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Latest Beauty Obsession: SW Basics

Oct 24, 2013

Let me start by saying this is not a sponsored post, I actually paid for these products and tried them on my own- not that I would be sad if SW Basics wants to send me some free products to try:)  I just truly loved these products and wanted to share my find!

I will be the first to admit I am not very adventurous in the beauty department. I usually find something I like and stick with it. Well I was reading US Weekly (yes I subscribe and love celebrity gossip, Friday is my favorite day because my US Weekly comes) and it was talking about a line Gwyneth Paltrow loved, so I knew I needed to try it.  The company is SW Basics.  The article said GP loved their body scrub and I am a sucker for a good body scrub so off I went to browse their site.

I browsed the SW Basics site for awhile and was very impressed.   First of all everything is super affordable.  It is all made with very simple ingredients and they list the ingredients right on the front of the bottle- nothing hidden.   SW Basics is based out of Brooklyn and they pride themselves on being all natural and using the purest quality products around.  All of their ingredients are either certified organic, Fair Trade, or sourced from small family farms.  All of the ingredients are things you can pronounce and have heard of, nothing weird. I loved everything about their site plus I loved the simple sleek look of their packaging.  I am a sucker for a pretty bottle.

 I finally decided on and ordered 4 products to try:


Of course I had to try the main product my girl GP recommended.  This body scrub is so coarse which I love, it really exfoliates well.  It is not quite as oily as some scrubs more grainy.  It smells like coconut which is so luscious.  I have been keeping this is my shower and using it all over my body.  It makes my skin so soft afterwards.


I debated about ordering this because I am pretty loyal to Cetaphil but decided why not?  This actually turned out to be my favorite product I tried.  It smells heavenly and really coats and moisturizes your face.  I only ordered the small jar and wish I had done the larger one.  It is great for dry skin.  The cream is really thick so I feel like it really coats my skin well and seeps in.


Lately I have just been using my coconut oil to remove my make-up.  I smear it on my belly for stretch marks and then use it to take off my make-up.  While it works great sometimes it can be clumpy and get in my eyes.  I loved this make-up remover and will definitely be buying it again.  It is oily but I feel like it moisturizes yours eyes at the same time as removing your make up.  and it did remove all my make-up.  I am hooked on this stuff.

|| LIP BALM ||

I threw in this lip balm at the last minute because well, I was already paying shipping and it was only $1 I tried the citrus and peppermint and loved them both.

I highly recommend you visit the SW Basics site and try their products out.  I am pretty smitten with mine and sure I will be a regular customer of theirs!


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  1. I LOVE products! I will definitely check out the site! Love their packaging too!!!

  2. Ashley says:

    I'm a big fan of SW Basics too! As a Cetaphil lover I debated trying the face wash too. I might just have to now!

  3. oo nice! thanks for the intro, i've never heard of this brand but now i am going to check them out. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  4. Thanks for the recommendations! I've never heard of this line before and will definitely check it out!

  5. What? $1 for that lip balm? that's amazing! Curious to try the body scrub and the makeup remover, I need a better makeup remover.

  6. Thanks for the recommendation – I love trying new things and this sounds great!

    Have a great day!!

  7. never heard of them before, will have to check it out!

  8. I have ever heard of this brand, but I do love a pretty bottle! Thanks for the tip Natalie!

  9. Renee says:

    How does the cream do under make up? How long did you have to wait before putting make up on after applying it?


  10. Great find! Love products with natural ingredients.

  11. This is great! I love a great product where you actually know what is in it! Thanks!

  12. Oh now I could try a few new things. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I will have to try this! Thanks!

  14. I'm a beauty junkie so I will definitely be checking these out! I also look forward to my weekly US magazine! šŸ™‚


  15. E Hayes says:

    Thanks for sharing this find!! I'm pretty minimalist in my skincare, but I still value quality products (result of a make up artist/beauty junkie mother). I'm definitely going to look into these!

  16. I haven't heard of SW Basics so thanks for sharing!! I can't wait to try them out!