Building the #MSA01 Box – Fig + Yarow
For the second post in the “Building the Box” series, I’m going to give the background on working with the brand Fig + Yarrow, and how the amazing Coffee + Cardamom Scrub was added to the box. (FYI – the first My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Box sold out, but you can sign up for the upcoming winter box!)
First, I knew I wanted a scrub in this box because it’s one of the few items left that I still have to buy – so I knew it wasn’t overly abundant in subscription boxes! And when you get a scrub in subscription box, it is usually a little one-time-use sample, so I was pretty confident that no one would open the box and think “Great…another body scrub.” (This may be how some subscription addicts react to eyeliners though!)
I had seen Fig + Yarrow at Anthropologie, and the coffee scrub sounded amazing so I ordered it to give it a try. It’s pretty much my perfect scrub and I desperately wanted to get it in the box! Here are just some of the reasons I fell in love with the Cardamom + Coffee scrub:
- It is made with all natural and organic ingredients
- It smells AMAZING (I’m not a coffee drinker, but I love the smell of coffee)
- The grains are fine enough to exfoliate without being too harsh on the skin
- It leaves your skin moisturized but not overly oily.
After trying the scrub and falling in love with it, I let Quarterly know and they reached out to Fig + Yarrow to work out a deal. I’m SO happy we got Fig + Yarrow in this box for lots of reasons, but one reason I’m really proud of is because they have never been in a subscription box before! I love discovering new brands in subscription boxes, and I really hope you enjoyed this introduction to Fig + Yarrow if you haven’t tried the brand before.
And, good news – the Fig + Yarrow 20% off coupon QRTLY20 is now working on their site, so if you’ve been waiting to place an order, you’re good to go! Also, I thought I’d do a mini review of some of my other favorite products from their line in case you were debating on which products to try:
Fig + Yarrow has two other scrubs that are just as amazing as the Coffee scrub, but with citrus scents: Lemongrass + Lime Sugar Scrub, and the Citrus + Vanilla Body Scrub. Both of these are predominantly scented with the first ingredient in the title (Lemongrass or Citrus), but the complimenting scent has such a nice subtle effect. The Citrus + Vanilla scrub reminds me a bit of a natural creamsicle scent!
This Yarrow Buttercream is such an indulgent little cream! It’s very moisturizing but not too heavy, and while it’s designed for your face or hands, I’ve been just using it on my hands and loving the results!
The Alpine Foot Butter has a strong and refreshing menthol scent. It’s one of those a-little-goes-a-long-way products, so this little tin will last me for a while!
The Basil + Cardamom Lip Balm may not be for everyone, but if you love basil like I do, you might also love this basil flavored lip balm! The formula is light and moisturizing with just a hint of sheen. (If you are looking for a slightly more traditional lip balm flavor/scent, there is also the Tinted Rose + Vanilla Lip Bam).
And lastly, the Nail + Cuticle Salve has a wonderful natural herb-y scent thanks to lots of essential oils. It’s also a solid that melts pretty much with your touch, so it’s great for applying to cuticles.
What did you think of the Fig + Yarrow Coffee + Cardamom scrub in the box? (I hope you loved seeing a new brand in the box as much as I loved including it!) Also, are you planning on trying any other products from their line?