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Sanctuary Spa Essentials


Winter is my favourite season. I love the dark evenings, crisp mornings and snuggly jumpers. My favourite thing to do in winter is come straight home from uni, get all snuggled up into my pjs and curl up in bed with some good magazines, a book and Netflix, accompanied by my chocolate of choice (currently smarties, but I'm quite partial to some giant chocolate buttons too!). The only thing that would make my winter nights better would be 1. If I was at home so I could have a nice long soak in the bath every night and 2. If the harsh Manchester wind didn't dry out my skin and leave me looking scaly and dry.


These Sanctuary products (available from Boots or Debenhams) are perfect for combatting that winter skin and keeping flaky, dry skin at bay! I gave three different products from the range a try, starting with the body scrub to exfoliate all the built up dead skin. This exfoliator is fairly rough in texture, but this is a quality that I like in an exfoliator. To be, the rougher the texture, the more skin cells it will remove, meaning smoother skin in the long run! Although it is not the most pleasant experience rubbing it into your skin, once washed off it leaves you feeling much smoother! 

The second product is the Sanctuary Luxury Bath Float- a citrusy smelling product which forms gigantic bubbles in your bath. In terms of the bubble production, this product is excellent, it is makes your bath seem a bit like that massive bath in the prefects bathroom of Harry Potter (sorry for those of you who aren't Harry Potter fans, I couldn't resist slipping that reference in!) However, in terms of my likelihood to repurchase this product I would place it quite low. Yes, the bubbles are lovely and the smell is relaxing, but I have so many other 'go-to' bath time products which I just prefer... Unfortunately I'm a bit biased when it comes to bath time, and it's incredibly hard for any product to compete with my lasting favourites.

The final product is the Body Wash. The wash has an almost identical scent to the bath float, however I'd prefer to bathe in the scent than wash myself with it. The texture and consistency of the product is lovely, however, I prefer body washes that just leave a very 'clean' and fresh smell behind, rather than a heavily perfumed smell. However, if you're really keen on citrus/ orange scents then this product will be perfect for you!

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34 comments

  1. I've tried a lot of Sanctuary products and I'm just not keen on their 'signature' smell :( It's such a shame as they do make your skin feel lovely, I just can't bear the scent!

    Jill | alittlesoapbox.com

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    1. I am in complete agreement with you! the quality of products is lovely but the smell isnt great! xx

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  2. Ah yes! Winter is my favorite season too. It's such a wonderful excuse to hibernate! There is nothing better than a huge cup of hot chocolate, something cozy to cuddle up in, and a movie while it's chilly outside. I don't think we have Sanctuary products in the States! But next time I'm in the UK I'll have to look into them!

    The What's In Between

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    1. I agree! I wish I had an excuse to snuggle up with chocolate all year roung!! xx

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  3. These sound lovely, i need to try them! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  4. such a nice color, i bet the aroma is beautiful too! lovexx

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  5. Winter is my favourite season, I hope it snows this year! Sancuary is really underated brand, their products are fab! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  6. Great post! Love the products, well done, Amy!

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  7. that body scrub looks delicious! will definitely give it a shot. great review!

    http://ansaddiction.blogspot.com

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  8. I would deffo try these, I love orange bath stuff, i just finished using an orange shower gel and it just smelt soooo good! x

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    1. Oh these would be so perfect for you then! xx

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  9. Lovely post. Makes me definitely want to buy these products! lizzieslifeblog.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  10. The Harry Potter reference makes me wanna buy the luxury bath float! You just sold me with that as I'm a big fan of bubble bath I think it is a must-have product!

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    1. haha! i am such a harry potter geek! xx

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  11. This product looks amazing, definitely going to look into buying it this winter! Great post! Xxx

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  12. I'm still not a huge fan of Sanctuary, I can't get on with the scents at all. But I do agree a good exfoliator is a must for this time of year!

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    1. I agree, the scent just doesnt do it for me! xx

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  13. I have used the luxury bath float for a few years now. I am a fan of the scent, but because it is very strong and spa-like I don't use it everyday, just when I want a long soak :).

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    1. I enojy it too on occassion, it just isnt something id use every day :) xx

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  14. See wish we can get EU products in Canada, it's crazy for shipping :(. The body scrub looks amazing along with the body wash. Great post ! :)

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  15. Never tried any sanctuary spa products but I will definitely do :)

    Cheryl
    http://daisycandle.com

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  16. You got me. Harry potter? Bubble baths? I'm buying it. Thanks for sharing! :)

    missunrep.blogspot.com

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