Monday, 8 October 2012

Fallen for Sugar Crush from Soap and Glory and some etcs!

Oh, how I love a Soap and Glory Body Butter.  The Daily Smooth and The Righteous Butter, are the ones that you NEED in your life.

However, when it comes to the Soap and Glory body scrubs, I'm not quite as passionate. The scrubs I have tried (Scrub 'Em and Leave 'Em; The Scrub of Your Life and Some Like It Hot) have always done the job, leaving my skin a little smoother and smelling a little more fragrant but until now, I haven't really fallen for one or found one that just HAS to be repurchased.

Yes, I said, until now . . .

Let me introduce you to Sugar Crush,
' a super scrub with smashed brown sugar and sweet lime, almond oil & macadamia grains'.


Absolute amazingness in a tub!

As usual(!), let's talk about the scent first.

Actually, this is where I have to be honest and say that when I first used this product, I was a little saddened. The scent was actually a little too much, the lime filled the bathroom immediately and it was just too much fruit (I'm not so keen on fruity scents) and with the heat of the bathroom, I actually felt a bit nauseous and like I'd just came hone from a night drinking too many stale cocktails. Yes, I was quite disappointed. After all, for me if the scent ain't doing it, the product ain't going to be used up!!!

However. . .

that first time seems to have been a one off as from then on in, the fruitiness seemed muted to just the right level leaving the most lovely but subtle, long-lasting scent on my skin. I think, the key is to to wake the product up and give it a little shake or mix before you first use it. You can smell it for hours and hours between washes. It lasted like The Daily Smooth does yet the scents are not the same.  Sugar Crush is not as floral or as feminine as the Daily Smooth but it is just so clean and pleasant. When the scent catches my attention, I feel a little burst of happiness and health. It makes me feel like a good girl living a good life.

I told you, it was powerful stuff!!!

Anyhow, that's enough of my rambles and delusions. I'm sure you're more interested in how this scrub actually scores in exfoliating and doing what a scrub should do.

Well, let me tell you, Sugar Crush scores highly!

It really works, my skin is noticeably smoother around the decolletage, elbows and knees since I started using Sugar Crush and as of yet, no breakouts or abrasions. Normally, when I find a body scrub I like, I use it religiously and end up breaking out or leaving myself with little scratch marks (this was my only problem with the Ocean Salt from Lush) but this one has just left me with skin that almost seems to have a sheen and is so, soo smooth.

It feels so luxurious to use too, the consistency of the product is thick. You sure get plenty of scrub for your money but there is nothing abrasive or harsh about it. You can smell the lovely sweet lime and sugar (as I might have mentioned . . .) but the almond oil really softens the mix and makes it a product easy and 'pleasurable' (is that the right word?!) to apply. You actually forget once it is on your skin, that you are 'scrubbing' and I'm not sure how, but there never seems to be any flaky residue from the scrub in the bath or shower afterwards. Once on the skin, the 'scrub' almost seems to become a balm that conjures up the results of a darn good exfoliation.

Yep, I have to admit, I always follow with a body moisturiser. Usually, that is The Daily Smooth and this may well, help to soften the skin and yield such good results but I still maintain there is something different about this particular scrub because normally when I scrub, I always moisturise (often with The Deep Smooth) and yet, I'm not sure I've ever been this impressed by a scrub before.
Note: I must admit the bargain that is the Pink Cow Coconut Creme feels good to use but it only seems to rejuvenate the skin over time. Also the N-Spa Hot Butter Body Fudge brightened the colder evenings last year. Yet, there just seems to be something more to Sugar Crush and I'd happily pay a few pounds more to have this one in my bathroom.

I've got to say that a little goes far with Sugar Crush. We all know that I overuse the products that I like and you'll find no exception here. Soap and Glory suggest using this scrub twice maybe three or four times a week (if you're blessed with lizard limbs) but yes, little old me uses it every time I shower or bath and then I use two or three applications each time - I like to let the second one sink in to my skin before rinsing off, I think the scent lasts longer that way -yet despite me hoovering it up over the last two weeks, I still have at least a third of a tub left of this gorgeous scrub. Since a tub is only £8 (and it works) and I'm probably using four times too much, that seems darn good value!

Other things I'm loving at the moment, the etcs:

- Solange Knowles new music video, 'Losing You'. The song is kind of sad and yet the video is quite upbeat and not what I was expecting. So much fun, I want to visit this little community.

- Running, I'm sure there will be posts galore to come but . . . I've signed up to do the London Marathon next year with a very special charity. I'm gonna do it, I'm just not sure how yet!!! Any running tips, motivation welcome!

- These coats that I saw advertised in Vogue last month, they are from Gerard Darel.

I think this is one of them (How I wish I was tall and rich!). Oh and look, somehow, I stumbled across the Sheepskin Biker here. :)

- Oh and a bit more music, love, love, LOVE this.

- And the blogging community, I actually joined in with the #bbloggers twitter chat last night and everybody was so nice. I have found some wonderful new blogs to follow and met (in that online way) some lovely peeps, I wish I'd joined in sooner. Pretty sure I'll be making the #bbloggers chat a date on Sunday evenings, when I'm not working, now.
Have you used Sugar Crush, what do you think? Are you a big fan of Soap and Glory? Have you found your perfect winter coat yet? If so, link me!


Ess-Jay24 said...

I love this! I have another S&G Scrub on the go, but much prefer Sugar Crush :)

Ess-Jay24 said...

I love this! I have another S&G Scrub on the go, but much prefer Sugar Crush :)

Essjay23x said...

@Ess-Jay 24
It's official, Sugar Crush is the best of the bunch!!! We both say so;)

Laura said...

I actually hated the scent of S&G Hand Food at first, it was so strong and I wasn't expecting it at all, but now I've come to love it so I know what you mean on that! This scrub is actually in the big S&G xmas set so I'm really excited to try it!
I've gotten the big set for xmas for the past two years and it's a great way to try their products out!

Essjay23x said...

Ha, the christmas sets. . . I was absolutely gutted one boxing day when the hat boxes had sold out by opening or good as!
The hand cream is another S+G gem that works!!

FBTemily said...

I love the scrub, but it is the most ur attractive scrub I've ever seen haha, it smells soooo good though xxx

Hannah Louisa said...

I loveeeee soap and glory!ive never tried this scrub but it sounds like a good one to buy next time I've ran out!x

Essjay23x said...

Hee hee, I guess there is something sluggish about it. Just shows appearences can be decieving!!!:)

Essjay23x said...

@Hannah Louise
Yes, I think it would be! I hope you like it!!!x

Nicole Moseley said...

the description of this smell sounds incredible...I have to have this! Great review im definately getting this next time im in boots! :)

C.S.I Beauty Blog said...

L loves sugar crush. I'm yet to try it but I have a feeling it's in this years soap and glory big box. The other soap ans glory scrub I like is the foamy one in a squeezy tube. Think it's called pulp friction. As for running download an app and start slow. Try the 10k free it's called on my phone and it has a link to a half marathon one. Good luck Xx

Yolandaas said...

Wow Solange's video was interesting.. didn't even know she sang!? .. xx

Essjay23x said...

@Nicole Moseley
Thank you for reading :) Yay, let me know what you think. I hope you like it as much as I do!!!

Essjay23x said...

@C.S.I Beauty Blog
I don't think I've tried Pulp friction but I've tried the thermal one and a couple of the others, they just weren't as much for me.
Yes, I used Get Running last year and it was fab. Have been using Bridge to 10k recently but think I'll have to check out the half marathon one soon. Thank you so much xxx

Essjay23x said...

Me neither but the song is quite good and I LOVE the video so feel-good!! I want to live there, everyone seems so nice and bubbly :)

Alice Barton said...

thanks for yoru lovely comment on my blog!!! It means so much to me that you took your time to leave me yoru feedback. THANKS!!!
I was so nervous! haha.
so, you are going to run a marathon? That's awsome!
enjoy the rest of the week!!

Essjay23x said...

@Alice Barton
Awh, you covered your nerves well. Now you've made one, I expect you'll be able to do it without even thinking about it.
Yep, I'm gonna run (well probably limp through) the London marathon, equally excited and terrified at the thought. Have a great weekend :) xx

Ashlee said...

I need to check out Soap and Glory products!!

Love your blog!! I'm now following~! :D

Essjay23x said...

Love your #beautybloggersclub blog hop and as for S and G,yes, you really do. Every girl needs two or three soap and glory staples in the bathroom!!!:)


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