11th May 2015

Beauty | You Beauty Discovery Box – CEW 2015 Awards

It’s You Beauty Discovery time again! I can’t believe it’s May already. Only 2 months to go until the wedding? And more importantly only 2 months and 8 days until my honeymoon?! That’s crazy! So as you may already know I was really impressed with last month’s Natural & Organic box featuring Our Tiny Bees and  Tisserand Aromatherapy. Unfortunately you tend to find with beauty boxes after a really great collaboration one month, it can be followed by a pretty average box the following month (i.e. Birchbox’s disappointing Habitat box followed by the amazing Royally Good box) – but not this time!

May’s shortlist contained some huge brands which made it really difficult to chose just two, especially as the majority of them only had very limited stock availble. This month You Beauty joined forces with CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) to being you a selection of this year’s nominated finalists in the 2015 CEW Beauty Awards. 

This month’s shortlist included:

Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tan (20ml) & Mini Mitt

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (4.8g)

The Konjac Sponge Comapny Angel Face Cloth (full size)

The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Miracle Solid Oil (50g)

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (40ml)

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo[+] & Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50 (3ml each)

Josh Wood Dark Brown Blending Wand (28ml)

Josh Wood Light Brown Blending Wand (28ml)

Dr Organic Organic Snail Gel (50ml)

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Push-up Liner (0.10g)

You may have noticed but my box contained not one but two brands from my Brands I Want to Try in 2015 post so I was very impressed this month! First up The Better than Sex mascara by Too Faced contains a wand inspired by by the curves of Hollywood bombshells of the silver screen. The hourglass shaped brush coats lashes in it’s intense black collagen formula leaving lashes noticeably thicker and longer with just one coat, and unbelievably dramatic with two! The formula is also smudge proof and contains Acacia Senegal tree extract that nourishes and locks your curl in place. 

My next choice was the La Roche-Posay skincare duo. At only 3ml each these tiny tubes definitely won’t last very long but I was thrilled to see them included in this month’s shortlist. With over 30 years’ research and experience, La Roche-Posay has worked with dermatologists worldwide to develop skincare solutions that address a wide range of skincare concerns and are suitable for sensitive skin. The Effaclar DUO[+] is a complete skincare solution for oily, blemish-prone skin providing hydration and Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid SPF50+ provides high broad spectrum sun protection against harmful effects of both UVA and UVB rays. 

The two little extras this month were samples of Jimmy Choo Man (which was swiftly passed on to my partner never to be seen again) and Dr Organic Organic Snail Gel, a cruelty-free mouisturising and anti-aging gel that “harnesses the remarkable cosmetic cosmetic benefits of Helix Aspersa Muller, a unique substance the snail produces to quickly regenerate its own shell and skin when damaged”.

The You Beauty Discovery Box retails for only £6.95 and is availble online here.

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 Are you impressed with this months You Beauty Discovery Box?

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Roxie | Scottish beauty blogger & mummy to two beautiful girls. Gilmore Girls, coffee and cake lover. Serious makeup hoarder.

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