The Body Shop Products

26 May 2012

I don't reallyyy like the word 'haul' but that's basically what this post is. Long story short, I've been working at a friend of the family's estate agents since I finished my degree, and today I was running the office on my own. A crazy woman who is buying a house from us decided to start threatening me, and in the end the police were called and I shut up the shop a few hours early and ran away haha. I was feeling reallyyy stressed out and I've seen lots of posts about the Body Shop lately because they've had some 40% and 25% off offers, so I nipped in there to treat myself! I don't tend to buy from the Body Shop that often if I'm honest just because I do think they're overpriced, and also I love bubble bath/body lotions etc so people tend to buy it for me quite often as gifts, and I'm stocked up all year round! But I'd ran out of my body scrub and my tan had started to go a bit patchy so I originally intended to replace that and ended up coming out with a bag full.
Shea Body Scrub - £12.50
I absolutely love this scrub. I'd been using the mango one before this and it was amazing but I fancied something new and I just love the smell and texture of this! Other than with perfume I love trying out all different scents and mixing and matching.
Body Brush - £7
I have a couple of skin conditions - hidradenitis suppurativa and keratosis pilaris. I'm currently being referred to a specialist to look at surgical options for the first one, but I only have a very very mild form of the second. It just means I have small red bumps on the tops of my arms, which is quite common. Its so mild its not that noticable, especially when I've got fake tan on which hides the redness a lot, but I'm just really paranoid about it so I bought this to buff my skin with. I've used it on one of my arms today and I can see a massive difference already, the skin feels and looks so much smoother. I just really hope this won't be too harsh for my skin as I'm pleased with the effects so far.
Everyone knows that chocolate (+ diamonds) is a girls best friend, so I purchased this shower cream basically to cheer me up! I usually love fruity scents that remind me of holidays but this smells delicious and I thought it'd be really nice for a long bath, just not mixed with the other fruitier products that I bought today.
This is the product I'm probably most excited about, and it worked out I only paid £2.50 for it as it was on offer if you bought a body scrub too, which I didn't realise until I checked my receipt. It claims to be for hair, face and skin but I'll probably just use it on my arms and legs, as I've already got argan oil for my hair and I'm really careful about what I put on my hair and face. I usually can't stand the smell of coconut so I initially went for the mango scented version but it was really overpowering, and I ended up much preferring this! I can't wait to try it out and I'll probably end up reviewing it in a couple of weeks.
On my way out of the town centre I nipped in to Thorntons to get some sicilian lemon chocolate for my mum and I saw this at the till. I'm being swept up in jubilee fever at the minute and thought it was really cute!

Well thats all of my unnecessary purchases for today, I'm going to go and sit in the garden and finish reading the girl with the dragon tattoo (I know the rest of the world read it a year or two ago but I was a bit scared of reading it haha) and make the most of sun, so I'll leave you with some flowers! Also has anyone tried the beauty oils? What did you think of them?


  1. ahh, i love the body shop; their vitamin E cream is my holy grail skin care product! The Coconut oil sounds lush too! :)
    Lovely blog!xo

    1. I keep getting so tempted by their vitamin e range as I have heard wonderful things! X

  2. I thnk they're overpriced as well! I would rather spend my mony on a different overpriced item! :) following oyu now :)
    Girl Meets Beauty

    1. Yeah I know the feeling! It all smells lovely but just so expensive, the last time I actually purchased from there was this time last year!

      Thank you so much :) x

  3. oh body shop is the best ever!!!

    xoxo Dia!

  4. I just wish they'd lower their prices a tiny bit! X

  5. It looks like you got some great things! I love how you photographed them!
    And thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog! Would you like to follow each other?


    1. Thank you so much :) I'm following you already I think! Love your blog x


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