Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Review: Simply Sweet Skin-- It smells like fall!

We all have our own memories of childhood. Those can be triggered by a sight, a sound, how something feels, or a scent.

Today, I opened my mailbox and thought "Wow, I really miss Thanksgiving and Christmas at my moms with all the pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and most of all, her pumpkin cheesecake..." Then I saw my package from Simply Sweet Skin. I could smell it before I had even opened the package. This does not mean that it was leaking, because it was not. Everything is just so fragrant and rich, it's amazing.

Everything came wrapped in a bubble mailer, with some tissue paper wrapped around it to cushion it. These are the items I got:

I got:
  • Pumpkin Spice Bubbling Sugar Scrub
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Whipped Cream Soap
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Solid Perfume Stick.
 First up: Pumpkin Cheesecake Solid Perfume Stick

I love solid perfume sticks. They don't spill if you carry them with you, and they tend to last longer than a spray.

Scent: The first scent you get is the spices and pumpkin you'd expect from a pumpkin cheesecake. Then you get a nice soft sweet undertone that comes out to add another layer of scents. I love the smell. I can't stop sniffing my wrists thanks to this scent. I am pretty sure I can't live without it now. If you love pumpkin spice/pie/cheesecake anything, I would highly recommend this product scent wise.

Application: It's easy. For lack of a better description, imagine a chapstick tube full of perfume that glides on like chapstick. It's firm enough it only deposits a small amount at a time, but soft enough you don't have to press down hard in order to apply it.

Packaging: It's neat, clean and was sealed, which is important to me. I love the labels, they have the company name, logo, product name and scent (scent is hand written which I like because it adds a nice personal touch), ingredients and the place it was made.

Overall: I highly recommend this product. If you don't like this scent, I would try one of the other scents that they offer as well. They are easy to use, very portable, and convenient. It's a great product, and I suggest everyone try it at least once. If you don't like solid perfumes, she does have liquid ones.

Next up: Pumpkin Cheesecake Whipped Creme Soap

Scent: The scent is amazing. It literally smells like a fresh baked pumpkin cheesecake. It fills your senses without being over powering. Again, if you love pumpkin pie/cheesecake, GET THIS!

Application: As always with her whipped cream soaps, this one is light and frothy. It is a little denser due to being soap than real whip cream (before anyone asks, figured I'd say it) but a small amount goes a long way. This can also double as a shaving cream, and if you want to use it exclusively as a shaving cream, you can request that some clay be added so it adheres to your leg better. Using it as a shaving cream, I have never gotten a smoother shave. It moisturizes your legs as you shave, which means less bumps or dry skin. As a soap, again, great for getting you clean, and for moisturizing your skin. The smells lingers behind you, so it's GREAT for layering on multiple of the same scent to make a long lasting scent.

Packaging: It came in a 4oz Jar with a screw on lid, which was heat sealed when I received it. It's easy to open and close, and she includes a little plastic scoop/spoon to use with it should you not want to stick your fingers in the jar. The label includes the company name, the Scent (handwritten) and the item(whipped cream soap). Also has the weight, ingredients, directions for use, and the place where made listed on it. Everything is very clean and neat. I still stand by loving the hand written scents because it gives a nice personal touch to it.

Overall: Highly Reccomend this product as well. It's light, easy to use (obviously), packaged great, and has multiple uses. A soap and shave cream combined in one! I love that idea because that means less stuff just laying around my bathroom. I hate bathroom clutter, and this stuff has replaced my shaving cream and body washes.

Last but not least: Pumpkin Spice Bubbling Sugar Scrub

Scent: A very rich, luxurious scent of pumpkin and spices. With the added sugar it also has a sweet smell to it as well. To me it smells like pumpkin pie filling before you bake it. I love this scent. Also, as I am writing this, I look a shower almost 8 hours ago, and I still smell like this scrub. The scent really lasts.

Application: You don't need much to use it. It applies nicely, with a great scrub thanks to the sugar, which is just enough, and the soap in it also gives a nice foam. The sugar gives a great light scrub to your skin without scraping or hurting you. That was the issue I had with previous scrubs from other name brand companies is there was too much scrub in it. This scrub also have some pumpkin flakes in it that are stiff at first and soften and mix in as you go added more to the scent. My skin is very soft, and smooth as well.

Packaging: The packaging is the same as the Whipped creme soap, except these have the name printed on them. I still love this packaging. With them all using the same container, they are also easy to stack so they do not take up much space. Really great for small bathrooms!

Overall: Fantastic! This is an amazing sugar scrub. I love the texture, the scent, and the amazing results you get from using it. I suggest ordering this for Simply Sweet Skin when you have a chance!


Overall, my order was fantastic. There is one thing that is an issue, but is in the process of being corrected. The labels are currently not waterproof, which means if you leave them in your shower, they eventually lose the label. I have heard that the labels will be changing to waterproof ones in the near future though, which is fantastic.

For customer service, Catina (the owner of SSS) is amazing. After she shipped my order to inform me that my whipped cream soap may have pumpkin flakes in it because as she was making it she was also doing the bubbling scrub and may have put some of the whipped soap in with pumpkin flakes. she asked once I get the order to let her know if mine had them and she would send me a new one. It did indeed have them, I told her, and she told me she'd be sending me a new one, and to keep this one. The fact she realized there was a problem, told me about it before I even got my order, and sent me a replacement without expecting anything sent back was awesome. This means a lot to me because there are sellers that do ask for the defective product back, which is a hassle sometimes, but not unreasonable. She went above and beyond with this situation and I am very happy with it.

Please excuse me while I go roll in my Pumpkin delicious-ness. If you want to leave a comment, have any further questions, or want to talk about your favorite Simply Sweet Skin products, you can do so below!


  1. Ooh, I want to try the whipped soap as a shaving cream!!

  2. It really is amazing. I can't live without it now. I also have the Strawberry Cheesecake scent and they are both to die for