Hello all, it's mighty cold outside so what better way to cheer up than with some nice post through the letterbox. Before now I've not been keen on signing up to beauty boxes, I'm not a fan of being tied down and having to pay out money every month sometimes for products I'm not that interested in.
You Beauty Discovery is a little different - £6.95 a month gets you a box filled with 2 products you choose from their monthly shortlist, and some extra treats - often samples to try out. Postage and packaging is included in the price as well - the boxes are very useful to keep and store things in. Here's what I got in my January Box:
I chose Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm - Already started using this and love the tingly peppermint and my lips are thanking me for the Vitamin E moisturising at the moment. One of those products I've never thought of buying before but I think it would be worth the money.
My other choice was Afyna Detoxifying Body Scrub. I think the 30ml will go along way, although I have a bad habit of squirting too much from body wash bottles. Juniper berry and grapefruit are two of the active ingredients in this one. I've only used it once so far, so will have to report back.
The extras in this box are a selection of Dragonfly Tea samples, a 25% off Hello Fresh Card, and Dove Youthful Vitality BB Cream. I'm not a big fan of tea unless it's Camomile, but will share these teas around and give them a go. The Hello Fresh voucher I was a bit annoyed about - it's a bit of a bugbear of mine to be offered money-off something like this, rather than just getting something free to try - especially when you're signed up to a rolling subscription which you then have to cancel if you're not interested - not my kind of extra gift I'm afraid.
The BB Cream faired better though, something I've never heard of for hair, and I was impressed with the amount in the foil sample packet - more than enough for thick, shoulder length hair. I've already bought a full size bottle of this so hopefully I'll have lovely shiny new hair very soon.
I'm not sure if I'll be ordering a box long term, every month, but for now I'm enjoying the novelty of trying out new products, and choosing a few each month. Have you tried out the You Beauty Box? Would love to hear your thoughts and some of your favourite products so far.