It’s been a while since I’ve done a beauty box review and I used to subscribe to YOU beauty box (You.co.uk) since it came out, however for the past couple of months I’ve been dissapointed with the selection so I stopped subscribing for a while. Here’s some information on how this box works:
1. BECOMING A MEMBER:
Becoming a member of YOU Beauty Box is really easy, will only take you a couple of minutes and costs from just £6.95 a month (with FREE P&P to all members).
To create your account, simply pick one of our price plans detailed on the site, fill in your basic information and payment details for your rolling monthly membership (which you can cancel at any time), and that’s it, you’re all set up! We’ll store all of your details securely, to save you time next month and you can start building your first YOU Beauty Box.
Every shortlist becomes available from 7am on 1st of the month. You have until 27th of that month to make your selection of products and to choose if you want to upgrade your payment plan. On the 28th of the month you will be billed the relevant amount according to your price plan, this is for your next month. On the 1st, log back into your account and choose your products.
I still get the emails the day before you can select what you want and I loved what was on offer this month as YBB has collaborated with Feel Unique. Since the last time I subscribed it has changed, you can choose the ‘plan’ you prefer where you can choose 2 items, 3 items and 4 items at different prices. Here’s how that works:
2. MONTHLY BOX:
As a YOU Beauty Box member you are entitled to choose between two to four samples from the YOU Beauty Box shortlist each month, depending on which price plan you are on. Price plans are subject to availability. Details are below:
Payment Plan 1 – Gold – 4 products, £10.95
The ultimate beauty bundle for self-confessed beauty queens/addicts. New and existing members can now choose (or switch to) the NEW Gold Monthly Beauty Box. With a Gold membership, you can select any four available products from the monthly shortlist for just £10.95 per month and we’ll also throw in some exclusive VIP offers from time-to-time. These boxes also include usual monthly treats, brand offers, FREE P&P, email previews and the option to cancel at any time. Gold membership subject to availability.
Payment Plan 2 – Silver – 3 products, £8.95
The extra gorgeous monthly beauty haul, for those who just can’t decide! You can now select a third product from those available on the monthly shortlist, for just £8.95 per month. With the Silver membership, new and existing members can pick any three available products and will also receive the usual monthly treats, brand offers, FREE P&P, email previews and the option to cancel at any time.
Payment Plan 3 – Bronze – 2 products, £6.95
The classic beauty box, for beauty enthusiasts everywhere! This is exactly the same monthly box that you have been receiving to date. Nothing changes – Bronze members will still get to choose any two available products from the monthly shortlist for the same price of just £6.95 per month and you’ll still get the usual treats, brand offers, FREE P&P, email previews and the option to cancel at any time.
To make your monthly selection, click on the “MEMBERS BOX” tab and follow the simple on-screen instructions. All of the products in our monthly shortlists are carefully selected in liaison with YOU magazine beauty editors and are available while stocks last. Price plans are also subject to availability. We will send you a ‘sneak peak’ email that contains details of the upcoming monthly shortlist just before it is launched, so make sure you get online quick and make your selection at the earliest possible convenience. If you are a Gold Member you will enjoy VIP offers throughout the year. These offers will be varied inluding; free extra product in your monthly box, ‘Early Bird’ sneak peak’s on Limited Edition boxes, money off and much more. These offers are at the discretion of YOU Beauty Box. Products in the monthly shortlist are available on a first-come- first-serve basis. Please note, the new shortlists are always available from 7am on the 1st of the month, make sure you get online quickly to avoid any possible disappointment.
This was my top pick from the selection this month as when I googled what is was and how is was, I was quite surprised! It retails for £30 and this was the full size so already this box is three times the price i paid with the one item!
The Foreo Night Cleanser detoxifies and soothes the skin as it starts out as a silky gel which melts into a velvety milk that is fused with the power of meteorite for deep cleansing that removes impurities, make up and pollutants with precision. Offering a sensorial experience for a devine night-time ritual, it leaves the skin supple, smooth and luminous. This Cleanser works amazingly with the Luna Play which I plan on buying for my skin.
Next up is the Vintage Cosmetics Company Powder Brush which retails at £16 on their website. Use to apply your foundation as a Stippling Brush to create an even, flawless natural canvas; to apply loose powder to complete your look and it is also great for use with mineral make-up. It has super silky soft bristles… and feeling is believing! Use instead of your fingers or a sponge for optimum hygiene and skin health.
What more could a girl ask for? If you want to keep your make-up routine simple this is the perfect face brush. Ideal for your T-zone or any other oily area to take away shine. This brush, which is made from synthetic bristles is approximately 180mm in length from the tip to the end of the handle. You can never have too many make up brushes and this one looks gorgeous too!
Next up we have the Nails Inc nail polish in the shade ‘White Horse Street’ which retails at £14 on their website. This is what the nail varnish looks like on my nails (sorry about not tidying up around the edges!)The New White is an innovative collection of four white-based polishes with a hint of fresh colour. Enriched with Porcelain Flower Extract – a rare white flower from Thailand with recognised healing, therapeutic, illuminating and calming properties, the range will help improve nail strength and health. These new classic delicate shades are the ultimate way to wear white on your nails, with ‘White Horse Street’ being a soft smokey grey.
The last product I chose was the Benefit Porefessional Delux Mini which roughly retails for £8 according to their website. This product quickly minimalises the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. The translucent formula contains a vitamin E derivative known to protect skin from free radicals. It is oil-free, complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. My previous mini did last quite a while so I am glad I picked this.
YBB normally add in some extra items alongside your chosen products. Everyone will receive a perfume sample from Narciso which is described as ‘when the elegance of woods meets the delicate femininity of a white-flower bouquet and beats around the amber notes of a warm heart of music. This perfume belongs to the family of the musky floral woody fragrances.’ The second item everyone will receive is a 15% discount code for the feel unique website by using the code ‘YOUBEAUTYBOX’.
An extra item I received by being a gold member was the Mandara Spa hand butter in the scent coconut and shea. This retails for £4.50 on the boots website. Immerse yourself in a moisturising blend of shea and cocoa butters to pamper and nourish skin. Naturally pampering ingredients: Moisturising shea and cocoa butters, smoothing sweet almond oil, nourishing coconut oil and hydrating glycerine.
Total box worth….
£72.50 for a £10.95 box!! Defiantly worth the money and I get to try some products which are new to me!
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