticky stuff!
This also was a controversial products as the picture showed a full size product and only got a sample size – not cool.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure.  Value $5.59. I believe there were different colors sent out of this nail polish. I got Sweet Talker which is a very pretty light pink. I gave this one away as I have tons of light pink polish!
Scunci Hair Emergency Kit. I didn’t find this for sale anywhere but I think $5 is a good value. This is a fun little zipper pouch with bobbie pens, hair ties and headbands!  I really like it.
Sheamoisture Superfruit Complex Body Lotion. Value $9.99. This looks like a nice thick body lotion. It includes Shea butter, mango butter and green coffee bean extract.  I haven’t tried this yet but it should be nice for winter.
Splat Hair Chalk in Dusty Rose. Value $5.99. This hair chalk washes out with shampoo. It looks fun but not for me.
Style Sexy Hair H2No 3 Day Style Saver Dry Shampoo. Value $18.95. This is a dry shampoo that is transucent, talc free, lightweight and layerable. I’ve got a lot of dry shampoo so I will sell this.

I calculate a value of $213.02. This is kinda a low value but I only paid $59.83 with shipping and tax so I still got a really good deal.  I’ll use a lot of this and can recoup some of the cost if I sell a few things.  

Author: had4567

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