So this weekend I went shopping with my mum and decided to pop into The Body Shop with the intention of trying out the Seaweed Ionic Face Mask in the hopes it would help control my combination/oily skin. Only when I got there and smelt it – it was vile. I knew it would smell sort of like the ocean being a seaweed face mask and all, but it really turned my nose. So instead I got this little set of miniatures from the seaweed range so that I can try out a sort of routine and decide if I liked any of it enough to buy full size. To go with this I also saw they did samples of the mask I’d originally wanted to try, and so I picked up one of those too. I think this is a great way to try before you commit to the full size and I wish more places do this.
The set contains; the Deep Cleansing Facial Wash, the Clarifying Toner, the Clarifying Night Treatment, and the Mattifying Day Cream, and comes in a cute little mesh wash bag which will be perfect for traveling! The seaweed set cost me £11, and the mask sample £2.
I’ve always wanted to try out a Body Shop body butter but was never sure about spending £13 on one if I wasn’t sure I’d like it (though I wasn’t sure why I thought this since I’ve payed the same, if not more, in the past for LUSH body lotions). This is in the fragrance Cranberry Frost – I have the same fragrance in the room/linen spray – which I assume is a christmas fragrance(?) and because I love it so much I just had to get it. Thankfully this one was also in the sale for only £6!
At first it was actually my mum who was trying out the different hand creams, and I directed her to what I knew was one of the Body Shops newer ranges, Wild Argan Oil, because I assumed it would probably be more nourishing. Long story short she picked up the Argan Oil hand cream and I got myself the Coconut version – I just adore coconut scents and couldn’t pass it up, and at £3.50 you can’t really say no!
Because I also signed up for the Body Shop’s Love Your Body loyalty card I was also given this warming face mask free (worth £10) and a sample of the new, yet to be released, poppy body butter.
If you don’t know about The Body Shop’s loyalty card I’d definitely recommend checking it out – you pay £5 to sign up for the year, and you get 10% off your purchases and a little card that gets stamped with each purchase. When you get four stamps you get to choose a free gift worth £5, and on your 8th stamp it’s a free gift worth £10 – plus you get a free gift worth £5 in your birthday month! Also, you’ll be invited to members events and have special discounts, offers etc. Just in this purchase alone I already made back the money I spent on the membership and will definitely be shopping there in the future – there’s so much I want to try!
This was actually the first purchase I’ve made myself at The Body Shop – I’ve been gifted products before but never actually bought anything myself. But i’ll definitely be back, and I’ll post reviews of anything you’d like to see that I purchased.
Do leave below suggestions on what I must try out next from The Body Shop! Face, body, or makeup!