My First You Beauty Discovery Box - October 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

I've been thinking about subscribing to a beauty box for a while. I keep looking at different reviews but couldn't commit myself. 

I keep buying one off boxes but after seeing a few reviews on the You Beauty Discovery Box I decided to sign up.

One of the biggest plus point for me is that you get to choose two items each month then get some surprise bonus items. It also sounds like you get a variation from month to month. Some times you will get more and other less. 

When the box arrived the first thing I noticed was the size, this box is tiny. from the reviews i'd seen I assumed it would be the same size as other beauty boxes. 

As well as the two Item's I'd selected there were two other items. A sample of Cowshed serum and a bottle Gold Collegen drink for 40+. I'd picked a C&E nail polish and Illamasque lipstick.

I'll start with the bonus items

Cowshed - Anti-aging Perfecting Night Serum

I'm never a fan of sachet samples. You rarely get more than one use out of them or they get put to one side never to be used again.

I have actually used this and I didn't like it. For me it was more like a facial oil, which doesn't suit my skin type. It smelt quite nice and has a slight lavender fragrance which was lovely for night time. My skin felt very greasy the next morning.

I'm not sure what size sample this was but the full sized item is £48.00/ 30ml

Forte - Gold Collagen 40+

This is a drink which contains collagen. It says in the leaflet you should take this as a course and it works from the inside. This one is recommended for the over 40's and I don't even think it will get opened. It's not for me. 

It's also £40 for a ten day course of the drink. So this would be approx £4.00

Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Polish 

I was excited to see I'd got the red C&E nail polish. This was one of the items I'd picked but it did say it came in a variety of colours and I already have the pale pink so It was nice not to get the same colour.

I haven't used this yet but I'm hoping to find some time to paint my nails at the weekend.

RRP £6.00/15ml

Illamasque - Glamoure Lipstick

I got a Glamoure lipstick in another beauty box and it was a fab colour, so I had high hopes of getting a nice colour.

I was so gutted when I received tease. The picture of it below makes it look an okay colour but it's almost like a concealer colour.

It totally knocks any colour from my face and looks almost luminous on me!!
I'm not one for swatches as a rule but wanted to show it you, I can't bring myself to post the ones I took of it on my lips!

At £18.50 for the full price item. I thought it might look ok on someone with fair skin but I spotted some comments on you tube with a wide range of people saying they'd got this colour and no matter what complexion they had they said it didn't suit them.

If you think you'd like this one please feel free to contact me and we can arrange something. Again I have tried it on my lips and my hand.

This box costs £6.95 a month including P&P and I did feel a bit disappointed but I did choose two of the items and my desire for a high end lipstick got the better of me.

If I had my time again i would have gone for the wild about beauty power eyeshadow but you live and learn.

Looking at value for money this is pretty good value but if you look at what I will actually use and depending on how much the cowshed sample works out at it just about covers the cost of the box.

Onwards to next month. Did you get this box? What items did you choose? What did you think of the bonus Items?

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  1. I was really disappointed with this months box. Its the only box I subscribe to and a lot of the time its fab but the last couple of months have been a bit "meh"... I too got the lipstick but in a nude shade which looks like a pale brownish/tan against my pale complexion. Hopefully next month will be an improvement! xx

  2. I'm glad it's not just me who was disappointed as bad as that sounds.

    I'm going to give it a couple more months then cancel it I think.

    I've just took out a three month subscription to glossy box and from box one I like it.

    My favourite is still the one off latest in beauty glamour boxes. i've had 3 of them and like the majority of things in them.


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