Ah, if only Mean Girls were just a movie. For thousands of kids returning to school, bullying is a cruel reality — and some beauty brands are taking notice by partnering with foundations that encourage kids and teens to be kind. Secret is donating $1 of every purchase of its Mean Stinks Clinical deodorant ($8) to Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that emphasizes confidence and positive behavior through running. Smart-mouthed body care brand Soap & Glory is donating money from Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss in Baby Doll ($15) to help STOMP Out Bullying's help line for bullied kids. What's more, the nonprofit will also receive a portion of proceeds from Tanda's Zap acne device ($49). Because no matter how you look at it, there's nothing beautiful about being mean.
Now, though, anybody who was dis-soapified can put on a happy face, because the brand is coming back to the US. For the first time, it'll also have the entire line available in the States, so even longtime fans will get to see some brand-new stuff. You'll be able to find it on the shelves at Sephora by Sept. 16, and online even earlier on Aug. 16.
While Soap & Glory's version isn't as creamy as Anastasia's, with its soft brown and champagne-toned shades, I had no problem using this lower-priced pencil to give my brows definition. I applied the soft pink portion under my eyes as an instant pick-me-up, yet another way to use a flesh-toned liner. I have even used the darker side as liner and shadow in a pinch. Have any lookalike products for less that you might like to recommend? Head over to the Beauty Dupes group in our BellaSugar Community and tell us all about them.
A while ago, I told you about Soap & Glory, the new body-care line from Bliss spa founder Marcia Kilgore. The cheekily named products are available at Target (and for preorder online), with most priced under $15.
I've tried a few products, and while they're completely separate from Bliss, I can't help but compare them. I love a lot of Bliss's face masks and creams, but with the exception of Body Butter, their body products don't bowl me over. It's not that they're anywhere near bad; it's just that they're pricey, and I can't justify spending $34 on a body scrub that doesn't blow me away. Soap & Glory, however, gives me a bit of that luxurious feeling, but at a much more affordable price. For details on different products, read more
I'm sure a lot of you know the name Marcia ("mar-see-ya") Kilgore. Eleven years ago, she founded Bliss spa. Now she has a new, lower-priced product line called Soap & Glory. Already available in England, it's rumored to be making its way to Target stores soon.
Much as she did with Bliss, Marcia is coming up with some very punny names for this new line. A shea butter moisturizer is called The Righteous Butter, while a creamy shower gel is named Clean on Me. Then there's Sexy Mother Pucker, a plumping lip gloss. Like the names, the packaging is kitschy—not to mention vaguely reminiscent of Benefit's, no?