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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Ouish Boutique - White Tea & Ginger Body Collection (What's Indie Bath?)




Welcome to my next installment of What's Indie Bath?! If you missed my last two installments (really, I'll forgive you this time) its where I talk about indie (independent) bath and body products. I've always been a connoisseur of skin care products from an early age. Did I mention I worked at Bath & Body Works in high school for the discount and Clinique in college? Yep, did that too. 

Today I'm featuring another new indie bath and body brand, Ouish Boutique. Ouish LLC was founded in 2014 by a young business woman with a passion for creating beautiful and luxurious bath and body products. The name Ouish is a tale true to heart and originates from the founders childhood. When she was young, she would pick up dandelions and her mother would tell her to blow on them and make a wish. Hence, the word "Ouish" being a play on the word "wish." Many years later, her wish came true and she is now the founder of her very own bath and body boutique.

As I've said before, "you eat first with your eyes" and I feel this goes for the presentation of bath and beauty products as well. All the Ouish products I received were well packaged and extremely luxe feeling. The branding on the bottles has a feminine and whimsical feel to it. Its also impressive because the owner/creator creates the labels and everything herself.  I also appreciated the little things like tamper-proof seal on all my items to waterproof labels.  Don't get me started about non-waterproof labels on bath and body products.

Bath and shower lovers rejoice! The line includes body wash, whipped sugar scrubs, body oil, sprays as well as facial care like day/night cream. The following products are offered in White Tea & Ginger, Verbana, and Vanilla Fig. I asked the creator how she decided on these particular scents for their initial offering. For the scents she wanted to create a range that was fresh and inviting in particular the white tea & ginger and verbena. In addition to that, she wanted to introduce a scent that was romantic and yet not overpowering in vanilla fig. For the facial products, she wanted something refreshing but unique so the acai & hibiscus in particular is Ouish's signature scent.

While I know there are tons and tons of scents offered in indie bath products I personally love signature scents. Signature scents reflect the brand's identity & personality. I think Ouish did a wonderful job expressing who they are with theirs. Ouish plans to expand their scent offerings in the future as the brand expands, but I have a feeling you will be happy now! 

White Tea & Ginger Body Wash
photo courtesy Ouish
This White Tea & Ginger Body Wash is gentle and softening to the skin. With just a small amount of product on your hand or a bath sponge, you can achieve a lovely amount of lather. This White Tea & Ginger Body Wash scent has a very refreshing and exotic blend of spices, jasmine and a hint of bright citrus.

Just a small amount of the body wash pared with my shower puff produced thick, luxurious lather and it smelled fantastic. It definitely felt just as indulgent and moisturizing as the Lush body washes. I also used this for shaving my legs and it worked beautifully. While I usually am someone that leans towards sweet, bakery smells I've gotta tell you, I really like the bright scent of this product. I've found that I am really a fan of notes of jasmine in products lately.

White Tea & Ginger Body Scrub
photo courtesy Ouish
This White Tea & Ginger Body Scrub is a 3 in 1 product that will sooth and relax you. This scrub moisturizes, cleanses, exfoliates all in one! This product is filled with luscious butters such as cocoa, shea and mango to give your skin that extra boost of love. This White Tea & Ginger Body Scrub scent has a very refreshing and exotic blend of spices, jasmine and a hint of bright citrus.

 If I had to pick only one item from the bath products as my favorite it would be this scrub. Why you ask? Well its fluffy, light and just amazing. I've never had a scrub that cleanses in addition to exfoliation. Not only does it do double, well triple, duty but the texture and smell are just creamy and amazing. I feel like lots of folks talk about wanting feathery, light feeling, whipped products that also deliver like those that are heavier in texture. Well here you have it ladies. RUN don't walk to your computer and buy this in every scent. 

Scrubs are great to use to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. I also used this before shaving my legs for a smoother shave! I hope that Ouish will offer a whipped lotion in the future because I think she really has the secret to a light, fluffy texture. 

White Tea & Ginger Body Oil
photo courtesy Ouish
This White Tea & Ginger Body Oil is packed with nutritious oils that help moisturize and restructure the skin. It will leave you with a lovely healthy glow without that oily feel. This White Tea & Ginger Body Oil scent has a very refreshing and exotic blend of spices, jasmine and a hint of bright citrus.

I haven't used a body oil in the while but I'm so glad I got to try this one. After using my body wash and scrub I rubbed this all over while still wet. Then towel dried my skin patting lightly. My skin felt incredibly soft and moisturized but not greasy. Let me say that again - I was not greasy. I didn't even really need any lotion though I added some to my legs since I had recently shaved them. Remember to gently shake this product before using to ensure that the 100% natural oils are all combined.

White Tea & Ginger Body Splash
photo courtesy Ouish
This White Tea & Ginger Body Splash is the perfect accessory to bring into your life. Our formula is gentle and you will absolutely fall in love with the scent. This White Tea & Ginger Body Splash scent elevates you with the scent of fresh spice, jasmine and of course a lovely hint of citrus.

Sometimes I find that body splashes can be sticky or leave a residue on your skin, but my Ouish splash was the perfect final compliment to my luxurious shower. It was refreshing and the scent is so uplifting! Love!

And because I wanted use the products again. I also used them in my winter hand and nail care routine (you can read that here) and was super happy with the outcome. I started by washing my hands with the body wash, followed by the scrub, rinse and body oil. Be sure to scrub and oil those cuticles ladies!

Overall I am 110% happy with these products from Ouish. I'm pretty darn impressed with the quality of the brand and want to get my hands on everything else Ouish has to offer. I'm really wanting to try the Acai & Hibiscus facial care creams, face scrub as well as the soothing eye serum.

I've also noted that testers are raving about the miracle skin oil.  This oil is a blend of Neem oil, Coconut oil, Black Currant oil, Evening Primrose oil, Borage and Vitamin E - all of which are noted to have skin soothing properties. I have seen testers reporting reduced minor skin ailments and I would love to give it a try.

And not to leave out my fellow bath lovers Ouish will soon offer Bath Muffins aka bath melts! These will be made with high quality ingredients such as milk powder, baking soda and cocoa butter to help hydrate, soften, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin. How does a Vanilla Bean Bath Muffin sprinkled throughout with real powdered whole vanilla beans sound to you?!

Have you tried Ouish yet? What sounds the best to you? Tell be below! I'd love to hear from you!

**Ouish is offering my readers a special 10% discount on their orders for the month of February just use the code POLISHANDPLATES!**

You can purchase from Ouish via their website http://ouishboutique.storenvy.com. Don't forget to LIKE and follow Ouish Boutique on Facebook! Continue the conversation in the Ouish Boutique fan group on Facebook.


**These products were provided for my testing and honest review. **




13 comments:

  1. It has been a pleasure reading your review. I look forward to working with you again in the near future <3.

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  2. The packaging is so pretty! Sounds like a great brand! =)

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    1. It really is Miranda! I will be posting a 10% off code for my readers here shortly so check back!

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  3. The branding is so beautiful! I would love to try the body oil.

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    1. You really should! I love the body oil I used it even after I wash my hands while they are still wet and then pat dry. No more dry hands! I will be posting a 10% off code for my readers here shortly so check back!

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  4. Sure sounds amazing! I'm digging the white tea and ginger one.

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    1. You will love it! Use the code POLISHANDPLATES for 10% off your order this month! And then I want to hear what you think!

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  6. I am a massive Ginger Fan! Even when cooking it's my secret ingredient. :)

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    1. I love ginger too! In food, smells and its great for stomach aches too. Use the discount code and treat yourself!

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  7. This looks like a great brand, I will definitely keep them in mind.

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    1. It really is! I hope you will give it a try and tell me what you think!

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