SA Shopping – Bath & Body

Even though I did an ‘SA Shopping’ blog post just last week, I thought it was I time I featured a blog post on some of my favourite body products (which incidentally is also available for purchase in South Africa).  However, 2 of the products are currently on my wish list as I haven’t had the pleasure of trying them just yet.  If you would like to check out my previous blog posts in this ‘SA Shopping’ series, then click here & here & here.

You guys know I have expert hoarding skills, so it’s quite obvious that these cannot be the only products I’ve tried & am loving.  You are quite right in thinking that – there is a long list of other bath & body products that I absolutely adore (i.e. the Nivea In-Shower Moisturiser) but I chose these because they deserve a special mention.

Let’s jump right in, shall we?

1.  Soap & Glory The Breakfast Scrub – Oh Ehm Gee!  I cannot get enough of this body scrub, I seriously want to cover my whole body with this stuff and then lick it off.  Perhaps that’s too much information but if you’ve ever sniffed this scrub, you’ll know what I’m talking about.  It’s smells like a delicious cookie dough, and I do LOVE me some cookie dough!  The scrub does a very good job of removing dead skin cells whilst moisturising the skin without leaving it greasy.  Plus you are left smelling like a giant home-baked-straight-out-the-oven-cookie!  This body scrub will be featured in its own review blog post at some stage because I love it so much.  Retails for R 199,95 on the Rubybox online store (plus they have a promotion running at the moment where you get free shipping on any order).

2.  LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter – this stuff beats any cuticle cream and cuticle oil I’ve ever used.  It’s a thick, lemony-scented cuticle butter that will banish dry cuticles within a couple of days of using it.  I personally don’t like dry cuticles, you can have the best manicure in town but when you have dry cuticles, it ruins the whole manicure.  Keep a lookout for a review on this cuticle butter soon.  Retails for R 95,00 at LUSH V&A Waterfront or LUSH Cavendish Square.

3.  Sorbet Bust & Neck Firming Cream – I know a lot of you guys are quite sceptical when it comes to bust firming creams.  But with gravity knocking at my door, I would like to start early as a means of precaution.  As a wise man once said:  “Prevention is better than cure.”  I also need this because I tend to sleep on my side and in the morning when I wake up, I have a horrible décolletage wrinkle.  I love the scent of this because it smells both fruity and floral.  It’s a light moisturising cream which means it is absorbed into the skin almost instantly (none of that continuous rubbing when using a body butter).  This cream contains Q10, Caffeine and Pueraria Mirifica extract (a herbal plant found in predominantly Thailand which aids in the smoothing of skin).  As for the results?  This is my first tube, so I can’t give you 100% accurate feedback just yet but I have noticed my neck looks more plump and my décolletage wrinkle disappears quicker than normal in the morning.  Retails for R 129,95 at Clicks stores.

4.  The Body Shop Honeymania Body Butter – wear this body butter and you’re guaranteed to get quite a few compliments.  I have received so many compliments and ladies asking me what perfume I’m wearing whenever I wear this.  If you would like to read my short review on this body butter, then click here.  I hope the Honeymania range will be around for many, many years to come.  Retails for R 140,00 at The Body Shop stores.

5.  Blendbox Foot Balm – I haven’t tried this foot balm from Blendbox yet but if their foot scrub is anything to go by, then the foot balm is amazing.  The Blendbox foot scrub smells minty and fresh, perfect for a pedicure.  I imagine the foot balm would have the same scent?  Anyway, this is definitely on my to-get list.  Retails for R 65,00 from Blendbox.

6.  The Beauty Factory Tissue Oil Lotion – I received this from Chicara and I’m really loving it as a hand lotion at night just before I go to bed.  I really like this body lotion because it doesn’t leave the skin shiny / oily at all.  Seriously, when you apply this lotion it almost mattifies the skin but still nourishes it very well.  I also love that the scent of this isn’t too overpowering, it has a very pleasant, gender-neutral scent.  Retails for R 84,90 at any Beauty Factory store or online.

7.  Balm Balm Bath & Body Oil in Rose Geranium – I’ve mentioned this luxurious body oil before here and here.  For a full review on the rose-scented body oil, click here.  I used this product non-stop during the cold Winter months and find it light enough to also use in the warmer months since it is a type of dry oil (this means it doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy, it is absorbed into the skin within seconds).  My poor bottle has seen better days and there’s probably only 1 full use left – booooo!  Retails for R 310,00 (well worth the money) from Luhla online store and Rubybox online store.

8.  I Love… Strawberries & Milkshake Bubble Bath & Shower Gel – there’s only 1 word to describe this bubble bath:  YUMMY!  It really smells like a strawberry milkshake, so creamy and fruity at the same time.  I haven’t tried this one out but I did get it for Irina for her Delish Box.  I’m actually quite disappointed I didn’t get one of these for myself too.  I just need to use up a few of my current bubble baths first.  I’m trying to be good by only buying a new product after I’ve used one up (hopefully that will help with the hoarding problems).  Retails for R 69,95 at Red Square or Edgars.

I hope you guys are enjoying these ‘SA Shopping’ blog posts?  I know a lot of people cannot order from international online stores, so I hope these types of posts are helping you see what’s out there in South Africa.



  1. Bianca 21 November 2013 / 11:36

    Brilliant! I really need to pay more attention to my body – I get so caught up with facial skincare that I completely neglect the other 90% of my body! I love love love oils too, I’ve tried Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil and love the feeling a good quality oil gives you after a shower/bath. I find oils are much more moisturizing and also don’t leave your body sticky like some intense body creams/butters.

    • Luzanne 21 November 2013 / 16:14

      Thanks, Bianca! I need to try some of the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil (I received a little sample sachet in the post today actually). I totally agree with you, there’s nothing like getting out of the bath and applying an oil like this while your skin is still warm and your pores are open.

      Thank you so much for commenting, Bianca! Always nice to see you around these parts… *says in cowboy accent* 😉

  2. Chereen 21 November 2013 / 14:53

    Argh… I NEED that breakfast scrub! YUM! Lovely post!

    • Luzanne 21 November 2013 / 16:15

      You are quite right, Chereen! You definitely NEED it – if you haven’t tried it, you haven’t lived. I know it sounds dramatic, but it’s true! 😀

  3. Irina 21 November 2013 / 19:03

    Okay can I please just like get all of this for Christmas?Saving the pic and showing it to my Santa!

    • Luzanne 22 November 2013 / 13:22

      Bwahahaha!!! Love it! 😀

  4. adajeannie 21 November 2013 / 20:08

    Oh hello Balm Balm Body Oil…… I definitely need this in my Christmas Stocking (a few stockings actually) I love your blog posts, they are so informative. Keep up the good work 😉

    • Luzanne 22 November 2013 / 13:19

      Such kind words, thank you Ada. :) You definitely need to try the Balm Balm Bath & Body Oil, you can even add it to your bath water – it’s amazing!

  5. Lily 21 November 2013 / 21:52

    So many great things!! You always leave me wanting everything you post and talk about…geez, I don’t think the hubby likes that! I may need to get a job just to support my shopping addictions!!



    • Luzanne 22 November 2013 / 13:19

      Haha! Thanks, Lily! I make myself want the stuff even more when I write about them! I’ll have to get a second job it seems, plus a second house too for all my beauty products! 😉

    • Luzanne 22 November 2013 / 13:18

      Thanks so much, Simônè! :) Your kind words have brought a smile to my face.

      Had a look at your blog and it’s super fab! Also watched your Makeup Forever Youtube video, I am DYING to get my hands on some MUFE stuff!

  6. Camilla (Jane Wonder) 22 November 2013 / 14:50

    I use the Sorbet Bust & Neck Firming Cream too, I really like it! Plus it’s not too expensive, so even if it doesn’t ‘work’, per se, at least you don’t feel like you’ve wasted money :)

    • Luzanne 22 November 2013 / 17:35

      Exactly! At the end of the day, it still moisturises the skin and that’s why we apply body lotions. :)

  7. Tjoppie 23 November 2013 / 13:19

    I must really try out the Sorbet Bust & Neck Firming Cream! I just adore The Body Shop Honeymania shower gel so I’ll definitely add the body butter to my wishlist as well! Hope Santa reads your blog!

    • Luzanne 24 November 2013 / 14:48

      Hopefully Santa reads my blog – I’m counting on it since I have so many things on my wish list haha! 😉

  8. Michelle 24 November 2013 / 18:27

    I have only recently gotten the HoneyMania goodies because I didn’t think I would like it at all. One sniff and I was sold. I absolutely love it!

    I can’t praise lemony flutter enough. It is truly amazing. I am dangerously close to the bottom of my tub and I hope by the time I *need* the next one it will be easier for me to get my hands one. Like a Lush store in Durban *cough*

    Love this post

    • Luzanne 25 November 2013 / 16:25

      Whenever I go into a Body Shop, I head straight for the Honeymania body butter and I apply it to my hands. Haha – I probably sound super tacky but I just love having the scent around me!

      I will be super duper happy with a LUSH store in Gauteng or an online store, I just need to know that I’m safe if my stash ever runs out. 😀

  9. Chicara 28 November 2013 / 12:30

    Awesome goodies! Glad you like the BF lotion.

    I’m currently putting the strawberry milkshake stuff on my latest blog post. 😉

    • Luzanne 28 November 2013 / 19:30

      Smells divine!

      Thanks for commenting, Chicara!

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