Apologies for the absence my darling beauty hounds, it's been a busy and knackering time since the last time I posted, but now I'm back with a vengeance in the form of some juicy new additions to my beauty arsenal :)
I acquired a few bits on my trip to London two weeks ago. Nothing extravagant, but definitely worthy of a mention.
First up is Soap & Glory 'The Breakfast Scrub'.
Soap & Glory had the usual 3 for 2 offer going, so I picked up two Sit Tight (one for my friend, one for me) and I thought I'd try out one of their body scrubs seeing as I had run out of my L'Occitane Pate Delice and didn't feel like forking out almost 30 euros for another one.... well, not yet anyway. There are quite a few body scrubs in the Soap & Glory range, but The Breakfast Scrub looked the most appealing. I like body scrubs in pots. They are generally more gritty and 'scrubby' for lack of a better word, and I like a good scrubbing, it makes me feel totally renewed and glowing. Plus it's absolutely essential for combating those pesky ingrown hairs I get from waxing.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the pot was the smell. Actually my mouth noticed the smell first as my salivary glands went full speed ahead before I could register what it was, such was the utter deliciousness of the contents. Delicious, that is, if you love the smell of maple syrup and obviously I do. The texture of the scrub is just right. It's made with sugar so it's not as harsh on the skin as some salt scrubs can be. There are some softer 'bits' in it which I'm assuming are the oats. It's described as an 'Oat, Shea Butter and Sugar Body Smoother' which also contains honey, banana and almond extract. Doesn't that want to make you eat it? Well, if you know me by now from some of my other posts you'll know that I have not been adverse in the past to try and eat my shower products. Thankfully this time I held back, but after I used it it gave me the strongest craving ever for porridge with maple syrup which I have been eating all week in homage to it.
I really do like this. It doesn't melt away at the first drop of water so you can get a good scrub even when under the shower. I usually use my scrubs on dry skin first to get maximum exfoliation (yeah, I'm hardcore...) and then I'll add a little water and work it in even more. This on the other hand needs a little water to get it moving on the skin first. The smell really does make you hungry. Or it could be that I'm always hungry anyway, so maybe that's not a fare statement. Still, it is a very sweet maple syrupy scent, so if you don't like sweet fragrances do not buy this. This is really as sweet as they come.
It rinses off easily and left my skin nice and smooth, as do most good body scrubs to be fare. I look forward to using it whenever I get into the shower and although I've been scooping it out by the handful (as you can see from the photo above!) you don't really need as much as that each time.
A 300 ml pot is £9.45 from Boots in the UK and £7.70 from ASOS which ships worldwide.
If you want a scrub to make your mouth water, then this is definitely it!
Score 8/10 (I would give it a 10 but the scent is so strong it could put a fare few off)
Have you tried this scrub? Do you like sweet smelling products? Let me know!