A Firm Favourite: Soap & Glory’s Up-toned Girl Review

Hey there everyone! Summer is just around the corner and I’m getting beach ready! Apart from cleaning up my eating habits (there’ll be less chocolate cookies in my cupboard for a while!) and hitting the gym, I’m also testing out a firming product for the first time ever! Soap & Glory’s Up-toned girl is a body lotion with a difference and, when applied daily, it smoothes the skin and firms up troublesome areas. Here’s what I thought of the product:

Packaging: 5/5

Up-toned girl comes in a convenient pump bottle and, as ever, I love the cheeky vintage pin-up on the packaging. I also like the stylish colour scheme and the luxurious look of the pink and silver design.

Smell: 5/5

The product contains coconut, almond and grapeseed oils and has a fresh, mildly fruity scent.

Performance: 5/5

Up-toned Girl has a light formula which absorbs well into the skin, leaving even the least moistured areas feeling soft and well-cared for; a must in the dry Summer weather! I loved how Soap & Glory’s illuminating ‘Flatterspheres’ gave my skin a healthy and natural Summer glow.

Up-toned Girl is an excellent body lotion, even without its unique selling point; Soap & Glory’s ‘Self-Taut Technology’, a secret formula which firms, tones and moisturises the skin. Now, when it comes to toning, nothing can beat a healthy diet and frequent exercise, but I am pleasantly surprised with the results of this product.  Over the last two weeks, the cellulite on my legs has cleared up considerably and my skin is feeling so much softer! I will definitely be re-buying.

I hope that you enjoyed today’s review and that you’re enjoying the Summer weather wherever you are. I’d love to know; what are your Summer beauty must-haves?

Until next time!

Danielle xx

(Blog supported by Soap & Glory)

Beauty Review: Spring Favourites 

Hey there everyone!  As of this week I have 100 followers! Thank you so much to you all for your support. Your lovely comments never fail to put a big smile on my face!

Now let’s get back to today’s post. This week, I’m teaming up with my friend Yasmin from  lipstickmusing.wordpress.com to review  some of our  favourite beauty products for the new season. Here are our top beauty picks to help you transition stylishly into Spring.

1. The Greatest Scrub of All- Soap & Glory

Price: £9.00 for 150ml

Danielle says: “This face scrub gently exfoliates, leaving dry Winter skin feeling soft, fresh and ready for Spring. The product is gentle enough for everyday use and a little goes a long way, so it’s great value for money.”

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2. Moisture Foundation- The Body Shop

Price: £15.00 for 30ml

Danielle says: “I really like this foundation because it offers excellent coverage and feels light. It is a perfect base for a fresh-faced Spring look. Moreover, the Body Shop’s Moisture Foundation is ideal for the warmer weather because it features  SPF 15 sun protection, which lets you enjoy the sun guilt-free.”


3. Kick-Ass Concealer- Soap & Glory

Price: £10.00 for 7.7g

Yasmin says: “Fresh looking skin is always a key trend for Spring, but that doesn’t mean our skin cooperates and actually looks fresh. Soap and Glory’s Kick-Ass Concealer is a 3-step solution to eliminating blemishes and dullness to achieve a fresh glow. I love that it comes with a powder for sealing your concealer, as this is the best way to ensure your concealer stays put and looks perfectly blended in to skin.”


4. Naked Flushed Palette in ‘Streak’- Urban Decay

Price: £25.00 for 14g

Yasmin says: “Everything you need for flushed, glowing skin all in one palette! This trio provides you with a bronzer, a highlight and a blush, making it a perfect companion for  Spring travelling. The powders are super silky and the shades blend together seamlessly, giving you with sculpted, glowing cheeks.”

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5. Sunbeam Highlighter- Benefit

Price: £21.50 for 13ml

Yasmin says: “This highlighter is literally a sunbeam in a bottle! It adds gentle luminosity, making your skin look healthy and dewy – perfect for Spring. Plus, it feels super light due to its liquid formula; you can even mix a little in with your foundation for an all-over glow. This is a particular favourite of mine as it is such a natural looking highlight, giving you the ‘lit from within’ look.”

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6.  Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette- Urban Decay

Price: £39.50

Danielle says: “The dreamy colours in this Urban Decay palette are perfect for creating a fresh-faced Spring look. The eyeshadow is durable and works particularly when paired with Urban Decay’s primer potion. Despite being an expensive product, Naked 2 is definitely worth its price-tag because the eyeshadow is highly pigmented and a little goes a long way.”

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7. Liquid Velvet Matte Lipstick in ‘Wonderland’- Ciaté London

Price: £17.00 for 6.5 ml

Danielle says: “Wonderland is a bright matte pink, which is perfect for Spring. My favourite thing about this liquid lipstick is its vivid colouration. The product feels light and once it has dried, the Liquid Velvet Matte Lipstick has real staying power. I also love its precision tip applicator, which gives you a perfectly defined pout without ever needing lip liner.”

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8. ‘In Stitches’ Nail Polish- Essie

Price: £7.99 for 13.5ml

Yasmin says: “Essie nail polishes are my ultimate favourite – they have the best selection of colours out there, and their formula is long lasting and opaque. ‘In Stiches’ is a pretty blush shade, perfect for adding a touch of colour for Spring.”

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We hope that you enjoyed our Spring Favourites. We’d love to know,  what are your favourite beauty products for Spring?

Have a great weekend!

Danielle and Yasmin

(Blog supported by Soap & Glory)

Get The Glossip: Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss Review 

Hey there everyone! This week I’ve been testing out these beauties; Soap & Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Glosses. Here’s my beauty verdict:

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Packaging: 5/5

I love Soap & Glory’s tongue in cheek advertising and Sexy Mother Pucker’s badass  packaging. The brush has a very functional shape, helping you to coat even the most stubborn corners of your pout.

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Feel: 5/5

Sexy Mother Pucker is a unique product, which uses ‘Superfill’ plumping technology and ‘Lipswell’ natural plant oil infusion to enhance your pout. I love the gloss’ gentle tingling effect. The formula is also very smooth and non-sticky, so it has a definite advantage over many other glosses that I’ve tried.

Sexy Mother Pucker in Nudestar over my favourite liquid lipstick 💄

Appearance: 5/5

I rarely use lip gloss, because I prefer  the high pigmentation of liquid lipsticks. However, I’ve found that by applying Sexy Mother Pucker in Nudestar or Spun Sugar on top of my favourite liquid lipstick, I can transform my casual day makeup into a shimmery night out look.

If you’re a lip gloss girl, then you have a lot to choose from, as Sexy Mother Pucker comes in 7 different shades. Nudestar and Spun Sugar will give your evening makeup that extra little bit of sparkle, whilst Bare Enough and Pink-Out-Loud will complete any natural daytime look.

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Performance: 5/5

My lips looked fuller after applying this lip gloss. The product was also very durable and I only had to top it up every couple of hours.


Value: 5/5

At £9.00 for 7ml from Boots, I think that Sexy Mother Pucker is  good value for money. I love the versatility of the product and its lip plumping formula is really unique. I’d definitely recommend this gloss as an addition to your  Valentine’s Day look; whether you’re heading out on a date, or going out for cocktails  with your girlfriends.


 

I’d love to hear what you guys thought of this product and which lip products you swear by. Let me know in the comments.

Danielle xxx

(Blog supported by Soap & Glory)

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend? Beauty Review: Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Diamond

Hey everyone!

I hope that you’re having a wonderful week. With Galentines Day just around the corner, I’m super excited to post my first ever beauty review!

Let’s start with the brand; inspired by 1950’s pin-ups, Soap & Glory are all about natural beauty and the fun and fearless expression of femininity. Today I’ll be reviewing the Diamond Edition of Soap & Glory’s award-winning The Righteous Butter.

 The Righteous Butter Diamond Edition uses the same formula as the original. However, it is enhanced with luxurious pearlescent mica powder, which gives the skin an ethereal shimmer.

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It’s the diamond every girl wants this February…

 Here’s your beauty breakdown:


Packaging: 4/5

The pink packaging and shimmery label are both very pleasing on the eye. I did however miss the iconic Soap & Glory pin-ups!

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Left: The Righteous Butter Original, Right: The Righteous Butter Diamond Edition

Appearance: 5/5

The formula has a thick, creamy texture and a long-lasting glittering effect. I would recommend the original version of The Righteous Butter for daytime use, but the indulgent Diamond Edition is a dreamy addition to your pre- night out beauty routine.

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Scent: 5/5

Soap & Glory’s Original Pink fragrance is fresh and feminine. Zesty citrus, sweet summer fruit, flowers and a soft woody base combine for a fresh fragrance which avoids excessive sweetness.

Soap & Glory fragrances are developed by expert perfumers, whose long-lasting formulas leave you smelling gorgeous throughout the day and night. I like to keep a bottle of S&G Original Pink Body Spray in my handbag, to top up the flirty fragrance whenever I  need that something a little extra.

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Performance: 5/5

Soap & Glory body butters are a dream, and the Righteous Butter Diamond Edition is no exception. Unlike many body butters, The Righteous Butter absorbs very quickly into your skin, which is great if you are always dashing out to work or lectures. The butter  conditions your skin, leaving you feeling soft and sassy.


Value: 5/5

The Righteous Butter Diamond Edition is a fab product, and the best bit? It’s actually affordable! Retailing at £10 for 300ml in Boots, I am yet to find a body butter which beats this on price and quality.

From girl-to-girl, at the moment Boots are also offering a free gift when you spend £11 with Soap & Glory; so it’s a great time treat your girlfriends in time for Galentines Day.

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Galentines at the University of Edinburgh

The Righteous Butter Diamond Edition: It’s the diamond every girl wants this February…

My final semester at university has been stressful, but indulging in a little The Righteous Butter every morning has really helped me gear-up for the busy day ahead. I love the quality of the product and the price is student friendly. Would I recommend The Righteous Butter Diamond Edition?  Definitely.

Have you tried The Righteous Butter, or any other Soap & Glory products? What did you think?

Danielle xxxx

(Supported by Soap & Glory)