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1,000 Facebook Followers!

Allura now has 1,000 followers on Facebook! I am amazed at how fast this site has grown, having started out only a little over 1 year ago.

Thank you so much to everyone who reads and supports this blog. I appreciate you more than you know. Continue reading

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Menu Condensing

The menu was becoming lengthy, so I’ve condensed it a little and placed several brands into the “Miscellaneous” category, which you will now see at the top of the menu. These were mostly brands less extensively covered on the blog. I’ve also created a “Fragrances” category in anticipation of doing more perfume-related reviews. In the future, I may also condense some brands into a “Bath & Body” category.

You can still search any brand or product you like in the search box.

If you have any comments or suggestions–for the menu or the site in general–feel free to leave a comment or send an email! Continue reading

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The Best Policy

But the policy for this blog has always been to convey both the good and bad about products. It’s more important to maintain readers’ trust and to not give them a false impression of a product than it is to make a company happy. If a product is bad, I will tell you. If a product doesn’t live up to its company’s claims, I will tell you. If a product goes above and beyond, I will tell you. Continue reading

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Search Reviews by Grade

If you take a look at the menu at the top of your screen, you’ll see that a “Grades” category has been aded. You will now be able to search all the reviews on this site by the grade a product received. So, if you want to see all of Allura’s A-list products, you can hover over the Grades tab, which will bring a drop-down list of grades. When you select a grade, you will be taken to a list of all the products with an A-rating. Continue reading

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Spotted: Allura on Iman Comsetics’ Site!

Last week, Allura’s review of Iman’s Bronzing Powder in “Afterglow” was featured on the company’s press page.

It’s very exciting to be listed among other great blogs and publications. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who reads, follows, and supports the blog. You are very much appreciated! Continue reading

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Update: What’s Been Going On?

Those of you who have been following Allura for a while have probably noticed the lull in postings. That’s because, for the past 2 months, I’ve been studying for the California Bar Exam. It’s been many, many hours of studying, … Continue reading

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Bright Beauty: Introducing the DIY Series

Beauty is everywhere, including in your own kitchen and medicine cabinet! If you like making your own at-home remedies, this series is just for you. Expect to see recipes for home-made face masks, bath scrubs, brush cleaners, and more! I … Continue reading

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Chanel Makeup Confidential Site Launches

Remember the neat little Animating Chanel video I posted last month? That video has been unveiled as part of Chanel’s new website: Chanel Makeup Confidential. This site gives customers an inside view into the high-end beauty line.

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Why Allura?

I created this blog for two reasons:  1) to share in-depth reviews of products and 2) to bring a bit of truth to the beauty world. To me, makeup is, more than anything, fun.  It’s fun to look at, fun … Continue reading

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