Hello beautiful people!
If there is one brand of products that I get the most requests for review, it is Carol’s Daughter. Please oh please forgive me for just now getting to that.
But better late than never. In the next few weeks, you will see Carol’s Daughter reviews pop up quite frequently on Clumps of Mascara. I can just feel your enthusiasm. LOL!
Check out the reviews:
Almond Cookie Sea Salt
Price: 4 out of 5 ($18 from Sephora.com)
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
What it claims: “Smooth your skin with pure sea salt blended with almond, vanilla, and sandalwood for a warm, sweet scent that gets you glowing. This glorious scrub makes layering this delicious scent, pure pleasure.” (source)
The truth: What a yummy and delicious scrub!
What I loved about it: I love that there isn’t any mineral oil or petroleum in it. I mean…this is great! Mineral oil clogs the pores and petroleum leaves that oily residue that makes for a serious slip and fall in the shower.
What I didn’t like: I wish the packaging wasn’t so bulky. It doesn’t fit comfortably in the shower and if you don’t latch the top all the way….mess galore!
Overall: At first glance, you may get turned off by the oils sitting on top of the scrub.
I love it. It really really realllly exfoliates well for me. I’m not sure if I would recommend this for sensitive skin gals as it was a bit abrasive but it worked beautifully for me. I love that the smell isn’t too overpowering. It leaves your skin silky smooth with just a faint smell of almond cookies. I have never really been a fan of smelling like food but even I can deal with this! I do think the price is a little hefty but scrubs last for a while so it’s a good investment. And the packaging makes for great storing after the scrub is done!
Price: 3 out of 5 ($28 from Sephora.com-online only!)
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5
What it claims: “A rich, luxurious moisturizer for very dry skin, with a delicious scent of sweet almonds, vanilla, and sandalwood. ” (source)
The truth: Not a bad follow-up to the Almond Cookie scrub! If you can take the super strong smell.
What I loved about it: It isn’t overly greasy! A great deal of body butters are. It’s like, “Yeah….I know I have dry skin but that doesn’t mean I want to be all oil slick-ish.” I love that I don’t get that feeling.
What I didn’t like: Ohmigoodness….it is strong! I mean, it smells good but the smell is just TOO strong.
Overall: What’s not to love about a beautiful little body butter that has an almond sitting on top of it?
With it being summertime, I probably wouldn’t wear it during the day but it is perfect for pampering at night. And it is exceptional on those dry areas…you know, elbows, knees and feet. It’s great! But as mentioned, the smell is just a little too much for me.
I think both the scrub and body butter are pretty good but if you had to get just one, I would go with the scrub. It is truly an “experience”.
I wish Carol’s Daughter products weren’t so expensive. A great deal of us love the idea of all-natural skincare products but don’t like the pretty penny behind them.
Have you tried any of these products? Snag ’em now at Sephora!
Oh….I did a quick video 4-minute video review too. Please disregard when I say “Apple”. LOL, so random!
Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie goodies! from Clumps of Mascara on Vimeo.
CAROL’S DAUGHTER TAKES NEW ORLEANS BY STORM
OPENING THEIR POP-UP STORE IN THE HEART OF THE FRENCH QUARTER
Just in time for the Fourth of July Music Festival, Carol’s Daughter will be opening its fifth annual Pop-Up Store in New Orleans. From July 1st to July 5th, Carol’s Daughter fans will be able to shop their favorite store in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Designed to replicate existing Carol’s Daughter boutiques, the temporary location will feature an array of celebrity appearances, in-store specials and events, product giveaways and more. Founder Lisa Price will also be at the store, where consumers will have the opportunity to hear her story and learn about how her love of fragrances helped lead her to where she is today.
I soooo want to go!! If you have the opportunity to visit, please let me know how it was!