Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Delivery / The Body Shop

A couple of weeks ago, I placed an order on The Body Shop website.
I don't shop in their stores regularly, I'm not sure why but I just don't find it particularly exciting. To be fair, I have never given the brand a chance (only bought some make up in my teenage years)... but recently, I noticed that they always have some type of offer on so I decided to give it another go.

Coconut and Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub
The body scrubs, I love!
The lemon one is my favourite so far but I decided to try some of the others, this time; coconut is a no brainer for me - if there's an option for coconut, that's what I go for. :)
Pink Grapefruit is a recent obsession, instead; I have never ever ever eaten or drunk grapefruit juices before in my life... but in the last few weeks I've been having freshly squeezed juice 4/5 times a week.
Consistency-wise, the coconut one is grittier and creamier, whilst the pink grapefruit is very fresh and perfect for summer.

SpaFit Toning Concentrate
Now I remember why I don't shop in The Body Shop - they can't do good body treatment products.
This was a total disappointment! The bottle is small: I used it twice a day and it lasted barely a week.
The pump is not user-friendly at all and the product itself is sooo greasy.
It looks like a yellow gel but it's actually oily and it takes forever to get dressed afterwards.
I also didn't notice any improvment on the texture of my skin.

Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist
Another fixation of mine - Cherry Blossom! :)
It smells lovely, fresh and fruit but not too sweet; the bottle is really pretty, too.
I've been carrying it in my gym bag so, personally, I would have preferred a plastic bottle but the glass bottle is perfect for a present, for example.

Apricot & Basil 100% Biodegradable Shower Gel
I got this for free - I think for placing an order of 5 pounds... Good deal!
Smells so nice: the apricot hits you first but then the basil emerges delicately - lovely combo!
Only criticism is that it's quite thin as a shower gel (nearly liquid) so you tend to use more than a normal one... but hey, it was for free!! ;)

Rainforest Moisture Shampoo
This shampoo was also for free because I bought their Rewards Card.
Well, where do I start? The fact that you need to pay 5quid for a loyalty card is absurd plus it lasts 12 months.
The card took 3 weeks to arrive (from Serbia??!) and upon arrival I realised that I actually didn't get any points for my online shopping.
I thought it was a normal pounds/points covertion but it works with stamps and you can only get them when shopping in store. Pretty pi**ed about it... I know, I know It's all in the T&Cs but I just think it's a poor reward system - that's all.
So, what's your favourite The Body Shop product??
x

24 comments:

  1. Oh god I love their body butters - my fav is the mango one by far!

    xx

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    1. yummy... need to try the mango next :) xx

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  2. Sounds like the fragrance mist is something I could like, too ;)
    xx
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    1. It's lovely... you should check it out :) xx

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  3. You got some lovely stuff! I love the scrubs, not a big fan of the lemon one though! Smells like lemon curd which makes me want to gag :L

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    1. hehe I know what you mean... smelled a bit like fairy liquid at the beginning but I got used to it ;)

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  4. I got the Body Shop reward card once, and then the only time I wanted to get something they didn't have it in store so I ordered it on line and didn't get my stamp. Bah. Some of this stuff looks lovely, I've never actually tried their scrubs! x

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    1. I know, I'm worried its gonna happen the same for me... I do recommend the scrubs, tho... they are lovely! x

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  5. I love the body shop body butters and the strawberry shower gel is deliciousss!

    That fragrance mist looks quite interesting! :)

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    1. Nice - need to try some body butters too :)

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  6. All those products look amazing! You can really pamper yourself after this package! :)

    X

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    1. hehe, absolutely... it was a good session ;) x

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  7. I love the fragrance mist mine is finished and i drink lot of grapefruit juice as it helps in reducing weight lol...

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    1. hehe, read about the weightloss too... here is hoping! ;)

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  8. I love the pink grapefruit body spray - delicious on a hot day x

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    1. absolutely... very refreshing! x

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  9. Fab purchases! I like their moringa body butter xx

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    1. ummm, that sounds very nice indeed... I need to check it out in store... thanks for the suggestion. xx

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  10. I love the Body Shop products (I've never had any duds, yet!) but I know exactly what you mean about not finding the store shopping experience that exciting. I went to a fundraiser a wee while ago and it was a Body Shop party and basically some of the proceeds from the sales went to the charity so I felt I had to spend but I was so impressed with the skincare and body butters/exfoliators, but I haven't really ever bought make up from them as I just like the experience of going to the counter and having someone talk me through new products and put the stuff on my face so I can see it before I buy etc.

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    1. i haven't tried any skincare yet... any recommendation? I think I'll start with some cleanser or toner...

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  11. I have recently given the Body Shop another go. I feel like they have released alot of new products lately that look great.
    I am a fan of their body butters they always smell amazing and make my skin feel so soft. I picked up their Body Mist in Coconut & its so nice and fresh. I think I will pop back & smell the others too.
    You picked up some great bits. Looking forward to seeing your reviews.

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    1. yeah, I agree... they have improved in recent years... I love coconut, I need to try that mist too!! x

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