When I rang in 2018, one of my resolutions was to be kinder to myself. I know I need to do a better job of making time for me. That’s no easy task when you’ve got two kids and a “Mostly Wonderful” husband to take care of. Another complication, I am “NOT” a girly girl. I’ve never been into facials and fancy make-up. I hate going to the spa because I don’t like strangers touching me. Sorry (Not Sorry), it’s just not my thing. One of my friends from high school, Amy, has made it her mission to challenge my skincare regime – currently consisting of Ivory soap and hand sanitizer – with Perfectly Posh.
What is Perfectly Posh?:
The Perfectly Posh company is built upon the understanding that we, as women, are “givers.” We strive to give all we have to those we love, very often putting ourselves last. Their product line is built upon the belief that each of us deserves a little bit of pampering, the same way we pamper those around us.
Some Quick Facts About Perfectly Posh:
- Everything is made in the USA.
- Everything is under $25.
- Paraben-free, Sulfate-free, Cruelty-Free, Mineral Oil-Free, Lanolin-Free.
- They use natural ingredients that are good for your skin.
- Fragrances are gentle, phthalate-free and often over 95% natural.
- The scents of most products change seasonally.
Amy sent me a small packet containing four of their most popular products. She specifically chose samples she thought I would enjoy and could easily apply and open with my visual impairment. Two of the “4” samples came in small, tearable packets. The remaining items had similar packaging to what you would receive in any standard Perfectly Posh order. Let’s take a look at what I received and what I thought about each item.
- Perk Peppermint Skin Stick ($14): The Perk Skin Stick provides an energizing boost of peppermint on the go, plus smoothing shea butter and beeswax to lock in hydration. Peppermint is high in menthol, which has a refreshing, cooling sensation. You can apply it to your temples, neck, forehead, and other pulse points. By far this was my favorite product in the bunch. It’s the size of a child’s glue stick and applies like chapstick. It’s simple to open and close. There was also no residue after applying and the smell was not overpowering. It was very light and aromatic.
- What a Lovely Pear Lip Scrub ($14): A scrubby sugar that gently exfoliates lips while shea butter, cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil smooth and hydrate. This infused prickly pear-flavored scrub goes on your lips removing dry, flaky spots. You can wipe or lick the excess away because it’s actually edible. As much as I like the idea of natural products, I found this lip scrub to be very grainy. It left the feeling of sand or silt on my lips and the taste of the pear was much too strong. Call me low-maintenance, but I think I’d prefer to stick to good, ol’ fashioned Vaseline.
- Toes Before Bros Foot Scrub ($18): This peppermint and thyme moisturizing foot mask is filled with exfoliating papaya and pineapple fruit enzymes that gently remove dead skin to reveal softer, smoother skin beneath. The fruit enzymes exfoliate and soften skin, antioxidant jojoba, sunflower, grape, and macadamia oils soak add much-needed moisture. I actually had to Google what some of these ingredients were because ya know, “jojoba” really isn’t a word in my vocabulary. I have to admit, I enjoyed the foot scrub but finding the time to actually sit, relax and enjoy it in my home – with two kids – was pretty unrealistic. I think I lasted a total of 6 minutes before somebody was screaming, “Mommy” at the top of their lungs. That being said, if you have the time, I would recommend this product because it did leave my feet feeling softer. Personally, I feel like I would rather head to the nail salon for a foot massage while leaving my kids at home with “Mostly Wonderful.”
- You Apricaught Me Body Butter ($22): This body butter has a satiny, moisturizing cocoa butter base with apricot and peach fruit extracts that help reduce the appearance of photo-aging for younger-looking skin. It also features a big dose of brightening vitamin C, with an apricot, vanilla, and Tonka bean fragrance. This particular product was the most expensive, but I believe a little would go a long way. My daughters loved the smell of Apricaught on my hands, but I found it slightly overpowering. Once I began using a little less, I really did find it a nice fragrance that provided good rehydration therapy.
Would I Order from Perfectly Posh?
Here’s the deal, I started this post by saying I wanted to be kinder to myself. While I realize a little personal pampering is a great place to start, this company’s website is less than user-friendly, especially if you’re blind/visually impaired. Perfectly Posh needs a good American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA) overall for screen readers and other accessibility software.
Having a friend who is also a consultant, like Amy, allows me to get recommendations for products without the hassle of navigating the site. However, if you don’t have a personal connection to your consultant, it may be trial and error before you find something that you like or that you truly need to plunk your hard earned money down for. Knowing Amy, I would most likely order again from the company, but only after talking to her about the latest product selection.
The Good News:
If you’re a blind or visually impaired mom who’s interested in giving some “pampering” a shot with Perfectly Posh, you can connect with Amy via her website by clicking HERE. You can also inquire about hosting an online party. Setting up parties is an easy way to earn free Posh products to pamper yourself. Your consultant can help you set up a great experience for your guests and can recommend products that will suit your specific needs. Remember, the product line stays the same, but scents change to reflect the seasonally appropriate scents.
As for me, I’ll be holding on to my Perk Stick and will make a valiant effort to incorporate an occasional trip to my neighborhood nail salon when I feel the urge for a mani-pedi. Happy Pampering!
Editor’s Note: 4 Perfectly Posh product samples were provided to Blind Motherhood in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company or its associates in any way. If you have a product or service you’d like this blind mom to review, please email [email protected]