Friday, 28 June 2013

The Body Shop Haul & Review!

It’s been a while since I gave The Body Shop a once over and bought some new products. I’ve mentioned before how much I love their Tea Tree Range (the tea tree toner will get rid of all kind of sins!) So with the intent to purchase more, I naturally found myself picking up one or two or three or a couple more different products to try.

Tea Tree Pore Minimiser

So, the first thing I picked up was the Tea Tree Pore Minimiser. After hearing about this a few months ago I was super excited to try it but much to my dismay, every time I tried to buy it online or in store it was sold out! I got hold of this the other day and even though I have only tried it a few times, it’s a really refreshing and lovely product. 
If you like the Tea Tree Lotion and Night Cream then this should be your next port of call. I have been using it before applying my make up in the morning (a bit like a primer) because it feels very refreshing on my skin and it helps to wake me up a bit more! Having said that, could I live without this product? Yes, I probably could. In terms of how it feels on my skin I would give it an 8/10, but in terms of performance I would give it a 5/10. It is fantastic at mattifying and works really well for oily skin, but I have found that it doesn’t really minimise my pores or even reduce the appearance of them.  


Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion (SPF 15)

The next potion I thought I would try is the Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion (with SPF 15). For us oily skin types, it’s easy to feel like you can’t possibly need any more moisture on your skin – this is not true! Your skin might not need more oil but it does need moisture, that's why I thought I would give this a go to see how it reacted with my skin. First things first, it smells really clean and clinical… that’s literally the only way I can describe it! I’m not too sure how seaweed is meant to smell (or if it even has a smell?) but it’s nice even so! For a ‘lightweight’ moisturiser, I actually found this quite heavy so I’ve only been using a tiny amount at a time. I haven’t found it particularly usable as it doesn’t absorb into my skin easily and I couldn’t put make-up on after using it for fear it would slide straight off my face! Does it combat shine? Not on my face unfortunately, however anything with SPF is going to be a little heavier than normal so I think this would work best for someone with combination skin!


Peppermint Soothing Foot Scrub

Next in my basket was the Peppermint Soothing Foot Scrub. I’ll be honest, this was an impulse purchase. I really don’t need another food scrub, but I love the Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion so much it would have been an insult to walk past it. This stuff is incredible! Not only does it smell amazing, it makes your feet tingle when you use it and afterwards I truly felt like I had new feet! I can’t rate this scrub enough! 


Mango & Chocomania Beautifying Oils

I’m so in love with these oils! I received the Mango Oil as a gift a few months ago and finally got around to buying the Chocomania Oil the other day. Both are incredible! I mainly use them after a bath or shower in the evening or when I have shaved my legs. I find they put back in so much moisture and help repair the skin. And as an added bonus – they smell insane! The versatility of this oil is the biggest selling point, you can use it in your hair, as a massage oil or as a moisturiser. All round winner.


Strawberry Eau De Toilette & Strawberry Body Mist

Aka, little gems! I already have the Coconut and Vanilla Body Mists (how could I not right?). So I thought I would try and add to my collection and purchase something light and fruity for the summer. Both the Strawberry Perfume and Body Mist are exactly as you would expect them to be, they smell of heavenly (if a little sweet) strawberry and complement each other really well. The only negative I have found is their staying power as I feel they wear off throughout the day. However they are the perfect size to pop in your handbag so all is not lost and I think for the price, you can’t go wrong! There is a flavour for everyone! 

Body Mist - £7.50
Eau De Toilette - £8.50

Love Etc… Sun Kiss Eau De Toilette

To be honest, if this hadn’t have been on sale I probably wouldn’t have bothered getting it but I always compliment a girl I work with on her perfume and when she said it was Love Etc.. it sparked my curiosity. It has a lovely fresh and summery scent and unlike the flavoured perfume and body mist, the smell lasted a lot longer! Slightly floral, slightly fruity, really playful – I love it! 

Was - £16 Now - £8.00
Have you bought anything from The Body Shop I should try?

Erin xx


  1. Ooh lovely purchases! The foot scrub sounds so soothing and lovely <3

    Jennie xo |

    1. Thank you! I was blow away by the foot scrub, it's so understated but is a really good product! :)


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    1. Me too! Such wonderful products! It's so hard to convince myself that I don't need everything in there! xx


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