You Beauty Box ~ Changing Seasons, October 2016

The October selection from You Beauty Box has a diverse range of items to choose from, with the added bonuses of a pair of Soften Glove Masque, and Soften Sock Masque from 7th Heaven in each box (worth £2.99 each). There was an added incentive to upgrade to the Gold membership (four items for £10.95) with the offer of a free box of Godiva chocolates this month. As much as I love Godiva, I couldn’t find four items that I wanted to order, and stuck to the Bronze membership (two items for £6.95). Currently the items on offer are:

ESPA Optimal Skin ProSerum ~ 8 ml (Sample worth £13)

Foreo Day Cleanser ~ 100 ml (Full size worth £25)

Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Gel ~ 200 ml (Full size worth £35)

Mandara Spa Shea & Coconut Hand Butter ~ 75 ml (Fill size worth £4.50)

OWAY Colour Protection Hair Bath ~ 50 ml (Travel size worth £4.75)

Olverum Bath Oil ~ 15 ml (Travel size worth £5)

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Face lifting Soft Cream ~ 15 ml (Travel size worth £17.85)

Masque Bar Green Tea Sheet Mask ~ 21 ml (worth £3.33)

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Sheet Mask ~ (worth £5)

FRUU Coconut Lip Balm ~ 4.5 g (Travel size worth £2.50)

FRUU Avocado Lip Balm ~ 4.5 g (Travel size worth £2.50)

Items are available while stocks last, and the monthly subscription can be cancelled at any time. This allows you to upgrade or to skip a month if you can’t find anything you want to try. While the selection is a little limited, they are good options if you are looking for gifts for Christmas as stocking fillers. This months bonus products are much better than the last couple of months, and are full sized, and hopefully will be a trend that continues.

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How do you pick? What is the best value, want to try, or what you need? It was a matter of elimination for me; I have a favorite lip balm and don’t like flavored ones, sheet masks are fine, but I have half a dozen that I still haven’t used, I don’t think a hair bath is worth it for my long hair, I already have the Espa facial oil, and the body products don’t appeal.

Rating 3/5

I was happy with my skincare choices as Caudalie is one of my preferred brands, and the retail value of my box was £48.83 for £6.95. The Foreo Day Cleanser is currently out of stock, but sometimes items do come back in stock, so keep an eye out if you want to try the cleanser. Without a doubt that was going to be the hot favorite for the month. Maybe You Beauty Box needs to have a few hot favorites so people stand a good chance of getting at least one of their first choices? A slightly better box than in previous months, with useful bonus gifts, but you have to order early to get the best products before they go out of stock.

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