Monday, January 15, 2007

Red Velvet Cake

I normally post about drugstore products exclusively, as I'm not a fan of paying high prices and frankly, if it's not at Target I don't really need it. But I am making a rare exception here.

Run, don't walk, to get Philosophy's newest 3-in-1 scent, Red Velvet Cake. I almost passed out in the shower; it was that good.

:: Philosophy 3-in-1 Red Velvet Cake ::

Good things:
3-in-1. You can use it as a shampoo, shower gel, or bubble bath.
The scent is indescribably good. In the bottle it just smells like chocolate and cherries. In the shower, oh my god, it smells like somebody opened up a French bakery and started massaging me with world-class baked goods.
As a shower gel, it cleans but doesn't leave you feeling dry and violated, like some soaps do. Very skin-friendly.
Lathers extremely well.
The scent lingers longer than most shower gels do, which is nice. But it's not so strong that it would be noticeable by anyone who's not sniffing you directly, which is also nice.

Bad things:
A tad expensive at $16 for 16 fl. oz.
Not easy to find if you don't live near a Sephora or something. I bought it on with a coupon.
The red looks a little like blood when you put it on a light wash cloth, but I kind of like that.


Anonymous said...

I"ll have to try Philosophy's Red Velvet. I do absolutely love their basic cleanser--which if bought on QVC is $39 for 32oz. Considering a quarter-sized amount will beautifully cleanse face, neck and chest and eliminates the need for a toner--that should be just about a year's worth of product for most girls for $40. Not bad, I say. I have sensitive combination skin and mild rosacea. I now this this product as a body wash every morning and each night--no breakouts--no rosacea. I use app one oz weekly. Once in a awhile what seems an expensive or indulgent buy, really isn't. (PS I love your blog. I just found it tonight and made it a fave space :))

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