Open my bathroom cabinet and you’ll be greeted by a sea of pink. Yep, I’ve got a bit of a thang for Soap and Glory bath and body products. It’s the powerful combination of uber-girlie packaging, superb copywriting, huge sizes (making their products super good value), the light but pleasing scent and the fact that, in general, their products do exactly what they say on their pink-hued label.
When I received their iconic The Breakfast Scrub for Christmas I was delighted as my current jar is almost empty. I first received The Breakfast Scrub as a birthday gift back in March. It was one of those products I wanted to try but, due to me being on a penny-pinching mission, couldn’t bring myself to purchase, so the product made its way onto my birthday list.
As I unwrapped it I couldn’t wait to try it out (being as I was with my family and in-laws an impromptu shower was kind of out of the question). I’d heard good things. Beauty bloggers had raved about it.
I took the lid off and breathed in its heady scent. If you’re familiar with the sickly sweet aroma of Caramac chocolate bars the scent of The Breakfast Scrub is pretty much identical to that. That won’t be to everyone’s liking, but, as someone with a sweet tooth, it suits me just fine and I can often be found inhaling the product in a bid to get a calorie-free sweet fix.
Again, in terms of texture it’s not going to be for everyone. It’s got more of a ‘stringy’ quality than a lot of body scrubs (imagine the stringy bits of a banana in a body scrub) and that took a while to get used to. It’s also not as ‘scratchy’ as other scrubs, certainly I find their The Scrub of Your Life more abrasive.
What The Breakfast Scrub does offer, however, is moisture! As well as exfoliating it seems to hydrate your skin and isn’t as harsh as some other scrubs. That said, in my opinion, this doesn’t make it such a good choice for pre-fake tan exfoliation and I prefer to stick to Scrub of Your Life in these instances.
As with all Soap and Glory products, the big tub lasts ages (I use this once or twice a week, usually as a treat after going for a jog), so at £8 (Boots, January 2014) it’s pretty good value too (especially if you can get it on the regular Boots 3-for-2 offer).
So, yep, that’s another staple in the pink army of bottles and jars in my bathroom cabinet then. But rightly so. It’s earned its place and, for a fickle gal like me, the fact that I’m on my second jar is testament to that!
Fabulous rating: 5/5
P.S. What other Soap and Glory products should I be trying?