June 2, 2016

No Orgasms from Soap & Glory Orangeasm Body Butter But There Are Microbeads!

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Soap & Glory Orangeasm Body Butter

Soap & Glory Orangeasm Body Butter ($15) has finally arrived in the US! This Sicilian lemon and sweet orange peel scented shea butter body butter is rich, creamy, and super moisturizing. I love this stuff with a passion but the name is so misleading. I expected explosions of sweet, juicy orange but what I got was far from exciting.

And not to mention, it has beads, horrifying beads.

Soap & Glory Orangeasm

I think when you’re living in the fast paced beauty world you have to create something new, something fresh, something unique and exciting enough to catch the eye of your fans otherwise, your product can easily be passed by. Body Butter, well, is body butter right? So, how can a brand or Soap & Glory in this case entice you to buy their body butter. What makes it so great? So exciting? And so unique you must own it? In this case, Soap & Glory uses their catch-y little orgasm-like name to grab your eye plus their cutesy and bright packaging is terribly appealing. But WAIT there’s more! They also inject their formula with shea butter massage balls. Yeah, I can’t make this stuff up, it’s true, there are tiny little “balls” or microbeads like we see in many hand soaps, shower gels, and cleansers. If you read my Biore Deep Charcoal Cleanser review you know I dislike these little beads with a passion and I’m actually kind of scared of them. I believe I expressed none to shyly how I feared one might slip into my ear, my nose, or even my butt. Yeah, that’s right, shower gels can be scary and it would be my kind of lucky to be rushed to the emergency because a microbead slipped into my butt. Stranger things have happened.

What I do not need is to have these little beads in my body butter. Please stop, no!

Soap & Glory Orangeasm Body Butter1

On the upside, the actual beads “burst” if you apply enough pressure and apparently they release more fragrances. I had a hard time getting them to burst or dissolve. Honestly, I don’t know about you but I find body butter challenging enough to apply and get to absorb. There’s a little elbow grease involved in the application of body butter and you need to massage it in very well less or it leaves behind a sticky film. So, having to work the body butter in plus having to worry about bursting the little shea butter massage balls is a tricky little problem. I can chew gum and walk at the same time without problem but I can’t apply body butter and burst little beads at the same time. I did give it a fighting try but a few beads were left behind and crept around. There was a point I had one on my arm and friend leaned over and was like, “What is that?! It looks like an orange bug!” Meanwhile, it was a left over bead from my early morning application. Thankfully it didn’t end up in my butt, only on my arm! But who knows where else I had those little beads creeping around my body.

I just don’t see the need for these in body butter.

The good news is this formula is lovely. It’s thick, creamy, and quite hydrating but the fragrance isn’t anything terribly exciting to write home about. I think Soap & Glory excels at creating unique blends. Just look at Mist Me Madly, that’s a fantastic fragrance. But Orangeasm is a light slightly bitter orange fragrance. I expect something bright, juicy, and sweet but this was a mediocre orange-y fragrance.

Le sigh.

The beads, the fragrance, it just doesn’t deserve the hassle.

Love you Soap & Glory but do not love your Orangeasm Body Butter!

Available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Deb

    OMG, Muse…I just spit out my water!! Beads in your butt!! I will now NOT be able to get that out of my mind. I love me some S&G so thank you for reviewing this because I would have surely bought it. I just don’t need to work that hard to apply body butter. Besides….butts!

    • Isabella Muse

      lol Deb! πŸ™‚ The beads are a PITA pun intended haha! Honestly, if it smelled better I’d likely put up with the beads MAYBE!

  • Jen R

    I bought this scent when I was in the UK last year (both the shower gel and the body butter) and was soooo disappointed with the fragrance when I used it that it has sat in the closest unused again ever since. *sad face*

    I don’t remember those little beads though, will have to dig mine out and see if it had them.

    • Isabella Muse

      Oh god I thought I was being nit picky. I’m shocked because Soap & Glory does some really great fragrance but this was just meh. I haven’t tried the UK version TBH but from my understanding the formulas are the same across the board. Check it out, they are in there πŸ˜€ haha!

  • M

    Why would a micro bead in the butt warrant rushing to the emergency room? The butthole is more resilient than you think.

  • Dee

    I’ve been using this for awhile and it’s underwhelming, to say the least. Never thought about the micro beads going in my butt, but as soon as I opened the jar last night that’s all I could think of! Thanks for laugh, Muse!

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL Dee πŸ˜€ Sorry to give you that mental image!

  • Shawna

    ⬆️The butthole is more resilient than you think….bahahaha! Is it sad that I kinda still want to try/waste my money on this?! Like..I’m so intrigued, yet disappointed that this really could’ve been something great! And yet, I still want to put it in my cart! Lol!

  • Jahaira

    I say to each his own what works for you may or may not work for me. I own this product and I happen to like it.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m happy to hear it and I completely agree! What works for me might not work for you and vice versa. I’m glad it worked for you that’s all that matters!

  • EliCaroline

    OMG! I laughed and laughed about the emergency room scenario because of a microbead in the booty. The horror!

    I was so excited when I saw the Orangeasm on Ulta website, that I ordered ASAP. Everyone and their mamas know how much I love S&G products and I think the scents are incredible. Also orange is one of my favorite scents. So when this arrived I was shocked. This scent…stinks! It’s not for me. Luckily, there are tons of S&G products and I can go back to and enjoy. This scent a total miss for me.

    • Isabella Muse

      lol! πŸ˜€ Likewise! I wouldn’t say it stunk, but it just wasn’t what I expected πŸ™ I thought it would be much more orange-y! Such a shame!

  • Becca C

    I seriously thought they were outlawing these microbeads. Whatever happened to that?

    • Isabella Muse

      They aren’t quite microbeads, they are little shea pieces that you have to rub it and they burst.

      • Becca C

        Ahh well that makes more sense. Anyhow I looked it up and apparently microbeads don’t have to be out of products until 2017. Boo.