So, around any kind of holiday, including Flag Day, Groundhog Day, No Socks Day (yes, it exists, and it's today[!], and I am 100% behind it - see why, here), I get swamped with emails from tons of PR folk. I weed through and find out what I'm interested in and what I think you'll be interested in to see what's going on FCH.
One of these items keeps popping up again and again, for every holiday, and so finally I'll bite.
The line? Molton Brown. I admit: I have not tried anything from this line, but it seems to get decent press. I checked my ultimate online resources for mass reviews, MakeupAlley and TotalBeauty and got mixed reviews. I hate that!
[Editor's Note: clearly, FCH is your best resource for everything beauty, but I haven't tested everything, so I go to these sources if I don't have my own experience yet! ;) ]
Regardless, I'm still intrigued by this brand. It's from England, and it's all-natural. Or wait ---- is it? Despite the buzz you may here in some placles, the answer is: NO. Here's a quote from the company:
"We endeavour to use as many naturally derived ingredients as possible, sourced from sustainable sources around the world. We will not mislead our consumers by implying that our naturally derived or natural ingredients equate to a totally natural product."
That doesn't turn me off of the brand, but it's just worth pointing out for those of you who won't use products that aren't 100% natural. If that's you, move on to another post! ;)
This is nice, though:
"Molton Brown's iconic bottle is fully recyclable, and we will be launching ranges in 2008 taking advantage of the most recent environmental advances in packaging. As a business we are currently constructing a five-year plan to become a market leader in environmental ethics, focussed on the reduction of carbon emissions and waste. However green our products and business practices evolve to become, this is never something we would manipulate for marketing purposes."
So, moving on to the offering that really piqued my interest.
Give mom the gift of relaxation with Molton Brown. Yuan zhi, a wild South China plant, is used traditionally to balance energy (Chi) and soothe the spirit. This richly moisturizing bath formula and sleep mist combats stress and promotes peaceful sleep.
Price: bath gel $28, sleep mist $44, Available at www.moltonbrown.com
I could use some Chi balancing, I'll tell ya. While I have a favorite going-to-bed scent, I would be open to seeing how this one works! (Yes, that's what happens when you're a beauty blogger- you adopt strange behaviors like having a "going-to-bed scent". I'm going to be posting about my going-to-bed-scent later today, actually, so stay tuned if you're curious!)
Have you tried Molton Brown products? How about this one? Tell us in the comments if your Chi is balanced or any other thoughts you may have...