Not Just Another Story

…the story of Soap and Glory, that is. Those S&G devotees know that today was the day it launched (or rather, re-launched, after a frustrating months-long wait having been discontinued at Target) on Sephora’s website. It will be available September in Sephora stores, but as of midnight last night, there I was, fruitlessly typing in “Soap and Glory,” “Soap & Glory” repeatedly into Sephora’s search box.

Luckily, I was not alone. This morning on the lively S&G’s US facebook page, frustrated women nationwide shared our stories (“I get mine shipped from friends in the UK!”) – it’s true, my last shipment of cleanser arrived from Boots’ shelves via my friend Karen. “It was 2-for-1 and I have a million cleansers but I had to get one for myself,” she emailed before sending the package.

What is it about this little brand with its’ almost too-cutesy retro designs and slogans? Does it live up to the hype? In a word, yes. Back in my early 90s New York waitress days, I’d save my pennies to get facials at Marcia Kilgore’s Bliss Spa in SoHo, back then a small, cult spa on the verge of making it big with something called an “oxygen facial.” Marcia’s brilliant marketing strategy branched out into one of the most fun catalogs ever and I doubt that we’d have the makeup names and lines today without her influence.

Bliss got huge, Marcia was able to relax and move on, and surprise! I read she was doing a line for Target. The Body Butter was incredible and I was hooked. Then I became an addict. Then…they were gone.

But now they’re back! And as of 4pm today, available on Sephora. I just used up the final bit of my very-watered-down Clean On Me, knowing a new bottle will arrive in three days. Ah…

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Donna Lethal

About Donna Lethal

Donna Lethal is the author of "Milk of Amnesia" and writes for her own blog (Lethal Dose), Hair Hall of Fame, Dowager Quarterly, Find A Death, & the Valhalla Cemetery chapter in "Weird Hollywood." A native of Lowell, Mass., she's lived in Boston, NY and London before settling here. When not writing, she's hiking, soaking in a Korean salt room or in the high desert with her pit bull.
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4 Responses to Not Just Another Story

  1. Tawny Tubetop Tawny Tubetop says:

    Donna, I guess I’m a little “behind trend” and didn’t really know much about S&G, so I Googled it and found a lot of products in the line. Do you have any other favorites to list. I’m assuming that I can’t go wrong with anything in the line?

  2. Donna Lethal Donna Lethal says:

    You can get a few of the items on sample size – go for it! I’m addicted to the smell. But the face products perform great as well, so for the money you can’t go wrong if you are looking for a high-end product to perform at a mid-price range. I just restocked on the Night Cream and you can’t go wrong with any of their body creams or lotions. They’re luscious.

  3. Tawny Tubetop Tawny Tubetop says:

    Excellent idea!

  4. Donna Lethal Donna Lethal says:

    You’ll be HOOKED! And I know you’ll love the packaging too. They get it JUST right.

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