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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Review: e.l.f. Bath & Body Products

In addition to fabulous, recessionista-friendly makeup and makeup tools, did you know that e.l.f. also makes bath and body products? I'm ashamed to say that I wasn't aware of this until recently, but once I found out, I knew I had to get my paws on them (in case you didn't know, I am a serious a bath and body product junkie). Thanks to the great staff at e.l.f. I was lucky enough to receive a shipment of the above "Peony Petal" Gift Set to try out. Yay!

This set includes the following items:

Bath Gel (14.2 oz)
Hand Cream (4 oz)
Body Lotion (7 oz)
Body Butter (7 oz)
Hand Soap (6.76 oz)
1 bath pouf

And it all comes shipped in a reusable wicker basket. Cute! The price for this set is $15 and, sold separately, each product is $4. The scents available include Peony Petal, Cucumber Melon, Lavendar Blossom, Pineapple Mango and Vanilla Coconut.

Now, being a long-time user of Bath & Body Works products, I've got to say that this line by e.l.f. definitely gives BBW a run for its money. At just a fraction of the cost of BBW products, I found each one of the items in this set to be comparable, if not slightly better, than its Bath and Body Works counterpart. Talk about a bargain!

The Bath Gel foams just as well as BBW's shower gel and contains some good-for-your-skin ingredients such as aloe vera gel, tea tree oil and yucca root infused with rosewater.

The Body Lotion, which comes in a tube, seriously rivals BBW's Body Cream. It's thick, it's rich and it contains some great ingredients such as ginko biloba leaf, Vitamin E infused with shea butter, babassu oil and rosewater.

The Hand Cream, which is close in texture to the Body Lotion, is a bit lighter than other hand creams I've used, but it's got a nice texture and it contains some good ingredients such as shea butter, aloe vera and hemp seed oil.

The Body Butter, which is the thickest product of them all, is a tad thicker than BBW's butter and is great for seriously dry skin. I've been using it on my feet at night and I've been waking up with smooth, hydrated feet every morning. Yay! It contains some skin-loving ingredients such as jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and cocoa butter infused with shea butter.

The Hand Soap comes in a sleek cylindrical bottle (I actually prefer this shape over BBW's hand soap bottles) and it contains those scrubby beads that we all love so much. I like this soap because my hands do not feel tight or too dry after I use it, yet my hands feel very clean. This also contains some good ingredients such as Vitamin B5 and E.

Oh and I can't forget to talk about the scent, "Peony Petals". At first whiff I thought this reminded me of BBW's "Sweet Pea". But after using these products for a while now, I realize that while it's indeed a floral scent, it's cleaner and softer than "Sweet Pea". I don't know about you, but "Sweet Pea" can get a bit cloying and heavy for me. "Peony Petals" is a clean, soft, sweet floral with a rose undertone and it's just lovely. I think it would be a great scent for any woman, regardless of age. I should also add that e.l.f. definitely doesn't skimp on scent--each product is highly fragranced in a manner that is comparable to BBW products.

All in all, I can say that if you love BBW, I think you will definitely enjoy the bath and body products from e.l.f. At a fraction of the price, they are certainly a great alternative and I cannot wait to try "Vanilla Coconut" and "Pineapple Mango" next. :)

A sample of this product was given to Nouveau Cheap for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on are the honest opinion of its author and gratis samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews.


  1. Wow! That's great!! I am going to have to try these out, especially if they are as good as BBW!

  2. Ive seen some of these at my local Ross but i never paid attention to it. From reading your reviews, they sound really good and the price is unbeatable.

  3. Hey Meredith and Becky! Yes, these products really do compare to BBW, with the exception of the PRICE! :) I would love to hear your thoughts if you try anything!

  4. YAY! I'm super stoked that we're not being forced to shell out over $10 for great bath products anymore! I like elf too and I also scored on a Tone body wash (reviewed today) that retails at $3.99 but worthy of so much more. Long live affordable quality!


  5. Hey Amber! I couldn't agree with you more. It's wonderful to get the same quality as BBW and not have to pay BBW prices! Oh I am going to check out your Tone review right now! I love Tone :)

  6. You HAVE to try the Vanilla Coconut and Pineapple Mango. PURE HEAVEN! The shower gels work really well for shaving too.

  7. Oh wonderful! Finally a review on elf's bath products!! Thank you!! :) I've got to try it out. I was skeptical about getting them...maybe I'll get the Vanilla Coconut ^^

  8. Hey Toma! Wow, thanks for the rec on those two scents--I can't WAIT to try 'em (and for shaving too!). :)

    Hey Siluet! Glad I could help you this with! I would love to know your thoughts if you pick some up in your next order. :)

  9. So jealous we dont have the bath and body collections in the UK! US elf rocks! Great review! xxx


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