A new beauty line with fruity monikers is put to the test
When it comes to bath and body, I’m always on the hunt for the perfect products that will meet all my needs—aromatic, moisturizing, and somewhat chemical free. So when the You Are Amazing beauty brand offered me an opportunity to try their bath and body products—I gladly accepted the mission. Admittedly, At first I was skeptical about trying a brand I had not heard of before you have to be careful about what you put on your skin. I have a few preliminary tests that new products need to meet before they officially make it into my beauty arsenal, so I decided to put the line to the test! You Are Amazing comes in an array of scents and I received Mango Papaya, Juicy Grapefruit, Coconut Water, and Lemon Meringue to try.
First on my mind when I received this box of goodies was to put it to the smell test. I simply removed the cap and gave it a whiff. I did this to all the products and they smelled INSANELY delicious—each and every one of them! I tend to be picky with body washes and don’t like overpowering scents, but these were soft and subtle and actually smelled like their monikers. The lemon meringue will make you crave a slice of the tart pie. In addition, I have family members who have allergies. So this was a tough crowd, as it had to meet their scent test as well. But I’m happy to say the consensus was overwhelming “This smells amazing!” I guess that’s how it got the name. But I digress, on to my next test.
Next I need to know if the You Are Amazing formula would work with my skin. For my face I have oily skin, but my body is another story. Dry, dry, dry, and more dry! So whatever bath products I use, they need to past the hand washing test. For one month, I tested the Juicy Grapefruit body wash as a hand soap—the skin on the back of the hands has a tendency to be sensitive, dry and wrinkly if the cleanser is too harsh. After a month and before I knew it, the 16oz bottle was empty. And guess what? My hands were soft and supple. I had forgotten this new product was undergoing a test.
Needless to say, I hurriedly started using the other body washes in the shower. I even found that I do not have to reapply lotion throughout the day. One lotion or cream application does the job. I found the mist to be a great way to layer the scent and the lotion to be light and silky—and not sticky—which is a pet peeve of mine. A special treat for the body is to wash, scrub, spritz, and moisturize with the different scents. I created a tropical bath cocktail! (recipe below)
Finally, I like to use products that make an effort to eliminate the use of chemicals in their products. You Are Amazing products are Paraben and phthalate-free. In addition, they aren’t tested on animals and are made in the USA. For each product purchased, a portion of the proceeds go to help Girl Up, a program on leadership development to empower girls to change the world.
These line of bath and beauty products definitely make it into my beauty arsenal!
Tropical Bath Cocktail
- Wash in the shower with Mango Papaya Body Wash
- Scrub in shower with Juicy Grapefruit Exfoliating Body Wash & Scrub
- Spritz after you shower with Coconut Water Body Mist
- Moisturize with Lemon Meringue Body Lotion