Monday, 16 January 2017

You Beauty Box - The Detox Edit January 2017

The January You Beauty Box, aptly titled 'The Detox Edit' after all that is usually what January is all about, had a shortlist of products which were inspired by Winter Beauty quandaries and as such there was a cross-section of beauty and skincare woes, helping you to make peace with yourself and giving you the confidence to get through January in style.
You Beauty Box - The Detox Edit January 2017
So there are two treats this month and to be honest I am not at all impressed with them, I could find them inside magazines. However, there is a 3 Minute Miracle reconstructor Deep Conditioner Sachet from Aussie and a Hand and Nail Cream from Lavera.

For my three choices I decided not to go for Haircare or Skincare, though I was tempted by the Dr Dennis Goss Universal Daily Peel, instead, I went for body care because three items just jumped right out at me and I haven't used any of them before.

The first is from Dr. Ceuticals and it is a Pumice Foot Scrub. - Described as being enriched with Peppermint and Menthol works in three ways to exfoliate, soften and moisturise rough and dry patches on heels and soles. Delivering effective results, it is further boosted with Cocoa and Shea butter to help leave feet noticeably smoother.  
You Beauty Box - The Detox Edit January 2017
I was in need of a foot scrub, it is one item that I don't have and it is a delight to use.  Quite abrasive as you massage onto the feet, it definitely removes dead skin and exfoliates the skin which isn't quite ready to come off (grim). This is a full-size scrub and is priced at £6.99 in Boots here.

The next two products are from Optiat, a brand I have never come across until now. A nature friendly company, they transform used Arabica coffee grounds into scented scrubs that make you look and feel fantastic. Both products smell just absolutely incredible and whether or not you love coffee scrubs or intrigued about them, you need to try these. They are also not tested on animals.

The first scrub is called "Pick Me Up" Lemongrass Lifter which is described as follows: "Scrub up zesty after getting hot and sweaty. A blend of used Arabica coffee grounds and lemongrass essential oils, this Lemongrass Lifter refreshes you after working up a sweat". Now I absolutely love the scent of Lemongrass, I love the zesty tang of it and I love that when it is on my skin, the scent of coffee, Lime and Lemongrass combined drags you awake and definitely makes you feel more alert.
You Beauty Box - The Detox Edit January 2017
The second scrub which is aptly titled "Feel Great" Mouthwatering Mandarin Coffee Scrub - has the following description "Scrub up deliciously for date night. A blend of used Arabica coffee grounds and mandarin essential oils, Mouthwatering Mandarin keeps you feeling fruity all night long". Unlike Pick Me Up, I actually do prefer this one to be used of an evening rather than a morning, possibly because I find orange scented products quite relaxing rather than invigorating.  On the skin, again it is a delight to use and the orange scent mixed with coffee is just delightful.


This is a brand I am so glad to have been introduced too and one I definitely want to find out more about as well as work my way through the entire range on offer.  If you love coffee scrubs or want to try one then this is such a lovely brand.

So this months box, despite the pretty rubbish treats, has been really good. I am really glad to have discovered Optiat and I love Dr Ceuticals foot scrub, so I think I made a good choice with my products. Subscriptions for You Beauty start at £6.95 rising up to £10.95 which you can find here.

*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

40 comments:

  1. Shame it's a little disappointing - but good to hear some of the products impressed! I love Aussie hair stuff, it's so good!

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    1. I really like this lovely post. I have never use such kind of Coffee Scrub but after reading this beautiful post I would definitely try it and also share it with one of my best friend who is also providing marketing dissertation help - http://www.dissertationhelp.uk/marketing-dissertation/ with me at Dissertation Help UK and also interested in fashion and see what she say about it. Thanks.

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  2. The foot scrubs sound good. Some aussie stuff is good, although i avoid their shampoo as they are full of sulphates x

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  3. I love getting my monthly beauty boxes, allows you to try multiple brands without having to always splash out on the full sized products, its always hit and miss isnt it, your either going to love your box or dislike it. ps. love Aussie products, smell good enough to eat x

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  4. Shame you're treats were disappointing, but the foot scrub sounds good! x

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  5. It is a shame that the treats were hit and miss but the foot scrub sounds ideal for me.

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  6. How boring that it wasn't as you expected but I must admit that Aussie products are really good and is worth buying a full size next time! X

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  7. Shame that the yreats weren't all that great although for the price it sounds pretty cool!!

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  8. I've not tried coffee scrubs but after reading the descriptions, I'd really like to try these two. Both of them sound wonderful and the lemongrass and mandarin orange scents are ones I would adore. I would not be happy with their choice of treats in this box either x

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    1. Hi Sarah-Louise, we'd love you to try our scrubs too! We're running a special January promotion on our website (optiat.com) - enter the code JAN10 for 10% off your first order!

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  9. My boyfriend has foot creams but the foot scrub sounds like something he would enjoy x

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  10. Sorry to hear you were disappointed with the treats. Love the sound of a coffee scrub though x

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    1. Hi Jo, we think you'd love our scrubs! We're running a special January promotion on our website (www.optiat.com) - enter the code JAN10 for 10% off your first order!

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  11. I've been considering signing up for one of these subscriptions. Nice variety and makes me try new things, which is always good. I get stuck in my habits x

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  12. Dont seem to get that much in this one have to say too but do like some of the others boxes .x

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  13. I hate it when im disapointed with new things, love trying them but such a waste when they dont work how you would like them to!

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  14. i've never tried a coffee scrub and i'm quite intreagued to try them. I did have YB but I cancelled it as i kept getting disappointed. Tempted to try it again but not just yet

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    1. Hi Seeing Spots, we'd love you to try our scrubs! We're running a special January promotion on our website (www.optiat.com) - enter the code JAN10 at the checkout for 10% off your first order!

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  15. The deep conditioner sounds great, and I love the fact it works in only 3 minutes! :)

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  16. This is one beauty box I haven't tried! The coffee scrubs sound great!

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    1. Hi Hayley, we're so pleased to hear you like the sound of our coffee scrubs! We're running a special January promotion on our website (www.optiat.com) - enter the code JAN10 for 10% off your first order!

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  17. Shame that you weren't impressed with this box, but there are some lovely products in it.

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  18. Its sad to know that you were not impressed with this box. But most of the products seem good. Nice post! Have a nice week ahead!
    Beauty and Fashion Freaks

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  19. Despite the disappointing bits, I do love the idea of monthly subscription boxes. Glad you found a couple of good bits and bobs :)

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  20. It's a shame that the treats aren't all that, I'm starting to get bored of beauty subscription boxes to be honest x

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  21. Thank you so much for the kind words about our coffee scrubs! We're running a special January promotion on our website - simply enter the code JAN10 at the checkout for 10% off your first order at www.optiat.com #LoveYourScrub

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  22. It doesn't sound that great in terms of the treats, but at the least you discovered a couple of new brands.

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  23. I quite like the sound of this box, but it's a shame it wasn't for you!

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  24. That's a shame that you weren't very impressed. There are so many of these types of boxes out there now.

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  25. The foot scrub sounds intriguing. I'm always looking for new products to help me take care of my feet and this sounds lovely.

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  26. I am loving the scrubs, not tried them before but always happy to try the scrubs of any kind.

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  27. Aussie hair products are one of my absolute favourites, it's a shame you only got a sachet! xo

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  28. It's a shame you weren't impressed with the treats, but really great that you loved the other products. I am really interested in those coffee scrubs. Much more eco-friendly too x

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  29. The Mandarin scrub sounds yummy! We have yet to try Beauty subscription boxes...maybe one day!

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  30. I though that the beauty boxes contained full size or miniatures of products rather than sachets. This particular months box doesn't seem very impressive although I do love scrubs.

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  31. I love the Aussie brand but admit the brand I get each month in a box sometimes is great and other times I think why do I pay for this

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  32. What a shame. I hate it when products are a little disappointing.

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  33. That foot scrub sounds great! People often forget to take care of their feet but there's nothing worse than gross feet!

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  34. It's a shame you weren't that impressed with the products, I stopped buying beauty boxes a little while ago.
    I do love the Aussie haircare products I've tried though :)

    Dani x

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  35. I use Aussie shampoo and conditioner, which I love, but i have never tried the treatments. I need to rectify this!

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