I’m back with my sixth You Beauty subscription box (it feels like more, but I suppose that is six months of time!). Like my previous reviews, I won’t go into too much detail about the subscription and how it all works, but everything can be found in my original March post. In case you don’t read it, this box is just £6.95 including postage!
This month was a pretty good box! Here’s what I got:
Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Polish and Top Coat
These were the first item this month that I chose (both polishes counted as just one option). I received a Gel Envy colour polish in Checkmate (540) and the Diamond Top Coat. Checkmate is a very natural, neutral colour as you can tell from the photos. Ideal for people who like subtle, low maintenance nails – because of the colour, any chips won’t be too obvious!
The Revlon Gel Envy polishes are part of the current ‘gel-like’ polish trend. They apply like normal nail varnishes and you can remove them with your nail polish remover as normal. The idea is that the nail polish cures in natural daylight (or indoor light), making the polish last longer. They look gel-like, with a strong, glossy finish. They should in theory last longer than normal nail varnish before chipping.
The colour polish applies so nicely! The brush makes it easy to coat nails in two swipes and the polish has a really nice, even consistency. The top coat is just as good. I have only recently tried it so I don’t know how long the nails last before chipping yet… I will keep you updated!
Find the range here for £6.99 each.
Vichy DermaBlend 16hr Corrective Foundation
I was really pleased to receive these! Even though they’re only one-use sachets and I will probably only be able to use one of them (due to colour), I have been wanting to try DermaBlend for years! It is always touted as being totally flawless on the skin, and will cover anything. I received 15 Opal and 25 Nude. As I’m very pale, the Opal shade will probably be fine for me.
I have not yet tried the foundation but I’m excited to – at least I will then know if it’s as good as I’ve heard. If it is, it may be my next foundation! It is £18, but that’s still a lot cheaper than my beloved Estee Lauder DoubleWear. The foundation offers long-lasting high coverage without a mask-like effect.
Find it here for £18.
La Roche-Posay Redermic-R Anti-Ageing Moisturiser
This was my second choice – another thing I was really excited to see on the list of options! I have recently got into La Roche-Posay products. They are very highly recommended by a lot of skincare experts, and beauty bloggers/vloggers with problem skin. Melanie Murphy talks about their products a lot on her YouTube channel.
We received three little 5ml tubes of this anti-ageing moisturiser, which contains 0.1% pure retinol to help correct fine lines and wrinkles. The formula is non-irritating, non-comedogenic, paraben free and hypoallergenic, so it’s suitable for those with sensitive skin. I really like it so far – it is a nice formula as it rubs in easily and doesn’t leave a shiny finish to the skin, so lovely for using before makeup. Obviously I can’t tell this quickly whether I’ve had any positive changes in my skin but I do enjoy using it.
Find it here for £22.
The White Company – Day and Night Perfume Samples
I really don’t like receiving perfume samples in beauty boxes, as about 80% of the time, I don’t like the smell of them! I’m not fussy but we often seem to get sent things that smell really musky or ‘old ladyish’! However I like one of these two, so I suppose that’s not too bad.
These Day and Night fragrances are meant to be complementary to each other, yet distinctive in their own right. Day is a refreshing smell with notes of jasmine, apple, cedarwood and bergamot. It’s really fresh, fruity and citrusy, and definitely something I would wear.
Night however… oh wow. I’m really not keen on this one! It is described as containing pomegranate, cassis and vanilla, which sounds nice in theory. Then the patchouli comes into it, making it REALLY strong! It initially smells like a super overwhelming mens aftershave, then dries down to that, mixed with a horrible. overly strong perfume. Just no! To me, it smells way too masculine to be a women’s perfume and just slightly too perfumey to be a mens aftershave. I totally accept that everyone likes different smells though, so I’m sure someone out there will like this. Just not me. Definitely not me! Haha.
Despite the one fragrance sample I didn’t like, I was really pleased with everything else. The value of just one of the nail varnishes alone covers the price of the box, so once again we’ve had a lot for our money (which I always find is the case with this box).