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!