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What it is:

A dry oil spray for the skin.

What it claims:

According to the Darling Girl (DG) e-crater site,

Dry oil sprays are so quick and easy to use and leave your skin silky smooth in one easy step. I find the best time to apply these is right after bathing to lock the moisture in, of course you can use these whenever your skin needs a drink. Just spritz on and give a light rub for smooth lightly scented skin.

What is noteworthy:

Susan, the owner, wrote on her blog that,

These are made with light carrier oils that soak into the skin quickly. Darling Girl are different because we do not use silicones in ours like many other companies use. We use Grapeseed oil which is so awesome for dry skin, Apricot Kernel Oil another great oil for dry skin and Fractionated Coconut oil which is the lightest of all carrier oils and gives these such a light and airy feel.

My impressions:

As far as first impressions go, I like the high quality vintage label used. The label is waterproof, which is really important because the bottle tends to get quite oily after some time. After handling the bottle with my oily hands for a few months now, the words on the label have not rubbed off, nor has the label peeled off.

Despite living in a climate with high humidity, I have very dry skin from spending most of my time in an air-conditioned environment, and I find that the dry oil spray leaves my skin feeling moisturised and silky smooth. When I first sprayed it on, the Skin Quencher seemed quite oily because it was literally a puddle of oil coming out of the nozzle, but after a light rub, it sunk in quickly and did not leave a greasy layer on my skin.

The passionfruit rose scent smells amaaaaazing. The passionfruit and rose combination works really well together, and I like that it is strong and sweet. After applying this product, I do not need to apply perfume as the fragrance is long-lasting. I don’t think this is for people who are sensitive to smells though. I can only use this when my husband isn’t home, because he finds the scent overpowering.

I must say that while I like the aesthetics of the packaging (the black bottle with the spray nozzle looks rather classy), it leaves much to be desired in terms of usability. When I spray the oil on my body, I have to work quickly because the oil will start to stream downwards. At some point, I have to switch the bottle to the oily hand in order to moisturise the other side of my body. I do understand the concept behind the spray bottle, and it does make sense – spray and rub. However, it’s not that easy to hold a slim and smooth bottle with an oily hand, while trying to press down the nozzle with an equally oily index finger!

To be fair though, oil is a difficult liquid to package properly. Even the Johnson & Johnson baby oil bottles are terrible, with oil running down the sides. Perhaps a pump bottle or a bottle with a pointed mouth would dispense the product better than a spray nozzle?

Size:

2 oz or 59.15 ml

Price:

USD $5.75

Ingredients:

Fractionated Coconut Oil, Grapeseed oil, Apricot Kernel oil and fragrance

I will definitely repurchase the Skin Quencher despite my views on the packaging. I like the texture of the oil, and I like how it makes my skin feel. Shopping at DG is always a pleasure, and Susan’s customer service is fantastic.

 

xoxo

 

Disclosure: This product was not given to me by the brand for review purposes.
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What it is:

Roll On Perfume.

What it claims:

According to the Epically Epic Soap (EES) etsy store,

This has been one of my most popular scents in soaps and lotions. I’m told it smells like lychee and fresh flowers. It is difficult to describe the scent of the South Asian lychee fruit, but once you try it you will never forget its sweet, delicate, dewy fragrance.

Roll a little perfume on your pulse points, like wrists, inner elbows, and the nape of the neck. Keep one in your purse, your car, or your desk drawer and re-apply as often as you like – the scent will never be overpowering like some perfume sprays are, and the 7ml roller bottle lasts for ages!

 

What is noteworthy:

Allison, the owner, explained that,

Perfume oil goes on at skin temperature to blend with your natural scent. It is more subtle than alcohol-based perfumes, and will actually smell a little different on each individual. I use light, quick-absorbing sweet almond oil and jojoba as the carrier oils for the fragrance.

My impressions:

I was introduced to EES by fellow MMFer Cait, who had posted photos of her haul and raved about how amazing the solid lotions were. The thing that piqued my interest immediately was the packaging. The products were packaged so beautifully, and you could tell that a lot of effort went into the design of the labels. I really appreciate this from an indie company, and I want to own something that invokes happiness whenever I look at it. I’m a sucker for packaging and it wasn’t long before I had my cart filled and ready to go.

For those who don’t know or have never heard of it, the lychee is a fruit that is immensely popular in Asia. Its glossy, succulent and juicy white flesh has a very distinctive fragrance that is crisp, sweet and fresh.

The I Love Lychee perfume is absolutely divine. It is very fruity, and smells exactly like a fresh lychee. The scent is reminiscent of the extremely popular but now discontinued The Body Shop perfume oil in Fuzzy Peach. 

I do smell some subtle fresh floral notes in there, but it’s mainly just an amazingly sweet and fruity fragrance that may be overwhelming for some, but I love it to death! I have been using the perfume non-stop since I’ve gotten it – while I’m at home, at work, and I’ve also been dabbing some onto my pillow before I go to sleep at night, just so I can smell it as I drift off.

I feel like I want to swim in a bathtub of I Love Lychee and smell like this forever. Best. Scent. Ever.

Size:

0.25 oz or 7 ml

Price:

USD $8.50

Ingredients:

Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Fragrance, Vitamin E.

After reading so many reviews of Allison’s amazing customer service, I was somewhat disappointed. Firstly, she had a special going whereby customers could get a free perfume sample with any purchase. In our convos, she had offered to send me a rose perfume sample, but it was not included in my package. I did convo her to inform her of the oversight, and she had apologised for forgetting about it. The free perfume sample is now on its way to me.

Additionally, it would have been nice to have more communication. After I ordered, she had convoed me to let me know that she’d already received my order, and the communication ceased after that. Usually, other etsy sellers would convo me to let me know that my order had shipped, but there was no word from her. I didn’t know if she was making my stuff from scratch, or if it had been shipped. It was only a week later when I was about to convo her, that I’d realised that in her past convos, her signature included a line about checking the etsy invoice.

Don’t get me wrong, she’s a really nice person and my package was shipped out quickly. It’s just that, after reading about how Allison’s customer service was comparable to Silk Naturals’, I had expected more. To be fair though, I remember reading somewhere that she was in the midst of moving, so she was probably quite busy at that time.

Nevertheless, I will definitely order from Allison again, and I plan on buying up all her I Love Lychee products. I want to smell like I Love Lychee all the damn time!
 

xoxo

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Disclosure: This product was not given to me by the brand for review purposes.


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