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Allure Beauty Box March 2018 Subscription Box Review

Allure Beauty box sends 5-6 beauty samples for $15 plus tax a month. Shipping is free. Items are chosen by Allure editors so products can range from drugstore to high-end. There is no rewards program with this subscription and it took me months to even get my referral link. I am not even sure it works anymore, but I attached it anyway. Most items are deluxe, but there are times when 1-2 products are full-sized. It retails for $15 plus tax. Boxes usually ship in the third week of the month, and the charge for the box gets processed the day the box ships. New subscribers get charged the day they subscribe. If you are a new subscriber and there are boxes left in the month you subscribe, you will get a box from that month. When the month is sold-out, you will still be charged upon subscribing, but you will not get charged a second time when your first box ships the following month.

There is a mini magazine inside the box that goes over all the products inside. It gives detailed information about the product, the cost to purchase the full size, and where to purchase it. This is a magazine that hosts a subscription box so I get why this is in there. A brief box description from the editor is at the front, and an ad for a product not listed in the box is near the back. The main reason I stopped paying for magazine subscriptions is because ads outweigh the articles. When the ad is bigger than the “article” from the editor, this mini is like all other magazines available today. I just want stuff I can read, because I am a writer at heart.

This one has a promo code so I took a photo of that page.

The contents are loose inside the box with white crinkle cut paper. Red and white vibes give me a Christmas feeling. I like that.

Most boxes are the same, but there is a little variation when Allure does not have enough of a certain product. Allure told me they never make substitutions without notifying someone, but I know that is not true based on receiving a substitution in my January box without getting notified.

The 0.1oz La-Roche Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light SPF 60 Sunscreen is worth $1.74. My Dad had skin cancer so I always wear sunscreen when I am outside. This is one I have not tried yet.

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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.

4 thoughts on “Allure Beauty Box March 2018 Subscription Box Review Leave a comment

  1. I have subbed to Allure off/on. If it were $10, I probably would be consistent about staying on. I now have Sephora, Julep (Just earned enough points for a free box!), Wal-Mart, & Boxycharm (my fave). I might try Tribe & Ricky’s Cult Crushes next. I have been enjoying your blog!

  2. Thank you. If it was $10, I probably would have kept it. While it has a higher value on average than my $10 boxes (especially with the January box pushing up the average), I view it the same way I view those. One thing I like is it usually has at least one full-size item, unlike my other two where it never happens with Sephora and is rare with Birchbox. What looks awesome about the $11 box you mentioned is I know I would get new products. I get too many repeats in my Sephora Play Boxes. That is great when I love the items I am getting dupes of and less great when I don’t. For now, I stay subscribed, because I use the dupes of the items I am not in love with to put together gift sets for friends and family. This year, I am trying harder to get rid of dupes I will not use quickly before they sit in my stash too long.

  3. Notcreative, I searched for Boxycharm and could not find any posts. Are you subscribed to it? What are your thoughts on it?

  4. I’ve never been subscribed to it. I like subscription boxes, but I never want to have too many at once. Setting some of my beauty budget aside for things I know I want is important. If I drop another subscription, I would consider it. Some of its boxes look nice, but others do not impress me. They seem a little hit or miss, which is okay for a $10 box, not a $21 box.

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