Soap And Glory- The Next Big Thing Box, Treat yourself!

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Every year Soap and Glory bring out a limited edition gift box full of awesome pampering treats. This year’s box is usually priced at £60 for 10 full sized products which would retail for over a whopping £75 normally, so we have a pretty good saving right from the get go. Now for the awesome bit- for one week only Boots stores in the UK have the box on sale for only £29!!!! How freaking great is that! I was convinced they would be sold out by the time I got myself to a store but Boots in Truro had loads left so I managed to nab myself one. They are selling fast but will be on this great deal until Thursday so if you want one at this great price then be quick!

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There were two limited edition, collectable boxes designed by Hattie Stewart (professional doodler according to her website!), one only available online (which sold out within hours) and one only available in stores. As I said I got mine in store but this image shows both box designs. The box is massive and has a pretty durable handle making it easy to lug through town as you finish your Christmas shopping. It’s so lovely and quirky and I think I will be using mine to store my Crown and Glory accessories in once it’s empty. All of the products come snuggled it a pretty pink drawstring bag, which again will be great for storing things in the future.

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As I said there are 10 full sized products inside ranging from facial care to make up to lovely creams for the body. There’s a really wide range of different scents and products in here so you can get a real taste of what Soap and Glory is all about. I think this would be a

great gift for someone who is new to the brand. There’s also a £3 off voucher for the next time you spend £12 which is great if you fall in love with something and use it all up and need to dash out for more.

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I thought it would be nice to go through all the products for you so if you miss out on the deal or are only interested in a few of them you have some sort of idea what they are like. First up we have the Hand Dream Super Cream (£7). As the name suggests this is a hand cream and it really is dreamy! It soaks in to the skin super quickly and leaves them feeling silky soft in seconds. Like lots of Soap and Glory products it has a sweet fruity sent which lasts for ages. Next is Whipped Clean Shower Butter (£8) which is an in-shower moisturiser. You use it like normal shower gel but it is extra moisturising because it has loads of natural butters and oils. It smells good enough to eat with an almondy fragrance. Heel Genius Amazing Foot Cream (£5.50) is a super fresh smelling foot cream that you massage into your feet before bed. As someone who likes walking around with bare feet a lot in the summer this will do my feet the world of good.

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Now on to two of the biggest products in the box. Butter Yourself Body Lotion (£10) is a super moisturising lotion best applied to damp skin after a shower. Again it has that sweet but fruity fragrance that really lingers on the skin. I love that it comes in a pump bottle, super easy for application. Orangeasm Body Wash (£6.50) is the fruitiest smell ever! It has the most amazing orange smell to it and when I say that I mean it smells like actual oranges not that sickly synthetic smell you often get. It is so uplifting and just wow! This is perfect for a morning shower as it will really wake you up.

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Sugar Crush Body Scrub (£8) has my absolute favourite Soap and Glory scent! Like most of the other products, there are many other products that share scents meaning you can really build up your fragrance. The Sugar Crush Body Wash (£6.50) is one of my favourite things ever so when I realised that the scrub was in here I was a very happy panda. This scrub works wonders on “scaly” your skin is feeling and it’s sweet lime scent will hopefully make you feel as happy as it makes me feel. The Righteous Butter (£10.50) is a luxurious body butter with that signature Soap and Glory scent. It’s super rich and thick and, much like the hand cream, leaves your skin feeling velvety soft.

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Finally we have some bits for your lovely face! First we have the Thick And Fast Mascara (£10) which I used for the first time today on an outing to town. I am pretty fussy with mascaras, many have come through my house and only get used once before being tossed in the bin. This one however is great! It really have my lashes a boost and lasted all day. The brush is pretty big and a bit daunting, but I found it worked like a dream. Off Your Face (£4.50) are face cleansing clothes with a pretty hilarious name. I love it when brands are a bit jokey with their product names. I have yet to try these but they claim to “wipe your skin clean of dirt and make-up, help to clear your complexion, and leave your face feeling fah-resh” so I hope they deliver. They have a textured surface to exfoliate your skin as well as cleansing and toning. Finally we have Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Shine Lacquer (£7) which is possibly my favourite name for a product of all time. The one included in the box is a kind of pinky, subtle colour that I think would suit most people. It’s the kind of shade you would describe as “your lips but better”. I wore it today and it was pretty long lasting and the shine was just sublime. I don’t usually go for lip glosses or lacquers but I think I may be getting this in some other colours because I really liked it as it’s not as sticky as some others I’ve tried.

So that’s that! Good luck if you want to get your hands on one of the boxes. As I said at the beginning- Boots in Truro had loads left the other day so if you live in Cornwall then get your butt down there! I hope my reviews have helped if you are thinking about getting any of the individual products. Soap and Glory is an awesome company, everything smells freaking gorgeous, works wonderfully and has pink packaging, what more could you want?!

Toodles.

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Pamper Yourself!

Hello people! I am writing this snuggled up in bed rocking my fluffy leopard dressing gown and knee high stripy socks because I am ill. Great timing Emma, it’s not like you just started uni or anything. Oh well, I have been resting and trying to make myself better. Today I decided to treat myself to a bit of a pamper sesh. When you are ill a lovely long shower or bath can do you the world of good.

I thought I would share some of my favourite pamper products with you. Some of them are pretty standard and cheap whereas others are a bit more of an indulgence so there should be something for everyone!

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Original Source shower gels are absolutely amazing! I love every single one of their different scents however the Vanilla and Raspberry and Raspberry and Cocoa are my current two favourites. Usually priced at about £2.29. Right now they are only 99p each on the Superdrug website which rocks! They lather up really well and make your skin so soft. They are packed with natural fragrances which leaves you and your bathroom smelling heavenly.

 

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Superdrug’s Revitalising Raspberry & Macadamia Nut Shampoo and Conditioner makes my hair so soft and silky. They help maintain the vibrancy of my coloured hair which means I can go longer between dyes. The sweet scent really hangs around in your hair which is lovely when you swish it around. These retail at £1.99 but they often have buy one get one free offers.

10580206-1324463975-484790Whilst on the subject of hair care I’d like to introduce you to one of my favourite products Alterna Bamboo Colour Protection Fade Proof Fluide (bit of a mouthful I know!). I just smooth a few pumps of this through my towel dried hair and it leaves it amazingly shiny. I feel it really helps add strength and retain colour as well. It also has UV protection which is a bonus. This is more of an indulgent product. I found it on Amazon for £12.99 for 3.4oz which seems pretty steep but it really does last for ages.

8840156643358Now on to some body love. This Cherry and Macadamia Body Butter is so rich and smooth you just want to spread it on toast and eat it! It smells like divine yoghurt or something, nom! I love strong scents and this definitely fits the bill. It moisturises beautifully and soaks into the skin really nicely. At £3.99 for a pretty big tub I would say it’s very good value for money as a little goes a long way.

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Could you guess a Lush product was gonna sneak it’s way in here? Trust me, there’s more coming up! Tender Is The Night has an incredibly romantic, sensual scent. Full of vanilla, ylang ylang oil and my favourite ever smell- jasmine, it is my perfect blend of fragrances. Lush massage bars are designed to melt with heat, so as you rub them over you they release lovely moisturising butters and oils all over your warm skin. I also love the look of this bar, the cute little pink flower on the top just adds that touch of loveliness. Priced at £6.50 I consider them to be a bit of a treat, but we all deserve a treat every now and then!

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Lush’s Bubblegum Lip Scrub is perfect for the colder months. It works really well to gently buff dry, chapped lips. The caster sugar does the buffing while the organic jojoba oil moisturises. The best thing about it though has to be it’s sweetshop taste! After scrubbing away you lick off the sugary goodness- yummy! A 25g pot comes in at £5.50 which for such a great product isn’t bad.

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I like to finish treating my lips with a dab of Honey Trap lip balm. This is the only thing that has ever really worked for my dry winter lips. It’s super moisturising and tastes like honey and white chocolate! It costs £5.75 for a little tin which lasts forever. I got a tin just under a year ago and even with daily use I still have about half left. One thing I will say is be careful with the lid, I put mine of wonky once then spent half an hour bashing the tin to try and get it off again!

 

What to know something super cool about all of those products? They are all cruelty free! None of them have been tested on animals, yay!

 

lemon_ginger_20_etb_angle_2I’ve added this Lemon and Ginger Twinings infusion at the end of this list because it is my favourite drink when I am ill. I can’t stand Lemsip so when I have a cold I turn to this instead. If you leave it to brew for ages (10 mins) then it’s lovely steam really helps clear a blocked system. Also ginger is really good for settling an upset tummy. Basically this drink is a lifesaver! A box of 20 bags costs between £1 and £1.50.

I hope you like the look of some of my favourite pamper products. I think it’s really important to indulge in some pamper time, even if you aren’t ill. It’s good for the soul. I try to pamper myself fully at least once a week because it really boosts my mood and confidence. It’s part of my radical self love practice.

I hope you are all happy and healthy!

Toodles for now.