Monday, December 14, 2015


Allure Beauty Thrills goes on sale three times a year. The cost is $49.95 + $10 shipping. This is one of my favorite boxes due to the sheer volume of items and the variety. $5 from each purchase of the December Beauty Thrills Box will be donated to Delete Blood Cancer DKMS, which is an organization that gives time and hope to every patient and family in need of a bone marrow transplant by empowering everyday people to become lifesaving heroes.

Allure Beauty Thrills includes items such as makeup, hair, nails, skincare items, and other beauty finds such as tools or toothbrushes.  It is mostly drugstore brands, but occasionally there are some pretty nice finds. This is a great value and a large variety. These boxes sell out very quickly once they are released, I've seen them sell out in under 15 minutes. As an Allure Beauty Enthusiast, I received an offer again this year to purchase all three boxes early and not have to wait until the release time. This ensures we get a box each time. Some of my pics were a little too shiny, so I went ahead and included stocks photos as well. I'm not even going to pretend mine are better. Although that's tempting.
ALGENIST POWER ADVANCED WRINKLE FIGHTER SERUM -  $26. A powerful anti-aging serum that visibly minimizes the size and depth of the deepest wrinkles by 33% for smooth, radiant skin. I really love this brand, works incredibly well!!
ALOXXI VOLUMIZING WHIP -  $18. Create body, define waves, and nourish hair while controlling frizz. This rich, conditioning mousse provides soft, silky volume without crunch while protecting hair color from fading by helping block damaging UV rays.
CARESS® DAILY SIKL SIKLENING BODY WASH - $4.16. With Caress® Daily Silk Body Wash, revel in the feeling of irresistibly soft skin that invites the touch. A special formula infused with SilkEssenceTM, for soft, elegantly fragranced skin. Expertly crafted with the delicate floral notes of White Peach and Orange Blossom. This is just too much "blossom" for me.
CLEAR SCALP & HAIRTM TOTAL CARE NOURISHING SHAMPOO - $3.98. Clinically proven to help restore scalp’s natural moisture balance with regular use and leaves hair resilient, shiny, smooth, and full.     
CLEAR SCALP & HAIRTM TOTAL CARE NOURISHING CONDITIONER - $5.99. Clinically proven to help restore scalp’s natural moisture balance with regular use and leaves hair resilient, shiny, smooth, and full. I love it when both a shampoo and conditioner are included. I've unfortunately gotten these before, probably from the last Allure box.     
Whiter Teeth in two days.* No waiting, no rinsing! It’s as easy as Brush. Whiten. GoTM. I do not ever mind receiving a toothbrush. I think its great.    
COLGATE® OPTIC WHITE EXPRESS WHITE TOOTHPASTE - $5.96. Colgate’s fastest whitening toothpaste ever! Whiter teeth in three days* just by brushing! For best results use for 4 weeks. I've received this before as well, but I've never actually tried it.
DOVE ADVANCED CARE ANTI-PERSPIRANT/DEODORANT - $4.73. Dove Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant with NutriumMoistureTM offers the brand’s best care ever and provides softer, smoother underarms in just three days along with 48-hour odor and wetness protection. I also don't ever mind receiving deodorant, even if this is not my normal brand.
DOVE DEEP MOISTURE BODY WASH - $5.79. Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash combines mild cleansers and NutriumMoisture technology to provide softer, smoother skin after just one shower. I can use this one since it's a mild scent.
E.L.F. STUDIO LIP EXFOLIATOR - $3. Exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin. Includes vitamin E, shea butter, avocado & jojoba. Leaves lips conditioned & revitalized. I've used a lip exfoliator before, which I liked, I just didn't realize this was a thing now.
E.L.F. STUDIO MOISTURIZING LIPSTICK IN BORDEAUX BEAUTY - $3. Velvety, satin texture seals in moisture for vibrant color and shine. Enriched with shea and vitamins to nourish and hydrate. Love Love Love this color. It's not quite as dark as it looks in the pic.
HASK MONOI COCONUT NOURISHING SHINE OIL - $2.99. Monoi coconut oil has been a Tahitian beauty secret for centuries. It’s known to nourish and hydrate all hair types. Over 20 uses per shine oil! I complain about my hair looking dry, and I really should use more oil. The favorite tip I use is to mix a few drops in with your regular hair styling cream, and it turns out great.
HERBAL ESSENCES®   NAKED VOLUME SHAMPOO - $3.99. Free of silicones, parabens, and dyes, but doesn’t withhold the revitalizing aromas of grapefruit and mossa mint oil.
JESSICA® CUSTOM NAIL COLOUR - $6.50. JESSICA brings this season’s minimalist trend to nails with natural pink sheer hues inviting you to re-think pink! I am unfamiliar with this brand, but I will be trying this out soon.
MICHAEL TODDTM KNU ANTI-AGING FACE LIFT SERUM - $64.97. Like a reset button for the skin, this anti-aging serum transforms skin on contact. This unique blend of nature’s finest anti-aging extracts combined with clinically validated active ingredients, lifts, firms, and brightens skin of the face, neck, and d├ęcolletage. This is the item I am the MOST excited to receive! I can't wait to try this out. 
NOT YOUR MOTHER’S® CLEAN FREAK UNSCENTED REFRESHING DRY SHAMPOO - $6.19. Clean Freak® Unscented is the same oil-absorbing, volume-building dry shampoo you know and love—now made for those who want a fragrance-free freshen-up!
REDKEN ONE UNITED MULTI-BENEFIT TREATMENT - $22. Redken’s One United, all-in-one multi-benefit treatment for all hair types, with 25 benefits for manageability, protection, and beauty! I'm happy to get this, I love trying different benefit treatments, but not sure I can give up my regular trusted brand.
RUSK® WORKING SPRAY - $19.00. This medium-hold, ultra-dry hairspray is versatile and long-lasting! Fast drying, crunch-free, and flexible for style-and-go ease. I do not use hairspray too often, so this will be gifted.
SIMPLE® SKINCARE MICELLAR MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES - $6.99. Cleanse, remove makeup, and instantly hydrate skin with skincare’s most awarded product in a new format.
SONIA KASHUK TOOLS MEDIUM EYE SHADOW BRUSH NO. 28 -$10.79. This makeup bag staple is essential for creating any eye look. Use this full-bristled brush to effortlessly apply any eye shadow for a seamless sweep of color. I love this brand, but I do not have a need for this, it will be gifted. I'm actually impressed with the nice container this came in.          
SUAVE PROFESSIONALS®  MOROCCAN INFUSION STYLING OIL - $5.98. Infused with authentic Moroccan argan oil, this ultra-light formula conditions without weighing hair down and delivers long-lasting, silky shine.
TOUCH IN SOL FEEL LIKE HONEY MOON SKIN BASE - $24. This is a two-in-one skin moisturizer + primer that provides instant and lasting hydration for a glowing complexion. Love! I can see me using this on other areas besides face. Such as feet and elbows. It is more sparkly than I imagined.
YES TO TOMATOES DETOXIFYING CHARCOAL CLEANSER - $7.99. Formulated with charcoal to draw out impurities, tomato extract for a daily dose of antioxidants, jojoba spheres for oh-so-gentle exfoliation, AND salicylic acid to deep-clean pores and prevent future breakouts. I'm still using the charcoal cleanser we got in the last box, so this will most likely go to K.
I tallied an approximate value of $298.48. Once again, I am pretty thrilled with the variety of items included. I am surprised that we did not get a lotion. Sometimes it works out that we get more than one type of time, such as getting two shampoos this month, but I'm thrilled at least one has a matching conditioner. But I'm pretty sure we got the exact same shampoo/conditioner in the last box. I am kinda missing a lotion/moisturizer. And no makeup this time. Just saying. On the other hand, I'm still thrilled with this box, and thank you for the serums!!