Product Type: Soap & Glory Bath / Shower
Newest Review: ... etc--- I have the 500ml bottle. This comes in the usual gorgeous Soap and Glory pink packaging. - a clear container with a pink pump ... more
My Heart Lies With Clarifying Lotion!
Soap & Glory Clean Girls Body Wash
Member Name: angelboouk
Soap & Glory Clean Girls Body Wash
Advantages: bottle, lasting, luxurious
Disadvantages: price, smell for me
Soap and Glory is a popular beauty brand founded by the owner of Bliss. They offer various body treats with distinct scents and also facial products and make-up. The packaging and witty comments are retro and girly and there are a few different ranges within the brand.
*~*~*Come and Get Clean Girls!*~*~*
S&G really go all out when it comes to offering your creams and lotions for your body. Whilst they have scrubs and butters for after shower indulgence, they also offer some goodies for cleansing your body in the shower or bath. The current line up includes :
*IFoam Ultra Cream Body Wash
*Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Lotion
*Calm One Calm All Bubble Bath
and then we have Clean Girls Skin Softening Creamy Body Wash. With the tagline "you might be witty, charming, sassy and fabulous, but there's is nothing quite as nice as being clean girls". This softening body wash doubles up as a moisturising lotion. As well as cleansing the skin, it contains what S&G describe as a "Built in moisturizing matrix!" and also natural vanilla fruit and orchid extracts.
Clean Girls is scented with S&Gs famour Mist You Madly scent. This scent is present in the Daily Smooth Body Butter, Scrum Em And Leave Em Body Scrub and also the body spray and perfume so the scent can be layered on if you so wish to do so. Mist You Madly is offers the scent of blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla, bergamont and musk.
For simple use, Clean Girls is aptly housed within a tall, chunky plastic bottle. The plastic is clear beautifully confirming a thick and pearlescent light pink lotion within. A large, girly pink pump dispenser sits on top of the bottle with no other lid or protection present. Delicate pink and white backing adorns the bottle with a retro lady in shower photo. Black writing confirms the relevant how to use, ingredients etc. The bottle can be recycled and the contents should be used up within 24months of first opening.
Clean Girls is ideal for use in the shower but step away from the water to apply. Once you have damp skin, pump some of this onto your hand or onto a body puff and rub it onto the skin until a lather reveals itself. Rinse and if you feel you need to apply a moisturiser post-shower then feel free to do so!
*~*~*Availability and Price*~*~*
S&G products are available from Boots, Harvey Nichols and directly from www.soapandglory.com. 500ml will currently set you back £5.87.
*~*~*My Clean Girls Experience*~*~*
I adore Soap and Glory and can often be seen scouring that particular display in my local Boots store on a weekly basis! Although quite expensive in comparrison to the likes of Radox and Nivea, the quality, choice and scents they offer are well worth paying for. I often await the 3 for 2 or 1/3off offers making my purchases less painful on my bank balance!
My fiance is well aware of my S&G obsession as it practically hits him in the face everytime he enters our tiny little bathroom! He disappeared up to Boots on Christmas Eve and on Christmas morning, a beautiful parcel (wrapped by his Mum) was under the tree and was from my beautiful son. Inside was a huge bottle of Clean Girls. Ok so his attention to detail wasn't quite right as its Clean On Me Clarifying Lotion I love but I was happy all the same!
The bottle is presented perfectly and captures the pink and girly image that S&G aims for with ease. The pump applicator is ideal for me as it allows me to dispense a sufficient amount of the lotion with no mess or spillages and therefore wastage is very unlikely. The body wash looks very thick and indulgent through the clear plastic and is a little duller compared to Clean On Me but nice all the same. So lets get Clean Girls!
*~*~*Dirty Angel Gets Clean*~*~*
I shower twice a day normally and whilst I prefer bright and awakening shower gels for morning use, I like a relaxing and luxurious, creamy wash for evening use as this is when I love to pamper my skin. I think Clean Girls is more suited for evening use. I apply this using my hand as at the moment I don't have a body puff..I do intend on purchasing one now though.
I step under the shower and ensure my skin is really damp. When using Clean Girls, I refrain from using a body scrub as I don't own the matching scented scrub and the scents would just appear confused on my skin. I allow around 3 firm pumps from the bottle for half my body. If I just sweep a light amount of water over my skin, Clean Girls just doesn't perform well. It won't lather up enough to feel clean so I need to ensure my skin is really, really wet before I step away from the water.
The thickness of Clean Girls promotes a rich and very indulgent appearance and feels creamy as it makes contact with my skin. Its colour lightens up as I begin to massage it onto my skin and although it takes a good few rubs to create a desirable lather, it isn't too much effort.and allows me to feel pampered and pretty! The lather produced isn't startling but plentiful in terms of make me feel clean. The lather is creamy and fluffy and it just feels like I am smothering some beautiful body lotion on with a fluffy, bubbly topping!
I use the body wash all over and notice that it feels more appealing to my dry areas on my arms and knees. Clean Girls is easy to rinse off and standing under the shower for a moment or two is enough to be soap free! Although this body wash has the added moisturising elements, the initial feeling after towelling off is a slight tightness and the first time I used this, I thought a heavy dose of body butter would be needed but thankfully, the smoothness of my skin became apparent after 5minutes. My skin is soft and supple and feels clean which is exactly what I want from something so indulgent! The softness remains throughout the night but if I want extra softness, I add some body butter to make it last longer.
The scent of Clean Girls concerned me at first. Whilst I am a fan of the S&G perfume, I am not overly keen on the Mist You Madly fragrance. It is nice but it can be a bit much. The scent produced by Clean Girls was a true representation of Mist Your Madly but in a more acceptable state. It is relaxing and sensual smelling with the musk, vanilla and magnolia blend together for a sweet and heavy scent. The fruity notes within act as undertones and unlike the scent of Girligo, it isn't fresh and fruity. The blackcurrant is barely dectable and I would have appreciated that pushing through a bit more an providing a lighter aspect to the scent. The scent does last on my skin for a few hours and is quite dark and deep with the musk and vanilla being the longest lasting notes.
*~*~*Would I Convert or Recommend?*~*~*
Whilst my heart stays with the Clarifying Lotion, I was pleased to try Clean Girls. 500ml of Clean Girls will last me a really long time as only a small amount is needed to feel clean and pampered. It adds a softness to my skin and offers a lovely in shower experience. The scent is a matter of personal choice but it isn't offensive in any way, just a bit heavier and muskier than I am used to but I am sure many would appreciate this.
£5.67 may seem expensive but considering my bottle is still 3/4 full after regular use for nearly 2months, I am happy with it but I won't buy it again due to the scent..will drop hints to my fiance about my true love!
Thanks for reading x
Summary: a pampering shower experience