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Tuesday, 20 November 2018


Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! I've been super excited to prepare this post for you and share some of my favourite products from STELLA CHROMA and some new things in the body care lineup! There are also some super yummy new autumn/winter scents!

You've probably seen me post before about STELLA CHROMA cuticle oils and balm so I'm going to start off with those! I'll include Pam's info and ingredient lists and then let you know my thoughts for each product and the fragrance I received for review!

Cuticle Oil - 2 ml brush pen for $4.50
100% pure, natural, organic apricot, almond, & jojoba cuticle oil in a brush pen for easy application and no worries about leaking if you take it on the go!
Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, fragrance

The cuticle oil comes in an amazing variety of scents (28 plus unscented if I counted correctly!!!). This is one of the things I find the most exciting with Pam's products. I love to try new ones along with my firm favourites. I keep these cuticle oil pens in my bag and around the house for quick, easy moisturising. It means I don't forget and the format is super handy for carrying with me. I have enjoyed all the scents I've tried so far. This time, I tried the Pumpkin Spice Latte scent. I'm a sucker for coffee and anything spiced/wintery. I love the scent as much as I thought I would. It's not sickly and smells exactly like my favourite autumn beverage!

Intense Butter Balm - 1 oz jar for $13
An unscented balm rich in shea, mango, and cocoa butters that can be smoothed onto your lips, cuticles, elbows, heels... Anywhere that needs an extra boost of moisture and protection! T
Ingredients: Shea butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, Mango Butter, and Vitamin E.

This is my all time favourite cuticle product. If I could choose only one to use for the rest of my life, no hesitation, it would be this. It is perfect. Super moisturising without being greasy, unscented (yeah, sometimes I don't actually need a fragrance). I often use this on my nails and cuticles then right after I use a scented hand cream for my hands. It's nice not to be mixing scents in that situation as well. I also use this on my dry elbows and lips. I've even used it on a sore nose when I had a cold and my skin was irritated from tissues (I know, gross, but it happens and this product works for that so there you go!)

Sugar Scrub - 5 oz jar for $9.00
Packed with good for your skin ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, and beeswax, this emulsified sugar scrub will slough off tired skin cells and plump up the fresh layer underneath.
To use this product you just scoop some out, mix with a bit of water if you want (often I don't bother) and smooth over your skin, rinse with warm water and pat dry. I love these scrubs and use them easily once a week. A pot lasts quite a while, depending on how much scrub you use obviously. These are a must after swatching sessions for me and they make you feel pampered but it doesn't take long to use. Win win for when you're busy! This product is available in all of the fragrance options and also unscented. I tried the Pumpkin Spice Latte in this as well. I love how the scent stays on my skin afterwards! 

Luxe Hand Cream - 4 oz for $9, 2 oz for $5.50
This luxe hand cream is crafted in small batches by Amani Soaps for STELLA CHROMA. It is free of phthalates, parabens, and harmful chemicals. Available unscented or scented with essential oils or phthalate free and paraben free fragrance oils.
INGREDIENTS: Distilled Water, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Emulsifying Wax NF, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Oryza Sative (Rice) Bran Oil, Sodium Lactate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Tocopherol
This was my first time trying this product and I have to say, I've absolutely fallen in love with it. It is easily one of the best hand creams I have tried, and I've tried a LOT. The scents are amazing, the fragrance really lingers on the skin. The cream is so moisturising but doesn't leave a greasy feeling. I tried the Cinnamon Baklava scent and I love it even more than the Pumpkin Spice Latte scent! The fragrance of sweet cinnamon is just delicious. I also purchased the Cranberry Salsa hand cream which is fresh and zingy. I took photos before and after using the cream so you can see the difference. Goodbye dry cuticles and skin!

Perfume Oil - 10 mL for $12.00
A blend of oils that hold scents on your skin for hours. Glide this perfume oil on your inner wrists, the base of your neck, behind the ears, or the crooks of your elbows to carry your favorite STELLA CHROMA scent with you all day. 
Available in 10 mL amber glass rollerballs to keep harmful UV rays from spoiling your perfume.
Ingredients: Fractionated Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, and Fragrance. 
Again, this was my first time trying this product. I hadn't used a perfume oil or rollerball perfume in YEARS. I'm really enjoying the format. It makes a nice change from my regular perfumes (eau de parfum sprays) and I think I'll definitely be taking it with me when I travel. It's so much more practical than a heavy glass bottle of perfume. I tried the Cranberry Salsa scent. It is a nice option for this product as it is fresh and zesty with a hint of orange. Especially nice this time of year. You don't need much to get amazing scent payoff and the fragrance really does last well.  

Body Polish - 9 oz for $22.00
STELLA CHROMA has crafted their body polish with the same rich oils and butters we know and love, but with added turbinado sugar and... coffee! Coffee is rich in antioxidants and is said to help tighten the skin. Perfect!
Scoop some scrub into your hands and massage into skin while you’re showering. When you’re done, pat dry to take advantage of the moisturizing oils. 

If you haven't heard about this product yet or seen the sneak peeks, where have you been? This new product from the brand is super exciting and I know it's going to be a favourite of mine! Coffee Body Polish is available in a 9 oz jar in the following scents: Straight Up (black coffee), Cinnamon Dolce, Salted Caramel Latte, Peppermint Mocha, and Pumpkin Spice Latte. I tried the Straight Up coffee version and let me tell you, as a coffee lover, this is bliss. It's like a hit of coffee in your shower before you've even had coffee (or after, whatever!). The scent lingers on your skin after use and the rough grains of coffee and sugar are perfect for exfoliation. My skin feels so soft after I use this! 

So that's it for the roundup of body care items from STELLA CHROMA! All of these products are available now. Concerning the amazing list of scent options, Pam has made a super handy page on her site where you can find detailed descriptions of all the fragrance choices. But just a warning, it's a dangerous list and if you're like me, you'll want to try so so many! 
You can use the code THEMANICAFE to get 15% off your order!

Concerning Black Friday and Holiday deals - STELLA CHROMA will be lowering the free domestic shipping threshold from $50 to $25 from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. No code required.  

There will also be a free upgrade to domestic priority shipping from December 14th-19th. December 19th is the last day to order with arrival by Christmas.

As always, a portion of STELLA CHROMA proceeds are donated to charity.  For the last quarter of 2018 the donation will be made to GirlStart, a non-profit based in Austin, Texas that has after school and day-long camps to help young girls develop a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

I also wanted to remind you again about the STELLA CHROMA fan group on Facebook called stella chromatics. We’d love to have you join if you haven’t already!

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The products in this post were provided for my honest review


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