You Beauty Discovery – January 2016

The January You Beauty Discovery box will be the final one as we know it. Behind the scenes this beauty box has been having a makeover, and from February will emerge as You Beauty Box. Other than a new name and website the details of the makeover are sketchy, and as my favourite budget-beating beauty box I’m a little worried that they may change the concept completely.

Currently the You Beauty Discovery box costs just £6.95 and the concept is simple; from a monthly shortlist you choose two products and they are sent to you with a handful of extras. This box is great for those on a budget and who want a degree of choice, and it’s unique to any other beauty box on the market. So let’s delve into January’s box!



The first product I chose is the Balmi Roseberry Lip Balm (RRP £4.99), a neatly packaged balm that is designated to not only provide moisturisation for your lips but also protection from harmful UVA rays with SPF 15 Sunscreen and UVA & UVB Protection. The blend of antioxidant-rich Vitamin E, soothing Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil helps to keep your lips moisturised, smooth and kissably soft. I already have two of these lip balms in different flavours and I love their hydrating formula and the quirky packaging so i’m happy to add another to my stash!

Next I selected a 50ml travel sized Bamford Geranium Hand & Body Wash (full size RRP £22). This 81% certified organic body wash utilises gentle plant-based cleansers blended with soothing, antioxidant rich Aloe Vera to refresh and condition the skin. The natural blend of Geranium, Lavender and Peppermint oils leave the skin feeling refreshed and delicately fragranced. I’ve tried this product before and really like its fragrance and skin-friendly formula. This one will be going in my travel bag so I can enjoy a bit of luxury wherever I travel.


As always there are two bonus treats included in each box; the first is a sachet of Dr Organic Snail Gel, a product I already know and love, and the second is a packet of Perfection Gel Cushions which promise to offer increased comfort when wearing high-heels. I don’t wear heels very often, preferring my Converse or Doc Martens, so I’ll pop these away for the rare night out!

Other items in this month’s shortlist include; Bee Good Honey & Propolis 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser & Muslin Cloth (30ml), Korres Bergamot Pear Body Milk (40ml), Lord & Berry Paillettes Eye Pencil Sparkle Black (travel-size), MALIN+GOETZ Moisturiser, Lip balm & Cleanser trio (30ml), L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray (75ml), and ModelCo Shine Ultra Lip Gloss.

As I mentioned from February You Beauty Discovery will be moving to and current subscribers should shortly receive an email with a reactivation link. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that You Beauty Discovery don’t change the box I know and love too much, but we shall find out soon!

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4 thoughts on “You Beauty Discovery – January 2016

  1. Paula says:

    Snap! I chose the same items. My first ever Balmi and really like it and like you I have tried the Body Wash before and loved it. Looking forward to the New Feb box. Preview looks ok but the bonuses looked fab – will be excited to see if it delivers! Still one of the best boxes around for choice selection.

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