Saturday, 6 December 2014

YOU Beauty Advent: Days Four to Six

Welcome to my mini review of days four to six or my YOU Beauty advent calendar.

December 4th: Essie Nail Varnish in shade Peak of Chic

I'm really excited to have a chance to try out an Essie polish, & I'm also a big fan of the fact that it's a top coat - white holographic fringe in a clear polish - rather than a plain shade because it's more versatile. As I mentioned in my last advent calendar post, I also like it when the products in advent calendars are festive without being gimmicky & this is a perfect example.

December 5th: Caudalie Moisturising Body Lotion

Caudalie are a beauty box staple so I've actually tried out quite a few of their products although I've never been particularly impressed & this body lotion isn't breaking that streak. It's perfectly pleasant, & I'm sure I'll use it, but I can't really see it replacing something like my Body Shop sweet pea body butter, which I love.

December 6th: Sisley Radiant Glow Express Mask

I love a good face mask, especially at the weekend, so I'm excited to give this a try & I also like the fact that this claims to be effective in just five minutes, making it great for using while you're in the shower or getting ready for a night out. The only thing I would say is that this is quite a small sample - only 10ml - & the instructions say to "apply a thick layer" which could be tricky with so little product.

I'm slightly less excited by the past few days' products but I'm still super happy with the calendar overall & I feel like the fact that all the brands are high quality significantly softens the blow of getting not so inspiring items.

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