i had no idea blogging in Calgary during winter can be so frustrating!
these past couple of days i have been trying to squeeze in as many product and swatch photos as i can in the very tiny span of time that we have sunlight. i don't like how it starts to get dark at 4 pm!! so i apologize that many posts have been delayed.
today i'll just do a quick post about a certain soap that i absolutely love. i grabbed it off the shelf randomly one time i was at Winners just because the UK flag packaging was cute. and then i took a whiff. and i fell in love with the scent. BUT i had never been a bath/spa kind of girl so i was not accustomed to paying $6 for one soap.
and so fate brought us together again, when on a later visit to Winners, i find it on Clearance. funny how the red sticker can play tricks on you since i immediately made a beeline to the cashiers only to find later on that i saved $1.
which brings me to yet another visit where i picked up a second set - this time, it was $4 off! if i was willing to buy it at $5, then it makes perfect sense to buy it $3! :)
and the cylinder box would be great for storing makeup brushes (at least i think ahead right?).
on the left:
one large rectangular soap in a box with a magnetic clasp. 340 g. retail $12.99 (Winners $5.99, marked down to $5)
on the right:
two small round soaps in a cylindrical box with lid. 142 g each. retail $14.00 (Winners $6.99, marked down to $3)
i also figured it'd be perfect if i kept one at my boyfriend's place and one at my house!
it took me a while to figure out who in the world actually manufactured these soaps. the label wasn't very clear at all:
i Googled several terms found on these labels and could not find a thing! the words "NBC Apparel" also threw me in for a loop (these are not related to any NBC shows).
FINALLY, i looked up "CST Fall River" and there it was - aha! CST stands for Commonwealth Soaps & Toiletries. they are also so hard to find since their website is "Coming Soon" and there is hardly any other information available except for contact info.
i guess this "review" is just me rambling really. these Almond Bath Bars smell fantastic! the scent is described as toasted almonds and cherries that come together to smell like freshly baked biscotti. mmmmmm! i actually don't think i've smelled fresh biscotti before but "mmmmm" sounds like it would be appropriate.
i find that it also lathers up quick well. my only problem is with the large rectangular soap - it is so big!!! my hand can wrap around half of the soap bar. and it's pretty heavy too (like 3/4 of a pound!) so it makes it difficult to lather up when you are afraid for your toes.
a bonus with this soap is that the scent is strong - not in a dizzy kind of way but more like a pleasant surprise when i walk into the bathroom and can smell this soap :)
by the way, i just saw this new display at Shoppers yesterday... eep! a new Revlon lip product!! i'm a huge fan of their lip products but i can't let myself purchase another one just yet. but lucky for me, i got an email from Revlon today about being accepted into Revlon Selects and this is one of the products they will be sending. HOORAY! are you guys excited to try these out? they are rather pricey right now - $14.99 each! that's much more than their other lipsticks... quite expensive for a drugstore lipstick in fact.
so what is your favorite bath soap? and can you believe that December is just around the corner? (seriously, it's in 13 minutes...!)