Wednesday 31 May 2017

Get Glowy & Bronzed With Soap & Glory: REVIEW

🌞 Summer is around the corner, which means we all want to be super bronzed and super glowy!😍✨

Today I'll be talking about my top 3 favourite Soap & Glory products that will make your skin amazingly tanned and flawless... 

If my aim is to be tanned, the first thing I'll do is tan my body. I prefer to tan my bod first because then it's easier to match your face up to your whole body, than your whole body to your face!

I never even knew Soap & Glory did fake tan until I got my hands on this! I absolutely love this product, I use it for every night out now!

Here is a before and after:

You can apply it straight to your body as it's a spray, not a fiddly mousse or lotion. I do tend to just blend it in with my hands if I'm in a serious rush, but I prefer to use a mitt!

If you've ever used Sally Hansen's Airbush Legs, it is really similar to that (but ALOT cheaper!) It has the same red terracotta undertone, and has a similar thick foundation consistency. It isn't heavy though, and still leaves your skin soft and with a lovely glow! 

I feel like the bottle for this is so medicinal and ambiguous (and the name is hilarious)... If you didn't know, it's basically a tinted moisturiser with a tan in it!

It is such a glowy, dewy tinted moisturiser, and the sun-kissed colour it gives is gorgeous. It's an instant wash-off tan, so when you take your makeup off it comes right off!

The coverage is sheer as you'd expect for a tinted moisturiser but it is definitely buildable.

The way it works is so so cool. You only need a tinyyyy amount, and it comes out WHITE which is pretty confusing?! If you look really closely it has weeny little brown beads in it, that literally burst when you massage it into your skin to give you gorgeous colour! 

It really really reminds me of the Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream, in the way that it adapts to your skin tone. If I've fake tanned, this will give me a bit of extra colour and glow, but if I am pale it doesn't make me crazy dark.

I love love love to put this after my moisturiser but before primer, it gives such a gorgeous colour and glow under your makeup. I have honestly used it every day since I got it, which is why the tube looks understandably battered! 

In summer I love to just ditch contour all together in the day time. The last thing you want on a hot day is to have your contour going muddy and patchy! I prefer to just roughly bronze my cheeks, temples, and jawline instead of attempting a chiseled look.

This bronzer is honestly gooooorgeous! I have never played with cream bronzers until now. I say that this is a bronzer because I'm super pale, but it would be an amazing highlighter on deeper skin tones!

It is super sheer, it literally just gives a gorgeous bronzy colour and GLOW! It is beautiful to warm the face up like I said, and if I'm on a night out I love to use it on my shoulders, chest and collarbones - it makes your skin look incredible!

I literally just swipe my stippling brush across the top of the stick and blend it in... It's as easy as that!

What are your favourite products to get tanned and glowy with? Have you tried any of these bits? What did you think?!

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Sunday 21 May 2017

FESTIVAL Beauty & Fashion Wishlist 2017 ft. Boohoo

Soap & Glory are talking all about SUMMER for the last few weeks of uni! 

In Manchester atm we are all thinking about festivals.. especially Parklife! Most of us will be hitting the festival on the 10th & 11th May to see the likes of Frank Ocean, BBK and Fatboy Slim. To get us all in the spirit I have put together a little wishlist of clothes and fabulous S&G products that are perfect for the season! 

All the clothes shown are from Boohoo, because imo it is suchhh an amazing brand for cheap festival and summer clothing (and it has student discount!) Obviously, all beauty products are from Soap & Glory!

I looove denim, especially when it's layered. I am also obsessed with yellow lenses, I think they're so cool! Adding a bright red lipstick to a plain outfit really finishes it off in my opinion. So keep your makeup minimal and apply the Sexy Mother Pucker Lipstick in in 'You Say Tomato' for the most perfect orangey-red for summer.

I am seeing so many of these 'chainmail' bralets all over Instagram. I think they look amazing if you've got the confidence to pull it off! The sandles and trousers dress it down a bit, especially paired with the festival tasselled bag. Wearing such a tiny top, it's important to make sure your skin is super bronzed and flawless! Blend in the Glow Getter instant fake tan with your tanning mitt for amazing airbrushed colour!

Every year I get co-ords like this for festivals because they are always so comfy and such good value! Keeping accessories white stops the outfit from being busy, but I still love adding loads of rings! Finish off the look by creating a mauvey berry eye with the shades 'Pink T' and 'Aubersheen' from the Perfect Ten Eyeshadow Palette.

This is definitely the least summery of them all, but knowing England (and Manchester) it will probably be appropriate! I feel like embroidery is everywhere at the moment, and it's so cute! This mesh dress is so light and airy, but extreeeemely see through. Wearing a little bodysuit and shorts underneath means you wont get too hot but you're not baring all! Use the iconic Supercat Skinny Eyeliner to draw a standout wing to match the grungey look. 

What festivals are you going to this summer? What clothes are on your wishlist?

*This post is supported by Soap & Glory but all views and opinions are my own*

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Saturday 20 May 2017

Soap & Glory X University of Manchester: WHAT THE PUCK WENT DOWN?!

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On 10th May, UoM campus was invaded with PINK, as Soap & Glory popped up on campus for the day! 

We had two fabulous events running: #WHERETHEPUCK and #SHESTHEBUSINESSMCR, which no doubt a lot of you guys got involved with...

Students woke up on Wednesday to find ducks hidden all over university! If you found Puck the Duck, you got to come down to University Place and claim a FREEBIE! 

We were dropping hints all day, so hopefully, you used your kick-ass detective skills and picked up a little pucker somewhere on campus! 

Well done to everyone who managed to hunt down Puck, we hope you are loving your free product!

A special CONGRATS to our two FAB winners: 
1. Soph Soar: who's cute insta pic won our #PICOFTHEDAY competition, meaning she bagged a glamazing party pack for her and her pals! 
2. Viandrei Quavers: who's puck finding skills meant she won a YEARS SUPPLY OF S&G!


Just above #WHERETHEPUCK, on the first floor of uni place, was where we had #SHESTHEBUSINESSMCR. It was all about females kicking ass in business, and how to start your own company from scratch. 

It was an amazing day, filled with inspiring speakers and awesome workshops. The Digi Marketing girls even came down from S&G HQ to give an incredible workshop on social media!

Special thanks to Helen Wray for writing a fab post on her experience at the event - we're glad you loved it as much as we did!

Keep your eyes peeled to catch when Soap & Glory will be invading campus again...

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Friday 19 May 2017

FESTIVAL Hacks Every Girl Should Know!

Festival season is coming up!

Although partying and listening to music with your friends is fun, there will be parts of it that are not so kick-ass! To be frank, you'll probably be stuck in a freezing tent, with no electricity, rubbish showers and little space. That doesn’t by any means outweigh the whole experience, but you’ll need to get organised! Here are our top tips so that you can still LOOK your best, even if you don’t FEEL your best:

1. Pack your SPF
This is by far the most important! If you are walking around outside all day, you need to protect your skin (yes, even if it's cloudy!) Take this Garnier Ambre Solaire BB Cream with SPF50, and you won’t need to pack foundation!

2. Leave your perfume at home
Fragrances are bulky, expensive and normally made of glass! Save some space in your bag (and the risk of it smashing) and bring your favourite body spray to spritz when you need a lift. They are cheap and durable, so it doesn’t really matter too much if you lose it. My favourite is the Soap & Glory Body Spray in Fruitigo as it smells like citrus, grapefruit and lemons - so refreshing and summery!

3. Go minimal
Take as little makeup as you can. In my Beauty Hacks post, you can see my favourite multi-tasking products which will save you heaps of space in your bag! In the heat and the sweaty crowds, your makeup isn’t going to stay perfect anyway! Instead, bring these Festival Sparkle Glitter Kits from New Look - Glitter doesn’t have to be precise, and it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t stay put throughout the day and night.

4. Ditch the lipstick
No one has time for lining their lips and reapplying lipstick! It is fiddly, high maintenance and makes it difficult to eat and drink. The Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks are a great alternative: they are hydrating, easy to apply and long lasting! They come in five gorgeous shades (and are 3 for 2 in Boots right now!)

5. Opt for waterproof
Bringing as much waterproof makeup as possible means your makeup has the best chance of staying on! Rain and sweat will cause standard makeup to slide around and run down your face. A lot of your fave mascaras will have a waterproof version – mine is the Too Faced Better Than Sex, it does not budge!

6. Grab some dry shampoo
The queues are long, the water is cold and the showers are awful! You will NOT have the time or the effort to fully wash your hair! Dry shampoo will be your saviour. Have you tried the NEW Soap & Glory Rushower Dry Shampoo? You might have heard Emily Canham raving about it on her Instagram story the other day! It leaves practically no residue and has the original pink scent, ideal for freshening up at a festival. It even comes in a perfect for packing mini size!

7. Plan your hair
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That sounds like a huge effort, but I don’t mean literally plan every hair style. It’s normally best to save braids for the last day where your hair is super greasy, and do any cute wavy hair styles for the first days! Make sure you’ve always got a hair band on your wrist because there will be times where you just NEED your hair off your face and neck.

8. Prepare!
Before you leave, make sure you’re fully packed (obvs). Get a spray tan, curl or straighten your hair, and paint your nails at home – that way you don’t have to bring any extra products!

9. Sunglasses will be your best friend
If you have a total face fail, you can always rely on sunnies. If you’re tired, your makeup looks awful, or you just can’t be bothered – whack on a pair of sunglasses and no one will ever know! Get a few pairs you love and bring them along with you – I always go to ASOS for affordable sunglasses, they have never failed me!

Hopefully, these hacks have given you some ideas for when your packing for your festivals this year! 

What are your top tips for festivals? Which ones are you heading out to this summer?

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Thursday 11 May 2017

Beauty Hacks For The Poor & Lazy Student!

As students, we are all seriously low on cash and time! I have always been crazy to find any hacks that will save me time and money, so I can spend my $$$ elsewhere and get that extra 10 mins in bed! I have compiled a list of my top ten hacks that I honestly use and love on the reg:

1. Applying your perfume cleverly

If you spray your perfume on to your “pulse points”, the heat from your body will release your fragrance all day. Also, spraying your fragrance onto your clothes and hair will keep your scent for hours, meaning no need for a respray. Tip: Do NOT rub your perfume, it will break down the scent!

2. Nailing a quick makeup routine

If you cherish your sleep, make sure you’ve got a five-minute makeup routine in your repertoire. This means you can just roll out of bed at the last second and quickly whip it on! Check out my go-to speedy routine here.

3. Bring the expensive spa to your home

Perfecting an at-home pamper routine, means you won’t ever have to splash out at the salon. To give yourself a DIY facial, invest in this little cutie from Soap & Glory. It’s perfect to give your face a deep massage and cleanse at home. Follow with a hydrating mask like the Mario Badescu Healing & Soothing mask, and finish with your usual skin care routine.

4. Optimising your hair drying
Towels are a thing of the past. Get yourself a hair turban towel like this one from S&G. The light material and absorbing fibres dry your hair ASAP, and you can do your makeup while it’s at work!

5. Using toilet roll instead of blotting paper

I have Wayne Goss to thank for this one! If you are out and about, and you’ve forgotten your translucent powder or you simply don’t want to add more powder to your face – use loo roll! Take a piece, pull the layers apart and use one thin sheet it to blot away any oil. If you also do this after applying foundation it will absorb the excess moisture, setting your foundation and preventing oxidisation.

6. Painting and drying your nails quickly
After you paint your nails with a quick-dry nail varnish, like this one from Barry M, use a nail drying spray to get yourself out the door in no time. If your saving money, holding your nails in ice water (or under running water) works just as well to dry your nails quickly!

7. Using apple cider vinegar as toner
If your skin is breaking out, it may be time to go back to basics! Expensive products are pumped full of chemicals, and apple cider vinegar mixed with water can work as an amazing toner. It may sound really harsh and scary, but I promise it’s not! Simply swipe the solution across your face with a cotton pad. Here are the perfect quantities for your skin type:

SENSIVITE: 1 part vinegar + 4 parts water
NORMAL/DRY: 1 part vinegar + 2 parts water
OILY: 1 part vinegar + 1 part water

8. Investing in multitasking products
Instead of buying 20 products that do 20 different things, it would be much more logical to buy 4 products that do five things each, right?! My favourite multi-tasking product is the new Soap & Glory Mighty Contourer which contours, highlights and blushes! I also love to use blushes and bronzers as eyeshadows, and eyeshadows as brow products.

9. Using one foundation for every base
I am a huge fan of just buying a full coverage foundation and adapting it! I use the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation for a full coverage, matte base. To add a glow, mix in Soap & Glory Hocus Focus illuminating lotion. To create a lighter coverage, add in your daily moisturiser until it’s the consistency you desire! I use half foundation and half moisturise for a gorgeous BB-Cream like base.

10. Making a DIY brush cleanser
You don’t need to splash out on a spenny brush cleanser, a DIY solution can work just as well! Check out my brush cleaning post, to see my favourite cleanser concoctions!

I hope my hacks have given you some inspo to save some of your precious money and time! Have you ever tried any of these? What are your favourite tips?

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Monday 8 May 2017

What The Puck Is Going On At The University of Manchester?! #WHERETHEPUCK


This Wednesday (May 10th), Soap & Glory will be popping up at the University of Manchester for a hilarious day of tracking down our little friend, and bagging yourself some freebies!

Arrive at uni bright and early, as we’ve hidden hundreds of little puckers all over campus! If you manage to spot one, we will reward you with a fab freebie!

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That’s not all - If you’re savvy enough to find our GOLDEN PUCK you’ll be rewarded with a YEARS WORTH OF FREE PRODUCTS!

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Add yourself into our event HERE, to make sure you're up to date!

On the day, hurry into uni and let the hunt begin! Once you’ve found Puck, all you have to do is INSTA or TWEET a pic of our little dude with the hashtag #WHERETHEPUCK – the funnier the better of course!

Make sure you’re not on private, because I’ll need to send you a CONGRATS message and tell you where to collect your FREE PRIZE!

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For good luck, make sure you keep your eyes on our Facebook page, as well as the hashtag #WHERETHEPUCK for some little hints and clues to where you might find our little puckers!

Not at UoM? No worries! We'll be popping up all over the place - so keep your eyes peeled around your uni!

See you on Wednesday, & good luck!

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Saturday 6 May 2017

Soap & Glory Speed Plump All-Day Super Moisture Marvel: REVIEW

It's been a while since I've written a proper old school review, but I'm back talking about an amazing new product. It's not necessarily a new product, but it's new to me! It's Soap & Glory's Speed Plump All-Day Super Moisture Marvel - The name might be a mouthful, but basically, it's a fabulous little moisturiser! 

On first impression, the cream has a lovely fresh scent, which smells very faintly like sweets and fruit. It says it contains watermelon, and you can definitely get that from the scent! The watermelon extract is more used in the formula for hydration, and the gorg scent is a bonus. However, if you've got reaaally sensitive skin that would react to scented products then you may need to be cautious. 

You only need a tiny amount, because it really does glide out thinly over the skin. It feels more like a primer - very silky, fast absorbing and just leaving a silicony film over the skin. Because of that it's absolutely fab underneath makeup in the morning. It's definitely more of a light day cream, not a thick creamy night cream (but they do a great night time mousse version!)

My skin feels so smooth all day when I wear this moisturiser, and it definitely feels a lot more plump and tight. I love using this product in the morning because it feels so refreshing, and leaves the skin beautiful and glowy!

I will definitely be investing in the Overnight Mousse for the night time!

What's your moisturiser of choice? Have you ever tried this product, what did you think?! 

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Tuesday 2 May 2017


So you've probably seen the flyers popping up all over uni, but if you've missed it - 
Soap & Glory are hitting The University of Manchester!

The babes at S&G are collabing with the Manchester Enterprise Centre to host an incredible FREE event all about KICK-ASS women in business!

- Top speakers from S&G, Seed, Eporta, Johnny's Siter & more
- Interactive workshops on topics like confidence and social media
- Exclusive advice on starting your own business

Get yourself super excited and read all about the workshops HERE!

Once you've got your tickets, get yourself excited for a full 9-5 day on Wednesday 10th May. Get up bright and early, and head down to uni:

The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Absolutely nothing, this event is FREE! All you need to do is register for tickets HERE, and we'll see you next week!

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