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 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.

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Swiss Line Haul

I was at Perfume & Makeup Exhibition (Mishref Fair Grounds) back in October, when I came across the Safi booth. They were selling a bunch of “natural” skincare which I wasn’t really interested in. I did notice that they had Swiss Line products in a corner of their booth as well. Now if you’re not familiar with them, “Swiss Line is a revolutionary, anti-aging skincare brand.” You can read all about them on their website – here. Their products are nothing short of excellent. I just never knew where to find them in Kuwait, until now.

Swiss line was developed to bridge the gap between science-led skincare and cosmetic skincare. The cellular-based medical-grade anti-aging formulations offer the discerning customer not only measurable results, but also luxurious textures and sophisticated packaging.

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Clarins Holiday Haul

The great big box in the background with Christmassy frosted biscuits is a Face & Body Set called My Weekend Getaway Essentials. In the forefront we’ve got tiny Crayon Kohl Pencils in the shade 01 Intense Black (x3) which were free, a deluxe sample-sized Wonder Perfect Mascara which was part of the My Weekend Getaway Essentials Set, and finally an Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil and Mascara Supra Volume.
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Garnier Skin Naturals Essentials 24 Hour Hydrating Day Cream – Rose

A gel-cream formula effective for 24 hour hydration. Specially formulated for dry and sensitive skin, the formula combines ingredients that work to soothe and nourish skin. Rose Extract was selected for its soothing and softening properties. Enriched with Vitamin E, known for its anti-oxidant properties, the formula hydrates and helps to protect the skin. If your skin feels dry and sensitive and if you are looking for a daily cream that soothes, nourishes and leaves skin feeling more comfortable then this is the product for you.

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The Body Shop Collective Haulage

Looking at the sun right now, it’s kinda’ hard to believe it was raining, just a few hours earlier. I think it’s hilarious that people who live in Kuwait get so excited when there’s a little sprinkle of rain (myself included) whereas people who live in countries where it’s constantly raining, actually prefer sunny days to rainy days, to the extent that they’ll even get depressed when there’s a slight overcast. Life is funny! Personally, I love, love, love the rain! Which side of the fence are you on? Do you love the rain or do you prefer clear skies? I’ve been in the mood to listen to this song so I figured I’d share it with you guys. For those who’ve never heard it before, as well as those of you who are listening to it again, hope you enjoy!

I really must visit The Body Shop more often because I wait so long in-between visits and miss out on a whole slew of new releases that I end up going crazy (and purchase everything) when I eventually do go.
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Clean and Clear Morning Energy Skin Brightening Daily Facial Moisturiser

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Why is it great?

Brighten up your days with CLEAN & CLEAR® MORNING ENERGY® Skin Brightening Daily Facial Moisturiser. This fantastic formula gently moisturises and visibly brightens up your skin, while the refreshing fragrance wakes you up!

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Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturiser

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Why is it great?

Aiming for blemish-free supple skin? We have a 2-in-1 product, which does just that. CLEAN & CLEAR® Dual Action Moisturiser:

  1. Its oil-free formula moisturises your skin to leave it feeling soft
  2. Its anti-blemish ingredients help fight spots and blemishes

Plus it’s fragrance free, and gentle enough even for sensitive skin.

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