Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Fanfare...for Product Body!

Ruby Rock Star Soap

Crush On You Shea Scrubby Wash (Sexy Laundry Day)

Mazu Perfume Oil

Yes Yes Yes...a very very long overdue blog post.
A while back (a long while!) Jo Jo sent me some proddy.
Just as the recession hit, we'd been having a few email convo's and twitter DM's about the sorry state of the economy all over the world and how we were suffering with it all...I won't elaborate...but just know that it has certainly hit us hard.
Anyways, Jo had already blogged my soap - bless her, and generated a few sales for me, which was super duper cool and I wanted so badly to try her Crush On You scrub. I'd read reviews, I'd seen blogs about it and comments on Sexy Laundry Day - the scent.
There is nothing like reading about a product to create the want inside us is there!
Jo does it for it's only right that somebody reviews her awesome products as a kind of pay it forward thingy.
Jo had promised me some goodies and one day they arrived all wrapped so beautifully it was a shame to open them...but I HAD to!
I didn't use the products for a long time. I had lots on the go and didn't want to use them all together. I had sniffed them of course and I love love loved the scents of all 3 of these products so much.
The soap was to die for. will find this odd....
When I smelled the soap I was reminded of Roseanne's house. Yep, I mean the Roseanne TV show house. WTF? I have no idea. All I know is I watched that show religiously and taped every single one every week when they were on Ch4 at 10pm on a Friday night.
Something about that show made me feel so homely and of course it cracked me up. Such a funny show. Loved it so much.
Living in England is weird. Anything that was coming out of the USA came here like 6 months later and all us kids wanted to have an American accent. We wanted houses like in the movies and families like theirs. We wanted their food and their sweets along with their cars and general household goods...well I did! when I sniffed at the soap it gave me the same feeling I had when I watched that show. Make sense? Thought not!
The smell of the soap is so fresh but has a scent in it I've never smelled before...kind of foreign...kind of American...yes American! Me likey.
I waited for about 3 months before cracking that soap open...and when I did I was not disappointed. It lathered well, it felt super soft to hold and cleaned me real good. I didn't want to use it all up..but thought I'll get another one some day...JO, DON'T STOP MAKING IT!
Once I'd opened the soap, the rest got opened too.

The scrub...OMFG! Amaze or what. Now the scent in this reminds me of The Body Shop Ananya you get that in the states? It got discontinued here then brought back again. Such a warm, sweet, feminine aroma with a nuzzly snuggly finish. The scrub itself is fine and scrubs really well...especially on the behind! The fact that it washes at the same time gives it even more of a thumbs up from me. I even used it on my face and I sparkled!
That scrub is one of the best I've ever ever tried. Just fantastical. I still have a bit left as Jo sent me a large tub. I use it about once every few days. You have to try this if you haven't already.

Now then...onto this perfume, Mazu.
She's only gone and done it hasn't she?! ADDICT!
This smells incredible. I've tried a few perfume oils of late including my own!...and this is one of my top 3 for sure. To me it smells caramelly, sweet, dark and totally addictive. when I first put it on Matt could smell me all around the house. We then went out for a walk and the scent just seemed to follow me! LOL. I love it. I am going to purchase some more as soon as I can...but I want the large bottle!
Jo states in her describtion the following:
Pronouned Mat-Zu.
Coconut milk, lemongrass, blackened vanilla, crushed Indonesian lime leaves, smokey clove, a whisper of Jasmine and a tiny hint of dark musk.
I mean...if that don't sell it to ya, what will?
With that my friends I leave you to go on a shopping frenzy at Product Body.
Jo's online shop is here
and her Etsy is here


Amy Warden said...

Ok, now you are making me want some too! I guess that means you are a fabulous reviewer!! Of course I knew Jo's stuff had to be the bomb...

Splurge Sisters said...

What a great review. I used to work at The Body Shop in Toronto, Ontario and remember Ananya well. When I visited the UK years ago I remember they had so much more product then we got here in Canada.

Joanna said...

oh Tiggy, what an odd and fantastic review. Best one in years! I blush... You have put a smile on my face for the rest of the day, my dear friend. I didn't get the correlation between the blue collar funny dysfunctional family and my Ruby Red Rockstar soap, but to each her own, right. Smells bring us back through history and we have no control of where they take us. Ruby is still in its infancy as far as the costumes she's been trying on.... but the smell will always be with me. It's one of my favorites.

Consider the three scents your reviewed part of my general permanent catalog of scents. :)

Mazu came from my love of the tropics along with my love of Thai/Indian scents. I pulled them together with 4 FOs and 2 EOs. It's been my favorite to make.

Hugs to you for making my day. I'm so glad you enjoyed the goodies.

xo Jo

Sergio said...

I love your soaps. Nice work

Topcat said...

Wonderful review Tiggy ~ I love how your mind works and more importantly, that you can put it down into words that mean something to others!

FuturePrimitive said...

thanks all. was a pleasure to write about your products. They are wonderfully addictive.
I know the Roseanne thing was odd...but the scents truly made me think of how I felt watching that programme. weird weird weird!