ALLURE BEAUTY BOX

every month I will be doing an individual post about each beauty bag/box I receive as well as a monthly roundup of my favorite items from all the items i received.

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This is my second Allure Beauty Box and I must say I love what Allure is putting out. Unlike ipsy I find Allure to send things that – not only I’ve actually heard of – but things I would actually use.

I’m the first to admit that I can in some ways be a brand snob – and it’s something I’m halfway trying to fix; but not really – and Allure does in a sense cater to that demographic with their beauty box at a price most people can afford; so into the January Allure Beauty Box we go!

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The first thing I was excited to get in this beauty box was a Sigma brush $16– if you’re on Instagram or you follow YouTube you know that Sigma and Morphe are the current trending brushes with Sigma having the upper hand in terms of usability, quality and design. I have a few Morphe brushes that do the trick and just recently got some travel size Sigma brushes, followed by an order of a regular size brushes. I would say that Sigma is better that not only Morphe, but MAC as well when it comes to their return policy and 2 year warranty. So safe to say I was very happy when I saw on Allure.com that a sigma brush was in the beauty box. It’s also travel size (medium length) but great to use any day. |I received the Sigma E25 Blending Brush|

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Second on my “YAY” list was the Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow Quad $35– I actually don’t know anything about this brand, but I love travel size eyeshadow palettes, I’m not one to do so great when it comes to an array of choices so a slim number of selections to create an eye look is sometimes best for me – also I’m a bit of an eyeshadow palette hoarder and more never hurt anyone. I will say the pigmentation isn’t off the charts if you’re of a darker skin tone like me, but the job for a simple eye look gets done and the color choices for a nice Smokey look with one bold color to not make you look like you lost a fight to Floyd Mayweather is an added bonus.

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15Just to save time and because even on the little pamphlet you get with each beauty box they were on the same page, I also got Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion $79 and Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Blush Basin $9 – These two weren’t a yay but they were a good, I’ll keep them just in case I need them. I have combination, acne prone sensitive skin along with eczema and I’m currently on a good skin routine that seems to be clearing up the hot mess that is adult acne and putting too much shit on my face for an extended period of time; so the probability of me trying out the microdermabrasion on a regular basis is low, but on a hormonal week when the breakouts are at an extreme, I’ll give it a try. The same with Burt’s Bees – I have pigmented lips and prefer a matte lip to a satin lip so the chance of me also using this is somewhat slim. |now that I think about it – it may go to the “donate to a local charity bin” if I don’t use I in a few months|

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I’m also extremely into face mask although I don’t buy a lot of them – why? I don’t know – but the beauty box also included the Biobelle Facial Mask in #beautysecret $4.99 – this is another brand I’ve never heard of, but I’m no savant in the facial mask sector so I’m going to give this a try.

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Lastly in my “fudge – I hate getting these” folder: the Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Invisible Spray $20 –  I actually don’t like dry shampoo in my hair, that’s number one, number two my hair is currently in braids, number three I don’t use shampoo in my hair and use only a specific conditioner and homemade hair mask so whenever I get hair products I just instantly throw them in the donate bin – I’ve yet to get a beauty box hair product from any of my beauty bags/boxes that I even consider using. So that’s all I have to say about this one.

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All in all, like my first Allure Beauty Box, this box had way more wins than failures. I obviously see myself immediately using three of six products, open to trying two of six products, and only one dud. I absolutely love Allure Beauty Boxes so far!

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