Product Type: Soap & Glory Bath / Shower
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SOAP & GLORY TO LAST ME A LIFETIME!
Soap & Glory Pink Big Gift Set
Member Name: daniella2202
Soap & Glory Pink Big Gift Set
Advantages: Lots of choice in the gift, something for everyone and it was great value
Disadvantages: A couple of the items I would not buy separately
I received this fantastic Soap & Glory gift set for Christmas off my mum. She got me one last year too because they are such a bargain when they go less than half price, which is usually a few weeks before Christmas. So rather than it costing £60.00 it cost £25.00 which is just an incredible price for all the items you get in it.
Prior to looking at the products inside I was trying to work out what the box could be used for. My mum said that she thought it was not the most attractive box and bag around it. Despite saying this though I find both to be extremely useful. We have just moved house so I've been using the box as a miniature laundry box (it is a fabric foldable box too - great for storing) and the bag is useful for travelling.
WHAT IS INSIDE THE MASSIVE PINK BOX?
Well I shall answer that rather important question. Half of the items I had already tried before and the other half I was trying for the first time. I was not disappointed with any of these products. In the review I have put a clear title for each product and its separate retail value so we can see how much was saved with buying the gift. Don't be dismayed though that you may not have bought this gift this Christmas, I am pretty sure it is a recurring thing they do each year. It is certainly the second year they have done it. I have also given a rating to each item out of 10.
CLEAN ON ME CLARIFYING SHOWER GEL 500ml RRP: £5.11
There was a large 500ml Clean On Me Clarifying Shower Gel. It is a creamy pink colour, it is a creamy consistency, with an added body lotion in it. So it certainly makes the skin feel very moisturised after use. However, it does not tend to foam up because of this body lotion element to it. It is best to massage it over the body whilst not standing underneath the shower or else before you have rubbed it in, it is already down the plug hole. I love this product because it is a much larger bottle and lasts such a long time. I think even for £5.11 it is a good price and even better when the products are 3 for 2. RATING: 8/10.
THE RIGHTEOUS BODY BUTTER 300ml RRP: £10.00
Another product in the box was The Righteous Body Butter in a 300ml pot. This again is a rather large pot of body butter. The pot is pink with a cream coloured body butter inside. I love this body butter because usually I find all body butters too sticky but this one is great after I have gotten out of the bath. However, the smallest amount is needed so I can see this pot lasting me a long time. It contains shea butter and aloe vera so it feels extremely smooth and smells incredible. This usually retails at £10.00 which does sound a lot of money but again when 3 for 2 is on it is not so bad. For some reason body butters always cost a lot more than other products in the range. This product I had not tried prior to getting this gift and if you think that the entire gift cost £25.00 and this product alone is £10.00 it was a pretty amazing value gift! RATING: 10/10
FLAKE AWAY BODY SCRUB 300ml RRP: £6.64 + POWDER PUFF RRP: £3.57
A third product in the box is Flake Away Body Scrub again in a large 300ml pot. This is in an orangey/pink pot and inside is a sort of grey colour with exfoliating granules in. I really love this product because most exfoliators are quite liquidy but this one is thick and you can get a great exfoliation with it whilst also using the Giant Pink Shower Puff that comes in the gift. If you do not already have a shower puff I would really recommend buying yourself the Soap & Glory Shower Puff. It is large with lots and lots of folds which allows your product to go a lot further and lather up. RATING FLAKE AWAY: 8/10, RATING SHOWER PUFF: 9/10.
GIRLIGO SCENTED BODY MOISTURISING MIST 100ml RRP: £2.55
This is a fantastic fruity smelling moisturising spritz containing a mix of strawberry, peach, jasmine and mandarin. I love this because it is so quick to moisturise all over the body. For somebody who feels like they have little time to moisturise this is the perfect product for them. Simply spray onto the body and then rub in. It is a lightweight moisturiser. This product came in a 100ml bottle but the actual size is 250mlwhich retails at £6.38. So I have had one of these from a previous gift so I have kept this one for the next time I go on holiday, it is the most perfect size to pop in your suitcase. RATING : 9/10.
GLAD HAIR DAY SHAMPOO 250ml RRP: £5.22
This was another product I had yet to try. However, I had tried a Soap & Glory treatment conditioner. I absolutely hated it because it made my hair feel greasy and sticky after I had used it despite putting such a small amount on and rinsing it off thoroughly. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I firstly loved the smell of it as I lathered it into my hair, it was sweet but fruity with raspberry and peach. It also has many added benefits such as containing strengthening and protecting ingredients as well as moisturising ingredients such as Pro-Vitamin B5. It did not make my hair feel greasy either and it was completely tangle free. RATING: 9/10.
THE BREAKFAST SCRUB 300ml RRP: £9.25
This is another exfoliating scrub in the gift set but it is quite different to the other one. I actually prefer this one. It comes in a round see through plastic pot with a pink lid. It smells almost like maple syrup, delicious. The look of it reminds me almost like a breakfast museli which is perhaps where it got its name from. It contains sugar granules, honey, almond, banana and oatmeal grains. So there are different shaped granules and grains in it giving a thorough exfoliation. Certainly a winner product from the gift set however, I am not sure I would pay £9.25 for it. RATING: 10/10.
HAND FOOD HAND CREAM 125ml RRP: £4.85
I have tried this hand cream before from another set but I received a miniature 50ml so I carried it around in my handbag. I do love the fruity, floral scent containing strawberries and mandarins as well as musk, amber and vanilla. It is supposed to smooth, soften and aid chapped hands. It certainly moisturised my hands but I do have some chapped dry parts on my hands between my fingers but it has not gotten rid of this and it can sting because it is fragranced. But if you would like it just as a regular moisturising hand cream then it is perfect. RATING: 7/10.
SCRUB YOUR NOSE IN IT 125ml RRP: £7.40
This one I do like but I tend to use fragrance free products on my face just because my skin is very sensitive on my face and I can break out in spots quite easily. However, I use it as a one off exfoliator and it is great to get rid of black heads around the nose area. Only a pea size of this is needed to massage onto an already wet face, it helps to unclog pores and get rid of dead skin cells. Alternatively it can be used as a 3 minute mask to help get rid of oil on the face. RATING: 6/10
SEXY MOTHER PUCKER LIP GLOSS IN PINK APRICOT 7ml RRP: £8.43
This product was my biggest surprise. I had one of these in a pink shade from the previous Christmas gift set. I had never tried it because I thought surely Soap & Glory cannot produce fantastic makeup when they specialise in bath and shower products, but I was definitely wrong. This one came in a peach/apricot colour and I tried it one evening. At first I thought I was having a reaction with it because my lips were tingling for ages after applying it. So I got my friend to apply it and she said the same thing. Then after about 30 minutes the tingling subsided. I loved the extremely glossy look it gave. I usually am not one for sticky lipglosses. I just hate getting my hair stuck to it. However, this one really was quite different to any lipgloss I have tried before. My lips looked massive!! So the plumping action that it claims was certainly right! It contains plumping superfill microspheres which increase up to 10 times which gives your lips the plumping look. Great for a night out on the pull, however, it is not a great day time look because it is not a natural look. I will rate it according to night time look which is RATING: 9/10.
OFF YOUR FACE CLEANSING CLOTHS 25 WIPES RRP: £4.09
I usually do not use makeup remover wipes because they usually bring me out in spots and I do not feel that my face is clean afterwards. These claim to remove dirt, oil, make-up as well as exfoliating to remove dead skin cells. However, I did not see the later of exfoliation from these wipes. They smelt nice and removed my make-up but I still prefer washing my face with a wash and water. Great for a quick fix though or if travelling or on holiday. This is the only product I would not buy again, however, it was not an awful product, just not for me. RATING: 5/10.
The actual value of this gift when adding all the individual prices of the items is £67.11 so this is was a massive bargain at £25.00. My rating of the all of the products overall equates to 8/10 which is an excellent rating. Overall a superb gift set and none of it is tested on animals which always makes me feel good when using their products. I love the fun, brightly coloured packaging and the gorgeous fruity, floral and sweet scents. Certainly a gift to look out for, some online stockists are still selling it. All Soap & Glory products are currently 3 for 2 in Boots if you like the sound of any of these items.
Summary: A superb Christmas gift set for £25.00 with an actual value of £67.11... bargain!