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Review: Soap & Glory, Flake Away

28 Sep

Many beauty guru have been talking about the brand Soap & Glory, and it seems like most of the reviews are positive, but we do not have them here in Hong Kong. So I was looking forward to visiting Boots in Bangkok and get my hands on some of Soap & Glory’s products.

I have been looking for a body scrub to replace my favourite St. Ives In-shower Exfoliating Body Polish, which had been sadly discontinued. I tried the Champneys Spa Treatments Citrus Blush Body Scrub, and I really hate it. When the body scrub touches my hair, they leave my hair feeling dry and I could not comb through. It also leave my skin feeling weird, not oily but you feel like there’s a film on my skin. So I went a little crazy with body scrub, and let’s start with Flake Away first.

Soap & Glory Flake Away

Soap & Glory Flake Away (395 THB)
* Bought them when they had a Buy-1-Get-1-Free offer. 

Soap & Glory Flake Away (Close-up)

The body polish is pretty thick and feels grainy, but not harsh at all. Just rub the product into your skin, and the grains will dissolve gradually. The smell is amazing too!

After washing off the body polish, the skin feels very smooth and soft. My skin feels moisturized too, you don’t really need to apply body lotion, unless you have super dry skin.

I would definitely recommend buying this, especially when they are doing a special offer!

Current Body Care Routine

28 Jun

I was taking the ferry on my own from TST to Central and suddenly had this new idea for my upcoming blog post. Completely random thought but I guess it was because I had been to 3 different beauty stores and bought some body products and thought I could do a post about my current body care routine.

Current Bodycare Routine

[From left to right]
St. Ives Enhancing Body Moisturizer Oatmeal & Shea Butter
Johnson’s Baby Oil
Palmer’s Cocoa Body Scrub  

The product that I use almost every day is my St. Ives body moisturizer. I think this is my 2nd bottle. I have tried other body moisturizer from St. Ives, but I still like the Oatmeal & Shea Butter one more. I remember one of my friends said she doesn’t like the scent, but for some reasons, I really like it, and find it very comforting. It’s moisturizing but not heavy, your skin just immediately absorb the body moisturizer and won’t feel sticky at all. My skin feels silky after using it, and I think the effect is pretty long-lasting. I have been using St. Ives’ products since high school, and I actually like this drugstore brand; I have used their facial scrub, facial cleanser, body lotion and body scrub, and love everything, except once, the collagen elastin body lotion which smells super bad. Although I might be trying out other brands after using up this bottle, it’s definitely on my all-time favourite list!

I use a body scrub once a week, and my skin does become softer and smooth. In my previous “Empties #1”  blog post, you might have seen me talking about my favourite body scurb, which is also from St. Ives. That was my first one, and my last one. Not that I hate it, I actually love it! Sadly, that body scrub is discontinued, so I just purchased a new body scrub, Palmer’s Cocoa Body Scrub (HKD$68), as I have heard of good things about this brand, and will do a review later.

Some people might not like body oil, as they think it’s very greasy to apply oil on your skin. I originally thought so too, but later realized it’s because I was using the wrong method in the past, and after changing the way how I use it, I like it and use it once a week. I don’t feel like it clogs my pores and it’s not greasy, so definitely keeping it on my regular body care routine.

Empties #1

22 Jun

I have been seeing a lot of “Empties” videos on YouTube, so I thought I might also do a blog post about my recent empties.

Recent Empties

[From left to right]
St. Ives In-shower Exfoliating Body Polish 
Bioderma Sensibio H20  
 Koji Dolly Wink Long Masacara 

All 3 products are my favourite. I have done a full review on Bioderma’s Sensibio H20 and Dolly Wink’s long mascara, and I have already bought back-ups, so I’m still using these 2 products on a daily basis!

As for St. Ives’ body polish, I really like it, but it has been discontinued!!! I don’t really know how to describe its texture, it’s not a gel texture nor a cream texture. It’s a bit difficult to dig out from the tube, but once you start rubbing the product on your skin, it will melt and give your skin a gentle scrub. I use it once or twice a week, and every time after using this body polish, my skin feels very soft and smooth. I’m really upset when I found out this product is discontinued, especially it’s a really great product! St Ives is one of my favourite drugstore brands, I have used their body lotion, facial scrub and facial wash, and they are all affordable and of good quality, but sadly they decided not to continue producing body scrub. I have already bought a new body scrub, which I will talk more about it in my upcoming body care routine post.