Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Etsy Love: SugarChills (With a Giveaway)

SugarChills is an Etsy shop that sells all-natural body care stuff for your hair, face, skin, and feeties. Laura says you can safely EAT the products if you're so inclined.

She sent me a 3-sample Gift Package and also a full-sized Skin Sludge to try. The Gift Package came in a very pretty bag with ribbon, and if you're a container junkie like me you'll be interested to know that you end up with LITTLE TINY WEE screw-top containers OMG TEH SWEET! I'll steal a photo off SugarChills site so you can see:

See? Wee containers! They each hold a TEASPOON! Adorable!

She sent me samples of Hair Goop #1 (nourishing yogurt hair mask), Face Slime #1 (smoothing cocoa face mask), and Face Slime #4 (balancing almond face mask). Hair Goop #1 gets mixed with a couple of tablespoons of yogurt, and it is so fun to use. I am sorry, but "so fun" is going to be repeated so often you will wish I had an editor. But it WAS fun! I mixed it in a little dish and brought it into the shower with me, and there I was putting YOGURT in my HAIR! Furthermore, I felt like I made a magic potion when I stirred the little (wee container!) of powder in there.

I used Face Slime #1 when I had to clean the bathroom, which I like to do before I take a shower. So I put the mask on my face and let it work while I cleaned, then rinsed it off when I showered. It smells so yummy, like chocolate-mint brownie batter. It looks like brownie batter, too, so you perhaps won't want anyone to see you like that. I rinsed it off and my face felt GREAT. (Also, I got a tiny bit on my lips and it tasted yum.)

Face Slime #4 is like putting a delicious breakfast on your face: while Face Slime #1 is smooth and a little sticky, Face Slime #4 is like ground up oatmeal with almonds and cinnamon. I rubbed it on and let it sit, and then rubbed it around again (for exfoliation) before rinsing. Then I went and had breakfast because the smell made me hungry.

There are a variety of Gift Packages to choose from, and they would indeed make terrific gifts---I would want any one of them. I think what I might do is tell Laura the skin/hair type of the recipient and let her choose the best samples---well, or it might be too fun to do the choosing myself, I'm not sure.

My Skin Sludge was the Cappuccino Body Scrub, made with actual coffee and sugar and milk. It's a powder and you mix it with a little water. I used as much as I wanted in the shower and I still had tons left in the container. (Also, and this is not something I set out to review, but I managed to drop the container in the shower FOUR TIMES and the container did not break or pop open.) I'll snitch another photo from Laura:

This is what it would have looked like if it had broken/spilled when I dropped it. But it didn't.

I thought it was a lot of fun to use (coffee grounds! exfoliating my skin!) AND it really worked AND my skin and bathroom have the very faint scent of coffee shop. I used it even on my face (oooooo, smoooooooth), and when I got a teeny bit of it in my mouth by accident AS PER USUAL, it was so refreshing to NOT feel like I needed to rinse and hack and spit to get the taste/chemicals out.


Because you are very, very lucky, Laura is going to let one of you try a Face Slime of your choosing. To enter, leave a comment on this post saying what you'd most like to try, or what you'd like to give to someone else. We'll select a random winner in a week, on Wednesday the 25th.

SugarChills on Etsy! Go see!

(Hey, peeperoos! Have an Etsy shop? Email me about it! Swistle! at! gmail! dot! com!)

39 comments:

Marie Green said...

My god, you have me craving a SKIN PRODUCT for breakfast! Sounds lovely!

Jessica said...

Gah! I have dry yet oily breakout skin on my face and so I would want whatever slime fits that. I would not give it as a gift, I would keep it for myself ;)

Tess said...

Ooo, I want to try the Yogurt Hair Mask thingee!

Love the "goop" names. Heh.

CAQuincy said...

Oooooh! I would want #1 or #4. And, yes, I would most definitely keep it for MYSELF.

Aimee @ Smiling Mama said...

How FUN! I'd love to try the balancing almond...my pregnancy face definitely is lacking balance (as is the rest of my body :) !!

Gwen said...

I'd love to try #2...sounds perfect for my cranky skin.

Megan said...

I'd want something for dry skin! All of this sounds delish!

Tracy H. said...

Definitly #4 for me! This stuff sounds awesome!

K said...

I'd love to try #4!

Now I'm hungry....

Erin said...

Oooh, these sounds so great! I would love to try face slime #4!

Julie said...

Number 4 sounds like a great thing to put on, eat breakfast (oatmeal, of course), and wash off, leaving you stunning for the day. Cool!

Amy said...

I'd like to keep #4 all to myself!

Broken Bindings said...

probably number two, They all sound great, though.

Jen said...

You've made me hungry too. Now I'll go heat up lunch!

Misty said...

I think the Face Slime #4 sounds fun as does the Cappucino Body Scrub.

Whee! Love this.

may said...

Number two sounds great for my mom! ...Uh, of the face slime...

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

WOW! That stuff looks amazing! Great first Etsy review! I've never shopped through Etsy before, because I've never known which shops to shop from and I've found it intimidating and like, I've never felt COOL enough to use Etsy, know what I mean?

These reviews will be so helpful for me! (I'm a little selfish in this comment, I'm noticing) (AH WELL).

Hmmm... I can't even decide what I would want to try! Goodness. I think I'd enjoy Face Slime #2, the oatmeal one. I love the exfoliating feeling. (I'm not sure if I'm eligible as a Canadian, but I'm commenting/trying anyway! haha).

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Babies on the brain. said...

Yummy. I want to try face slime number two. I always feel a little overwhelmed when I look at etsy. Is it good? Will it work? Which person do I buy it from.. I look forward to more reviews!!!
Alicia

Shoeaddict said...

I would like some of the olive oil body stuff. I hate coffee so, that's why.

Rebecca said...

I'd love to try #2!

Jenny (Bring A Torch) said...

The names are so cute! Love it! I'd want #4, the almondy one.

Bunnyslippers said...

Ooooohhh!!! I want to try the cocoa one! Or the body scrub. Both sound fantastic. Off to shop at etsy--again. Today hubs accused me of being addicted to etsy. Great timing Swistle.

sagessa said...

I would love to try #2. It sounds perfect for the problems I have with my skin.

Omaha Mama said...

I love that you are reviewing Etsy stuff. I lurk there often and have never ordered. This may be the year!

Which face slime?
I love the idea of the coffee one, it sounds like a great way to spend a morning shower.

Becs said...

I would LOVE to try #4 - it seems perfect for the weirdness I've got going on with my skin right now!

Jackie said...

This is really neat! I would love to try Face Slime #2.
seenallthisbefore at gmail dot com

Bethtastic said...

I would love to try face slime #4. Because...oatmeal on my face! Love it!

Kristin H said...

They all sound great but if I was lucky enough to choose, I would probably choose Face #4.

Linda V said...

Anything that is healty and involves cocoa sounds like me!

Beth said...

The almond Face Slime! That's what I want to try. I love a natural beauty product that smells good and works!

Randonn said...

Of the face slimes I would try the almond one but I really want to try the honey cocoa hair mask.

Jennifer said...

mmm, the cocoa one sounds delish. trying any would be lovely though!

Casper said...

The Face Slime No. 4 - balancing almond face mask sounds soothing.

EL said...

Number #2 sounds like it would be perfect for my skin.

Cortney said...

Hair Goop #1! Love the names.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Look like cool products. I'd try #5.

audreyscountrycrafts said...

I would love to try this one:
smoothing cocoa face mask

audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

Erica said...

These are such fabulous products! Thanks for introducing us to Laura.

I'd want to try #2 seeing as I'm all hormonal and blotchy.