Monday, October 25, 2010

Review: No 7 Luxurious Foaming Shower Oil

I always forget to use my vouchers from Boots for €7.50 off No 7 Items or Ruby and Millie, always.  Have gotten plenty in the past, never remember to use them.  Until now!  Since I started this whole blogging thing, I'm trying to be more aware of what I spend money on, so when I was given a voucher a couple of weeks ago, I thought "perfect!"

I had wanted to buy the No 7 Hot Cloth Cleanser, which I did and will review at a later date.  I need to use it more before giving a full review.  When searching for the cleanser, I came across the No 7 Luxurious Foaming Shower Oil and was immediately taken in by the packaging.  But I didn't want to spend €12.95 on it.  So I was a good girl and went up to pay for my cleanser when the lovely lady in Boots gave me another voucher!  I took this as a sign that I was supposed to get the oil, so I did :)  A bargain for €5.45 after the €7.50 off.

The packaging is gorgeous.  It comes in an elegant peach coloured box with silver detailing.  The front of the box says "An indulgent in-shower treat, containing nourishing Argan and Grapeseed Oils for soft, supple skin."  The back says "Indulgent shower experience.  Give yourself an indulgent start to the day with this luxurious cleansing shower oil.  With a combination of nourishing Argan and hydrating Grapeseed oils, pack with Omega 6 and 9, this gentle-foaming oil transforms your everyday shower into a spa experience in the comfort of your own home, conditioning the skin as it softly cleans and moisturises."

Sounds good right?  They certainly want me to know that it's indulgent, that's for sure.  They suggest to use it with a body puff or cloth, I used my trusty puff.  The top of the bottle itself has a little button you push down and the dispenser pops up. 

I squirted a decent amount of the golden coloured runny oil onto the puff and got to work on making it lather.  It took a bit of elbow grease to get it to lather and I ended up squirting a bit more of the product onto the body puff.  When something tells me it's going to be luxurious, I want lots of bubbles!   I wasn't too taken by the smell.  I'm not sure what I was expecting but it had a slight floral scent, not very strong at all.  I like to enjoy the scent of the shower gel I'm using, call me crazy :)  I like to be able to smell the scent after I've finished showering and feeling all clean.  This just didn't smell enough for me.

After washing myself and drying off, I didn't feel any difference whatsoever to my skin.  My elbows were still really dry and my skin generally felt exactly the same.  Disappointing for an indulgent, luxurious, spa experience in the comfort of your own home.

I will finish the bottle due to my Project 10 Item that is still in the works, I've finished 5 items so far!  I wouldn't bother getting this again, even if I did have a voucher from Boots.  Give me my trust Radox shower gel for €1.50, it might not be indulgent or luxurious, but I feel lovely and clean afterwards :)  And thats what it's all about!


  1. I won't be purchasing this. I used an oil in the shower once, used the shower the next morning and slipped on the oily shower tray and nearly broke me neck!!! evil things....

  2. You're so lucky Sandy! I was actually a bit nervous getting into the shower today after reading that hehe


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