You Beauty Discovery April 2014

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This is my second You Beauty Discovery box, and I love it!  It is great for only £6.95 a month, and no P&P! It would be rude not to give this fabulous box a try.  I explained how this box works in my last post, which you can find HEREBasically you get to choose two products yourself, and they you get an extra two little items as well.  The 1st of each month £6.95 will come out of your bank, you then have the option to select what products you want to receive.  I strongly suggest making your selection as soon as you can, as a lot of products sell out very fast! The products I chose have already sold out, so I’m glad I made my selection on the 1st April.

The theme for this months box is ‘Organic and Natural’.  So all products have natural ingredients, which is fantastic.  The products I picked are also animal friendly, so I am very happy with that. This theme was inspired by the arrival of a new season, and hopefully some sunshine, so there are a lot of products which help brighten your skin and get it ready in time for the summer.

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The first product I chose was STEAMCREAM Moisturiser.  The product is FULL SIZE at 75ml and is worth £12.95.  So this product on its own makes this box more than worth it!  I have already made my money back and more.  It is a Handmade moisturiser, using natural ingredients that have been fused together with steam, hence the name.  This makes the cream very light weight, and easily absorbed into the skin.  You can use this cream all over the body, and you can even use it on your face.  Also if you visit their website you can find out exactly what ingredients have been used in their product, which is fantastic, and great for people who like to know exactly what they are applying to their skin.  It has lovely floral ingredients, you can smell the lavender in it, which makes it great to use just before bed and is very relaxing.  It also contains Orange Flower Water, Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter and Chamomile.  I have never heard of this product before, but I already love it.  The funky tin designs are great, and you can pick a different one each time you purchase one.  I love this bright shell design! Also the cream smells amazing, and is nice and light so can make a nice face cream.  If I change to use this as my face cream I will save a lot of money, the one I use at the moment is about £37 for 50ml! And I would love getting different tin designs! I am made up with this product, and so glad I chose it.

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The second product I chose was Clayspray Glow Red Clay With CacaoThis is 30ml, on the Clayspray website the full size is 125ml for £44.50.  You can also purchase this product from Feelunique,com where you can get a 30ml for £15, so again this is amazing considering the cost of the box! And you get decent sized products, they really don’t scrimp on sizes.  There were two different Clayspray masks to choose from, and if you wanted you could choose both.  I went for the Glow one rather than the Brightening one, which was available.  It has red clay with cacao, which makes the mask smell of chocolate! Yum.  It exfoliates, rejuvenates and nourishes.  It comes in a very handy spray can, so the product stays fresh and doesn’t dry out.  All you need to do it wet your face (they say use mineral water, but I just used normal), squirt a small amount into your hand, being careful as a lot comes out.  Then apply to your face and leave until it dries.  Once dried, add some water to soften it again and wipe off.  Be careful what cloth you use, as this does stain instantly as I found out!  My skin felt great after using this, and it doesn’t dry your skin out either, which i find a lot of masks usually do.  I love the fact it comes in a spray, masks usually come in a one use packet and I always seem to get it everywhere! There is no mess what so ever with this product, and you can use as much or as little as you want each time.  It glides onto the skin very easily and dries fairly quickly, so you don’t have to keep it on for too long.  Also the smell is divine, it smells good enough to eat! But I would strongly recommend not eating it!!  Here’s a little bit of blurb from the side of the box some of you may like to read:

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One of the extra treats I received was a sample for The Organic Pharmacy – Antioxidant Face Cream.  The sample size 3ml and is worth £2.40.  The full size is 50ml for £39.95.  This again is a new product to me, I have never heard of them before.  It says it is packed with wrinkle fighting herbs and vitamins including vitamins C and E.  I have not yet tried this product, but I definitely will be.  They also state they have no animal testing, which is definitely a bonus for me.  It is a nice little extra and I look forward to trying it.  You would either receive a sample of the face cream, face gel or face serum.  I would have been happy receiving any of them.

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The second extra treat was a 9bar Fruity.  If you were to buy a single bar I believe its about 99p.  The first thing I noticed if that they are gluten and wheat free, which is fantastic for me.  It is vegan friendly and consists of a blend of seeds and dried fruit, topped with carob.  It didn’t take me long to try this product, and I must say it was rather tasty.  It was packed with delicious seeds, such as sunflower, pumpkin and sesame.  You can tell instantly that it’s all natural and looks homemade.  I also found out that it is made pretty local to me in North Wales, which makes a nice change.  I would definitely buy this product again, it’s a great little healthy snack!

So overall I am very impressed with this box again.  The contents of this box is worth a whopping £31.34!! Now for the £6.95 I paid for this that is just amazing, it also comes to more value than some of my more expensive boxes such as Birchbox and Love Me Beauty.  I am gobsmacked at how much my box is worth! I cannot wait for next months box, and I get excited about picking my products.  Next month’s box theme is ‘May the force be with you’ and is to do with the CEW(UK) Beauty Awards.  I can’t wait to see what we get to choose from.  Let me know what you think of the box, if you already subscribe or if you are interested in it.  I would highly recommend this box to anyone.

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5 comments

  1. I made the same choice as you (except got the other Clayspray masque). YBD are my favourite beauty box. You may not get that surprise element but they make up for that with their value! And I think each month they exceed themselves!

    1. Yeh I love YBD you get great products and even full sized ones too. I love picking each month. I didn’t know what I wanted to pick this month. Have you made your choice?

      1. Yes, I was one of the people who stayed up to choose as soon as possible as I suspected the things I wanted would soon be snapped up. I went for the Fake Bake and Margaret Dabbs foot cream. How about you? I blog about makeup and beauty boxes at http://lovesandloathes.wordpress.com if you want to take a look 🙂

      2. I stayed up as well. I was tempted by the fake Bake, but I don’t use fake tan. So I went for the Argan oil and the glam glow. I didn’t really know what the foot cream was haha. Yeh I will check out your blog x

      3. The Argan Oil tempted me but I wasn’t sure if I’d use a hair oil much to make it worth getting a full size one. I don’t normally self tan either tbh but I thought I’d try something different 🙂

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