Beauty boxes always catch my eye. There is something about receiving a box full of beauty gifts once a month and the anticipation of what will be inside that reminds me of Christmas. And we all love Christmas.
I have tried a few different beauty boxes and liked them all but didn’t love them. So, when I was sent the YOU Beauty Discovery CEW(UK)2014 Limited Edition box (#YBDCEW) to review, I was quite excited to see what they have to offer. In celebration of the CEW(UK)2014 Beauty Awards, YOU Beauty Discovery joined forces with Cosmetic Executive Women (UK) to bring this limited edition box packed full of products from the finalists. Worth almost £100, the box contains some quite impressive brands and at only £16.95 it is definitely worth a try.
YOU Beauty Discovery CEW(UK)2014 Limited Edition Beauty Box Review #YBDCEW
What is in the box?
- Elemis Pro-collagen Marine Cream, 15 ml
- Caudalie Divine Legs, sachet
- Dr. Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Treatment Serum, 100 ml
- GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, 15 ml
- L’Occitane en Provence Almond Milk Concentrate, 50 ml
- Manuka Doctor Mini Hero Ket, sachets
- Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, 40 ml
Overall the beauty box is more than worth the £16.95 price tag. It is full of quite premium brands like Elemis that offer a little luxury but also fairly new names like GlamGlow.
The Dr. Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Treatment Serum
actually comes full-sized and Dr. Organic is a brand I’ve used before. Firstly, the packaging. I love it. It’s a beautiful glass bottle that sits perfectly on my beauty shelf. The directions state to put this on towel-dried hair. However, I did do this the first time and it left my hair feeling rather greasy. The second time I stuck to how I normally use Moroccan Argan Hair Oil and that is by covering my whole head in it and leaving in over night before washing off the following morning. I tend to do this once a week as a sort of leave-in conditioning treatment. And it works really well for my hair.
Another product that I loved is the L’Occitane en Provence Almond Milk Concentrate which smells delicious and left my skin moisturised and soft. The blend of silicium and almond proteins, which are similar to collagen, effectively fights skin slackening by restoring skin’s support tissue. I’ll definitely venture into the L’Occitane shop and purchase a full-sized version.
The Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is something that I didn’t see any use for in my daily hair regime. But once used, I was converted. This is the world’s first pre-shampoo conditioning treatment and Philip Kingsley’s hero product. Healthy hair stretches when wet before returning to its original length when dry. Before shampooing, I worked through my hair with my fingertips and left on for 10-20 minutes. It left my hair feeling light and healthy.
The Manuka Doctor bee venom range caught my eye straight away. Bee venom in a facial cream is always something I’ve wanted to try. It sounds kind of wrong, which I love. Out of the set I have only used the Rejuvenating Mask so can only comment on this but it is pretty amazing. This deep penetrating skin renewal treatment contains a unique combination of
Purified Bee Venom, moisturising
Manuka Honey, Avocado Oil and Vitamin E. Its unique formulation deeply nourishes the skin, stimulating collagen growth and renewing damaged skin cells.
GlamGlow is a brand I have been watching for quite a while. When a new hero product takes over the beauty blogger world I am quite sceptical. Is it a product they have all bought and genuinely love or something they have all been sent in a mass-marketing campaign? Well, I think it is a combination of both. It is a mud mask with a difference and the tingling effect made me believe that it was working magic on my skin. While I didn’t see instant results, after the third time of using this my skin was radiant, glowing and soft. Although I am not quite sure it is worth the £49.99 price tag for a tiny little tub. I am undecided on this one.