Why Kelsea Ballerini Loves The Allure And Teen Vogue Beauty Box
No matter how old you are, there’s something about September that feels new and fresh. It makes you want to run to Target and shop for school supplies—or at least put together a killer first day outfit. Of course, some of us really are starting something new, like country singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini who’s just embarking on her “The First Time Tour.” And it just so happens that everything in our Allure x Teen Vogue Beauty Box is exactly what she needs for this new chapter of her career—and beyond. (You can watch her reveal the box at the end of this article.) For the rest of us, the Allure x Teen Vogue Beauty Box is giving us major back to school FOMO, in a good way.
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To get your skin seriously clean without seeing a dermatologist, say hello to Foreo Luna Play. It’s a golf-ball size, vibrating facial-cleaning brush that’s tiny enough to get around your nose—a common place to skimp out on cleansing. It comes pre-powered with 100 uses, but you don’t have to stress about using the same brush 100 times: The brush is made of silicone, which helps inhibit bacteria growth. If you’re looking for a gentle face wash to use with your new tech-y brush, try Foreo Day and Night Cleansers. Each gently removes all traces of makeup without leaving your skin dry and tight. The Day cleanser has an energizing citrus scene; the Night formula moisturizes as you snooze with sweet-almond oil and coco-caprylate/carpate, a derivative of coconut oil.
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If your skin needs a little extra love from a summer of sin, grab Freeman Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask. It contains activated charcoal to purify your skin, and sugar to exfoliate. The coolest part? You can actually feel it working right away as the mask heats up within a few minutes. After you rinse the scrub away and your face feels glow-y and moisturized, reach for Pur-Lisse Daily Lip Nourisher. You’ll love this hydrating lip balm that trades parabens and petroleum for natural ingredients, including mango-seed butter and jojoba oil. (We especially love it under matte lipstick to keep the formula from cracking.) To moisturize your entire body, American Eagle Aerie Body Lotion smells delicious—my favorite scent is the pink buttercup and almond—and absorbs on the spot without any leftover slickness or grease.
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Now that you feel amazing, you’re going to want to look cute, too. An on-point back-to-school look starts with your nails. Jamberry Nail Wraps make it super easy to look like you really have your act together, even if you can’t paint your own nails or make it to the salon. This marble–like design—called Sculpted—feels super modern, and looks straight-up expensive.
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Of course, it’s always important that your brows are on fleek, too. That’s why you need European Wax Center Ready Set Brow Perfect Brow Groomer. It’s a clear brow gel that will tame unruly brows without leaving them hard and crusty. (Hint: brush them up in the front for that Cara Delevingne chill.) Once your arches are set, use European Wax Center Oh My Brow Brow Highlighter to get that Instagram-worthy highlight. The pretty champagne-colored crayon is made to highlight your brow bone, but we love it on your cheeks and above your lips, too.
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For shiny, soft hair, you need It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product in your life. The leave-in conditioner tames frizz, adds shine, and helps smooth down split ends. And you can help prevent that breakage in the first place with the Wet Brush Pop Fold. It’s a purse-size version of our favorite brush ever—for wet hair, that is. Its flexible bristles detangle hair knots without snagging and breaking strands.
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As an amazing bonus, you’ll also receive the cutest stickers ever to decorate your Beauty Box—and everything else in your life, TBH. I’m personally obsessed with the Kylie Jenner-inspired lips and manicure emojis, which I popped all over my box like it was my 8th grade locker. There’s also a sheet of silver alphabet stickers, so I spelled out my Instagram handle, of course. Buy one for yourself here, plus read more about the killer collection from our friends at Teen Vogue.
Want to see the box in action? Watch Ballerini unpack the the Beauty Box for herself:
— Allure (@Allure_magazine) September 9, 2016
Correction: The Allure x Teen Vogue Beauty Box is a special edition box not available through the monthly subscription.