It’s my bathroom and I’ll spend £££ on shower gel if I want to!

It’s my bathroom and I’ll spend £££ on shower gel if I want to!

by on November 17, 2017 · 12 comments

My latest shower gel haulage from France

If you are a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that along with scrubs I also love shower gels. As a beauty enthusiast who is part of the wonderful beauty blogging community, I have never been ridiculed for my passion for body wash. However a few weeks ago I read an article by Daily Mail journalist David Derbyshire lamenting that ’8 out of 10 people wash themselves with gels costing up to £4 per bottle’ and ‘Tesco has 94 gel brands on sale, each with their own name, ingredients and unique smell’ – like this is a problem.

The full title of article is ‘The great shower gel con: It’s expensive, packed full of chemicals, wasteful…and no better than soap’. It’s an interesting read but I’ll just concentrate on the bit that annoyed me. So Mr. Derbyshire says:

‘Most sane people would struggle to come up with 94 different conventional fragrances for toiletries (I wouldn’t). But the clever people at Unilever and Cussons have got round that by persuading consumers that what they really want to smell like is food: thus we can wash ourselves with Chocolate and Mint shower gel, Milk and Honey shower creme, or Cranberry and Honey shower scrubs’.

He doesn’t acknowledge the pleasure that a lot of us get from using something other than soap. I am not one of those people that jumps out of bed to greet the day, I ooze out of bed after hitting the alarm several times. Choosing which shower gel/scrub to use is the highlight of my day. Some mornings I want my Lush Grass, other days I fancy something sweet from Bath & Body Works, or my Apricot and Basil shower gel from my new found French love Le Petit Marseillais.

I’ve not been conned – I have free will and if my shower gels and scrubs didn’t do anything for me then I wouldn’t buy them with the enthusiasm that I do. You could apply this ‘it’s no better than x’ logic to anything that has different price brackets: cars, houses, clothes, food, etc.

So Mr. Derbyshire if you want to wash yourself with a plain old bar of soap go right ahead – I’ll be in my shower admiring my stash!

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Bicky
November 17, 2017 at 3:35 am

Ooooh it does look pretty thugh!

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November 17, 2017 at 9:56 pm

Thank you Bicky! :D

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Kizzy
November 17, 2017 at 3:59 am

oh my gosh, eye candy!

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November 17, 2017 at 9:56 pm

Tell me about it, I’m surprised that Monoprix still has any stock left! xoxo

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Bharti
November 17, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Thank god i’m not the only one with variety of shower gels in my bathroom! lol. I’m running out of shelves to store my shower gels XD. I’m trying to ‘finish’ them and trying not to get tempted to buy new ones right now lol.

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November 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Well I find that when I’m nearing the end of a few shower gels putting them into a hand wash bottle gets them finished. You are like me – I get easily distracted by new things too! ;D

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Sarah
November 17, 2017 at 2:49 pm

I love your shower gel collection!

I have lots of different ones myself…I don’t want to smell the same all the time! lol xx

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November 17, 2017 at 10:23 pm

Exactly – life is too short not to be fragranced by different scents! xoxo

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Ms Red
November 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm

You go girl!!!!!!!

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November 17, 2017 at 10:23 pm

Woop woop! :D

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Ashley
November 20, 2017 at 12:04 am

I am currently only rotating one shower gel but I don’t think gels are more wasteful than bars!
If anything, bars are more wasteful in that they melt at the site of water regardless if you are putting it there or not!
Mr. Derbyshire is a total fool. A variet of shower gels brings so much more and money is not an issue if they help get my lazy butt out of bed in the morning. Seriously!

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November 22, 2017 at 11:33 pm

Here here Ashley, I’m glad you are in my corner!!!!! We’d make a great defense team eh? :D

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