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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Makeup and Muses: Philosophy Skin Care

I recently met up with an old friend from high school who was in town to see her boyfriend. We had some drinks, a bruschetta dinner and did some dancing. It was really great meeting up with an old friend and having a really good time over the weekend. She'll be moving to New York in the fall so maybe we can catch up when I visit the city next month.

While hanging out, I found out that her boyfriend works for Coty, which basically owns a ton of awesome brands including Philosophy. He had all these skin care products that he wasn't using so he said I could take a few--and yes, I obliged.

philosophy1Here is a rundown of the products from left to right:

Hope in a Tube ~ an eye and lip firming cream that reduces wrinkles and fine lines for all skin types (retail $33)

Hope in a Bottle ~ an acne treatment and oil-free moisturizer that minimizes the size of pores (retail $38)

I'm Dreaming Of ~ a combination of both a shower gel and a shampoo in white peach flavor (retail $10)

Purity Made Simple ~ a daily facial cleanser that both cleanses and tones while also hydrating the skin (retail $10)

Pure Grace ~ a fragrance with a clean soap and water "just stepped out of the shower" scent (retail $40)

The Supernatural Superbeautiful ~ an SPF 20 makeup infused with plant-based minerals and vitamins in an extra rich shade (retail $30)

Candy Cane ~ high-shine lip gloss with a peppermint flavor that soothes and softens (retail $10)

Hope in a Jar ~ a lightweight moisturizer that can be used daily to improve skin tone and texture (retail $38)

When Hope Is Not Enough
~ a facial firming and lifting serum to protect against the signs of aging (retail $38)

I've been using Pure Grace every day and I love the clean scent. I'll start using the other products this week, except for When Hope Is Not Enough and Hope in a Jar. I will save those two for an upcoming giveaway.

What do you think of Philosophy products?

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Tanvi said...

I love them. Have used a few of them and never had any complaints! :)

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Courtney Erin said...

I've never used this line before - you're so lucky to get all those samples!

xoxo ~ Courtney

Haute World said...

I've never used their skincare products, but for a while I was addicted to the different scented shower gels. The chocolate/vanilla ones always made me crave dessert!

Shen Dove said...

I've never used their products but love the scent of their perfumes, which I usually sample on trips to Sephora.

YvonnaLivianna said...

I love that it is called philosophy. I have never used their stuff but see it everywhere, I have pretty good skin so I normally do not use a lot of stuff. I also have very sensitive skin as well, but I have heard good things about this brand! Thank you for sharing!


Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Nice grabs! I love most things from philosophy, but the face wash and hope in a jar doesn't work for my oily skin. However, I adore when hope is not enough and basically every fragrance philosophy makes!

Ashlee said...

That is quite the score! I have become a complete convert to Purity Made Simple as a face wash. I haven't used their moisturizers, but that face wash is probably the best-feeling clean I've ever experienced. All my makeup comes right off and it doesn't dry me out. I liked it so much I bought the 32oz bottle last time I went to Sephora. You might also try their microderm wash if you're looking for an exfoliant.


New York? Your lucky friend! Sounds like a great evening!

I've never actually tried out any of these products, but perhaps I'll have to give 'er a go?

Muse Origins said...

Haha Cheryl! A few? :D But really good steal

Muse Origins
Muse Origins (Creative Nigerian Features)

th.dany said...

thank you thank you for sharing! love philosophy products-they are one of my favorites!

xxo, dany

Ria said...

Amazing, Philosophy products are so nice and I love their packaging.

Chanel Tonè said...

Ohhh can't wait for the giveaway. I have always been curious about the Philosophy Skincare Brand. Be sure to keep us updated on the products after using them for awhile. I am really interested in them. I may have to invest in them myself ;)

The Blushing Fox said...

my mom is such a huge fan of this brand since she was like on her 20's

FashionJazz said...

I have never tried this brand yet, it sounds fabulous! :) Hope you had a lovely wknd xx

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

This company was unfamiliar to me. The products promise a radiant skin. Shall look into it further. Lovely review. Warmly hope you are having a nice Sunday;-)

Camille said...

wow, you got some amazing freebies! lovely products!

Mandy said...

Love it!! So sweet of you to share your treasures :) Loving the lip gloss!

Hope you are having a fab weekend.


Tuesdai Noelle said...

I'll take "Hope in a Bottle" for 500! Lately, I've been using products by St. Ives and they work EXCELLENT!

Couture Carrie said...

Love this line!
Want to try Hope in a Jar!


Noelani said...

How lucky are you with the fabulous make up hook up!! Jealous!! I was just exploring your blog after Madison's music feature. I loved what you contributed and I am so glad to have discovered your blog! Happy Sunday-

lapetal said...

Amazing freebies! I am very jealous =.=
Love to hear how these things work out!especially 'hope in a jar'

Michelle Lee said...

love Philosophy :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

How awesome! Time with a friend and great products? Score!

MosaMuse said...

great products! I really like Philosophy. My favorite is their "hope" with Oprah as a little girl on the packaging lol

Cafe Fashionista said...

What a fantastic review! I definitely need to try Philosophy products sometime soon! :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Lucky thing! I haven't used Philosophy but heard that they have some great stuff!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Brittany said...

I absolutely am obsessed with Philosophy skincare products! I have always been very lucky to have great skin, but after reading article after article about the importance of keeping your skin clean, clear, and protected, I thought it was time to seek out some products. I heard some awesome things about Philosophy and I decided to stick with the basics: Purity face wash, Hope in a Tube, and Hope in a Jar. LOVE!! Every time I wash my face it feels SO refreshed. The only downside is that these can be a bit pricey. I love to find the best deals, so I surfed the internet for some promo codes for philosophy and came across this one:
If you are looking to buy some products be sure to buy them online because there is always an awesome promotion or deal to save money and keep your skin beautiful!

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