The Body Shop Haul


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Pink Grapefruit Body Mist, Vitamin E Moisture Cream, Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash

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Blueberry Shower Gel, Early Harvest Raspberry Shower Gel, Vineyard Peach Shower Gel

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Blueberry Body Butter

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 It’s been an surprisingly long time since my last Body Shop haul, and when I was looking at the website (looking= putting absolutely everything I’m remotely interested in owning into my basket, looking at the total, sighing, and closing the tab) I came across the new scents- Blueberry, Raspberry and Peach, which I think is a good enough reason to buy things. I went a little overboard with the Blueberry range because I already own the lip butter, so I know I like the scent, but I think I did quite well in just picking up the shower gels in Raspberry and Peach.

My first impressions are that the Blueberry range smells like Shloer, and that I will love the Body Butter and I cannot wait to use the Body Scrub, which looks exactly like jam. The Peach range smells slightly more apricot-esque to me, it’s still really sweet and fresh and I’m also tempted to say it’s my favourite of the three..? The Raspberry range smells more like Blackcurrant- very warm and comforting, more like an Autumn/ Winter scent, but still absolutely lovely.

The skincare is stuff that I’ve wanted to try for a while- I’ve heard great things about the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (and I seem to run out of makeup remover every other day, so cleansing oils are always worth having) and I’ve been meaning to try out more of The Body Shop’s Tea Tree range ever since I fell in love with the moisturiser, and I was also in need of a new face wash- hence buying the Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash.

I also picked up another Pink Grapefruit Body Mist (because seriously, at this point it doesn’t even seem to count as a Body Shop oder if I don’t buy something Pink Grapefruit scented), which I already know that I love, along with the Hemp Hand Protector which is one of my all time favourite hand creams. The Vitamin E Moisture Cream was then added to my basket as a free gift, which is awesome because I already use the Vitamin E Night Cream, so hopefully I like this one too!

Have you tried the new Body Shop scents?

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Superdrug Purchases


 

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It’s been a while since I last went crazy with Superdrug sales, so I thought it was about time I placed an order. Also, there are new Barry M Nail Polishes! You might have noticed I’m utterly obsessed with them, so of course I had to order all of these ‘Silk’ ones. And have you heard that there are three new Hi Shine Gellies being released in, like, two days?! I think we can expect to see a review of those on my blog very soon (hopefully). 

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Polish | Complete Collection

New Barry M Gelly High Shine Nail Polish | Summer

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Aren’t the beautiful? Swatches and review soon. 

Barry M Silk Nail Polishes– Truffle, Pearl, Blossom, Heather, Mist, Meadow, £3.99 (buy one get one half price).

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L’Oreal Eau de Teint Foundation– £9.99- Porcelain- I’ve heard really mixed reviews of this. When it was first released I was completely decided that I did not want it. I was wrong, and so far, I think I kind of like it. It’s way to dark (this is the lightest shade, of course) but I’m planning on buying Illamasqua Skin Base in White asap, so I’ll hopefully have a real opinion soon. 

L’Oreal True Match Foundation– £9.99- Natural Ivory- The shade range for this foundation is so confusing. This shade is the lightest neutral (as far as I can tell) and it is a tad too dark, but again, I’m working on it. I’ve heard a lot about this foundation recently, so I have pretty high hopes for it. I love it when a drugstore product gets randomly hyped up by everyone all at once. 

L’Oreal Lumi Magique Primer– £9.99- I’ve heard loads about this recently too! I am determined to fall in love with L’Oreal makeup. 

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer– £5.99- This has been released fairly recently, and I’m a little obsessed with primers at the moment (can you tell?). A lot of Rimmel is two-for-£9 at the moment, too.

Rimmel Scandeleyes Micro Liner– £5.49- Black– I love felt tip style eyeliners, and since I’ve just used up my lovely Maybelline Eyestudio Precise Liner, I thought I’d give this one a try. I really love the other Scandeleyes liners (there might be three of the black one in my makeup drawer at the moment, shhh) so I’m hoping this one will be good.

Bourjois Java Rice Powder– £9.99- I’ve been trying to decide whether or not to buy this for so long purely because I didn’t know exactly what it was. Turns out it’s a kind of brightening finishing powder (possibly more about that in a review or something soon) and I’ve only used it once, but so far, I think I really like it. It’s a re-release from 1879, too, which I think is really cool, something to do with Bourjois’ 150th birthday last year.

Bourjois Happy Light Primer- £10.99- Matte, Luminous– I’ve been so obsessed with the idea of the Happy Light range since it was released, but the foundations all looked really dark, so I’ve decided to try out the primers! I’ve barely looked at these two yet, so I don’t have much to say except that I am in love with the packaging (and all Bourjois packaging). 

Have you tried any of the things I’ve bought? And are you as exited as I am for the new Barry M Gelly nail polishes?!?

The Body Shop Haul


I’m so sorry for writing ‘haul’ in the title. I hate doing that, but I can’t think of a better word for it while keeping everything search-engine-friendly. Is ‘purchases’ too pretentious?

The Body Shop *currently 40% off everything when you use ‘14665’ at checkout!*

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Eau de Toilette in Honeymania, Pink Grapefruit and SheaShea Body Butter, Pink Grapefruit Showel Gel, Hemp Hand Protector, Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream, Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream.

This order literally only just arrived, but so far I’m really happy with everything. It all smells beautiful, as always, and I can already tell that I’m in love with the Hemp Hand Protector. I did another Lush & The Body Shop Haul very recently, so I’d love it if you had a look at that! Have you tried any of the things I’ve picked up recently, or is there anything you think I might like?

Lush & The Body Shop Haul


I’ve done a little bit of sale shopping recently, and every year I find that the most rewarding places to stock up at are Lush and The Body Shop. Lush almost never cut their prices so I love making the most of it when they do, and The Body Shop have a sale going on as well as their normal deals. It’s awesome.

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Lush

Prepare yourselves- I did a Lush order which included absolutely no bath bombs, bubble bars or soap! I’m actually really proud of myself for that because I’ve literally picked up all new things that I’ve never tried before.

Most of what I bought is skin care, actually, with a couple of little shower gels thrown in. I’ve never really been wowed by Lush shower gels and I’ve never even tried their skincare so I thought it was about time I gave them ago.

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Happy Hippy, Dirty, Rose Jam (LE), Ponche (LE)

*These have been oh-so-casually organised into Spring (HH), Summer (D), Autumn (RJ) and Winter (P). Ahem*

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Happy Hippy- My new all time favourite gel. There, I said it. It’s perfectly grapefruity- not too sour, not too sweet and the scent lasts forever.

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Dirty- This one is intensely menthol. It’s lovely, but it literally smells like tooth paste. It’s a bit much for this time of year but I can’t wait to use it when the weather warms up a little.

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Rose Jam- I love this scent so much. It’s my favourite bubble bar and one of the nicest shower gels I’ve tried too, I actually reviewed this a while ago. It’s limited edition and I think it’s gone (for now) but go and pick up the bubble bar!

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Ponche- This one’s released every year at Christmas and I can’t believe I never tried it before now! It’s smells delicious, it’s kind of a warm citrus scent.

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Angels On Bare Skin- Ok, I’ve only used this three times but I think I might be a little bit in love with it. I’ll do a better review soon (probably) but I’ve found that it leaves my sensitive/ oily (nightmare) skin feeling soothed, hydrated and ever so slightly less oily. It smells quite nice too, very floral and nature-y.

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Aqua Marina- I’ll admit it, I bought this because there were only love/ hate reviews. It’s a seaweed cleanser that claims to soak up excess oils and soothe the skin, which I thought sounded perfect for me. I have used this one once already as well and it seems to work quite nicely- but the smell. Oh my god, stay away from it. I don’t know why I find it so offensive because I love Lush’s seaweed soap, but to me this cleanser looks and smells like tuna. I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to continue to use it, but if you think you can stand the smell then definitely give it a try because it’s a really lovely cleanser.

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Mask of Magnaminty- I’VE FINALLY TRIED A LUSH FACE MASK OMG. This one smells like peppermint and is supposed to be great for breakouts and spots (of which I have had many, recently). I’ve only used it once but I really loved it and I reallyreallyreally want to try it out again.

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Cupcake- The face mask designed for teenage skin. I haven’t used this one yet but I’m so exited to! It smells like ever so slightly soapy chocolate cake- that’s a good thing, by the way. I’m currently debating whether I really do have to keep it in the fridge. The little black tub looks so pretty on my make-up cabinet!

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Grease Lightning- Again, I haven’t this yet but I thought it looked really interesting. I’ve only ever come across a couple of reviews but I seem to remember that they were very positive. I’ll hopefully have this in a review soon, too!

The Body Shop

*Currently 30% off everything online*

I logged onto The Body Shop the other day to order one item. ONE ITEM. And then I see a lovely little ‘Spend £50, get £25 Off’ sign on the homepage and it’s like I have absolutely no will power. NONE.

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Honey Bronzer- So here is the lovely item which I was originally going to buy. I’ve seen this featured in so many  ‘Favourite of 2013’ videos, and I can already see why. It’s the lightest matte bronzer I have ever found and I AM SO HAPPY.

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Lip Balms- Oh look at that, I bought ten new lip balms. What a surprise. I now own 37 lip balms (not including ones which I refuse to believe are lost). This is a genuine problem and I am worried for my own health- somebody comfort me.

*UPDATE- my mom just asked me to order her all these lip balms because she loves them. It’s nice to understand but also worrying because it’s clearly a hereditary disease.*

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Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel and Body Mist- And so begins my obsession with the Body Shop Pink Grapefruit. With Grapefruit scented things in general. Did you notice the Pink Grapefruit Lip Butter? Happy Hippy? They all smell beautiful.

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Tea Tree Lotion & Muslin Cloth- Finally, a few little boring things. My favourite moisturiser (if you have oily skin you simply have to try this) and a muslin cloth which is great for removing cleansers. Actually, it’s great with the Lush cleansers I was talking about.

And that’s everything! I’m actually really pleased with my sale shopping so far, I’m still waiting for some other things I’ve bought to arrive but this stuff is all awesome. Have you picked up anything good?

Also, I have to mention- this is the first time I’ve ordered from both Lush and The Body Shop (there are real shops literally seven minutes away from where I live) and I’ve been seriously impressed with them. With Lush I’m mainly just impressed with the super careful packaging- but they do charge a ridiculous amount for delivery which is slow and still ended up being to delivered in two parcels. The Body Shop, however, comes in a Body Shop Bag in a box, and literally arrives within the next two days with free shipping. A* to The Body Shop.

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