Hands of Friendship Soap

Hi friends!

Another month, another blog post…I know, its a bit delayed, but it’s been hectic, trying to adjust to life as a real adult. Yes, I’m almost a real adult now! After writing (and passing) the CFE (Common Final Examination) to obtain my accounting designation, I have started working full-time as a Tax Specialist at KPMG in Waterloo. Feel free to contact me for your tax needs. Apparently, I’m now using this blog to promote my career, as well as my dating life (still single so help a sister out!)

I say “almost” a real adult because I still don’t quite feel like a real adult, despite having a full-time job and living alone in an apartment that’s not student housing. Also, I don’t own a vacuum cleaner, but  rest assured, my apartment is very clean and neat because I use a broom and dustpan (it was much cheaper than a vacuum cleaner). There’s an overwhelming amount of vacuum cleaner options on the market, and I haven’t gotten around to researching into them because I keep putting it off. Because who on earth wants to research vacuum cleaners. If you have any recommendations and are very happy with your vacuum cleaner though, please let me know. Unless it’s one of those robot vacuum cleaners. Those suck.

Okay, so now that we’re at the end of my tangent about being single, working and not owning a vacuum cleaner, the beauty product I will be reviewing today is the “Hands of Friendship” bar of soap, provided by my fellow beauty blogger, Stephanie Lau.


Well, we tried…

Smell and taste: It smelled like rainbows and friendship, and a bit like cinnamon. But mostly rainbows and friendship. I did not perform a taste test by licking the soap this time because the last time licked soap, it tasted awful and I have learned my lesson.

Consistency: This is a very “soft” soap (unsure if that’s the official beauty blogging adjective used in this fast-paced industry). It crumbles and dissolves fairly easily so you might go through the soap faster than you usually go through soap. Or maybe not if you go through soap at differing speeds than me – I don’t know your life. But I do know about this bar of soap. Trust me, it’s pretty soft.

Effectiveness: I felt pretty clean after using it in the shower. Unfortunately I don’t have a more scientific method of verifying the effectiveness of soap.

Rating: 11/10 – it would be a bit higher if the soap wasn’t as soft and used up so quickly. But overall, who can complain about free soap representing rainbows, friendship and cinnamon?

Friendship: On the topic of friendship, I’m quite certain that me and Stephanie have breached new levels of friendship over the past few months. Right before writing the CFE, I met her mom (aka Mother Lau) who drove her to the testing centre and walked her in. Mother Lau was a bit concerned about looking like a helicopter parent and embarrassing Steph so I assured Mother Lau that if Steph was embarrassed, we will just pretend that Mother Lau was my mom. Steph wasn’t embarrassed enough though, to resort to such a drastic measure.

After Mother Lau walked us both into the testing centre, she left and went back to her car…to retrieve an iPad and take a picture of us in the testing centre, as shown below.


We wrote our three day test above skating rinks. One part of the room kept hearing the same music playing on repeat because figure skaters (or synchronized skaters?) kept practicing the same routine.

So now I’m on a whole new friendship level with Steph and Mother Lau as my photo is now stored on Mother Lau’s iPad. But to be clear, I added the heart in – it was not Mother Lau’s doing.

And that….is a good summary of my life at the moment combined with commentary on some friendship soap and my blossoming relationship with the Lau family. Thank you for bearing with me, as I get my ducks in a row and work on writing and posting more frequently.



One thought on “Hands of Friendship Soap

  1. charandtheweb says:

    Lush! Cannot get enough of that brand, never used any of their soaps though. The design looks super cute, such a neat present for a friend. This sentence made me crack up haha “Or maybe not if you go through soap at differing speeds than me – I don’t know your life.” – So good! Lovely review, another reason to pay Lush a visit.

    Nice blog by the way. Would you be interested in sharing your work on Creators.co? We’d love to see your work featured on the platform as we continue to branch out into different areas. Let me know if you’d be interested. Simply shoot me an e-mail for more information, you can find my contact details on my blog. I’d love to hear from you. x


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