Sunday, June 26, 2022

Chemist Confessions Skincare Review

Anyone who is interested in skincare knows that a huge part of it is chemistry: knowing what formulations work best for your skin and with each other. Chemist Confessions is an Asian-American and woman-owned and founded company that makes breaking down the science of skincare easy and accessible!

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Chemist Confessions was founded by Gloria Lu and Victoria Fu, two friends who met while they were working as skincare formulation chemists for an international beauty conglomerate. After leaving their corporate roles, they created the skincare science blog, Chemist Confessions, where they posted their chemist perspectives about the beauty industry.

They have since expanded the blog to a brand of skincare solutions, with the mission to empower consumers with approachable science education by making skin science fun and approachable to all, and providing user-friendly skincare solutions to help everyone with their daily routines.

Chemist Confessions uses the most effective and safe ingredients in fine-tuned, optimized percentages to create meaningful formulas. They have products that are appropriate for all skin types and needs.

I tried the Aquafix Hydrating Water Gel and Gold Standard Exfoliation Treatment. Pictured above is the Gold Standard treatment, which is the most potent chemical exfoliator in the Chemist Confessions line. It is made with 30 percent glycolic acid and five percent tranexamic acid and sloughs off dead skin for a smoother, brighter complexion.

Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and tranexamic acid in skincare can be used to brighten and reduce hyperpigmentation. Both are strong ingredients, especially at a 30 percent formulation for the AHA, so this product is for people who have already worked AHAs/BHAs into their routines. I prefer chemical exfoliation (it's so much more effective than physical), and I use this gel twice a week on my T-zone, where my skin is the oiliest. I haven't had any negative effects after to weeks of use.

The Aquafix Hydrating Water Gel has madecassoside and panthenol for soothing stressed skin. Madecassoside is derviced from centella asiatica/cica, which many will likely recognize, as it's become a popular skincare ingredient as of late. It's wonderful for soothing redness and sensitive skin but is also great for all skin types. The Aquafix Hydrating Water Gel contains .5 percent madecassoside and two percent panthenol. Panthenol is a moisturizer and also works to soothe irritated skin.

The gel, as the name suggests, is a 100 percent oil-free water gel moisturizer. I love these types of moisturizers, especially during the hot, humid summer months. I expected the formula to feel light and airy, and although it was very soothing, it did feel a bit heavier on my skin than I expected. It wasn't so heavy that I would discontinue use, though.

The packaging is so cute! This little design was inside the top of the Aquafix Hydrating Water Gel box.

Here's a listing of the active ingredients in the Aquafix Hydrating Water Gel. It's also Leaping Bunny-certified cruelty-free, fragrance-free, and essential oil-free.

Bottom Line: Both of the products I tried from Chemist Confessions worked great for my oily skin. I appreciate that their formulas contain effective ingredients in optimized percentages from actual chemists. I'm eager to try more from their skincare line!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Cani-Wellness Cani-Fresh Stress Relief Supplement Review

If you're looking for a way to help combat daily stressors, the Cani-Wellness brand might be a perfect fit. Their Cani-Fresh Stress Relief oral spray is great for combating daily stressors.

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

The Cani-Fresh Stress Relief Supplement is great for people who are not sure about CBD, since this contains no CBD but still provides great stress relief benefits. It has Vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, and B12 and L-Theanine, folic acid, thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, lavender flower, lemon balm leaf, passion flower herb, and magnolia bark. It has a strawberry/vanilla flavor that I think tastes like Fruit Loops!

The Cani-Fresh spray is in an easy-to-use spray bottle that can be taken anywhere. You can use it any time you need a bit of calm, and the 11 natural, vegan ingredients help do that without any drowsiness. There are 30 services in each bottle (240 sprays). The scientifically-formulated spray technology offers five times the nutrient absorption of pills or capsules, too!

I like this spray for its calming qualities. This formula is specifically made for relaxation and to help against everyday stressors. It also helps me when I have headaches, which I get often. I actually had a pretty bad headache earlier today and took one dose and it helped clear up the tension.
Bottom Line: The Cani-Fresh Stress Relief spray is perfect for any time you need help with de-stressing and/or focus. I like using it to help combat stress. Cani-Fresh's products are high quality, and the sprays are especially convenient.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Petsmile Pet Oral Care Review

I have a cat named Tully and I want to provide her the best healthcare, and keeping her teeth and gums healthy is an important part of that. Petsmile makes it easy to provide professional-level care for your pets!

*These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Petsmile is a professional-grade oral care company for pets. They are the only Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) accepted toothpaste for plaque inhibition. Plaque buildup on your pet's teeth can cause cavities, tartar buildup, bleeding gums and oral disease. 

The Petsmile toothpaste is made with Calprox, an encapsulated form of calcium peroxide and minerals that gently dissolves the biofilm that can build up on your pet's teeth. It also re-mineralizes enamel for stronger teeth. The toothpaste is clinically shown to provide 62 percent greater reduction in plaque and 28 percent greater reduction in gingivitis in a third-party clinical study.

The Petsmile toothbrush has two heads and a patented 45 degree brush head with five tufted rows of Dupont soft nylon bristles to remove debris and bacteria from teeth and gums. The center bristles clean below the gum line where plaque and bacteria accumulate, and the angled side bristles polish and clean enamel.

I wasn't sure how well this would go over with Tully because she generally has not enjoyed getting her teeth brushed in the past. I usually use gauze and rub it against her teeth, which was recommended by my vet. 

The toothpaste comes in three flavors: London Broil, Rotisserie Chicken, and Savory Duck. We tried the London Broil. As you can see from the photo below, Tully was definitely interested in the toothpaste. I figured she would be, since it's pretty much the same consistency as Churu treats.

Overall, she didn't enjoy getting her teeth brushed, but that's not a reflection of the product. Getting cats used to it takes time and training, and I like that the brush has two sized ends and can be easily gripped and maneuvered. One tube of toothpaste is enough to last for an entire year, so I'll continue to work with Tully on getting used to tooth brushing.

Petsmile is appropriate for cats and dogs and is made in the U.S.A. The products are also, of course, cruelty-free and free from known allergens, parabens, silica and sorbitol, and sulfates. 

Bottom Line: I'm impressed by the benefits that Petsmile's products provide. They make high quality toothpaste and brushes for pets that are easy to use and affordable!

Friday, June 10, 2022

May 2022 Bomibox Review - "Summer Kiss"

I am a huge skincare addict and my favorite products are Korean skincare, mostly because I'm Korean, but also because they work the best for my skin. Bomibox is the perfect subscription for K-beauty lovers like me!

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review. Post contains affiliate links.

Bomibox sends full- and deluxe-sized Korean beauty and skincare valued at $80+. Bom (봄) in Korean means "spring," and "Bom-mi" translates to Spring Beauty, I believe (you can see the Hangul [Korean alphabet] in the pink circle on the label in the photo above).

Each box is filled with curated skincare and beauty imported straight from Korea. The products are 100 percent authentic and are not tested on animals.

Bomibox costs $44.99 per month with free U.S. shipping. They also ship worldwide from $12 to $25, depending on where you live.

Bomibox also has a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee -- if you don't like your box, you can return it for a full refund (you must email them and this is only available if all of the products are unopened). You can also skip a month or cancel easily from your account page on their website.

The June Bomibox contained seven full-sized products and one deluxe sample. I've noticed that this is a skincare-heavy box, but they did include a few cosmetics products. I prefer receiving skincare so this box is perfect for me, but may not be for everyone based on that.

  • Syn-Ake Anti Wrinkle and Whitening Emulsion: An emulsion is basically a serum/essence, as all three names are often used interchangeably with Korean products. It's an extra boost to your skincare routine, and this one contains the brand's SYN-AKE compound that works to tighten skin. It also has "whitening" in the name, so it will target hyperpigmentation on skin.

  • TIA'M Vita B3 Source Niacinamide Serum: I'm glad I can read Hangul because I absolutely could not figure out the name of this brand based on their logo 😆. This is made with 10 percent niacinamide and two percent arbutin to lighten dark spots and even out skin tone. Niacinamide is one of my favorite ingredients, because it's also great for balancing sebum production on oily skin.
  • ISNTREE Aloe Soothing Emulsion: ISNTREE is a great brand and one of my favorites. This serum/emulsion has aloe vera leaf extract from Jeju Island for instant soothing and cooling effects. It also has centenella asiatica extract and chamomile extract, which are also great ingredients for soothing skin.
  • Jumiso Super Soothing Cica and Aloe Sunscreen SPF 50+: This is a gentle mineral sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection. It's also reef-safe with no oxybenzone or octinoxate.
  • Etude Dear Darling Water Gel Tint in Watermelon Red: Gel tints are huge in Korean beauty, as they give a sheer tint with just enough color. This one melts nicely into lips to provide hydration.
  • TONYMOLY Mini Peach Lip Balm: TONYMOLY is always a favorite. This balm smells like sweet peach and is made with shea butter for moisture and has SPF 15 sun protection. I'm a little confused by the inclusion of witch hazel, which usually dries out skin, but the Bomibox description states it prevents water evaporation.

  • Farm Stay Charcoal and Collagen Sheet Masks: I love sheet masks and I use one (almost) every night. My skin has drastically improved since I switched to using sheet masks over western-style drying masks (clay, etc). The Korean approach to skincare is all about moisturizing and protecting the skin barrier and this has cleared up my adult acne and oily skin better than any other approach has. That being said, sheet masks can still have things like charcoal to fight excess oil and acne. The collagen mask is great for anti-aging and hydration.

Bottom Line: I'm obsessed with Bomibox! I love Korean skincare and finding new products, so this box is perfect for me. I think it's a great deal, considering you get a majority of full-sized products that ship directly from Korea. If I was to purchase these here in the states through K-beauty sites based in Korea, it would be much more expensive due to shipping.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Tiege Hanley Body Lotion Review and 30% off Coupon

It's easy to get great skin results with Tiege Hanley products. They make affordable skincare designed for men but perfect for everyone.

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review. Post contains affiliate links.

All of Tiege Hanley's products are cruelty-free, fragrance-free, chemist-formulated, and made in the USA. Their goal is to create high quality skincare systems to maximize results and eliminate guesswork for all skin types.

Their Body Lotion can be used any time your skin feels dry. It's made with healing antioxidants and Vitamins E and B3 to soothe irritation as well as help protect the skin barrier. Protecting the skin barrier is essential to keeping skin hydrated and working at its best.

When Tiege Hanley says that their products are uncomplicated, they mean it. This is a simple, effective body lotion that feels great on my skin. It's unscented with a creamy texture that is still light and absorbs quickly into the skin. I especially like using this as an all-over moisturizer after the shower, which is an essential time to add lotion, as your skin is more receptive to when it's still a little moist from the shower.

Just a dab goes a long way, so the 6.5 oz bottle will last quite a while. You can also sign up for Tiege Hanley's auto-restock subscription and get 20 percent off the one-time purchase price.

  • Visit Tiege Hanley to purchase - Click the link to receive 30% off!

Bottom Line: If you're looking for an unfussy skincare product, the Tiege Hanley Body Lotion is perfect. It's effective and affordable and kept my skin moisturized and soft!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

sk*p Clean Body Care Review and Coupon

sk*p is a new conscious hair and body care line that aims to break the beauty industry of its plastic addiction. Their products are packaged in the past-free, shower-friendly BeautyCarton to help cut down on plastic waste.

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

The sk*p cartons are made with 100 percent eco-friendly, biodegradable cardboard. The beauty industry produces about 120 billion units of plastic packaging a year, so this is a great step towards reducing that statistic. I hope other brands follow along!

The sk*p products feature the trademarked G-HoneyBiome, which was born from founder Mark Veeder's previous co-founding of Farmacy. The products use a proprietary bio-fermented honey complex that strengthens and balances the skin's microbiome. The honey is responsibly harvested and locally produced at sk*p's farm in upstate New York.

I tried the Face + Body Cleanser and Face + Body Moisturizer. Above you can see the ingredients for both products (click the image to enlarge).

The Face + Body Cleanser cleans and balances your skin without stripping it of the essential lipids in the skin barrier. It also rebalances the lipids for oily skin and boosts the skin's natural ability to moisturize for dry skin. Protecting the skin barrier is essential to keeping your skin its healthiest, and I like that this cleanser is effective without stripping my skin of its natural microbiome.

I used the Face + Body Cleanser in the shower after my martial arts class and it lathered up nicely. It has a light citrus scent that isn't overpowering and didn't linger on my skin after. My skin didn't feel overly-dry after use.

After cleansing in the shower, I followed up with the Face + Body Moisturizer. The lotion also has a ctirus-y scent and the texture is just thick enough to allow for smooth application. It absorbed quickly into my skin without feeling dense or greasy. The moisturizer soothes and calms skin and hydrates deeply with hyaluronic acid sunflower oil. Hyaluronic acid is an excellent ingredient for moisturizing, as it is a natural lubricant found in the body and it is a humectant (meaning it helps the skin retain moisture).

  • Visit sk*p to browse their full line and purchase
    • Use coupon code SKPSTER for 20 percent off your first subscription delivery and 10 percent off each subsequent delivery (not valid on one-time purchases)

Bottom Line: The sk*p Face + Body Cleanser and Face + Body Moisturizer both worked great for me. I love that they're cruelty-free, ethically-sourced, and made from sustainable packaging. If you're looking to clean up your bath and body routine in more ways than one, definitely check out sk*p!

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

ButcherBox Grilling Bundle Promo and Coupon

New ButcherBox subscribers can get a free Grilling Bundle with a subscription! The bundle contains two 10 oz ribeye steaks, five pounds of chicken drumsticks, and one package of burgers FREE with your first order.

*Disclaimer: Post contains affiliate links.

ButcherBox sources high quality meats directly from farmers and fishers, frozen at peak freshness and packaged in an eco-friendly, 100 percent recyclable box. You can read my review of ButcherBox here.

Use this link to sign up for ButcherBox and get your free Grilling Bundle with seven pounds of extra meat!

Monday, May 23, 2022

Spring 2022 Cat Kit by Pusheen Box

 The Spring Cat Kit by Pusheen box had a Gardening theme and lots of cute goodies!

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased by See, Shop, Love!

Cat Kit by Pusheen is a quarterly subscription with Pusheen-themed items for your cat. It comes with six to eight exclusive items that can include grooming, wearables, toys, homewear, and more.

Here are their pricing options:
  • Quarterly: $29.99 per quarter
  • Annually: $107.96 every 12 months
Shipping is extra per box. I live in New York and it is an extra $9, plus $3.12 in taxes. I'm assuming California residents will need to pay tax as well.

The Spring box had eight items, nine if you include the small packet of catnip. I really like the light green color scheme, which matches the "Gardening" theme.

  • Can Covers: There are two reusable can covers in the pack, one that says "Maybe Later" and one that says "Just Chill" with cute Pusheen and sloth drawings on them.
  • Catnip: Pretty self-explanatory.
  • Planter Plush: This toy is supposed to be a planter with little green ribbons on the top. My cat loves to chew on these types of toys.
  • Crinkle Toy: This toy is shaped like a seed packet and can have catnip stuffed inside, plus it has a crinkle sound and teething section.
  • Litter Scooper: This litter scooper and hanging holder also has the "Maybe Later" design with a sloth and Pusheen. This will fit into the slots in my Litter Genie, though I'm not sure how one would store it with a regular litter box. I guess just lean it against the wall?
  • Denim Collar: This collar is so cute but my cat doesn't like wearing them. It's not actually made of denim but has a cute floral pattern on an indigo background.
  • Collector's Charm: You can add this Pusheen charm onto the collar or wherever else you'd like. It features Pusheen holding a little plant.

  • Spring Teaser Toy: I wasn't sure if my cat would like this, and so far she hasn't quite shown an interest in it. To be fair, she's nine years old and doesn't really play like a kitten. She also has a habit of ignoring things I buy her until like two years after the fact, so maybe someday she'll play with it!

  • Feeding Chart: This erasable chart would probably be great if you live with other people and/or have multiple cats. Or if you're living alone and forgetful! It's such a cute design.

Here's a picture of my cat, Tully, inspecting the items as I unboxed them.

  • Visit Pusheen Box to subscribe - next box ships in August

Bottom Line: I think the Cat Kit by Pusheen box is a great gift for cat lovers. It's more affordable than the regular Pusheen Box and has items I'll actually use (for my cat) without sacrificing the cute Pusheen designs.

Monday, May 2, 2022

JM Solution Marine Luminous Pearl Multi Balm Review and $15 Off Coupon

I've been buying a lot of new skincare recently and realized I should be reviewing the products on here! My most recent purchase is the JM Solution Marine Luminous Pearl Multi Balm.

*Disclaimer: This product was purchased by See, Shop, Love! Post contains referral links.

JM Solution is a Korean skincare brand that actor Jung Hae-in is a spokesperson for, which, honestly is why I noticed the brand. I had tried a few of their sheet masks before but nothing more than that.

Like I said, I've been buying more skincare and investing in a more solid skincare routine. A 10-step Korean skincare routine is not necessary for everyone, but it's something I enjoy. My nighttime routine is especially soothing and relaxing. So I've been looking more into products beyond the standard cleanser, moisturizer, and masks.

The Marine Luminous Pearl Multi Balm is a new product that's available from the Korean JM Solution website. They do have a U.S. store; however, there aren't as many products on that shop. If you want to order this and you live in the U.S. like I do, you can get it from sites like Holi Holic.

So what is a Multi-Balm? Basically, it's a serum in a stick. The balm is available in Honey Luminous Royal Propolis and Water Luminous S.O.S. Ringer as well, but I chose the Marine Pearl for its brightening and hydration properties.

The balm contains 50 percent moisture essence to instantly soothe skin and deliver moisture. I was worried it might feel too thick or greasy on my oily skin, but it applies silky-smooth and doesn't feel heavy at all. It actually felt quite refreshing to spread this across my face. Normally you'll want to use this as the last step of your skincare, but you can also use it throughout the day when you need refreshing.

I like that it's in a solid balm form because it makes it great for travel, especially air travel (since it's not a liquid). I can also see this being nice and soothing after a day in the sun, as it felt slightly cooling on my skin when I first applied it.

  • Visit Holi Holic to purchase the JM Solution Multi Balms
    • Use this link for $15 off your first order 

Bottom Line: I'm glad I took a chance on the JM Solution Marine Luminous Pearl Multi Balm because it turned out to be a great little serum. JM Solution's products are affordably priced and I've enjoyed every one that I've used, including this balm.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

January and February 2022 Spiffy Socks Review and Coupon

I've fallen a little behind on my Spiffy Socks reviews, so I apologize for that. Today I'll share the socks for January and February 2022 with you.

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Spiffy Socks is an eco-friendly socks subscription that sends stylish pairs for men and women. Their socks are made with bamboo fiber, which is incredibly comfortable and has multiple advantages over standard cotton.

The Women's socks are for shoe sizes 5 to 10 and the Men's for sizes 6 to 12.5. Shipping is free with all subscription options to U.S. addresses. Here are the pricing options:

  • Monthly: $11.95 per month
  • Three Months: $33.95 every three months
  • Six Months: $64.95 every six months
  • 12 Months: $125.95 every 12 months

Your first box will ship within three business days of receiving your initial order and renew as necessary by time length choice. You can cancel at any time.

The Spiffy Socks are comfortable and super soft, twice as soft as cotton. They feel really lightweight on my feet but do a good job of keeping them warm in the cold and don't overheat in the warmer months. Bamboo fibers are great for sensitive skin and are gentler than most synthetically created fibers. The socks also have antibacterial fighting properties, as the natural bamboo fibers wick away moisture and eliminate odor-causing bacteria. They're also shock- and wrinkle-resistant.

The brown and green socks with the tree pattern on the left in the photo above are the Men's socks for January, and the yellow daisies are the Women's for February. The socks come in fun patterns and I've never received any duplicates.

  • Visit Spiffy Socks to subscribe
    • Use coupon code MOTHERPOWER for 50 percent off a three month subscription - order by May 3rd to get in time for Mother's Day

Bottom Line: Spiffy Socks is a fun subscription that sends high-quality socks that'll jazz up your wardrobe! The bamboo fibers make them comfortable and durable and I think they're a great deal.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

b.glen Skincare QuSome Power Bright Review

I've been looking for products to help balance out the hyperpigmentation in my skin, and b.glen is a Japanese skincare new to the U.S. market with products to fit that need.

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

b.glen offers personalized skincare products free from parabens, sulfates, and fragrances that are available as a subscription. Their quick and comprehensive Skincare Analyzer will recommend the best products for your routine, and each product is backed by a 365 day money back guarantee.

I tried the QuSome Power Bright Intense Brightener. It's for brightening dark spots, blemishes, and freckles. It reduces visible hyperpigmentation and brightens your overall complexion with their trademark QuSome technology, which encapsulates and delivers Arbutin deep into the epidermal layer. Arbutin is a glycoside that works against melanin, which is what produces dark spots.

I used to stay away from these types of products because I didn't want to brighten my whole skin tone too much, but I've learned that they work more to reduce dark spots that have already formed. Along with Arbutin, the QuSome Power Bright has nicotinamide to support elasticity, fermented rose honey to retain moisture and prevent oxidative damage, and Vitamin C to even skin tone and brighten skin over time.

I've been using the QuSome Power Bright serum for about two months. The packaging is an airtight bottle, which is essential for these types of products to keep them fresh and potent. Just one pump is enough to cover my entire skin. It's a creamy serum that absorbs pretty quickly into my skin. Two months really isn't too much time in the grand scheme of brightening dark spots, but I have noticed some changes in my skin since using this. I won't lie, the results aren't mind-blowing, but these types of products need to be used in the long-term to really see results. I am 33 now and want to stay ahead of too much acne scarring or sun spots, so I'm happy to keep using this serum.

  • Visit b.glen to learn more and purchase

Bottom Line: I've enjoyed using the QuSome Power Bright so far. I'm curious to see how it affects my skin as I continue to use it, but so far I think that the products are high quality and worth the time and investment.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Tiege Hanley Clay Mask Review

I was first introduced to Tiege Hanley skincare through the 2021 Black Box from Bespoke Post. They're a skincare company that creates "Uncomplicated Skin Care for Men."

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review. Post contains affiliate links.

Sample size pictured

The Detoxifying Clay Mask is one of Tiege Hanley's newest products. It's great for oily and combination skin and has kaolin clay to absorb excess oil and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Charcoal powder acts as a magnet to draw out impurities. 

I've used masks like this before since I have oily skin. I'm always looking for something to help balance excess sebum production, and masks like this with charcoal are so satisfying to use because you can see the excess oil brought to the surface (really! see photo at the end of this post). It's then whisked away when you rinse off the mask.

The full-sized mask comes in a 2 oz jar and costs $19.99 (currently on sale for $15.99). You can get a further 20 percent off by signing up for an auto-ship subscription. 

I really like this mask for anyone with oily skin, though it the marketing is especially great for men who are new to skincare because it provides a simple but effective product that's easy to use. After cleansing, apply a layer of the mask and let it dry. It took about five minutes total for it to completely dry for me. Once it's dry you'll see the the oil and impurities that have been pulled out, as you can see in my photo below (it's halfway dried). After that, wash away with warm water and add moisturizer.

You can see from the photo (click to enlarge) that there are darker "spots" on my nose where the mask has dried and pulled out oil. You'll likely see the most oil from your T-zone, which includes your forehead, nose, and chin, but of course everyone's skin is different. 

The mask feels great and didn't leave my skin feeling overly dry or irritated, though using a moisturizer after rinsing it off is necessary for any skincare routine. It's really satisfying to see the oil being washed away and my skin feeling tighter and cleaner after use!

Bottom Line: The Tiege Hanley Detoxifying Clay Mask is an affordable and effective mask for any gender! I highly recommend it to anyone with oily/combo skin.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Dabble & Dollop Bubble Box - Bath Time for Kids!

My niece and nephew are one and three years old, respectively, and they love bath time. Bubble bath, bath bombs, bubble paints -- anything fun and colorful, and they want it! I knew that they would enjoy the Dabble & Dollop bath time products.

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Dabble & Dollop makes mixable bath products to help inspire creativity in children. It's a simple STEM activity for young ones that lets them go crazy with mixing up their own recipes, all within the confines of the tub, so there's no mess to clean up after.

There are seven Dabble & Dollop gels and whips that kids can use to make over 125 unique scent combinations. The box I received came with Strawberry Gel, Tangerine Gel, and Vanilla Whip. All three smelled amazing!

All of the products are made in the USA with plant-based ingredients and natural oils and are certified tear-free, gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free (certified by Leaping Bunny). They are dermatologist tested and ultra mild so they're safe to use as bubble bath, body wash, and shampoo. Even the bottles are made from post-consumer recycled soft-touch bottles.

The Bubble Box came with a recipe booklet, temporary tattoos, and an informational card with more recipes to try.

The recipe booklet has fun, colorful images and lots of different scent mixing ideas. There is also a page where kids can fill in their own recipe ideas.

The temporary tattoos are a cute addition and a nice extra treat for kids.

The three bottles came with one mixing cup, which was soft and bendable and perfect for little hands. The recipe booklet also contains "How to Mix" instructions.

My niece and nephew were so excited to try the Dabble & Dollop products! My nephew was especially excited to mix up his own recipes. We decided on using the Strawberry Gel and Vanilla Whip. The mixture made a good amount of bubbles when poured under the running water of the filling tub. He couldn't stop telling all of us how he made his own scents! My sister-in-law even told me the next day that he was still talking about his new bubble bath and how much fun it was.

Bottom Line: The Dabble & Dollop Bubble Box was a huge hit! My niece and nephew had so much fun playing with the gels and whips and making their own scents, and I like that they're made with plant-based ingredients and are certified cruelty-free (among many other great accolades). I think they're a great gift for kids!