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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Being by Sanctuary Spa Salted Caramel & Macadamia Bubble Bath, Body Lotion and Body Butter Review

Have you heard of the brand Sanctuary? It's a UK brand that is sold at Boots. It actually started as a spa (cute story), but from their website it states it closed in 2014. They now only sell products. Being by Sanctuary Spa is part of the Sanctuary brand. The last time I was in ULTA, I noticed their products on the shelf and decided to give them a try. I mean, who can't miss those cinnamon roll looking eyes? LOL Being by Sanctuary has about FIVE different scents (cloudberry & lychee blossom, hibiscus & coconut water, chili mango & tonka bean, water lotus & pomelo and salted caramel & macadamia), but it was Salted Caramel & Macadamia that most appealed to me. You would think that this would be more of a Fall/Winter scent, but the scent is very light. Not faint, but you can definitely wear it during the warmer months with no problem. I really like these and they are very affordable. My review for each is below. I'm always impressed with UK "drugstore" products. They always have fun designs and the quality of the products are really good. You guys know I love Soap & Glory! Especially their Sugar Crush collection! So give these a whiff!

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
Being by Sanctuary Salted Caramel & Macadamia Bubble Bath ($12) - Sweet
This says Bubble Bath, but you can use it as a body wash. When you pour it out the bottle, it feels creamy and has a rich caramel scent. It lathers & cleans really well. Most importantly it washes away cleanly. I found this to be very moisturizing & nourishing to my skin. The scent doesn't linger very much after you rinse & towel dry. So if you want the scent to continue, you'll have to purchase either the lotion or body butter below. I removed all of my bathtubs during my home remodel. So I only have showers. However, the way this lathers, it could also be an effective bubble bath.

Being by Sanctuary Salted Caramel & Macadamia Body Lotion ($12) - Sweet
This lotion is loaded with cocoa butter. As soon as you dispense this lotion, it immediately comes out rich & creamy ... yet so light & fluffy. It truly makes your skin soft. This provides lightweight moisture. No greasiness, tackiness or oiliness left behind. The scent is great and will have you SMILING throughout the day.

Being by Sanctuary Salted Caramel & Macadamia Body Butter ($15) - Sweet
If your skin is on the drier side, pick up a tub of this body butter. It has a thicker consistency than the body lotion and it really nourished my dry skin. The is loaded with both cocoa butter AND shea butter! I felt the difference between this and the body lotion. Again, no stickiness, tackiness, greasiness or oiliness. I was really impressed with this brand.

I found all of these at ULTA. I just looked at ULTA's website and they also offer this scent in a bath bomb, body scrub, hand cream, and body mist. Didn't know that! So the formula is really good, its just a matter of picking out your favorite scent :) Have you tried anything from Sanctuary or Being by Sanctuary?


  1. How cute is the packaging though?! I'd go straight for it, too, haha! I'll have to check these out, I love the fact that they come in a bath bomb form too. I love bath bombs and try to use them frequently when it's Eddie's turn to watch Aviah and I get some mama time :) Thanks for sharing, gorgeous girlie, and I hope you're having a great week so far!



  2. I think I would LOVE this scent! I always like food scented stuff over floral scents and stuff like that hahah could it be because I love food???

  3. I tried this brand when I visited London a few years ago and bought almost everything at Boots haha. I would love to try these products, I love caramel scent in everything!!


  4. Why do i have the urge to literally taste this ? The name is just sooo mouth watering !

  5. I love dessert scented products so I can totally see myself loving these products! The packaging is really cute too, will have to check out this brand, thank you for sharing!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

  6. I haven’t heard of this brand before!! They sound lovely, and I’m glad to know they’re good! I’ll hsve to look for them next time I’m in Ulta Kim!

  7. Salted caramel is one of my favorite scents, love it!

  8. ohh i wanna try these products! the packaging looks so aesthetically pleasing! thanks also for sharing your thoughts. anyway, just dropping by to say hello all the way from Southeast Asia! I hope you can drop by my blog too and follow if you like. :)

    xoxo, rae

  9. Woow these seems like lovely products.. But the consistency of the lotion kinda looks too light.

    Glowyshoes's blog

  10. very interesting post dear..!! I think I would like it with him, best regards.. online shopping in pakistan

  11. Oh, I want to try them all, but especially that body butter! Such a fun design, you're right, and it's great that the scents are so wearable and not overpowering :)

    Hope you are having a good week so far! After being so busy last week, I'm enjoying a relatively quieter week and looking forward to the Easter long weekend.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  12. I need to try this!!!
    Mónica Sors

  13. I haven't heard of this UK brand. We don't have many UK brands in stores here but I do believe what you say that they are often of impressive quality. A few years ago, I got a few body products (a present from one UK based blogger) and they all smelled divine.

    The packaging of this products is so cute, no wonder it caught you eye. That bubble bath that can be used a shower gel seems really nice. I don't have a bath in my new home either, just a shower so it's good that this product cab be used both ways. The body lotion seems nice as well....and that body butter sounds absolutely perfect.

  14. I've never heard of this brand, but it sounds really good! Definitely want to check it out!

    -Emily |

  15. Considering how many products you review, it's amazing how rarely you review something I've actually tried - but it does happen, and today is one of those days. I was lucky to be gifted a large selection of Being by Sanctuary products. I passed a number of them on to younger cousins as some of the scents didn't really appeal to me. But I loved the salted caramel and macadamia from the first whiff of it. I use the body butter daily and I love the formula, but I love the lightness of the scent even more. I feel like it makes me smell a bit like I've just been baking, even though I never have. And my husband, who is a chef, naturally loves it because of that!

  16. This sounds like Pamper day goodness!!
    Loving the photos, nice review! :)

  17. Oh I don't think I'd be able to walk by that packaging either Kim! Those cinnamon bun eyes just kind of draw you in LOL. This range sounds really good. Adding it to my Ulta shopping list :)

  18. I heard of Boots but not this brand. I can't wait to go to Boston and New York so I can check out Ulta!

    xo Jo

  19. The salted caramel lotion and body butter sound divine! I wouldn't stop sniffing lol.

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