Products We’re Excited For!

As I may have mentioned, I’ve been freaking out since I ran out of moisturizer. I tried philosophy’s “Hope in a Jar,” but after just a day, I had to return it because the smell was overpowering. Its hard to describe what it smelled like, but just think of how a burp from a flesh-eating plant would smell like and you’re about halfway there. Don’t worry about me though, I’m surviving on moisturizer samples from online orders past.

However, I did order a little something to get me back in the game, and I’m really excited for it.

Benefit cosmetics is pretty much good at everything, and I’ve never tried their skincare products before, so why not? I’ve heard really good things about their “Dear John” moisturizer for years, but never got a chance to try it. It’s been since discontinued.

The entire b.right! line

I’m not gonna lie, it’s the packaging that attracted me to this 6-piece skincare set. I’m totally gonna line them up on my bathroom sink and pretend I’m sending messages in a bottle. You might even see me singing into the mirror holding my necklace shell.

Soon I'll have that little mermaid and good skin will be MINE!!!

This intro set includes: Foamingly clean facial wash, refined finish facial polish, moisture prep toning lotion, triple performing facial emulsion, total moisture facial cream, and their potent eye cream. I’ll let you know how this all goes!

Benefit b.right! Radiant Skincare 6-piece intro kit | | $24.00


The Philosophy of Life

Oh, I wish you could feel the horror I felt when I discovered I ran out of moisturizer yesterday. It’s like if Mario Lopez were to ever run out of hair gel or if Chelsea Handler were to ever run out of vodka.

DON'T let it happen.

I hightailed it to the nearest Philosophy counter at Macys because I’ve always wanted to try “Hope in a Jar,” the souffle-like magical compound designed to smooth the complexion while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration. But of course, I got distracted. Which is not good in Macys, because if for one split second you show any kind of uncertainty near their counter, the makeup ladies will pounce. I felt like a can of PBR walking into a pit of extremely thirsty, yet cautiously aloof hipsters. I had to protect myself.

“So, what’s up with all of these scents?” I casually asked the salesgirl, who at this point, was attached to my hip and holding on for dear life.

“Oh, this is Amazing Grace. Have you smelled it? It’s my favorite.”

I gave it a sniff. It smelled AMAZING. I had to play it cool, though. If I expressed any kind of interest, getting out of the makeup area without buying anything would be harder than getting out of a Las Vegas timeshare presentation. “Hmm,” I said, taking a step away. She didn’t buy it.

“Smell the hand lotion! It’s the BEST!”

I did.

I was toast.

I moaned in pleasure.

It was rather embarrassing.

This scent: it was familiar…yet brand new. What was it?

How was I not a part of this cult of women who ferociously devour philosophy products?


Philosophy says that this scent is so light and feminine that people will simply tell you “You smell amazing,” rather than “What perfume are you wearing?” Thats when it hit me. I’ve smelled this before. This smells like the little handsoaps you get in your hotel room at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas! Can anyone confirm this so I don’t feel crazy?

I think I am obsessed with the smell of Amazing Grace. Definitely not with Hope in a Jar, because it smells nasty once it’s on your face, for some reason. Philosophy, why would you do that to us?

Here is a definitive list of things Amazing Grace smells like:

  • A hug from a baby
  • The underside of a rainbow
  • Scented love
  • A unicorn’s kiss
  • A light pink cloud
  • Blue Ivy Carter’s eyelashes
  • A cherub’s soul

Need you any more convincing? Get out of here and get your own grace, before I buy it all. Please. Save me from myself.

philosophy | Amazing Grace | $5-105 | or at select retail outlets 

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