You Beauty Discovery Box Product review

I have really enjoyed trialling the Discovery Box products.  Here are the two reviews for the nail varnish and eye shadow.  The other additional items were a multivitamin drink with collagen (for 40+, slightly perturbed) and a night serum.  Realistically, I couldn’t do a review on these as I wouldn’t notice any difference after one use, so I chose the other two this time.

Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquer in Apple

I hadn’t realised that Crabtree & Evelyn sell nail varnish and I must say that although the colour was not to my initial taste (red with a shimmer in there) it has grown on me considerably and I am quite enjoying wearing it. It will be perfect for the Festive period, or if you want to show off your talons at a dinner party!  The branding and bottle are simple and elegant, and the brush is very nice to use.  I’m also impressed with the price, a little bargain at £6.

Application wise, the varnish went on really well, virtually covering the nails on the first coat and dried quickly (over the top of my OPI Natural Base Coat).  Tip: This base coat is brilliant and I am pretty sure that it has aided in the polish staying on so well.  I applied a second coat and once again the blush glided over the initial coat and dried quickly.  I have worn it for two days, and I haven’t held back on doing anything and in all fairness, it doesn’t look any different from the initial application.  I have to say I would recommend this polish and top marks C&E!!  Now to explore the other shades…….!! 

Wild about Beauty Eye shadow in Eva

The second product that arrived in my box was a lovely little eye shadow from Wild about Beauty.  I hadn’t even heard about this brand of makeup, so popped onto Google and realised it is collaboration between Louise Redknapp and makeup Artist Kim Jacob.  Anyway, moving on, I was excited to use this product, as it is the  shade of colour that I would consider buying, a brown shimmery base that I could wear in the day or glam up for the evening. 

On the whole the eye shadow was ok, I found I needed to apply a lot to get any depth in colour, which may be the colour not being ideal for me, although it was one of the darker colours on the swatch.  It does appear to be a skin friendly product with Aloe Vera, and Vitamins E & C and I didn’t get any reaction or problems.  I really liked the packaging, and the little compact case was easy to open and didn’t chip my newly painted nails, so a tick there!  I’m unsure that I would pay £13 for it, as unfortunately I have paid less for eye shadow and had a much better coverage.  I was a little disappointed, however I will continue to use it and experiment a little further.  On the plus side, the blog is really good, an interesting read.

I have included the above product websites so you can have a mooch over there.


Anonymous said...

Very interesting! Now I know where I have been going wrong. The lid of the eye shadow with the mirror is very useful when out an about for touch ups. Nail varnish is very festive!

Sarah Cliff said...

Love the review, Claritybeauty. Looking forward to your next product review.

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