WHIPPED CLEAN Shower gel and Body Butter all in one – smells good enough to eat! 

whipped clean

This Whipped Clean Luxe Cream Wash and Shower Butter all in one does not disappoint. A shower butter that’s so thick and creamy it feels luxurious on your skin and smells oh so good!

With 25% moisture oils and butters it’s so moisturising leaving your skin hydrated and smooth with no residue but fresh clean soft skin. I do not feel the need to moisturise after cleansing with this product, it’s a great time saver for early mornings before work.

The vital ingredients include cocoa, shea butters, grapeseed, sweet almond oil, macadamia oil, oh and the added scent of pistachio, almond and sweet vanilla which is why it smells good enough to eat!

It arrived in my Soap and Glory Hattie Stewart designed Christmas Gift Box, I’ve only just gotten round to using it. A little product on a bath sponge goes a long way, it’s great value at  £8 250ml I would repurchase it, take a look here soap and glory. I do love a bit of S&G pampering, how about you?

Secondblonde x

ORANGEASM™ Every Morning! With Soap and Glory

IMG_8033.JPGAs you may already know I’m a huge Soap and Glory fan. I know, I know it’s all pink and girly but I just can’t help it, they manage to reel me in every time!
I love the fact they have an affordable line of up of up-to-the minute beauty with fun packaging and punchy tag lines, but above all some really nice good quality products that tick all the boxes!

I’ve been using this Orangeasm Body Wash in place of the original Clean On Me™shower gel. I really like the zesty refreshing scent (it contains green mandarin, Sicilian lemon and sweet lemon) it helps to wake me up in the mornings! It’s not over powering citrus or plastic smelling it’s more of a pleasant orange peel smell.

As most S&G products a little goes a long way, I find 3 pumps of this is plenty and lathers up well when used with my natural sea sponge.

My skin is clean, fresh and revitalised.
I think this is a great product for only £6.50 for 500ml and S&G are usually included in 3 for 2 deals at boots, get yours here

What Soap and Glory products are you into lately?

Secondblonde x

Sexy Mother Pucker™ Lip Shine Lacquer by Soap and Glory

This lip gloss arrived in my “The Next Big Thing” bumper Soap & Glory box set. If you know me you will know that I don’t do lip gloss, I haven’t worn it for yonks! I’m a matte red retro MAC Ruby Woo kinda gal. So I hesitantly tried this lip gloss and was quite surprised….

2015/01/img_3013.jpgHere’s the science bit….
SPECIAL VEGGIE ESTERS which leave a soft, filmy, glass-like shine over lips for enhanced colour adherence

Ultra-moisturising and repairing COLOURBURST™ CRYSTALS with MICRONISED FRESHWATER PEARL POWDER, aragonite crystals, protein complex amino acids and moisturising polysaccharides

in a 3-dimensional network that firms, sculpts and stimulates collagen synthesis.

On first application I didn’t like it at all as it was far from my dramatic red hue and it felt gloppy, it felt like I wanted to rub it off and I was concerned that it made my teeth look yellow!

I decided to give it a decent trial and tried it out for a week and actually really love it! The colour is quite dense which means even when the high shine has dulled down your lips after a few hours of wear you still have an even coat of colour. The “gloopy” texture I’ve gotten used to and doesn’t bother me, it feels quite moisturising.

I don’t find it to be very plumping which doesn’t bother me, though because of its clever ingredients (listed above) it does give the illusion of fullness and your lips look smooth and moisturised.

The colour “charm offensive” is a pretty rose hue which is quite flattering for most skin tones. It’s a nice alternative to my matte red lip days and quite girly. I’m glad I didn’t throw it aside after one application, I’m definitely a lip gloss convert now, I’m reaching into my make-up bag right as I type to slap on a coat before I set off to work.

Get your Soap and Glory Sexy Mother™ Pucker Lip Shin Lacquer here £7 available in 6 wearable/pretty shades.

Have you tried any of the other shades?

It’s a Miracle! SOAP AND GLORY 5-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water – DRAMA CLEAN™

Dubbed “miracle water” I needed a new cleanser and as I like the freshness of a toner thought I’d give this a try. It claims to remove ALL make-up including the most stubborn mascara in one “no rubbing required” swish of a well saturated cotton wool ball.

IMG_6567.JPGIt also removes dirt and impurities in one clean sweep. There is no-need-to-rinse, it’s oil-free and non-drying, a complete face and eye-makeup-removing marvel is surely the smart-girl’s way to get skin super clean.

Here’s the science bit
(what’s in it that makes it work)
D.CLOG™ WATER – micellar cleansing technology swiftly ‘magnetises’ make-up, dirt and dead cells away.
GO-JUICE™ – with vitamins A and C rich peach and goji berry extracts to help soften skin.
Cool cucumber waterjuice – refreshes and revitalises.
Botanical cornflower extract – calms the delicate eye area.
Aloe vera leaf juice – marvellously soothing and moisturising.
Paraben free
Soap alcohol free
For all skin types

IMG_2798.JPGI’ve been using this for four weeks and have been impressed with its performance. It removes every last scrap of make up without giving me panda eyes, leaving my skin feeling clean, non oily, fresh and does not dry out my skin. I always use this after I’ve washed my face, I use Soap and Glory’s Face Soap & Clarity which I posted about back in 2011 read here.

IMG_2799.JPGThe flip lid is easy to use when you are in a rush, quickly snapping it shut to prevent any spillage, and just the right amount can be applied to your cotton wool ball/pad without it flooding out. The liquid is clear but looks oh so pretty on my dressing table in it’s pink tinted container keeping in line with Soap & Glorys design. The smell I wasn’t too keen on, I love the freshness of cucumber and the sweetness of ripe peach but together!?! At least it’s very subtle and not over powering so I’ve gotten used to it and actually don’t mind it now.

IMG_2797.JPGMy conclusion is that I’m enjoying this product, it does what it claims to do, I haven’t suffered any dry or oily patches while using it and it leaves my skin feeling smooth. At £6 for 200ml I’m quite likely to re-purchase when it’s finished.

Check out Soap and Glory here.

Sunday DIY Nails

My Sunday Night DIY Mani

Shape with Soap & Glory File/buffer

Prep with Essie Fill the Gap base coat

Paint with 2 coats of Barry M Gelly polish in Blood Orange

Seal with Seche Vite Top Coat for a glossy shine

Treat with CND Solar Oil to condition and protect cuticles


Weekend Mini’s

A few of my favourite mini sized products that are a must for my weekend bag.

1. Soap and Glory Clean on Me shower creamy shower gel, it’s soft smooth and sexy and contains the original pink™ fragrance

2. Soap and Glory Glad Hair Day Conditioner, no build up formula contains Shea butter for shiny strong hair, for fine to normal hair types

3. Molton Brown Skinfresh Facial Wash, deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates leaving skin clean and supple

4. Soap and Glory The Daily Smooth Body Butter, effective dry skin formula body butter lotion with rosehip seed oil and cocoa butter scented with Mist You Madly’s™ beautiful fragrances

5. Natural Fina Silk Sea Sponge, a touch of luxury, however I buy these from Turkey as they are sold by weight and a fraction of the cost in Uk


Summer Skin – 4 Steps to beautiful skin

Kelly’s 4-step summer skincare regimen would help you to get gorgeous skin you’ve always dreamt of. Follow the instructions carefully and enjoy wonderful results.
1 Exfoliation
Gentle skin exfoliation is one of the most important and the first step to get gorgeous skin.
Skin moisturising, nourishment, tan and other important gorgeous skin components would appear useless without proper exfoliation.
It is skin exfoliation that provides skin pore opening, nourishing substances absorption
 and skin smoothing.
We Love Bliss lemon+Sage Body Scrub;

2 Moisturising
Without proper moisturising our skin undoubtedly suffers at any time of the year, but in summer the problem is greater.  Thus it is very important to find a proper moisturising remedy that perfectly
suits your skin type. Daily shower gel usage can lead to extreme skin dryness. Therefore opt for shower gels containing natural oils and don’t neglect the usage of after-shower skin moisturisers.
We Love Liz Earl 
Nourishing Botanical Body Cream;
3 Skin Elasticity
Skin elasticity is an integral component of gorgeous skin that can be easily achieved
 with proper skin care remedies
 and regular physical activity. Opt for skincare remedies stimulating collagen production. It would make your skin firmer.
Use various anti-cellulite remedies coupled with modeling creams. The first group is set for getting rid of extra pounds while the second one would help to lift your skin.
We Love Soap & Glory’s Sit Tight;

4 Tan
Everyone knows for sure that direct sun rays are very dangerous for our skin, nowadays cosmetic manufacturers produce lots of various self-tanners among which are:
Tanning moisturisers, Self-tanning lotions containing shimmering particles which conceal skin imperfections,
 such as cellulite or stretch marks
We Love Dove Summer Glow;
We Love Piz Buin Tan Intensifier SPF15;
Beautiful Skin starts here!

Soap and Glory Mini’s Galore

Travel light this summer with your very own mobile spa experience, a selection of the fabulous Maria Kilgore’s mini sized products.
Ultra Shine Daily Shampoo
Amazing Daily Shine Conditioner
Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel
Scrub’ Em and Leave’em Mini Body Buff
The Daily Smooth Mini amazingly effective dry-skin formula Body Butter
Mini Hydrating Hand Cream
Hand Maid:
With natural grapefruit extract and XBAC-9™9, mini handbag size,
 ideal for air travel and commuter use!
 A great way to try em’ before
 you buy em’ as you already know
 I can’t get enough of em!
available at Boots 3 for 2 offer

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Face Soap & Clarity

Wow! Have been using this 3-in-1-daily detox
 by the wonderful Soap and Glory
for a 3 weeks now and what a difference
 it has made. My skin is definitely brighter
 and feels stroke-ably soft and silky

Normally during the winter months I am prone
 to little dry patches but not since I have been using this astonishing face wash.

Soap and Glory have done it yet again!

The smell is fresh but not over powering, the little pretty pink exfoliating beads are rounded
and gentle, leaving my skin
so clean and smooth.

With Vitamin C and Superfruit Plum Skin Brightening Complex
what a great way to start your day.

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Hand Break?

Oooops! Soap & Glory is taking over my life,
look what’s found it’s way into

my Kitchen. That’s now 3 rooms in my home
 that it’s sneaked in to.
Hand Break duo set really is the most
Wash your hand of it
has a dry skin cleansing formula which is soothing and have
built-in conditioners.
Hand feels clean and fresh but not dry.
Hand Food
is a non-greasy hydrating hand cream with shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow extract.
Hands feel extra silky and soft but not greasy.
It all Looks (on the shelf) feels and smells so bloody good
 I can’t get enough of
Marcia Kilgore’s (creator of Bliss Spa and FitFlops) amazing Soap & Glory beauty and spa product range.
Everything is very affordable prices from £2.25 – £14 “you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg just to moisturise one”