So, the other day, this GIANT box… oh and I mean giant box, arrived at my house. Another notch on the ‘mailman thinks I’m crazy’ list, but hey- I was anxiously waiting for this box to arrive! So what is it? The Allure Fall Must-Haves box! Allure picked out the best of the best beauty, body, hair and makeup products and put them for sale at an awesome price of $39.99 (came out to $55 after tax and shipping). And I can definitely say this was over $55 worth of products… plus it sold out in 10 minutes!
So, I organized the products into a few categories to make it easier to read and identify (rather than 23 individual pictures). So, here are my Nail Products. I received a Sally Hanson Salon Manicure Cuticle Eraser & Balm, which is supposed to remove dry cuticles and moisturize your nail beds pre-polish. Next to that is another Sally Hanson product the Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Laced Up, a grey-and-white pattern. The dark Purple polish (hard to tell the color from the camera lighting) by Sation is a great deep fall color, called Winey Happy People. Last but not least, we have the Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure in Mermaids Tail. I am so pumped to try out this color, even though I’m not a huge glitter fanatic.
Next, we have the Body Prep and Grooming Products. Once again, we have a lot of Sally Hansen, but I don’t hate it! Going clockwise, we have Cetaphil DailyAdvance Lotion Ultra Hydrating. While it’s not very glamorous it’s apparently really hydrating and long-lasting. Next, we have Skintimate SkinTherapy Sensitive Skin Shave Gel, which is a brand I’m already a big fan of. This one combines shave gel with lotion for a totally smooth shave. For parts you don’t want to shave, there is the Sally Hansen Ouch-Relief Wax Strip Kit. I’m a little scared to actually use it myself, so I may force/encourage one of my friends to rip the strips off. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is basically makeup for your legs. I’ve used the aerosol spray before, but I usually choose gradual self-tanners, as they last longer than a few hours. Then, to go with the shave gel and lotion is a Schick Hydro Silk razor! Comparable to Venus and Gillette, this is a great razor with 5 blades and cushions.
Now, Haircare! There are a ton for this group… the general idea seems to be heat protection, smoothing and strengthening, and intense moisture.
We’ll start with the GK Hair Oil to protect against humidity and fight frizz, and next to that is KMS California Hairstay anti-humidity seal weatherproofing formula and heat protection. Goldwell StyeSign Magic Finish Spray is the biggest bottle, full of a radiant gloss hairspray to protect and enhance shine. Redken (great brand!) All Soft Argan-6 Oil for silky softness when you’re hair feels dry or weak, and their Redken Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion is for a stress-free blowdry and heat-protection. Finally, we have the hair masks: Carol’s Daughter Monoi Reparing Hair Mask is used for less breakage and to undo damage, and Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask is for moisture and protecting against breakage.
I’m definitely using alllll of these products!
Now, onto the Face and Makeup Products. A few I’ve tried before, and some are brand new to me! Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer is a lightweight day-to-day lotion, made for 12-hour lasting usage. I’ve been using the Neutrogena brand for a long time, and so I’m always open to acne-fighting products. This Oil-Free Acne Wash is not too strong, and perfect for clearing pores and eliminating oil. There is also a Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Night Moisturizer, a retinol formula with vitamin C to even out discoloration and balance your skin. Pixi Eye Bright Liner is a whitening and brightening liner supposed to be used inside your eyes to make them look bigger and more awake. Burt’s Bees Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry and Dark Chocolate is a whole new level of Burt’s Bees! I’ve used their menthol products and fruity flavors, and so this antioxidant blend sounds great. Redermic R Eyes is a Dermological Anti-Aging Eye Corrector, a retinol and caffeine formula to fight crows feet and wrinkles. RoC Multi Correxion Nourish Stress Repair Eye Cream is a nourishing eye cream to reduce signs on aging and stress. Plus, they threw in a free sample!
So, woah! Those were a lot of products! Did anyone else purchase this amazing box of goodies? I can only imagine what their Winter collection will feature!
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