This November sees the arrival of YOU Beauty Box’s brand new Luxe Gift Guide Edit.
Today sees the launch of this month’s latest YOU Beauty Box and we have a feeling it’s going to be especially popular.
The theme focuses on a shortlist that has been compiled in celebration of some of the finest and most beautiful products on the market and of the moment.
Everything that made the cut has earned its spot as a beauty product that makes the user look and feel extra special.
Included in The Luxe Gift Guide you’ll find one of our most vehemently coveted make-up pieces that YOU Beauty Box has ever listed (and that’s not an easy title to blag). Coming courtesy of technic®, the edit includes two eye shadow palettes, in Sultry or Nude, each including six tonal shades of shimmering high pigment, long-lasting colour; all essential tones for this season’s smoky eye effect too! These could not be more perfect for this time of year and will certainly see you through party season in style.
Sticking with on-trend beauty, The Luxe Gift Edit also lists two handbag-sized perfumes from The Library of Fragrance. Gin and Tonic and Baby Powder are just an introductory example of everything that this unique fragrance house has on offer. The idea is to layer their fragrances to create something totally unusual and personal, and to build a diverse fragrance library of your own that will allow you to experiment and mix it up throughout the year , whether its for everyday wear or a special occasion. Genius!
On the subject of fragrance, all November YOU Beauty Box members will also receive a sample size vial of Flower by Kenzo Eau de Parfum, which, if you haven’t already smelled, is a fabulously delicate, sensual fragrance that is quickly becoming a modern classic.
Back to basics for a moment: you’ve probably noticed that your skin is struggling to keep up with the change in season – especially if you buckled early and already have the central heating on.
Let’s start in the shower, where most of our daily skincare routines begins. The Luxe Gift Guide Edit features Emma Bridgewater’s Feels Like Home Body Wash, a refreshing but luxurious blend of camomile, lavender and orange blossom. This body wash looks and feels like a real treat and will certainly make you want to explore the rest of the Emma Bridgewater toiletries collection – just in time for Christmas.
Whilst we’re on the topic of pampering, included in every November YOU Beauty Box is a 7th Heaven Set of 10 Strengthen Nail and Cuticle Finger Masques. These are part of 7th Heaven’s very reasonable and super effective Spa Range and we were pleasantly surprised to learn they are one of the month’s freebies! Wave goodbye to damaged and brittle nails and soften your cuticles in a matter of minutes – 15 to be exact. Follow with a home manicure and your hands will be better than ever, at a fraction of the salon price.
Now to everyday body care essentials, specifically selected for autumn and winter; Dr Hauschka’s Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash and Hydrating Hand Cream Duo are each a little skincare miracle. To begin with, Dr Hauschka’s Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash contains quince seed extract and vegetable surfactants, which act as a mildly cleansing base, whilst high-quality oils leave your skin feeling beautifully cared for. The Hydrating Hand Cream soothes, nourishes and protects hands from the cold and dry, making it ideal for over-worked hands, or those struggling with the seasonal transition. All ingredients in both Dr. Hauschka’s products are 100 per cent natural and/or organic and certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards.
Masque Bar also makes another appearance in YOU Beauty Box this November and is quickly becoming our go-to facemask brand. This month, the YBB team have shortlisted the Anti-Blemish Mud Mask, created to soothe irritated skin and bumps, whilst helping to control excess oil and without drying or stressing the complexion. From personal experience, it’s refreshing to find a facemask that manages to strike this tricky balance – perfect for troubled and generally unbalanced skin.
Whilst we are on the topic of tackling pesky skincare problems, The Organic Pharmacy Lip & Eye Cream in The Luxe Gift Edit is a nourishing dual action cream for both eyes and lips. This hardworking skincare product simultaneously reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles and diminishes the appearance of fine lines, as well as hydrating dry lips. This one is packed with super powerful ingredients, meaning the tiniest bit goes a long way.
Simple’s all new and highly indulgent Hydrating Cleansing Oil, made with pure grape-seed oil and enriched with vitamin A and E, works by gently dissolving impurities, removing make-up and leaving the skin both clean and instantly hydrated. Because it’s Simple, it doesn’t contain any unwanted ingreients and is suitable for all skin types, including the most sensitive. This is a great way of giving sensitive skin some seasonal TLC, without upsetting it!
Another oil based product in the November shortlist is the Oils of Heaven Organic Argan Moisture Retention Face Oil. This one is aimed more at tired and ageing skin which could do with a bit of a pick-me-up. Blended to regenerate tissue and help skin retain its natural moisture, this luxurious facial oil gives skin a beautiful boost.
The final product to make the edit itself is AA Skincare’s Frankincense & Rose Moisturising Face Cream. The first thing that struck us about this face cream is what excellent value it represents. We were genuinely amazed by the very reasonable retail price of £7.98 for a 50ml (though that said you can get 50ml as one of your monthly picks!). It’s great news because we have a feeling this is one you’ll want to keep up with beyond testing. It’s the brands best-seller and is specifically designed to uplift, boost and tone mature skin types. Essential oils of Frankincense and Rose, combined with the anti-oxidant and hydrating effects of Argan Oil and Vegetable Glycerin, as well as the recent addition of soothing lavender oil and anti-inflammatory Comfrey. It smells beautiful, is non-greasy and leaves skin feeling softened and rejuvenated.
Also included in all November YOU Beauty Boxes is a two-pack of red and white Santa Baby Hair Ties from Popband; our go-to brand for all hair accessories thanks to their dent-free design that’s as kind on your hair as it is cute on your wrist.
If you’re lucky enough to be a Gold member of YOU Beauty Box then you’re in for an extra treat this month and will also receive a stylish Leonie Saliba Keyring.
Build your November box of goodies, HERE.