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)

Easter Treats: How To Make A Homemade Chocolate Face Mask

As much as I love chocolate, it just doesn’t seem to love me back. That’s why. this Easter, I’m being kind to my skin by putting chocolate on my face, instead of in my mouth!

You can buy chocolate face treatments from many spas and beauty suppliers, but it’s much cheaper and more entertaining to make your own at home. The consistency of this homemade treatment is light and the formula works wonders on my skin, leaving it feeling soft and well cared for. And the best bit? The chocolate face mask smells good enough to eat!


Here is how you can make it yourself at home!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

What you will need:

  • A pan
  • A glass bowl/ measuring jug
  • A mixing bowl
  • Table spoons
  • A container to store the finished product
  • 25g good quality dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 table spoon of almond oil
  • 1 table spoon of honey

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Method:

  1. Fill the pan half full with water and set the glass bowl inside. Place on a medium heat to warm the water.
  2. Break the chocolate into pieces, placing the fragments into the bowl. Stir until melted.
  3. Separate an egg yolk and whisk it in a bowl.
  4. Add the oil, honey and finally the chocolate to the bowl.
  5. Place the face mask  in a empty container.
  6. Apply the treatment and wash your face clean 15 minutes later. Your skin will be left feeling pampered and, best of all, it will smell of  dark chocolate!

 

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I hope that you enjoyed my post and I’d love to hear about your chocolatey Easter creations!

Until next time,

Danielle xxx

(Blog supported by Soap & Glory)

All You Need Is Scrub: Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub Review

Hey everyone!

Summer is just around the corner and I’m on the hunt for perfectly soft holiday skin. So, this week,  I’ve been testing out whether Soap & Glory’s Sugar Crush Body Scrub can give me just that. Here’s what I thought:


Texture: 5/5

I love the texture of this body scrub, as it exfoliates gently and  is not overly abrasive.


Smell:5/5

I love the citrus scent of the Sugar Crush Body Scrub, which contains sweet lime, almond oil, macadamia grains and glycerin from smashed brown sugar. The Scrub really helps to wake me up in the mornings.


Effect: 5/5

When used in conjunction with a quality body butter, this scrub left my harsh Winter skin feeling silky smooth.


Value: 5/5

Soap & Glory’s Sugar Crush Body Scrub retails at £8.00 for 300 ml in Boots. I think that this is good value for money, because the scrub feels like a really luxiourious, high-end produt. You also get a generous amount of product for your money.

The Verdict:

I have noticed that my skin has softened since I began using the Sugar Crush Body Scrub and the product adds a little luxury to my morning showers. I will definitely be re-purchasing.

Now I’m off to recover from a night of salsa dancing. How did you spend your weekend? 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

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