Monday, 14 December 2015

Soap And Glory: The Whole She-Bang

Disclaimer: I haven't been paid to promote any of these products just wanted to share a smile and offer my opinions xx

Hi Honeys
I hope you're staying warm and having fun.  Everywhere is so busy now, you'd think it was nearly Christmas....
Soap And Glory The Whole She-Bang
Since we had my lovely BiL visiting last week Hubby and I had both booked the week off work.  It was a lovely week and it was wonderful to have a little quiet oasis of calm in the midst of what is the busiest time in retail.

Having gotten an email from the lovely folks at Soap And Glory warning me that their "It's The Whole She-Bang" gift set would go on sale for half price this week, Hubby, bless him, was off out the door before 8am on Friday morning heading into town to beat the rush in Boots (thank you sweetheart! Love you xx)

The first thing you can't help but notice is the bag......
Soap And Glory The Whole She-Bang Rodnik Bag
As always, it's a huge bag.  The design, by pop Art artist Phillip Colbert,  is beautiful and certainly very striking to look at but I have to admit to missing the more retro look of their previous bags with that gorgeous shade of vintage pink as a background.  While this bag is very pretty, it's just a little too "busy" for my tastes. What drew me to the Soap And Glory range, before I'd even tried any of them, was the design of their gorgeous vintage packaging.

Back to the bag then honeys, when you unzip it we have......
Soap And Glory The Whole She-Bang Rodnik Bag Opened
 A large pink cardboard box inside which contains the Soap And Glory Products.  On a side note I've actually found a use for this, I'm going to use it to replace the cardboard box I'm currently using to store my hats :) It will need a little glue on the seams to hold it sturdy but with it's lovely pink colour it will look pretty on a shelf and keep my precious hats dust free :)

Once the box (and products) are removed we are left with the bag, which as usual is huge and has an inner zip fastening in the top.  I really do miss the lovely pink of previous bags though honeys....
Soap And Glory The Whole She-Bang Rodnik Bag Interior
Moving on from the bag now honeys, lets have a look at which products are included in this years version of what has become the must have Soap And Glory Christmas gift set......
Soap And Glory The Whole She-Bang Bag Contents
The bag contains the following items: (from left to right in the photograph above)

The Righteous Butter Instant Sunkissed Tint Body Lotion - 200ml
I haven't seen this product before and it must be one of the (very) few Soap and Glory products I probably wouldn't be drawn to.  From reading the item description on the Soap and Glory site it would seem to be a tanning or bronzing product.  I have a naturally olive skin tone, one of the few things I've always liked about myself (and there's not much I can say that about)  I don't use tanning products so I'm not sure if this will be used. It is part of the Righteous Butter range though, which I adore, so I might give it a try.

Thick & Fast High Definition Collagen Coat Mascara - 10ml
I'm not a big mascara wearer because I have very long thick lashes but I do really like S&G's Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara so I definitely look forward to trying this one.  I've read complaints of it clumping or sticking lashes together but I find that if you scrape some of the mascara off using the tube (so that the mascara isn't wasted, it goes back into the tube) and apply it in layers that it helps.

The Scrub Of Your Life - 200ml
This is such a wonderful product. It really does remove rough skin on elbows, knees and leaves shins feeling lovely and smooth. I wear exfoliating gloves in the shower when I use it but you could use one of those little mesh bath sponges too.

Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream - 125ml
I recommend this product to everyone :) It's not greasy, absorbs really well, a little goes a very long way so it'll last you for ages and the smell is just to die for!  In addition to using this whenever I wash my hands throughout the day, I use it before going to bed at night. Around once a week I also apply and then put on a pair of cotton gloves and sleep in them till morning. The best thing is that once applied the scent stays on your hands for quite some time and is just wonderful.  It's well worth having a tube in your handbag in case you feel like your hands need a treat during the day.

Heel Genius Amazing Foot Cream - 125ml
Another fabulous product. Again I use this before bed, after my shower I apply it all over my feet and then put on a pair of cotton ankle socks and sleep in them. I've been using this product for a few years now and wouldn't be without it. Again, as with the Hand Food, a little goes a long way, it's lovely and not at all greasy and absorbs really easily into the skin. Leaves my feet feeling fabulous, love it!

Peaches And Clean Deep Cleansing Milk - 350ml
My First thought on seeing this included was yaaaaaay! This has to be the best cleanser I've ever used, seriously. My second thought was the bottle is huge! My last two bottles have been 200ml each but the bottle in this set (and sold seperately I just checked online) is 350ml! That's almost twice as much product for the same price! Thank you Soap and Glory x

I actually noticed a difference after the first use of Peaches & Clean. It's used like soap, a little of the product rubbed into your face and neck and then rinse off with water and dry. It leaves skin feeling fabulous and so, so clean! I don't wear make up often but this product definitely gets rid of all traces of it.  Another great product and I absolutely recommend it.

Clean On Me Creamy Moisture Shower Gel - 500ml  
If I were to be marooned on a desert island and could only take one of my Soap And Glory products with me (the horror! noooooo!) it would be a battle to choose between this product and my tub of The Righteous Butter :)  Clean on me is my go to shower gel. I use it every day and follow it up by rubbing on lashings of Righteous Butter and I swear my skin feels like velvet.

Only a little is needed honeys because it builds into such a glorious lather, it smells incredible and leaves my skin feeling amazing and lovely and fresh & clean.  With a massive 500ml in the bottle it also lasts for ages so it's great value too.  Best shower gel ever although I have to admit that I do occasionally cheat on Clean On Me by using either the zesty Orangeasm Body Wash or the equally zesty citrus lime scented Sugar Crush Body Wash All of them fabulous and a great way to start the day.

The Righteous Butter - 300ml
The best body butter ever!  There are no words for how much I adore this cream honeys. As with all of the Soap And Glory products a tiny amount goes a long way although I have to admit that I put lashings of it on after my shower at night and yet the jar still lasts me for ages! The scent is beyond gorgeous and it really does make my skin feel the softest it's ever been.  All a girl needs for fabulous skin is a bottle of  Clean On Me and a jar of The Righteous Butter, so if I ever have to be stuck on that island can I have one of each with me please? :)

Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss - 4ml
Soap And Glory's famous lip plumping lip gloss is in a smaller size this year, the last couple of Christmas gift bag sets have included a full size lip gloss (which is normally 7ml) but it's lovely that it's been included. The shade is Rose & Shine and it is a lovely colour I think would suit everyone.  I was put off the Sexy Mother Pucker range at first because it makes my lips tingle (a lot) when it's applied but its OK once you've gotten used to it and it really does look lovely on.

So, that's it honeys.  One huge (and very useful) bag and nine fantastic products and all for £30! That's a bargain in anyone's book, it will be on sale in Boots for £30 until this Thursday (17th December) after which it will go back to £60 again.

I already have plans for the bag (which I'll share in an organizing post soon) and the products have gone into the back of our under sink cabinet in the bathroom to wait their turn until I work my way through my current Soap And Glory products :) I'm feeling very spoiled right now :) Isn't my Hubby sweet for dashing into town to try to beat the crush in Boots? (thank you sweetheart xx)

Have you been smitten by the Soap And Glory range yet honeys? Once smitten the path leads to obsession on a grand scale :) Till next time dear ones, hugs always xx  


  1. I always used to buy these sets, but then I realised I enjoy the bag a bit more than some of the products. They're a good size for stashing my nail polishes in, which is what I'm using the year before last's bag for. xx

    1. Hi honey x :) What a brilliant idea! I was using one of those bags to keep all of my scarves in until I had one of the Ikea kitchen rails attached to the inside door of my tiny wee cupboard in the bedroom now they're all hanging on there, much more organized, now if only I could get the rest of the house as organized as that wee cupboard :) I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to reply, working in retail makes time disappear at this time of year :/ I'm actually working on an organizing project to use the soap & glory bags because they're a great size but where to store them, I think I might have an idea :) I hope you've had a fabulous time honey and sending you heaps and heaps of huggles always xxx

  2. I have not used their products before, but you make them sound amazing!!

    1. Hi Heidi x I keep hearing that the Soap & Glory range is gradually making it's way across the pond, it's so worth looking out for. I did a quick search and found this You can sign up for their newsletter? If I had to choose (and it would be a tough choice) I'd choose their Clean On Me shower gel loveliness followed by a big jar of The Righteous Butter :) There are no words for how lovely they leave my skin feeling, they're my wee treat to myself and make me feel really spoiled :) I so hope someplace near you manages to stock the Soap & Glory range honey, it really is beyond fabulous. I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to reply, I'm desperately trying to catch up after the holidays, Sending you mountains of huggles dear wee friend xxx