July You Beauty Discovery Box Review

 I set myself a little challenge a few weeks back to find a beauty box I loved and would look forward to opening every month. I love the idea of monthly boxes, as you get to try
some great products you might not otherwise buy and it’s like a lovely little
present each month 🙂

The You Beauty Discovery Box costs £6.95 per month (free P&P, which compared to other boxes is mega cheap. The July edition is
themed YOU Travel. As with all the boxes this month, the emphasis is on the
holiday theme.  The concept around the box is that you select 2 product
samples to try every month. I picked the Archeia Anti-aging Skin Cream and the
Miss Manga Mega Volume Mascara. Then you get the other standard samples to
try.

My box contained:
Archeia Anti-aging Skin Cream (tiny pot sample) – I
picked this as my choice because most of the other choices had sold out by the
time I ordered the box (pick early peeps). I chose it because it contained SPF
(of at least) 15. I won’t pick a moisturiser without that, unless it is a night
cream. It smelt nice and clean (the sandalwood and lavender are quite
prominent) and felt nice and smooth on the skin. Doubt I would purchase this
though.
Miss Manga Mega Volume Mascara (full size) – I
picked this as my choice, as if all else fails that it was roughly the price of
the box. It’s a nice mascara and I can’t fault it. I’m just not sure if it
would ever replace my beloved Maybelline The Falsies or Clarins Instant
Definition Mascara.
Dove Men Pro Moisture Shave Cream (50ml) – I am used to
the beauty boxes being aimed at women, or having lifestyle products, but not a
men’s products. I have given this to my brother.
Agent Provocateur Fatale (2ml spray sample) – I love the little
mini perfumes as they are great for popping in your handbag. This is a nice
fragrance; it’s really fruity summery scent. It reminds me ever
so slightly of Thierry Mugler Angel.
Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream (tiny sachet) –
This reminded me of Vaseline and I think it would be great for dry chapped
skin. I think for me, that would be more appropriate in the winter. I had already opened it to try it though and it is only a sachet.
The box is half the size of the likes of Glossybox and
Birchbox, so half the price as a result. Overall though, I was disappointed with the box
and really glad I picked the mascara as that is about the price of the
box. I just didn’t feel there was anything in the box which made me
think Wow, where do I purchase that! I was also left wondering how much the products would
cost if I bought the full sized product, as it isn’t clear in the accompanying
magazine.
Has anyone else tried the box? What did you think?
Has anyone tried any good beauty boxes that they would
recommend?
Helen xoxo
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4 Comments

  1. 27th July 2014 / 5:44 pm

    I am not subscribed to any monthly boxes, but would love to one day. I've seen the Miss Manga mascara a lot lately, I want to try it as well… it looks "Cute"! 😛

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

    • 28th July 2014 / 2:38 pm

      I think Birchbox is the best I have tried so far. It's a nice mascara with quite a tapered wand, so you can get all the little lashes on the bottom without getting it everywhere – I always do anyway lol 🙂 H xx

  2. Mademoiselle Lala
    28th July 2014 / 11:46 am

    I'm quite surprised there's a men skincare product in this box!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

    • 28th July 2014 / 2:41 pm

      Me too! Rubbing it in I'm single – haha 🙂 H xx

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