Beauty Review: Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Scrub & Lotion

| July 2, 2009 | 11 Comments

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
Body Scrub



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.


But don’t! Sink your hands beyond the essential oils and you will hit the decadent 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!

Next up….

Almond Cookie Body Butter

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?



I mean, how cute is that? I almost wanted to eat it. I know, “Eww Brit,” is right. LOL! The body butter feels excellent on the skin. I mean, luscious!

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.

 

ETA:

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!

 

Sephora.com, Inc.

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  1. A D Thomas says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with your review. The price deterred me from buying this for quite some time(about $26), but I finally did. Once I did, I loved it. It smells great, and is a good exfoliant. The skin looks fab after use. I agree that the jar could be more user friendly for shower use. Great product, but wish it were a little less expensive.

  2. Z.Kay says:

    I seriously love this stuff. My bank account does not. I treat myself to CD when I am extra good. lol

  3. izumi says:

    hMmmm sounds good :) i love almond cookies. have you tried the korres guava stuff? i heard it's b-o-m-b!

  4. lynettepleasant says:

    I love sweet smelling stuff, I might have to try this! Just NOT after shaving since it's salt. And the almond is cute!

  5. Amina says:

    I looove almond cookie smell.
    See, even though her hair products don't work for me anymore, even the body butters are not the same like back in the days..
    they don't absorb as easily as before and sometimes are too greasy.
    Almond cookie is one of my favorite scents :)
    the scrub is lovely..

    she used to make a body butter that smelled like pineapple…oh myyy!!! diiiiiiivine!

  6. Anonymous says:

    i buy Carol's because i have to support a sista, but at Trader Joe's you can find an incredible body scrub grapefruit, almond and a few others.. depending on store.. for 6 bucks! big jar and they are awesome on those knees and elbows! delighful smell, and wonderful essential oils.. leaves your skin smooth for days.. a low priced option

  7. kukaberry says:

    I've been in love with this stuff for years and I have never even tried it for myself. I've heard great things from friends. I think they're selling Carol's Daughter in Macy's now. That is what I heard anyway.

  8. sel says:

    oh my GOSH, I TOTALLY had the same thought about eating the almond! Now I've gotta go chow down on my mixed nuts….

    and I want to go to the pop up store SO BAD. I LOVE (read: LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE) the french quarter!

    love your site brit <3

  9. ButterflyDiary says:

    The Carol's Daughter Almond Cookie and Shea Butter souffles are my all time favorites. I use them quite religiously, and my skin drinks it up like spring water.

  10. Da_Kween says:

    My mom has a lavender sea salt soak by her…its really cool (I've used it for soaking feet…NICE)

    I've been wanting to get hold of the Almond Cookie Butter, but yes…the price is too steep for this bargain babe. I often just go to WalMart and buy a nicely scented shea and add aloe to it.

    Hopefully, she will begin to scale back the price a few dollars or so. I mean, I got Jessica Simpson's Dessert Sugar Scrub and I love it…but I also got it from Marshall's at half the price. *hehe*

  11. Jennie says:

    Great product review. I was recommended the same product by myskin.com. I would like to try this.

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