My SkinCareRx Beauty Haul Review

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I Love Beauty Bloggers!

Wanna know why? They save you money! How many of you have bought a product (lipstick, blush, lotion etc) only to dislike it once you got home. Uh huh! I know I have.

I know I can return beauty stuff at some places (but I never do). I usually toss it and simmer. I subscribe to beauty bloggers because they SHOW you that shade of lipstick and give you the review you need to make a decision BEFORE forking over your $$$$.

I Love Beauty Products! Whether it's an oldie-but-goodie, tried-tested-and-true, or it's-NEW-so-let-me-test-it-out... I am THAT girl. HaHaHa That's why I partnered with SkinCareRx. They carry a lot of the brands I already use and so does their sister site Apothica. Well you guys, I ordered some products weeks ago (a mix of new and one's I've used before) and wanted to do a blog haul review for you. So let's get started...

My Rating Scale:
SWEET ~ BITTERSWEET ~ NOT SWEET

1. Burt's Bees
Overview: Besides the chapstick, I've never really ventured too deeply into Burt's Bees products. But since getting into this more eating natural thing, I thought why not test out some beauty products that are. So after reading the reviews I ordered Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream and Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion.

Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream (NOT SWEET) - I'm being honest! I tried this product for a little over a week now, and I wouldn't use it to wash my hands. My skin does NOT feel clean. The cream is really heavy (like Ponds Cold Cream). When I rinse, I feel it's still there. My skin was soft afterwards, but probably because YES there's cream on my face. They have another cleanser, so maybe I'll try that.

Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion (SWEET) - I loved their Peppermint Lotion and I've tried MANY. It smells just like peppermint! Not artificial or fake. It has a wonderful creamy consistency and felt really good to my feet. I would definitely buy this again.


2. Philosophy Pure Grace 
Overview: Are you a minimalist? Do you like purity? Do you like soap & water? Do you like smelling clean? Than Philosophy Pure Grace is for YOU. I've been using this for years!

Philosophy Pure Grace Foaming Bath and Shower Cream (SWEET) - This is my EVERYday shower and body wash. I LOVE IT! It's creamy white and smells so CLEAN. Like fresh sheets clean. Like soap and water clean. Like clothes that have been hanging outside to dry clean! You get my point.

Philosophy Pure Grace Perfume (SWEET) - If you want that "fresh-out-of-the-shower-scent" clean feeling to last all day, then also purchase the perfume. I get so many compliments. NOT, what scent are you wearing! But, you smell good! There is a difference. This is my EVERYday perfume.


3. Lollia's Wish
Overview: I never thought another perfume would ever be able to compete with the purity of Philosophy's Pure Grace. I was wrong. One day I was at the spa and found Lollia's Wish. OMG'd!!! I loved it! And I am NOT a perfume girl.

Lollia's Wish Perfume and Hand Creme (SWEET) - is pure light sugary sweetness! It's pure grace with that added touch of sweetness to it. "It's warm vanilla bean and rice flower delicately frosted with sugared pastille. It's jasmine leaves sweetened with sugar cane" Ok, that's the description from the website, but it's TRUE you guys! I would describe it as heavenly. Below are just the travel sizes, but I have the full sizes also. It's expensive! But I love the soap, perfume, candle...YES THE ENTIRE LINE!

Hope You Enjoyed My Reviews! 
Have a Great Tuesday!

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are fab doll!! And I'm glad you were honest in your opinion. Some people will say they liked the product to look good to others or the brand themselves. But, I rather know if something is terrible. I don't like products that feel like they are still there after washing them off. Will avoid that one. I am a perfume freak, haha. I will admit..I am on the prowl for another one, but to be fair to myself, I have come down to certain perfumes that I love most and use again and again. Some fragrances let you down after a while when the scent changes, so I am now sticking to what I know, haha! The Lollia's Wish perfume and handcreme is really pretty looking and the description sounds delicious!! Really enjoyed this review..enough of my ramblings now ;)

PAPS said...

I love the way you rate them.
www.thoughtsofpaps.com

Rainbow Gatherer said...

I really wonder these products. I loved Lollia but I guess it's not on sale here in Turkey :(

TheTinyHeart said...

I may have to try that Pure Grace Perfume. I'm not a huge fan of overpowering perfumes so this might be something that would work well for me. Thanks for the reviews, Kim!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Stacey said...

Awesome rating system Kim!
I can't buy something new without doing a search for a review/swatch on beauty blogs too, it's definitely made things so much easier! Great review!

Cara said...

Thank you so much for sharing these tips! Unfortunately I have that Burt's Bees cleanser waiting to be tried at home, fortunately its only the small one. I love the smell of the Philosophy Grace line, it's so clean smelling. Never heard of Lollia before but their packaging is mighty pretty, thank you for the introduction Kim!

miss b said...

Kim - I love your rating scale! Like you, I have only tried the Burt's Bees lip balm and I love it but I must try that foot lotion too - Thanks for the honest review.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for the great reviews Kim! I frequently check beauty blogger reviews before I buy products, especially for new nail polish collections. ;-) I've used the BB Soap Bark and Chamomile Cleanser and I always liked it. :-)

Ariel said...

ahh i love beauty hauls! good to know about the soap bark and chamomile deep cleansing cream! the peppermint foot lotion sounds lovely! i LOVE philosophy products! i love finding new hand cremes, i like the packaging of the Lollia one!

MosaMuse said...

very nice reviews! i want to try out lollia
happy tuesday!
xo
MosaMuse

MosaMuse.blogspot.com

habbott2 said...

Great reviews! I've found that Burt's Bees is kind of hit and miss as well unfortunately :(

http://confessionsofabeauty-holic.blogspot.com

yiqin; said...

love burts bee <3

Dawn said...

oh, Kim this was great to read and honestly I want that perfume now. I have tried Grace products but not the perfume. Thanks for the great review. Who wouldn't want someone to say they smelled good? dawn suitcase vignettes xo

when BABI speaks said...

I like your honest review Kim! the only product that I have tried from burt's bees is the chapstick/lip balm too.

CottonCandyINK said...

great reviews, kim! i too love this site skincarerx... ;-)

PolaBerry said...

Great review! & you are so right I love blogs! They let you know what to skip, so you wont waste your money lol

Laura said...

I love beauty reviews :)

Jessica said...

great review hunny!

Jessica said...

Great reviews Kim! I would LOVE to try that Philosophy Grace perfume, it sounds incredible. As does the peppermint foot lotion. I'd say you did pretty well considering there was only one item you didn't care for. Very nice! :)

And thanks for the congrats! :D

xx Jess

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the review!! It'll help me when I make my own purchase soon! ;)

erica marie said...

I love checking out beauty blogs for good recommendations...great review Kim.

xo erica

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Well, I definitely need to try some of these "sweet" rated items. I'm not surprised that Burts Bees cleansing cream was a fail. I've noticed that it's either hit or miss with Burt's Bees. It either helps or it doesn't!

Samantha said...

I LOVE beauty products too!! Thanks for all the reviews. I used the original Burt Bee's face cleanser and it was definitely BITTERSWEET! I don't think any part of me would feel clean after using it!

And I've always wondered about Lollia products!

xo, sam

Diamonds&Pearls-Shandi said...

I love that you give honest reviews. I can't stand a heavy creamy feeling. Now I know to avoid that one. ;)

Laura Go said...

i LOVE beauty bloggers! I never buy any cosmetics without research! That said though, I would've bought the Lollia hand creme without any research. It smells soooo amazing and is SUPER moisturizing!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights
the shop of worldly delights

Head to Toe Chic said...

I LOVE burts bees! I've used the lotion before and I really love it. They actually work in the same complex as me which is pretty cool :)

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Mica said...

Loved this review, your rating scale is awesome :)

It is always good to get some tips from others before going out and buying an expensive product that might not be right!

AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

Jax said...

I'm attracted to the pretty packaging of lollila products!! And since you say they are sweet, I'll have to check them out pronto!! Great review!

Heather said...

Totally agree with you! I never return beauty products... and I've also been using Philosophy Grace for years... LOVE LOVE LOVE!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

MsBeautyGEEK said...

you sold me w/the Burt's bees foot cream. I've been on a hunt for a new one.I usually use the Sally Hanson which is also good but peppermint sounds more enticing hehe, thanx.

Fashion Tales.... said...

Oh hun, this is a great post. I visit bbloggers all the time and they've definitely saved me money on acquiring new items. I love that Lollia handcream I think I first bought it at Anthropoligie and LOVE it.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I have a lot of the Philosophy Pure Grace products too, and I totally love them. Definitely worth of your Sweet rating.

jo said...

Hi Kim, I don't know much about makeup and you're right, beauty bloggers DO save us some money. I really enjoying reading this post. Thanks!

xo Jo

http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for the reviews! I've always meant to try Philosophy products and don't actually love my vanilla body wash/shampoo from them.

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

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Nico Saich said...

Love that the burts bees foot cream got high ratings! I need a good one after this long winter... my feet are a mess...just saying...

-Nico

www.SatinandSalt.com

A Heel in Mint said...

Great reviews. I love Burt's Bees shower gels. Would love to try Lollia's wish perfume. I am not a perfume girl either :)

xx
Heel in Mint

Little Rus said...

Wonderful review! x

Little Rus said...

Wonderful review! x

oomph. said...

Ok, I'm totally intrigued by this lollia's line. Never heard of it, but it sounds like a really nice scent.

[oomph.]

songbird said...

this is precisely why i love beauy bloggers as well..i have bought some really good products recently based on their suggestions..this review is good..i have never used them but i wish they were available here.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the Burts Bees reviews! I love their products and am always looking for new ones to try!

-Jacqueline

www.jenesaisquoifashion.blogspot.com

ainae said...

Great review! I love philosophy product. :)

Frances said...

So you can find all these in Skin Care Rx?

Gina said...

Love your blog! I'm a new follower and it would be great if you could follow back. Thanks!

~Gina
http://beautyloveandlipgloss.blogspot.com/

edneal said...

Very sweet indeed. Nice post. Had a great time reading as well.