First, I want to thank Eco-Office Gals for even making these reviews possible, I was floored when I won the 2nd annual Green my World Earth Day Giveaway! As part one of two, I will be reviewing the personal care products I received.
From EcoStore USA, I received two of each bar soap that they offer. The scents offered are coconut, vanilla, lemongrass, and manuka honey & kelp. I really liked the freshness of the lemongrass scent and the subtly sweet vanilla. And the coconut, well, it made me feel like I was on vacation in Hawaii when I used it! However, my favorite was the manuka honey & kelp. It smells faintly of the sea and it has exfoliating properties, which I found invigorating.
Affordable Mineral Makeup has so many great products that it was hard to choose which ones I wanted. I ended up choosing coconut organic lip balm, light green concealer, and defense primer. Since I am a lip balm junkie, that was the first thing I tried. It is not heavy or sticky and leaves my lips looking luscious and soft. The light green concealer is great for covering blemishes and stays put throughout the day. I am absolutely in love with the defense primer…. my skin looked porcelain pretty after I used it under my foundation.
I received the Rose Monsoon Hydrating Mist from Ely Organics. This is a great product to carry in your purse for those hot days when you need a quick refresher. Just take it out and spray it on your face a couple of times for a real pick-me-up. It smells faintly of roses and helps to awaken the skin as well as the senses.
Kir DeVries has a Natural All-in-One Body Bar in Floral Scent, which I just had to have. The smell is divine, it reminds me of summer. And the best part? It feels great on the skin and does not leave any residue behind.
Cactus & Ivy sent me an Almond Biscotti Body Souffle. When I opened it, I just melted, thinking I am supposed to use this on my skin, not eat it right? It smells divinely of rich, decadent desserts. When they say a little goes a long way, they mean it. I like to use this at night because it is a little too rich for me for daytime wear, and my skin feels so nourished and moisturized when I wake up each morning. This was one of my favorite products.
From Natural Luxe I received the Nettiescrub Body Buff in Lemon Scent. Talk about waking up in the morning! The smell of this and the feel of the granules on my skin are enough to start my day off on the right foot.
My very favorite products came from Sarva Soap. I ordered three bar soaps, the scents were Santosha, Cedar Aloe, and Ocean Mist. Santosha reminds of something you would smell in a day spa. It is a beautiful scent. Cedar Aloe smells mostly of cedar with a faint hint of aloe. Ocean Mist was my favorite scent. I felt like I was walking on the beach when I used it. This soap also works as an exfoliate. These bar soaps are beautifully crafted and beautifully packaged. I would highly recommend these as a personal treat or a gift for a loved one.
Stay tuned for part two!