8 September 2014

Septembers You Beauty Box & Mini Body Shop Haul | New YouTube Video

Another Monday, another YouTube video up on my channel, and this week it is time for my view on this months 'You Beauty Discovery Box'. As an added extra I threw in a mini Body Shop haul too! Why not?!

Scroll down this post for a quick review of the products in the video as well as The Body Shop goodies too! Don't forget to 'Like' and 'Subscribe' to my video and my channel too, it'd mean a great deal, plus you will then be first to know when I release a new video (I don't always put videos on my blog so you will get bonus videos by subscribing, such as this!)

What was in this months You Beauty Discovery Box - September
This month the box was an anniversary issue and came with a few extra treats, including a couple of samples of tea from Crabtree & Evelyn and a make up sponge. Most exciting freebie of all was a full size tub of Tony & Guys Volume Plumping Whip. This claims to add bounce and lift to the roots when applied to towel dried hair and blow dried with a large round brush. I applied a skeptical small amount (not the walnut sized amount they recommend due to my hair going greasy at the sight of a product that needs to be applied to the roots!) and dried my hair upside down. The result? Lift, thickness and volume. Any grease I hear you cry?! Nope. I'm impressed.

The two products I ordered in this months box were as followed:

Perricone MD's 'No Foundation Foundation'
If you have watched the video you will know my beef with this product and I still haven't tried it. bear with me! (Watch the video if you have zero idea what I am waffling about!). Full price (30mls) this retails at £48.00 - ouch!

Germaine De Capuccini's 'Multi Regenerating Rose Hip Oil' (£34.95) & 'Continuous Defense Cream' (£78.30)
I have now used both products and find them really hydrating and comfortable to use. At night I have used the Rose Hip Oil underneath the moisturiser and wake to glowing, smooth skin that doesn't look thirsty or dull. These are pricey products so I won't be purchasing them but they were nice to try out!

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The Body Shop
I am a massive fan of The Body Shop. They do fantastic variety and their products are all gorgeous and smell and feel like a real treat (not only that but they 40% off very frequently, meaning I can treat myself without feeling too guilty about it!). Here is my latest little collection of products:

Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (£10.00)
This is a re-purchase so that means I love it. I don't think I could live without this stuff now. It's great for the first cleanse in the evening (I usually double cleanse these days). It melts all your make up off and doesn't leave your skin tight or feeling greasy at all. It just feels luxurious and very comforting and smells great too!

Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter (£12.00)
I will basically ditto the comments above for this product. I like to use butters and oils to remove make up and this is fantastic too. It turns to an oil as you warm it between your hands and when you massage it into your dry face the make up just comes away easily. I remove both the cleansers mentioned with a muslin cloth to add a bit of exfoliation into the mix too.

Blue Corn Deep Cleansing Scrub Mask (£10.00)
This mask has been a favourite of mine for years and years. If you are looking for a deep cleanse then this is the guy (be slightly aware if you don't like masks to really feel like they are doing something - this one tingles a far bit). My skin always feels clean after this and the exfoliating beads help to smooth it out and give it a illuminated look.

Vitamin E Illuminating Moisture Cream (£11.00)
Having used the regular Vitamin E cream before I thought I would give this a shot as every girl needs a bit of a skin boost some times and with autumn hot on our heels here in the UK I figured anything that can give me a glow on a foggy morning in September is worth a shot. This cream sinks in really well and make up applies like a dream over the top, with the illuminating glow shining through subtly too. All round good egg!

This product is a new one for me as I have never used it before but so far so good actually. It helps keep my t-zone under control throughout the day and really feels like it has created a protective (spot fighting) barrier between my skin and my foundation. Loving this one too!

What are your favourite Body Shop products? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. I have the same Body Shop taste as you I think! I have the camomile cleansing butter, vitamin E face mask and the blue corn scrub mask- all amaaaaing. Now very intruiged by the camomile cleansing oil.... Don't know if it'd work with my oily skin though? Anyhu lovely post as always ^_^. Kat xx

    1. If you get on ok with the cleansing butter you should be ok with the oil - it makes no difference to my oily old t-zone! I love both products! I go seriously mad when I see 40% off - there are so many things I want to try that I haven't yet! Hope you are well honey x


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