February 26, 2011

I won a hand cream all the way from Australia. And a review!

Hi girlies! Two weeks ago I received a lovely package from Australia!!! Gennifer has an Etsy shop, her shop is just magical!!! Here it is, if you want to check it out, it's called Sage and Mage. I won one of her giveaways on her Facebook page a month ago and I was thrilled!!! The high shipping fees (not because of the shop owner but because it's Australia and such) wouldn't have let me try her products otherwise so I was delighted to win her giveaway on Facebook! What luck!

I won a custom hand cream, custom meaning I got to pick exactly what scent I wanted my cream to be. :) I chose Rose and Vanilla and the cream she sent me is called Moroccan Rose & Vanilla Hand Cream! Yum! Moroccan Rose is fantastic, one of the highlights of her shop as her latest range of products featured Moroccan Rose absolute so I was glad to see she used Moroccan Rose in my cream.

Thank you Gennifer! I have to say I was really happy to get her package, because the packaging was so sweet and thoughtful, it included an envelope with my name on it and inside a card with sweet things written by Geniffer. ^_^ (I didn't pay for any of this, I won it! That says a lot.) Needless to say, I was touched. AND it arrived on Valentine's Day, how awesome was that.

I forgot to take a picture of the actual card, but you can see her business card, it's just beautiful in my opinion. :) Professional touch! Also, the whole package smelt like lemons for some reason haha I loved that. Thank you, Gennifer!

About the hand cream.
It came in a glass jar. So luxurious!
It is a thick texture, not at all runny, in the jar it's like a mousse and when I rubbed it in, I was left with pure softness! For me, it was also a pick-me-up scent becauce it was so pretty and unusual from all the other things I try (boring massively-produced creams etc.). It has a subtle (not barely there, just subtle!) smell of roses more than vanilla. The first thing I love about it is the smell to be honest because I just like it so much.

I could feel that it's a natural cream, no parabens and anything ugly whatsoever and I'm very happy about that. We could even make these creams on our own, as the ingredients are so pure!
You can really see how much care she puts in her creams because it's not a tacky handmade item, it's professional and gorgeous!! At least, what I received was. Kudos to her. I'm happy about this product, as you can tell and I'm sorry if I sound overly excited. I was just very impressed with this product.

A lot of the times feedback on Etsy is so good that I say to myself "it's too good to be true" yet I get lured and I believe all the good feedback haha (like what happens with cough*Orglamix*cough). But this time her good feedback is totally justified imo.
Always check the feedback on Etsy shops, by the way. Don't forget; you also get an idea of what items people actually sell. ^_^

Here are more detailed things about the cream.

Packaging: Amber glass jar. 60ml I think. Plenty of product!
Ingredients: distilled water, grapeseed oil, cocoa butter, emulsifying wax NF, optiphen plus, Morrocan rose absolute, vanilla co2.
Smell: Incredible!!! Light smell of roses and vanilla.
Texture: thick and creamy, easily spreadable on my hands. I haven't tried it on my body, as it is also for body use.
Availability: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sageandmage Her Etsy shop has body cremes, body scrubs, cleansing grains, balms and also jewellery and teas. :3
Price: I won this in a giveaway but her body and hand creams range from $15 to $18 as I saw in her shop.

Thanks for reading! Have any of you bought something from Etsy? There are a ton of beauty products and creams on there.
I've purchased a few times from Etsy sellers (around October to December 2010) and I'll be reviewing some stuff at some point. :) I bought a deodorant, a toner, a cleansing milk, roll-on perfume, lip balm (which is finished) etc. I'm naughty, I know..

I won this item, so I didn't get payed or lured into writing any of this, obviously. :) Believe what you want, do your research. 

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