Monday, January 16, 2012

Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath

RATING (out of 5 stars): 4.5 stars

COST: $16 for 16 ounces, free sample on your birthday month

THE SKINNY: Oh how I love Philosophy shower gel. Love, love, love.

The super sweet scents coming out of the bottle mellow as soon as they mix with water, and this soap really does smell like warm vanilla birthday cake. This soap lathers well -- not too much, but enough to make you feel clean. And it feels like it's good for my skin, leaving it feeling silky soft.

I would use Philosophy soap all the time if it weren't for the price. (I'd skip the sweet scents and pick a citrus one instead.) I just can't afford to pay $16 for bath soap! I even cringe at the half-off sale price, thinking I can get something just as good at Target for half that amount.

But it never does compare. When I win the lottery, this soap will be in my bathroom year-round!

Philosophy swears this soap can be used as shampoo or bubble bath, too, but I'm a little scared to try it. Have you?

KEEP OR TOSS: Definitely keep. It's a luxury!

CHECK IT OUT: Explore all the shower gel scents at Philosophy's website. While you're there, sign up for email notifications about sales and get your free sample on your birthday.

-- Tested by Shay