Ariel's Secret Garden - Goat Milk Lotion in Island Goddess Cupcake, 4 oz.
A really nice moisturizing body cream, lighter than the Luxury Body Frosting (see below). This had a sort of whipped texture and was not greasy. The container says it is best kept refrigerated and I kept it in the fridge until I was ready to use it. I looooooved the scent but I am a big fan of tropical scents. This smelled like a sweet pina colada or tropical drink with just a hint of bakery. It's perfect for the summer or hotter months.
Ariel's Secret Garden - Luxury Body Frosting with Goat Milk in Mardi Gras, 8 oz
This is a great body cream. Moisturizing and rich but not greasy. This also needed to be refrigerated. Mardi Gras is a nice fruity floral scent, kind of like Herbal Essence shampoo or scents in that vein. Because the lotion is supposed to be refrigerated, I kept getting paranoid that it was going bad. I didn't use the last few ounces because I was convinced it was starting to smell wonky.
The Bathing Garden - Creamy Sugar Scrub in Guava Berry Gelato, 4 oz.
Went through another TBG sugar scrub! As I've said before, I love the consistency of this scrub because I can use it year-round. It provides good (medium) exfoliation and it's not greasy at all. The formula isn't as oily as other scrubs but it emulsifies into a nice cream. The scent is heavenly! Perfect for summer. A fresh creamy berry with a hint of tropical guava. Sweet with a little kick.
The Bathing Garden - Creamy Sugar Scrub in Merlia the Mermaid, 8 oz.
As usual, I very much loved the consistency of the scrub. The presentation was also lovely. This was a split scrub and one half was pinkish and the other half was light blue if I remember correctly. There were rainbow pieces of candy or some sort of sprinkles on the top. The scent was not my favorite though. It reminded me of gumballs. It wasn't terrible but definitely not my fave.
Repurchase? No, not in this scent.
Haus of Gloi - Reverie Whipped Soap in Hot Cocoa, 4 oz.
Love the light, fluffy whipped consistency of this soap. Lathers well too. I use it for shaving. The scent was amazing. It really did smell like hot chocolate with a few marshmallows. It was very strange for the shower though. It felt a little odd to have something so foody in the bathroom. For that reason, I would not repurchase.
Repurchase? No, not in this scent.
Haus of Gloi - Whipped Soap in Milkmaid, 8 oz.
Again, great texture. The scent was perfect for the Spring. Light and feminine, a creamy sweet floral (sweet pea). This is the kind of scent I have decided I like in the shower. It smells clean and lovely. Fr those of you that hate milky scents, don't let the name of this one discourage you.
Haus of Gloi - Whipped Soap in Ruth, 8 oz.
Love the texture and lather as usual! I am on the fence about the scent. A fresh strawberry and patchouli mix. Very unique and pleasant, a grown up earthy strawberry. I very much enjoyed it although I am not sure it's very "me." It's fresh and not too sweet.
Mad City Sue - Shower Parfait Cream Soap in Olive Branch Type, 4 oz.
I thought the texture of this soap would be more fluffy, like the whipped soap from Haus of Gloi. This is more like a creamed bar of soap. I liked it, it lathered well. But I think I prefer the fluffy versions just because I like that texture. This smelled great, like the Olive Branch from Lush. Kind of a unisex herbal scent. Just lovely.
Repurchase? Probably, just for the scent.
Moon's Harvest - Sugar Whipped Body Scrub in Island Girl, 6 oz.
This scrub was a little too liquid-y for me. I don't know if the heat caused it to melt a little but I prefer my scrubs to be less viscous. It provided good exfoliation and it wasn't greasy. As for the scent, I loooooved it. This was right up my alley. Scent description: "begins with fruity notes of mango, fresh strawberries, elderberries, and ripe papaya. This scent is completed with rich vanilla and toasted coconut with just a hint of soft musk." It reminded me of a delicious tropical drink. Really good.
Repurchase? Not the scrub but I want to try other things in this scent.
Solstice Scents - Creamy Whipped Soap in Blueberry Muffin Batter
I've written about the texture of this soap before. Similar to Haus of Gloi's Whipped Soap. This scent was very true to the name. It smelled like blueberry muffin batter in my shower. Tart but almost syrupy blueberries mixed with sweet and cakey batter. Which again, weirded me out because realistic foody scents in the bathroom seem out of place. Strongly scented.
Repurchase? No, not in this scent. I might like this more in body cream form though.
Soap slivers I finished:
- A Life Deliberate: Honey I Washed the Kids - a creamy goat milk soap. A dupe of the Lush classic. Lighter scented and lathered well.
- Ariel's Secret Garden: Chance by Chanel - strongly scented! I can't remember what Chance smells like but this was really good. Perfume-y. A goat milk soap that lathered well.
- Ariel's Secret Garden: Oatmeal & Honey (unscented version) - I am on the fence about this soap. It was moisturizing but the oatmeal bits were huge. I guess they provided exfoliation though.
- Lush: Scentenary - scented in the Rose Jam fragrance. This was a nice, creamy soap. I had to use it because it kept "sweating" and the oils were seeping into my other soaps in storage. Although I enjoyed this, I probably wouldn't buy it again.
- Valhalla Soaps: Gardenia & Coconut Milk - this is lovely. Like creamy fragrant gardenias and a little bit of coconut milk. This is not a sugar sweet coconut milk, it's subtle. Lathers well. I would repurchase this and I am glad I bought two bars.
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