Allure Beauty Box September 2015 Subscription Box Review

I am *loving* the new I’m now beginning to think these boxes are even better than when they were Sample Society! This September 2015 box has seven items and a stunning array of products and brands.

Boxes start shipping the first week of the month and arrive via USPS. Each box come with a mini-mag with editor thoughts on each product. It’s actually pretty fun to read and does give some valuable tips regarding their product testing.

The Cost: $15/month

What You Get: Five or more deluxe-size beauty samples from a curated mix of skin, hair, and makeup products as well as fragrance.

Kaplan MD Cellular Rejuvenating Concentrate– This is an anti-aging serum. It’s made with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides. Which means no matter what your age, you want to use this. Those three things are the building blocks of hydrated, beautiful skin. It has a bunch of patented ingredients which make it special but at $170 an ounce it’s not something I would buy. It’s an opaque serum, slightly viscous that spreads smoothly and evenly over the skin with no stickiness. It has a slightly fruity smell that disappears almost immediately. I like it!

Erno Lazlo Firmarine Bar Soap– This is a mini bar of moisturizing soap. The full size is ridiculously expensive (I mean, it’s SOAP! It’s not something that stays on your skin!) and smells like the beach. I’ll totally use this because it does have good ingredients. I’m just not sure how much they’ll do in a wash off product. Either way, I do need to clean my face so why not use a bar of expensive soap when I can? :

Soap & Glory Pillow Plump XXL Lip Gloss in Pinkwell– This is a shiny, sticky pink lip gloss. It’s supposed to plump your lips, too, although the editors say it doesn’t really. Apparently because of the peppermint oil, the booklet also says this feels like poprocks on your lips for about half an hour. I don’t think I’m going to try it but that sounds kind of interesting.
Value: $14

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener– I like Jane Iredale and the products I’ve tried from her line. This is a tinted primer and moisturizer. You bet I’m going to use it! I want to run downstairs and put it on right now. I’ll wait, though.

Tangle Teezer– I have a few non-branded hair brushes like this. I received on in a Popsugar box that works really well for my wet hair. This is the official official, though. It won an Allure Best of Beauty award and works for curly hair, not just straight. I think I’ll keep this for when my other one bites the dust.
Value: $15

Alterna Replenishing Moisture Silk– Alterna is a brand that frequents these boxes. They’ve appeared in many of my older boxes, though the products have always been different. This one is a leave-in deep conditioning spray. It has no parabens, sulfates or pthalates and adds shine to your hair. The editors say it smells like lime. I probably wont use this because I’m sort of stuck on my John Frieda Frizz-Free.

Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic– I was secretly hoping this was the oil cleanser but it’s actually a toner. With no alcohol! Yay!! It uses glycolic acid, aloe vera and witch hazel (which does contain alcohol).

VERDICT: I really like the Allure Beauty Box. It’s nice to see brands like Jane Iredale and Pixi by Petra in it. Not to mention we got a tool this month! I love getting tools. I mentioned on Instagram that I think this is the best box for your money between Allure, Ipsy and Birchbox. It’s one of my favorite boxes. Valuewise, the Tangle Teaser by itself is worth the cost of the box so it’s definitely a good deal.

If you’d like to sign up for the Allure Beauty Box. They have their website set up kind of weird but it works. You’ll get your box. I’m not positive yet on how it works but it’s possible you may get this exact box if you sign up quickly enough. Otherwise, you’ll start with October.

What do you think of the Allure Beauty Box since the rebranding?