This review will be about lotions, all of them are ones I received in subscription boxes. I'm not a huge lotion person, I tend to stick to the same things. I like basic Jergens unscented and I'm also currently using a Victoria's Secret PINK lotion in Wild at Heart. I'm fairly particular about the scent of my lotion. It has been nice to have other options to try and also have some small ones I can throw in my purse or travel with.
Here are a few lotions I've gotten recently and my thoughts.
Laura Ashley Body Butter in Sweet Peony 1.75oz
I received this in a Beauty Box 5. I'm not a person that uses the butters very much. I do love the smell of this. It seemed to do it's job and was a pretty good size. My main complaint would be that it is in the tub so you are putting your hands in it constantly and leaving it open to the air, which means it could get bacteria in it easier. This size didn't necessarily last that long for me so that wasn't really an issue. You can get a set of 6 butters for $20. Beauty Box 5 also has individual options of the 1.75oz for $3.50 and there are six scents to choose from.
Tocca Crema da Mano in Cleopatra 1oz
This product was sent to me in a Birchbox. It's a really good size for travel or keeping in your purse/car/work. The label describes it as grapefruit and cucumber and I would say that is accurate. It's kind of strong for my liking but it's not horrible. I can deal with it, especially since it's a sample. I'm not using it every day anyway. It soaks in pretty well and I didn't feel greasy. It is paraben free and has natural extracts. A 2oz full size of this is $10.
Essentiel Elements Wake Up Rosemary Body Lotion 1.5oz
I received this product in a Birchbox. I should probably stop now with this review. Let's just say this is no longer in my possession and I didn't use it when I had it. As soon as I opened up the bottle and smelled it I knew I would never use it. The smell was way too strong for me. I felt it smelled like Vicks VapoRub and that's not what I want my lotion to smell like. I will leave it at that. I'm sure some people love it though. An 8oz full size of this product is $19.
Gilchrist & Soames London Collection Body Lotion 1oz
I also received this lotion in a Birchbox, I wonder if I should update my profile. This lotion kind of smells like soap, so it's not horrible but not something you necessarily want to smell like all day. It goes on kind of watery at first but does soak into the skin fast and easily. I will use this and it's a good size for the purse, etc, but I'm not sure that I will go out of my way to repurchase. An 8oz full size of this is $16.
I guess I should apologize for such a boring review post. I just haven't gotten samples or purchased products that I absolutely love. I just want to give my honest opinion. The Laura Ashley was probably my favorite of the four of these. What kind of lotions have you tried lately that you love or hate? Are there any you can recommend that I try?
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