Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Body Shop Autumn Haul!

I have always had a soft spot for The Body Shop. It was there, way back in 1995, where I bought my first-ever face wash and lip gloss. I was an eager 12 year old who finally had enough allowance money to indulge my burgeoning beauty obsession and The Body Shop is where I turned. My use of their products has fluctuated since that time, but I've been seriously drawn back over the past year or so. They've been releasing some new, unique, interesting products that really offer top-notch quality for totally reasonable prices. In short, they've been killing it lately! 

When The Body Shop had their Buy 3, Get 3 Free sale last month (a special that is luckily a regular installment), I stocked up on a variety of treasures. 


I was quick to snag a second tub of the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, which has gradually edged its way in as my makeup remover of choice. It's ultra effective and rich, but rinses clean and has never broken me out. It's truly a beautiful formula and is a mere fraction of my previous staple, Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil. I'll save money gladly when the budget option is as lovely as this! I'd also been incredibly tempted by the new Wild Argan Oil range, as the textures are luxurious and the scent is wonderfully nutty and warm. I picked up the Shower Gel from the line and am really liking it! 


I haven't delved into Body Shop makeup in quite some time, but I was happy to snag some of their newest offerings! The first was Colour Crush Lipstick in Drive Me Nuts, a unique deep brown with silvery shimmer. Actually quite a decent dupe for Viva Glam Rihanna 2! It offers opaque coverage and feels super comfy on the lips. A 90s-inspired shade that really has me swooning! I also opted for the Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream in shade 01, which is designed to offer sheer, perfecting coverage for those with blemish-prone skin. I plan to write a full review but, in short, the application can be a bit finicky, but persistence leads to wonderfully glowy skin! Plus, it really wears all day. 


Finally, I snagged three of their new Colour Crush Eye Shadows, about which I'd heard nothing but raves. I decided to begin my foray (yes, I'm sure I'll be buying more) with some lovely neutrals. I chose Oh, Honey, a beautiful warm ivory highlight shade, Bronze Bliss, a warm orange copper, and Brownie and Clyde, a deeper cool shimmery brown. They work so wonderfully together and are amazingly pigmented and blendable! 



And some swatches of my makeup goodies:

The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in Drive Me Nuts

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream 01

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadows in (L-R)  Brownie and Clyde, Bronze Bliss, and Oh, Honey

I'm so happy to have resumed by love affair with The Body Shop, as it was there that my beauty obsession first blossomed! I'm super pleased with everything I picked up this time around and have already been putting them to good use. In my next post, I'll featuring the shadows and lipsticks in a new Autumn-inspired Look of the Day!

Thanks for dropping by and, for all my Canadian readers, hope you're having an amazing Thanksgiving weekend! xo

32 comments:

  1. I seriously need to check out some more of the Body Shop's things, especially since they had a price drop over here. The tea tree BB cream sounds amazing! And the three shadows you picked up look so pretty!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Thanks, Tasha! They have so many beautiful new products- so worth checking out :)

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  2. What a great sale! I would like to try the cleansing butter and I haven't used any of their makeup, the shadows look sooo pretty.
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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    1. Thanks, Kat! The cleansing butter is so worth it :)

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  3. ooh love the golds ...awesome post
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  4. I'm starting to like Body Shop lately. I recently picked up the Tea Tree Cool and Creamy Wash, leaving my face with a minty feeling! Planning on trying out the whole tea tree line :) I love that Brownie and Clyde shade! :)

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    1. Ooh, I've really been wanting to try that cleanser! And Brownie & Clyde is such a great brown :)

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  5. Great picks! I'd love to try more from The Body Shop in terms of makeup x

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    1. You should! They have some great options these days :)

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  6. oh that lipstick shade is gorgeous!

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  7. Body Shop products are the best. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

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    1. I love them! Thanks for stopping by, Vanessa :)

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  8. I look forward to seeing you review the BB cream! On my last trip to the Body Shop I bought the Tea Tree Night Cream and was almost pulled in by the BB cream too! :)

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    1. I'm definitely curious to try more from the Tea Tree line. Hoping to have the BB Cream review up soon! :)

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  9. You picked such great fall colours! I haven't been to TBS for a long time for makeup - I might have to correct that!

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    1. Thanks! You really should- they have some amazing colour out right now ;)

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  10. Great post, I'm overdue a haul in The Body Shop!

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  11. love that shop! great haul sweety!
    happy new week!
    <3

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    1. Thanks! Happy week to you too :)

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  12. Those neutral eyeshadows are divine! You made me want to got to the nearest TBS. Hahaha! :)



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  13. The color crush eyeshadows look awesome! Thanks for the reminder about The Body Shop!
    Anne| Anne and Spencer

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    1. They're really great! Thanks for stopping by, Anne :)

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  14. Ah I love the cleansing butter! I'm currently using it too :) Really intrigued by the bb cream too, love that its tea tree!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. Ooh, glad you're liking the cleanser too! The BB cream is really nice- a bit finicky to apply, but has the prettiest finish :)

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  15. DANG, I wonder how "Drive Me Nuts" compares with the Viva Glam Rihanna! (And which do you prefer more? ;)) And I seriously still need to try the cleansing butter; it's been on my to-try list for months, but I just get so lazy with oil cleansing!

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    1. They're pretty close- but Rihanna has some plummy undertones that makes it a bit more unique and wearable :) You should definitely try the cleansing butter!

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  16. Ohh that cleansing butter sounds like something I'd enjoy.

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    1. It's awesome! You should definitely give it a try :)

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