I’m addicted to toiletries but I mostly have products from Lush, The Body Shop and Soap & Glory. After Christmas I was having a look around the Superdrug website and found a couple of gift sets from the I Love… range, which I’ve tried a couple of times. Though they weren’t in the sale, they looked like good value – each set cost £9.99 and contained five products: lip gloss, hand cream, soap, bubble bath and body butter. One was the Shimmer & Sparkle set and one was called Glitter & Gold. This review will discuss the Shimmer & Sparkle gift set.
My favourite thing about this lip gloss is the taste. It really does taste chocolatey and sweet, although this could be construed as a bad thing since it means I lick it off more readily! The gloss adds a pleasant shine to my lips but doesn’t last incredibly long – about an hour or two. I tend to wear it for more informal occasions, such during a relaxed weekend or on a quiet day in the office.
The hand cream came in a flip-top tube which was easy to open and access, but luckily wasn’t loose so it didn’t come apart in my bag. The tube was just the right size to fit in my handbag and had a lovely chocolate scent. It sank in to my skin well and didn’t make my hands feel greasy.
The soap was a pretty pale cream colour and had a lovely sweet scent. It was slightly drying on the skin but left a pleasant scent behind after use and the bar lasted ages.
*Bubble Bath and Shower Crème*
I’d already tried this product, having bought it as a separate item in Superdrug previously, and was happy to have another bottle to use. It produced a good deal of bubbles with only a small amount of product. The product smelled lovely, though the scent was a mild one, and it lingered on my skin slightly after use.
I really liked the Body Butter from the kit too. Again, it had a chocolate, slightly nutty scent that was rich and sweet but not too sickly. The butter was fairly thick, so I stuck to using it in the evening as it took a little while to sink in. It didn’t irritate my skin and it left it feeling moisturised.
I really liked this set: the products were all of good quality, if not as amazing as Lush, and what they lacked in brilliance they made up for in price – the set works out at only £2 per item. The scent was lovely and the products worked well together. Recommended as a gift or for a personal treat.