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January’s You Discovery Beauty Box

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

Due to low energy and anemia :-/ i have lost my blogging mojo a tad but i have had a severe talk with myself and  trying to push on as i love doing my wee blog so much ❤

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So January’s You Discovery Box at £6.95 delivered is always fantastic value and it brings to us really good brands that we may not have tried before!

So here are the selections in my box .. New Year, New You 🙂

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Afyana Detoxifying Body Scrub 60ml,  is an  organic exfoliating gel it is a lovely refined texture and glides lightly over the skin polishing away the dead surface skin cells. I find this to be quite a ‘fruity woody ‘ smell but i really don’t mind that at all as organic products are my favourites and this one has 5 essential oils in it juniper berry, grapefruit, rosemary, citrus, cypress, cedar and salicylic acid.

It encourages the skin to detoxify and reduce the signs of cellulite. I have found it has left my skin feeling very clean, smooth, soft and lightly scented.

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The other big item in my box was the Merumaya Cleansing Balm 30ml  and the Overnight Recharge cream 3ml! I have previously purchased this balm and i believe it is the best balm out there for the best price for talking all your makeup off! Every last drop of it … for £14.50 per 100ml it punches way above its weight!

There is a lot of balms out there that are 3 times the price of this product yet this balm does the best job of getting every last trace of makeup off. With Mangosteen and Sweet almond oil it leaves your skin refreshingly clean and mattified, it really is a fantastic, hardworking product!

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The night cream is a lovely rich texture. It is a relatively new product with a whole load of active ingredients that are so new i know nothing about them lol!! BUT  they will………….  Help to feed the skin over night, help it repair and maximize hydration, firm the skin overnight, help it repair and produce hyaluronic acid (phew) 🙂

So if like me you’re over 40 and really need your creams to work hard for you then this is definitely worth a really good look.

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As always every month everyone gets 2 staples in the box and this month it is Dove Hair BB Cream  specially formulated for ageing hair it helps replenish hairs lost nutrients and restore vitality,  elasticity and reduce breakage.

It can be used on wet hair before styling or as a boost to the ends of dry hair when needed. I don’t wash my hair every single day and i do find heat and cold can really dry my hair out. This product didn’t seem to make hair oily or weigh it down and it is a lovely way to refresh your hair, as for it being a BB for your hair the jury is out but all the same i do kinda really like it 🙂

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Lastly is the Dragonfly Teabags, each bog for 3 different kinds of tea. I got Mountain Honeybush, Organic Green tea and Green Gaucho, they are a British owned tea company who  like to specialise in Artisan and rare teas to blend. I do love herbal teas and trying new ones and i look forward to trying these new ones

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As always there is a card with all the relevant info on the products in the box and special discounts on the products, this box also contained a  £25 off Hello Fresh card and i wish they would stop sending them to me as i cannot receive this in Northern Ireland so it is of no value to me at all and i must have 4 now  of little use to me and it kind of disappoints  that it is included in the value of the box! really .. for what it is i find it very over priced too ..

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But still this was a good box and again the value is there, so that’s it for this months YOU Beauty box, do tune in next month for another exciting issue of ‘what’s in the box’ lol!

Bye for now

Nicola x

Decembers You Beauty Discovery Box

Hello everyone,

feels like i i have been slow at getting a post or 2 out this week but have been busy on facebook as we have started up a fabulous chat group, so come join the beauty chat and have a giggle too Beauty Q&A Insider Tips …

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Was delighted when my You Discovery Box was handed to me this morning by my postie. The theme for this months box was ‘Party Prep’ !

I have been really  looking forward to trying the Teeez nail lacquers as the colours really appealed to me so i got 2 boxes and i am glad i got them both as both of the shades are equally  stunning….

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The first one is called Smoking gun, its like a beautiful antique gilded gold or brass, it’s really multi-tonal. It really comes to life in the softest of lights. It really is a beautiful shade for this time of year! It looks and feels hard wearing too. Teeez say is should last at least 3 days without chipping .. yay!

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Teeez is a relatively new company to the UK but so far i have tried their Smokey Mascara which is a really good quality mascara and their Mysterious Crystal Eyeliner (which the jury is still out on because i haven’t worn it much but all things considered, they seem to be producing really top quality makeup and if i saw something i liked i wouldn’t be scared to buy into this company.

The other shade is Frosted gleam and it is like a liquid sand, again it is so incredibly  vibrant and alive it sparkles with glints of multi-colours , it catches the light constantly and has been twinkling away on my pinkie all day and i can’t help but really admire it … what can i say! I am a girl who just loves anything that sparkles for me :-*

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So my other item was a knepp Lavender herbal bath soak, i have used a few things from this brand before and i know they do really good quality products at affordable prices. The bath soak smells heavenly and i love the little blue bottle it has come in so this product scores highly for me as well and i think i will definitely buy this product to balance body and mind at bedtime and help me sleep.

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My final item was the Wilkinson Sword Intuition Naturals sensitive care razor which i haven’t actually tried yet but its for sensitive skin so fingers crossed it lathers, shaves and moisturizes  so hopefully my skin will love it !

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My final bits were Les Couvent des Mines heel and foot balm, perfect to refresh tired feet or if you aren’t going partying like me…. great to put on under some nice fluffy socks to simply treat your feet :-).

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Yardley hydrating & Enriching body lotion in Blue Orchid. Yardley has really taken a massive step forward in their fragrances and what it produces … it not just for granny anymore! It is a fantastic priced range of good quality scents and products, i particularity like their body sprays for daily wear around the house. They are fresh and clean ..

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Last but not least was a Lindt  mini Christmas chocolate bear (i have eaten one but both clearly took a bit of a battering getting here ..

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As always the box comes with a booklet on all the products and special offers on most of the products. Again i loved this box because the nail polishes made it for me and at £6.95 it is as always good value for money!

That’s it for now folks, keep warm!

Nicola x

Novembers You Beauty Discovery Box

Hi there beauty lovers,

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It’s that time of the month again….But in a good way lol, when we all receive our You Beauty Discovery boxes and i gotta say i am delighted with my choices as i have tried them both and they are pretty spot on for this time of year!

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First up is Rituals Hammam Delight Shower Foam with Fresh Eucalyptus & Rosemary, i really like this sort of menthol scent to clear the head and mind and rosemary to improve concentration so it kind of either sets you up for the day  or revives you in the evening!

I like the whole ethos of Rituals and this shower foam is skin softening but they are still using Sodium Laurel Sulphate in their products … sort it out Rituals because the stories behind the products and what they do is fantastic!!

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Next up is a beautiful little pot of Skin and Tonic Steam Clean, its certified organic and it is just fabulous! It smells incredible as soon as you open the jar and the first aroma that hits you is fresh chopped peppermint, then eucalyptus, i then thought nettles but its thistle (close enough) but all the pure plant extracts are there and wonderful for your skin!

It massages and warms to the skin really well and the wonderful organic oils are released as it warms up and you put your hot cloth over it. It left my face lovely and matt but very soft and pores looked and felt refined, this product is really addictive, i cannot stop sniffing it!

I am a massive fan of organic products for my skin and the purer the better and this product does it for me :-).

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Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm has to be the most amazing product for taking off every last trace of makeup very comparable to Eve Lom Iconic cleanser but without the price tag (its £14.50 for 100ml). This is the cleanser i go for everytime when i want to get all the gunk off my face and it leaves my skin soft, clean and mattified.

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Merumaya Iconic Youth Serum is another fabulous serum for winter, its like an environmental shield against the harsh winter and the hot and cold extremes our skin faces, it is a very potent mix of Hyaluronic Acid,  Omega’s 3,6 and 9, Echium Oil, Mangosteen to name but a few ingredients. Very little is needed and it just glides over your skin leaving it smooth, hydrated, glowing and protected.

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Last but not least is the Baobab powder this is a product i take most days along with some other supplements to help keep me healthy (well as well as i can me with my health issues). Baobab is rich in Vitamin C, Antioxidants, its high in fibre too and the Baobab tree is known as the tree of life for its longevity and for its many uses, it is meant to help give you an energy boost when flagging so i need plenty of it lol.

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Also in the box is a code for £50 off code for a Magnitone Pulsar which is a pretty hefty discount from £129.99 down to £79.99! It would make a lovely christmas gift from you to you hehe 😀 or for a loved one, nothing like giving the gift of good skin (well i think so)!

As always there is a booklet of discount’s off the products in the box … all things considered, once again for me this is a pretty fantastic valued box at £6.95 delivered and if you use the Magnitone voucher then its for peanuts really….

I hope you enjoy your box as much as i have loved mine!

Bye for now

Nicola x

This Month’s You Beauty Discovery box .. Handbag Heroes

Hi everyone,

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I really love a monthly gift box coming through my door, it perks me up and gives me something to look forward to and the You Discovery Box is always excellent value for money at just £6.95 delivered!

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First item is a sachet of Cowshed Anti-Ageing perfecting night serum rrp £48, this serum is relatively new to the market i think and just as well it smells good as it is very runny and i appear to be wearing most of it already lol. ( have stolen a pic from YBD as mine is now all messy lol)

It is a lovely light oil you use at night and overnight it tones, balances, plumps, smoothes, firms and improves skin tone, i love an all in one oil but in winter i definitely need a cream over the top as my skin gets extremely dried out, but this looks, sounds and smells good!

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Next up is Gold Collagen~Forte available in Boots this is a liquid drink  beauty supplement for the over 40’s (thats me 🙂 ), Is fortified with collagen, borage oil, vitamin B6 and vitamin D, antioxidants,  sugar free and sweetened with Stevia and it tastes very drinkable indeed, i wish i could afford these all the time because they not only help your hair, skin and nails but your bones and joints too so it really does have an awful lot of health benefits going for it! It is sugar free and sweetened with Stevia,

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Mabye i’l win the lotto someday lol …

Anyway the next item is Crystal Clear intense anti-ageing serum, all oils and serums coming into the winter months is greatly appreciated here as the heat just zaps my skin, so does the wind and rain and thats pretty much what we get in Portrush!

Crystal Clear is loved by Gwinnie Paltrow and Kate Moss apparently and that means i just have to get stuck in and see if i get wonderful skin like they do lol!

But this is right for my skin type which needs a bit  more than just moisturiser. Its a powerful complex of Syn-ake a polypeptide found in the venom of the Temple Viper Snake which has been proven to be very effective in relaxing expression lines by relaxing facial muscles, It olso has Tourmaline (for radiance) , olive oil extract and an oxygen complex to regenerate and brighten.

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Last but not lease it the Illamasqua glamore lipstick in Tease, buttery soft with a lovely satin finish on the lips this nude collection from illamasqua are such a lovely rich, hydrating lipstick, perfect the understated lip and a smokey eye look!

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Well thats it for this months box and what incredible value for money it is!, mine feels more like a tailored anti ageing box than handbag heroes nonetheless it is a fabulous box. It comes with a host of special offers on the products too so make sure you check the leaflets out too …

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The lipstick alone is £18.95 if you were to go buy one so that makes up for the cost of the box x3! Only thing i will say tho is watch the dates on the other products tho because they do not have a very long shelf life! So get them out and use them!

Bye for now

Nicola x

You Beauty September Discovery Box

Hi everyone,

every month You Beauty in association with You Magazine (Daily Mail), do a little beauty box for  £6.95 delivered! Its a  good value box this price really! You get to select 2 of the products to go into your box and the rest is standard in everyones  boxes.

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I had unsubbed for a while because there seemed to be minimal amounts of the most popular products and unless you were a night bird or an extremely early riser the picks i wanted were pretty much gone by about 10 am the next morning, so you have to be quick!

This month i selected Ark Age Aware Skincare and Body Butter duo in the scent ‘Lounging’ i chose  this first of all because of it being age aware, at 45 i am very edge aware and now need all the help i can get lol . But seriously i do look for products for the more mature skin because it simply needs to be fed a lot more moisture. These products have  lovely aromatic oils like Sandalwood, Patchouli, Neroli, Cedarwood, orange and Bergamot and it really does smell really amazing, it fills your bathroom with this wonderfully relaxing scent!

The body lotion smells pretty much the same, its more of a lotion to me than a butter but all the same its hydrating, very relaxing and it smells beautiful. They are both 30ml so would be fantastic to take for a relaxing weekend away or to just ‘lounge’ about in your jammies chilling….

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My other choice was Germaine De Cappuccini Excel Therapy 02 Continuous Defence Cream and Multi Regenerating Rosehip Oil Duo! (bit of a mouthful that phew) i chose this because i am a massive fan of Rosehip Oil and a girl can never have enough luxurious face oils and secondly it is a new brand to me!

The  Excel Therapy 02 is rich in oxygen to revitalise, nourish and give a more youthful appearance to your skin and i have to wonder does that not just mean its been whipped up ? It is also quite perfumed which is something i tend to be quite wary of as i get skin reactions to scented products, in saying that the scent is a lovely one, its just not for me this product.

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The rosehip oil however …is for me and it is amazing for dehydrated, mature skin, it takes down redness, it soothes and if you have any scarring wither from spots or cuts it will take down the redness of them to! Full of essential Omega 6 fatty acids and Vitamin A , this product is sure to be a winner with me!

The standard items that everyone for with their boxes are Tony and Guy Volume Plumping Whip non sticky or crunchy which is always a winner, (i detest crunchy hair argghhh!)  tho i only use a little serum on my hair these will go into christmas presents!

Crabtree and Evelyn Afternoon Tea, a sachet each of Afternoon Tea and Blackberry Green Tea, i love tea in all forms so these won’t last 2 hours in my house and the blackberry and green tea one promises to be a revelation in antioxidants and flavour!

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Everyone also got a dainty little powder puff and a whopping £25 off a Hello Fresh card for a weekly box to try either vegetarian or a family box, unfortunately its for mainland UK only, so that rules me out living in Northern Ireland, but i have donated to a good friend so all is not lost.

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You can find out about the You Discovery boxes here http://www.youbeautydiscovery.co.uk/

Plus i have just noticed they have a fabulous members offer on with a Philip Kingsley Limited Edition Box too, if you have not yet tried this brilliant brand then this is a fantastic valued box to test the water with, if you are already a member the postage is free too so the box just costs £16.95  http://www.youbeautydiscovery.co.uk/luxury-boxes

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All things considered this box is incredible value for money and roll on the next one 🙂

Bye for now

Nicola x