Sunday, September 15, 2013

treat yo self 2013! perfectly posh

For someone that never wears lipstick and is 2 months late on getting a haircut, it may be hard to believe how obsessed I get with beauty notions. [Tangent: In college, I sold Mark cosmetics for like 2 years, mostly to get the discount for myself..and then worked for Victoria's Secret Beauty for almost 3 years for basically the same reason. At the cost of looking and smelling like a junior prostitute, I amassed a sizeable collection of makeup, scents and skincare. This definitely doesn't make me an expert but I am an enthusiast.] Anytime a new brand comes about I get really excited and of course want to try it.

When my friend Alex told me about trying some of the Perfectly Posh line of products, I of course wanted to immediately investigate. [Tangent: Usually I am super leary of a work-from-home brands, mostly because I don't know which ones have a focus on product quality and which ones are fronts for pyramid schemes. We've all been to "parties" where we have ended up spending a hundred bucks on products we didn't plan on and,  then were left thinking, "whoah! where is the party part again?". It's extremely hard to tell in the saturated market run rampant with brands so it's sometimes hard to separate the good from the bad. ] The extensive line of natural products is relatively new. In fact they are celebrating their second anniversary next month.

 Truthfully, I am a sucker for cute packaging and branding, but I vehemently tried to stick to the whole, "remember, Kimmie, it's what's on the inside that counts."

I mean hello cute packaging.
 Therefore, I am really happy to report that the ingredients in the Perfectly Posh line are all natural and all of the goodies in their line fit their mission statement:

paraben-free and paraffin-free + free of sulfates including SLS  + highest-quality essential oils and fine phthalate-free fragrances + cruelty-free and do not test on animals! 

When I expressed interest in trying their product, at the urging of my friend who knows I love a new and cool product, the Perfectly Posh rep sent me a giant package of samples, which of course overjoyed and overwhelmed me.  Immediately, I started dabbing my nappy cuticles with The Cuticle Cutie and scrubbing my lips with Tree Hugger Lip Scrub. [Tangent: Let's be honest, I never thought a lip scrub is a staple product, but its one of those things you try and immediately are like, "where have you been all my life!?! I do think the name Tree Hugger is a little misleading, because I immediatly worried my lips would taste like the inside of a Birkenstock, but I couldn't be more relieved. It had a brown sugar and subtle strawberry taste, like the yummiest snickerdoodle ever. Because it was all natural, of course I nibbled off the excess that didn't absorb into my lips. #fatkidsnacktime.] After trying a good bit of the product line, I found some definite standouts.

 The Snarky Bar ($13)

 I was super dubious of this product. [Tangent: It's been a good 20 years since bar soap has willingly touched my skin, with the exception of maybe a trip to a cheap motel, where the dusty bar soap is my only option. To me, I remembered them always leaving a weird film on my skin and not being user friendly.] This thing is INTENSE (all caps) and is like a medium grit sand paper block that makes your body porpoise smooth by the end of your shower.  I used it to lather up before shaving, and daresay that it was the greatest shave of my life. When I came to the end of my sample, I was legitimately sad about it, which means I will be ordering one.


Lemon Rice Slather ($18)

When it comes to scent, I am incredibly picky. If it smells like an opium den or a baked good or a Bonne Bell LipSmacker, I am not interested. I just wanna smell like a dryer sheet or a something light and citrussy [Tangent: Like if Crystal Light made body care.] The body butter itself is really thick and my freakishly dry skin drank it up. My arms went from sand paper rough to baby ass soft. High five, slather!


The Stripper: De-Tox Mud Mask ($24)

Dang! This stuff is intense! If I am gonna go to the trouble to apply a facial mask, I would like one that doesn't pussy foot around. [Tangent: My face is equal parts completely dry and flaky and 13-year-old-going-through-puberty greasy so once in a while it needs to be tended to.] After using this just once, I pretty much felt like the texture of my skin was better. It is a little pricey, but I may just give in and get it because now that I have "freed the radicals" from my face...I don't want those damned radicals getting back in there.
I also fell pretty head over heels for the Tea Tree and Neem Hair and Scalp Mask [Tangent: So let me just come clean with it, I have some dandruff...so over the years, tea tree oil has pretty much saved me from being completely disgusting. This stuff was super clarifying and easy to use for this low maintenance gal.] and the Hot Pepper Sha-Bang Butter, which is chock fulla capcacin so helps with achey muscles.

After writing the girl that sent me the samples, I told her I wanted to write about her products [Tangent: I wasn't even compensated or anything....I was just high on pampering products and wanted to totally geek out on the internet about them.] She was so thrilled she set up some great exclusive offers for my readers.

If you order through THIS LINK (which identifies you as a reader of this here blog) through 9/22, you can the following awesome benefits:

FREE Tree Hugger lip balm for $35 order or more.

FREE plain posh bombinator for $65 or more

$100 orders receive free shipping

This is in addition to the deals available the other great September promotions! [First is the September Special, it's a warming scrub and warming butter for $39. Then there the Spooky Posh gift set: It's 3 products Pumpkin Scrub, pumpkin mask, and a lip balm set for $49 with a Witch Be Gone all Mixed Up Fragrance included.]

Have you ever heard of this stuff before? Or am I just way behind the curve? Either way, I hope you give it a try...and if you do, let me know what's good. Treat Yo Self!


4 comments:

  1. That is my favorite episode of Parks and Rec, I have seen it so many times. It never gets old.

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  2. Oh good lordie, the packaging. THE PACKAGING just sucked me in. I'd love to try that STRIPPER mask! I don't want no radicals either ;)

    ps. thanks so much for your sweet comment, Kimmie!

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    1. I'm a sucker for some cute packaging, but this stuff is quality.

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