Grace & Stella Review

One of the best parts about being so involved in the beauty community is learning about all kinds of different brands that you haven’t heard of before. About a year ago, I was introduced to the Grace and Stella brand. They had contacted me in hopes of getting a review of their product. If you remember that far back, I chose their Bronze Doll Self Tanner and unfortunately I wasn’t a very big fan of it. However, every brand has products that don’t always measure up. So I now have gotten two more of their products that I wanted to put to the test including their Bath Bomb Set and their most famous Dead Sea Mud Mask.  
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I got both of these products off of Amazon, although as of now I can only find the link to their Bath Bomb Set. This set comes with eight assorted bath bombs and a bubbly shower gel. It typically retails for $32.95 both on their website and on Amazon, but as I’m writing this it is on sale only on Amazon for $15.78 which is a steal for this amount of product. I love their packaging and presentation of this set, it feels very sturdy and high-end and immediately smells up the room with essential oil fragrance as soon as you open the box.
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The bath bombs are wrapped in a tight plastic wrapper underneath the pretty paper packaging. The scents that are included are: Grapefruit, Lemon, Lavender, Red Rose, Peppermint, Chamomile, Jasmine, and Vanilla. The shower gel is also Vanilla scented. The bath bombs are formulated with coconut, olive, and argan oil along with both shea and cocoa butter.

I really enjoyed the scents of these and how moisturized they left my skin feeling, which was probably my favorite part about it. However, I was pretty disappointed in how little fizz and color they provided. When reaching for a bath bomb, those are two of the most important aspects that I’m looking for. These bath bombs left me wanting more. I could have gotten the scent and nourishment in another product rather than a bath bomb if that’s what I was looking for.
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Like I mentioned, I can’t seem to find the link for the Dead Sea Mud Mask but that could be because they are currently sold out. This mask retails for $19.95 and comes with 7 oz of product. When you open it up, it is full to the top which I really appreciate and even comes with a little plastic spatula for application. It claims to provide relief for blemishes, blackheads, wrinkles, cellulite, and textured and congested skin. It is all natural, made with only 11 ingredients and doesn’t have to be left on for very long.
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Unfortunately the spatula that it came with only made it more difficult to apply, so I just ended up using my fingers. I really like the consistency of it, which is probably the only thing that I did enjoy out of this product. I’m not typically one to complain about the scent of things, but this was completely horrendous. Like, I could barely last the five minutes that the packaging says. That is where I saw some inconsistent information. The actual product says to leave it on for five minutes, but their website suggests 10-15 minutes. It didn’t do much of anything in five minutes, obviously. So if you can handle the smell, definitely try to go the entire 15 minutes until it’s dry.

My skin did feel clean afterwards, but it isn’t something that I would use again. I didn’t notice the deep cleaning effects that it had claimed and felt more moisturized than it ever has with any other mud mask before. That was a little strange to me. I’d much rather the intensity of my holy grail Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask where I can not only feel a difference in my skin, but also see improvements over time.
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I was really hoping that trying these products would make me feel better about not completely enjoying the self tanner that I had tried from this brand in the past and although I got two of their more popular items, I still wasn’t impressed. They do offer many more products across their brand, but I’m not certain that I would spend my time on it anymore. These might have a place in some people’s routine, I just couldn’t get on board with it.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave them for me in the comments below. Have you tried anything from Grace and Stella before? What’s an uncommon brand that you really enjoy?

~Christina~

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