True confession: when I visit other people’s homes I peek inside their showers to see what shampoos and body washes they use.
Of course, if someone were to peek into my shower, they’d probably think I have shower gel ADD. It’s jam packed with products, like the shampoo aisle at Rite Aid, LOL! I’ve covered every single square inch of usable surface area. It drives El Hub crazy. I listen when he’s in there and hear thud after thud as bottles and jars fall from the shower ledge and into the tub, followed almost immediately by something like “Damnit!” or “Argh!” or “Karen!”
Well, this week the ledge inside my shower has also been home to Philosophy’s The Haunted House ($30) shower gel set.
It comes with three 6-oz. bottles of Halloween-inspired scented shower gels. Each doubles as a shampoo or bubble bath, and all three come in a cute lil’ haunted house box.
- Pumpkin Spice Muffin smells just like homemade pumpkin muffins (with plenty of brown sugar and cinnamon!) baking in the oven.
- Caramel Apple has a sweeter scent, like caramel, with just a hint of crisp juicy Granny Smith Apple.
- Black Licorice reminds me of the licorice plants that grew all over my neighborhood in the East Bay. I have great memories of the smell but don’t really like the taste of licorice, so this was my least favorite of the three.
Philosophy’s The Haunted House
Price: $30 for three festive 6-oz. bottles
Use: Fragrant shower gels, bubble baths and, in a pinch, a shampoo
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I’ve been having a blast with these because they create lots of big bubbles and foam. They rinse off quickly but leave traces of their respective scents on my skin.
As a frame of reference, the shower gels aren’t quite as moisturizing as Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa Shea Butter Cashmere, but for normal to just slightly dry skin, they get it done.
Now, if only Philosophy had included one that smelled like Snickers…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,