I recently got a St Ives Hamper from Nuffnang.
It is AMAZINGLY generous. Like, I probably won't need to buy shower foam for the next 3 months or something if i succeed in using everything.
Then again, we all have our preference right? So I'll try to use a little bit of all and update this post as it goes along ;)
Front left to right:
St Ives Blemish Control - Apricot Scrub
No kidding, I had to read the labels carefully for me to decide whether it's really for the face or for the body :X I mean, you can have body acne right? Something that you need to be carefully aware of is to read the instructions of products before applying them on your face. It's surprising how many people don't do that. So they did mention that it's a drying formula, so instead of starting and using it instantly as your facial wash, start by using it once a day first, and slowly lead up to three times a day.
Drying is a scary term. So.. i opted to use it in the shower, and followed it with my usual facial wash.
As an exfoliate, the "beads" are larger in size compared to other exfoliates, so it takes some getting used to. Am not a fan of apricot scents, so I'm not exactly impressed with how the scrub smells, but its faintly fruity and wouldn't offend non-apricot lovers :)
St Ives Smooth & Glow - Apricot Exfoliating Body Wash
St Ives Even & Bright - Pink Lemon & Mandarin Exfoliating Body Wash
Gabriel loves how it spells! But I don't :X It's citrusy, though a very pretty pink color presumably from the pink lemon. There are micro exfoliants in the gel, which they claim are natural... salt? Regardless, not bad. But nothing impressive unless you love citrus :)
St Ives Nourish & Soothe - Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Wash
St Ives Refresh & Revive - Pear Nectar & Soy Body Wash
I have an extreme weakness for pear/peony/ylang ylang-scented stuffs, so this is what I'm going to try tomorrow xD