Saturday, 3 October 2009

Soap and Glory

I've been on a bit of a mission lately to find a good shower gel and moisturiser combo that smells good together and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth. I spent about an hour in Boots looking at all the shower gels and body lotions to try and find something I liked. I wanted to try something I'd not used before and nothing was really catching my eye.

I then spotted the Soap and Glory display. I've always bypassed these products in the past, I always thought them a bit gimmicky, something I tend to stay away from.

I couldn't have been more wrong about these products. I unscrewed the top off the Clean On Me Shower Gel and instantly loved the smell. It's a very feminine smell and kind of reminds me of Miss Dior Cherrie or one of the Britney Spears perfumes but not as overwhelming.

I bought a few things, I thought I may as well try a good selection of the range, for research purposes only of course :)

Soap and Glory Flake Away Body Scrub £6.36
Soap & Glory Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel 500ml £5
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Lotion £6.50
Soap & Glory Hair Supply £6

Soap and Glory Flake Away Body Scrub £6.36
I feel like I'm really pampering myself when I use this body scrub, it leaves your skin coated in a light residue that helps to moisturise and soften the skin.

Soap & Glory Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel 500ml £5
This is a really nice everyday shower gel, it foams really well with a body puff and smells devine.

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Lotion £6.50
I've used this everyday for the past week after showering and my skin has never felt so soft and smelt so good, my boyfriend loves it!! After a shower I'll dry myself so my skin is slightly damp and then apply the body lotion, I find this helps the lotion soak in. It doesn't soak in straight away but I can forgive this as the smell is gorgeous.

Soap & Glory Hair Supply (Hair Mask)
I've been a bit wary of hair products recently after the allergic reaction I had to the Gliss Shampoo. I've used this twice this week and so far have had no problems. My hair feels silky soft but it also feels nourished.

I've been really impressed with the Soap and Glory products and I'm looking forward to trying the rest of the range.

Pip x

Thursday, 1 October 2009

YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara

Hi ladies

I'm a complete mascara whore, I have a draw full of mascaras but they are mainly all drug store brands. I have never really been drawn towards the high end brand mascaras. To me a mascara is as good as it's wand with not much difference between a £5 mascara and £25 mascara.

Last weekend I was in Boots and decided to use my Boots Advantage card points that I had been saving up for a looong time. I decided to buy yet another mascara and thought I would give a more high end mascara a go. Initially I was torn between Dior Show and the YSL Faux Cils. The MUA explained that the YSL mascara had won a load of beauty awards so I opted for that one.

I have been using it all week and I have to say I am impressed. The wand is long and thin which is ideal for covering lashes right from the root.  It does give a slight false lash effect as it separates, fans and lifts my lashes in all the right places.

But is it worth the £21 price tag?? I still think it's the wand that makes all the difference no matter what brand is on the side of the tube. What do you think?

Do you have a HG mascara? let me know, I'd love to try it and make my collection even bigger:)
Pip x