Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Brand Focus | Soap & Glory

Ask me to think of a brand with a fun spirit and my reply will always include Soap & Glory, their pink packaging and delightfully fun product names embody everything that is joyful about trying new products, whether it be makeup or bodycare. I used to associate them with Christmas, their aesthetically pleasing gift sets filling the shelves in Boots, back then they were out of my price range but that didn't stop me lusting over them as I shopped for family members. Fast forward a few years later and now S&G is a firm favourite in my bodycare and skincare draws, and finally I've dripped my toes into their makeup range as well. When I was searching through some old blog posts though I was surprised to see that my love for the brand hadn't transferred on to here, with me barely mentioning them over the years and that is how this post, dedicated to them, came to be.

You'll find my old favourites and new favourites all nestled together in this post, my recommendations to you, especially if you've not tried anything from S&G yet!


Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Shine Lipstick in Love & O-Beige | £9 | buy here

Recently Boots shoppers were treated to an amazing gift with purchase offer on Soap & Glory makeup, the perfect opportunity for me (a newbie to the range) to give a few products a try. The gift included this nude lipstick and originally it was the product out of the 3 in the gift that I wasn't too excited about, just another nude lippe I thought! I couldn't have been more wrong though. I was in Leeds at the time when I tried this out and I ended up wearing it for the whole time I was there. It's a very sheer nude but it's the formula that I've ended up loving so much, it feels creamy and moisturising on my lips, the exact kind of formula I look for in lipsticks. I've already got my eye on a few more shades! 


Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer Three Piece Camouflage Kit | £10 | buy here

This is one product that I've wanted to try for years after it was raved about continuously, you don't hear much about it anymore but there was a time where everyone seemed to have it and love it. I've also recently found out that my favourite concealer is being discontinued so I figured I better start hunting for an alternative! This is more than just a concealer though, it's a three piece kit made up of a brightening concealer, a on the spot complexion concealer and a transparent setting power. The fact that it contained a setting powder really appealed to me as I travel down south a lot to see family and I always end up taking way too many products, justifying that they all do different things. I don't think I've quite been using this long enough to give a full review but here's my first impressions. 

I quickly realised that I have to make sure my skin is exfoliated and moisturised thoroughly before I use this as it can have a tendency to cling to dry patches because it's a cream concealer, rather than the usual liquid formulation that I tend to go for. I bought this in the shade light but I think the tone of the concealers runs just a little too dark to suit me completely, so fair skinned ladies be wary of this. I really like the brightening concealer for perking up my under eye area and I've taken a real liking to the setting powder too, it's far better suited to my under eye area compared to the usual powder I use all over my face. I'll probably dedicate a full blog post to this but so far, so good!


Soap & Glory Glow All Out Luminizing Face Powder | £11 | buy here

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram then you will have already seen me raving about this product and equally you'll probably have seen that this is the second one I've bought after I carelessly dropped and smashed the first one that I got in the GWP offer. I was pretty distraught when I smashed it, despite only having it for one week at that point I'd already fallen in love with the product. This is by far the best highlighting/luminizing product that I've ever used. The shade is beautiful and compliments my pale skin and the pay off is above and beyond what I expected, it's marketed as a luminizing powder but this is the best highlighter I've tried, I'd even put it above theBalm one. I know for sure that I'm going to write about this in more detail in it's own blog post, but any and every highlighter fiend needs this in their collection. 


Soap & Glory Spritz Me Quick Moisture Mist | £7 | buy here

The other week I was in Boots, browsing the mini products, when I came across a moisturising oil spray. I was ready to pop it into my basket when my Mum told me that Soap & Glory did a very similar product so of course off I went to hunt it down and when I did I was pleasantly surprised by it's low price so, out went the mini product and in went this. It's a body spray and moisturiser in one, delivering a gorgeous scent and a burst of hydration in just a few quick sprays, the speed of application was what appealed to me from the start. You can spray the tube from any angle so it's perfect for getting all those awkward places like the back of your legs covered and it's fast too, it dries quicker than any traditional body lotion I've tried. I've only used it a handful of times so far but already I'm impressed and can see this becoming a staple in my shower routine. 


Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Black Eyeliner Pen | £6 | buy here

This is the third and final product that came in the GWP offer and despite me hearing a lot of rave reviews over the years it isn't something I'd typically buy myself so I was intrigued to try it. When it comes to eyeliner usually I just tightline, giving some definition and the appearance of volume to my lashes, I've never been able to master anything but that when it comes to eyeliner. I've heard this particular liquid eyeliner being talked about as easy to use though so I figured it would be a good opportunity to try and give liquid eyeliner one more try. I've used this a couple of times so far and I'm impressed by just how black it is, especially considering the low price. It's definitely easier to apply compared to some liquid eyeliners I've tried in the past but I guess time will tell as to whether I can master this art!

Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl Eyeliner in Superblack | £5.50 | buy here

I'll be honest, I picked this up alongside the Kick Ass concealer so I could spend the least amount of money possible to get the GWP offer, I'm not the only one that does this, right? As I said above though, I do tightline with eyeliner a lot so I'll never say no to trying out something new as it can be so difficult finding something that doesn't smudge. The colour and pay off from this eyeliner is pretty impressive, that was the first thing that I noted. A lot of my eyeliners end up looking more grey than black but this is a strong black colour, and it stays this way for most of the day. It does smudge a little towards the evening but I'm yet to find something that doesn't! I think this is definitely going to be my new go-to eyeliner, purely based on the fact it applies as black instead of grey!

Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1 Brow Filling Pencil & Brush* | £8.50 | buy here

When I was having a makeup clear out recently I came across a lot of products that I'd either forgotten about or just neglected, choosing my usual favourites over something a little different. One of the products that I found was this, a brow pencil that I was sent by Boots a little while back. At the time I was sure that the shade they had sent me was too dark, this is the shade dark chocolate, the darker one out of the two. When I found it though I decided to give it a try before I got rid of it and found out that actually it suited me quite well, despite being darker than most of my other brow pencils. I was also pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed using it too, the product itself is thin and this makes it easy to achieve a natural look and it felt quite waxy, clinging to my skin and not shifting at all during the day. I'd accidentally found a new favourite! There is also a little brow brush at the other end of the product, making it great for travelling and popping in your bag if you need to top it up during the day. If you're looking for a new brow pencil then I'd really recommend that you give this one a go!


Soap & Glory Original Pink Body Spray | £4 | buy here

Last year in the Boxing Day sales I might have gone a little over the top when it came to buying the half price Soap & Glory gift sets, in fact I still have a whole draw full of products that I bought back then. No regrets though as I've been introduced to so many different things from their range that I might not have considered before, one of those products being their body sprays. I managed to pick up a set of 4 of their body sprays for about £5 at the time and I've been working my way through them since. I have a firm favourite out of the 4 though and that's the original pink body spray. It's a light and fresh fragrance, not too overpowering but strong enough to freshen up your scent with this fruity and floral body spray. It's been my go-to scent since Spring as it's floral and fruity tones compliment the warm weather beautifully. At only £4 a bottle it's a bargain and I'll definitely be repurchasing when it runs out.

Soap & Glory Hand Food | £5.50 | buy here

Let's finish where I started shall we! I think the Soap & Glory Hand Food must be one of the most popular hand creams out there, stock is always running low whenever I'm browsing the shelves in Boots and there is a good reason for that. It's a simple and basic hand cream that does what it says on the tin! I've tried many alternatives since first trying this years ago but nothing has come near since, especially in terms of how affordable this is compared to offerings from other brands. They've since brought out a Sugar Crush version of it which I equally love and a hand pump version perfect for your bathroom too. I always have a mini version of this in my handbag and one in my bedside table, that's how much I love it, and I can't see that changing anytime soon!

I think it's safe to say that Soap & Glory are one of my favourite beauty brands right now and I'm really excited to further explore their makeup range in particular over these coming months! 

Do you have a favourite Soap & Glory product? Leave me some recommendations in the comments!
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4 comments

  1. I've actually never tried anything by Soap and Glory, but I'd love to give it a go. I like the sound of that brow pencil!

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    1. I'd really recommend them as a brand generally although I found out yesterday that they aren't cruelty free which is a real shame! x

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  2. Your skin is going to be there for life. So you might as well take the time to get to know it. Every single skincare aliment has some product on the market but generally identifying your skin type will help point you in the right direction. This way you know the type of products that are designed for your skin type and what ingredients or product types work best for you.
    Lifecell anti aging cream :)

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    1. Absolutely! I've really learnt how important it is to invest in your skin. Some people have said that I'm too young to be using an eye cream but you can never start too young!

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