For some reason the brand Philosophy always spoke to me. It’s quite an expensive brand, especially looking at the prices of their shower gels, but I just really wanted to give one of their shower gels a try. When I came across this set at TK Maxx I knew I couldn’t not buy it, so I bought it. Today I’m going to review this adorable Philosophy set. If you’re curious to find out more about it, make sure you continue reading!
The Philosophy Peppermint Stick little giftset comes in this incredibly cute little box. It’s pink and has sparkles on it and a little girl holding a peppermint stick. This packaging thing is just one of the many reasons why I fell in love with this brand. I just really adore and appreciate cute packagings like this, how silly that may seem.
This little gift set contains two products. One of which is the gorgeous pink Peppermint Stick shower gel that comes in just as adorable packaging as the whole set does. And the other product is a lipgloss in the same scent as the shower gel.
Before we jump into the details regarding the quality of these Philosophy products, let’s discuss the scent. Usually I’m not that big of a fan of the scent of peppermint. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it either. To be honest the main reason why I was attracted to this set is because of the pink colour.
So, in short this shower gel (and lipgloss) smells like a combination of peppermint and a candy cane. With that I mean that it smells like a combination of regular peppermint flavoured candy canes and strawberry flavoured candy canes. It’s a really unique and fresh combination for this season. The thing I like about that is that it’s not your regular winter/holiday scent. It’s fresh rather than warm and cozy, but it still fits the wintery atmosphere.
So, without further rambling about the scent let’s start discussing the shower gel itself. Overall I’m very impressed by it. The consistency of the product is nice, a little bit goes a long way. It doesn’t feel drying on the skin and the scent is intense enough but not overly intense in a way you’ll be smelling like a candy cane 10 hours after taking a shower. For me that’s a good thing, but if you do love those very strong lingering scents, this might not be your favourite kind of shower gel.
When it comes to making me feel nice and clean, which is what this product is meant to do, I’m positive. This might totally be placebo-effect, but I personally feel like this shower gel just feels a tad bit nicer on my skin than a regular affordable shower gel does. It doesn’t feel as harsh and strong. It feels a little more gentle while still giving me the same clean feeling.
The only slight downside to the shower gel is the fact that it’s so hard to get out of the bottle. The bottle is made out of a very strong plastic material and squishing it in order to get the product out is basically impossible! Aside from that I absolutely love this shower gel and I genuinely think this is the best shower gel I own!
Onto the lipgloss. The colour of the lipgloss looked very appealing to me in the tube, but once I put it on my lips I realised it’s actually not very pigmented and therefore barely noticeable. This lipgloss only leaves a glossy layer on your lips with a hint of pink. It’s actually quite pretty but just not what I hoped.
When it comes to the way it feels on the lips I am very positive. This lipgloss feels quite moisturising and it’s very soft. It’s not as sticky as your everyday lipgloss which is nice, but it does stay in place for quite some time. Not bad Philosophy!
Overall I’m really glad I finally bought some Philosophy products. I’m absolutely in love with the scent and the shower gel and the gloss isn’t bad either. I think this is an adorable gift set that is incredibly fun to give and to receive and therefore I highly recommend gifting it to someone (or yourself) or putting it on your Christmas wishlist!
I bought the Philosophy Peppermint Stick Gift Set is at TK Maxx for €17,-.
That was it for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know if you have any experience with the Philosophy body care products!