For the “Hard to Buy For” Person on Your List…

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet?

Yeah. Neither have I.

Although, I do have a good chunk of it done, there’s always a few people on my list that fall into the “Impossible to Buy For” category.

I’m sure you have a few of those too.

So, here’s a suggestion that might help a few of you out. How ’bout some products from Soap & Glory?


If you’ve ever browsed the beauty aisles at Target, you’ve no doubt noticed this product line with its quirky, retro packaging and tongue-in-cheek product names.

Soap & Glory is the brainchild of Marcia Kilgore, founder of Bliss Spas (and former beautician to Uma Thurman, Madonna and Demi Moore). The irreverent, pun-filled products are based on the belief that “a good laugh can take off as many years as a good lift.”

And laugh you will. With a slew of products such as Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss, Scrub Your Nose in it Face Scrub, and Great Shakes Hand Cream, it’s hard not to smile.

But it’s not all about the packaging. The products themselves are surprisingly good.

Soap & Glory sent me its Scrub Actually Body Buffer and, I’ve got to say, it’s unlike any scrub I’ve ever used before. As soon as I applied it to my legs, I could see immediately why the UK’s Daily Mail named it 2009’s Best New Mass Market Bath and Body Product.

Unlike other scrubs that have fine scrubbing beads, the beads in this sugar-based scrub are much more substantial. (Just like the tube says, “underneath it all, it’s one heck of a scrub.”) This scrub is also thicker than many other exfoliating scrubs, which makes it easier to use in the shower, as it doesn’t immediately wash off. It left my skin feeling soft and moisturized.

(And don’t just take my word for it. You can read many more glowing reviews of Soap & Glory products here. I’m tempted to try the aluminum-free One Pit Wonder Deodorant next. One smitten reviewer claims she loved the scent so much, she was smelling under her arms all day! Ha!)

But the best news of all?

The price point.

Soap & Glory products are designed to beautify…without breaking the bank. Says Kilgore, “At Soap & Glory, we believe you shouldn’t have to spend an arm and a leg just to moisturize one.”

Amen, sister. Amen.

Prices start at around $5.99 and there are some fun gift sets that are no more than $30. It’s a great — reasonably priced — gift for a fellow beauty addict.

Or a great little gift to yourself — in the event you find your stocking is in need of a little filling.

Just sayin’.

Soap & Glory is available exclusively at Target stores and online at

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Written by Melissa Angert, editor of this fashion blog and author of Girlymama. You can also find her on Twitter as Melissa Angert. She is a mom of 3 living in Providence.


  1. Oh, awesome! I’ll definitely be checking those out next time I’m in Target! Thanks for the review!