Price: $17.99 * Buy At: Beauty Brands
The Hempz Beauty Secret - Original Set comes with a full sized Original Herbal Body Moisturizer, Sandalwood & Apple Scrub, and Herbal Lip Balm for about the same price as just the lotion, which makes this set a really good deal. I already am a fan of Hempz Body Moisturizer, and the original scent is my favorite. The scrub and the lip balm, however, are new products to me. The scrub is not very gritty at all. It certainly is a gentle product, so it could work on sensitive skin or on normal skin for everyday use. However, I feel that it may be too gentle, and thus not doing a ton of exfoliating. It is not a bad product, but I will probably use it between days of using my more gritty body scrubs. I was a bit skeptical at first with the squeeze tube lip balm, but I actually really like it! It doesn't have a traditional balmy feel, but it still feels light and very moisturizing on the lips. It also smells amazing like the lotion and scrub. I may not repurchase the scrub or lip balm by itself, but I would definitely purchase another Hempz set in the future!
Price: $22 * Buy At: Beauty Brands * Size: 0.2 fl oz
The Vince Camuto Bella Perfume Rollerball comes in a clear glass with a gold cap. Vince Camuto describes Bella as a blend of nectarine blossoms, jasmine water and Italian bergamot, with a base of white amber. Bella has a sweet, feminine scent without being too young or over the top. It may be due to the rollerball format, but Bella did not last as long on my skin as some of my other more expensive fragrances. Despite this, I really like the scent of Bella, and if you are a fan of perfumes from Juicy Couture or Coach, then I think you would also like this one!
Price: $20 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 3.3 fl oz
The Body Shop Rose Hand Creme comes in a classic hand creme tube and a twist off lid. It is formulated without sulfates and phthalates. This rose scent is all floral, there isn’t much sweetness to it. The product is thicker than a typical lotion, but it’s not that thick. It absorbs quickly into the skin, and doesn’t have a greasy or oily feeling. The size of this tube doesn't make it very travel friendly, but I keep this hand cream next to my bed for using on a nightly basis. I don't find that this product works much differently than more affordable options, so I would purchase this during a sale or just go with a cheaper hand cream.
Price: $3.89 * Buy At: Target * Size: 6 oz / 170 g
The St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub claims to clear blackheads and calm redness. The product is oil free, sulfate free, paraben free and made of 100% natural exfoliants. To work as an acne treatment, the scrub contains 1% salicylic acid. St. Ives says that you can use this scrub anywhere from one to three times per day. The scrub itself is green in color and has a light scent that I can't quite place, although I wouldn't say that it smells like green tea. The scrub does not have any large exfoliating particles, to me, it feels just like wet sand, which sounds a bit weird but it's true! Unfortunately, I have not noticed any difference as far as my stubborn blackheads go, but I will say that my skin has been looking less red.
Price: $5.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 4.2 fl oz
The Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil is designed to dissolve impurities and makeup and to replenish the skin. The formula contains both Jojoba and Macadamia oils and is formulated for dry skin. The oil is non comedogenic, gentle on the skin and allergy tested. The bottle claims that after one use the "skin is deeply cleaned, hydrated and skin feels velvety soft." After a week of use, they say that "100% of women felt skin was smoother and softer." Garnier suggests applying 1 or 2 pumps of the oil to the hands and massaging the product onto the skin. You can also rub the oil over the eye area to remove eye makeup. You then should wet the face to emulsify the oil and rinse thoroughly.
To use this product, I use one pump of oil for my face and one for my eyes to cleanse and to remove my makeup. The Nourishing Cleansing Oil does a surprisingly good job removing both face and eye makeup. I tend to wear three coats of mascara on a typical day, and this product had no problem removing all of it. I definitely suggest this product for anyone that has dry skin. Most face washes leave my skin feeling quite dry and tight, while this cleansing oil leaves my face feeling lightly moisturized. The oil does have a noticeable scent, which I know may bother some people. It is not an overwhelming scent, but I use this product before going to bed and I can still occasionally smell the product as I am going to sleep. It does not bother me, and if you are not sensitive to scents I would really give this a try!
Price: $15 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 4 oz
The Mario Badescu Almond & Honey Non-Abrasive Face Scrub is designed to "gently exfoliate and refine flaky skin and dulling build-up." The product is made of cornmeal and almonds to remove dead skin cells and honey extract to leave the skin hydrated. They suggest to use the product 2 or 3 times a week, applying the scrub to clean, wet skin. After massaging the scrub and rinsing your face, they suggest to follow up with an astringent or a toner. The scrub has a really nice natural almond scent, which is one of my favorite scents for skin and body care. This scrub is very gentle, in fact, I barely feel any exfoliating particles when applying. So this would be a very good option for anyone that has very sensitive skin. It does not leave my skin feeling dry after using it, so I would also suggest this product to people with dry skin, like me.
Price: $6.48 * Buy At: Walmart * Size: 18 oz
The Tree Hut Coconut Lime Shea Sugar Scrub is a blue-green exfoliating body scrub. It comes in a clear plastic tub. The scent is quite true to coconut lime, and I personally really like it. After you use it, the scent doesn't linger on the skin, so you don't have to worry about it affecting how your lotion or fragrance smells. The exfoliating particles aren't too harsh, so I would suggest this scrub even for people with more sensitive skin.
Price: $14 * Buy At: Victoria's Secret * Size: 8.4 fl oz
The Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Fragrance Mist is described simply as red plum and freesia. Victoria's Secret calls Pure Seduction a flirty, floral fragrance. I do notice a bit of a floral scent, but to me it has more of a fruity scent. Pure Seduction definitely has a sweet scent, but not in a candy sort of way. I think that this scent could work on people of all ages since it is sweet, but not too sweet. Since it is a fragrance mist, it doesn't wear for all that long as you probably can expect.
Price: $6.99 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 2.54 fl oz / 75 mL
The Formula 10.0.6 Picture Perfect Day Daily Moisturizer claims to be a "This lightweight moisturizer provides hydration and sun protection in one. Super-fruit guava refines pores and promotes clear skin, while Vitamin C moisturizes and smoothes. An everyday must have for perfectly protected and balanced skin." It has a nice subtle scent that I can't quite place, but it doesn't smell like sunscreen if that is a turn off to anyone. It has a pretty thin formula, but it feels really nice, and almost refreshing on the skin. I wouldn't necessarily say that it helps my skin to be clear, but it hasn't broken me out or clogged my pores. I really like the formula of this moisturizer, so the SPF 15 is just icing on the cake. I have had good luck in the past with Formula 10.0.6, and this product did not let me down!