Soap & Glory Has Me Sugar Crushing

I’ve been a fan of Soap & Glory’s bath and body products and their cute, pink retro packaging for some time. The products always leave me feeling pampered and smelling soft and sexy from the rose, bergamot and citrus fragrance in the classic Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel, especially when followed by The Righteous Butter Body Lotion. When I saw the new Sugar Crush bath and body line scented with sweet lime, I had to give it a try.

Marilyn Monroe in a deleted scene from "Seven Year Itch"

Marilyn Monroe in a deleted bathtub scene from “Seven Year Itch”

Wow, does the scent pack a punch! I used the Sugar Crush Body Wash followed by the Body Buttercream and the scent brought back flashes of sunny vacations in Vegas drinking lime margaritas poolside. The body wash contains lime oil, kiwi juice water and veggie oil and delivered generous, frothy bubbles and left my skin super soft.

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash, $16 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash, $16 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream, $20 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream, $20 at Shoppers Drug Mart

The body buttercream, which has shea and cocoa nut balm and lime and almond oils is thick, but it’s not heavy and left my skin satiny instead of feeling greasy like other popular body butters. The scent is strong at first, but then fades just a bit, which is great ‘cause you don’t want to smell like someone dropped a tropical drink on you. I do still prefer Soap & Glory’s original Pink scent, which is softer and more sophisticated. I can see myself using the Sugar Crush line, which also includes a body scrub, in the summer before heading out for drinks at a tiki bar in a cute, Hawaiian-inspired dress.

– Jodi Goulart

Cherry Baby!

Though I’ve never been much of a fan of fruity-smelling bath and body products and their overly sweet scents, I’m loving The Body Shop‘s new Wild Cherry Bath & Body Collection.

All of the products are made using wild cherry oil, are preservative-free and smell scrumptious. The moisturizing wild cherry oil is squeezed from the kernels of cherries grown in the hills of Verona, Italy that are used for the jam industry. Waste not, right?

My favourites are the soap-free Shower Gel and the Puree Body Lotion, which is lightweight and soaked right into my skin leaving it super soft and without that sticky residue that moisturizers can leave behind. Another must-have is the Body Scrub that, unlike some shower gels, uses exfoliating kiwi seeds and crushed walnut shells instead of plastic beads that end up in our water. Brilliant. That’s like the cherry on top!

Wild Cherry Body Puree $16

Wild Cherry Body Puree, $16

Wild Cherry Body Scrub $20

Wild Cherry Body Scrub, $20

Jodi Goulart