Soap and Glory

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 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.

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Originel & Essentiel Isla Vanilla Deodorant Roll-On

You guys know I’m always on the lookout for a new favorite deodorant because for some strange reason, the ones I love keep getting discontinued. I love browsing through the personal care aisles at different local co-operatives because you never know what you might find. Honestly, I feel like each co-op has its own hidden gems (stuff you can only find at a certain co-op). When I came across this Roll-On Deodorant in the scent Isla Vanilla from the French Brand Originel & Essential (also known as OE) for KD /780 at the Dahia Abdulla Al-Salem Co-Op, I decided to pick one up, hoping it would be my new fave.

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Nivea Angel Star Deo Anti-Perspirant


Feel secure in whatever you do! Nivea’s Angel Star Icy Kiss Deo Spray gives you long lasting protection with a trendy, fruity fragrance.
24h anti-perspirant protection
0% alcohol

Again, I don’t know what I was thinking when I picked this up. I don’t even like using “spray” anti-perspirants. I have a confession to make. I bought the Nivea Powder Touch anti-perspirant and this Nivea Angel Star anti-perspirant together. In my defense, although juvenile, the packaging on this stuff is adorable! I mean just look at it. Plus the name Angel Star although cheezy, totally appealed to my love of Japanese aesthetics. I was like “OMG KAWAII!!!!” It even says on the cap “YOU WOW”. Somehow that made sense to me at the time I guess. I might have even nodded understandingly even though I didn’t really understand what that meant and picked this stuff up. Lastly I was kinda’ curious as to what Icy Kiss would smell like as that’s the scent I got this stuff in. It’s an awful fruity floral scent. I don’t mind the fruity part as much as the floral part. This product holds 100ml and was quite cheap. I used the Nivea Angel Star Deo for a few days before giving up.

If you’re interested, I picked this up at Carrefour at the Avenues Mall.