I just couldn’t resist another sample box! Especially one affiliated with Allure Magazine. (I check their product picks and reviews frequently!)
What it is: $15/month beauty subscription box
What’s inside: Deluxe samples, full-size products and a mini mag highlighting the items included. You also receive a $10 credit toward any $50 Beauty Bar purchase.
Ciate Paint Pots Nail Polish in Cha Cha Cha
I couldn’t resist trying this immediately and it’s is so gorgeous on! And it’s the perfect end of summer shade. This is a mini version, but a regular size polish runs $15. Also, this dried crazy fast! (Money well spent!)
Oribe Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse
Another product that promises beachy waves, so we shall see! The mini mag suggests applying to dry hair (something I just learned about mousse!) so I’ll give it a try and report back! A full size version sells for $37, but this travel size (2.5 oz) sells for $21.50.
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Peony
This is way more pink-y than I would ever pick out for myself but it’s actually a really pretty shade. It’s also not shiny or sticky at all, which is unusual for something in a tube! The mini mag does suggest applying it over exfoliated lips that have a bit of balm on them so it won’t look too dry. The full-size sells for $21.
Kate Somerville Dilo Oil Restorative Treatment
I know skin oils are a big thing now, and I’ve tried it but not regularly. This face oil is supposed to help repair the skin barrier and boost moisture levels while firming the skin. A full size version sells for $65, but it seems like it would go far if you follow the recommended application tips.
Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara in Black Ice
This came at a perfect time because my current fave mascara (Arbonne’s It’s a Long Story) needs to be replaced with a new tube. So, I’m happy to try this sample for now! This petroleum-free and contains cellulose fibers to thicken and lengthen lashes. Can’t wait to try it! A full-size version sells for $33.
The Verdict: I paid $15 for this box and believe the value of the contents to be about $50. Not a bad return on my investment. None of the items were full-size but these are all really generous in size and I’m very happy! I may even have to try it another month just to be sure I’ve given it a fair try! :) If you want to try it for yourself, click the link on the right of my page. (It’s the bottom ad.) Use code JKRX0370 to save on your first box!
Just a heads up: tomorrow is the grand opening of the new West Elm store in OKC!