'We have tested and tasted too much lover-
Through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder.'*
For the mornings when your night before has involved a little too much of the grape or the grain, there is Villainess Grundy Smooch!. After I've delicately sipped a glass of Berocca and gallons of tea, I get into a shower and purge myself with this Smooch!
This scrub is a salt/sugar mix, so it is more scrubby than the sugar-only scrubs - you need to be careful not to rub too hard, especially if you have sensitive skin. I can feel it sucking the toxins out of my skin as I scrub, and it may well be psychosomatic, but my head feels clearer afterwards.
I particularly like it (even when not hungover) for smoothing out the bottom and thigh area. I don't really believe that many things you rub on your body can have a marked impact on dimply bottom skin, but it feels nice, I like the smell and it's only £7 for a 7oz tub.
Salt, Sugar, Grapeseed oil, Mango seed butter, Cetearyl Alcohol and Polysorbate 60, Cherry kernel oil, Coconut oil, Fragrance, Tocopherol, Fever-few powder, Marshmallow root powder, Nettle leaf powder, Blue algae powder.
This does smell of moss and fresh earth; if you liked the smell of Demeter's Dirt, you'll love this. There's a matching soap and Whipped! body cream available; Mr London likes the soap because it doesn't smell girly.
For UK Villainesses, there is a UK stockist, Poshbrats that stocks the whole range of soaps, Smooch!es and Whipped!s, as well as two exclusive blends in Posh and Brats. I'm currently testing out the exclusive scents, which the owner kindly sent to me to try out, and they are both very different and very good - review to follow. I'm loving Posh in the very hot weather.
*Patrick Kavanagh, by way of Marian Keyes.