The Body Shop Haul: First Impressions!

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I love The Body Shop, but as someone on a tight budget, I often have to wait for promotions to be able to buy the products that I love. So when my mum messaged me last week letting me know that they were having an online sale, I immediately filled up my basket and placed an order. As well as some items being in the sale, they had a 40% off everything promotion and I have £10 in vouchers from my Love Your Body card, which meant I was able to purchase £74.50 worth of products for only £34.10, saving a massive £40.40! I’m not sponsored by The Body Shop so all the opinions are my own, and everything pictured here was paid for with my own money.

Here’s what I bought!

Satsuma Body Butter 50ml – £3.00 (RRP £5.00)

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This is the first thing I ever bought from The Body Shop years ago, and when I think of The Body Shop brand, the product that comes to mind first is their body butter range.

The satsuma scent is the one that I associate with my mum (shout out to you, Jane!), and I used to steal hers constantly when I was younger.

It’s a really rich formula with a fresh, energising fragrance. The moisturisation of this product is intense and long-lasting, and I particularly like to use it on my legs after shaving to keep them smooth and soft.

‘Born Lippy’ Stick Lip Balm: Pomegranate – £1.80 (RRP £3.00)

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This lip balm has a really sweet, fruity smell that would be perfect for the summer. It has a subtle hint of red which is perfect for when you don’t want to wear lipstick, but you want your lips to have a touch of colour.

It feels very moisturising on my lips, and has left them feeling very soft with a lovely shine.

I don’t think it will be replacing my EOS lip spheres, but it’s the perfect size to keep in my pocket at work.

Satsuma Hand Cream 30ml – £2.40 (RRP £4.00)

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This hand cream has a more concentrated smell of satsuma than the body butter. It contains satsuma oil which gives it a really zesty, citrusy scent that I absolutely love.

It sinks into your skin really quickly, and leaves them feeling lovely and soft. It has a very light-weight, non-greasy formula which is perfect for a hand cream.

The 30ml tube is the perfect size to throw into your handbag for on the go. I’m never without hand cream, and I think this is going to become a firm favourite!

Papaya Shower Gel – £1.80 (RRP £4.00)

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I bought this because I was running out of shower gel, and this one was in the sale. It’s not a scent I think I’ve ever smelt while shopping in The Body Shop, so I thought I’d give it a go!

It has a really lovely, fruity smell, and genuinely does smell like papaya. It lathers really well and I think this bottle will last me quite a long time.

It’s a little too fruity for the winter, so I think I’m going to save it for the summer as I think it’ll be the perfect accompaniment to a cool shower!

Satsuma Home Fragrance Oil – £2.40 (RRP £4.00)
FullSizeRender (18).jpgThis is the last satsuma scented one I promise! This is a re-purchase for me, as it’s a scent that I think is perfect all-year round to fill your home with!

A few drops go a long way, and it isn’t long before the gorgeous, full-bodied scent fills my flat.

I love fragrance oils as an alternative to scented candles, and this bottle is going to last me a lot longer than a candle would!

Eyelash Curler – £3.00 (RRP £5.00)
FullSizeRender (1)FullSizeRender (2)Another re-purchase is this eyelash curler. It’s great for giving your eyelashes a lift before putting on your mascara, and I love that it comes with a replacement pad.

It also looks a lot nicer than a lot of the plastic curlers you get on the highstreet, and at £3.00 in the promotion, it was an absolute bargain. I probably should have replaced mine a month or so ago as the pad had worn down quite a lot, so I’m glad I was able to get this for a reduced price.

Coconut Oil Hair Shine – £3.30 (RRP £5.50)

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This is the product I was most excited to try. I’m a big fan of the Garnier Ultimate Blends ‘The Sleek Perfector Oil’ (you can read my review of it here) which contains pure coconut oil, so when I saw this I had to try it.

It’s a solid that turns to oil under the warmth of your fingers, so all you have to do it rub a little between your fingers and smooth onto your hair. It’s had really good reviews for giving shine and smoothing down frizz and flyaways.

The only thing I’m not keen on is the smell. I hate coconut, and being a natural product without other added fragrances, it has a very strong smell of coconut that is going to take a little bit of getting used to.

Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter – £4.80 (RRP £8.00)

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This is a product that I always buy when The Body Shop is having a sale or a promotion. It’s a conditioning mask that is perfect for hair like mine that struggles with being dry and a bit damaged.

It’s a really rich, thick formula, so you don’t need a huge amount to saturate your hair. It says to leave it on for at least five minutes, and I like to use it at the same time as a face mask so my hair get a good 10-15 minutes of the treatment before I rinse it off. It contains oils and honey that are really nourishing, and it has a light, fresh scent.

Pink Grapefruit Body Puree – £4.80 (RRP £8.00)

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Since my wonderful friend Meg introduced me to the Grapefruit Body Butter, this has been my favourite-smelling range in the whole Body Shop collection. I can’t get enough of this zesty, citrus smell that lasts all day long, and it brings back memories of my beautiful friend and picnics in the park at uni.

I love the pump on this bottle: it’s great for people like me who are often too lazy to moisturise.

The puree has a lighter texture than a body butter, so it’s perfect for the summer when you want something that’s going to be absorbed quickly but still feels super nourishing.

Africa Honey & Beeswax Hands & Foot Butter – £6.00 (RRP £10.00)

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First off, I love this packaging! Not only does it look really fancy on my dressing table, but the jar is also re-usable!

I get really dry hands and feet, and I’m constantly searching for something that’s going to give them a really thorough moisture boost. I’m really looking forward to seeing if this product can make a difference.

My first impression is that its a really thick butter, but it seems to absorb fairly quickly into my skin which is always a plus.

It doesn’t have a strong smell of anything really, which is actually what I prefer in a foot lotion.

Liquid Eyeliner in 01 Black – £5.40 (RRP £9.00)

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This is my all time favourite eyeliner, and whenever I can get it for a reduced price (because let’s face it, £9 isn’t cheap), I always try and get a couple.

I can’t speak highly enough of this product. As someone who does winged eyeliner every day, I was so happy when I discovered this a couple of years ago.

It’s smudge and crumble resistant, and it gives a bold, long-lasting colour. It lasts all day and night, and I never have to touch it up.

I love the fine-pointed applicator, and the fact that it’s contact lense friendly is a massive plus for me, because it means if I ever do accidentally get it in my eye and under my lense, it isn’t going to make me feel like my eyeball is on fire.

So that’s it! 12 products for less than half price, and I couldn’t be happier with them!

Thank you for reading, I hope I’ve given you some ideas about product you might like to buy from The Body Shop.

Jessica xXx

 

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