Allure Beauty Box – May 2017

Yeah! Another beauty box unboxing post! Allure beauty box is a monthly subscription that cost around $15 USD/month. Each box contains about 5 to 7 deluxe-size beauty product samples. I still keep my Allure beauty box because this box always gives high-value products. They make a good balance between skincare, makeup, and body care. This month, Allure beauty box also gives discount codes to purchase each full-size items. (Check out the (code) 😉 ) I am excited to try all these and maybe get the full-size <3

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Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 (HELLOSPRING20)

Full-size has 90 ml and costs $38 USD so this sample (15 ml) worths $6.33 USD. This is cruelty-free and recyclable. They don’t mention it is vegan or not, but this sunscreen doesn’t contain animal fats/oils/musks. This cute sunscreen contains Zinc Oxide 20%, sunflower sprout extract, raspberry seed oil, virgin marula oil, aloe vera leaf extract, grape juice extract, astaxanthin-rich algae extract, etc. This sunscreen is supposed to be lightweight and virtually invisible.

I don’t really like the application. It is interesting to see this kind of cap, but I think it wastes some product on the cap every time I squeeze it and twist the cap back. It doesn’t leave a white layer on my skin but it is noticeable. In the picture, it has a visible shiny area on the right side of my arm where I applied sunscreen. I don’t recommend this sunscreen to oily skin or people who do makeup. I don’t know any other vegan sunscreen so cannot compare, but I personally won’t use it on my face. I am a fan of Asian skincare and tried more lightweight sunscreens. This is not lightweight in my opinion. There are some sunscreens really make me feel nothing on my skin and help hydration. (Biore and Mentholatum have good lightweight sunscreens.)

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Skinfix Foaming Clay Cleanser (SKALLURE20)

Full-size has 100 ml and costs $14.99 USD so this sample (30 ml) worths $4.5 USD. It is a 99% natural cruelty-free coconut cleanser. It has jojoba oil to help moisturize and provides rich nutrients to our skin. It has Canadian Glacier and Brazilian Volcanic clays to absorb dirt and makeup. I personally think it smells like watermelon when dry. Once it lathers up, it smells dusty watermelon. XD (like watermelon with some clay powder on top.) It is an interesting scent and I don’t really like it.

It has an ashy pink color and looks like a clay mask. The lather is cream or melted ice-cream texture. I think it has nothing special. It doesn’t dry my skin and doesn’t clean my skin well. Honestly, I am bit disappointed. Since it has clay and claims can remove makeup, I thought it can clean my skin very well. I have a dirty face these two days (Cause I am lazy to use clay mask) and this does nothing to my blackheads and whiteheads. My regular $3 cleanser can do the same thing. 🙁

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This Works Stress Check Breathe In fragrance (ALLURE20)

Full-size has 8 ml and costs $30 USD so this sample (5 ml) worths $18.75 USD. This is a calming and stress relief roller fragrant. It contains coconut oil, lavender oil, and more. It scents mint, but it is mild. It is not a strong sharp mint scent that makes our nose pain and wakes us up. It really reminds me of those joint & muscle pain relief patches. XD It is not a bad scent.

Kneipp Body Oil Safflower & Olive – “Restoring” (ALLUREFRIEND)

Full-size has 100 ml and costs $23 USD so this sample (20 ml) worths $4.6 USD. Yeah! Another cruelty-free vegan product that nourishes and help minimize stretchmarks. Since it would be too rich if I use it alone, I mix it with my Klairs All-over lotion and use on my leg. I need some time to see if it helps minimize stretchmarks, but it is moisturizing and doesn’t have a strong scent. I will keep using it to see how it works. 😉

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Luxie Beauty Rose Gold Tapered Blending Eye Brush 205 (ALLURE25)

This is full-size and costs $12 USD. This is my first eyeshadow blending brush so I am not sure it is good or not, but it is soft and the handle is little thick. I prefer thinner handle so it is easier for me to control.

Doucce Eyeshadow Mono in Jody (ALLURE30)

This is full-size and costs $10 USD. In the mini booklet from Allure box, it is a pink shimmer eyeshadow. Well, I still see it is a light purple. When I swatch it on my arm, it is not pigmented, and it is purplish pink color. I think it will be good if using it as a highlighter. I think it will be good for this spring and summer.

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This month Allure box worth $54.18 USD! This is why I like Allure beauty box <3 I notice this month has a lot of vegan and cruelty-free products which make me very happy. I am looking forward to the June box. XD I hope they include some vegan brands. I start including the price and more basic information about the samples and products in each box and haul from now on. I hope it would help some people. 😉

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think? Are you going to try some of these? Thank you so much for visiting my blog and reading my post! <3

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I am a 24 years old Asian girl living in San Francisco with natural brown silky long hair XD I love Asian beauty and currently learning more brands around the world. I am for sure a cat slave, but I couldn't have one in my apartment yet :( so I have a cat collection <3

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