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Product Review: The Body Shop’s Body Yoghurt

The Quest for Pole Friendly Moisturisers…

As you know by now, dry skin won’t grip the pole, and freshly moisturised skin makes for a slippery death trap.  Moisturising on the day of pole is tricky!  and until recently only two products across the country have been widely tested by pole dancers and found to be agreeable – Vaseline Essential Moisture and The Body Shop’s Body Sorbet.

The Body Sorbet was the favorite of the two as it is an Aloe based product, plus of course The Body Shop historically have a great reputation of being an all-round good brand for being cruelty free, fair trade and charity backing.

But sadly, the beloved pole friendly Body Sorbet is being discontinued.

DUN DUN DUUUUUUUNNNNN!

(Fade in a chorus of crying pole dancers everywhere!).

But cry not – because they ARE replacing it with the product which I’ve tested today. BUT… does it work?

Here’s my little review of

The Body Shop’s Body Yoghurt

In my personal opinion: YES!

Body Yoghurt is a water based creme, which soaks into the skin in an instant! It’s glorious! I completely slathered myself in it on the afternoon before pole and had absolutely NO PROBLEM sticking to the pole!

My skin felt better hydrated than the original Body Sorbet, and we’re finding that this delightfully smooth and slightly gel like creme glides onto the skin with no effort at all, and just isn’t grainy like the sorbet was.

The Body Shop describe this as a lighter version of their Body Butter for day wear, and as such, one of the ingredients therefore contains an oil base.

It’s being said by some other testers that because of this, not everyone is getting on as well with it, so the chances are this may be a bit hit n miss and not for EVERYONE, so all we can do here is try try try and not take just one person’s word for it.

It comes in a whole range of delicious flavours and scents, and because it’s The Body Shop, it’ll be difficult for you to choose just one as they are all absolutely DIVINE! But if you are in store, pop up to the counter and ASK for some samples to try as they do have sachets of it hidden away!

Best of all though, it’s cruelty free, Organic and Fair Trade as standard but it’s also…

100% Veeeeeeeegaaaan!

Some folks have been testing it directly onto hands and just before pole to use as a grip aid with some success too, but I haven’t tried it this way myself yet, so I’ll update this when I have. But for now…

I LIKES IT!

HOW TO: Treat a Pole Bruise

Bruises, Pole Kisses – come hand in hand with pole, most especially when your a total newbie.  I firmly believe that if you ain’t bruising, you ain’t doing it right!

And if you do get some good ones, then we should wear them like a badge of honor as they represent achievement.

But that’s not for everybody and some people just bruise like a peach, ending up looking a bit battered and unsightly.

Continue reading “HOW TO: Treat a Pole Bruise”

First Trimester

Intro to ‘My Pregnancy & Pole Dance Diary’

Firstly I would like to point out that I am not a Doctor, or of the medical profession. This is not a medical journal and in this diary I am in no way recommending that other women (whether they do or do not pole) continue their activities in the way that I have.

I simply want to share my pregnancy experiences in an honest blog/diary as reference for other possible pregnant women – who pole dance. Continue reading “First Trimester”

Second Trimester

Weeks 13-16 – The weeks ‘Peanut’ became REAL

So after quite a miserable start to being newly pregnant, this trimester was the bit I was looking forward to the most….it’s known as ‘The Honeymoon Period’ because you are still you, not too visibly heavy yet, you can still do all the things you normally would without the sickness or aching, and you get to see your baby for the first time with your 12 week scan, or ‘The Dating Scan’.
I was told to drink loads of fluids ready for the scan – this pushes the baby higher up so they can get a good shot. I was expecting to see a chicken nugget shaped object with not much character or detail……. MAN was I pleased with this ……. Continue reading “Second Trimester”

Third Trimester

Weeks 28-31 – Prepare for Battle!

These weeks felt like a constant battle plan, prepare, prepare, prepare! Now that I knew I had been a bit ambitious to think that I would be able to teach for another 10 weeks (yeah right!), I decided to chop it down to just the 6 weeks. That in mind, I finally had a maternity leave date – or as near as, so I spent most of my life in these weeks applying for various benefits and chasing the applications through. Also, I had to make sure all the current students had a plan for their lesson structure too – make sure I helped them perfect what they were currently working on, and give them a load more stuff to work on whilst I would be away. I spent a lot of time sat on my arse, writing articles for the site for my girls to use whilst I was off. They turned out really nice, you can see them HERE. Continue reading “Third Trimester”