Tuesday, November 19th, 2013


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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath
philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath

philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath ($27.00 for 32 oz.) is described as a “sheer delight of ripe berries, tropical passion fruit, and sweet creaminess.” It smells like raspberries and cream with added sweetness that I felt really came from the “passion fruit” portion–it wasn’t sugary sweet, but a rounded sweetness that was mellow but noticeable.  It’s not fresh raspberries; it’s definitely sweeter than that, but as a general fan of all things raspberry, I liked it quite a bit.

The main reason I bought this (besides being a fiend for any new scent by philosophy) was because it came with a pump, and I really wanted to test it out.  I have another larger-sized bottle, and when it’s full, it makes me nervous–heavy, slippery, and I constantly envision dropping it on my foot.  Plus, I love pump-based bottles, because then you can control the amount you use and use the same amount consistently.  The pump worked really well, and the stem seemed long enough to be able to reach the bottom–you probably will have half an inch or so of product that will remain but otherwise, it should get the majority of the product out.  The plastic used on this bottle is the softer, more squeezable type (like the travel-sized bottles, not the regularly-sized ones), which is my preference.

I’m a fan of the formula, because it lathers up quickly and well, is very aromatic in the shower (but the scent doesn’t linger throughout the day, which, while a personal preference, is my preference), and doesn’t dry out my skin.  As a shampoo, it’s just so-so; gets the job done but doesn’t feel like it does anything extra. As a bubble bath, it works well and smells great–but I so rarely take baths, I inevitably use these 95% of the time as shower gels.

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Friday, November 16th, 2012


philosophy The Cookbook Collection

Cook Up Some Holiday Treats

philosophy The Cookbook Collection ($38.00 for 5 x 6 fl. oz.) includes five holiday-themed scents in philosophy’s 3-in-1 gel, which can be used as shampoo, shower gel, or bubble bath. Each year, they put out The Cookbook, and it’s a great gift to give/receive. I actually like philosophy’s smaller bottles, because they use a softer, frosted plastic, which makes it easier to squeeze out the product, compared to the larger bottles, which use a harder, clear plastic.

  • Old Fashioned Eggnog is sweet and creamy with lots of vanilla and a smidgen of spice.
  • Hot Buttered Rum is warm, buttery, and caramel-like sweetness. It was the sweetest, most powerful scent out of the five.
  • Peppermint Bark sweetened chocolate and mint–it’s exactly as described (well, all of these are!).
  • Cinnamon Buns is creamy with sugar and cinnamon. It’s not quite as potent as the smell when you walk by a Cinnabon, but it’s similar.
  • Spicy Pear Cobbler is all tart, crisp pear.  I didn’t get the cobbler part; it doesn’t smell like a baked good, just fruity with more tartness than sweetness.  It was the scent that I liked the most, actually, out of the five–very refreshing to use in the morning.

These are weakest as shampoos; they cleanse, but I feel like they’re really basic and probably won’t be a go-to shampoo for anyone with picky hair.  They definitely don’t lather as much as a shampoo as they do as a bubble bath or shower gel.  I very rarely take baths, so I tend to use these as shower gels.   It takes two of us a couple of months to get through one 16 fl. oz. bottle–about a month for these smaller ones–so the cost-per-use stretches quite a bit.  The formula lathers up well, rinses cleanly off without drying out the skin, and they really scent up the shower.  The scents do not linger on the skin once washed out, which may be something you want or don’t want.

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012


philosophy Boughs of Holly & Sparkling Cranberry 3-in-1 Gels

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

philosophy Boughs of Holly 3-in-1 Gel and philosophy Sparkling Cranberry 3-in-1 Gel (each $22.00 for 24 fl. oz.) are super-sized, holiday-themed scents in philosophy’s 3-in-1 formula (shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath). I am a long-time fan of philosophy’s 3-in-1, and there’s always at least one scent in our shower. We really try to finish one before opening another, but it can take months to get through a regular-sized bottle (16 fl. oz.)!  Both of these holiday scents come in decorative heavy-duty cardboard cylinders–perfect for giving.

Boughs of Holly smells like crisp berries, a little greenery, and a touch of spice. It’s lightly sweetened, and the predominantly scent is berries/fruit. Sparkling Cranberry smells exactly as it is named; there’s the fizzy, bubbly soda scent along with the sweet-and-tart scent of cranberries.  Both are red with glitter in them, though Boughs of Holly is a deeper red.  The scents do not linger beyond the shower, which you may love or you might prefer a lingering scent, but it will be aromatic while you use it and as you shower/bathe.

I like the formula best as a shower gel and bubble bath, as it does both well, and as a shampoo, it cleans, but I think if you have hair that is at all picky or particular about its products, you’ll want to stick to your regular products.  It has an excellent lather, slips and slides across the skin well, and never leaves my skin feeling dry.

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012


philosophy holiday 2012 collection + offerings

philosophy’s 2012 holiday collection was inspired by classic celebrations, featuring nostalgic imagery, retro patterns and a vintage feel. classic celebrations are the perfect blend of togetherness and traditions. it’s a time to gather with loved ones, exchange joyful wishes, share quality time, and celebrate life and the holidays.

our collection celebrates the season in true philosophy fashion with classic holiday scents, philosophy vault and fan favorites, signature fragrances and glorious skin care to bring you a classic holiday experience.

Hot Salt Body Scrub ($25.00)

  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Candy Cane

Holiday Shower Gels ($16.00)

  • philosophy’s Old Fashioned Eggnog
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Have a Cherry Christmas
  • Snow Angel
  • Candy Cane
  • Christmas Cookie
  • Homemade Pumpkin Pie
  • Italian Tiramisu (Sephora Exclusive)

Lip Shines ($10.00)

  • Candy Cane
  • philosophy’s Old Fashioned Eggnog
  • Have a Cherry Christmas
  • Sweet Creamy Frosting
  • Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa (Sephora Exclusive)

Sugar Plum Fairy Set ($20.00)

Includes Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (8 oz.) and Lip Shine (0.5 oz.)

Snow Angel Set ($22.00)

Includes Sweetly Fallen Snow Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath and Body Lotion (8 oz. each)

Christmas Morning Set ($24.00)

Barely Glazed Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (4 oz.), Barely Glazed Body Lotion (2 oz.), Sugar Sprinkles Funnel Cake Lip Shine (0.5 oz.)

Body Lotions ($16.00)

  • Sweet Creamy Frosting
  • Fresh Cream

The Bake Shoppe ($22.00)

Christmas Cookie Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (8 oz.) and Creamy Frosting Body Lotion (8 oz.)

The Cookbook ($30.00)

philosophy’s Old Fashioned Eggnog, Peppermint Bark, Hot Buttered Rum, Cinnamon Buns Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (4 oz. each)

Amazing Grace Set ($49.50) ($77 value)

Includes Amazing Grace Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (8 oz.), Spray Fragrance (2 oz.), Perfumed Body Butter (2 oz.)

Love Sweet Love ($49.50) ($77.00 value)

Includes Love Sweet Love Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (8 oz.), Spray Fragrance (2 oz.), Perfumed Body Butter (2 oz.)

Think Beautiful Thoughts ($45.00) ($80.50 value)

Includes Purity Made Simple Cleanser (3 oz.), Hope in a Jar Original (1 oz.), The Microdelivery Peel Pad (1), Eye Hope Eye Cream (0.25 oz.), When Hope is Not Enough Serum (0.375 oz.)

Ornaments ($10.00)

  • Purity Made Simple Cleanser (3 oz.)
  • Hands of Hope Hand and Cuticle Cream (1 oz.)

Warm Winter Wishes ($25.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

Includes Spiced Pumpkin Latte, Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (6 oz. each), Fresh Cream Body Lotion (2 oz.)

Welcome Home ($20.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

Hot Buttered Rum Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (8 oz.), Lip Shine (0.5 oz.)

Toasty Cabin ($25.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa, Whipped Vanilla Topping, Spiced Pumpkin latte Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (6 oz. each)

Holiday Kisses ($25.00) ($40.00 value) (Sephora Exclusive)

Lip Shines in Red Velvet Cake, Frosted Cookie, Bubbly, and Candy Cane (0.5 oz. each)

Snow Village ($20.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

Holiday Cheer, Snow Angel, Candy Cane hand lotions (1 oz. each)

Strawberry Angel Food Cake ($20.00) (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (8 oz.) and Lip Shine (0.5 oz.)

Frosted Treats ($22.00) (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Sweet Fluffy Cupcake Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (8 oz.), Sweet Creamy Frosting Body Lotion (8 oz.)

A Few Good Men ($25.00) (Nordstrom Exclusive)

The Muffin Man, The Gingerbread Man, The Ice Cream Man Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (6 oz. each)

The Recipe Box ($22.00) (Nordstrom Exclusive)

White Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath and Body Lotion (8 oz. each)

Holiday Greetings ($22.00) (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Caramel Candies and Butterscotch Candy Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (8 oz. each)

‘Twas the Night Before ($25.00) (Macy’s Exclusive)

Snickerdoodle, Frosted Cookie, Fresh Cream Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (6 oz. each)

Homebaked Holiday ($22.00) (Macy’s Exclusive)

Cherry Berry Crisp Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath and Body Lotion (8 oz. each)

Peace on Earth ($34.00) (QVC Exclusive)

Tranquil Orchid Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath and Body Lotion (16 oz. each)

Deliciuos Duo ($30.00) (QVC Exclusive)

Frosted Hazelnut Biscotti and Sweet Cinnamon Icing Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath (16 oz. each)

Holiday Cheer ($40.00) (QVC Exclusive)

Spiced Cider Hand Wash, Room Spray, and Hand Lotion (8 oz. each)

To Believe Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath ($20.00)

to have a world without poverty and hunger is philosophy’s vision. the brand proudly partners with WhyHunger, who makes ending hunger their mission. together with singer Jackie Evancho, we’re inspiring people to give back this holiday season with the launch of a charity shower gel that gives gift giving new reason. this new partnership includes the launch of to believe cranberry currant shower gel, featuring original Jackie Evancho song lyrics with 100% of philosophy’s net proceeds benefiting WhyHunger. Available November 2012.

Availability: October 2012 @ Nordstrom, Sephora, philosophy.com

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

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Philosophy Friends & Family Sale – 30% Off!

PHILOSOPHY Friends & Family sale has kicked off! Get 30% off your order with code PHILOSOPHY12, expires 6/16.