Review: Soap & Glory’s “The Ultimelt” Hot Cloth Cleanser.

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I’ve seriously been slacking with blogging lately, life’s kinda got in the way and there’s truly just not enough hours in the day sometimes.

I’m a sucker for a hot cloth cleanser, so I decided to review The Ultimelt by Soap & Glory. My sister has sworn by this cleanser for years now and it’s definitely her favourite, so I was really excited to give it a go myself.

Available from Boots, this cleanser usually retails for £10, however at the moment is half price at just £5 which is an absolute bargain! Packaging wise, I personally love. All the soap and glory products generally come in really nice packaging so this hot cloth cleanser is no exception and definitely caught my eye on the shelf.

Inside the box, you get the white tube of cleanser, along with a muslin type face cloth, which is a really good quality cloth as well.

The Ultimelt cleanser, is suitable for all skin types and claims to act as a deep purifying hot cloth cleanser with provitamin B5, sweet almond, orange & lavender oils.

My review:

So I’m generally a fan of the Soap & Glory range anyway, so I was really excited to try this hot cloth cleanser. I like hot cloth cleansers because the cream based cleanser really leaves my skin feeling super squeaky clean and refreshed opposed to micellar waters or the dreaded face wipes. We’re all guilty of using both aren’t we?

I absolutely loved the scent from this Ultimelt cleanser, it was strong and resembled something you’d find in a high end beauty salon.

I massaged the cream based cleanser into my face and neck and it felt light weight and non oily which is a huge bonus, as so many of these cream type cleansers can be so incredibly greasy in texture, and if you happen to have an oily skin type, you’ll want to avoid this where you can. I left the cleaner on my face to really absorb for a couple of minutes, before washing it off with the muslin cloth and warm water.

I really loved the feeling of my skin once I had washed this off, it felt clean, soft and super hydrated! I’ll definitely be re-purchasing this again I think and would highly recommend.

Out of 5 stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I hope you enjoyed this review type post. I believe in maintaining a really good skincare routine and I absolutely love trying new things out. My skin is super sensitive so a lot of the time it’s very much a case of trial and error with what will work for my skin type.

Have you tried this cleanser? Are you a Soap & Glory fan too?

Sending love,

Sinéad x

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The Ted Bundy Tapes, Abducted in Plain Sight, Sunday Lunch & Gemma Collins.

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Didn’t actually know what to name this blog post so thought I’d title it a bit of everything and just hope for the best.

So, we’ve finally managed to have a Netflix binge & caught up on The Ted Bundy Tapes, I’ll be honest, I didn’t really know who Ted Bundy was prior to watching the Netflix show, I found the 4 episode documentary quite hard to get into, it was slow and I got bored but I stuck with it. It’s a fascinating case that’s for sure, and is chilling in parts too. Ted Bundy was a monster and extremely calculated. How he managed to escape prison twice blew my mind, and went on to kill more girls during his escape just doesn’t bare thinking about. I don’t believe in the death penalty, never have and I don’t think I ever will so obviously hearing about how he was executed wasn’t pleasant, but he took so many peoples lives and he was so incredibly dangerous. If you haven’t managed to see the Netflix four part series, you should.

We watched Abducted in Plain Sight too Which again is on Netflix, another mind blowing case. At first I literally thought the people you see talking in the documentary were actors, as I couldn’t actually believe what I was hearing could ever be true. It basically shows a families torment when one of their daughters gets abducted by their family friend/neighbour. But it’s sooooo much deeper than just that, I mean it’s sick really. I’m not too sure if I like the way the documentary was done, the actual family members resembled actors and seem really fake when speaking, the recreated scenes of what actually happened, annoyed me as well but the case in itself, is bizarre. I came away from watching the 1 hour 30 minute documentary still so bloody confused, I felt like the parents were not right in the head and they were somewhat to blame. It’s a hard one to explain unless you’ve seen it, so I’d recommend it to those who haven’t seen it. Prepare for some fucked up true crime shit.

We took my mum out for Sunday lunch today which was really nice. You can’t beat a good roast dinner on a Sunday can you? How pretty does my creme brûlée look? It tasted amazing.

We’re currently snuggled up watching Dancing on Ice (our usual Sunday night routine!) – I’m really annoyed that Gemma Collins keeps getting a load of stick! She’s a QUEEN and she gets up and shows up every week without fail, that in itself should be commended. I can’t imagine getting so much abuse from the public and how it must eat away at your self esteem and confidence every single day. She’s an icon! And as for James Jordan getting 9.5 by the judges? Umm, he’s a professional dancer babes, how is that fair?! I want Wes to win personally, I think he’s amazing! 💗 who’s your faves?

I’m about to do a face mask and drink some ribena. I hope everyone’s had a wonderful weekend and is fuelled ready for a full week ahead!

Sending love,

Sinéad Anna Chalke x

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A Saturday well spent 🌸

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We’ve had such a lovely weekend so far, last night my darling wife took me for dinner at one of our favourite places, Marco Pierre Whites steakhouse in Windsor. If you haven’t been you should really pay it a visit, from the decor to the food, everything is amazing and the steak of course is the best! 💗

This morning we had a pretty slow start to the day, caught up on laundry and housework, the snow began to clear up so we decided to go for a nice walk along the riverside. We really are blessed with where we live, it’s so pretty.

And, it’s never too cold for a cocktail is it?!

I’ve been playing around with some new edits on my photos, and I’m particularly loving this preset called “The White One” by littlepaperswan on Instagram! If you’re into editing your photos, definitely check out her page for some inspiration! 🌸

Our plans this evening are to just chill, make some dinner and catch up on a few things on Netflix. We really want to see the Ted Bundy Tapes & also Abducted in plain sight so I’ll update you with my thoughts once we’ve watched them! What are your must see’s on Netflix at the moment? Anything true crime, please do let me know your recommendations.

I hope everyone’s having a peaceful Saturday!

With love, always

Sinéad Anna Chalke x

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What I’m listening to

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These sorts of posts need to be a lot more frequent.

🌸 Zayn ft timberland – Too much

Okay so I’m pretty much obsessed with this song, ever since Zayns album Icarus Falls dropped, I’ve had this song on repeat. It’s definitely my favourite from the album.

🌸 Kanye West ft Sia – Wolves

Sia’s verse is too much.

🌸 Little Mix ft Ty Dolla $ign – Think about us

I love this version as it’s different to the one that’s on the album.

🌸 Krept & Konan – pour me another one

Just loooooove this tune.

🌸 Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone man – Giant

I heard this for the first time in a pub and instantly loved it. Rag n Bone mans voice is insane.

🌸 The Flavr Blue – Pretty Girl

🌸 Stylo G & Nicki Minaj – Touch Down Remix

🌸 Sam Smith & Normani – Dancing With A Stranger

Normani’s voice is amazing & I love this song!

🌸 Joy Postell – HYD

🌸 Rocco – Show No Love

🌸 Brxce – Naughty

What are you listening to right now?

Sending love, as always

Sinéad Anna Chalke

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Date day 🔐

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I took Tazmyn out today for a “date day” as we don’t really get the chance to do it in the evening. I told her to choose wherever she wanted to go and we’d go. When she said Windsor I think I was secretly hoping she would choose Marco Pierre Whites steakhouse as we have been there a few times and it’s amazing, but nope, she chose Nando’s didn’t she. We had a lovely afternoon though, even if I do think I’ve caught hypothermia now!

What do you get when you go to Nando’s? I feel like Nando’s is sooo overrated personally but I know everyone loves it! Especially my wife. I had a chicken wrap, with chilli jam and grilled halloumi, with sides of creamy mash and spicy rice! It was nice and I enjoyed it. The Windsor Nando’s is always so so busy though!

We did some shopping too, I got us a bath bomb each from Lush and we got a few things in the body shop too! Tazmyns really into the seaweed range at the moment, I think we pretty much have every seaweed product the body shop currently sells! Whenever we go to Windsor we always have a look around Daniels too, it’s a big department store and really really lovely! 💗

The main part of Tazmyns date day, was the ice cream date. I told her I’d take her for an ice cream date at Christmas so we finally got round to doing that today. We went to Creams cafe in Windsor and would highly recommend it! Tazmyn now wants to go all the time 😭🤦🏻‍♀️

I had a crepe filled with sliced strawberries and covered in chocolate sauce and sprinkles with a side of cream, Tazmyn went for a waffle with Nutella, chocolate fudge pieces, kinder bueno and chocolate sauce! I don’t think she could have ordered anything more chocolate-ey if she tried! We both had a slush puppy too which was really nice!

I hope she’s had a really lovely day today, because I know I have! On our way home we stopped in Waitrose right by our house to pick up a few things for the week, not that we’ll need to eat again tonight that’s for sure!

It’s so good to get into a warm toasty house, with fresh pyjamas on and the heating whacked up high! Tea & snugs for us tonight.

Sending love, wishing you all a positive week ahead!

Sinéad Anna Chalke x

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How do you like your eggs in the morning? 🍳💗

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It’s Saturday morning and our plans for this weekend are pretty quiet and chilled. Today we intend on fully staying in our pyjamas, watching a boxset & catching up on laundry and housework.

Tomorrow I’m taking Tazmyn on a “date day” so we’re both really looking forward to that, I just want to treat her a little bit and make a fuss of her. We have been so so busy this week (when aren’t we?!)

Tazmyn woke up and made us both a cooked breakfast this morning which was super yummy! It’s been aaaaages since we’ve had a cooked breakfast but she really does make the best ones!

What are your plans this weekend?

Sending love,

Sinéad Anna Chalke

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Tonight’s tea – winter warmer 💕

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It was Tazmyns turn to cook this evening and after a pretty full on day, it was lovely to sit down to something really comforting and hearty. We still have snow, although it’s clearing up now, it’s like an ice rink in most places. There’s nothing better than getting cosy in your favourite pyjamas with the heating on and having dinner.

Tonight’s tea was sausages, swede, mushy peas, sweetcorn and onion gravy. Just what I needed!

We used the British pork with caramelised onion sausages from Waitrose, they’re really full of flavour and yummy! £3.29 per pack of 6 and part of the 2 for £5 deal which is pretty good. We got another pack that we’re going to use later on in the week!

What did you have for your dinner? 💗

Love,

Sinéad Anna Chalke x

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