I first hauled this Build Up Removal Shampoo from the Boots Expert Hair Care line at Boots here. I knew next to nothing about this Shampoo but since they were having Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) deal, I decided to give it a try solely based on the name. Little did I know how dependent I’d grow to be on this Shampoo!
I promised that I’d be reviewing some Soap & Glory products a good while ago but ended up deciding to just lump everything together into one post, and so here we are.
I really don’t like this brand… I always get suckered into buying their products based on the adorable packaging (all pink and cutesy, with vintage glam pin-up models), funny product names, and tongue-in-cheek blurbs and excerpts, only to end up being disappointed by the performance of the actual product. To be fair, the products generally do what they’re supposed to do, just not in the way that I prefer. I also find most of their scents to be downright vile, particularly Original Pink fragrance which seems to be featured in most of their products. Although the Original Pink fragrance is loved by many, I find it too floral-y and perfume-y for my taste. Their prices aren’t exactly budget-friendly either, especially when you factor in the sub-par performance of most of their products.
I’ve mostly tried some Bath & Body Products, some Skincare Products, but aside from a single Lipgloss (purchased online via Drugstore.com) I haven’t really delved much into their Beauty Products. I’ve also got a handful of Minis (from the KD 1/000 “bargain bins” at Boots), and some products that came in a Holiday Set (that they come out with during every Holiday Season). So, I feel like I have a good selection of products here to form a valid opinion. You can purchase Soap & Glory products at Boots.
I hadn’t planned on purchasing anything from Boots (Jabriya) but it was right across the street from my salon and I figured what the hey. I stepped in for a quick peek and as you can see, snagged the cutest little products! By now, you’ll know that I’m quite fond of themes, so once I picked up the Pretty Patisserie Body Butter Trio (which I’d been eyeing initially), I grabbed a few other vanilla-scented products to fit in with the theme… in my head (lawl).
I was at the Souq Sharq Boots branch when I noticed that they were having a Buy One Get One Free deal (aka BOGO) on certain brands. My favorite nail polish remover (reviewed here) was almost out so I was at Boots to replenish my supply but unfortunately they were out of stock. As I was leaving the store, this shampoo caught my eye. All I had to read was Build up Removal and I was sold so I quickly grabbed two. Boots Expert Build Up Removal Shampoo was only KD 1/750!
Since for some reason, I always run out of conditioner much faster than shampoo I decided to grab a huge thing of conditioner (500ml). I can’t remember how much Inecto Pure Coconut Conditioner cost but I usually like coconut-scented products, plus this was paraben-free.
Just to clarify, at Boots, its not like I got all 4 and the two lower priced items were free. I payed KD 1/750 for the shampoo and got the other shampoo for free. I payed the full price for one conditioner, and got the other conditioner for free. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that I’m obsessed with build up removal hair care so I’m super excited about the shampoo! As always, reviews to come.
Conditioning Nail Polish Remover
Enriched with apricot kernel oil and pro-vitamin B5 to help keep nails in top condition.
I’ve tried so many nail polish removers from so many different brands over the years, from high-end to low-end. The more gentle removers usually need a little elbow grease for them to completely remove everything off my nails and when using darker polishes, brighter polishes or glitter polishes, I’ll have to use almost half a pack of cotton pads just to get everything off. Some nail polish removers will leave some sort of “hydrating” residue behind (which totally skeeves me out) while others will completely dry out my hands. The one thing they all have in common is that they all have a horrible scent. I was always on the lookout for a decent nail polish remover until Boots opened up shop in Kuwait. Normally, the quality of home-brand products are sub-par but I purchased the Conditioning Nail Polish Remover (150ml) from Boots (by Boots) for KD 1 and have been repurchasing it ever since.
I picked these up from Boots awhile ago because as I mentioned before I’ve really gotten into swimming again. It’s fun, relaxing, and really good exercise. I don’t really have colored hair anymore as I cut it all off but the fact that it had Sun Swim & Gym in the name intrigued me which is why I got both the shampoo and conditioner without even reading the back. The previous shampoo I was using (which I’ve mentioned here) did nothing for my hair so I passed it along to someone else and went back to using this again (I’ve been using it all summer especially when I was swimming during Ramadan).