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…

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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