Thursday, 20 March 2014

Body Shop Haul!

Hi, everyone! I started my love affair with The Body Shop quite early. At the age of 11, it single-handedly initiated my foray into skin care and makeup. My first-ever lip gloss was a deep berry number from their Colourings cosmetics line (anyone else old enough to remember that?) and their catalogue was the first to inform me of my "combination" skin type (better pick up a Pineapple Face Wash, pronto!). 

Nostalgic interlude aside, The Body Shop has been a brand that I've used off and on over the years, but one that had been much ignored in my collection of late. A shame! Over the past several months, I've heard numerous raves about some of their new offerings and my passion was re-ignited. So when they had a Buy 2, Get 1 Free special over the weekend, I was happy to oblige!

Here's what I picked up:







Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in Fair Matte
I've heard so many bloggers rave about this one, both for its unique, mesmerizing design and incredibly natural, wearable colour. Being both a fair-faced gal and a lover of honey, I was eager to check it out! Fair Matte is the second lightest shade offering and is a lovely golden brown tone. And the packaging truly is lovely! I was lacking a matte bronzer in my stash and this one has filled that gap nicely!

Spring Bronze Shimmer Cubes Palette #30
Shimmer Cubes have been a Body Shop makeup staple for ages, but it was Ruth at A Model Recommends that finally convinced me I needed to try one. She deemed this new Spring palette "the cube of great frustration and eventual delight" and created a stunning warm, sultry look with its 4 shimmery hues (check it out, here). I was hooked! The palette consists of a deep neutral brown, a warm gold, a yellowed ivory, and- the star of the show- an orange copper. Perfect shades to transition from Spring to Summer!

Aloe Calming Toner
I had actually not heard much about this product, but I was in need of a new toner and this seemed like a perfect option! Aloe-packed alcohol-free toners tend to agree best with my skin, so I have high hopes for this one. Designed for sensitive skin, this is supposed to soothe and calm the complexion while moisturizing and purifying. Looking forward to giving it a go!


Last weekend was my first proper Body Shop visit in ages and it was such a pleasure! They have so many lovely new products in-store as well as some nostalgia-swelling classics (Banana Shampoo, anyone?) that will keep me coming back. Look out for reviews of my new goodies soon!


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Thanks for reading! xo

28 comments:

  1. I haven't bought anything from The Body Shop for some time so need to go have a nose soon. Great picks! x

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  2. Hey Jennifer, that bronzer looks really promising! I like it when companies give people lighter options. Not everyone uses bronzers to darken their skin tone. I personally only want a bit of a warmth and I appreciate lighter bronzers!

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  3. That bronzing powder is so pretty looking!

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  4. I love the body shop, and I really want to try the Honey Bronzer!<3
    lameyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I really, really wanna try the bronzer! I've heard SO MANY good things about it so it's only logical to try it out myself. Great haul :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  6. These products look so nice! I've never tried anything from the Body Shop before, but I always hear such nice things about the brand. :)

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  7. how lovely!
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  8. I need that toner in my life

    www.Islandchic77.com

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  9. This is sooo cool!
    New outfit post on my blog, let me know what you think, I'll be happy to read your opinion!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  10. i was actually going to ask you if you wanted to go halfsies for that sale! i didn't quite need 6 things... next time!

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    1. Ah, I was thinking the same thing! And yet clearly couldn't hold off on buying stuff before consulting ;) Next time for sure!

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  11. Love this!! Oooh, shimmer cubes!

    ox from NYC!
    erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  12. I still haven't tried anything from the Body Shop! Once I became interested in the brand, they got rid of the only local store in my area :(! I might have to order that bronzer because I'm tired of not owning it haha! The overwhelming amount of positive reviews are making me want it more and more!

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  13. stunning


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  14. Nice products :)
    Kiss*
    www.flordemaracuja.pt

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  15. I've been wanting to try the honey bronzer for a while! It looks absolutely lovely. :-)

    Laura
    www.lauraneuzeth.com

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  16. Really wanna try the Aloe range from the Body Shop - let us know how you like it!

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  17. wonderful haul, i want them, too! :)
    happy weekend sweety!

    <3
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  18. I have been intrigue by the cubes for a while now! I must have at look in store : )

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  19. great haul **envy**. I've been hearing a lot of good reviews about that honey bronzing powder. Happy weekend!


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  20. The honey bronzer look interesting! It's so pretty.

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  21. Looks like some great products. The Body Shop is really great.

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  22. ...banana shampoo? As a person who dislikes bananas....but still? Such a weird combination???
    Ahhh! Love the stuff you got though! I still need to jump on this Honey Bronzer wagon!

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  23. I feel like I absolutely need that honey bronzer in my life! I love the body shop shimmer cubes. I had one a few years back and I remember using nothing else for months!

    xo Ashley

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  24. I've never bought anything from the body shop but maybe now i will!

    xx opinionslave.com

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  25. I think a lot of people really got into The Body Shop in their teens! I know I did!

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