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Allure Winter Beauty Box 2013 Review

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Allure Winter Beauty Box 2013 Review

It’s here! I ordered the Allure Winter Beauty Box on 11/19, and it arrived today, 12/4. I’m very happy that it arrived so quickly, and of course I’m thrilled with the value of the contents!

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Allure Winter Beauty Box 2013 Review

The Box: Allure Winter Beauty Box

The Cost: $39.99 plus shipping

The Products: FULL SIZE beauty products valued at over $300!

Check out my reviews of past Allure Beauty Boxes

Allure Winter Beauty Box 2013 Review

Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow Stick in Stay Golden- Value $8.49

Julep Nail Polish in Missy and Anissa – Value $28

Zoya Pixie Dust Nail Polish in Tomoko – Value $9

Loreal Paris Extraordinare by Colour Riche Liquid Lip Color in Coral Encore – Value $7

Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Polish in Fuzz Sea – Value $5

This Sally Hansen item was a replacement item for the Sation nail lacquer that was supposed to be in the box. I looked up #fuzzycoat on instagram and all the pictures look good – it’s definitely a new nail look for me!

I also really like this eye shadow stick  – it goes on super smooth and the color is a perfect highlighting shade. Plus  I just love eye shadow sticks in general – they’re so easy!

Allure Winter Beauty Box 2013 Review

NYX Love in Paris Eye Shadow Palette – Value $10

e.l.f. Contouring Bronzer and Blush – Value $3

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Liner in Black – Value $6

Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm in Cantaloupe – Value $6

Allure Winter Beauty Box 2013 Review

Red Carpet Youth Cream – Value $15

Smile Sciences Teeth Whitening Pen – Value $78

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Polish – Value $5

The Smile Sciences pen is one of the items in the box I’m most excited to try!

Allure Winter Beauty Box 2013 Review

Neutrogena Pore Refining Daily Cleanser – Value $7.49

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion – Value $7

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream – Value  $14

Ultra Repair Cream Intense Therapy – Value $28

I love this Ultra Repair Cream – it’s free of fragrances and parabens, and of course, super moisturizing!

Allure Winter Beauty Box 2013 Review

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Primer – Value $13

Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Dry And Go Drops – Value $5

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat – Value $5

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Makeup – Value $13

No Allure Beauty Box is complete without a healthy amount of Sally Hansen products!

Allure Winter Beauty Box 2013 Review

Rusk Deep Shine Color Care Lock In Treatment – Value $14

Rusk Deep Shine Color Care Invisible Dry Shampoo – Value $19

Not Your Mother’s Knotty To Nice Conditioning Detangler – Value $6

One n’ Only Brazilian Tech Keratin De-Frizz Wand – Value $15

Verdict: I think I’ll use about half of the items in this box and share the rest, and it’s still an amazing value for me! I definitely will have all the moisturizing lotion I need to get through the dry-skin winter season! And I’m excited to try out all the new nail polish!

Did you get your Allure Winter Beauty Box yet? What did you think of the items?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Just got my box. My substitution for the nail polish is Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Smoother. I was really affraid of the condition my items might come in. Due to having a ice storm in the area the shipping was delayed twice. Very fortunate everything arrived in one piece. Still using items from the fall box. Looking forward to try almost all the items in the box. I will be on the look out for the spring box.

  2. When will the next allure box go on sale??
    Anyone have an idea when I need to start looking to catch the next one?

    (: thx

    • It should be in the spring. I’ll post as soon as I find out details!

      • Hi, any idea at this point when the next box might be coming out? Thanks : ) I love your site!

  3. My substitution for the Sation nail polish was a colorescience line tamer primer. I have never heard of this brand before so I looked it up online, I got a good deal on this substitute!

  4. I am so sad that I missed out on this box! I didn’t even know it existed! (thus why I love your blog so very much!)

    Any idea when the next one will be available?

  5. Just got both of my boxes today. I ordered one for my sister and myself, these were such a good deal but when we open our boxes my detangler spay was half way gone and my sisters cetaphil cream was broken. I really did love everything but these things really put a damper on our excitement .

    • I agree – these were really poorly packed. My Neutrogena cleanser leaked all over.

  6. I just received mine today and also got the cheap-o makeup bag as the replacement. Really my only disappointment as the rest of the product was great – just as advertised.

  7. I got mine today and am quite impressed. Only hiccup everything is frozen solid or almost frozen. Hope it defrosts ok, lol. I got the Burts Bees cream as a replacement.

  8. I just got mine last night. I love it! I got a Buxom lip gloss as a Sation replacement. I’m already in LOVE with the Ultra Repair Cream and have the Zoya polish on today!

  9. This is the second Allure box that I purchased and I am not very happy right now. I got the make up bag as a replacement and not a nail product; that would be a better match for the Sation polish. Also, the one-n-only Brazilian tech keratin de-frizz wand was not in my box and I can’t find a way to contact the distributor about it. This may be the last time I do this.

  10. im so glad i asked my sister to grab me one too cuz i really like it! the Gold Loreal coral lip is the first item i tried and its great!,even after the gloss fades off the color left on my lips is very pretty and soft! 🙂

  11. I just got mine today – my 1st Allure box since last time is tried they sold out before I could snag one. It’s definitely a ton of products – most are drugstore brands not some of the more expensive brands that come in my monthly subscription boxes, but I knew that before purchasing. Plus, to buy just the nail products at a store, you’d pay about the same price as the total box cost – so definitely a big savings and good value. I got the cloth make-up bag as a replacement for the Station Nail Lacquer, which is fine with me as I really don’t need another nail polish. At this point, I might have to build an addition on to my house for my sample addiction. I’m most excited to try the Ultra Repair Cream and Teeth Whitener. All in all – my verdict is a positive thumbs up.

  12. My box is supposed to be delivered today! Can’t wait to tear into it! None of the makeup really looks like colors I will use, but I m excited to try the teeth whitening pen and the airbrush leg spray as well as the Rusk products and the keratin wand! Love these boxes!

  13. I got my box today and I was so happy! With all the products in the box, it was like opening several subscription boxes at once. Thank you for bringing the box to my attention! BTW, I got a box of Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips in French Manicure to replace the Sation polish.

    • I also got the Salon Effects Strips in French Manicure to replace the other nail polish! I was really excited about it too because they look simple and cute and perfect for work… HOWEVER, after seeing that cute blue/aquaish fuzzy nail polish you get, I’m a lil jealous! haha.

      Overall, I LOVED this box and thought it was a perfect mix for a “winter” theme, especially because of all the great lotions! Me AND the bf will be benefiting from this fantastic box!!!


  14. I received my box the same day as well. Instead of getting a Fuzzy nail polish, I got a zippered makeup bag. all in all its a great value for the price! Thanks for sharing the prices!

  15. I received mine today and I was really impressed with this box. I have gotten others in the past and I think I will use the majority of what is in this box. Also, whatever I don’t use I know my daughter will. My replacement product for the Sation polish was a Burt’s Bee’s night time cream which doesn’t really thrill me, but it is not a deal breaker either. I love these boxes, even with most being drug store brands I don’t usually buy a product unless I am familiar with it, so it is a nice way to discover budget friendly products.

    • Interesting – I didn’t realize there would be different replacement products! Glad you liked the box! 🙂

  16. I may be in the minority, but that box just doesn’t excite me. All the items you can pretty much buy at the drug store. With my subscription boxes, I like getting things that are totally unique and new.

    It was definitely a good value though.

    • They advertise the box as drug store brands so I don’t think it is a bait and switch. While they might be products you can snag at CVS, I hadn’t tried a single one until I received this box. I don’t think this is intended to be a typical new beauty testing sub, but a quarterly collection of products. And it’s a great value regardless, so I really do love this!

  17. Even though it’s such a great value, I’m still feeling guilty about the purchase because it wasn’t in my holiday budget. So I set aside all the nail polishes and some other items because– they’ll make great stocking stuffers. I’m excited to have lots of great lotions for myself to last through the winter. And I never, ever wear eyeshadow, but I tried the pen out today and got a compliment on it!

  18. I jumped onto the site exactly on time and they were sold out already. Envious of those who got this beauty box. Looks fantastic

    • I tried the link about 15 minutes early and it was somehow working – you might try that next time!

  19. Waiting on mine!! It looks amazing and so excited to get it:)

  20. Received mine yesterday, its my 2nd from them- missed summer. .always a fantastic value!

  21. Holy cow! The value on this box is incredible! I’ll have to try and snag it the next time one comes out.

  22. I should have purchased! I was on the fence and decided against it but next time I’m doing it!

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