Hi everyone welcome back to another blog post, for this weeks post I’m going to talk about some products from one of my favourite shops ever…The Body Shop. This is one of my most favourite places ever to shop at, they’re cruelty free and use all natural products. They also have a manifesto “Enrich Not Exploit” which includes 14 targets for themselves which they want to achieve by 2020, I’ll leave a link below if you would like to read up more about it. I’ve been a huge fan of their products ever since I tried one of their lip balms about 10 years ago! I still remember my 8 year old self walking into a store full of glorious smells and wanting to buy everything in front of me. I did start to write a list of different products I could talk to you guys about but, I realised I had nearly a full page of A4 paper filled and I was nowhere near finished (oops) I guess you could say I’m a little obsessed. Anyways grab yourself a cuppa, sit back and I hope you enjoy this post!
- Born Lippy Pot Lip Balm – Strawberry ~ £2.50
Now I know this isn’t on the photo of my products above, but I couldn’t not talk about it, after all this little pot is what set off my obsession! I have tried so many balms over the years no matter what I always end up purchasing a lip balm wherever I am, can you really ever have enough?? This pot of joy smells delicious, it smells so good that I could eat it! Even when I have applied it I can be sat smelling the tub for a while after as it smells that good…REALLY!! These lip balms also come in a variety of flavours such as raspberry, watermelon etc. Check them out here https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/face/lip-care/c/c00146
- Coconut Shimmer Body Butter ~ £15 (?)
Unfortunately I do have reason to believe that this product has been discontinued *boo’s very loudly* but I was very lucky to receive this from a friend as part of a hamper I got given for my birthday. I remember having this a couple years ago and when I went to restock I could not for the life of me find it anywhere, so when I opened my gift and found this little gem I was over the moon. I know you’re probably thinking I must be mad being this excited by a moisturiser, but what makes it that bit more exciting is the shimmer…yes shimmer! (not that tacky shimmer cream you used to buy when you were little) this is gorgeous, it has a pearlescent sheen to it and gives your skin that subtle glow when you use it. It looks especially great in the summer, and the smell is divine. I’m not exactly sure on the price but I know their other large body butter tubs are around the £15 price range, its such a shame its been discontinued hopefully it’ll come back one day!
- Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue ~ £9.50 & Peppermint Reviving Pumice Foot Scrub ~ £7.50
i have put both of these products together as i feel they work best for me when I use them together. It’s not something great to talk about, but i get quite bad dry skin on my feet and its so annoying to keep on top of. But ever since I purchased these items and got into the routine of exfoliating and then moisturising, I have to admit my feet are starting to look and feel so much better, I’ve only been using these for a few months so I’m looking forward to seeing if they still do the job in these upcoming winter months.
- Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter ~ £10
when I first heard about cleansing butters I was a little bit sceptical of the whole thing but I have to say when I finally got round to trying one for myself it actually worked really well, I tend to go for products I know won’t irritate my skin and make it all red and blergh! I’m sure you know what I mean, but yeah this is great if you also suffer from sensitive skin. its very soothing and the scent when you open the tin is very refreshing. I use this after I’ve taken off my make up to just help my skin feel better and make sure all of the make up is gone and I have a fresh face, I’ve also heard a few youtubers talk about using this to clean make up brushes so I might have to give it a go, if you’ve tried using it to clean brushes leave a comment below and let me know how it worked out for you! mean while if you’re wanting to purchase this do check it out here https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/range/view-all/camomile-sumptuous-cleansing-butter/p/p000186
- Virgin Mojito Shower Gel ~ £ (?)
for some reason I cant find this range anymore on the website anymore so again I think this product may be discontinued? I’m not sure on the price but it think it will be around the £5-£8 range? there’s not much I can really tell you guys about a shower gel but the body shop ones never fail to impress me. They don’t leave my skin feeling tight and dry they’re always moisturising and the scents are to die for!!
- Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist ~ £10
This for me is something quick and easy that you can spray on or under make up if you’re running out the door or you forget to moisturise. its really refreshing and hydrating and claims to work on all skin types, I cant say if it does that as I do only suffer from mostly dry skin but it holds up well on my sensitive skin and doesn’t make me itchy or my redness come out so that’s a plus. Also for you *lazy* guys and gals out there its also great for wetting your beauty blender if the bathroom is too far away 😉 if you’d like to check this out here is the link https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/face/moisturisers/vitamin-e-hydrating-face-mist/p/p000149
- Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder ~ £14
If you’re pale skinned like myself, this bronzer is exactly what you’re looking for! I first tried this about 2 years ago and there was only 2 shades out then but now I believe they have 5 shades!! yes 5 how crazy is that! the shade I use is 01 but no matter your skin colour you could pull these bronzers off. be sure to check them out https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/body/body-bronzing/honey-bronze-bronzing-powder/p/p000480
- Body Shop Beauty Sponge
Once again I do apologise as I couldn’t find this on the website, but I have got a couple of these sponges which I always keep in my make up bag as the shape of them (kind of like a parallelogram) is very handy to set under eye concealer with my RCMA No Colour Loose Powder, I don’t like to use them to blend out concealer and things as they’re a bit to solid if that makes sense like they’re not very flexible.
As I said earlier on The Body Shop have there manifesto “Enrich Not Exploit” and I did promise to leave a link for you to check it out so I’d give it a read https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/commitment its definitely worth it. They also have a petition currently running which is for Against Animal Testing as you know The Body Shop is all natural which is excellent and I think more brands needs to follow in their footsteps, please make sure to go sign it here https://foreveragainstanimaltesting.com/page/9140/petition/1?utm_source=thebodyshop-uk&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=uk_cta_faat-petition&utm_content=against-animal-testing and comment down below to let me know when you’ve done it. Another thing I need to tell you guys that I love about this shop is they always have great offers on, whether it be spend £50 and get £25 off or a % off its always worth the while as the products are such great quality so make sure you head on over to the website to check out these awesome deals! Another awesome thing is they actually run a membership club where you can earn points, get freebies and other amazing deals The Body Shop claims “For every £1 you spend in store or online, the scheme gives you 10 points. Those 10 points are the equivalent of 10p towards your next voucher. When you have 500 points you’ll receive a £5 voucher!” you also receive a special gift in your birthday month which you can retrieve in any The Body Shop stores! check out their membership club here https://help.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/love-your-body/about-love-your-body
Anyways guys I’m going to bring this post to an end as I’ve rambled on enough now and if I keep writing we will both be here forever! haha, I hope you’ve enjoyed it and if you have don’t forget to give it a like and follow me so you get notified next time I post 🙂 leave me a comment below if you have some of The Body Shop favourites and what you liked best or would like to try. Enjoy the coming week and ill see you all again soon.