Saturday, 20 April 2013

Summer Legs With Soap & Glory

At last! Spring has sprung in England! I am very happy to say the least, hopefully it will mean the end of badly lit indoor photos, and the start of crisp, clear ones.

Today it's been crazy sunny, and everyone is suddenly worried about having to get their 'summer bodies' out. If there's one thing I know, it's that I'm not sunbathing ready!

To get my legs silky smooth and ready for lounging around in shorts, Soap and Glory are the only products I call upon. The first thing is to slough away the dead skin. It's amazing how much better your skin looks after a good exfoliation. Flake Away is my scrub of choice. It contains sea salt, grapeseed and almond oils which give a thorough but gentle scrub.  The almond oil can leave slight residue on your skin, but it's nothing too greasy. If you can't stand that feeling, I suggest using before you go to bed so you don't have to be pulling on skinny jeans as soon as you get out the shower :)

Once my legs are feeling refreshingly scrubbed, it's time for The Righteous Butter, containing shea butter (a classic body lotion ingredient) and aloe vera. I'm pretty picky with anything cream related, I don't like the greasy feeling that hangs around with some products. This sinks right in, and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and soft.

One of the best things about these products is that they both have the classic Soap and Glory smell which I adore. Both the scrub and the body butter retail at £10.50/$20 and are available at Boots for the UK people, and Sephora for anywhere else. For a drugstore product they're far from cheap, but these massive 300ml tubs will last for months, and come on, who can resist the quirky packaging and sayings?!