Hello! I hope you all had a happy holiday season and are having a great start to the new year! Per usual, I am running a little behind on my blog posts, and things are piling up on my desk, so it's time to go on a posting spree.
Quick rundown about the Allure Beauty Box: it is a monthly subscription service by Allure, the beauty magazine. I'm not sure exactly how much Allure really has to do with this box besides the name, but in the little info booklets we get each month, there's a "Letter From The Editor" section and the booklet itself is formatted in a manner similar to the Allure magazine. It is $15 a month, plus tax, which makes this box cost about $16.50 for me; I subscribed to this box because the September 2015 box was so amazing and I was hoping that a sightly more expensive box would include slightly more value in samples (I've very cautious of any boxes more expensive; I've been subscribed to pricier boxes and I wasn't all that satisfied). Unfortunately, the October and November 2015 boxes were on the iffy side; Allure did offer me a chance to take a survey about my experience with the box and I was honest about my dissatisfaction with the service. I think they did listen since the December box is a step up, and the January box is even better (...I am pretty far behind on posting). One thing the Allure Beauty Box has going for it is that the info booklet is super informative; even including the size and prices of the full size items. On the other hand, there's not place where you can look at the samples you got (like your Glam Room with Ipsy) and there's no rewards program.
Overall, in my December 2015 Allure Beauty Box I got five deluxe sized samples, one full sized product, and one full size bonus sponsored sample. The total value of my box (minus the bonus sample and calculating the C E Ferulic sample as being worth $27), was about $62.27. Compared to the last two boxes, this box was definitely closer value-wise to what I expect from a $15 a month box, but, with the exception of two, the products didn't really interest me and will most likely end up with my mom or a friend.
Thanks for reading! <3