Saturday, 27 December 2014

What I got for Christmas 2014

Personally I love reading 'What I got for Christmas/Birthday posts', so I'm really excited to share what I was lucky enough to receive on Christmas day. I find that people tend to give me money as I love being able to sale shop as soon as the shops open on boxing day, although every year I still end up with a fair few gifts. 
I figured I'd give a closer view of my beauty related gifts first as I know that's what the majority of you will be interested in having a nose at! It would seem that I have joined every other beauty blogger in the UK am now the proud owner of the big Soap & Glory Best of All Set, This alone contains a whooping ten Soap & Glory products, including; Hand Dream Super Cream, Orangeasm Body Wash, Butter Yourself Lotion, Heel Genius Foot Cream, Sugar Crush Body Scrub, Whipped Clean Shower Butter, The Righteous Butter Body Butter, Off Your Face Wipes, a Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Lacquer and Thick  & Fast Mascara. While we're on the subject on bath products, I was lucky enough to receive this Ted Baker Beau Box containing minis of; Body Wash, Bath Foam, Body Scuffle and Body Spary. I adore the packaging of this one and cant put it to good use! Finally body wise, I got two lovely smelling shower gels in a dove set , a bath bomb and this Darphin Silky Body Duo.
It's always exciting to find make up under the tree, I got got this pretty No7 set which is complete with blush, eyeshadows, liner, lipgloss and an extremely soft feeling brush. I also got a Make Up Rev eyeshadow palette which I cant wait to put to the test! Fragrance wise I've been wanting to try Primark's perfume offerings so was glad to see this Polka Duo along with Lady Gaga's Fame.
I also got some lovely non beauty bits including slippers. Pjs. socks and this hotwater bottle. Along with a mountain of chocolate which is helping me get through my stacks of revision!   I was also lucky enough to get another huge Yankee candle from a friend (this is actually one of three, although I left my other gifts in my university house as I had very little suitcase room, and cant wait to get back and burn them all!) Finally I got a couple of beautiful jewellery bits and a few books including We were lairs, Where she went and Divergent.

So there you have it, some of the lovely things I was lucky enough to receive this year! Did you get anything lovely for Christmas this year?

Friday, 26 December 2014

Boxing Day Haul

I'm aware that it's only just midday, however I adore boxing day shopping and couldn't resit waking up bright and early to snap up a few deals. While I didn't buy much this year I'm so happy with everything I did and cant wait to try all of my new products.
Black Clutch Bag From Accessorize - My old clutch bag gets used far too often which is starting to show so I was happy when I saw this one on offer. At £12 its far from the cheapest clutch bag on the market although I love the simplistic design!

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Crayons set From Boots - Soap & Glory had a similar set for sale last year, which I sadly missed out on so I was over the moon to find a few of these left in my local Boots. These crayons retail at £8 each, so as you can imagine I'm so happy that I managed to get three for the same price. 
Origins Gift Set From Boots - This deal was just too good for me to leave behind! For just £20 I got 75ml of three Origins masks in the form of; Out of Trouble, Clear Improvement and Drink Up Intensive. Considering these retail at £23 for 100ml of product I thought that was an amazing offer and I cant wait to put this trio to good use.

 Benefit Sweet Tintations From Debenhams - Containing two Benebalms and mini tints this set was a complete steal at £13, my only regret is not buying multiple sets for presents!

Did you pick up anything nice?

Monday, 22 December 2014

An introduction to W7

It upsets me that its been a good while since my last post, but in all honesty I haven't been putting too many new products to the test lately. Instead I've spent the past month swapping lipsticks for highlighters in an attempt to keep up with my mountain of work. Although, I was recently sent a lovely parcel filled with a welcomed break from W7 and had to share it with you guys. W7 are a budget brand I hear a lot about, although up until recently I hadn't explored the range for myself. This is mainly because I haven't seen the products for myself in many stores, however the W7 website tells me that they are now stocked in a fair few!

Candy Blush in 'Galactic' (£4.95)* - I've always favourited the natural look a cream blush can deliver, so was taken by surprise when I started reaching for this powdered one on a daily basis. Not only does Galactic give a natural look I adore on my skintone, this blush is complete with some pretty impressive packaging, housed in this sturdy pink plastic case containing a handy mirror.

Yummy Eyes Baked Eyeshadow in 'All White' (£2.99)* - To be honest, I don't own many single eyeshadows so was excited to see the addition of such a practical shade to my collection. While 'All White' isn't the most pigmented shade in the world, I imagine this would make a lovely highlight, and could even act over other eyeshadows to create a subtle glittery effect, perfect for this time of year! 
Butter Kiss Lipstick in 'Candy Floss' (£4.50)* - I always look for moisturising qualities in my lipstick, so was super excited to see a butter kiss lipstick included in my parcel! What I practically loved about this product is while it gave my lips that more hydrated feel, the pigment didn't suffer at all and 'candy floss' was pretty bright on my lips. Not bad for under a fiver if you ask me!

Lashtastic Mascara (£4.95)* - I tend to spend quite a lot on mascaras, so was really pleased when I discovered a new everyday option in this one. While I didn't find that this product gave my lashes that 'false lash effect', this mascara certainly added volume and length to my lashes, whilst remaining put all day!
Overall I really enjoyed trying W7 products and have found a firm favourite in the candy blush!  I cant wait to try more of what the brand have to offer and already have my eye on a few bits. Like this They're Real look alike and these fun looking Chunky Cheeks.

Have you tried anything from W7?

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Gift Ideas: Pamper Night Hamper

Since I'm seeing gift guides left right and centre, I figured It was about time I shared possibly my favourite idea this Christmas. I knew I wanted to give my presents that personal touch, which lead me to creating a 'pamper' hamper for my friends who are currently swarmed with deadlines and in need of a good break!

I simply filled this lovely wooden storage container from B&M Bargains (£2.99) with all of the pamper night essentials; Face masks, body products, a bath bomb, candle and cute owl lip balm! Not only was it surprisingly cheap to create, I love the idea of supplying that welcome break to a good friend!

Top Tip: If you're making multiple pamper hampers, try buying sets of products and dividing them up! 
How would you personalise your pamper hamper? 

Friday, 14 November 2014

You Beauty Discovery

Since my October You Beauty Discovery box was super late, I figured I'd throw both the October and November boxes together to share with you guys as I've been left pretty impressed! I moan about UK beauty boxes all the time, so its strange to be finally subscribed to one that I really look forward to receiving. At £6.95 You Beauty Discovery, is one of the cheapest boxes on the market yet somehow they still manage to contain an incredible selection of brands every month! The idea is simple, subscribers simply pick two products from the list, and a couple of surprises are also thrown in every month.

Admittedly of the two the October box is my favourite which is a shame as it isn't available now, although I thought I'd still share in case anyone wanted to see an individual post on any of the products mentioned. I'll start with the things I picked for myself as they always excite me the most! First up was the product which made the whole box worth it, an Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick (£18.50) ! This alone retails for double the box value so as you can imagine I was so excited to see this on the October short list. I received the shade minx and I have no doubt I will be reviewing this very soon! The second product I picked was this MeMeMe Cherubs Blush cheek & lip tint (£5.50), which I've been eyeing up in superdrug for a while so was really happy to see it on the short list. Also thrown in to the box was this Cowshed serum and Gold Collagen Forte.
The October box was a hard act to follow, yet somehow this months box did pretty well! The first thing I spotted on the short list was something I've wanted to try for a while now, Magnifibres brush on false lashes (£16.99). Anyone who knows me well knows there's one mascara which has my heart, so I'm interested to see how this compares as they work in a very similar way. The second thing I picked was this Bourjois cream blush (£7.99), personally I'm a massive cream blush fan so cant wait to put this to work! Also included in the box were some Baobab and Merumaya samples.

So there you have it, the best beauty box the UK has to offer! Are you subscribed to You beauty?

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Memebox Superbox #49 All About Lips

I feel like I say this every time I review a Memebox, but I definitely feel like this is my favourite yet and there have been a fair few (which you can view here). In case you've managed to miss my mass of Memebox posts, Memebox are a Korean beauty box service who ship to around an incredible 44 countries around the world. The site offers a range of different kind of boxes, although today I will be sharing Superbox #49 which has the all about lips theme. I pretty much have a draw dedicated to lip products so if ever there was a memebox made for me this is it.
RiRe Tick Tock Lip Gloss ($18) - Admittedly it took me a little while to work out how to use this one, you simply screw off the lid then press the button at the top to reveal a hidden brush. I got the shade peach orange which is a lot brighter than the shades I normally go for, although Its nice to have something different in my collection!

Cheek Room Color Lips ($10) - Surprisingly the only lipstick in this box is this one from color room. Although it has a list of pretty impressive claims meaning I cant wait to put it to the test! I got the shade Orange Peach and am starting to sense a bit of a theme in terms of shades here.

Royal Nature Paint Mousse Lip Lacquer ($24) - I was excited to see this 'mousse-type lip lacquer' in my box, again I got quite a bold colour in the form of 'hot place' which is a VERY bright pink, although its nice to have a different shade in my collection and I cant wait to try it out.

Shara Shara Petit friend tint balm ($8) - I think this pretty balm is super cute and cant wait to throw it into my bag as it smells amazing! The idea behind it is that there's both a tint and balm in the tin making it a fab 2-in-1 product.

Cheek Room Lip Tint ($10) - Most lip tints in the UK happen to be in those nail polish style bottles so its nice to she this one in such a practical form! Again I got the orange shade, but I love that this is a lighter colour and cant wait to put it to work

Very Six 6 Seconds Kissing Lip Gloss ($17) - Out of all of the products, I think this is the one I'm most excited about, its one of those glosses that adapts to you and I love the feeling of it on my lips!
Bottom-Top: RiRe Tick Tock Lip Gloss, Cheek Room Color Lips, Royal Nature Paint Mousse Lip Lacquer and Cheek Room Lip Tint

So there you have it, everything in my latest Memebox! While this box retails at $23 on the Memebox website, the value is an amazing $87 so you really get your moneys worth! Have you used Memebox before?

Saturday, 1 November 2014

The Body Shop Haul

body shop sale haul
I'm somewhat of a Body shop obsessive, so when I spotted that I could get an extra 40% the recent sale I had to treat myself to a few 'essentials'.

My first stop were the famous Body Shop body butters! With the extra discount these worked out at just £3.90 each as aposed to the normal retail price of £13. I picked up three scents almond, blueberry and vineyard peach.While the almond one is an old favourite of mine I'm looking forward to trying the other two scents and hope they live up to the same standard.

Although the blueberry theme didn't stop there and I also ended up picking up the body scrub-gelee (£12.50 £3.90) and lip butter (£4.00 £1.80) from the line! I also picked up a chocomania shower gel (£4.00 £1.80) in the sale as it sounded rather appealing.  Last but not least I picked up the Tea Tree Pore minimiser (£7.50 £4.50), although this wasn't in the sale the 40% discount still applied and since this is a product I've been meaning to try I decided to go for it.
So there you have it, everything I picked up from The Body Shop. If you act fast this offer is still around and you can currently get 40% off everything with the code: 14672
Will you be treating yourself?

Friday, 24 October 2014

My FaceB4 experience

Ever since I started wearing foundation on a regular basis my skin has never quite been the same. Although in recent months the condition of my skin has taken a turn for the worst and I've been desperate to find a skincare routine which works for me. My search lead me to FaceB4, a two stage skincare routine which claims to be the UK's most effective anti-bacterial duo.

I was sent both the FaceB4 Anti-Bacterial Face Wash (£14.99/100ml)* and serum (£9.99/30ml)* to try and have been left pretty impressed with the results. I have been using the duo for over a month now and am proud to announce that in the past week I have gone make up free several times, yet it hasn't bothered me one bit!
The treatment is super easy, I simply use the wash and serum twice a day at morning and night. I start with the foaming face wash, which promises to clean pores, reduce excess oil and prevent spots. I loved this as it enabled me to both cleanse and tone in one easy step. As the face wash is marketed as 'Anti-Bacterial' I was a little worried that this would dry my skin out, although I haven't found this to be an issue and really enjoy using the product as it leaves my skin feeling really clean.
After this process I apply one pump of the anti-Bacterial serum. I love that this can be used to prep my skin before applying make up in the morning, and it works equally well at calming it at night. This serum promises to be gentle on all skin types and on-going anti-bacterial protection, although I mostly love how soft my skin feels when I have this on.
While I cant comment on the overall effectiveness of the products separately, together they work like a dream and have transformed my skin in just over a month. Yes, I still suffer from the occasional break out, however they are no longer constant and clear up faster than ever before. I have truly loved using FaceB4, and would recommend it to anyone who is struggling with their skin! Its also worth noting that you can grab this duo for just £17.49, which I think is a complete bargain here.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

My Real Techniques Bargain

Cheap Real Techniques
I'm a huge Real Techniques fan, so when I heard about the limited edition Nics Picks set I knew I had to add them to my collection! At £30, I wasn't in a rush to go pick these up, although when I spotted them for £20 on the Superdrug website I was determined to buy a set of my own. Sadly these were sold out online, however I found my set while looking at the Christmas section in my local Superdrug, and cant wait to put them to work!
Included in the set are five wonderful sliver brushes in the form of the duo-fiber face brush, cheek brush, angled shadow brush, base shadow brush and eyeliner brush. Although personally I'm most excited to try the face, cheek and angled shadowed brushes as they're unlike anything else I own.
Real Techniques nics picks
As always I will be reporting back with my thoughts, Will you be picking up Nics Picks?

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Memebox Special #29 Scrub Box

It's been a little while since my last Memebox review, although I'm back with another Special box today which is always exciting. If you don't know by now Memebox are a Korean Beauty Box Company who ship to around 44 different countries. Unlike many UK box services, they are not a subscription one meaning you simply pick the boxes you wish to try. Today I'm reviewing the special #29 which retails at $23, although the contents add to a whooping $86.
Insobeau Natural Base Cereal Peeling Mask ($27/150ml) - This has to be one of my favourite items in the box, Its a great size for a face mask and smells amazing too. I have no doubt I will be putting this to good use as soon as possible. 

Eglipa JolieBeBe Lip Polish ($7/15ml) - I don't own many lip scrubs, so another is always handy! This promises cleaner, softer and healthier looking lips which is always welcome, not to mention I love the packaging too!

The Herb Factory Peppermint & Tea Tree Foot Scrub ($14/200g) - I don't actually own a foot scrub, so I guess if I was having a proper pamper day this could come in handy! You also get 200g which seems like a decent amount.
Pibugonggam G Facial Scrub ($13/50g) - I'm very fussy with facial scrubs so I'm interested to see how I get on with this Korean offering! This sounds like a joy to use containing grapefruit, sea buckthorn, red poppy peteals and aronia extract so I'm excited to put it to work.

Tosowoong Perfume Body Scrub Wash ($19/160g) - Its always handy to get such an essential product in beauty boxes, this is going straight into my shower!

New Girl Fast Scalp Hair Root Up Ampule ($6/20ml) - This is a scalp treatment which claims to clean your scalp by scaling away all dead skin cells and built-up skin impurities.
So there you have it, everything in my Memebox box scrub box. If you like the look of this one or any other Memebox, you can get $5 off your box throughout October with the code XRZP

Monday, 6 October 2014

September Favourites!

September has been a complete whirlwind of a month, meaning I didnt try too many new things, although the ones which have made it into this post have been complete stars and are truly worthy of their place!

I'll start with make up as its the type of product I find the most exciting! The first product I have been loving this month is this Maybelline Better Skin Foundation (£8.99/30ml) which is just a great fuss free product, I simply add a pump of this on the back of my hand before applying to the skin with my buffing brush and find it works an absolute treat! This just covers everything that needs to be while still allowing my face to look natural. While we're on the subject of complexion, This Essence Stay all day concealer* (£2.50/7ml) is also getting a lot of love lately, At just £2.50 I think this is fab and I love that it is even pale enough for my skintone! Moving away from base, my third product was actually featured last month too, although I still haven't stopped reaching for it on nights out! My Younique 3D mascara* ($29) works like no other mascara I own, I love the effects it gives me and my lashes could not be without.. which is why for the second month running this has made it into my favourites! My biggest surprise favourite this month was this Rimmel colour rush balm in the shade Make Me Blush (£5.99), I dug this out one night before leaving the house and found there was still colour left on my lips at 4am.. Pretty impressive if you ask me, it wasn't drying either which was also a bonus, so expect a full rave about this very soon. Lastly Makeup wise I have this lovely eyeshadow from In the Buff which I recently reviewed here. Freshly Cut* (£11.00) is a lovely everyday shade which I've really enjoyed using lately.

 Last but by no means least I have a couple of skincare related bits. The first of which is this Butter Yourself Body butter (£10.50/300ml). This just sinks into my skin really quickly and has quite a lovely scent to it making it a joy to use, and a product I would consider buying again. Finally I have been trailing this FaceB4 Anti-Bacterial Serum* (£9.99) for around three weeks now and have been really enjoying it so far, I wont give too much away as I will be reviewing this fully in around a weeks time although I love the feel of this on my skin and feel like it has made a difference.

What have you been loving this month?

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Home: Blaze On Fairy Lights

 As a few of you may know, I moved nearly three weeks ago now so expect this to be the first of many home themed posts I have up my sleeve, as I have developed quite the obsession with homeware! One of my favourite was to achieve that homey feel is with the use of lighting. In particular I have an abundance of candles and fairy lights scattered around my room although today I'm going to share with you my favourite and most recent addition from Blaze On. I was recently sent these Sun Star and Moon lights (£27.50/20 lights) * to review which have proved a huge hit with my housemates since I put them up last week.
I reviced the white version which match my room perfectly although Blaze on have quite the selection of colours in their star sun & moon section. These are basically lights covered with paper to give the light a softer feel and just give a really lovely effect at night. Between these and my candles I rarely feel the need for my bedroom light to be on and love the calming feel these give.
Currently these live on my bookshelf and give my stacks of books a new lease of life, in fact I'd go as far to say that it is now one of my favourite areas of my bedroom and is the one area I seem to get complements on time and time again. I've even had quite a few people ask where they're from!
While the price of these may seem a little steep, I am told that these have a life expectancy of up to 10 years or 100.000 hours, which is more than I can say for my £7.99 ones which are struggling after a year! They also claim to be 'extremely engery efficient' which is great for me as this will be my first time paying my own bills! I wish I could show you these displayed, but sadly my camera fails to capture the magic of these in the dark and my room is miles too dark in the day! So here is a close up of one of the pretty stars in action!
I'd highly recommend having a look at Blaze On's website, even if its just for inspiration as they have some stunning pictures on there! Although if these lights or anything else has caught your eye you can get £5 to spend over on Blaze On with the code STUDENT14 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Freshly Cut by In The Buff

 In all honesty, I don't feature enough smaller brands on this blog. So when I was given the chance to review an item from brand who are relatively new on my radar, 'In The Buff' I jumped at the chance. Something I often love about smaller brands is that they often come complete with a lovely back story. In this case Becky, In the buffs founder set out to create an eyeliner which wouldn't effect false lashes, which was successful and eventually lead to in the buff launching an whole range of pure mineral products. Although being a huge fan of the natural look it was the brands ethos of enhancing natural beauty rather than masking it which drew me in further. 
Today I'm going to be featuring 'Freshly Cut' one of In the Buffs Hint of eyeshadows which are all named and inspired by nature. Despite picking the shade 'Freshly Cut' for myself, It's rare that I find an eyeshadow easy to wear, so when this little beauty quickly made it into my everyday routine I knew I was on to a winner. Priced at £11.00 For 1g of product this is a little more than I'd normally be willing to spend on a single shadow, although after trying this one for myself I think I would happily part with my cash for another, as its rare that I reach for a product on a daily basis (especially eyeshadow).
 I find this eyeshadow an absolute joy to work with, often mineral make up is associated with mess although there is no fuss with this, I simply shake the pot to insure there is some product in the pot before dipping my brush in and getting to work. I find that this just gives a lovely smokey effect to the lids with minimal effort on my part, which stays in place for the most part of the day with a descent primer.
With all of that in mind, I think that this eyeshadow is a great find! It's also worth noting that both the product and the packaging are made in the UK - Something which has become somewhat of a rarity.
You can pick this up for £11.00 here. 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Dream Dots For Spots

I have been having a rough time with my skin lately, so when I heard about Dream Dots* I thought they were the best idea ever. I have a tendency to roll around in my sleep and rub off whatever skin treatment im using overnight, meaning something like this is ideal for me. Dream Dots are basically a medicated patches you place over blemishes of an evening, although I personally think you could get away with wearing these in the day too as they are pretty clear..In fact I've worn these around the house several times on bad skin days and I cant say anyone has noticed.  
For  14.95 you get a pack of 24 dream dots, which are super easy to use, you just simply cleanse the area you wish to treat at night before placing a Dream Dot over it and peeling off in the morning. Personally I thought the results I got from these were great, infact I don't ever recall a skin treatment doing so much for me before over night, and even with all my moving, the dream dot was still in place come morning!
Although If there's  minor downside to these it's the price. While under 15 euros may seem fab for 24 dream dots, I know many people are like me and rarely suffer from one spot at a time. Normally my spots will occur as part of a break out meaning I have to use quite a few of these at a time and if I was using these everytime a spot occured, a pack wouldn't last long!
Although with that being said, nothing works on my skin like these babies and I will continue to whip these out for days when I need my skin to be at it's best. Even with the slight downside I would recommend these to anyone with spot prone skin, Personally I think they're fab for special occasions!

You can buy Dream Dots here, have you tried them yet?

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Empties #3

After moving last weekend, I've been a rather bad blogger and have only pulled my laptop out of its bag twice! But fear not, I am back with one of my biggest empties posts yet! It's been ages since my last one, so understandably they have built up as you may be able to see from my overflowing wash bag!
I'll start with the four items I have from one of my favourite brands, Soap & Glory, The first thing I used up was the Sugar Crush Body Wash (£6.50/500ml), normally I love Soap & Glory shower gels,  and while this was up to the same standards, I feel like the famous 'Sugar crush scent was just too much for me so probably wont be picking up again. The next product I have is the Butter yourself moisture lotion (£10.00/500ml), which to be honest I quite liked until I got half way through the product where the pump just stopped working. There's still a little of this left but I haven't got the Patience. I also managed to finish the Scrub of your life (£7.00/200ml), while I cant say it was my favourite thing S&G have to offer it was nice, although I would probably pick another scrub over this next time. Finally I have my favourite product of the bunch, The Righteous Butter (£10.50/300ml) , this is just a really lovely moisturiser and lasted me a good while too!
I also finished two other body products too. First up is an old favouitre Vaseline Cocoa Radiant lotion (£4.99/400ml) which I just adore, this product works wonders on my skin and is at a great price point too. Secondly is this Nivea Creme Soft Shower Cream (£1.99/250ml) which has the most lovely scent to it! It also left my skin feeling really soft too!
I seem to have finished a whole host of skincare products since my last post! Firstly we have this Una Brennan Calming Creamy Cleanser (£7.99/150ml) which I really enjoyed using, although am unlikely to pick this up again unless there's an offer as I found it a little expensive. I also finished this Neutrogena 2-in-1 wash and mask (£3.79/150ml) which is one of my all time favourites, so I'll definitely be picking that up again! The last skincare products I managed to finish were these two scrubs. Firstly we have this Naturally Radiant Brightening Micro polish (£4.99/75ml), which just didn't give a good enough scrub for my liking! I had the same issue with this Visibly Clear Pore & Shine daily scrub (£4.49/150ml) ..for me nothing has beaten St ives!
Hair wise I finished this Batiste Cherry Dry Shampoo (£2.99/200ml) which I really enjoyed using, although am unlikely to buy again as I love the Vo5 one more. I also finished this Dove dry shampoo (£4.59/200ml)  which I thought was awful so I wont be picking up again. Finally I finished this Macadamia Oil Extract Hair Mask from poundland, and recall enjoying it at the time.
Make up wise I only managed to finish a mascara in the form of Maybelline's The Rocket Mascara (£7.99/9ml) despite having a long history of disliking maybelline mascaras I actually really enjoyed using this and would actually pick it up again. I also managed to finish this Witch blemish gel (£3.29/35ml), I even cut into the tube to finish this! I found that it was really helpful on spots without being too drying on the skin! Next up I managed to finish both my Body Shop day Cream (£11.00/50ml) and Nivea night cream (£4.35/50ml) I thought the pair worked a treat along side each other and would happily buy again! Finally I managed to complete this Simple eyecream (£6.99/15ml) which did a really lovely job, although again this is something I'm only likely to pick up if on offer!

Which products have you completed this month?

Friday, 12 September 2014

September You Beauty Discovery Box

I moan about UK based beauty boxes constantly, but You Beauty have always been a brand who have caught my eye. At just £6.95 they're significantly cheaper than most boxes on the market, and you get to choose two of the products included in the box from a pretty good selection avoiding the disappointment that many beauty boxes bring. Despite loving the look if this box, it wasn't until I saw an offer making this September box completely free that I decided to give it a go and I felt the contents was so amazing that I had to share it with you guys!
The first thing to catch my eye was a lovely surprise in the form of Toni & Guy's Glamour Volume Plumping Whip at £7.19 For 90ml, this product is full size and covers the cost of the whole box. I have fine/flat hair so I'm intrested to see if this does anything for me!
The first product that I actually picked for myself was this wild about beauty lipstick in the shade eve (£15.00). For some reason mine arrived damaged as it's shown below, although I still look forward to trying as it looks like such a lovely shade.
The second and final product I selected was this pixi endless silky eye pen in the shade black cocoa, This is quite a nice sized sample, and the full sized product retails at a £11, so again you're getting your moneys worth.
The final surprises were this make up sponge, these yummy looking teas and a £25 voucher for Hello Fresh. All in all this was a fab box! I'm even tempted to keep my subscription open as I was so impressed! Have you tried You Beauty?