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I received this gift set for Christmas from my work secret santa. I'm quite easy to buy for because I love smellies and cosmetics and such like. I've used quite a few Soap and Glory products in the past (I love their Flake Away body scrub) and so I had high hopes for these.
~ What are they? ~
Soap and Glory claim that these are no ordinary lip glosses. No siree. They are lip plumping with "superfill microspheres that explode in volume up to 10x when they come in contact with water". Sounds terrifying! Basically these microspheres are supposed to to get the blood moving around the area more, creating plumper, more kissable lips.
~ Price and Availability ~
You can buy most if not all of the Soap and Glory range in store or online at Boots and this particular set costs around £20. You can buy them individually for £9 each. They quite often have 3 for 2 on these products so you can save a bit money. And don't forget to use your Boots card for extra points!
~ Opinion ~
The packaging as always with Soap and Glory has quite a retro feel to it which I love. I also the name, quite risqué for a lip gloss! The lip gloss itself is a standard 7ml sized tube with applicator wand. In this particular set you get three different shades, Half Naked, Pink Apricot and Yummy Plum.
The consistency of the lip gloss was quite thick and gloopy. I prefer lip glosses that go on more as a lip balm for a more natural effect so I was a bit wary. I usually find the thicker and gloopier (yes it's a word!) the gloss, the more sticky it becomes which I hate. Due to the thick consistency I found it harder to apply than my trusty old lip glosses. I realise I've just made applying lip gloss sound like a complex challenge, but my other lip glosses can be applied without a mirror and with one quick sweep. This requires slight concentration!
Once applied onto the lips you can immediately feel the microspheres get to work. It makes my lips tingle, not in an unpleasant way, although it certainly takes some getting used to! It almost feels like your lips are buzzing or vibrating. As you feel it working you can almost convince yourself that when you next look into the mirror you are going to have morphed into Angelina Jolie with a pout to die for. My lips are rather nondescript, not too thin but not plump and luscious either. When I did look in the mirror I was most disappointed to notice that I did in fact still look like me. Alas, the Angelina Jolie pout was not to be mine. On close inspection my lips did appear slightly fuller but nothing to write home about.
As I mentioned earlier there are three lip glosses in three different shades. The Yummy Plum appears to be quite a rich, dark red when it's in the tube and I wasn't sure I could carry it off. However once it's applied it is quite sheer. Having said that you only need a small amount to give your lips a nice bit of colour. It appears a bit more pink than red on the lips, so may be negative or positive depending on what you were hoping for. I prefer pink for my skin tone anyway so this was a positive for me.
From the name "Half Naked" you would expect (well I would anyway!) for it to be more a clear natural shade, but it is actually leaning towards a browny pink colour. It appeared quite dark in the tube, but again, it is sheer so it looks much more natural on the lips. I felt that this shade was most similar to my actual lip colour and so while it added extra colour and gloss, it still looks quite natural.
The Pink Apricot is a lovely pale pinky coral colour and is probably my favourite out of three. It looks scarily orange from the tube but it's actually a pretty summery shade that's easy to wear for someone with my pale skin colour. It also tastes lovely, like chocolate oranges. What's not to love about that?!
~ Conclusion ~
I'm on the fence. I felt the lip plumping aspect to it didn't live up to expectations, but then I'm not overly bothered about that anyway. Each of the shades were pleasant and easy to wear and while the consistency is quite sticky, it also means its lasts that little bit longer. Would I buy again? Probably not. I think they're quite expensive for what they are when a cheaper brand could do a similar job. I don't hate them, but don't love them enough to spend £9 each. Although I have to admit sending my husband into Boots to ask for a "Half Naked Sexy Mother Plucker" is more than a little bit tempting!
I received this set of 3 lipglosses for my birthday after asking for a whole bunch of other Soap and Glory products.
Luckily they are usually on special offer in Boots 3 for 2 deal and obviously you get Boots points with this!
I adore lipgloss and as I am not a massive fan of lipstick (i like the sine a lip gloss gives) the different shades in this pack are a great compromise.
Lipstick can be very specific for different people as the lipstick normally compliment different skin tones etc In this pack you get a clear one, and a pink tinted one and a brownish one. I found that all of these are suitable myself. I have a medium/olive skin tone.
The actual lipglosses have lasted me since June and I mix and match with what I am wearing, (its nice to have choice) So the fact that this pack to buy is about £14 is worth it because they last so long.
You get a tingly feeling when you apply it, and this lasts for a long time. I think that tingly feeling is what makes your lips pucker up and pout.
I always get compliments when wearing the different glosses and my friends always borrow them. Smell nice as well :) Highly recommended.
I am a huge fan of soap and glory products. I just love the packaging and marketing. I also love the smell of the bath / cleansing type products.
A while ago a friend of mine was passing her lipgloss round our social gathering and making people try it to see and feel the effect on their lips. It was sold as a lipgloss which made you lips tingle and then made the bigger. Wow, I thought, a lipgloss which makes your lips bigger?! This was the answer to all my vain requirements! When I asked where she got it from she said it was soap and glory, which immediately won me over even more.
When I got home I looked on the internet and managed to get a three pack for £15 including postage, which was only a tiny bit more than the £9 you can get one for. Also I can never quite decide on which colour lipgloss I am meant to be wearing (I am hopeless at make up choosing) which meant I now had three options, and more of a chance of getting it right.
The lip glosses come in a cardboard box (which is 100% recyclable. Also soap and glory products are not tested on animals-so lots of ethical points here) which is very funkily packaged. The lipgloss is named after a play on words, in traditional soap and glory style it is called Sexy and Mother Pucker. It is aimed at the younger market, and quite successfully so.
The lipgloss comes in a clear tube and has a dark screw on and off lid. Inside is a soft felt tip which you apply to your lips. The application is easy to do nicely and evenly. The lipglosses come in three colours, a pinky colour, a more browny colour and a clear pink colour with a really nice sheen/sparkle to it, which you can see through the tube.
When you apply the lipgloss your lips tingle for a short while and then the idea is that they plump up. I can never work out if they actually plump up or if it just feels like they do. Either way it is quite a confidence boosting thing. After you have applied the lipgloss a few times the tingly effect fades. I think it works as the lipgloss mixes with the moisture in the air it is triggered, and therefore once you have opened it too many times the effect is lost.
The lipgloss doesn't have an offensive smell or taste. The downside for me is that it is quite sticky, and if I am wearing my hair down on a windy day it will all end up stuck to my lips! I love the colours, the brown doesn't suit me so much but I love the clear one. Buying this pack was great value as I got to try all three, but now I know my favourite colour I will only buy that one next time.
Let me start by saying that I love Soap & Glory products, everything from the quirky packaging to the witty (and maybe a little bit naughty) product names.
I was given this as a present and I was chuffed. As previously said, I love the packaging and the lipgloss tubes were sturdy and simple but pretty. The range has a very vintage/retro theme and this is no different with this product.
These lipglosses retail for around £8 each so the set is good value for money (i'm not sure of the exact price!).
This contains three different shades, but in my opinion the pinky one and the plum one are very very similar, if not quite clear. The pearly one is a bit patchy and I found that it just looked odd on my lips.
It comes with the usual wand applicator that transfers the product onto your lips evenly. It is quite large so you get a good amount of product. I found it quite sticky when it was on my lips and I didn't like this at all.
As for the plumping, you get a tingle kick in after wearing this for about 5 minutes. I HATE this. Absolutely HATE it. So much so that I had to take the product off my lips, and even then I could still feel it. It was so unpleasant. I have had plumping glosses before with a tingle and I could cope with those, but this is like extreme. It's horrible. After all this, when I left the product I didn't think that my lips looked much plumper. Sure, the gloss helped a little but it didn't react with my lips properly at all.
I think this is a shame because Soap & Glory products have impressed me so much in the past.
Sexy Mother Pucker
Do you want sexy plumped up lips that look shiny and gorgeous? Then look no further than Sexy Mother Pucker from Soap and Glory. The product packaging for this range is really quite cool and old school funky. It features pictures of housewives from the 50's and 60's which give the range a very retro feel. This lip plumper packaging includes a sexy looking lady with very full, plump lips.
I have to admit that the first thing that drew me to this lip gloss/plumper was the name, don't of course know why!! Just thought it was very funny and quite a good play on words to begin with. I am also a big fan of the Soap and Glory product range. I have previously used the clear lipstick and so was interested to try all the other shades. These lipsticks are usually £8 each so it is definitely more economical to buy this gift pack for £17.50 as you get three lipsticks.
The gloss itself comes in a clear tube with sexy mother pucker written on the side in dark brown/black letters with a black lid that when you pull out has the wand applicator attached to it. Like I said, in this gift pack there are 3 different tubes in three different shades, plum juice, baby doll and half naked. I really liked all of these shades as they offered something a bit different than the usual clear gloss than I have previously been using. The Plum juice is just as the name suggest, a plum colour and goes onto the lips fairly dark. The baby doll is a light pink colour which when on blends in with your lips so it is not as pink as it looks in the tube. Half naked is a darker pink shade with a bit more of a shimmer look than the others and looks great on. This one I have to say is my favourite of the three.
I purchased my lip plumper from Boots and it cost me £8 for £15. I went for the clear colour but you can get them in different colours I believe.
Apparently, according to the packaging this product is an, "extreme formula lip plumping gloss, with scientifically proven plumping superfill microspheres that explode in volume up to 10x when they come in contact with the water. They're like tiny, dehydrated little sponges that expand when you put them onto your lips."
What is it like to use - the wand applicator is very easy to use and applies the gloss to your lips very well. The applicator has a spongy consistency so holds the gloss and then transfers it to your lips well. The gloss has a quite sticky consistency and remains sticky on your lips but not in an unpleasant way. The gloss leaves a really nice looking sheen to your lips and is subtle, not totally overpowering glossiness and like I've said above the colours give a different sheen to your lips.
Does the lip plumping work - After about three minutes of applying this product your lips will tingle and I mean tingle. It was the weirdest sensation when I first tried it. It makes you feel like your lips are being tickled but is not unpleasant in anyway, in fact I find it a quite addicting feeling and love to put on this lip plumper. It feels like all the tingling is working to swell your lips to make them look bigger. After use I have never really noticed that my lips are any bigger so I wouldn't really say that it completely works, I just like to use it for the nice look it gives my lips and the tingly feeling.
If you want to find out more on all the products they have then visit their website at www.soapandglorycosmetics.com. Each product has a quirky little catchphrase on it. This product contains the catchphrase, "World Exclusive, Lip-size found crucial for sexual attraction!"
Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss Gift Set.....
I am absolutely in love with all the Soap and Glory products that are out and I feel I have to try each and every one of them. This is not overly easy as they keep bringing out more and more products!
The Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss Gift Set is a product that I have had for a good few months now and I must say that I really do like it. They are all coming to the end of there life and I am trying to get every last dregs out of all three the tubes. For the price of around £18 (although I am not too sure whether this is one of the products that I had bought as part of a special offer or not as there does always seem to be some sort of offer available on these product) you get three 7 ml tubes of lip gloss.
The glosses themselves come housed within a cardboard outer packaging that has a lot of extra information about the product and the company. Inside the cardboard box, the lip glosses are again housed within a clear plastic holder which to me does seem like a lot of packaging for such a relatively small item.
The lip gloss tubes are all a slightly different colour showing you the tone of the gloss inside each one and they have the product name written in brown writing across the front. The tube has very little information on other than the product name, who it is made by, how much is in the tube and the fact that it can be kept for 12 months from first opening.
The tubes are all easily opened by turning the lid and unscrewing it. This then reveals a white wand which pushes down into the tube and has a foam end where the product is applied from. The gloss itself is a high gloss tone in different shades of pink, peach and a red like colour . There is a slight smell to each of them which to me smells exactly the same but generally rather nice.
The use of each lip gloss is easy and literally needs one sweep across the top lip with the wand, re-dunk the wand into the product and then another wipe across the bottom lip and your good to go! The lip glosses have a rather thick consistency which once on the lips does feel rather sticky and hair will get caught in it on a windy day!
The main selling point for these particular lip glosses is the fact that it is said to "plump" up your lips with the tingling technology that it is made with. This affect doesn't happen at first but does after a minute or so of wearing the gloss. The lips begin to tingle and slightly warmer then it feels as though you are pouting but not actually making any effort to do so. The results are indeed noticeable but I wouldn't say that you will end up looking like a trout pout as they are mild yet effective.
The gloss doesn't really nourish or moisturise the lips well and really is only good for making your lips have a high shine gloss finish to them whilst at the same time giving a fuller and more kissable look.
I really like this product and I probably will buy it again once I have used up all the other lip glosses that I have (I have rather a collection of half used ones I MUST get to the bottom of!). Having a mild colour on the lip gloss suits me far better than having one with deep colour and I like the naturally shiny look. I think a score of 4 stars out of 5 is in order and a recommendation. The only minus mark is really because of the stickiness factor as I always seem to get a load of hair stuck to my lips and end up looking a tad like Burt Reynolds!
A great product!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
As a great lover of Soap and Glory products, I was a little disappointed with their range of lip glosses.
If you want make you lips appear fuller then this product delivers, within 30 seconds of application my lips were tingling and appeared a fair amount larger, however it did become slightly painful and didn't cease over time.
The colours are very nice and glide on very easily. Unlike some other lip glosses this one has excellent staying power, lasting for roughly two and a half hours without need for reapplication.
The major downside is the stickiness, if you have long hair then expect a bit of a battle. As soon as I went outside the wind blew and my hair was stuck to my lips and covered in lip gloss when I pulled it away.
Overall this lipgloss is not worth the price, there are many other lip glosses around for less money.
Soap and Glory are a brilliant company that sell many products that really work. Sexy Mother Pucker has to be the best, it is sold in many different shades from very red to nude shades however all of these are very sticky and I mean very very sticky. They advertise that this will make your lips appear ten times bigger however this isn't really true, it does make your lips look larger but not ten times. It tingles and quite severely and so if this is a sensation that you don't find pleasant then I wouldn't bother however for those of you who do this is great the tingles last for ages and so does the lip gloss. The product itself is very long lasting however after a few months the applicator does start to smell slightly strange, if you like it enough though it won't last that long. The packaging for Soap and Glory is one of the biggest selling points but don't let this fool you into thinking it'll walk to walk but not talk the talk it does and it's great
I am very disappointed in the Sexy Lip Plumper. Although it smells very nice,it does not plump and is very sticky. No one in my family noticed any different, either. If it didn't cost $11 for one tube, I wouldn't care, but where can I get a refund? I emailed the company over a week ago and no response from them. Bad business. Any suggestions?
I am, quite simply, an absolutely hoarder when it comes to make up and find it hard to throw away any product even if I havent worn it for about five years! This fact didnt seem to stop me buying yet more lip gloss a couple of months ago, even though on the bus home from town I discovered I actually had four lip glosses in the bottom of my bag! The Soap and Glory range is currently only available from Boots and Harvey Nichols and also seems quite limited in the number of products it contains. Its also a range that Id previously thought of as more of a body range than a make up range with typical products including body butter, hand cream and a sun glow spray. The packaging of all the products incorporates a baby pink colour which means its hard to miss the range on the shelves of Boots and looks very cute on any bathroom shelf.
The Soap and Glory lip glosses are currently available in a set of three which is priced at £17.50, this was previously £15.00 so there has been a recent increase in Boots prices. The individual glosses are available and are priced at £8.00 although my local Boots only features one of the range of glosses. If you do buy the triple pack then each gloss works out at just under £6.00 which seems to be quite an average price for lip gloss depending on what range you typically choose to buy. Apparently all three different varieties do actually come singly for those of you that do just want to buy one. The glosses seem to be quite cheap in comparison to the other products in the range, with pots of body butter costing around the £12.00 mark.
The most key selling point of these glosses is that they not only act as normal lip glosses in that they give your lips a glossy cover but they also promise to cause them to explode in volume up to 10 times when they come into contact with water. The glosses come in a clear, thick plastic container with a black screw on lid which also has an applicator attached to it. Theres not really much of a smell to any of the lip glosses although when applied they do taste slightly like chocolate orange I found! The three different shades are What a Melon which is advertised as a gorgeous sheer blush, Superstarry which is advertised as a glimmery shimmer and lastly Nude which is the perfect natural. In retrospect there is very little difference between any of the glosses once theyve actually been applied, they do look quite different in the packaging with one being a deep plum looking colour and the other being a very pale peach type shade. However when I applied them (one at a time of course!) I found there was very little difference in the shades and they had very little impact on the colouring of my lips.
Onto the results of the lip glosses well firstly they gave a really nice shimmer and shine effect to my lips but sadly they didnt really create 10 times volume. When my lips came into contact with water the tingling sensation increased dramatically, imagine having pins and needles in your lips and youll be on the right lines! One of my friends even commented that when she tried my lip gloss she felt like she could be having a stroke! I did think my lips did increase in volume slightly to give a more pouted effect but then again I could have simply been imagining it or willing the product to do its job. The main downside of this gloss is that the tingling effects only lasted about 15-20 minutes and even the gloss effect seemed to have disappeared after about 40 minutes of wearing so frequent application was needed I found. The lip glosses themselves will last roughly as long as any other lip gloss, Ive been using my current one for about a month now and tend to use it on any night out about five times in total and Ive still got over half the tube left.
So would I recommend Mother Pucker lip glosses? Well yes, if only for the entertainment value of making your unsuspecting friends try them and seeing their reactions when their lips start tingling! Sadly they didnt quite live up to what they promised to do although they did give a good glossy effect for about an hour, which actually means they werent that long lasting at all. I probably wouldnt invest in them again as I feel there are better products on the market to give your lips a gloss but it certainly has been an experience! Ive given them three stars sadly they loose two stars for their short lived effects and the fact that you need to constantly reapply!
Thanks for reading!
As my collection of Lip glosses grows by the day I stumbled upon the Soap and Glory section in Boots which hosts a wonderful array of products in brightly coloured pink boxes, so I thought I would treat myself to another new lip gloss, well actually a set of three from the Soap and Glory selection.
Lips are one of the most important features on a person face for me because of the role they play with communication, dealing with members of the public on a daily basis, the last thing I would want to do is greet someone with dry, chapped lips with various bits of skin hanging off my lips. Having kissable lips which are soft and smooth is a definite must for me. For those ladies who insist on wearing lots of lipstick when they have chapped lips, it looks a mess so it is vitally important that they are kept smooth and supple and moisturised.
So this Soap and Glory lip gloss which comes in a pack of three for £15 is I think really good value for money, I would usually pay between £3 and £10 per lip gloss anyway and the fact I am getting three means I have managed to save a little bit of money, for those people who would like to spend a little less money, you can buy Soap and Glory Lip Glosses on their own for £7.50. Not only is the Soap and Glory lip gloss just a lip gloss they are sold as being an extreme formula lip plumping gloss, with scientifically proven plumping superfill microspheres that explode in volume up to 10x when they come in contact with the water. Which is the description given on the packaging and as I have mentioned in previous reviews, most of us girls are always on the look out for the miracle gloss which will give us those plumped up Angelina Jolie lips and once again I have managed to find another product claiming to do the same thing, will it disappoint?
The Soap and Glory trio set come in three different colours and the one good thing about coloured lip gloss for me is that it you can match it to your outfit and the rest of your make-up very naturally and it adds a bit of spice to the plain boring lip gloss. So in this package we have What a melon which I have to admit didnt really taste like Melon at all it was simply a blush colour lip gloss which when worn adds a slight reddish pink tint to your lips, following on with Superstarry which is my favourite of the three it is much lighter than What a Melon but very shimmery and creates an effect of fuller lips before it comes into contact with any water and it actually feels nice and cool. Finally we have Nude which means perfectly natural in the world of make-up and although for me this lip gloss was nothing special, it still felt very nice and smooth on my lips and was perfectly complimentary.
So how well does Soap and Glory create that pouty, fresh looking plumped look? Well I have to admit that it might not have inflated my lips 10x their normal plumpness as it claims it could do, I think if it had then I would be looking like Leslie Ash with her Trout Pout, but there was a distinct improvement in the overall pouty look when my lips came into contact with water. Once I had applied said lip gloss it did create a tingling sensation which was really soothing and within a few minutes there was a notable change in the plumpness and to my surprise it did look and feel really natural without any of the pains of Botox or any other chemically enhancing lip operation. However, as with Lip Inflation which I have previously reviews, the effect doesnt last for long, it was approximately 20 minutes, which again to be fair the time estimation is not printed on the product itself so you cannot really feel cheated but you can reapply as many times as you wish to carry on creating that pouty look.
Sexy Mother Pucker contains Vitamin A to promote the growth and repair of body tissues and Vitamin E which will penetrate your lips to moisturise and smooth them whilst repairing any dryness and chapness you might currently have and when working together both Vitamins help to rehydrate your lips. As for the 'superfill microspheres' I have no idea what these really are and with no scientific head to explain the jargon, I even sent an email to them and they wouldnt divulge their secret information which is fair enough but I would suggest anyone who is looking to use this actually looks at the ingredients for themselves, but I would suggest that those ingredients are not to dissimilar to Lip-inflation because the feeling is very similar when used.
The one thing I do really love about this product other than its name is that whilst I have been using them for a good few months now, there is still over 2/3 of each tube left and I am a constant re-applier of lip gloss. My lips are also a lot softer than they once might have been and I only use the Soap and Glory lip gloss currently which is I carry around with me in my handbag. Sexy Mother Pucker is also quite versatile in that they can be used on their own as a Lip Gloss or under a lipstick as a plumping base. You will also find that as with most lip glosses they do leave your lips feeling greasy and sticky after application but with this one that feeling isnt there, the brush that you use is much sleeker and more defined than most lip gloss applicators and it simple glides across your lips leaving them looking shiny and irresistible.
Are there any downsides to this product? Well the only disappointment is that I didnt end up with an Angelina Jolie pout but it did kind of work to the point where I did feel the tingling sensation and I did notice that my lips looked fuller. I would have been much happier if the effects had lasted a good 2-3 hours at most but just over 20 minutes really didnt do it for me however, I do like the look and feel of the lip gloss and I am prepared to forgive and forget and continue to use it anyway.
So would I recommend this product? Yes because it is a product which is fun to use, it smells nice, it is quite versatile in that it can be used on its own or with something else and at the end of the day it doesnt cost the earth.
*** Extra Details ***
Soap and Glory products such as Sexy Mother Pucker can be found here - http://www.soapandglorycosmetics.com
Soap and Glory products can be found in Harvey Nichols, Beyong Beauty and Boots.
It's Soap & Glory's new, extreme formula lip plumping gloss, with scientifically proven plumping superfill microspheres that explode in volume up to 10x when they come in contact with the water /