October edition of You Beauty Discovery box represented once again excellent value for money and this month's theme was 'Handbag Heroes' covering hair, nails, skin, makeup and fragrance. To choose my two products was a tough decision but I settled for a Murad face exfoliator and Illamasqua lipstick which I got very excited about when I saw it being one of the products to choose from.
This month as extra treats we received a sachet of Cowshed Anti-aging Perfecting Night Serum and Gold Collagen Forte - liquid beauty supplement, both products are one-use samples so you won't see any benefits of using them but I don't complain about that because they're just bonus samples and also they come with some voucher codes if you wish to purchase full size of any of them.
The two items that I picked from the October shortlist are:
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, 30ml sample (RRP £34 for 200ml), contains Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acids to dissolve surface oils and locked-in impurities and Jojoba beads to polish away dead cells and smooth skin. I've used it already and I really like it, it combines chemical and manual exfoliator in one, perfect.
Illamasqua Glamore lipstick, full size (RRP £18.50), we were informed the shades will vary but I did hoped I'd receive the beautiful red colour shown on You Beauty website. Unfortunately the shade I got is yet another Nude called Tease which on me looks like concealer and it's just awful. The lipstick is very pigmented and soft but it accentuate any dryness on my lips and it seems quite drying but as I didn't wear it long enough to form a proper opinion don't quote me on that. Truth is that I am very disappointed in this product as the shade is completely un-wearable for me and it's the second month in a row when I picked a lipstick and I was disappointed in the colour.
Anyway, as I mentioned at the beginning, the value of the box is great considering it costs only £6.95 including p&p and there were lovely products to choose from. But I've learnt the lesson and won't be choosing any more lipsticks if the shade is not stated ;)
Do you subscribe to You Beauty Discovery? If so what did you choose?