A couple of weeks ago, I left the comfort zone and went on a scary trip to Bath and Body Works during one of their sales. It was terrifying and I blogged about it here. A kind soul named Olivia saw my Tweet about the blog and reached out to me for my mailing address. Now, I don’t normally just give my address to strangers, but she was offering beauty product samples, DELIVERED to my home. I would not have to pay for them or leave the house to get them. Win-win.
Olivia sent Perfectly Posh samples, along with detailed instructions on how to use them. Before trying them, I read more about the products, and I was thrilled to learn that they are all cruelty-free and as hypoallergenic as you can get. While people can be allergic to just about anything, Perfectly Posh really tries to use gentle ingredients. So, since is a Sunday, a typical shower and put on different pajamas day for me, I decided to try everything.
Here’s what I thought of the products I tried:
Best Friend Forever Face Wash (BFF): I usually shy away from scrubs, as they tend to irritate my Irish girl pasty skin. This one did not. It left my skin feeling super clean, and better than when I paid $95 for a facial at the spa. Yes, I was dumb enough to do that.
The Stripper D-Tox Body Mud Mask: My skin tends to be sensitive, as you may have gathered from my pasty Irish skin comment. Olivia told me The Stripper would “tingle” and feel “slightly warm.” She also told me “Don’t panic.” It’s like she knows me. I’m glad she prepared me because the first 10 seconds were more HOLY MOTHER OF GOD than tingle. After that, I was fine. I even painted my toenails while waiting for the mask to dry. This mask can be used on your entire body, but I would only put it on my face. I can’t imagine having my whole body “tingle” for 10 seconds.
Sweet Young Thing: This is a creamy serum. It’s light; I didn’t feel like my face was suffocating, like I do when I use the carrot oil stuff I paid $35 for at the spa. Since a little goes a long way, I still have enough serum to use for at least 4 days.
Moisturizer 911: This is a great face moisturizer. It’s light enough to use morning and night. It can be used alone, or with Sweet Young Thing.
Sugar Fix: I’m not really a body scrub kind of girl due to that whole sensitive skin thing I have going on. Sugar Fix is really gentle, though. I used it in the shower, and I even washed my face with it.
You Can Call My Candy: This is a body lotion. Posh calls it a Slather. I only had a little sample, so I just did my legs. It was light, and natural. It didn’t make my legs itch like some other products.
Hey Honey Hand Creme: This is by far my favorite Perfectly Posh product. Hey Honey Hand Creme instantly takes away that winter, skin splitting, dry feeling. It even made my hands look smoother, and therefore younger. It lasts through a few hand washings, too. So, I wasn’t constantly reapplying it like with Bath and Body Works products.
Overall, I loved the Perfectly Posh products I sampled. My favorite thing about them is that they are affordable, and they really are made of mild, natural ingredients. As advertised, they are paraben and paraffin free. All of the products smelled nice, too, but not in that scary artificial “Party Dress” way. Cough Cough. Bath and Body Works.