Sanctuary Little Bag of Joy Review

 

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I get very excited when I receive beauty sets for my birthday or Christmas. And on that first day of using the new products, I often use every single thing… and then the next day I might only use a couple of the items, until eventually i’m only actually using a body wash.

It’s not that I don’t like the other products, and using lotions on my skin- but often when I get out of the shower, the last thing i want to do is over myself in cream. It makes my hands greasy and I hate the feeling of it, so most of the time when I get a set such as this, I use the wash straight away, and the lotion becomes neglected sitting at the bottom of my drawer- with a host other lotions which have also been forgotten about. I can tell you, I could probably put Superdrug to shame with the amount of creams I have in my bedroom!

Anyway, getting off the subject of neglected beauty products, I recently received this gift set from Sam’s grandparents for my birthday. I was very excited when I saw the bag, I mean, look how pretty it is! And of course any of you who have used Sanctuary will know that their products are such good quality. And when I saw that my favourite body wash was in the set, I was super happy!

So, with this bag the products you get are:

  • Velvety Hand Cream
  • Gentle Polish Body Scrub
  • Burst Body Wash
  • Silky Smooth Body Lotion

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Velvety Hand Cream

As I mentioned before, and I know I have mentioned a few times within my 7 months of blogging- I hate greasy hands. The only problem is that my hands are always SO dry and flaky, that I have no choice but to use hand cream. So of course I had to give this one a go. First impressions? It is a little greasy for my taste, but overall it has been pretty good I had a lot of sore patches around my nails, so I have been applying it there every day, and the patches have cleared up- so I’m pretty impressed! If you are willing to live with the greasiness in order to help your hands, then this cream does the trick just fine.

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Gentle Polish Body Scrub

I’m really bad at applying body scrubs, because I hate wearing gloves and when I use my hands I just can’t rub it in enough, but for the sake of Sanctuary I have been giving it my best shot.

Luckily, this isn’t too dense a scrub, and there aren’t tonnes of beads. This means it is much gently on the skin, and for me this is great. I have quite strange skin; my face is really oily, my body is normal and my legs are flaky. Does anyone else have this problem?

Anyway, this scrub is really good all-round because of this, and my legs do feel a lot smoother if I use this scrub after shaving.

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Burst Body Wash

This is my favourite of the four. Sam actually bought me a set of these with a few different scents for Christmas, and I think I spent the whole of January rotating through the 3 every day until they were all gone. This is some good stuff.

It has little beads in which I am presuming are to massage the skin whilst you wash your body (I may be wrong here). It fizzes up a lot so you don’t need to use a large amount at once. I just love this wash. I love it!

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Silky Smooth Body Lotion

Like I said earlier, I’m terrible at using body lotions- however I have been trying my best to stick to using this one- even though I don’t always want that greasiness on my hands. I really do appreciate the benefit of moisturising after a shower, and my skin always feels so smooth after I do- so I am going to try and make this a habit, no more wasting lotion!

This one in particular has that signature Sanctuary scent to it, and applying this to warm skin after a shower does seem to make it soak in quicker, so that’s a plus side.

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How pretty is this bag though? The material of this bag is like satin, it just feel so luxury and I love it.

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Overall, I really love this set. I think the range of products you get with it just makes for a great pampering routine. I would rate this 2.5/3! (The half only knocked off because the lotions are a little bit greasy)

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It’s definitely worth a look! You can buy it (here)

 

Have you tried this or any of Sanctuary’s Products? What’s your opinion? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lifestyle and Beauty Blogger| My name's Imogen Beth Clegg and I share things from my life, travels and favourite products! Grab a chair, make a brew and get reading, I hope you'll stay for a while...

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