Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Review: October Allure Beauty Box.

Remember how happy I was with the Allure September Beauty Box? Well, that's over. The October box arrived and, while it's definitely got a few winners, it also has some losers. Stupid beauty losers. Here's the box:

I was pretty happy to see Avene and Korres products because those are brands I really like but the Pureology product is for hair I don't have and perfume is really never something I want in a sample box. The Pantene conditioner was a bonus item but I'm not excited about foaming conditioner and will probably give it to my teenage nieces. The eyeliner, though. That was a surprise and ended up being my favorite item in the box. Here's the breakdown:

Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
I am a fan of Korres so I was pretty happy to get this item and it's SO GOOD. I just slather it on as a top layer at night and in the morning my skin is all plump and happy. I should warn you though, it's heavily scented. The smell is nice (roses and whatnot) and natural but it's pretty strong at first.

Avene A-Ocitive Antioxidant Defense Serum
Avene is another brand I like (especially the spray thermal spring water) and I'm always happy to have another serum to slap on my face. I have no idea if this does anything but it's fine.

Pureology Hydrate Air Dry Cream
I don't air-dry or scrunch my hair and I ain't got no curls. I did try a little of this before blow-drying but it didn't do much except stink to holy hell. It's REALLY scented. Not for me.

Beauty For Real 24/7 Waterproof Eyeliner
I love this! The color is gorgeous - a true golden bronzy brown with no red undertones. It's super soft and doesn't tug but I'm surprised it claims to be waterproof because I don't think it's got amazing staying power. It's also an automatic pencil that can't be sharpened but I have a little shapener off another eyeliner that works pretty well. I've used this nearly every day since I got it, so it's a winner.

Kat Von D Sinner Perfume
Nope. Nope nope nope. Not for me. The packaging is cool? Maybe I should actually try it.

Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Foam Conditioner
What on earth. Why would I want a foaming conditioner? I don't get this at all.

So, that's the rundown. Next month's box looks pretty interesting so I'm staying in for now!


  1. I actually really like the rebooted KVD "Sinner" perfume, and the "Saint" for that matter. Give it a shot!

    1. I'm absolutely being unfair about it. I'll give it a chance.

  2. As a copywriter, I'm just shocked that "mani, pedi, vici" was approved. Shocked!, I tell you.

  3. I looked up the notes of Sinner and I am definitely intrigued! Try it and let us know what you think of it.

  4. I liked the sample I got of the Korres wild rose stuff from Sephora but the smell is so strong I haven't used it again. Maybe I should try it again. You're selling me on this box now, I was thinking about the Sephora one but this looks good too.