Sunday, 22 September 2013

The Price of Baby-Soft Skin // Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow


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 Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow Scrub £31.03*

Although I'm happy to drop a eye-widening amount of dosh on skincare and make up, I've always stuck to the basics when it comes to body care. Although I've always been quite partial to a bit of Lush or Soap & Glory, I've never even thought of shopping high end when it comes to shower gels, scrubs and body moisturisers. 

Well I'm afraid thats all about to change. Recently I discovered Laura Merciers body soufflĂ©, and after opening up to the idea that £40 body creams actually exist (and its totally worth every penny), I've had my mind open without actively seeking more luxurious body care. This Elemis Fragipani Monoi Salt Glow scrub is something else, and offers something that no other ever ever has. By that I mean, it is an actual miracle worker. All you really need to know is that my skin really is softer than a babies bottom, feels intensely moisturised and that I smell pretty delicious too. 

The packaging, whilst looking the part, is pretty clunky and not really mid-shower friendly, but I can forgive that for just how well it works. It is entirely free of parabens, silicones, or colouring and is instead infused with mineral rich salts, coconut oil and hibiscus plants. It doesn't exactly lather up, but feels incredibly creamy and softening, even before drying - I can skip body lotion altogether when I've used this. 

I wish I could explain the smell, its meant to be Tahitian Monoi oil & Fragipani flowers but I can't say I've ever come across either of them. Its rich and has a subtle perfume scent to it. I'd describe it as an exotic musk perhaps, and definitely addictive. It lingers after rinsing and drying, which earns it extra points straight away.

Its expensive, really expensive. It retails at £36.50 but are selling it for £31.03 right now. I'll be repurchasing it without a doubt - £35 for the softest my skin has ever been? Please, take my money now! 


Have you tried this?
What luxury body products do you love?
S xx



17 comments:

  1. I REALLY want to try this but it's a bit expensive for me!

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    1. Isn't it just!? But I SWEAR ITS WORTH IT <3

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  2. Oh wow this does sound fantastic, it is however expensive :( I'd definitely buy it as a gift for somebody though!
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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    1. Isn't it? Before this I'd only ever spent maybe £4 on a scrub - Converted! x

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  3. This sounds lovely. It's nice to treat yourself to more expensive things every so often! Indulge a little!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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    1. It is expensive! Definitely Xmas pressie material though !

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  4. I love when you get a product that is a bit pricier but you can see the quality of it that makes you want to repurchase. I have had this with hair products.

    Kate H (UK Bloggers)
    3 Top Hair Masks Put To The Test!

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    1. It is! As long as I don't do it with EVERYTHING I don't see it as a huge problem l) xx

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  5. This sounds amazing. Frangipani flowers smell beautiful when we went to Bali on our honeymoon I fell in love with Frangipani's. Maybe someday soon I can stretch my budget to this!

    Helen (UK Bloggers)

    www.allthebeautifulthings.co.uk

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    1. Oh really? Thats so cute - In that case you definitely need this haha! Its so expensive but its damn worth it :) x

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  6. I think I may have to have a splurge purchase on this!

    I have a blog sale if you'd like to take a look. Http://ohhsoglam.blogspot.com
    xx

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    1. YES PLEASE DO! Let me knw what you think of it <3

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  7. Ooooh this sounds lovely! Not sure I could spend that much on a scrub even though I know you get what you pay for :/

    mezmadeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I wish I could afford £20 on some body scrub let alone £40 also I think if I bought it my boyfriend would kill me lol. Came over from UK Bloggers

    http://jadesjourneyoflife.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. It does sound amazing but I don't think I can justify spending this much on body skin care, I wish I could though and try this product.

    http://umeandthekids.com/

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    1. I know, its expensive! Try it for xmas maybe? Once you do you\'ll never be able to give it up haha! xx

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