Though I love living in Japan, for some inexplicable reason I turn to British (and European) brands and tend to miss them and want to buy them and use them.
I never used Soap & Glory products when I lived in the UK. Never. And then, since living in Japan I’ve been dying to buy out the entire online store! What is that about?
I’m pretty sure that if I lived in the UK all I would want are Japanese products. If anyone has an explanation of this craziness, please let me know!
Anyway, I will move on now to talk about my first Soap & Glory product, purchased during my last trip to the UK. I love it and it is precious to me, so I’m rationing it!
I bought Flake Away based on the smell alone. It’s difficult to describe but I would say sweet and fruity and oh so addictive. I just want to keep sniffing it! If you have yet to smell it, head down to your nearest chemist and go crazy!
The packaging is gorgeous. Like so many others I love the retro-ness of it, and it’s unapologetically pink and girly. Soap & Glory are one of the punnier beauty brands and I love that. Wit is severely under-appreciated in my opinion.
On the back of the tub (can a cylinder have a back?) directions for use begin with “How do I Scrub Thee?” Anyone who channels Elizabeth Barrett Browning into a beauty product is good with me!
Now you might think that the outside is all I love about this product, but the inside is mighty fine as well.
The scrub contains shea butter, sugar, peach seeds, sea salt, and grapeseed and almond oils, and leaves your skin feeling so soft and smooth after use. This is important for me as I am such a lazy moisturiser person – I’m awful.
I used to have trouble with using it in the shower as it would go everywhere if my skin was too wet, but I recently watched one of Tanya Burr’s videos and she mentions her tip about using scrubs on dry skin. I haven’t done that yet, but I have started with making sure my skin is only slightly damp, and that has been amazing! I will try on dry skin soon.
I would love to hear your tips on using body scrubs and which ones are your favourites! I would recommend Flake Away to everyone! I actually use a little plastic spoon to scoop out the product as it melts away when in contact with water, and if your hands are wet when putting them in the tub it just doesn’t work.
Now, all that’s left is to post some pictures. I wish I could post smell as well but our technology is not quite there yet. Maybe one day.
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!