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YOU Beauty Box – February’s Reviews

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Reviews

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

 

Bellapierre Black Mascara

I don’t tend to mix too much when it comes to mascara – I know what I like and tend to stick to it. Best known for their loose powder eyeshadows, this mascara is part of Bellapierre Cosmetics makeup range and is super sleek whilst also very easy to use. The brush design allows for you to finely cover each lash without causing any clumpy areas of uneven lashes. It also elongates the lashes too, we’re talking lash volume without the clogging! Note to self, this is not a waterproof mascara, but it is paraben-free and natural based so it is much more kind and gentle to your lashes. Charlotte Ashton

 

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

KMS California Moisture Repair Revival Crème

The first time I tried this, my hair was in drastic need of some added moisture. Thankfully, as this product focuses on moisture repair, I could apply it after towel drying my hair, dry my hair and watch as my hair was instantly improved. As a leave-in conditioner my initial concern was that it would flatten my hair which I loathe! Luckily the texture is very lightweight and the aloe and vanilla ingredients means it smells gorgeous. I’m now exploring the rest of the range and suggest you jump on the hair revival phenomenon too! Charlotte Ashton

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

OSKIA Skincare Renaissance Mask          

I love a good face mask, I aim to do at least 1-2 facemasks a week to keep my skin in check. After using OSKIA Skincare’s Renaissance Mask I was absolutely hooked. The texture is very unusual but it really works, like a plasma. I used it for 2 weeks and my skin was noticeably more radiant and even. It’s a great mask to use weekly and I highly recommend it to anyone who’s missing a face mask in their skincare routine – they’re essential! Cassie Hallala

 

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

 

Madara

You know what they say, the earlier you start your anti-ageing skincare routine, the better. Once my face was freshly cleansed, I integrated Madara’s Time Miracle Serum into my routine to recharge my skin with all the moisture that seems to be sucked away by these cold, winter days. After use, I have to say I particularly noticed a difference once my make-up was applied, my skin was more radiant than ever, I even received a few compliments from friends asking what I had done differently. Seriously impressed with this product! Cassie Hallala

 

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

 

Sanctuary’s Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water

Ladies – put away those make-up wipes and say hello to Sanctuary’s Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water. This gentle foaming cleansing water is incredibly efficient at removing all traces of make-up (whilst giving your face a good clean), leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed. Two great elements – micellar water and the foam dispenser are so lovely on the skin and I found that I had no trouble removing my waterproof mascara and eye-liner. Finally, my skin didn’t feel at all dry after using this product, making it the perfect addition to my daily skincare routine! Kate Croft

 

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

Bellapierre shimmer powder: 

As I have sensitive skin around my eyes I am quite cautious when it comes to trying new products, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that these eyeshadows are made from 100% Mica Powder. I love a bit of shimmer and definitely wasn’t disappointed by the amount of glitter in this little pot. It was very easy to apply and the pigmentation of the colour was great. I was also happy to find that the shadow lasted all day without any smearing of creasing, I will definitely be purchasing more colours from this range! Brogan Wright

 

 

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

 

Umberto Giannini Curl Jelly

I have naturally curly hair and this is the first time I have tried this product as I tend to stick with what I know. There are lots of products out there aimed at curly hair and what I like most about this one is that it’s designed for all types of curls and is meant as a ‘scrunching jelly’ – this meant it worked more in tune with my own hair, rather than trying to flatten or give too much volume! Instead, Umberto Giannini Curl Jelly tamed my usual frizzy areas and gave me fantastic curl definition and general glossiness – without the dreaded crunch! Brogan Wright

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

Jimmy Choo L’eau

With hints of hibiscus and bergamot, Jimmy Choo L’eau has a feminine and floral base but also contains a burst of cedarwod and musk. The combination of fragrances makes it perfect for the transition from winter to spring, and the handbag size of this tester has kept me going all week – perfect for when you’re on the go and a great way of discovering this unusual but gorgeous new scent. Brogan Wright

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

 

The Sukin Detoxifying Clay Masque 

The Sukin Detoxifying Clay Masque contained a lovely subtly almond scented mask, that slides on smoothly and doesn’t crack as it sets (you put it onto damp skin). This kind of application is ideal if you don’t like the limitation of mask-time without talking, smiling etc. and want to get on with things! The mask itself feels gentle on the skin, which is particularly nice in the winter months when we’re all feeling a bit battered by the elements. All in all, I found this comforting face mask a gentle but effective fix. Tessa Bali

 

 

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

Weleda Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion

This superbly scented rose body lotion, from the skincare experts at Weleda, is an instant hit of gorgeous fragrance and intense skin nourishment that lasts all day. The lotion itself isn’t greasy and soaks in quickly, leaving your skin feeling taken care of in an instant – without feeling as though you can’t move or get dressed for half an hour! Tessa Bali

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

Argan+ Moroccan Rose Hand Cream

If you’re after a hand cream that really, really gets to work and leaves skin super soft and hydrated but also want something that leaves a feminine fragrance, this is the pick of the bunch. I was really impressed with how quickly this got to work – I used it three times in one day and my hands felt transformed. On the more technical side of things, this is packed with Vitamin E and omega rich ingredients, as well as precious Moroccan Argan oil, so it delivers an intensive moisturising treatment – without greasiness, I hasten to add! Dru Ryder

 

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

This Works® Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

Over the past few months I have been finding it difficult to wind down and relax at the end of the day. I read somewhere that a good way to combat this (apart from exercising and eating earlier in the day, etc.) is to make a real fuss of bedtime and adopt a calming pre-bed routine. This Deep Sleep Pillow Spray figured as part of my new tactic this month and has definitely helped. Containing a natural aromatherapy blend of lavender, vetivert and camomile, it smells like a spa and instantly relaxed me – after a while it stopped me worrying about not sleeping, long enough to actually sleep! Holly Wadsworth-Hill

 

 

 

YOU Beauty Box – February’s Beauty Sweethearts

Transformulas® LipVolume

As I fly through my thirties, my lips are showing the first signs of ageing and feel quite deflated. They dry easier and I’ve got fine lines appearing which make my lips appear a bit ‘screwed up’ or crumpled – that’s the best way I can describe it! I am now on day 18 of testing this product and I am in love. Transformulas® LipVolume applies like a gloss and leaves lips instantly hydrated and glossy. It tingles a bit but not too much and my lips now look like they’ve gone back 10 years. I am seriously impressed. This product works by deep moisturising and renewing but don’t underestimate what a huge difference that can make. Holly Wadsworth-Hill

 

 

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