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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Rituals Lao Tze Cooling Foot Balm, Qing Fa Cooling Foot Scrub, Pink Sand Nail Lacquer Review & Swatches

Rituals sent me some of their hand & feet products to review. I reviewed their Sakura Sugar Body Scrub & Spring Foaming Shower Oil last month and I'm still smitten with both. Below are my thoughts on their Lao Tze Cooling Foot Balm, Qing Fa Cooling Foot Scrub and Pink Sand Nail Lacquer.



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supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 

 

Rituals Qing Fa Cooling Foot Scrub $16 - Sweet

This foot scrub felt really good to my feet. You can see the micro-beads and they provide just the right amount of exfoliation. Sometimes with foot scrubs, formulas can be too harsh and abrasive. That's not the case with this one. I also like the fact that it's not greasy or oily. It exfoliates your feet and the product washes away cleanly. This foot scrub is light green in color, contains Chinese Mint & Yi Yi Ren, and to my nose has a light minty-menthol scent. My feet felt very soft afterwards. The only thing that kept me from giving it a supersweet rating was I didn't detect a cooling sensation. But other than that, this stuff is great. My feet are HAPPY :) This scrub also feels more tailored to feet. I was just using regular body scrub on my feet before (Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub), which is super awesome but this feels better on my mootsie tootsies :)

Rituals Lao Tze Cooling Foot Balm $15 - Supersweet

I REALLY like this foot balm. It smells like peppermint! It smells like AUTHENTIC peppermint! It's a thick white cream that's very moisturizing, but WILL NOT leave your feet greasy or oily. I also like the fact that it's fast absorbing and cool when applied. It left my feet feeling very soft. I'm also going to use this on my legs (knees down). Before trying this, I was just using regular lotion. I've tried Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion which was good, but I'm finding that products that are tailored for feet work better than regular body lotions. They seem richer and seem to penetrate the skin better. Does that make sense? Anyone else feel that way? Maybe the peppermint has gone to my brain >.<

 

Rituals Pink Sand Nail Polish Lacquer $8 - Bittersweet 

Beautiful color! It's a pinky-beige neutral, that' s perfect for Summer. It also has a nice shine to it. The problem I had with this nail lacquer was it's performance. It's not fast drying on it's own. You need to allocate a good 15-20 minutes for this particular shade to really dry (or risk smudging/dents) or use some fast drying drops (not sure what it's officially called). I would also suggest using a top/bottom coat or a chip-free coating (Rituals has one HERE), because I started seeing wear at the tips around the 3rd day (just with the nail polish alone). I applied 2 coats to my nails below.

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39 comments

  1. Cool review!
    thx for sharing, I have never heard of it before :)
    xoxo

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  2. I never heard of foot balm so this product caught my attention I will like to try. Great review.

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  3. Hi! I looove Rituals!! Have these products myself btw; P the scrub has to be my favorite, haven’t tried there nail polish yet though… not that sure I have the patience to wait for it to dry.. But anything else I love!! Have a great week x

    x Josune, Your Beauty Script ❤

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  4. I love Rituals, they're a great brand and I don't think they get enough hype around their products! I used one of their shaving foams in the past that was also a shower gel and that remains a firm favourite! It left skin super soft and smelt amazing! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  5. Yay for that foot scrub and balm! :) I love peppermint!

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  6. These sounds nice Kim! That's good that the balm soaks in and doesn't feel oily, I hate it when products do that!

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  7. Really like the pedi products - I've always had a soft spot for Rituals, absolutely adore the fragrances of their body care! x

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  8. I have tried Rituals products before and I really like them! Bummer about the nail polish though, I am picky with nail polish, lol. I hope that you are having a great week, Kim!

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  9. nice reviews! sucks about the nail lacquer taking too long to dry, it is a beautiful color, i would totally wear that kind of shade to the lab so when it chips its not as noticeable :)
    xo
    Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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  10. It's been years since I've thought about using foot specific products - when I lived in a cold climate they were practically a neccessity but these days the humidity and regular body lotion give me all I need. I do miss that peppermint smell, though!
    xox,
    Cee

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  11. That cooling foot balm sounds interesting, I have very similar cooling balm with also peppermint and I also find it as great product, which is pefect for the summer! :)

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  12. I love the sounds of the foot balm! My feet can use some TLC and this sounds like a dream.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  13. Anything "cooling" on my skin sounds fabulous--especially on the feet! Too bad about the nail polish. I've tried several types that took forever to dry and there is always smudge involved. Nice color, though. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  14. I really need to check out Rituals' line. Everything you've reviewed from them has sounded so lovely. Congratulations to the winners!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  15. I have never heard of this line before you started talking about it. I am always looking for a good foot cream, will have to check this one out.

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  16. I've never heard of this line before, glad to hear that the foot scrub and foot balm is nice. Like you, I've used body scrub for the foot, but that's about it. I'll need to give this a try because my feet really needs it :)

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  17. These products look amazing. The beads will definitely remove the dry skin on our foot. Thanks for recommending these products.

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  18. Hi Kim, the foot balm & cream sound perfect for pampering your feet and the nail polish sounds goog too. I love your pretty nails. Enjoy the week!
    Julie xo

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  19. Thanks for sharing this review - I love discovering new products!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  20. I should probably invest in something for my feet, these products seem great!

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  21. Shame that polish takes so long to dry as it looks like such a nice colour!

    I agree on giving it a poorer rating because of the dry time too. I'm finding I don't have time for any polishes that need 2 coats now with baby, haha! I barely have time for 1 coat! ;)

    The peppermint lotion sounds great! I used to have one - it was by Mary Kay - great in summer as I really felt it cooling my legs with the peppermint! I think I actually finished it as I liked it so much - I rarely manage to use up an entire tub if things!

    So excited to have won the giveaway too, yey!

    Away From The Blue

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  22. My dear Kim, you are with some lovely products again. I loved the nail paint's color. Too bad that it takes a bit time to dry. The foot balm sounds very good. Would love to try it out if I find it here. Have a lovely Tuesday dear! Kisses :)
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  23. That cooling foot balm is going on my wishlist for the summer! It'd be perfect after one of my long hot days paddle boarding *_*

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  24. Wow looks like some amazing products. That nail paint shade is beautiful.
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  25. It definitely has to be all about the peppermint scents for feet - so refreshing!

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  26. Last weekend I was standing at front of rituals stand in shop and was thinking which bodyscrub you tried. And couldn't remember. Now I will. I'm always up to good foot creams. Didn't know that they have nail polishes as well.
    xoxo
    Ramona


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  27. These sound gorgeous. Never tried this brand before, but I like the sound of it. Shame about the nail polish though. I'm not one who likes to wait around for my nails to dry, so I'd most likely get annoyed with that. Marvellous review :) Have a great day Kim!! x

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  28. Awesome review!! Would love to try these products! xx

    ALLURE OBSESSED - BEAUTY BLOG // BLOGLOVIN'

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  29. Glad you have HAPPY FEET now, Kim! ;-) Gotta visit the Rituals store overhere to make mine HAPPY too! :-)) Actually I think the feet products are indeed much better for the feet than the body lotions!
    Happy Hump Day, sweetie!

    Ira / JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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  30. That foot balm sounds fantastic! I really need to look into something like that to treat my feet in between pedicures!!
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  31. Love the review Kim! The nail lacquer is so pretty.

    Maria
    www.onestyleatatime.com

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  32. Foot care is really important It seems that they have a pretty good line of body care. I really love that neutral shade of your nails, even though it takes so long to dry, haha. <3
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  33. The Rituals Lao Tze Cooling Foot Balm sounds really lovely. I love to moisturise my feet at night and this one looks great to lather my feet with and place a sock on top to soak in through out the night.

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  34. I could use some products just for my feet right now! They need something. lol

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  35. I love peppermint infused products for my lips, but yeah I'm sure it feels great on the feet too. A nice soothing and moisturizing balm sounds ideal after a foot scrub.

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  36. my feet need major TLC! the scrub sounds amazing...
    i made sure to watch the CNN program with bourdain, too.

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  37. I didn't know Rituals did nail lacquer too. Good to know about the foot scrub: like you I've always used my regular body scrub. Hope you had a great weekend doll!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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