This month’s YOU Beauty Box explores The Best of British beauty with a fantastic line-up of products, all of which herald from Britain, and alongside some iconic brands are some exciting new discoveries from lesser known names in the beauty business. So without further ado let’s delve into the March You Beauty Box and take a look at my picks!
The last two months of 2015 were pretty hectic with numerous personal and blog commitments and my usual empties post got shelved so I’ve combined both November and December’s use-ups into one bumper post.
It’s that time of year when I step up my skincare and try to be a lot more disciplined when it comes to skincare, applying body lotion twice daily, switching my gel cleansers an oil cleanser, and using richer moisturisers. This is reflected in my October empties which includes moisture boosting sheet masks, a rich body butter and nourishing lotions.
When You Beauty Discovery unveiled their September shortlist it excited me so much more than the last few selections had, not least because it included familiar products from two of my favourite natural skincare brands, but also because one of the extras was a brand new launch and one I had been itching to try!
The Body Shop have just launched their most indulgent and premium line to date with the brand new Oils Of Life range, which became available in stores on September 1st.
Consisting of an Essence Lotion, Facial Oil, Cream and a lighter Gel-Cream the Oils Of Life range features three precious seed oils, harvested from the furthest reaches of Egypt, China and Chile, which work together to boost radiance and replenish moisture. The seed oils are cold-pressed to preserve their utmost potency and ensure their affinity to skin, and in the Oils of Life collection are blended into the most beautifully textured, indulgently scented products to ever grace the shelves of The Body Shop. I’m really excited to feature two of the products in today’s post.
Last year The Body Shop really seemed to up their game, releasing a stream of amazing new products and overhauling older ranges. From a company that hadn’t really been on my radar for quite a while they have leapt to one that I now regularly keep my eye on.
One of the ranges that received a revamp was the Vitamin E Range, with the introduction of the brand new Vitamim E Overnight Serum-In-Oil (28ml, £15). I’ve long been a huge fan of facial oils and always recommend them to anyone wanting to up their skincare regime and see better results, so I was really excited to see the launch of this early last year.
In addition to their recent Limited Edition box, which I reviewed here, You Beauty Discovery also teamed up with the CEW Awards to bring us a stellar shortlist for the May subscriber box.
The CEW Awards celebrate outstanding product innovation and creativity in the beauty industry, and as you’d imagine this month’s selection was really fantastic with a great mix of make-up and skincare, and quite a lot of high-end products too including Too Faced, Benefit, and La Roche-Posay, all selected from the shortlisted and winning brands and products that were recognised at these glittering “Beauty Oscars”. So what did I pick?
It is the beginning of April so time to throw out the empties and give you a run down of the products I’ve been loving in March, as well as those that didn’t impress.
We said goodbye to February just over a week ago and with Spring just around the corner it’s time to start clearing out the closet and packing those Winter woollies away. It was while tidying up and sorting out the recycling that I remembered I’d not written a post on last month’s empties, so without further ado let me take you through all the product use-ups and whether they were hit or miss!
This summer Kat from Tales Of A Pale Face organised a blog swap. I love the idea of getting to know another blogger and had already taken part in a similar swap so I jumped at the chance. This swap was to be slightly different as once paired up we were able to choose our own budget. As my previous swap had a £5 limit this flexibility was great as it meant our gifts needn’t be as limited.