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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Recent Body Shop Loves

photo of Body Shop Honeymani Eau de Toilette, Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream, Body Shop coconut lip butter

Why I love the Body Shop

So in case you're not already aware, I am a huge fan of the Body Shop, growing up with it as a child and being introduced to the shop by my mum. I used to love wandering in with her on a Saturday to the beautiful smells and of course those little bath pearls I'd get as a treat- what ever happened to those!?

Opening it's first store in Brighton in 1976, the brand has grown immensely and now has stores in countries all over the world. I love this brand because to me they create good honest products and at a fairly reasonable price, but not only that, they create amazing projects such as launching the Big Issue paper in 1991, producing community fair trade products and launching hugely successful campaigns such as the Against Animal Testing Campaign which led to the banning of testing any cosmetic products or ingredients on animals in the UK in 1998. This brand fight for great causes. Not only have they earnt my respect, they've certainly got my attention over the years.

Dame Anita Roddick has made such a fantastic business that creates great products and great customer service too. Whenever I've been into a store or held a Body Shop party, the level of customer care is exemplary. You're always welcomed and given genuine advice on what products are best for you and why. From the ingredients to the science and even the luscious smells- the staff I've encountered have been fantastic and make the whole shopping experience personal.

Now lets get onto my current favourites!

photo of Body Shop Honeymani Eau de Toilette, Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream, Body Shop coconut lip butter

Current Favourites

On my most recent visit to the Body Shop, I picked up my staple essentials, the seaweed facial range (see this post for more info on that range) and because I'd spent over a certain amount and have a loyalty card I got free goodies, yay! All of my current favourites are actually the free goodies and things I probably wouldn't have even picked up which I'm rather impressed by.

The absinthe purifying hand cream has extracts of absinthe in (funnily enough) and is a rich thick consistency. Similar to the hemp hand cream which is a firm favourite of mine, it's nourishing and leaves your hands feeling silky soft. The scent is quite strong but fresh and a bit nicer than the hemp formula. Yes the texture can be a tad oily but you seriously don't need a lot of this product and it'll last you ages. Perfect for those up coming winter months. Say goodbye to chapped cracked hands!

Now onto Honeymania... I love this scent! It's longevity is pretty good for a Body Shop eau de toilette as some of the other scents wear off pretty quickly. It's fresh but also rich and a comforting and has floral notes with that lovely honey smell coming afterwards. I'm getting a bit better at describing perfumes right? Right? It's also the perfect size for travelling or to pop in your hand bag on the go for a spritz of freshness.

Finally we have this little pot of joy- the coconut lip butter. Like all scents from the Body Shop this smells good enough to eat. I must admit I was a bit dubious of using a lip butter as in the past I've had real dry lips which ended up from over using lip products. It's a long story but that's why I was dubious, however Body Shop use natural products and on days where my lips have been a bit dry, cracked etc this lip butter has gently soothed them back to health. The consistency is rich and silky and has impressive staying power. Again a little bit goes a long way and this has quickly become a firm favourite in my make-up bag.

photo of Body Shop Honeymani Eau de Toilette, Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream, Body Shop coconut lip butter

I am so glad got these freebies. Again another sign of how great the Body Shop is. I'd definitely recommend trying something new. You never know, you could be very pleasantly surprised!

What are your favourite Body Shop Products?



  1. I get really dry hands in the winter so I think I might need to check out that absinthe hand cream! Also, I didn't know The Body Shop had existed for SO long, how interesting!

    Tania |

    1. They do the best hand creams, I swear by them! Glad you liked the post ^_^ xx

  2. I love The Body Shop too, as you probably know from our twitter conversations :D
    Really enjoyed reading through the history :)

    Style Sunrise☀



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