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Friday, 17 February 2012

Review! Soap And Glory 'BIG SPLENDOUR' gift set.

hey guys. so, here is the long awaited for review of the soap and glory 'BIG SPLENDOUR' gift set that i received for my birthday from my lovely mother.

Little confession here,i did give a little yelp of joy when i got it. i am a big fan of soap and glory already, but for some reason don't tend to purchase there stuff for myself, so this was a perfect present that will last me for EVER, and you ll soon see why.
(beware, this is a painfully long post because there is so much to talk about! so feel free to skip the things you don't care about haha!)

All the products come in this handy little..zip up bag thing, i don't know what you'd call it? anyway,this is perfect as i now keep all my creams&soaps and toiletry's in this when I'm home. i have a lot but its big enough to fit them all with plenty of extra space for any more i may buy in the future.. which would be very unnecessary but what do you expect? :P

 Here is an overview of all the products all together (minus the mother pucker lip gloss,that was in my bag. whoops! and the face scrub) and as you can see, there is Alot to get through, so I'm just going to talk a little about each below :)

        Heel Genius.                                   Hand food.
first off,these 2 creams must be my favourite 2 products out of the bunch. heel genius is a foot cream with a slightly blue tinge as you can see in the pic to the left,it has the signature soap and glory scent to it, and if you ask me, i couldn't think of anything better for my feet to be smelling like. i have been using this every other night and it has been working wonders.

Also in the pictures above is soap and Glory's well known hand cream 'Hand food.' this might be a little bias, as i have a slight obsession with hand creams already. i would honestly apply this every minuet of the day and still want more. it really is like food for my hands,as although it leaves them feeling moisturised and as soft as a baby's bottom,after about 5 minuets i want to apply it again, purely because it feels so luxurious to me! this is becoming a close second favourite of mine, next to my beloved body shop almond hand and nail butter. i could see this being a future favourite of mine.. we will see ;) 

                                CALM ONE CALM ALL-BUBBLE BATH           CLEAN ON ME- SHOWER GEL.

i cant think of anything better than coming out of the shower smelling like soap and glory from head to toe, and these do the job nicely.the bubble bath makes me feel relaxed and pampered, I'm a definite bath girl, and i would much rather have baths then showers, so a good bubble bath is crucial for a nice relaxing bath on the weekends after a hard weeks work! ;) the shower gel is also lovely and has soon become my go-to shower gel. it foams up nicely and leaves a subtle smell of deliciousness on my skin, even when I'm out and dressed.

                                                                 OFF YOUR FACE- FACE WIPES.
Face wipes are always handy as I'm lazy and I'm not one for facial cleansers and all that malarkey to get my makeup off. i like it quick and easy, and these do just what they are made to do. they are nice and moist which is good as i Hate it when face wipes are dry,whats the point? They don't leave my skin feeling dry or tight like alot of others do,and remove makeup without having to scrub your face!

                                                                          THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER-BODY BUTTER

 as you may or may not be able to tell, iv use rather alot of this for the time iv had it. iv been using this body butter pretty much every night and absolutely love it. this, i will defiantly be repurchasing, not that i think it will be running out anytime soon as there's Loads! love it.

This body scrub is something i am yet to try enough times to do a full review on ,but what i have tried of it, guess what? I've liked! Bet you didn't see that coming,did you? ;)
It has a slightly different smell to the signature soap and glory scent,which is still lovely, and very fruity. it has large-ish beads/pips in it which exfoliate the skin very well. although it may be too harsh for extra sensitive skin.

This, is something I'm sure alot of you have seen if not owned before. this is probably the first ever thing i owned from soap and glory and i still love it just as much as i did the first day i tried it. if you have never smelled this before, and you like soap and glory. or even if you don't, i'd still recommend going to boots and having a sniff,its Delicious.
 Annoyingly i left this face wash where i live at dance college so couldn't take a picture,but for the time i was using it i was rather liking it admittedly. its very fresh smelling and wakes me up, it has little beads in it, which i suppose are supposed to exfoliate you, but they are so gentle they wouldn't remove dead skin or anything. so as an exfoliator i don't rate this highly, but as a general face wash i love it. and iv never actually had a wash specifically for the face. so really, this is my first ever face wash.. how exciting ;)

Finally ! we are on the last item! First off, who couldn't love the name of this lip gloss? 'sexy mother pucker'. I'm not sure it makes me look quite like a sexy mother pucker, but it certainly improves the look of my lips compared to how they look with nothing on! this is a plumping lip gloss that supposedly 'plumps' the lips, making them look fuller. i wouldn't say I've noticed a big difference in the size of my lips, and that doesn't really matter to me as i don't feel my lips need much 'plumping' but this nude,shimmery non sticky lip gloss is a dream to apply and lasts a fair while, it tingles my lips so it must do something, and its not that kind of tingle that soon turns into an agonizing pain. No, just a little tingle, which is all good in my books. 

Overall this set is absuloutly fantastic. i would recommend it to any *soap and glory* lovers out there! i cant tell you the price as it was a gift, but my mum said it was amazing value for money, so it must be quite a saving on what it would cost you to buy all of these products separately. 

If you have read this whole blog post then you deserve a medal and a pat on the back, because bloody hell is this a long post! 

Hope you enjoyed this, i know some of you have been looking out for it, i just had to pluck up the motivation to be able to sit here for hours and do it! haha

Hope you're all having a fab half term. honestly, i don't wanna go back ! D: im quite enjoying spending my days in my pjs doing the things i love if you ask me. not that i haven't done months of that when have been ill! you'd think id be fed up with it..

please comment and tell me what you think,i love reading all your lovely comments, it makes my (lazy) day!

Lots of love

Ella martine xxxx


  1. I love soap and glory, but i never picked anything up. I love the smell of everything though and always try the things on in boots!


    1. you should defo take the plunge ;) so worth it and i love it even more in the summer. x

  2. I love Soap and Glory! What a great present to receive. I have the body mist, I love it so much smells gorge and lasts for ages. xx

  3. i love soap and glory too, that lip gloss looks so pretty! xx

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  4. I definitely NEED this in my life! :D


  5. soap and glory stuff is amazing, i've been using it for ages now and it's still incredible! xx


  6. So amazing! Love them all :D

  7. love that lipgloss hun !! x

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  8. Love the packaging looks great <3 x


  9. i got this for my birthday too :)



  10. Cool! Must have a set of this. That body scrub and lip gloss got me smitten.
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  11. I didn't realise you get so many items!
    What a great set
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