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Old Mar 3rd 2011, 11:28 am
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Shower gel for me.

From Friends:

JOEY: Hey, why can't we use the same toothbrush, but we can use the same soap?

CHANDLER: Because soap is soap. It's self-cleaning.

JOEY: Alright, well next time you take a shower, think about the last thing I wash and the first thing you wash.

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Old Mar 3rd 2011, 11:31 am
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I used to go for gels, but switched to soap in a drive to reduce my overall plastic consumption.

I usually stock up on Lush when i am home, or dead sea products if I run out. Rarely go for supermarket stuff but only because I have sensitive skin.
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There is a new branch of Lush in Mercato but the DCC branch has been there for years. Typically they no longer stock the one Lush product I like as it contains a small amount of alcohol
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Old Mar 3rd 2011, 11:38 am
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There is a new branch of Lush in Mercato but the DCC branch has been there for years. Typically they no longer stock the one Lush product I like as it contains a small amount of alcohol
Thanks. If one ever opens in AD I'll maybe start buying here. the other advantage of buying back home is I claim my VAT back .... and when you are spending a few quid, it is worth it.
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Old Mar 3rd 2011, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
i like foam burst for the shower, and molton brown for the bath...stock the guest bathroom up with that and lotions from soap and glory, which is one of my faves...

don't know why, but i'm not a fan of those "homemade soaps"...look good (well, sometimes), but are rubbish when you try to use them...

hasn't lush just opened here, that would presumably be a benchmark for pricing and also a major competitior...

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I like Soap and Glory as well and it often on buy 2 get one free etc. Good value for money. I think I have come to the conclusion that hand made soap may not sell/might be high risk investment/ so I think I will give it a miss but I have ordered the samples to see anyway
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QV soap free skin products and skin care range for me and my gang - too many allergies.
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what is this soap stuff you speak of ?
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Bodyshop shower gels - coconut is my favourite at the moment. I always have little guest soaps and gels in my bathroom for guests - most from hotels we have stayed at.
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Old Mar 5th 2011, 1:36 pm
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so the long and short is, you all nick pretty soap from hotels to impress your guests but use shower gel in the shower
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Old Mar 5th 2011, 1:57 pm
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so the long and short is, you all nick pretty soap from hotels to impress your guests but use shower gel in the shower
I think you've pretty much nailed it there.

Shower Gel and a loofah. Did go through a phase of using Lifebuoy soap, but soon get fed up with that.

Oddly enough, here in Saudi, and the ME I imagine, soap seems to be still pretty popular judging by the variety on sale in the local supermarkets.
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I think you've pretty much nailed it there.

Shower Gel and a loofah. Did go through a phase of using Lifebuoy soap, but soon get fed up with that.

Oddly enough, here in Saudi, and the ME I imagine, soap seems to be still pretty popular judging by the variety on sale in the local supermarkets.
Asians would never dream of touching a showergel, the price of soap is so cheap compared to gel.
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Over here I don't seem to get the lather from soap. Lux shower cream does the job best for me. Also, I can use it as a substitute for shampoo.
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Over here I don't seem to get the lather from soap. Lux shower cream does the job best for me. Also, I can use it as a substitute for shampoo.
did you try the foam burst, that does a lovely lather...

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Asians would never dream of touching a showergel, the price of soap is so cheap compared to gel.
Oi - I'm Asian and use showergel. Cheeky blighter.
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Oi - I'm Asian and use showergel. Cheeky blighter.
I knew I should have mentioned the non British Passport holders
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