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You Beauty Discovery Box September Edition

A: I received my You Beauty Box this week and as usual, I was really excited to show you what’s in it.

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I love this beauty box because you get to choose two of your products, and you receive a full size version of these. You then get a mixture of samples which can be skincare, hair care, make up or lifestyle products. This box is just £6.95 including postage and packaging – I think this is a massive bargain. Plus, YBD are celebrting their 1st birthday this month – so the boxes are even more exciting.

Wild About Beauty Nutrilips Colour Lipstick SPF15

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“Perfect summer essential. Wild About Beauty‘s beautifully lightweight lipstick will leave your lips with a wash of sheer colour and soft shine finish. With added beneficial ingredients including Wild Mango Butter, Argan Oil and SPF protection this lipstick doubles up as a nourishing and moisturising treatment for lips.”

This is one of the products I chose and I received it in the shade Eve. Sadly, when I opened this it was broken – the whole lipstick had broken off at the bottom so it isn’t very usable. I emailed the team at YBD and they replied super quickly saying they were really sorry and they will send a replacement out ASAP. The colour is a lovely coral which looks sheer but also build-able, and moisturising mango butter gives it a lovely scent so I can’t wait to use it! This costs £15 on the Wild About Beauty website.

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm

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“Packed with lip-loving ingredients, this glossy gel balm protects & hydates lips instantly. After the balm wears off, lips are left tinted with a flattering, personalized hue just for you (colour & intensity depends on pH level of lips). Twist-up crayon requires no sharpening.”

I’ve been wanting to try some Pixi products for so long so I was really excited when this was availabe to add to my box this month (I realise I chose two lip products – but hey, a beauty blogger can never have too many lipsticks, right?) I received this in the shade Unique Pink and I love it. It’s super sheer and will be perfect for every day wear. This costs £12 from the Pixi website.

Crabtree & Evelyn Afternoon Tea and NEW Green Tea with Blackberry

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“Crabtree & Evelyn recognizes that the English ritual of drinking tea is as intrinsic today as when it first became popular centuries ago. Each tea bag carefully tagged and enveloped and is carefully crafted to offer a quality blend.”

I do love a good fruit tea and I haven’t tried any from this brand before, I can’t wait to give them a go. A box of 25 sachets costs £3.50.

Toni & Guy Glamour Volume Pumping Hair Whip

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“TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe Volume Plumping Whip is the ultimate hair treat to give your locks all-day body and bounce from the roots. The non-sticky formulation lifts hair for glamorous, voluptuous volume without any fly-aways.”

This was an extra product in everyone’s box this month as part of YBD’s birthday celebration. I LOVE big hair so this is a perfect product for me, and I received a full-size version. It costs £7.19 and can be bought from Boots.

Hello Fresh Voucher

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I also received a £25 voucher for Hello Fresh – a company which sources recipes and ingredients for you to make delicious meals – and delivers them straight to you door. I am so excited to use this, and after having a browse on their website I can choose their ‘Classic Box’ which offers 3 meals for 2 people for £39, meaning i have to pay just £14 with my voucher. I will be ordering my box this week and I can’t wait to share with you what I receive and make!

I also received a Foam Puff for make-up application, which is a handy little extra. These can be bought at all most drug stores for around £1.99 for 3.

This month’s box comes to a total value £60.13, which is £53.18 more than I paid. Amazing value for some amazing products. I can’t wait to test all of these and share my reviews with you.

Have you tried the You Beauty Discovery Box? #twolittleowls

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Birchbox – Away We Go (August 2014)

C: I received my Birchbox today, usually this is a super exciting day for me (I know… must get a life) but the past couple of months I have been a little disappointed with my boxes. I am not sure if this is just because the initial novelty of my beauty box subscription has gone, or… the boxes have got worse?! So here is what I got this month, and please let me know what you think!

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So this is how my box came packaged. You can’t see the products very well in the photo but I just wanted to show you all the cute make up bag everything came in. It is super cute and goes well with this months holiday theme, however I must point out that its quite small and being a beauty addict my every day products wouldn’t fit in here! (Update: my little make up bag just broke after using it for the second time!) But anyway, here is what I got:

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And a little close up of the eyeshadow:

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So lets start with the eyeshadow. This is from “Wild about Beauty” and is in the colour “Fern” – Full sized and costs £13. I thought I had the wrong colour in the box, as to me ferns are green… but I checked on the Birchbox website and this is indeed the Fern colour. I like it actually though, especially the little bee!

Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect – RRP £20 sample is worth £3. A leave in conditioning spray to help detangle and protect against sun and heat damage. My hair is super knotty and I always have to use a detangling (is that a word?!) product so I will definitely try this out.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Refreshing Bath Shower Gel – RRP £7.15 sample is worth £0.51. I have heard of this brand before but it has never appealed to me. I can certainly get some use out of this sample – everyone washes – but to me Birchbox is about trying brands that are more high end so you can try before you invest.

Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer Hydroactive Microderm – RRP £25 sample is worth £7.35. A product I have never heard of before, however microderm products are usually too harsh for my sensitive skin – something I have filled out in my beauty profile – so I will try this, but doubt it will work well for me.

And lastly I received a sample of the Liason De Parfum in Stay With Me and the first chapter of The Proposal by Tasmina Perry – something that I wont read as I will be super annoyed if I like it and then have to wait for the rest of the book to be delivered!

So the total worth of the box is £23.86 plus the make up bag and little extras which is very good considering the box cost me £12.95 including postage. However, I am still not excited about it? I will get some use out of all of these products but nothing jumps out at me as being super amazing. So what do you guys think? Should I keep my subscription or try out something new? I am leaving it down to you! #twolittleowlsblog

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