22.6.10

I am a Soap n’ Water Type o’ Missus

My friend visited our shabby little home not so long ago. She made a big to-do about the fact that I use SOAP to wash my body with.

The next time I saw her she handed me this:
Milk, Soy and Sugar Shower Foam.

Soothing frothy body wash conditions the skin with a blend of milk proteins, soy and sugarcane extract. Formulated for pure and gentle cleansing it contains moisturising glycerine, amino acids from apples, nourishing wheat proteins, soothing Vitamin B5 and moisturizing glycerin.



Bless her cotton wash cloths!



I have used it for a week and I shall continue to use it until I hit the bottom but would I repurchase? NOPE!


The smell is fine – sort of like vanilla cupcakes.

The foam is frothy and light.

It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry.

And it contains nil in the way of parabens and mineral oil.


So what’s wrong with it?


I LOVE SOAP!! This is NOT SOAP!!


I love me a bar of soap. I like the way it CLEANS and the way that I feel CLEAN when I get out of the shower. The problem with these moisturising wash fingies is that they leave a residue and that irks me no end.

So there you have it. The problem with this Crabtree and Evelyn shower foam is ME. If you like a gentle bubbly body wash that leaves a faint cupcake smell on your body then this is the one for you.

As for me, I am opening another bar of standard soap. I like my soap simple – no fancy shmancy stuff from that walk in stink bomb of place AKA Lush (Achoooooo)! This time I think I shall go with:


Lux, Cucumber & Mint. I stack up on Lux in South Africa each time I go.


For me the keyword is always FRESH!

13 comments:

  1. I am such a klutz in the shower; but right now I am using a body scrub which leaves no residue and isn't super slippery. I fear that if I used bar soap I'd slip on it after dropping it (it's happened before XD)

    Lush honestly gives me headaches when I walk it. I actually did use a bar of 'Honey I Washed the Kids' soap for a while but I can't bring myself to return to the store to get another one. XD;

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  2. Hiya =) First time to comment, though I've been following & loving your blog for a while now =)

    I love my soap/shower cream scents being non-fancy. Due to skin type, scent always changes on me. Be it parfum, shower gels, body lotion, etc. It always becomes that much stronger that it isn't nice anymore. For me lightly freshly scented body washes are my love ;)

    Aah... soap bars... they bring back memories of me & family going back to Taiwan to visit my grands. They used bars as well to shower. Always hated the soggy side of the bar >_< I would rinse it well until the softness was -in my case- rubbed away... talk about wasting good soap... >_<"

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  3. i used to only use shower gels, but for the past 5 or 6 years I've completely switched over to bars of soap! I like Lush's bath bombs and bubble bars, but I'm not a big fan of their soaps....I'm obsessed with a soapmaker from my old home, he makes some of the most delicious smelling soaps!

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  4. LOL!! It don't matter to me... Soap, gel, foam, scrub, as long as that sucker get me clean & doesn't dry out my skin, I'll use it! I'm soo easy right?! LOL!

    But FRESH is always a good go to word when it comes to bathing! :)

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  5. OoOh...I use bar soap too!! lol I agree those shower foam thingy doesn't make you feel "clean" at all. Btw...can you only get LUX soap in South Africa? Do you know if you can order it online? I kinda want to try this soap...sounds to me like it's very good soap :)

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  6. soap normally irritates my skin but i love usingit ^^ i haven't used lux in ages though :(

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  7. I love lush-although sometimes there scents are quite sickly sweet :O

    To be honest, I couldn't care less, soap,shower gel, scrubs.However I do prefer scrubs,as they leave my skin nice and soft :D

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  8. http://www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk/eng/products/bath-body/soaps/crabapple_mulberry_triple_milled_soap?79496

    !!!

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  9. Yasumi I couldnt agree with you more! I am a soap girl too, its all about Freshness! I think its the African in you tbh...we are nit really too keen on shower gel =l Although I do LOVE lush Olive Branch shower gel...if that was in a soap Id happily ditch its runny counterpart and stock up on the soap!

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  10. I prefer soap to liquid form too. I will just buy a bar of soap that smells nice, if it is not in use straight away, I just put it in a draw among the smalls. They smell lovely when I put them on. hahaha..

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  11. soap normally irritates my skin but i love usingit ^^ i haven't used lux in ages though :(

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  12. LOL!! It don't matter to me... Soap, gel, foam, scrub, as long as that sucker get me clean & doesn't dry out my skin, I'll use it! I'm soo easy right?! LOL!

    But FRESH is always a good go to word when it comes to bathing! :)

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  13. Hiya =) First time to comment, though I've been following & loving your blog for a while now =)

    I love my soap/shower cream scents being non-fancy. Due to skin type, scent always changes on me. Be it parfum, shower gels, body lotion, etc. It always becomes that much stronger that it isn't nice anymore. For me lightly freshly scented body washes are my love ;)

    Aah... soap bars... they bring back memories of me & family going back to Taiwan to visit my grands. They used bars as well to shower. Always hated the soggy side of the bar >_< I would rinse it well until the softness was -in my case- rubbed away... talk about wasting good soap... >_<"

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