You Beauty Box March 2016


Hi guys!

I received my March You Beauty box about a week ago but I’ve been really poorly, so sorry for the delay in getting this post up.  I hope it was worth waiting for 🙂

You Beauty Box March 2016

You Beauty Box March 2016

You can find out about how the subscription works, how you can choose some of your own samples and the price in my post here.  The theme for the March box was ‘the best of British’, with all the samples being home-grown brands.  I like this idea as it’s always nice to support local brands and businesses.

So let’s get straight into it – here’s what came in this month’s box!

Colab Sheer+Invisible Dry Shampoo in Paris

Colab Sheer+Invisible Dry Shampoo in Paris

This was the first sample I selected myself – if you don’t already know, COLAB is model and beauty blogger Ruth Crilly’s brand.  If you watch YouTube, you’ve probably heard lots of vloggers talking about her range.  I’ve had one of her dry shampoos in the past, but it was a different texture and scent to this one.

The You Beauty box sample is a mini 50ml Sheer + Invisible dry shampoo in the Paris scent, which is floral and fresh smelling.  It is a lightweight formula which claims to be invisible, which is great for me as some dry shampoos make my very dark hair look grey!  I love the fact that this is travel-sized as well, as it’d be really useful to take on a trip, or keep in your bag for bad hair day emergencies!  Although it doesn’t beat my holy grail dry shampoo, it works really well and I would definitely repurchase it if I couldn’t get my favourite dry shampoo, or if it was on offer.

Amie Morning Dew Matte-Finish Moisturiser and Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash

Amie Morning Dew Matte-Finish Moisturiser and Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash

The other sample I chose was this duo of facial wash and moisturiser from Amie.  I hadn’t heard of Amie before, but their products seemed to be quite natural and simple, which appealed to me.  We got two little tubes as one sample choice, each a pretty small 10ml.  The Purifying Facial Wash aims to moisturise whilst cleaning, leaving skin clear and soft.  It contains ‘skin-friendly’ natural extracts (both samples contain 95% natural plant extracts and are free from harsh chemicals).

The product itself has a light, floral fragrance.  It looks exactly like a moisturiser, which is a bit strange – it’s a light pink cream consistency.  It really does do ‘what it says on the tin’ and leave the face clean but moisturised.  The Matte-Finish Moisturiser Creme claims to control oiliness and shine, whilst hydrating and softening the skin.  The main reason I chose this sample was because I love non-oily, matte finish moisturisers.  I have quite oily skin so I don’t like to use anything too greasy underneath my makeup.  The light yellow cream has a very gentle scent and leaves my skin feeling soft but without shine, which is great – at £4.95 for a full sized version, it’s definitely something I would consider buying in the future as my day cream.

Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer Leave-in Conditioner

Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer Leave-in Conditioner

Next up is a product that everyone automatically got (what You Beauty call the ‘extra treats’).  It is a lightweight, leave in gel-creme hair conditioner by Charles Worthington.  I was impressed to see that brand in such a cheap box (You Beauty is just £6.95 a month).  We got a 50ml sample, which is pretty decent considering how little you have to use.

This product contains argan oil, to repair hair which is damaged and thirsty.  To use, run a small amount through washed, still-damp hair with your hands or a comb.  It is intended to be used all over the hair, but I personally just put it in my lengths (avoiding the scalp) to avoid my hair getting greasy.  If you have drier hair though, I’m sure it’d be fine to use right at the roots too.  I really like the smell of this – it has that lovely, luxurious salon smell which stays on your hair for a while afterwards!  Really like this one.

Ooharr Dead Sea Cooler and Rosie Glows Face Masks

Ooharr Dead Sea Cooler and Rosie Glows     Face Masks

Last up were two face masks from new brand Ooharr (you got two as one sample).  This is a new brand by Amphora Aromatics – if you’ve been reading for a while, you might remember that I’ve tried quite a few of their AA Skincare products.  Funnily enough, I was recently sent three face masks by this company, to review for the blog!  I have tested two so far, and as soon as I’ve tried the last one, I’ll be posting a review for you guys.  I already have both the ones I got in this box, which are Dead Sea Cooler and Rosie Glows.

Dead Sea Cooler contains peppermint, tea tree and witch hazel, aimed to detoxify the skin.  As you can imagine, the peppermint makes it smell really minty and refreshing!  Rosie Glows is a pinkish mask, containing rose, marula and palmarosa oils, to leave the skin hydrated, revitalised and refreshed.  Both left my face feeling lovely and smooth, with no tightness once washed off.  Both sachets have contained enough to do two face masks each, which is great!  I also really like the colourful, pop-art style packaging.

So there we have it!  Yet another great beauty box, full of products that I’ll get lots of use from.  I say this every month, but I’m so impressed at the value of the products we get, considering the box is only £6.95!  I like their new black and pink packaging too, it appeals to me a lot more than the old beige boxes they used to use.  Good job, You Beauty! 🙂

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0 thoughts on “YOU BEAUTY BOX // March 2016 // REVIEW AND UNBOXING!

  1. thoughtfulpigeon says:

    This sounds like a great box this month. I have that dry shampoo and love it, it’s so easy to carry around and doesn’t leave any white powdery bits like a lot seem to for me. The hair conditioner thing sounds interesting and face masks are always good to try. 🙂

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