Well, they did it, they lured me back in with the promise of a freebie and a nice choice of products. I’ll admit, I’m weak when it comes to beauty boxes, I love them, they offer the chance to try out products I never thought I would for a fraction of the price. This You Beauty box has recently been revamped so I thought I’d see what’s new!
The You Beauty box is probably my favourite of the beauty boxes out there as it is only £6.95. The first time I got the box I got a full size Illamasqua lipstick, and another box contained a Crown brush! I really like You Beauty’s box for its simple idea; instead of getting random products you don’t want this actually lets you choose. On the first of each month a shortlist of products is released and you can pick two to go in your box, this means you get something you think you’ll like. Also in the box are a couple of other goodies (once I received a sample of the St. Tropez in shower tan) sometimes there can be food too, it all depends on the theme of the box. It’s such an inexpensive box and there are such good items and today I have both the February and March boxes to show you.
Now the February choices weren’t exactly the most awe-inspiring for me but I did manage to choose eventually. Firstly I chose the dr.organic Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask, I’m trying to try as many new face masks as possible so this was ideal, whilst I don’t necessarily need anti ageing right now it will still be interesting as to how it performs. I must admit though, it doesn’t smell too great! Then I chose this dinky bronzer from Kevin Aucoin as I am a sucker for makeup, which you can probably work out, but if I’m honest I’m not loving this particular product. Whilst it is cute and very matte, it is also very orange which doesn’t work if you’re pale, but I may be able to use it as an eyeshadow.
So the freebies in the February box were rather good. The Philip Kingsley Elasticizer was the big freebie that enticed me back to the box. Then there were two sachets of the RealTechniques Brush Cleansing Gel, I usually use a Lush shower gel to wash my brushes so they smell good but I will definitely make a point of trying it. The last thing is the Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask, this I won’t use, I rarely use tanning products as I’m too pale.
Now due to my love of rose smelling products, I thought I would love The Body Shop’s British Rose instant glow body butter. Sadly I do not, it isn’t a sweet rose like the Lush products, instead it is a really grandma rose smell. On the other hand, the Nanshy makeup blending sponge looks amazing and I’m so glad I chose it. It’s different to other sponges, it’s not an egg like the RT one, its got a flat edge but also an area which can ‘bounce’ foundation onto the skin!
I wasn’t overly impressed with this months freebies after the impressive lot last month, but nonetheless the face masks and leave in conditioner will come in handy at some point I’m sure. Maybe on my trip to France? We shall see! Honestly, you won’t find a better value beauty box than this one. £6.95 including p&p and you choose your own products from the shortlist. If you were wondering which box to get, this one would be your best bet by miles in my opinion!