Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide: Philosophy Melting Marshmallow and The Gingerbread Girl

I love Philosophy, their products are great and their scents are unique and fun. I always love when they release products for the holidays. Some of their gift sets are so cute. Well, not only are Philosophy products great for pampering yourself, they make awesome gifts too. So I'm going to share two of my favoirte holiday Philosophy products that would make awesome gifts for you *or* your loved ones! First up, the ultra cute and cozy looking Philosophy Melting Marshmallow Gift Set. It comes with a 4 oz bubble bath/shower gel in the limited edition Melting Marshmallow scent, along with a matching 2 oz Melting Marshmallow Lotion, and a 5 oz Melting Marshmallow Lip Shine. The packaging is great, which is pictured above. It looks like a nice toasty holiday photo, but if you lift the top of the box, it opens up to show all of products included! I like the Melting Marshmallow scent, it's not overly sweet. I'm not a big fan of smells that smell sooo sweet that you feel like you're getting a toothache just smelling it, so this scent was good for me. It offered a soft vanilla scented marshmallow cream fragrance that was clean and slightly sweet. The shower gel is rich and thick and creates a great lather, it leaves your skin smelling lightly of marshmallow. By the way, this really smells like *real* marshmallow. Not the typical mass produced marshmallow scent/flavor that we find in grocery stores, it has more of a creamy clean fragrant vanilla mallow scent. Also, it has a hint of some sort of floral note that I picked up too, but that may just be from the lightly fragrant mallow scent. The lip shine is awesome! It's a sheer milky color but has shimmer to it, and looks great on it's own over bare lips, or adds a pop of sparkle over a lipstick. The lotion is thick and smooth, it absorbs nicely into the skin, and it leaves a nice soft fragrance of vanilla marshmallow behind. This cute set would make a great gift, and at only $22 it's a good deal!

Now comes my top holiday pick from Philosophy, Philosophy The Gingerbread Girl. If you're familiar with Philosophy, you've probably heard of The Gingerbread Man scent that they off. Well they recently released the brand new The Gingerbread Girl, which is similar to The Gingerbread Man. How is it different? Well, it offers some girl power with it's name, AND it offers a gorgeous shimmer in the shower gel! This shower gel can be used as bath gel too, or even shampoo! Philosophy Shower Gels are a great multi-tasking product. The formula is rich and creates a wonderful lather, so a little product goes a long way. Now check out this packaging, how cute is that?! A fun little Gingerbread house, with The Gingerbread Girl on the front. Unlike The Gingerbread Man, the formula isn't just translucent, it offers a lot of fine shimmery sparkle. It looks soooo pretty in the bottle! The shimmer will wash away as you use the gel, and the glittery shimmer is so fine that it will wash right down the drain. It smells so awesome too! To me, it smells more like real ginger, rather than gingerbread, but that makes me love it even more! It is slightly sweet and offers a spicy ginger note, smells very clean and crisp, not too artificial or fake smelling. It's awesome, I love this stuff! I would suggest this cute shower gel as a stocking stuffer or a gift for yourself or a friend! You can buy this pretty shower gel at Philosophy.com for $16

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