GIRLS GONE WILD…FOR BATH AND BODY PRODUCTS
What happens when we here at we heart this stumble on a product we receive for review and are floored by its awesomeness? We take a field trip! I know because this just happened. Mere months ago I wrote of my sappy love for amazing natural lotions from 100% Pure.
I loved them so much that I ordered more of them. I rarely do this, not because I don’t heart many of the products I receive and review, but because I don’t heart them enough to not try more things…other things…different things – and I MUST try them, it’s what we do. And it wasn’t just me – the whole wht team was floored by the awesomeness of these lotions. They are just that good.
Yes, 100% Pure ruined us for other lotions and we let them know that. So the 100% Pure folks invited the L.A. based wht team to their West Hollywood location, smack dab in the middle of the Sunset Strip, to do their best to ruin us for all items for face and body – not just lotion – and did a pretty good job of it.
In case you missed my effusive praise of this company and are in the dark about these folks, let me give you a recap of the company. 100% Pure is a San Jose-based skincare, bath, body and makeup company that is vegan (they love animals, just like us!), and free of perfumes, synthetic fragrances, thickeners, emulsifiers and fillers. They produce products that are totally concentrated, without preservatives, and are based around various antioxidants. The entire line is good for sensitive skin and is free of unhealthy toxins. Somehow, they do all this at an incredibly reasonable price.
The West Hollywood 100% Pure store is tiny, but bright and light with a big basin sink anchored in its center, a universe of products aligned on the surrounding walls and us we heartsters were buzzing about the room like satellites, gravitating to that sink to sample scrubs and scents. Nothing is more inviting to a prospective buyer of bath and body than a big sink. I didn’t know this before our field trip, but I can say it now that it is so.
Hennessey was our hostess for this field trip and, if possible, she was as inviting as that big sink. She welcomed us brightly as if the store were her home and encouraged us to look and sample unobtrusively. Hennessey is a master of sales through knowledge and is clearly as big a believer in the products she sells as we are. Any questions? She can’t be stumped.
Though Thanksgiving had not yet happened when we visited 100% Pure, Christmas decorations were all along the Strip and I was primed for shopping. For a brief moment in time I contemplated beginning and ending my Christmas shopping here. As it was, I bought a couple items for myself, and a couple for gifts. As it is, the purchased gift items are now all mine. Yes, 100% Pure is indeed irresistible stuff.
Of my purchased items, I’m head over heels for the Cocoa Kona Coffee Butter ($16). When they say butter, you butter believe them! Like a stick of Land O’ Lakes this stuff is hard in the pan and melts with the heat of your hands. The natural oils slather into rough parts like knees, feet and elbows while the scent is divinely sweet and absolutely natural (of course).
Upon leaving we were all given generous gift bags containing a large Hydrating Body Wash in various scents (mine was the White Peach), a Hand Buttercream (mine was Vanilla Bean), and an adorable “We Love Animals” Journal. That’s a score! I 100% love this place…naturally.
Readers – Do you have a 100% Pure favorite? Tell us about it!
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Sherri is co-author of What Would You Do With This Room? My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design, and of course, a wht writer!