Monday, April 20, 2009

Allure Beauty Box

A few weeks ago, a mysterious e-mail showed up in my inbox from Allure Magazine regarding their beauty box. This was the first time I was able to order before they were sold out. This year, they didn't really tell you what you were getting, but the price was nice, $14.95 including shipping although signing up to get the box itself was a bit of a chore - it was all done through text messaging.

This is the ad that they put out about it, vague, right?

Limited edition. Exclusive. Full of your favorite brands.

Get your Vote Beauty! Ballot Box, valued at $110, for only $14.95. Each box contains products from brands such as Alterna, Anastasia Beverly Hills, ARBONNE®, AVEENO®, jane iredale – THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP®, Jergens®, JOHNSON’s Baby Oil, Lubriderm, and NIVEA®.

Ok, so what actually came?

Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair Body Lotion 3oz
Nivea Kiss of Moizture Essential Lip Care .17oz (full size)
Johnson's baby oil 4oz
Arbonne Virtual Illusion Makeup Primer 1floz (full size - worth $28 alone!)
Alterna Caviar volume shampoo 1.7oz
Alterna Caviar volume conditioner 1.7oz
Anastasia Go Brow Brow Kit in a Pencil (full size worth $21 alone!)
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing lotion 1.5oz
Jergens naturals hydate moisturizer 1oz
Jane Iredale eye gloss in grey silk .15oz

Quite a lot for something that was $14.95 including shipping!

If you missed out on this box, I hear there is another one that will be available beginning April 22 (in 2 days!). It will be significantly more money (2x) and will be more focused on sun care.

The Allure Beauty Box will go on sale starting at Noon EST, April 22.

The cost is $39.99 ($150 value) and $5 from each purchase is donated to The Skin Cancer Foundation. (not live yet)

• Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Fix
• Arbonne No Sun Intended Bronzing Powder
• Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion with SPF70
• Ban Vanilla Twist Antiperspirant
• Burt's Bee 25th Anniversary Beeswax Lip Balm
• Coppertone NutraShield Faces SPF 70+ with Dual Defense
• Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Sun-Damage Daily Eye Cream SPF 15
• jane iredale - The Skin Care Makeup Facial Blotting Papers
• Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer
• John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go-Blonder Shampoo and Conditioner
• Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave-in Conditioner

Also, a year's subscription to Allure is included. In the past, there has been a $12 refund offered to get back the "free" Allure subscription offered with this promotion.

I'm contemplating this other box, especially for the 70 SPF sunscreen which is so hard to find and I don't currently get a subscription to Allure. This would be the perfect excuse, I mean opportunity to get one! Just don't tell DH!

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