I tried to think of a different way of opening this post besides my normal "Hello!" greeting, but I wasn't happy with anything I came up with. I do like formulaic posts that, while not original, are consistent, but I know it can get irritating to read the same thing over and over again, kind of like when you're binge-watching a TV show and are totally over the opening/ending credits by like the third episode. There were going to be witticisms about subscription boxes, self-deprecating comments about my addiction to said subscription boxes, and so on and so forth, but nothing felt organic and so you get this. My apologies. Now let's look at the January 2016 Allure Beauty Box!
As always, a quick rundown of the Allure Beauty Box: $15 a month subscription service (I pay closer to $16.50 due to taxes, but shipping is included); no standard number of samples from what I can tell, but you get between 5-7 products; contains the most information about the products in the special mini-mag that's included each month, including how to use it, why Allure picked the product, where to buy it, and the size and price of the full size; no rewards program, but Allure has started to send out other random samples outside of the subscription box itself.
Overall, I got three full size products, one travel size, and three deluxe sample size products, with a total value of about $77.11. Allure promised us seven samples this month with a value of over $75 in the spoilers, and I am happy to say they delivered! This was a great box, especially compared to how dismal the last couple months have been. I hope this subscription maintains this level of quality, but based on past experiences, I'm not 100% confident in recommending this box yet. If Allure continues to put out boxes of this caliber, however, then I will wholeheartedly recommend this subscription service.
Thanks for reading! <3