I’m a huge beauty box fan – it’s a great way to try new products at a reasonable if not bargain price! Here I share the best value beauty boxes – including the Glamour Summer Edit box and the Origins beauty box. If there are any other beauty boxes that I need in my life – let me know! x
You Beauty Boxes are my favourite monthly beauty box – I’ve tried a fair few over the years but what sets You Beauty apart is:
Choice – you can select 2 products from the monthly shortlist. This is the best feature as you have control over what they send you
Quality – the monthly shortlist contains items from well known brands Murad, Nails Inc, St Tropex, Nuxe, Balance me etc. I find a lot of other beauty boxes are stuffed with products from new and sometimes obscure brands that I’ve never heard of before and wouldn’t even want if they were free
Price – only £6.95 a month including postage and packaging. This is considerably less than most beauty boxes
Size – The products are travel size so they are a decent size
Also, there’s always a little excitement to come home to find the little box waiting to be opened and devoured!
You Beauty Box June 2016 – Contents & Review
From June 2016’s shortlist, I chose the Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser 30ml. I love acid toners and wanted to try this cleanser. Murad is well known for luxury skincare so I’m looking forward to seeing how this performs as I haven’t tried any of their range before. It’s a good size and will probably last me 2 weeks. The full size 200ml retails for £34.00 at Murad so this box is offering you a really cheap way of trying out a high end cleanser.
Another selection was Nails Inc nail polish in Porchester Square. It’s the full size version and it’s selling on Feel Unique for £14! You’ve made your money back just on this! Porchester square is one of their bestselling muted mushroom polishes and can be worn day or night for a chic nail look – again something I’ve been wanting to try for ages. Can’t wait to slap this on my nails.
Devil’s claw was a standard inclusion and it’s a red liquid that you can add into a bath to help soothe any aches and pains. It’s got a herbally scent and I’m curious to try this.
So that’s this month’s You Beauty box round up. If you’d like to see sneek previews of future boxes then follow me on Instagram. My username is heysamloves – let me know that you’ve come from my blog!
I subscribed to the monthly box on their website – You Beauty
Last month’s January Glossybox was such an utter disappointment that I didn’t even bother photographing the contents. So it was with bated breath that I opened my special edition Valentine’s February Glossybox and boy, it’s a corker! I am very pleased with the brands included and it has restored my faith in Glossybox. I am one happy bunny.
Love the full sized Ciate polish, Maybelline nude lipstick and eyelashes. Can’t wait to try the Nougat body shimmer as it looks really pretty. I have, of course, already demolished the Lindt bar!
I have wanted to try the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector for absolute AGES. I plan to use this 10ml sample size as a highlighter on the cheekbones and didn’t want to pay £30+ for a full size version of it. Also Becca is difficult to buy in the UK as it’s an Australian brand. I discovered that You Beauty had included this gem in this month’s beauty box and ordered one immediately.
I have to say that I am pretty impressed with the idea of the You Beauty Box. It differs from Glossybox as you get to choose 2 samples which you would like to try rather having no idea what you are being sent. This is handy if you want to customise your box and in my case I bought it specifically for the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. I also wanted to try the Lola Matte Long Lasting Lipstick – this is a new makeup line which will be sold at M&S.
The major advantage of this beauty box is that it is only £6.95 INCLUDING postageand I’ve also received a yummy chocolate bar and Jimmy Choo perfume sample. RESULT!