Monday, 5 August 2013

Loves Lately


Once or twice a week I like to apply a luxurious body butter for some intense moisture. The latest addition to grace my ever increasing collection is Soap & Glory's Smoothie Star. The scent is divine - a delectable combination of pistachio, almond and sweet vanilla which gives off a bakewell tart fragrance. Whenever I use this I have compliments on the scent which is always a bonus! The thick, whipped butter applies effortlessly smoothly and absorbs quickly without leaving skin feeling sticky, just noticeably softer thanks to the nourishing ingredients of pistachio, almond and coconut oil paired with cocoa and shea butter.  My all time favourite body butter!


A body wash and butter in one, Soap & Glory's Whipped Clean is a creamy combination of sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, macadamia nut oil and cocoa and shea butters to leave skin super soft after showering. I love a multi-use product, so this is ideal for delivering an extra dose of moisture to the skin during the lazy days when it's too much effort to apply a body cream after a shower! Fragranced with the same pistachio, almond and sweet vanilla scent of the Smoothie Star Body Buttercream, they're the perfect pairing if you want to be left smelling sweet. 

My first introduction into cleansing waters was with Rodial Dragon's Blood Cleansing Water, which made removing makeup a breeze, whilst being gentle but effective on the eye area. The only problem was that at £25, it was too expensive to continually repurchase. The much raved about Bioderma, on the other hand, was more affordable but not easily accessible, so the purse friendly L'Oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Solution seemed like the perfect alternative. Since adding this to my skin care collection I haven't reached for any other makeup remover or cleanser - it's more effective at removing my makeup than anything I've ever used. Within seconds my skin is clear and clean and it works better at removing mascara than any specific eye makeup remover I've used in the past. A few moments spent holding a soaked cotton pad over the eye area and everything is swept off with ease. It's gentle on the skin, has no scent and it doesn't even sting the eyes if you accidentally get some in there. It leaves my skin soft, smooth and refreshed. I can't fault this product, I'm a huge fan!


16 comments:

  1. Oh love these items, I have the Soap & glory buttercream and I agree with you its divine! Must try out the shower cream, sounds awesome!

    Eloise |simplynaturale

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  2. This products all look gorgeous :) I love soap and glory - will have to stock up before I go abroad!
    Cute blog lovely :) I love following you!
    Keep in touch!
    Andrea
    www.lanouvellenoire.com xxx

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  3. Really want to try that micellar water! Was surprised at how cheap it is too, thought it would be a lot more than a fiver!x

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  4. I love the L'Oreal Skin Perfection water, my skin has got so much better whilst I've been using it :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  5. I love all of these :) great picks! xx

    D Is For...

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  6. I love the Micellar water too, it made my favourite. I'm obsessed with Soap & Glory's Sugar Crush, but I might give whipped cream a go too as the smell looks like it might be similar. x

    teapartywithalice.com

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  7. My eye make up remover is finished so will have to pick up the L'Oreal water heard good things xxx

    http://mrsbeautyjunkie83.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I'm loving the L'Oreal Micellar water too. It's such a fantastic product for such a purse friendly price! I really want to try the S&G shower butter - it sounds divine! xo

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  9. I have Whipped clean and Smoothie star (but in the bottle) and love them both! I am a huge fan of Soap and Glory but these two are definitely up their with my favourites! I now want to try the L'Oreal Micellar water - it looks and sounds great! I am needing something which removes eye make up in particular easily and doesn't sting so I will definitely be getting this. :) xx

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  10. the l'oreal solution seems amazing, i really need to get my hands on some! (:

    LauraThroughTheLens

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  11. I love the scent of all the soap and Glory Products and some of the stuff they put in there is so hydrating for the skin. I'd love to try the Loreal Micellar Water as from the reviews it comes across as worth the few pennies! Please take a look at my beauty blog :)

    Amber xx
    http://ambertypes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Soap and Glory is the best, I'll have to pop in to boots and buy both of the products you've reviewed. Particularly love the sound of shower butter! x

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  13. I LOVE THR s &G items too. I have tried Bioderma and L'Oreal and I have to say I predee Bioderma. The L'Oreal stings my eyes slightly.

    Just a note... I have read/heard somewhere that while micellar waters are used by make up artists backstage dor quick changes,they aren't designed to be your deep clean every day. They are great for in tbe morning or for removing the bulk of make up before a proper cleanse but I personally couldn't only use those. I still use a hot cloth cleanser each night.

    Maybe someone jn the know could confirm what I heard or correct me... it would be AMAZING if they were the only cleanser we'd ever need!

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  14. I LOVE THR s &G items too. I have tried Bioderma and L'Oreal and I have to say I predee Bioderma. The L'Oreal stings my eyes slightly.

    Just a note... I have read/heard somewhere that while micellar waters are used by make up artists backstage dor quick changes,they aren't designed to be your deep clean every day. They are great for in tbe morning or for removing the bulk of make up before a proper cleanse but I personally couldn't only use those. I still use a hot cloth cleanser each night.

    Maybe someone jn the know could confirm what I heard or correct me... it would be AMAZING if they were the only cleanser we'd ever need!

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  15. Looks so good. I need to try new products like these. Following you now, lovely blog!

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  16. I've yet to try Smoothie Star but Whipped Clean is a frequent visitor to my shower, it is a gorgeous product :)

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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