Not really a haul sort of person, but we recently went to our favourite place shopping, which is Bracknell. It’s right on our door step, 20 minutes drive away and they’ve done it up so it’s really trendy, has pretty much every shop and it’s just so nice. Anyway, they’ve opened up a big body shop so we thought we would have a look, can I just say, I think The Body Shop is really underrated.. places like Lush get a lot of social media attention but in my eyes, The Body Shop is definitly better. Granted, it’s quite pricy and extremely easy to rack up a huge bill, but if you have a birthday coming up or Christmas, then this is your place for present ideas or stocking fillers! (Tazmyn and I have pretty much already mentally formed our Christmas lists!) 🤦🏻♀️😭
So a few of the items I purchased, which are probably not things on your every day shopping list but you may like the sound of..
Almond Milk Body Yoghurt – £8.50
So this is an alternative to the regular body butters that The Body Shop are famous for, where body butter takes a while to absorb into the skin, the yoghurt easily absorbs due to its new lightweight, fast-absorbing gel-cream formula. It’s also 100% vegan. It claims to give you 48 hours worth of moisture, when applying it to my skin personally it does make it feel a lot more hydrated and gives it a smoother feel compared to your products like body butter which are generally thicker in texture to the yoghurt. It also comes in a variety of different scents, I chose the almond milk one because almond milk is one of my favourite anyway and if you’re familiar with the Laura Mercia range you’ll agree that this body shop product is very similar to the almond soufflé cream by Laura Mercier which is priced at £45 a tub, so you’ve got yourself a bargain here! If you did fancy another scent though, the body shop also have: Banana, Mango, Moringa, British Rose, and Strawberry in this range. I love this product, it’s probably my favourite thing I’ve ever brought from The Body Shop so I’ll definitely be stocking up again!
Coco Calming Face Mist – £6.00
Okay so these are very instagram famous at the moment, I’ve seen them everywhere and really wanted to try one for myself, what I didn’t know though until I visited the store that each cooling mist has a different purpose. I chose the coco calming face mist, simply because of the scent which is coconut water and I love anything coconut. This product is again 100% vegan, it’s also enriched with aloe vera which I’m a huge fan of, and while is suitable for all skin types, this particular product aims to soothe dry, sensitive skin when you need instant relief. It’s also make up friendly and actually the sales assistant in store who was helping me choose what to buy sprayed this mist onto my face and even though I had a full face of make up on, it didn’t smudge or affect my make up what’s so ever, so a huge bonus if you’re wanting to use this mist when you’re out and about. For me though I think I’m more likely to use it as part of my skincare routine at the end of the day. Other mists in the collection include: Strawberry soothing face mist, Mandarin energising face mist, Mint mattifying face mist, and Rose dewy glow face mist.
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Face Mask – £11.00
This product is mainly for Tazmyn rather than myself, as we both have different skin types, hers being normal to somewhat oily, and mine being dry and sensitive, Tea Tree is known to dry out the skin but also be a great ingredient to help clear impurities and acne scaring. Tazmyn is a huge fan of anything tea tree and is particularly a fan of clay face masks so this is right up her street. The product is again 100% vegan, and claims to soothe and calm the skin whilst absorbing excess oil. Tazmyn actually used this product last night, and afterwards said her skin felt amazing. She has the most amazing skin, it’s so soft at all times and she swears by tea tree so there you go!
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash – £6.50
So this item was part of a 3 for 2 deal at the body shop, Tazmyn chose 3 tea tree products, this being one of them. I feel like £6.50 is quite reasonably priced for this 250ml bottle, it’s what it says on the bottle, a facial cleanser. Aims to cleanse blemished skin, remove impurities and excess oil, so again if you have an oily skin type then the tea tree range may be something to look at. Again, of course this is 100% vegan, suitable for blemished skin and like most tea tree products this leaves your skin feeling incredibly refreshed.
Skin Clearing Mattifiying Toner – £6.50
This product comes in both a 250ml bottle or a 400ml bottle as does the cleanser, again 100% vegan, suitable for oily skin, and claims to remove all make up and impurities. I think this toner in particular is really good as it works to mattify your skin leaving it feeling clean, refreshed and visibly clearer where as a lot of toners out there can leave your skin looking very shiny and if you have slightly oily skin like Tazmyn does, you most probably won’t want that.
What have you recently purchased from The Body Shop? Have you tried any of the products I’ve mentioned above? If so let me know how you’ve got one with them 🙂