Sunday, 20 July 2014

Mini Body Shop Haul

It's been a very long time since i purchased anything from The Body Shop. My very first experience of that shop was back when i was about 12 and i went in with my sister and all i can remember were the smells that hit me as soon as i walked in the door. The only thing i bought from there was a body spray in what i believe was vanilla musk. I've haven't bought anything since that day until i was window shopping on the internet and came across a voucher code for 20% off so against my better judgement ( and knowing i have bills that need paying ), i made a little purchase..or four.

So what did i get i hear you ask? Well....

First up is the Satsuma shower gel. I have always loved the smell of oranges and enjoy anything orange flavoured, yet i can't eat oranges themselves. I'm well aware of how weird i am thankyou. This smells beautiful and a friend of mine said that when you shower with it, the smell stays with you unlike most shower gels where the smell dissapears after it's rinsed off. With four people in our house, if i left it out it would get used up within a few days so i'm hiding it from prying eyes.

Next up is another shower gel only this one is Early Harvest Raspberry. Alot of raspberry scented items can be very chemically in smell and don't really come to close to the genuine article but this definitely hits the mark. 

Here we have the Satsuma Body Mist which was actually recommended to me by a friend of mine. Body mists generally disappoint me because after a couple of spritzes, the smell lingers for a short time but then completely vanishes and you find yourself reapplying it all the time and then before you know it, you've used half a bottle. However, words can't even describe this one. The smell alone is absolutely incredible and is so citrusy and it really has the orange zing to it. To top it off, the smell stays for a long time on the skin and if you get it on your clothes, it stays even longer. I'm so so so happy that i bought this, it's amazing.

Finally we come to the Raspberry body scrub. After using up the last of my Soap & Glory Flakeaway, i was on the lookout for a new scrub to see if any could rival it so i picked up this one on the pretence that it may become a new favourite. Well, it is and it isn't. As you can see from the picture, it looks like a pot of raspberry jam and it smells like it too which is if i'm honest, a bit overpowering. Don't get me wrong, i love jam, but i don't want to shower in it. With that in mind, i have to say that the consistency of it is really good. It has a good scrub feel to it with the added seeds and it does a great job of exfoliating my skin. It has pro's and con's and if i'm honest i won't be buying it again and sticking to my trusty Soap & Glory.

You can buy all of these items on the Body Shop website HERE


  1. I really want to try one of the body mists I've heard so many good things about them x


    1. If you were to get one, i can't recommend the satsuma one enough, it smells incredible. Then again they all smell pretty good. Well worth buying one chick. Let me know if you do and which one you get :) xx

  2. It scares me how alike we are. I went into body shop a couple of days ago and bought my first products since the age of about 16 (which was also a vanilla body spray!)

    1. Lucy, i believe that fate brought us together my friend. What we have in common is an ever growing list...either that or you're some kind of wizard. Either way, i'm glad we're mates. High 5 xx


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