“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body „
*please note I have reviewed the white peach variety here as there wasn't a place for it.
I like nothing better than a long soak in the bath with a few candles lit complete with peace and quiet, so what completes than experience is a good bath/shower gel to go with it. My brother works at Marks and Spencers so one day picking him up from work I was a little bit early so I stalked off to the smelly section of the store to look at all the expensive bath things.
I was actually pleasantly surprised with the prices and I got my beady little eye on the White peach and almond variety which at £1.00 for a 250ml bottle I thought it was a steal!
It comes in a see through plastic bottle with a rectangle shaped label stuck on the front. It has a rather bland picture of a peach on the front with the words White peach and Almond in white above encased in a light orange colour and below it reads 250ml. I found this packaging quite simple but effective as the colours caught my eye straight away and made me pick it up and take a closer look. Inside the bottle the gel was a refreshing orange colour that complemented the sticky label well.
I love trying new shower gel and creams but I'm always a little reserved as well because I have such sensitive skin, the lid was a clip one that opened relatively easy. The first thing I noticed was the smell it was absolutely divine, it was subtly strong but soft and refreshing, to be honest it made me smile. I was pretty dissapointed squeezing it onto my sponge as it was quite runny and before I knew I had squeezed almost half a bottle away.
It lathered up nicely on my sponge (but it should of the amount I put on!) and using it on my skin was lovely as the smell reached my nose and it made my skin feeling soft, refreshed and clean. I enjoyed using it but as it was so runny in consistency it didn't last very long so I was out buying another bottle in no time and I even bought the bubble bath to go with it as well because I loved it so much.
The Final Word~~~~~~
I absolutely loved this product and at £1.00 it's such a bargain. I think you should buy it and hide it so no one else can use it! Quick go on.
The only thing I would say about it was that because it hasn't got a very thick consistency you do find yourself buying it a little more often than more expensive brands but it great for a treat once in a while and it's fabulous teamed with body lotion as well.
I used to think of Marks and Spencer as being too expensive, both on clothes and the essentials, but not any more. I've become an addict to some of their clothing collections and even the toiletries. The selection of shower gels, bath cremes and lotions they have is huge and the prices are a little surprising too.
The latest Shower Gel I picked up in store recently was a new one, Watermint. It caught my eye as it's a gorgeous deep greeny turquoise colour. Usually I love the smell of these colour products, like The Body Shop's Oceanus or Boots spa range.
The bottle is an upside down one, so all the product falls to the bottom, so you don't waste any. There is no hook on the bottle however so you can't hang it up. It looks quite stylish in the bathroom however, as the design is simple and sophisticated. The gel comes in a standard size, 250ml and is only £1.
I use my shower gels not only in the shower, but in the bath too. I can't see the point in having a bubble bath and shower gel in use at the same time, I already have far too many bottles of lotions and potions clogging up my bathroom shelves! Luckily this little product is great at multitasking!
Used as a shower gel a little of this gives a really good lather and the smell is to die for. I can't really describe it, it's just very fresh and crisp smelling. I don't like toiletries that have to much of a heady fragrance and this was just right.
Used in the bath, it does give off quite a few bubbles too, a good amount considering it's not really a bubble bath. Again the smell is just nice, as you get more time to take it in, having a bath I guess.
The shower gel left me feeling clean and refreshed. For £1, I guess you could get an own brand Tesco, Superdrug or Boots shower gel for less but I think this is a better quality with a unique fragrance. I'd liken it to the Original Source ones that are a lot more expensive, I'll be buying this again, or even pick the matching products and give as a gift.