Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Garden Botanika Warm Thoughts Almond Cream Gift Collection (Review & Exfoliating Soap Bar Giveaway)

Just look at the lovely items in this picture.  I know you're going to be envious of me to know that Garden Botanika has provided this absolutely beautiful package of goodies for me to try and then to tell you about.  My package arrived beautifully packed in a round and very decorative holiday box.  Not your traditional Christmasy green and red but a lovely shade of green and a rosy Happy Holidays print top.  All done up with a pink satin bow.  That was just foretelling the wonderful contents.  
I just had to try them out immediately! So first of all I spritzed a bit of the body mist on my wrist and gently rubbed it in.  Such a refreshing fragrance of almond.  Then I gave the lotion a pump and applied it generously to my hands, wrists, and lower arms.  Oh my!  I can tell you that felt so-o-o-o-o- good and the fragrance was divine.  Not strong, just right.

Days later...... I have now used the body wash, lotion, and exfoliating soap and have found each of the products to be wonderful.  As a "lady-of-a-certain-age" I find that I have to be careful and watchful of how I choose my skin care products.  I need to keep the skin soft and lubricated with a quality lotion.  If I don't, watch out!  It shows the wear of the year.  But with a lotion like Warm Thoughts Almond Body Cream Lotion, I find it feels soft, fragrant, and does not have the appearance of dry skin.  Sometimes fragrant lotions are a bit too much (as in "they know you're in the room now!") on my senses (and I assume those with whom I come in contact).  But not this one!  Also, sometimes a lotion with fragrance tends to dry out my skin even though it is touted as being good for the skin.  I have not noticed drying with this lotion.

I found the Almond Cream Body Cleanser to be a light cleansing agent that lathers adequately and leaves me feeling clean but not leaving my skin feeling stripped.  I think this one is a keeper! I just love the pump bottle, too.

I find that occasional washing with a cleansing product that actually exfoliates my skin is most helpful.  It aids in removing dead skin cells and helps the skin look better. So this soothing, smoothing exfoliating bar soap is a wonderful product to do just that.  This quality is only found in fine stores and now you can order it from Garden Botanika (or maybe be the one to win a bar in my giveaway - see below). 

The product/s
NEW Warm Thoughts Almond Cream Gift Collection

A gentle warmth that’s sweetly received, this collection envelopes the body and the senses in the irresistible aroma of Almond Cream and pampers the skin with nourishing botanicals.

  • Body Cleanser 16.9 fl. oz.
  • Body Lotion 16.9 fl. oz.
  • Body Mist 6 fl. oz.
  • Gentle Exfoliating Soap 3.5 oz.
    all in a ready-to-give gift box.
    This and other special gift sets - click here
  • Almond Cream Body Lotion
    This lightweight, delectable body lotion is a delight for the skin. Soothing Algae and Chamomile extracts combined with nourishing Sunflower Seed Oil hydrate and protect skin from the drying effects of the environment. Skin emerges softer, smoother and scented with the warm and comforting fragrance that is Almond Cream. 16.9 fl. oz.  Free of Parabens, Glycols, PEGS, Phthalates, Artificial Dyes and Gluten. Always Cruelty-Free.
    Almond Cream Body Cleanser  
    Almond Cream Body Cleanser is a delectable treat for both your skin and your senses! Gentle cleansers combined with Glycerin wash away impurities, leaving the skin soft and smooth – never dry. Aloe and Chamomile extracts calm and condition while the warm, comforting scent that is Almond Cream envelopes the body. 16.9 fl. oz.  Free of Parabens, Glycols, PEGS, Phthalates, Artificial Dyes and Gluten. Always Cruelty-Free.
     NEW Almond Cream Body Mist  
    Our Almond Cream Body Mist instantly refreshes and envelopes the body in the warm, comforting fragrance that is Almond Cream. Spray throughout the day for a truly delectable sensory experience. 6 fl. oz.  Free of Parabens, Glycols, PEGS, Phthalates, Artificial Dyes and Gluten. Always Cruelty-Free.

    New Almond Cream Gentle Exfoliating Soap
    Soothe and smooth rough, dry skin with our Almond Cream Gentle Exfoliating Soap. A blend of certified organic saponified Olive, Coconut, Almond and Palm oils work into a luxurious hydrating lather, while ground oats gently buff away surface dead cells, leaving your skin clean and soft. 3.5 oz.  Free of Parabens, Glycols, PEGS, Phthalates, Artificial Dyes and Gluten. Always Cruelty-Free.
    Special Discount Code for Chat With Vera Readers!!!
    10% off Almond Cream Collection and/or Twinkle Toes collection
    Here is the discount code for 10% off the Warm Thoughts Almond Cream Gifts Set and the Twinkle Toes Sweet Mint Foot Gift Set. You will need to enter GIFT10 in Step 1 of the check out. Additional discounts do not apply. Free shipping on all orders $25 or more. Offer is good until 12/1/12.
    Your opportunity to purchase that special lady a special gift!
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GIVEAWAY ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 
    Begins Nov. 13 ENDS Nov. 28 @ 12:01 a.m. EST - Open USA Only
    (Please wait patiently while Rafflecopter.com loads)
    The good folks at Garden Botanika have graciously provided a little giveaway to give you an opportunity to get an idea of the quality products they offer.  They will ship a bar of the New Almond Cream Gentle Exfoliating Soap  valued at $8.00 to one lucky (or should I say, blessed) Chat With Vera reader.  This way you get a chance to try this company's wonderful merchandise for yourself and luxuriate in the gentle experience of bathing with this fine soap.
    This past Spring I was also given the opportunity to review several of Garden Botanika's products.  Please click HERE to read my review of those wonderful products, too.

    DISCLOSURE: I was graciously provided the pictured products, Warm thoughts Almond Cream Gift Set, shown above by Garden Botanika in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to render a positive review. No monetary compensation was given to me. Opinions stated are solely my own.  Information about products was taken from the Garden Botanika website.


    1. suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com) Sue Bunting commented on Garden Botanika's FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-Botanika/153799290332?#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=323236424451269&id=153799290332

    2. I would definitely would go with the Close to the Heart Gift Collection

    3. I would like Heart So Natural Body Butter for myself and also for a gift.
      twinkle at optonline dot net

    4. I posted on Garden-Botanika fb page. ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

      1. Michelle - Can't find your post on the Garden Botanika FB page. Is it "public"?

    5. I commented on Garden Botanika FB page from Maryann Drapkin and here is the link:
      twinkle at optonline dot net

    6. Commented on Garden Botanika's FB page. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=372525806173204&id=153799290332

      Kristie Morrison Donelson
      kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

    7. I like the Corrective Clearing Face Mask please. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

    8. I like the Skin Rejuvenating Face Cream

    9. Commented on Garden Botanika's FB

    10. That Almond Cream Body Lotion must smell sooo nice!

    11. this looks like a great giveaway, i'm always looking for a gentle exfoliator!

    12. think my mom would love the Bestseller Skin Rejuvenating Face Cream

    13. These look nice... (maria.harenavimen.476@gmail.com)

    14. I love the almond scent. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    15. The close to the heart collection looks awesome.


    16. I like the Corrective Clearing Face Mask please.

    17. I like the NEW Twinkle Toes Foot Gift Collection

    18. I would choose the Neck Firming Treatment.
      tarter95 at hotmail dot com

    19. I commented on Facebook (Mindy McCrea) schramerm(at)gmail(dot)com

    20. I like the All About Eyes Gift Collection

      1. Ah..... the "eyes" have it! I like their eye cream, too.


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