July You Beauty Box 2016 review and unboxing

You Beauty Box // July 2016 // Review and Unboxing!

Hey guys! I’m a little more on time with my July You Beauty Box unboxing – hooray! Glossybox will be coming soon too – check me out, I’m on a roll ūüėÄ

The July You Beauty Box theme is ‘The Jet Set Edit’! ¬†Of course, all the beauty boxes are focusing on summer, sun and holidays at the moment. ¬†Bit depressing for me as I’m too poorly to go away on holiday, so cross your fingers for some UK sun for me!

You Beauty Box is a monthly subscription beauty box.¬† You select two products yourself, from a shortlist. ¬†You Beauty¬†then add in two more ‘bonus’ products – all subscribers get the same.¬† These may be accessories, hair/makeup/beauty products or¬†a “healthy treat”.¬† The box is just ¬£6.95 including postage, which I think is fantastic value for money.¬† It’s the cheapest box I’ve personally seen on the market. ¬†

They also now offer the option of choosing 3 products (plus the bonus treats) for £8.95 or 4 products for £10.95.  You can find out more, or subscribe here.

July You Beauty Box 2016 review and unboxing

July 2016 – You Beauty Box

July You Beauty Box – Unboxing

My Two Chosen Products

July You Beauty Box 2016 review and unboxing White Rabbit Skincare Lime & Coconut Cleansing Water

White Rabbit Skincare – Lime & Coconut Cleansing Water

I was so excited to see one of my favourite brands in this month’s selection list! ¬†White Rabbit Skincare are a lovely, vegan brand which I discovered a couple of years ago. ¬†The owner, Melanie, is based in Scotland and puts so much love and care into her products. ¬†She started off as a really small company, so I’m really happy for her that she’s now appearing in beauty boxes! ¬†Their Comfort Cleansing Balm is my all-time favourite cleanser. ¬†

I chose the Lime & Coconut Cleansing Water, as I’d used it before and know I like it. ¬†It’s a water cleanser (think similar to micellar water in consistency). ¬†You simply pop some on a cotton pad and sweep all over your face. ¬†It is safe to use around your eyes, to remove eye makeup. ¬†The cleanser smells SO NICE – like fresh lime juice! ¬†All White Rabbit Skincare products are vegetarian/vegan, cruelty-free and she uses recyclable packaging. ¬†10 out of 10 for me!


 

July You Beauty Box 2016 review and unboxing Carmex Peach & Mango Burst

Carmex – Peach & Mango Burst

This might seem a bit of a random choice, but I struggled to find things I wanted out of the July You Beauty Box selection. ¬†Usually there are plenty of things I’d like but not so much this month. ¬†I didn’t want any of the skincare as my skin hasn’t been great recently, so I’m keeping to quite a strict selection of products. ¬†There was a perfume, but I know I quite often don’t like fragrance samples so this seemed a safe bet!

I use tons of lipbalm as I always have dry lips, so I know this will get used. ¬†I really like Carmex lipbalms – they’re one of the few brands that seem to actually improve dry lips instead of just mask the problem. ¬†Their cherry lipbalm is one of my favourites! ¬†This peach & mango flavour is lovely – it smells really tropical. ¬†In fact it really reminds me of Umbongo drink ūüėÄ ¬†Nothing much more to say about this except it’s lovely!¬†


The Two ‘Bonus’ Products

July You Beauty Box 2016 review and unboxing St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion Medium

St Tropez – Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion in Medium

It’s summer. ¬†All the beauty boxes are including tanning products. ¬†I’m very pale, but I don’t ever tan anymore so I’m always very grumpy when summer comes around and I get more tanning products! ¬†Haha. ¬†I also got the exact same product in July 2015 from You Beauty. ¬†I would generally prefer products not to be repeated, but I’m sure a lot of people will enjoy it so won’t mind.

St Tropez In Shower Tanning Lotion has been around for just over a year and has had mixed reviews.  You are meant to apply it in the shower (whilst your skin is still wet, but with the shower turned off).  You wait for 3 minutes and then rinse it off.  The idea is that it gradually builds up to a subtle tan, if you apply frequently.  A lot of people have said that in reality, standing in a cold, wet shower for 3 minutes is a bit off-putting!  I received the Medium shade, but I know they also do a Light one.

We also received a ¬£2 off voucher to buy the product in Boots. ¬†I’ll probably be giving my lotion and voucher to a friend, but it’s not a reflection on the product. ¬†As I said, I just don’t use tanning products!


July You Beauty Box 2016 review and unboxing White Rabbit Skincare Lime & Coconut Cleansing Water

White Rabbit Skincare Р£10 Gift Card

You’ve probably already worked out how much I like White Rabbit Skincare by now! ¬†Safe to say, I was pretty excited to get this ¬£10 gift card. ¬†They are a brand I would be re-purchasing from anyway, so ¬£10 towards my next purchase is fab. ¬†There is no minimum spend, which is great as you don’t have to spend money you didn’t really plan to just for the sake of using the gift card. ¬†The gift cards can be used up to 30 September 2016, although mine has been used already haha! ¬†I’ve chosen the Orange Blossom & Aloe Vera Toner, as I haven’t tried it yet.


I feel like I say this every month, but the July You Beauty Box was yet again worth SO much more than the ¬£6.95 we pay as subscribers. ¬†They always hit it out of the park with value for money, which is impressive as the cheapest beauty box on the market. ¬†I won’t use the tanning product, but I still got more than my money’s worth so that isn’t a problem.


What did you think of the July You Beauty Box?  Have you tried any of the products?  Let me know in the comments!

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