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The Crazy Cupid soap slice is a product that I received as part of a Bomb Cosmetics set which I purchased in the January sales. I actually make my own soaps as a hobby, and so it's rare that I buy them any more. The Crazy Cupid soap is a glycerine based soap that is actually designed in a similar style to those that I make myself, so I was interested to try it out.
The soap has a love theme as you may have guessed from the name Crazy Cupid, and is designed with a heart shape in the middle and red and pink colouring. I like the design of the soap, the main part of the soap has a pink and white dip-dye effect and is opaque and there is a translucent red heart shape and two bars embedded into it, which is also filled with poppy seeds. These sorts of soaps are made in a 'loaf' shape from which a slice is cut, and that means that the edges and corners are very straight.
The official description of the scent is 'A refreshingly complex, spicy, lavender, amber fragrance with hints of lime, sage, nutmeg, vetiver and sandalwood.' I thought this description sounded really nice, but unfortunately the actual smell of the soap didn't live up to the websites description. I found the soap had very little scent, and silly as it sounds it simply smelled soapy! I certainly couldn't smell any of the ingredients that were mentioned above, although when I actually used the soap, I found it had a very mild floral scent to it.
I initially used the soap as a hand soap, but as the edges were very straight and hard, I found it uncomfortable to hold in my hands, so began to use it in the bath instead. The soap lathered up quite well - certainly better than many of the Lush soaps do - but still only produced a reasonably mild lather. I stupidly tried shaving my legs with this soap, and ended up cut to ribbons!
One huge concern I have when it comes to using soap is that my skin is dry, and I am always wary that soap will dry it further or make it feel tight or uncomfortable. Whilst I wouldn't necessarily describe this soap as moisturising, it didn't dry my skin in any way at all.
In terms of effects on my skin, the only thing I really found that this did was to get my skin clean. It didn't really seem to do anything else for my skin and no scent was left behind.
The poppy seeds in the soap were pretty much pointless and they were too few and far between to have any exfoliating properties, so they only serve as decoration. I also noticed that the soap left a reddish stain on the side of the bath, which was annoying, but rinsed off reasonably easily.
A bar of Crazy Cupid soap costs £2.49 from www.bombcosmetics.co.uk. Bomb products are also available from Amazon and Fenwick's, and I have also noticed that a lot of independent gift shops are now stocking bomb cosmetics.
Overall, I wasn't really impressed with this soap. It was very ordinary and very generic almost. If I was going to pay £2.49 for a soap I would expect it to be something special and other than looking pretty, I don't really think this product has anything going for it.