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Allure Beauty Box Summer Essentials Review – April 2013

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Allure Beauty Box Summer Essentials Review - April 2013

Wow – the Allure Summer Beauty Box showed up sooner than I expected!

Allure Beauty Box Summer Essentials Review - April 2013

The Box: Allure Beauty Box: Summer Essentials

The Cost: $39.99 plus shipping

The Products: FULL SIZE beauty products valued at over $250!

And, $5 of every sale is donated to The Skin Cancer Foundation!

Allure Beauty Box Summer Essentials Review - April 2013

The brochure they included with the box has a page for each item included in the box, plus a few bonus coupons in the back of the book!

Allure Beauty Box Summer Essentials Review - April 2013

Clear Scalp Hair Beauty Therapy Shampoo Value $6

Clear Scalp Hair Beauty Therapy Conditioner Value $6

Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir  Value $14.50

Allure Beauty Box Summer Essentials Review - April 2013

Neutrogena MicroMist Sunless Tanning Spray Value $12

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Hair Cream Value $7

Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil Value Value $7

I’m excited to try the micro-mist sunless tanning spray and the Beach Babe hair cream – perfect products for getting ready for summer!

Allure Beauty Box Summer Essentials Review - April 2013

Tan Towel Self Tanning Towelettes  Value $24

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes Value $8

Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Dry & Go Drops Value $8

Sally Hansen Zero Bumps Bikini Spray – Value $8

I’ve used Tan Towel before, and while Xen Tan is my current favorite self-tanner, it’s good to have these as a backup. Also, I had never heard of Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Towelettes before – but I love them! They are all in individual packets – perfect for travel!

Allure Beauty Box Summer Essentials Review - April 2013


REDKEN Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment Value $30

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser Value $12

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser Value $9


Allure Beauty Box Summer Essentials Review - April 2013

PIXI Endless Silky Eye Pen in No. 9 Oyster Glow – Value $15

Butter London Nail Lacquer in Bobby Dazzler Value $16

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Jaded – Value $6

Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20 Value $7

Simple Kind to Eyes, Eye-Makeup Remover Pads Value $6

These are some of my favorite items in the box! I love  the PIXI eye pencil – it’s waterproof and paraben-free!

Allure Beauty Box Summer Essentials Review - April 2013

Pureology Colour Stylist Supreme Control Maximum Hold Hairspray Value $20

REDKEN Control Addict 28 High Control Hairspray Value $13

Allure Beauty Box Summer Essentials Review - April 2013

Sation Nail Lacquer in Love at First Byte – Value $6

Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss – Value $9

BCBG MAXAZRIA Bon Chic (Mini) – Value $10

So far, this Burt’s Bees lipgloss is my favorite item that I’ve tried from this box – it has the perfect amount of shine and color for me!

Allure Beauty Box Summer Essentials Review - April 2013

Tresemme Platinum Strength Strengthening Heat Protect Spray Value $6

GK Hair Leave-In Spray Value $22

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 15 Value $12

Verdict: Wow! I’m always amazed by how many items are included in this box – and the Summer 2013 edition is no exception. I can’t wait to try more of the items – do you have any favorites from this box yet?

FYI – if you missed this box, the next one will be available this summer – I’ll post about it before it launches!

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. Thank you for telling us when to expect the Allure box to be up for sale, without you, I would not have been prepared to buy one. I bought the latest one and as I post it is August 3, 2013. They are sending them out according to who was first, mine was numbered in the 1700s and they did say 2-4 weeks for delivery. It’s like Christmas LOL

  2. I am new to subscription boxes. Got my first Birchbox a few weeks ago and loved it. However, I nearly PEED when I got this box. Holy good deal, Batman!! I am afraid as far as other boxes are concerned, I have been ruined early on thanks to this bounty, and that it’ll all be downhill from here.

  3. My GK spray was completely empty (and all over everything else in the box).. I really wanted to try that! My Sally Hansen was fiery orange, my eye pencil was copper and the Butter polish was copper with glitter. I think everything will get used between me and my 2 daughters!

  4. DANG I wish I would have snagged one of these boxes! FABULOUS! Could be one of the most awesome deals I’ve seen! Bravo, Allure!

  5. I am so bummed! Cannot believe I passed this up. I thought it was only going to be samples. I will definitely sign up for the summer box.

  6. :,-(

  7. Love the color of the Pixi eye pencil you got — mine was teal, which is OK but I prefer yours as it’s more neutral. But, I got a bright pink Sally Hansen polish instead of the green shade. Really great box though!

  8. Whoops, I refreshed my page and see those items now. Don’t mind me, I’m blind as a bat apparently! 🙂

  9. Was your box missing some items, like Cetaphil, the Nutrogena cleanser, and the Redken anti-snap treatment? My box comes tomorrow, so I’m hoping nothing is left out. 🙂

    • Not missing from the box – just missing from my post! (Updated with the picture!)

  10. So sometime during the summer they’ll release another box?

    • Yes – I believe it will be in the August magazine, which comes out in July. I’ll post as soon as I learn more!

  11. Are you missing the redkin?

    • I completely forgot a picture with the Redkin and two other items – too many items to keep track of in this box!


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