Sunday, 6 May 2012

[Body Shop] Favourites of the Day (#2): May 6th

So I know I've already done a post on some of my Body Shop Favourites (Here!) but I'm a sucker for their sales (which, unfortunately for my wallet, seem to be constant/never ending....) and so here's another haul of some of my favourites :)

So somehow they were having an amazing sale, and combined with my BodyShop Membership card, I ended up getting $156 worth of products for $56! How I managed to save $100 I'm not entirely sure..... sale-savy I suppose?

The whole lot - Pressed Powder, Vitamin C Skin Boost x2, Watermelon Shower Gel, Banana Shampoo, Body Shop Membership Card, Sandalwood and Ginger Home Fragrance Oil, Wise Woman Eye Cream



1. Pressed Face Powder:
This is just a basic translucent face-powder. I use it for setting my makeup/to get rid of shine. I think it's slightly better than most drugstore brands in it's consistency/how it applies - but otherwise pretty basic. It retails for $18.50 - I wouldn't pay full price - but since they are always having some sort of sale, if you can get it on sale I would snatch this up! Consider that Covergirl powder at the drugstore is usually $10-$15 anyways - and this has a slightly better consistency. 

2. Sandalwood and Ginger Home Fragrance Oil:
I am obsessed with Oil Burners. I always have one on in my room and it just makes the entire place smell amazing! This one is a kind of spicy/woody scent. It has cinnamon, almond, sandalwood, and ginger.  It makes an entire apartment feel warm/cozy. This is a 10ml bottle - and using it everyday, these usually last me at least a couple of months! You can get these for $7.50 - but considering there is always a sale, likely less! Well worth it! They have about 15 different scents you can choose from, so there really is something for everyone. You do need an oil burner to use these though (those contraptions with the candle at the bottom and a place to drop the oil on the top). They actually sell them at the Body Shop too, but I'm sure you can find them at almost any home-store. You will become addicted to burning them though... be forewarned!

3. Lip Liner:
I love lip-liner - I'm not a huge lipstick/lipgloss kind of girl - so a lip liner and a stain is perfect for me. This is just a basic liner - no better and no worse than a typical drugstore brand (revlon, covergirl, marcelle, etc). Though it's about the same price as a drugstore brand ($11) so if you want to pick it up on sale, or get it in one of those "buy 2 get 1 free promotions" where you are looking for an item to throw in free, I suggest picking this up!

4. Vitamin C Skin Boost:
Soooooooo this is probably one of my FAVOURITE PRODUCTS EVER. It is actually amazing. It goes on extremely matte and is probably the softest/smoothest product I have ever used. It can be worn on it's own to give your face a subtly glow, or it can be worn under makeup as a primer. I do both. I bought two of these because I'm that obsessed. They are a little pricey, at $26 each for 30ml,  but if you can somehow score a sale where you get $100 off...then definitely pick one of these up!!! At the very least, try one out on your skin at the store! You will fall in love.....



5. Watermelon Eucalyptus Shower Gel for Earth Lovers:
This literally smells like a freshly cut watermelon. It's a little too sweet for me, but they threw it in for free as part of a promotion for the sale so I wasn't going to say no! They have about 10 different scents - so I should have picked a different one! I really like that it's environmentally friendly (sulphate, paraben, colourant free, and 100% biodegradable) - always a good thing when it's a product that will be going down the drain and making its way into our environment! It also has Aloe in it, which makes your skin super soft. You can get them for $10 - but likely less since there's always a sale!

6. Banana Shampoo:
This is one of the body shop originals that they've brought back by popular demand - and rightly so! This is super banana-y smelling - it sorrrrt of smells like banana medicine/banana runts candies but in a good way (if that makes sense). It's $5.99 even when it's not on sale - so totally affordable. It doesn't leave my hair as soft as the Free Your Mane Sulphate Free Shampoo I've fallen in love with (from my April Glymm Box - See Post Here) but it works as well as other shampoos I've been using (Redken, John Frieda, etc), so it's worth a try-out at least!


 7. Wise Woman Eye Cream:
Okay, I'm in my early 20s, hardly a "wise woman" with "mature skin" BUT - this is probably one of my favourite eye creams of all time! It actually works wonderfully - which I don't find with most products. It gets rid of any of my puffiness/under eye darkness if I've been studying too hard or staying out too late. It supposedly has cotton fibers which fill in lines, but since I don't really have lines yet, I haven't noticed much in that regard - but hopefully it's preventative as well? :) It contains soy and rice peptides, which are supposed to work to combat under eye circles - which I definitely notice a difference with! It also has Witch Hazel to combat puffiness - which I also notice a difference with! It also has marula oil, olive oil, and aloe vera - all for super smooth/softness! I. am. in. love. with. this. It's a little pricey at $24 for 15ml - but go get this during one of the Body Shops big sales!!! 



8. Love Your Body Membership:
Finally, my membership was up so I got it renewed. Membership cards/renewals are $10 each but worth every penny! I got both my card and my renewal free essentially because every purchase with a card gives you 10% off, so if your products are over $100, that's $10 off right there. You also get a point for every purchase over $20, and 2 points for every purchase over $50. When you get 4 points you get $15 to spend for free and when you get 8 points you get $25 to spend for free, and a free renewal. You also get a free 10$ to spend during the month of your birthday.  So all in all - definitely worth the $10 to get this, especially if your a body shop addict like myself!!



16 comments:

  1. Finally someone that loves that Body Shop as much as I do :) I love everything you got especially the vitamin C serum and the banada shampoo.. both products I own and love :)

    xo

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    1. Haha I'm glad I've found another addict :P
      And the Vitamin C line is one of my favourites!

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  2. I will check out the vitamin C skin boost! I love their banana shampoo :)

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    1. I swear if you use the tester in the store on a patch of skin you won't be able to not buy it :P

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  3. Oooo...you got some great things! I need to get myself down to The Body Shop...I haven't been in there for awhile now! Luv their products! :D

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    1. Haha I feel bad for persuading people to shop - but you should definitely check out some of their skincare products!

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  4. I loveee the body shop products!

    Also, I just announced my giveaway to win a beautiful necklace, enter to win HERE!

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and posted this - as soon as I saw that wolf/tat post I knew I was going to fall in love with your blog - following now!

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  5. Love TBS, amazing products!

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  6. Fantastic products!!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  7. Ah, i really want that banana shampoo!!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  8. I'm actually in search for some face powder, and this looks like a good one!!

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  9. Wow! Great haul! You really saved alot lol! I definitely want to try the eye cream!! Gotta check it out!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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    1. It was definitely a surprise amazing find in their "wise woman mature skin" line, which I normally wouldn't shop from!

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  10. I was going to buy the vitamin c skin boost a while back but decided not to. Perhaps I will next time there's a sale :). How do you like the face powder? I have it and find it hard to apply with a brush and am afraid of a cakey look with the sponge.

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    1. I never use the sponge/pad - What kind of brush do you use? I have a really good set of brushes that I use that pick it up/apply it well. I don't know what kind of brush you're using, but I've heard that natural brushes pick up powders much better than synthetic ones (whereas synthetic ones are good for foundations/creams)

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