When I decided to get rid of my ipsy subscription this month, I also decided I wanted to try the Allure Sample Society box. They were sampling the new Benefit mascara, Roller Lash, and I found a code to get $5.00 off your first box (making it $10.00 instead of $15.00), so I decided to pull the trigger.
Along with the subscription, you also get a code for $10.00 off a $50.00 purchase at BeautyBar.com. I think that's a pretty cool perk. Granted, I might not use it every month, but I've been going through the site and seeing what's there. It also might really come in handy on the month I need to buy birthday gifts for my girlfriends, or even around Christmas time!
As with all my first boxes, I'm going to do a complete unboxing.
It came in a pretty non-descript box- I only knew what it was because of the return address. You would have thought it was a box of sex toys or something!
Inside that box was this box. It's extremely well-constructed. I can see keeping these around for gifts and such.
All the stuff in the box- it came packed with paper to keep all the products from getting messed up, as well as a little booklet detailing everything inside.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer
An anti-aging moisturizer loaded with organic ingredients.
What It Does: Brightens and smooths skin
Will I Use It?: I'll definitely be trying this out! As I've said before, I'm trying to stay away from putting a lot of different things on my skin right now, but I'm definitely hanging on to it and was excited to see it in my box.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
A mascara that lengthens, curls, and volumizes.
Will I Use It?: I have used it, and honestly? I don't get the raves it's been getting. I have super straight lashes, and have seen so many reviews from girls with similar lashes to mine going on and on about how great it is, but I did not see it doing anything at all to my lashes. It didn't curl them at all, and I watched many tutorials and mimicked exactly what the other girls were doing.
With that said, I did enjoy the formula and the wand, and will continue using it. But I'll be curling my lashes pre-use.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray
A dry texturizing spray.
What It Does: Adds volume, makes dirty roots appear clean, and boosts waves (if you've got them).
Will I Use It?: I get really nervous when I see the phrase "texturizing" because on my hair, that usually means it will seem sticky and make my fine hair hard to manage. But it does say it makes dirty roots appear clean, so once I'm done with the dry shampoo I'm trying to get through currently, I'll use this and give a full review later.
Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm
A clear lip balm.
What it does: While it doesn't offer any SPF, it does hydrate well enough to treat chapped lips.
Will I Use It: I've received this before in a box (my January 2015 ipsy), and I really, really love it. It isn't sticky or goopy, but really moisturizes. My lips have been super crazy dry with this pregnancy (fortunately one of the only weird skin things I'm dealing with), and this has really brought them back to life. I'm so excited to have a back up! This might become my HG lip balm!
Cargo Essential Lip Gloss in Umbria
A sheer, moisturizing lip gloss that comes in 15 shades.
Will I Use It: I liked the way it applied, but I've already passed this off to a friend. The color really wasn't for me. However, I already put this on a wishlist I have going on the BeautyBar website to check out another color when I make a purchase.
Overall, I'm really pleased with my first box! It had a product I really wanted to try, and got to without spending a bunch of money, it had one of my HG products, and all the others were ones I will either try or was able to gift to a friend. It was definitely worth the money and I'll be keeping this through April.
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FTC: This box was purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own. All product descriptions were taken directly from the Sample Society booklet included in the box.
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