The Body Shop Seaweed Skincare | Review


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Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator £9.00 ‘Oil-balancing polish to deep cleanse pores and reveal smooth skin’. The scent of this exfoliator is somewhere between beachy and soapy, and I really don’t know how to describe it but I definitely like it. It’s smells far better than Lush’s Aqua Marina cleanser, in case your wondering, so don’t let the idea of seaweed flavoured skincare put you off. This exfoliator is quite harsh so I’ve only been using it once or twice a week, but when I do use it, I find it leaves my skin really soft, much brighter and far less oily. I absolutely love this and I’ll definitely be repurchasing it!

Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask £12– ‘Purifies, cleanses and controls excess oils’. This has been my first experience with clay masks (I’m not sure why, since I’m constantly complaining about having oily skin) and I absolute adore it. I’ve been using this every three days and my skin is definitely more in the ‘normal’ zone because of it- always a good thing! Like the exfoliator, this mask leaves my skin really soft and brightened, and the only thing that I don’t love about it is that because it dries, it’s kind of a pain to get of your face and sometimes the lid gets stuck. Apart from that, I think this mask is brilliant and I am completely obsessed with it.

Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream £10– ‘Moisturises dry areas, controls excess sebum and shine’. I’ve been using this moisturiser every single day since I bought it, and I think that pretty much says everything. I’ve never really liked the idea of moisturisers because of my oily skin, and apart from my occasional obsession with The Body Shop Tea Tree Moisturiser, I never really bothered. Apparently, this Day Cream has changed that- it’s hydrating (because even oily skin can be dehydrated, which is kind of confusing), soothing, and though it’s not 100% matte, it does leave a kind of natural, satin finish that’s nothing like the oiliness I get from other moisturisers. Love!

Have you tried any of The Body Shop’s Seaweed range?

Featured in The Body Shop hauls here and here, and Currently Loving #2.

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The Body Shop Haul


Again? Really?

40% off when you buy 4 or more products at The Body Shop

Theres a new range of Blueberry scented things at The Body Shop, and there’s hair chalk! Maybe just one more order… Can I? Do I have a problem? I think this is a problem. Anyway-

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Pink Grapefruit Body Butter…of course.

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Testing out some Chocomania– it smells utterly gorgeous.

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Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, so exited to try this! It smells really fresh and soapy.

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Pink Grapefruit and Shea Beautifying Oil– these seem pretty cool. I can’t wait to try these out on my hair, since I’ve just run out of my beloved L’oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil.

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Vitamin E Eye Cream, because I’m loving the matching Night Cream.

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Vitamin C Energising Face Spritz– I thought this would be good for throwing in my bag to use when I leave the house because that always makes me so goddamn stressed. It smells awesome, too.

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Some more Seaweed stuff, because I have horrendously oily skin, particularly when the Winter weather goes away.

Lush and The Body Shop Haul and The Body Shop Haul

What do you think of what I’ve picked up? Have you tried the hair chalks or the Blueberry range? I am this close to doing another order…

The Lush Post no.4- SOAP:)


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When I decided to do a ‘Lush Post’ series, I had already kind of decided that soap would be last. Lush soap, it’s just perfect. It’s beautiful. Bath bombs and bubble bars, for all their loveliness, last one, maybe two baths- soap is bloody immortal. As you can see in my talented photography above, I went through a phase of having to chop my soap into smaller pieces so it lasted longer. Needless to say, this was before I realised Lush soap is immortal.

http://www.lush.co.uk

I can’t believe I’m actually writing the last in a series of posts! So weird:) Kind of like an almost-two- months-of-blogging anniversary, I guess:) Well, it’s the last Lush Post for now, one day if I have more than two shower gels and I try the face masks and makeup, maybe they’ll be another one. Let me know if there are any of the above I should try!

ANYWAY.

Here are my top-8 Lush soaps (Yup. Eight. I couldn’t narrow it down)-

1)      OK, number one Lush soap is and always will be Honey I Washed the Kids. Always. Alwaysalwaysalways.

Honey I Washed the Kids

I’ve rambled about it in practically every Lush/ Soap and Glory post I’ve ever written, as you may have noticed;) It smells bloody amazing, it’s really sweet without being overpowering and it’s almost kind of got an earthy undertone. I really can’t describe smells, meh. And it totally looks beautiful, if you’re lucky, you get a piece with an exfoliating honey comb side on it.

2)      Ice Blue.

I totally completely love the smell of mint. I’m really varied with this sort of stuff, most people only like sweet or minty or earthy or whatever, but I just love anything:) Anyway, this smells amazing. It’s really refreshing and I used to love using it in Summer, you know, when we used to have Summer in England. This one is one of my favourite colours too, which is actually what made me want it in the first place:)

3)      Porridge.

Porridge

If you have a quick look at the picture above, you might be able to see the neatly wrapped up cube labelled ‘Porridge’. I know this sounds so weird, because it’s really a love/hate smell, but I love the smell of porridge. Hate eating it, but LOVELOVELOVE the smell. Is that weird? Let me know:) But anyway, this one has little exfoliating grains in it, and it can be a bit too scrubby, but I love it anyway. It smells really sweet- It’s a bit like Honey I Washed the Kids actually. I love using this soap with Think Pink bath bomb, they go together so well. Is it weird to melt soap into your bath to make it smell nice?

4)      Sea Vegetable.

Sea Vegetable

Hell yes. Seaweed in a soap. I did warn you that my sense of smell is very varied. We can add salty to the list now, woohooooo:) But seriously, this soap. OMG. It smells gorgeous and it looks gorgeous and there are two huge, still wrapped pieces of it in my picture.

5)      Sultana of Soap.

Sultana of Soap

Yeah, I know, it creeped me out too. Fruit? Actual, real fruit, rather than the flavour of? REAL FRUIT IN A SOAP. DANGER. DANGER. But no, it smells lovely:) the consistency and texture and look of it actually reminds me a lot of Porridge, but I’m not sure if that’s because I got them at around the same time. Anyway, still smells, pardon the pun, lush.

6)      Miranda.

And not just because series 1 and 2 or Miranda are bloody brilliant (although I was slightly let down by series 3, there was one episode which was hilarious). I was talking Miranda Hart the sitcom, not Miranda the soap just them. AND NOW I AM BACK TO MIRANDA THE SOAP. Sorry about that short burst of insanity just there, I just had four desserts. It’s a buffet. In case you’re wondering, I generally type my posts in the evening, and then post them in the morning. GOD, ANYWAY. This soap looks proper gorgeous. It’s so pretty! And it smells all fruity and stuff:) I love all the coloured chunks in it. There’s a wrapped piece of it in my picture.

7)      The Godmother- Smells ridiculously yummy.

The Godmother

Like strawberry laces, but a bit more grown up, kind of. UGH, CAN’T DESCRIBE SCENTS. It’s dark pink and lovely, and covered in gold glitter. So pretty:) I always thought this was a Christmas soap, but clearly not.

8)      Karma-

Karma

because I’ve talked about it so many times, and it’s so fundamentally ‘Lush’ to me, that it can’t not be included. It smells really earthy and cinnamony, which isn’t the best smell in the world, but I still like it. If you like Karma soap, try Karma solid perfume, which I talked about in The Lush Post 3.

And that’s my top 8 soaps! Let me know what yours are, especially if it’s one of these:

Figs and Leaves, Snowglobe, Dirty, Mud Flats or Sexy Peel:) which are, of course, the ones I still want to try:)

If there are any other Lush products you think I should try and do a Lush Post about, prettyplease let me know, I love having a reason to go shopping!:)

More soapy stuff:

TEENAGE SKIN: THE DILEMMAS AND THE SOLUTIONS

The Lush Post no.3

Thursday Things(:  The Lush Post 2.
hell yeah it’s friday. The Lush Post 1.
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