March 16, 2011

Thymes Review & Giveaway

*Giveaway has ended*

Winter here in NC (as well as most of the nation) has been cold. We all know what cold weather does to our skin. If you're like me, you have a large array of potions & lotions in your bathroom cabinet, most used only once or twice simply because they don't work, they're too greasy, you don't like the smell or something equally annoying.  Waste lotions no more! I have found a new favorite~ Thymes.

Thymes was kind enough to send me a few of their lotions and soaps to try out. Looking at their website, I was overwhelmed at first trying to pick out a scent. The visual bubbles helped a little bit but once I read all the descriptions, I was able to narrow down the scents I thought I would like. I'm the type of person who will smell every candle, bubble bath, shampoo, shave gel, laundry soap, even baby wipes! before I buy something so I was nervous when I sent them my scent choices.

For the visual learners, they have these with the scent descriptions to help you choose which ones you may like.

When my package arrived on my doorstep, I was excited to see what they sent me & how well I did scent picking. I received a Mandarin Coriander Sink Set, a Thymes Essentials AHA Body Lotion and a Travel Size Azur Body Lotion. I liked each of the scents right away & was quite happy with myself for doing such a good job.

What I received from Thymes.

The sink set is very nice. It would make a great hostess or housewarming gift. The only problem with the sink set is that I can't decide where I want to keep it. :-) It's beautiful in the guest bathroom, a nice treat in the kitchen and perfect for the master bath as well since my husband likes the scent & didn't claim it was to "foofoo" for him.

The lotions have the right amount of scent, not to light and not too overpowering. They're not greasy either, they are easily absorbed in the skin & I didn't have to wash my hands after using them (greasy is one of my biggest complaints about lotions). I like the Essentials AHA Body Lotion after a shower- it keeps my skin soft for a long time. The Azur lotion reminds me of the beach each time I use it. I like using it in the morning & I catch little whiffs of it throughout the day.  You know the whole scent/ memory connection right? Well, the beach is a happy place for me and the Azur lotion instantly brings me back to those happy moments.

Thymes does not test their products on animals and they don't use parabens, petrolatum or propylene glycol or many other items that can irritate your skin.  Hmmm- perhaps that's why it doesn't feel greasy?

Want to check out Thymes for yourself? You can use the Retailer Locator on their website to find a local boutique, spa or shop that carries their products.

You can also shop online. Don't be afraid, the Thymes Fragrance Studio does an excellent job in steering you to a fragrance you will like- even if you're a sniffer like me. As an added bonus, they include free samples with every order. The standard ground shipping is $6.95 regardless of the order size. That's nice because you know how heavy lotions & soaps can get!

Would you like to score some FREE Thymes? One lucky reader will receive a Travel Size Azur Body Lotion and Body Wash!

How to enter:
Mandatory Entry:

1) Visit Thymes online & tell me what scent you think you would like best. (Easy right?!?)

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I was provided with free products to write this review but the opinions in the review are 100% my own.

Contest ends 3/25/2011 at 11:59PM EST.
One winner will be chosen from eligible entries received via Winner will receive one Travel Size Azur Body Lotion and one Travel Size Azur Body Wash.
Winner must have a United States or US military base shipping address.
Winner will be announced on the blog and sent an email confirmation. Winner has 48 hours to respond with shipping address or another winner may be chosen.
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