Budget Beauty: You Beauty Box - July 2016 review

Sunday 10 July 2016

Budget Beauty: You Beauty Box - July 2016 review

July's You Beauty Box has arrived and this month sees some exciting membership changes and an interesting shortlist themed around the 'Jet Set Edit' with lots of products suitable for summer holidays and travelling.

If you're new to You Beauty Box or haven't seen any of the updates, here's a brief rundown so you know what's going on. Existing subscribers were emailed about two weeks ago before this month's payment was taken, and everyone was informed that they can now upgrade their membership if they want to. All members are automatically on the 'Bronze' membership which remains the same as it's always been - same price of £6.95 each month and you get to choose two products from the menu.

You can now upgrade to 'Silver', priced at £8.95 each month with the choice of three products or go large and go to 'Gold', priced at £10.95 each month with the choice of four products. Cancellation options remain the same for everyone and postage is still free. I think this is a great idea as I've often struggled to pick just two products and always wanted the option of getting an extra one, so now you can!

I did um and ah about it this month as the shortlist was very appealing, but I've decided to stick to Bronze for the time being as I'm saving for my holiday later in the year. So for July's box, I chose the following two products:-
Budget Beauty: You Beauty Box - July 2016 review
Alpha-H Liquid Gold (50ml, RRP £15)
This bad boy predictably sold out in lightning speed, but I managed to grab one before they all went. I have wanted to try Liquid Gold for such a long time so I'm very happy to have snapped one up for such an amazing bargain price in this box! This is a glycolic acid treatment which helps to revitalise and resurface the texture of your face. Very popular with lots of skincare gurus and bloggers so I hope it works for me too!

Illamasqua Precision Ink Eye Liner (full size, RRP £20.50)
I haven't heard much about this eye liner before, however I decided to take a chance on it because everything else I've tried from Illamasqua has been great and this is the perfect way to try it as it's quite pricey. It's in the shade Abyss which is a glossy black and it promises to be waterproof and long lasting. If you've tried this before, let me know!

The extras provided by YBD this month are a 50ml travel size of the new St. Tropez In Shower Tanning Lotion in Golden Glow Medium (I've tried the regular version of this and wasn't massively impressed so I'm hoping this darker shade is better), a £2 off coupon for the same full-size St. Tropez product, and a £10 White Rabbit Skincare gift voucher with no minimum spend (always wanted to try something by them as I know a lot of green beauty bloggers love them!). 

You Beauty Box is priced from £6.95 per month incl p&p - more info click here.

Did you receive a You Beauty Box this month?
Which products did you choose? Did you upgrade?

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  1. This subscription box looks great! I love reading your blog:)

    Emily xo

  2. Oh my goodness, what an absolute bargain! I love that they included Liquid Gold, I'd love to try it properly - I've had a couple of samples but not really enough to see what it does for my skin. I'm so tempted by You Beauty :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    1. I've heard it's one of those products that needs multiple applications before you start to see results - I was impressed by the size that they included as it looks like it's going to last a while! x

  3. I ordered a few days after the selection opened and Liquid Gold was gone :-( I went for the eyeliner too, plus the Carmex balm and Rosie for Autograph perfume (I've upgraded to Silver but going to see how I get on with the next few selections and if I really need it!) xx

    1. I think it sold out on the first day - wish they had more stock of the popular items for everyone :( I'm tempted to upgrade to Silver after my holiday! xx


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