Chicster Product Review: Not Soap Radio

“I’m not here, I’m really lounging poolside at the beachfront resort.”

Okay, not really. It’s wintertime and I’m stuck in Blacksburg, Virginia, but that just happens to be the name of one of the many fabulous products from Not Soap Radio. I’m using the body soufflé and it smells amazing, like lounging around in a hotel robe while drinking champagne and watching cute pool boys kind of amazing. I’m not lying, it’s that good. It moisturizes without making you feel like you just rubbed butter on your legs, and leaves behind a hint of coconut and paradise. Hotel robe not included…

 I was like a kid at Christmas the day the box from Not Soap Radio arrived at my doorstep. I didn’t know much about the company or its products, but I was in for a real treat. I could not contain my excitement as I spread the various bubble baths, spa treatments, lotions, lip- glosses, and sorority cosmetics over my bedroom floor. These are not your average bath products. They all come in vibrant colors with fun, catchy names like the I’m not here, I’m lounging by the poolside, coconut-goodness body soufflé.

The "I’m not here, I’m really…" line comes in three fun scents including of course the beachfront resort, as well as "I’m not here, I’m really walking the red carpet," "I’m not here I’m really at the spa." In addition to the body soufflé, these scents also featured in sugared body polishes, and dry oil perfume sprays.

My friend, Natalie and I instantly fell in lust with the Cocktail Party Lip Glosses. We love the pink champagne and cosmopolitan flavors. They leave a nice pink tint and keep lips moisturized just like chapstick. I absolutely hate sticky glosses and these were not sticky at all. Very kissable! Now where is that pool boy?

Since my love affair with Not Soap Radio began, I have enjoyed the "To sleep full of sweet dreams (without waking up in a mad panic at 3 am)" Shower and Bath Bubbles everyday. The description on the back of the bottle is so funny, although I am nowhere close to pretending to be organized. It smells so good and really relaxes me in the shower. The scent stays on my skin afterwards, which is a really rare quality in a shower gel. These bubble baths come in lots of cute, catchy scents including "Bubbles, not carbs," "Bathing with sharks," and "The stuff that Cupid dips his arrow in."

I personally am not in a sorority, but I do know that they become a significant part of a college girl’s life even after she graduates. Not Soap Radio apparently understands this bond, and recognizes its importance with their Greek Licensed Beauty Products. Now, I don’t know much about being in a sorority, but I passed out samples in my Communication Research class, and all of the girls flipped!

The line contains roll on perfumes and lip-glosses with the letters and names of twenty-five different sororities. They are perfect for Big/Little gifts and for other special events such as Bid Day. Even if you’re not a Greek girl, the perfumes smell fantastic and the glosses are pretty and fit nicely in a clutch or small handbag.

Falling behind on your holiday shopping this year? Check out Not Soap Radio’s Say it with Suds. This collection has personalized bubble baths for everyone on your list including your mom, your best friend, your teachers, your dad, and even the dog! They also have limited edition Christmas and Hanukah bubble baths too! And of course, they all smell fantastic!

Not Soap Radio’s Portable Panacea is a genius idea for traveling. The set features lotion, shave gel, and an exfoliant all in one round convenient case. It is a great concept, but I was not a fan of the smell–a little too earthy for my taste. My sister, however absolutely adored it.

The Spa Chocolat gift trio had the opposite effect on me. The exfoliant, moisturizer, and facemask set smells just like brownie batter. It was all I could do not to lick the contents in the container. However, the exfoliant had no apparent results, and the facemask made my skin red and blotchy.

I am now a Not Soap Radio advocate. I have fallen in love with their products and there is no turning back. Everything from the creativity of its name to the quality and novelty of the products makes Not Soap Radio a fun and unique company.

If you are interested in becoming a fellow addict, look for Not Soap Radio products in over 700 locations including Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel, Fred Segal,, Papyrus, and The Palms Casino, just to name a few. To purchase products online or to find more information about Not Soap Radio, visit their website at

Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going back to lounging by the poolside…

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