Thursday, May 14, 2009

GoW goodies plus an award

Garden of Wisdom haul! I love GoW and I know I'll keep ordering from them. They have not only excellent products but excellent customer service as well! Along with Adorned With Grace, they have the fastest turnaround time among all the international companies I've ordered from so far- products always ship the very next day after I place my order, and emails with shipping notifications are also sent.

Based on the dates on my package, transit time from the US to my local post office took only 9 days, wow! My PO kinda failed me this time though, since they only sent out the pick-up notice about a week after they'd received the package.

I got a bunch of items but they were still able to fit into the $13 international shipping option.

From the box:

-GoW Majik Anti-PopUp Blemish Gel
-GoW GOaWay Circles Eye Serum<--I really hope this works for me.
-GoW Eczema/Psoriasis Serum
-Sensitive/Irritated Skin HA Pack: Super Hydrating Gel, Blue Mallow HA Serum, Imortelle HA Serum<--HA = Hyaluronic Acid
-Glycerine (veggie)

-Red Wine Vinegar (organic)<--for the Red Wine Vinegar Toner recipe w/c can be found at the start page of the GoW forum.

-Camellia Oil<--a very light oil. I'm liking this already.

-Rose Hydrosol<--this smells so lovely!
-GoW Eczema/Psoriasis Balm
-Freebie- No Name Serum (it says on the label, "Join the forum to win a full size", and list of ingredients + how to use)

Even though the items are sample size they'll last long enough for me to be able to tell if they belong in my skincare routine, since I only need one to two drops for each application. I like how GoW products are affordable that way.
They are filled to the brim! And in my excitement while opening them, I spilled a lot of precious product! Ahh! I also forgot that the balm would melt while in transit (goes back to balm form once refrigerated), so I spilled a lot of that too.

I've been using the products from my last order on a daily basis, and I can say that Coconut Cream (for spot treatment), Winter Balm (an emollient moisturizer), and Banana Hydrating Mist (for boosting moisture & applying mmu foundie wet) work quite well for me. For reference, my skin type is dry/sensitive/acne-prone. The Heather Blossom Cleanser cleans very well but I'd still like to try the other cleansers.

If you're a newbie to Garden of Wisdom products and want to try their wonderful stuff, the people and info at their forum are super helpful!

And I got an award from Fifi, Pammy, Chrissy, Adin, and Giling! Five sweet, pretty ladies! Thank you much, it made me smile :)

Terms & Conditions For the Award Recipient:
1. Paste the Award Logo in your blog
2. Give out the award to 10 Blogs that you feels the most inspired and most friendly.
3. Make sure you back linked the recipients' blogs to your blog.
4. Inform the recipients about the award by leaving them comments on their blog
5. Give some love to the person who give you this award.

You've probably been tagged already, or you tagged me, but no matter, here are the blogs I'd award:

My Lucid Intervals
Topaz Horizon
Embrace Your Imperfections
Not Just Minerals
Kikay Exchange
The Shades of U
Musical Fan Loves Minerals
My Wonderful World of Colors
My Beauty Corner
Pretty Much Makeup
Confessions of a Soapaholic
Cosmetic Fixation
On Beauty Stuff and What Else's
Spoiled Rotten

I know that's more than 10 too! Yeah :)

I'm off to sleep now...


Tamara said...

I really like the stuff you bought! I just loooove watching pictures of hauls..! xD

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

great haul, they sound yummy lol. congrats on being nominated!

mszcheysser said...

Eee! You should do a review soon! :)

Pammy said...

nice haul. been meaning to try GoW for more than a year now but I still haven't. :D

Anonymous said...

im excited for the GoW that I also ordered!! :)

Ida said...

tamara, thank you for visiting and following! :) i love reading and seeing hauls too.

nic nic, some of these are actually edible, heehee...thanks! :)

cheysser, sure! i want to review the gow away circles eye serum, but i just started using it so the review will be after some time :)

pammy, why, what's stopping you? is it a post office problem? :)

happyskies, i'm excited for you! your items should be with you in no time, markey ships real fast. what did you get? :)

Pop Champagne said...

wow so much stuff!! You have to write a review and let us know the quality! :D

DeBi said...

wow!!! too much stuff....heheh

Anonymous said...

I got the set of 11pcs! but I was thinking of getting GoW Majik Anti-PopUp Blemish Gel and the Immortelle also! :) But your packaging is sulit since its Markey placed everything in that envelope! :) Let me know of your feedback! :)

Ida said...

pop champagne, definitely! will review once i see if they have (any) good or bad effects on my skin :)

debi, heehee! i love garden of wisdom...i want more! =P

happyskies, wow! post on your blog, ha? everything fit really well into that box. will let you guys know how these go with my skin. right now i use pretty much all of them daily, except for imortelle and the no name serum :)

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